Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Aron C Aldridge, Jr, 67, Lecanto, FL
Aron Charles Aldridge, Jr., 67, Leccanto passed away June 23, 2016 at home under the care of his family and HPH Hospice. Aron was born in Long Beach, CA on Dec 2, 1948 to the late Aron C. Aldridge, Sr and Nedra Hardee Aldridge. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during the VietNam war and was an accomplished Firefighter and Paramedic, having been employed by the Hallendale, FL Fire & Rescue. He enjoyed spending time with his family, snorkeling, riding his Harley, and being a jokester, always trying to make people laugh. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his wife, Denise and two children, Aron C. Aldridge, III, Ashley Engler, son in law, Dave Engler, and 3 grandchildren, Riley Aldridge and Maddy and Carsen Engler. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:30 PM with the U.S. Marine Corp Detachment in charge. Friends may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home to visit with the family on Friday at 12:30 PM, where the procession will depart for the cemetetery at 1:45 PM. Memorials in Aron's memory are being accepted by Hernando-Pasco Hospice.


Kimberly Andre, 45, Citrus Springs, FL
Kimberly Jean Andre, age 45 ,Citrus Springs, lost her life in a tragic accident Wednesday night, June 8, 2016 at 9:27pm. This beautiful soul is flying with god now and is in his hands. Some of us may not understand nor ever understand, its something very hard to comprehend but God needed her more than we did. Kim lived her life to the fullest and was such a happy go lucky person. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone she possibly could. Kim was a women who could walk in a room and light up everyone's face with smiles and laughter. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Kim was a best friend, a mother, a wife, and so much more. Kimberly had 3 beautiful children Samantha Difranco(18), Alex Difranco(18), and Kenny Difranco(14). Kim had a wonderful husband Keith Andre(50). Her family was her everything, Its how she survived. Kim's family was and is her heart and soul as was she to them and now she is there special guardian angel. She is rejoicing with the lord now in his kingdom more happier then she could ever be. Kim enjoyed to go fishing, go mudding, go and watch the sunset (with her husband), spend time on the water, and spend time with her friends and family. She was defiantly an outdoors person. Our redneck woman. Her mother and father Joanna Coyne and James Desnoyer loved her very much and created an amazing person. Along with her sister Jennifer Polizos. She will be missed for ever and never forgotten. Everyone loved her and if you didn't you didn't know what kind of person you were missing. It is a difficult time on everyone her friends, her family and all the people who adored her. She is now looking upon us, guiding us, and hoping the best for us. She will forever be in our hearts, our minds, and she will forever leave her mark. We will all make her proud. Her favorite places would have to be Fort Island Trail Beach where she would go and watch the sunset with her husband Keith Andre who had made her a very happy women. The forest where she would ride the trails forever and her home where she would come home see her family and just relax. Rest in peace and spread your wings and fly high. WE LOVE YOU KIM FOREVER AND YOU WILL FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS MOMMY, WIFE, FRIEND, AND NOW OUR GURDIAN ANGEL. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Robert Angelotti, 88, Inverness, FL
Robert Angelotti, age 88, of Inverness, FL died June 3, 2016 at his residence while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Robert was born on October 30, 1927 in New York, NY to the late Joseph and Julia (Consalvo) Angelotti. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. After his military service, Robert went on to work as a Scientist for the U.S. Public Health Service. He was married to his loving wife, Carolyn, for 62 years until her passing on July 13, 2010. Robert had lived in Citrus County for 33 years after relocating from Potomac, MD - the Washington, D.C. area. He was the President of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 776 for nine years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, reading, painting and cooking. Robert was also a skilled woodworker and made beautiful furniture. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons: Phillip Angelotti of St. Leonard, MD, Robert William Angelotti and his wife Barbara of Manassas, VA; daughter: Christine Angelotti Moore and her husband Timothy of St. Leonard, MD; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Gene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gene M Asbury, 86, Floral City, FL
Gene M. Asbury, 86, Floral City died June 29, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. A native of Charleston, WV, he was born December 29, 1929 to the late Daniel and Helen (McClanahan) Asbury and came to Citrus County in 1983 from Melbourne, FL. Gene was a retired commercial pilot, instructor, mechanic, and fixed base operator and served our country in the U.S. Air Force. His passion was flying but he also enjoyed playing cards, reading, and spending time on the computer. He was a member of Oviedo Masonic Lodge No. 243. Gene is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rozella Walters Asbury, Floral City, FL; 1 daughter, Sandra Kay Gathers, Melbourne, FL; 4 sisters, Frances Bailey, Carol West, Susan Asbury, and Katherine McCann, all of Inverness; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Jean Jenkins, a brother, Ronald Asbury, and a sister, Marilyn Sue Asbury. Graveside services with military honors, will be conducted Tuesday, July 5th at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, with VFW Post #7122 officiating. There will be no calling hours, the procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home at 9:15 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: American Lung Assoc., 8950 Dr Martin Luther King Street No., Suite 205, St Petersburg, FL 33702 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Lois L Bame, 79, Hernando, FL
Lois Lucile Bame, 79, of Hernando passed away June 10, 2016 in Munroe Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Bame is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, John Bame, their four daughters (Valerie Bame Frasard of Clermont, Sandy Oglesby of Chiefland, Patricia Burnett of Beverly Hills, and Melanie Burger of Ocala), their eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three beloved family pets.  Mrs. Bame was born in Adrian, MI on March 10, 1937 to the late William and Hazel Merrick.  Mr. and Mrs. Bame relocated to Florida, finally settling in Citrus County in 1979.  Mrs. Bame spent her career serving the community as a dedicated office receptionist in a local dental office.  Mrs. Bame led a life characterized by her devoted and generous spirit.  After retirement, Mrs. Bame enjoyed donating her time to those in need – especially valuing the time she spent volunteering with Meals on Wheels.  She later returned to work to assist with her family’s private ambulance service.  Mrs. Bame continued to enjoy working for the family business until the week before her passing.   The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory will be assisting the family with private arrangements with the Florida National Cemetery to celebrate Mrs. Bame’s life, love, and memory. 


James H Barnes,Sr., 66, Inverness, FL
James Harold Barnes, Sr, age 66 of Inverness passed away at home on June 6, 2016. Jim was born in Leesburg, FL to the late Glenn and Audrey (Seay) Barnes on Dec 18, 1949 and came to Inverness in 1969 from Webster, FL. He was a Maintenance Supervisor for the Key Training Center for 20 years and was of the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed drag racing, working on cars, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Left to mourn his loss are his wife of 47 years, Lena Whitton Barnes; 2 children, James H. Barnes Jr. of Crystal River and Cynthia Barnes of Inverness; 4 brothers, Bruce, Curtis, and Marvin Barnes, all of Webster; Gary Barnes of Bushnell, FL; 1 sister, Ann Harris of Webster, FL; 3 grandchildren, Savannah and Audrey Barnes and Briana Hoover. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 11th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home & Crematory with Mr. Lucky Whitton officiating. Cremation arrangements will follow. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by either of the Hospice organizations in Citrus County or the Key Training Center.


Wayne D Bass, 71, Floral City, FL
Wayne D. Bass, 71 of Floral City, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, in Inverness. Wayne was born in St. Petersburg, FL on September 13, 1944 to the late Madison and Mary (Anderson) Bass. He came here in 1975 from Clearwater, FL. Wayne was a concrete sub-contractor for many years and was the original owner of WD's Pub and WD's restaurant in Inverness. Among his family and friends, Wayne was known for his collecting of "unique items". He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Susan (Canfield) Bass; his son, William "Billy" Bass and his wife Martha, of Floral City; his daughter Elizabeth "Libby" Jones and her husband Tad of Floral City; his grandchildren: Andru, Michael, Tiffany, Stephanie, Justin, Kelsey and Kaitlin and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Bass. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harter T Becker, 94, Inverness, FL
Harter T. "Mooney" Becker, 94, Inverness passed away May 8, 2016 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Mr. Becker was born in Jeannette, PA on April 8, 1922 to the late John and Idella (Stough) Becker and came here in 1995 from Clearwater, FL. He was a graduate of Jeannette PA High School and served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He was a Firecontrol Man 3rd Class, serving on destroyer escort boats in the Atlanic Theatre Operations. He worked at the Elliett Company in Jeannette as a Service Parts Clerk for over 43 years, was a substiture teacher at Withlohochee Vo-Tech in Inverness; taught wood carving at the Whispering Pines Park; was a Life Member of High Park, PA Fire Dept (founding member); Life Member of the DAV, VFW, American Legion, and Sons of The Revolution. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Clara (Klingensmith) Becker; 3 children, Vickie Evans, Winchester, VA, Sana Ditommaso of Erie, PA , and Ronald Becker of Westmoreland County, PA; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Military services will be conducted from Florida National Cemetery on Friday, May 13th at 2:00 PM. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Anthony M Benoit, 68, Inverness, FL
Anthony Mark "Buster" Benoit, 68 of Inverness, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in Marrero, Lousiana on October 5, 1947 to the late John and Eleonor (Dabria) Benoit. Buster came to Citrus County in 1999 from Tampa, FL. He was a certified welder, a US Air Force veteran and a member of the Temple Terrace Masonic Lodge #330. Buster is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Lee Benoit; his son, Anthony M. "Toby" Benoit, Jr.of Inverness; his daughter, Michelle Triplett, Dade City, FL; one grandchild and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son John and daughter Terry Lynn. Graveside services for Buster will be conducted on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Tampa with Ron Crager, officiating. Military Honors will follow provided by the MacDill Honor Guard.


David L Bentz, 50, Inverness, FL
David Lance Bentz, age 50 died June 15th, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born Aug 30, 1965 to the late Robert W. and Margaret (Evanko) Bentz and came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Brandon, FL. He worked in the beverage industry. Survivors include his brother Robert Christopher Bentz of Ocala and nieces and nephews. His father, Robert died Nov 29, 2012 and his mother, Margaret on Feb 11, 2016. Private cremation arrangements with the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Darlene A Bielech, 73, Inverness, FL
Darlene Ann Bielech, 73, Inverness passed away suddenly at home on June 11, 2016. Darlene was born in Chicago, IL on June 4, 1943 to the late Lawrence and Mary (Mandel) Murphy and came to Citrus County in 1994 from Clearwater, Florida. She owned and operated Darlene's Two Men And A Truck Moving Service for over 20 years along with her husband, Raymond Bielech. He died Nov. 14, 2014 after 47 years of marriage. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn her loss are her 1 sister, Lenore Khollman; 3 children: Keith (Janet) Bielech, Kary Rivera and Korine Poczatko; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 1 great niece, 10 great nephews, and 2 great great nieces. Her life will be remembered at a funeral service on Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Parish officiating. Entombment will follow at The Fountains Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 5-7 PM


Carolyn C Bogert, 68, Floral City, FL
Carolyn C. Bogert, 68, of Floral City, FL passed away June 15, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Jackson, TN on September 15, 1947 to the late James C. and Hazel (Wyatt) Carter. Carolyn arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Tennessee, and was a clerk for the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office. She enjoyed life, and spending time with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Thomas Bogert, and one brother, Terry Carter. Survivors include her children William L. Judy, Jr. of Winder, GA, and Jennifer L. Stinson of Athens, GA; sisters Jean Dennison of Jackson, TN, and Virginia Allan of Palmetto, FL; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arranagements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Franklin D Boles, 82, Crystal River, FL
Franklin D. Boles, Age 82, died May 24th, 2016. He was born in Florala, Alabama to J.C. and Ada Boles. He moved to Citrus County in 1971 after retiring with 20 years in the Navy as "Senior Chief Radioman". His work and appearance in Navy was rated as "Exemplary". Served on USS Botetourt, Navradsta, USS Spiegel Grove, Phiboptraulant, Navamphibase, USS Arneb, Comphibron Six, and FAW-5, NAS, NORVA. He worked and volunteered as D.J. on christian radio for 17 years and served as choir director and Sunday School Superintendent at his church. He also worked for Withlacoochee Electric in Crystal River as Senior Warehouseman for 27 years. He was a loving, kind, and generous man who always worked hard and helped others. Frank always had time to play sports with his kids or give advice. He was preceded in death by son Dennis Boles in Kuwait and daughter, Cynthia Boles. He is survived by his wife, Diane; sisters Helen, Gale, and Barbara; brothers, Larry and Jimmy Ray Boles. His children, daughter Linda, and son Frank Boles, Jr.; step children, Kathy Stanfield, Bill Mitchell, Darryl Mitchell, and Darrin Mitchell; numerous nieces & nephews; 18 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; first wife, Mary Boles. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 AM from the Homosassa Church of God with Pastor Ron Hooper officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at The Fountains Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


Glenn W Bomke, 66, Inverness, FL
Glenn W. Bomke, 66 of Inverness, passed away at his home on May 24, 2016. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey on October 22, 1949. His family called Clearwater, Florida their home for many years before moving to Citrus County. Glenn graduated Clearwater High School in 1967. Glenn served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 where he was a Sergeant working in the Auto Flight Systems. After leaving the Air Force, he went to St. Petersburg College, studying Architecture. He started his family with Joanne in Claifornia where he worked for GTE. After leaving California in 1985, his family moved to Citrus County where he worked for the County IT Department, the Citrus Hills IT and later owned his own computer consulting company. Glenn is survived by his two children, son, Erich W. Bomke of British Columbia, Canada and daughter Lauren D. Bomke of Chicago, Illinois. Also his brother, Jeff E. Bomke of Gasquet, California and sister, Patricia B. Ray of Crystal River, Florida, as well as so many friends that he considered family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary O. Bomke in 1980, his father, Earl W. Bomke in 1989, and his sister Mary Craven in 2008. Glenn spent his life Passionate about his children, computers, golfing, and socializing. He will surely me missed. A Celebration of Life ceremony for Glenn will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness on Saturday, June 4th at 1:00 PM. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time. Following the service, everyone is invited to gather at Beef 'O Brady's, in Inverness.


Bertha M Borgert, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Bertha M. Borgert, age 72, of Beverly Hills, FL, died April 30, 2016. Bertha was born on April 12, 1944 in Bay City, MI to Amanda (Amore) and the late Mylo Jenereaul. She made Citrus County her home in 2003 after relocating from Bonita Springs, FL. Bertha was married to her loving husband, Charles Borgert for 28 years until his passing on July 18, 2011. She was an extremely talented artist and excelled at making stained glass. Bertha had her own studio while living in Bonita Springs and sold many of her beautiful creations there. She also loved working in her yard and spent many hours tending to her plants and flowers. Those left to mourn Bertha's passing are her daughter: Tamera Foster of Jacksonville, FL; her mother: Amanda Skurka of Burton, MI; her brother: Mylo Jenereaul and his wife Lisa of Mesquite, NV; two sisters: Myra Jane Smith and her husband Lee of Duluth, GA, Darlene Richards of Flint, MI; her grandchildren, Marcea Futch and her husband Josh, and Lauren Foster; and great-grandchildren: Madelynn Futch and Wesson Futch; nieces: Trista White, Kim Gatz and nephews: Mylo Jenereaul III and Shawn Richards. Bertha will be laid to rest and a graveside service will be conducted at Flint Memorial Park in Mt. Morris, MI at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Joseph Camino, 89, Bushnell, FL
Joseph Camino, age 89, of Bushnell, FL died June 18, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on September 19, 1926 in Vineland, NJ to the late Michael and Palmina (Di Tamasso) Camino. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. After his military service, Joseph went on to work as a service technichian for the RCA company for many years. In 1975, Joseph married Shirley Zinn with whom he shared 40 wonderful years of marriage. 31 years ago, they made Florida their home after relocating from Vineland, NJ. Joseph was a skilled repairman and technichian and greatly enjoyed tinkering with electronics in his spare time. He truly loved learning new things. Joseph enjoyed the advancements made in technology and how easily and quickly one could obtain new facts, information and knowledge. He loved learning about new things any chance he could get. Joseph also liked to travel. He especially enjoyed the drive up to New Jersey to visit his friends and family. In addition to his loving wife Shirley, Joseph is survived by one daughter: Jodi Camino-Bailey and her husband, Paul of Webster, FL; brother: Paul Camino and his wife Carmella of Rosenhayn, NJ; and sister: Mary Olmo of Vineland, NJ. Joseph's urn will be laid to rest in New Jersey at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Eleanor E Campbell, 89, Beverly Hills, FL
Eleanor E. Campbell, 89, Beverly Hills passed away July 2, 2016 in the Citrus Hills Health & Rehab Center in Hernando. Mrs Campbell was born in Detroit, MI on March 24, 1927 to the late Walter and Mabel (Marks) Van Slyck and moved here from Detroit, MI in 1984. She was a homemaker and a communicant of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. She enjoyed her flowers and gardening. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Joseph E. Campbell, Beverly Hills; her son, Gary J. and his wife, Calah of Jacksonville; her daughter, Susan Porto and husband Charles of Torrance, CA. 3 grandchildren, Adam, Chad, and Kyle; 3 great grandchildren, Grace, Jacob, and Marissa. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul on May 30, 2004. Friends and family are invited to attend A Requiem Eucharist Service for Eleanor at St Margaret's Episcopal Church on Friday, July 8th at 10:00 AM with Fr. Eugene Reuman, Celebrant. Inurnment will be at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Eleanor's memory are being accepted by Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf To Lake Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461 or the St. Margaret's Memorial Fund.


Milton A Cardenas, 76, Inverness, F
Milton Alberto Cardenas, 76, Inverness passed away at home May 29, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mr Cardenas was born on May 19, 1940 in Guayaquil, Ecuador to the late Alberto and Lastenia (Roha) Cardenas and moved to Citrus County in 2006 after retiring from the General Motors Plant in Romulas, MI with 35 years of service as a tool and die maker. He was of the Catholic Faith. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sandra (Hatfield) Cardenas; 2 sons, Milton N. Cardenas of St Clair Shores, MI and Javeico Cardenas of Royal Oak, MI; 3 daughters, Sandra Cardenas and Clara Alfes, both of Lake Mary, FL; Heydee Blair of Boca Raton, FL; 3 brothers Alberto Cardenas and Angel Cardenas both of Ecuador, Carlos Cardenas of Troy, MI; 2 sisters: Betty Torres and Rosa Bobadilla both of Ecuador; six grandchildren; also surviving are his 3 step children, 6 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be offered Friday, June 10th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Richard T Carroll, 71, Floral City, FL
Richard Talbot Carroll, 71, Floral City passed away in the Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Tampa on May 31, 2016. Richard was born in Brooksville, Fl on Jan. 13, 1945 to A.T. and Lucille (Murphy) Carroll and lived in Citrus County his whole life. He graduated from Citrus High School (Class of 1963) , joined his father's business and served as the President of Carroll Contracting & Ready Mix from 1978 until his retirement in 1992. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, his passion being hunting, fishing, and NASCAR racing. Left to mourn their loss are his wife of 51 years, Marion (Stewart) Carroll; his son, Stewart Carroll and his wife, Terri of Bushnell; 1 sister, Peggy Hartman and her husband, Larry of Floral City; his Father, A.T. Carroll and his wife Ida Mae of Ozello, FL; 4 grandchildren, C.J. Carroll and wife Courtney; Dylan Carroll; Justin Carroll and wife Kelsey, and Ty Carroll; 2 great grandchildren, Aria and Mila Carroll. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Lucille Carroll, his son, Richard "Travis" Carroll (7-11-2015) and his brother, John Carroll in 1949. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Steve King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday, (this evening) from 6-8 PM. Plaque to: Marion Carroll, 9580 So. Clear Springs Drive, Floral City, FL 34436


Consuela Collins, 79, Inverness, FL
Consuela Kennedy Collins, 79, Inverness passed away May 14, 2016 at the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Inverness. Mrs Collins was born November 22, 1936 in Lake Butler, FL to the late James and Fayree (Brown) Kennedy and moved here in 1973 from Bartow, FL. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at the Inverness Primary School and also in Polk County. She is survived by her husband, B.J. Collins whom she married on September 8, 1956; two sons, Craig K. Collins of Crystal River and Clinton B. Collins of Inverness; 2 grandchildren, Holly and Zachary Collins. In additon to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Prevatt. At Consuela's request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation arrangements are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Citrus Co. Abuse Shelter (CASA) or The New Church Without Walls. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Sandra J Darling, 75, Floral City, FL
Sandra Jean Darling, age 75, of Floral City, FL died June 9, 2016 at her residence while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Sandra was born on December 28, 1940 in Geneva, IL to the late William and Agnes (Holdorf) Heine. She was married to Jerome Darling for 43 years until his passing on August 23, 2015. In 1994, Sandra made Citrus County her home after relocating from Wisconsin. She was a Catholic by faith. Sandra had been employed as a travel agent which afforded her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout her lifetime. She was a member of the Inverness Country Club and enjoyed playing golf. In her spare time she also enjoyed playing tennis, doing crosswords and puzzle books. Sandra was known to be a doting grandmother to her grandchildren. Those left to mourn her passing are three sons: Paul "PJ" (Patricia) White of Batavia, IL; William Scott (Kelly) Darling of Charlotte, NC; Jay Darling of Vancouver, WA; one daughter: Sharon Darling of San Bernadino, CA; one brother: William Heine; one sister: Alice Ann Friedrich; and four grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Mary L Eldridge, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary Louise Eldridge, 94 of Beverly Hills, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Brentwood Health Center in Lecanto. Born on November 2, 1921, in Washington, DC to the late Charles E. and Ayla C. (Bledsoe) Stickel, she came here in 2008 from Gaithersburg, MD. Mary Louise was raised in Washington, D.C. After graduating from McKinley Tech High School in 1939, she worked at miscellaneous jobs (she was even literally chased around the desk once by a boss!), while taking business courses at night. She started working at Acacia Life Insurance Co. in 1940 but left after 2 years to marry Bob, a newly commissioned Second Lt. in the Army Air Force. They were married in Tampa, FL on August 10, 1942, and lived in that area for 1 year. When Bob received his orders to serve overseas, she moved back home with her mother for the duration of World War II, during which time their first son was born. Mary was a "stay at home Mom" doing all the volunteer things that moms do, including teaching Sunday School, helping in the church office and in the elementary school. She also helped with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and in later years enjoyed babysitting for her grandchildren. For 3 years she worked in the church office as the Financial Secretary but resigned when Bob Retired so that they would be free to travel. She enjoyed collecting dolls and expanded the collection started by Bob for their daughter Cheryl over 50 years ago from his many trips overseas. Mary also had a paperweight collection, including one she made herself. She and Bob bought a condo in Ocean City, MD in 1983 and enjoyed many wonderful days on the beach with friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl A. Craig of Beverly Hills, FL; sons: Robert F. (Barbara Jean) Eldridge of Boyds, Maryland; Kenneth P. (Donna) Eldridge of Cody, Wyoming; her brother, William H. Stickel, Vienna, VA; grandchildren: Jennifer Skates, Steven Craig, Sara and Matt Eldridge; great grandchildren: Flynn and Oliver Skates; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Col. Robert F. Eldridge, Ret. in 2005, her brother Charles Stickel, sister Helen Barclay and her son-in-law, Bruce Craig. Funeral services for Mary will be conducted on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Mary Gestrich of the Floral City United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Burial will be at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, with her husband, Robert. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the charity of your choosing in Mary's honor.


Paul J Elie, Jr., 83, Homosassa, FL
Paul Joseph Elie, Jr., 83, of Homosassa, FL passed away July 5, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. He was employed by the town of Hampstead, Long Island, NY as a surveyer, and retired after 27 years as a Field Engineer. Paul arrived in this area in 1994, coming from New York, and was a Roman Catholic by faith. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, dining at good restaurants, and was well liked by everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Anna Elie. He is survived by his beloved son, Daniel Elie of Long Beach, NY;and his loving sisters Blanche Frazier and Lorraine Krueger. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Sharon S Estocada, 72, Inverness, FL
Sharon S. Estocada, age 72, of Inverness, FL died May 12, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Sharon was born on November 25, 1943, in Tampa, FL to the late Charles and Isabell (Wardle) Stanley. She was married to her loving husband, Daniel Estocada, for ten years until his passing on June 24, 1990. In 2006, Sharon made Citrus County her home after relocating from Pasco County. She was employed as a Tuberculosis Control Technician for the State of Florida for a number of years but, also had her own produce stand in Pasco County before she moved to Citrus County. A Baptist by faith, Sharon enjoyed gardening and cooking in her spare time. She also liked playing Bingo and computer games. Sharon will be remembered as a loving person and wonderful mother. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her precious memory are her daughters: Jacklyn Fisher and her husband, Eugene, of Inverness, FL, Amy Estocada and her husband, Brian Milliken, of New Port Richey, FL; four grandchildren; and her brother: J.W. Stanley of Tampa, FL. In addition to her husband, Sharon was preceded in death by four brothers: Donald Stanley, Gerald Stanley, Richard Stanley and Charles Stanley, Jr. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Frances J Evey, 87, Inverness, FL
Frances J. Evey, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away July 23, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. She was born in Tallahassee, FL on March 19, 1929 to the late Theron and Frances (Davis) Marshall. Frances was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Sulva, NC. She was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed sewing, reading, music, and dancing. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 70 years, Walker S. Evey, Jr. Other survivors include her children Wlaker L evey and his wife Virginia of Springfield, VA, Cindy Deja Mason and Mari-Jo Shepherd and her husband Jim of Floral City, FL, half brother Thomas Marshall of Falls Church, VA, 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchldren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Marshall. Services for Frances will be private. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


John W Geers, 75, Inverness, FL
John William Geers, age 75, of Inverness, died May 12, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. John was born on August 23, 1940 in Sedalia, MO to the late George and Sue (Amfahr) Geers. He was married to his loving wife, Mary, for 42 years until her passing in 2003. Throughout his life, John was employed as a Heat Treat Engineer for Caterpillar Farm Equipment. He resided in Illinois for a number of years before moving to Largo, FL and eventually made Citrus County his home in 2005. John was a Catholic by faith and a fan of all Florida sports teams. He was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and enjoyed golfing in his spare time. John was an excellent bowler and is an honorable member of the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in Aurora, IL. Those left to mourn his passing are his sons: Michael (Shelly) Geers of Garrettsville, OH, Patrick Geers of Floral City, FL, and Phillip Geers of Pinellas County, FL; four grandchildren: Ryan, Adam, Courtney and Katie; five great-grandchildren: Haley, Destiny, Jasmine, Gage and Dylan; and his aunt: Roselynn Utech of Ponco City, OK. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Raymond J Grabarczyk, 86, Hernando, FL
Raymond John Grabarczyk, age 86, of Hernando, FL died May 28, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. Raymond was born January 8, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI to the late John A. and Sophie M. (Warczinski) Grabarczyk. He proudly served his county as an Air Force Sergeant and was a Veteran of the Korean War. After earning his B.A. at Marquette University, Raymond was employed as a Sales Engineer for Harnischfeger Machinery Manufacturers for 26 years. In 1980, he made Citrus County his home after moving from Coral Springs, FL. A Catholic by faith, Raymond was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He was also a member of the Inverness Country Club, Citrus Hills Country Club and the Inverness Elks Club. Those left to mourn his passing are his loving wife, Rhea Grabarczyk of Hernando, FL; his sister: Gerry Czarnik of Milwaukee, WI; nephew: Scott Czarnik and his wife Joy of Lisbon, WI; niece: Nancy Dyszelski and her husband Andy of Waukesha, WI; and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley on February 19, 2005. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date from the Max A. Sass and Sons Funeral Home in Milwaukee, WI. Raymond's urn will be laid to rest at St. Adelberts' Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Roberta R Gregoire, 79, Hernando, FL
Roberta “Bobbie” R. Gregoire, 79 of Hernando Florida formally of Westbrook and Gorham Maine, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 21st at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. The daughter of Earl and Lillian Hudson she was born on March 5, 1937 in Westbrook ME, she attended schools in Westbrook where she graduated from Westbrook High School in 1955. Bobbie worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Saunders Brothers in Westbrook Maine and as a legal secretary at UNUM in South Portland Maine where she retired from UNUM. She is survived by husband Robert “Bob”, her high school sweetheart. They were married on May 3rd, 1958 at St. Hyacinths’ Church in Westbrook and just celebrated their 58th anniversary. They settled in Gorham ME, she and husband Bob travelled extensively including special trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Australia and Europe.  They loved to snowmobile and were long time members of the Gorham Sno-Goers snowmobile club and also rode a motorcycle for many years. The two once embarked on a 6 week motorcycle trip across the United States. Once she and Bob retired they were snowbirds between Gorham ME and later moved to Casco ME where they resided at Point Sebago and Hernando FL, they later became permanent residents of Florida, although she always considered Maine her home. Bobbie also loved to travel to Florida with her grandkids & took them on many trips. She was a wonderful and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She loved having family and friends over for Christmas Brunch and would spend weeks preparing, she would spend many hours shopping for just the right gift for everyone; she loved to go all out for Christmas. Bobbie is also survived by her children, son Stephen and daughter-in-law Kim Gregoire of Hollis ME, grandchildren Derrick, Deanna and Robert Gregoire, great granddaughters Cassidy Prescott & Addison Cloyd, son James Gregoire of Gorham ME, grandson Dustin Gregoire, daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Stephen Stiles of Standish ME, grandchildren, Stephanie Stiles Brockman and husband Adam, Jarred Stiles and great grandchildren Lillian and Levi Brockman as well as many nieces and nephews.Bobbie is predeceased by her brothers, Earl Hudson, Herbert Hudson, Richard Hudson and sisters Marie Hudson and Drusilla Armstrong and survived by brother Robert Hudson and sister Sandra Delcourt. Donations may be made in Bobbie’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease Research 22512 Gateway Center Dr. P.O. Box 1950 Clarksburg MD 20871-1950 or Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast P.O. Box 641270 Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Adelaide H Haimbaugh, 97, Inverness, FL
Adelaide H. Haimbaugh, age 97, passed away on May 1, 2016 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Adelaide was born on August 20, 1918 in Pontiac, MI to the late George and Adelaide (Bilas) Scott. She was married to her loving husband, Alonzo J. Haimbaugh for 52+ years until his passing on March 14, 1994. In 1972, Adelaide and Alonzo made Citrus County their home after relocating from Pinellas County. She was a devout Jehovah's Witness and was a member of the Kingdom's Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Inverness South Congregation. Adelaide loved to teach the truth about the Bible to others. In her spare time she loved to paint and spend time with her family. She will be remembered as a caring and wonderful mother. Those left to mourn Adelaide's passing and cherish her precious memory are five sons: Alonzo (Suzanne) Haimbaugh, Jr., Mack (Carol) Haimbaugh, Ray (Sharon) Haimbaugh, David (Kathy) Haimbaugh, and Hal (Sherry) Haimbaugh; three daughters: Addie Fields, Nancy (George) Rehm, and Laura Arnold; one sister, Patty, and one brother Leonard; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private arrangements.


James G Hall, 75, Ocala, FL
James G. Hall, 75, of Ocala, FL passed away July 23, 2016 at Legacy House in Ocala. He was born on October 10, 1940 in Wauwatosa, WI to the late Eddie and Edna (Waller) Hall. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Illinois. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing, and going on cruises. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Jeanette Hall. James is also survived by his daughters Linda A. Mattingly and her husband Joseph of Inverness, and Catherine J. Hall of Wilmington, DE; and grandchildren Hannah and Abbigale Mattingly. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Helen K Hallberg, 84, Beverly Hills, FL
Helen K. Hallberg, aged 84, passed away on April 25 in Inverness, Florida. One of 9 Children, she spent her formative years in Chicago, attending events at the Aragon Ballroom and attending other events in the city. It was on one of these excursions, while taking in a Theatre On The Lake performance, where she met the love of her life, Herb Hallberg. After a few years of dating, they were married in December of 1950. A few years later, Helen gave birth to the second great love of her life, Herb Jr., in 1955. Over the years, Helen and family followed her wanderlust both on vacation(visiting such exotic destinations as Hong Kong, Alaska, and Hawaii), and in making her homestead(living in such far-flung places as New Jersey, California, Tennessee, and Florida). She is preceeded in death by her parents, 8 siblings, and husband, and is survived by her son, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Matt and Marie, and many nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Guy S Harris, 22, Floral City, FL
Guy Steven Harris, 22, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his childhood home in Floral City, FL on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Guy fell asleep and did not wake up this side of heaven, he got to meet Jesus at the dawn of sunrise. Attempts to revive him were futile as he was already in the arms of angels. We do not know what went wrong or why he was taken too soon but we find comfort in knowing he is in the presence of his Almighty Father. Guy was born on the afternoon of January 11,1994 in Ocala, FL and was a lifelong resident of the Floral City area. He was a 2012 alumni of Citrus High School where he lettered in tennis. He attended the College of Central Florida and Valencia where he earned an Associates degree in criminology. Guy had just been accepted into the University of South Florida where he would pursue a bachelor's degree in criminology. Guy was passionate about people and knew he was called to help others. He worked as a deli associate at Publix grocery store for over three years and also worked with his brother at Bass Pro Shops. He attended First Baptist Church of Floral City. Guy was happiest in the company of family and friends and was very people oriented. He had a smile that was infectious and a remarkably calm spirit. He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and skydiving. Guy was a cherished son, brother and uncle. He was a loving cousin and nephew and the best of friends to many. His memory is forever engraved within those who were lucky enough to know him. Guy was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wayne and Helen Rolph and by his paternal grandparents, Homer and Joan Harris. He is survived by his loving family: Parents, Steve and Pam Harris of Floral City, FL; siblings, Benjamin Lambright and his wife Lucy of Inverness, FL, Loretta Redrick and her husband Scott of Crystal River, FL, and Tim Monahan of Floral City, FL; many beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A celebration of life funeral service is scheduled for Saturday 3:00 pm at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the church from 2:00 pm until the hour of service. Internment will follow the services at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, is assisting the family with the arrangements.


Mary A Howard-Redman, 72, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Howard-Redman, age 72, of Inverness, FL died May 22, 2016 at West Marion Community Hospital in Ocala. Mary was born on May 23, 1943 in Centreville, AL to the late Collier and Maudie (Reach) Hubbard. She had been employed as a convenience store manager. In April 2013, Mary made Citrus County her home after moving from Riverview, FL. On December 7, 2015 she married her loving husband, Richard Redman. Mary had a "green thumb" and enjoyed gardening and growing flowers and vegetables. She was also a wonderful cook and was known for her incredible cornbread. In addition to her husband Richard, Mary is survived by her sister, Alma Ann Brock. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Annie M Husselton, 91, Inverness, FL
Annie Mae Husselton, 91, Inverness passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mrs Husselton was born in Houston, TX on June 7, 1925 to the late Ladislav and Bessie (Kostka) Silhan and came here in 1982 from North Carolina. She worked for Pan American Airways as a Secretary and was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Lecanto. Annie enjoyed gardening, especially raising orchids. She won several ribbons at the fair with her orchid entries. Additionally, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, and most importantly, studying God's Holy Word. Left to cherish her memory are two children, Karol Martin and her husband, Gene of Hayesville, NC and Kathie Anton and her husband Dennis of Inverness; two brothers, Leslie Silhan, Houston, TX and Jerry Silhan, Miami, FL; two grandchildren, Apryl Anton and Kane Martin; three great grandchildren, Dylan and Levi Martin and Jessica Masters. She was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy C. Husselton Oct. 10, 2003, her grandson, Travis Martin; one brother, Frank Silhan and three sisters, Bessie Chladek, Mary Lebr, and Frances Zimic. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, June 30th at 10:00 AM with Rev. Martin Hoffman, Providence Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Gideons International, Citrus Co. Camp, PO Box 1183, Crystal River, FL 34423 Plaque to: Kathie Anton, 2107 Byron St., Inverness, FL 34453


Vera I Irons, 93, Dunnellon, FL
Vera I. Irons, age 93, of Dunnellon, FL died June 2, 2016 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando. Vera was born on September 24, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH to the late John and Iva (Day) Younger. In 1945, she proudly served her country as a member of the United States Navy and worked in communications. After her military service, Vera worked as a beautician. In 1971, she made Citrus County her home after relocating from Erlanger, KY. She spent a great deal of her spare time gardening and grew beautiful flowers and wonderful vegetables. Vera also loved to read and was a great cook. She had a special love for her cockatiel bird, Wally. Vera will be remembered as a great and loving mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn her passing are her two children: James Irons of Dunnellon, FL and Joni Irons of Inverness, FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Jade Swenson, Jaime Tobin and Jasmine Diaz; and four great-grandchildren: Jill Kern, Jaylee Martin, Matt Blecker and Natalie Diaz. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. Vera's urn will be laid to rest in Reddick, FL at a later date.


Donald C Joiner, 53, Inverness, FL
Donald Clyde Joiner, 53, of Inverness, FL passed away June 13, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Collier County, FL on February 17, 1963, and arrived in this area in 2014, coming from Naples, FL. Donald was a heavy equipment mechanic for a cement company, and enjoyed swamp buggies, hunting, and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Joiner, and a brother, Mickey Joiner. Survivors include his loving wife of 9 years, Anna E. Joiner; daughter Amelia Joiner of Anchorage, AK; mother Lottie Joiner of Inverness; and 6 siblings. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rodney S Kaufman, 67, Inverness, FL
Rodney S. Kaufman, 67, Inverness went to his Heavenly Home on May 19, 2016. Rodney was born in Johnstown, PA on Sept 22, 1948 and moved to this area in 1978 from Clearwater. He served our country in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the V.F.W. in Pennsylvania, and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness He is survived by his wife, Janette (Buzo) Kaufman; 5 children, Jimmy Jay (Amy) Buzo, Tampa; Rhonnda Kaufman, Spring Hill, FL; Shonna (Michael) White, Beaufort, SC; Josephine (John) Moskes, Homosassa; Jocelyn (Hugh) Campbell, Tampa; 9 grandchildren, Lauryn, Ashley, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Constantine, Markella, Alexandra, Alexander, and Jaylynn; 1 great-grandchild, Zynndeyah. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May 24th at 12:30 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Dairold Rushing officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family will be appreciated.


Ann M Kennedy, 79, Inverness, FL
Ann M. Kennedy, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away June 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, in Inverness. She was born on December 1, 1936 in Poughkeepsie, New York to the late Martin and Marjorie (Degen) Miller. Ann was a telephone operator, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Amenia, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and a free spirit. She loved summer, flowers, friends and family, and shopping at Wynn-Dixie. She is survived by her loving family; son Gerald Robert McDonald and his wife Robin, of Amenia, N.Y.; daughter Brenda Daniele of Millbrook, N.Y.; and brother Thomas Miller. 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Gathering of Family and Friends is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barbara D Kuhl, 91, Inverness, FL
BARBARA DEARMIN KUHL, passed away July 22, 2016 in Inverness, Florida.  Barbara was born on a dairy farm to Anna and Mason Dearmin in DeSoto, Kansas on August 14, 1924. She was the youngest of seven children, the other six being brothers and all of whom moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1927. She and husband Victor graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1942. She completed Masters and Reading Specialist degrees at the State University of New York at Albany. Barbara retired from Stillwater, New York Central Schools as Coordinator for Remedial Programs in 1986. She moved to Montgomery, Alabama and then to Florida and Sugarmill Woods in 1989. Barbara was a member of the Sugarmill Woods (SMW) Woman’s Club, SMW Country Club and SMW Garden Club. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa and served on the Church Council. She was also a member of New York State Teacher Retirement Association. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Victor W. Kuhl, Jr. Survivors include Kenneth A. Kuhl and wife Penny of Tallahassee; Gary W. Kuhl and wife Elicia of Floral City; three grandsons, Todd A. Kuhl, and Bradley W. Kuhl of Tampa; and Zebulon Bishop and wife Crystal, great-grandsons Logan and Kyler of Floral City. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Visitation will be at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 3075 S. Florida Avenue in Inverness on Wed. July 27 at 11:00 A.M. Services will follow at noon and burial will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, 8831 West Bradshaw Street, Homosassa, Florida 34448.     


Thomas J Laird, 84, Inverness, FL
Thomas Joseph Laird, age 84, of Inverness, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 while traveling in Alaska. Thomas was born on January 12, 1932 in Bronx, NY to the late Edward and Sadie (Cotton) Laird. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy in Naval Air from 1951 to 1955 and received four Service Medals for National Defense, Korean, China and Navy Occupation. Tom owned and operated T.J. Laird Construction Company where he built residential homes in New Jersey until his retirement in 1994. After retirement, he moved to Newbern, N.C. for a time, but 14 years ago he made Inverness, FL his permanent home. A Catholic by faith, he was a member of the St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto. In his spare time, Tom enjoyed boating, fishing and playing pickle ball. He also greatly enjoyed singing, dancing, walking and working out in the gym to keep fit. Tom was an avid fan of the New York Yankees. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife of 26 years, Melba Jean Laird; daughters: Saralyn Betley and her husband David of Fairfield, NJ, Susan Poland Elzenbeck and her husband Blair of Point Pleasant, NJ, Janice Turner and her husband James of Bedminster, N.J.; stepdaughter: Teresa Mahoney and her husband Kevin of Chesapeake, VA; stepson: Joseph Costello and his wife Monica of Montville, NJ; brother: Louis Laird of Stuart, FL; grandchildren: Jeff Turner and his wife Joanna, Andrew Turner, Renee Turner, Kyle Betley, Bridget Betley, Jeff Poland and Meghan Poland; step-grandchildren: Lauren Mahoney, Kevin Mahoney, Faith Costello and Grace Costello. He also leaves behind many beloved friends in New Jersey, Newbern, N.C. and Inverness, FL. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. from St. Scholastica Catholic Church located at 4301 W. Homosassa Trail, Lecanto, FL 34461 with Father Jose Tejado officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Internment will take place following the church service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where Inverness VFW Post #4337 will render military honors. Afterwards, the Laird family invite friends to join them for a luncheon buffet in the Windsor Room of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tom's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Dolores Lawton, 83, Inverness, FL
Dolores Lawton, age 83, of Inverness, FL, died May 7, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Dolores was born on August 1, 1932, in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Mary (Dimisko) Walthers. She was married to her loving husband Henry Lawton for 51 years until his passing on August 14, 2002. In 1988, Dolores and Henry made Citrus County their home after relocating from Islip, NY. In her spare time, she loved to read and do crafts. Dolores also enjoyed crocheting and knitting for all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While living in New York, every Saturday she would board a charter boat and go deep sea fishing, something she loved to do. Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her passing are her four sons: Gary (Anne) Lawton of Hernando, FL, Denis (Karen) Lawton of Lake City, FL, Ronald (Mary Ann) Lawton of Bellport, NY, and Steven Lawton of Inverness, FL; her sister: Esther (Sal) Sesito of Latham, NY; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ada Sanger; many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Henry, Dolores was preceded in death by her brother, John Walthers and her grandson, Michael Lawton. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with the Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness conducting. Interment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Hancel G Leemaster, 85, Inverness, FL
Hancel Gene Leemaster, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 11, 2016 at Brentwood Palms ALF in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Globe, KY on November 19, 1930 to the late Luther and Hazel (Chandler) Leemaster. Gene was a U.S. Army, Korean War veteran and recipient of 3 bronze stars. He owned a KOA campground, as well as grocery stores. Gene arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Lake Havasu, AZ, and was a member of the American Legion Post #155, Crystal River, FL. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Helena Leemaster in 2013. Gene is survived by his daughter and her husband Denise and John Leib of W. Palm Beach, FL; sister Joan Bersinger of Mansfield, OH; and one grandchild, Lindsey Whitton. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 11:00 A.M., at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas A Letchford, 81, Inverness, FL
Thomas A. Letchford, age 81, of Inverness, FL died May 27, 2016 at Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. Thomas was born on January 7, 1935 in McKeesport, PA to the late Edward and Johanna (Delehanty) Letchford. He made Citrus County his home 10 years ago after relocating from Olympia, WA. Thomas was employed for many years as a Quality Control Inspector for the Nuclear Power Industry. He enjoyed electronics as well as fishing in his spare time. His love of fishing is one of the reasons Thomas decided to make Florida his permanent home. Those left to mourn his passing are his son: Thomas Letchford; daughters: Diane (Richard) Romito and Alyssa Letchford Tunison; brothers: Robert Letchford and David Letchford; sister: Joanne Kelly; and four grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


Jacqueline L Levesque, 70, Floral City, FL
Jacqueline Louise Levesque, 70, Floral City passed away June 11, 2016 in Shands at UF Hospital in Gainesville. A native of Fall River, MA., she was born Jan 5, 1946 to the late Henry and Louise (Silvia) Levesque and came to this area in 1994 from Swansea, MA. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse prior to retirement. Left to mourn are 4 children, Laura Franklin, Jason and Joseph Kurowski, and JoAnn Tavares; 3 brothers, Joseph, Norman, and Norbet Levesque; 1 sister, Patricia Dykeman; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. At Jacqueline's request, there will be no formal ceremony. Her family will receive friends at a visitaion on Tuesday, June 21st from 12 noon until 1:00 PM followed by cremation. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Frances T Lupo, 94, Inverness, FL
Frances T. Lupo, 94, of Inverness, FL passed into the Lord's care on May 15, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. She was born in New York City, NY on December 21, 1921. She is preceded in death by Mother, Anna (LaBarbra), Father Frank and Son Vincent Celano and was a Christian by faith. Fran belonged to the deaf community and attended Lexington School for the Deaf in New York City. She also attended Galudette College in Washington D.C.; Hunter College: Columbia University and New York University. She graduated with a Special Masters degree and taught at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Queens, N.Y. for approximately 30 years. After retirement, she went back to work teaching life skills to deaf and challenged adults at City College, N.Y. She was an excellent lip reader, loved to read, travel and socialize. She leaves behind son Victor Celano (Ginny C.), Grandchildren Vincent, Jessica (Jarod), Nicholas, David (Chara C.), John Paul, Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Sophia, Cole, Ella, Olivia, Alexis, and Giana, including nieces and nephews. She loved life and continues to live eternally with Jesus Christ and her loved ones who have gone on before her. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lillian G Mabie, 84, Hernando, FL
Lillian Grace "Lille" Mabie, 84, Hernando died July 5, 2016 in the Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast facility in Lecanto. Lille was born in Hoboken, NJ to the late Herman and Lillian Davis on October 7, 1931. She moved to Citrus County in 1982 from Albuquerque, NM. She was a retired Executive Secretary for a tax consulting business and of the Protestant Faith. She was a long time member of the Inverness Does Drove No. 232 where she served as their secretary for over 18 years as well as their parliamentarian, chairperson, and trustee. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Walter E. "Walt" Mabie; 2 children, Tina Mabie of Hernando and Scott Mowry and his wife Arlene of Sanibel Island, Fl; 2 grandsons, Greg and Kevin Mowry. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Niblick and a brother, Herman Davis. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lyman, Hospice Chaplain and Inverness Does Drove No. 232 officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mausoleum of The Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa. The family will receive friends at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, P.O.Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. A reception to follow at the Inverness Elks Lodge in Hernando at 12:30 PM.


William "Bill" C MacCallum, 51, Rossville, GA
William "Bill" C. MacCallum, 51, of Rossville, GA passed away April 30, 2016 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Bill was born Dec 10, 1964 in Inverness, FL to Roger and Judy (Mercer) MacCallum. He was an ordained minster and traveled thru out the states and abroad to start churches for the deaf. Bill was a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tennessee where he received his Batchelor's Degree and was a member of Stanley Heights Baptist Church in East Ridge, TN. He served as a Church Planning Missionary for the Baptist International Missions in Chattanooga, TN and was also active in child evangelism fellowship. Left to mourn their loss are his wife, Linnea (Coss) MacCallum; parents, Roger and Judy MacCallum of Inverness; 2 brothers, Barry MacCallum of Alachua, FL and Robert MacCallum of Inverness; his sister, Melissa McCollough of Inverness and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 5th at 3:00 PM from the Crossroads Baptist Church in Inverness with Rev. Terry Roberts, pastor and Rev Dave Maddox, pastor of Providence Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery of Floral City. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's memory may be sent to: Baptist International Missions, Inc, PO Box 9, Harrison, TN 37341. Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is assisting the family.


William E Marchese, 88, Floral City, FL
William E. Marchese, 88 of Floral City, FL passed away June 29, 2016 in Inverness. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 22,1928 to the late Vincent J. and Minnie (Gilleo) Marchese. William- Bill was a bus driver and retired from the Milwaukee County Transport System. He was a US Navy WWII veteran. He is a member of The Assemblies of God, and attends Inverness Church of God. Bill enjoyed playing cards, board games, and amusement parks. He loved the Green Bay Packers football team, and the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Janette Marchese. Survivors include his six children, Debra (Wesley) Davis of Port Washington, WI, Philip (Kathy) Marchese, Milwaukee, WI, James (Patty) Marchese, Milwaukee, WI, Rebecca (Tom) Krueger, Sapulpa, OK, Susan Marchese, Whidbey Island, WA, and William Marchese Jr, and John Haroll, Clearwater Beach, FL.; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Vincent (Ruth) Marchese. He was preceded in death by his brother Francis Marchese. Contact family for service time. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Harry A Maselli, Jr., 79, Inverness, FL
Harry Andrew Maselli, Jr., 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 1, 2016 under the care Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. He was born in Phillipsburgh, N.J. on January 24, 1937 to the late Harry Andrew and Veronica (Zeeman) Maselli, Sr. Harry was a dormitory foreman at Princeton, University, and was a long time past employee of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and member of the VFW Post 7122 Honor Guard, Floral Ciity, FL. He arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Allentown, NJ, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. He enjoyed doing yardwork, jigsaw puzzles, watching TV, and was a "die hard" New York Yankees fan. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marjorie Maselli; his children Harry A. Maselli and his wife Lynn of Heightstown, NJ, and Lynn Ann Bretler and her husband Matthew of Poland, ME.; 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Anna. Graveside services with military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Post #7122, Thursday, June 7, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Owen W McGlothin, 59, Inglis, FL
Owen W. McGlothin, 59, of Inglis, FL passed away April 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness FL. He was born on October 22, 1956 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Kenneth O. and Loretta (Mullikim) McGlothin. Owen was a caretaker for the disabled, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Wisconsin. He enjoyed woodworking and working on computers. He is survived by his siblings Kenneth McGlothin of Wisconsin, Harold McGlothin of Arizona, and Lewy McGlothin, also of Wisconsin, Karen Gallenberg, Debra Florine, and Doris Zinkowitz, all of Wisconsin. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary J McNish, 92, Floral City, FL
Mary June McNish, age 92, of Floral City, FL died July 10, 2016. Mary was born in Appalachia, VA on May 6, 1924 to the late George and Ruth (Whittemore) McNish. She was a homemaker throughout her life but also worked as a floral arranger for a time. Mary was a resident of Citrus County for most of her life. A Baptist by faith, she was a member of the Istachatta Baptist Church. For many years she drove the church bus and would pick children up so they could attend Sunday School. Mary enjoyed reading in her spare time and was a country girl at heart. She loved spending time in the countryside. The oldest of 10 children, she was very nurturing to her siblings growing up, since she was the oldest. Mary also had a great love for dogs. In addition to her parent's, she was preceded in death by 5 siblings. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Willie J Meadows, 58, Inverness, FL
Willie J. Meadows, age 58 of Inverness, FL died May 28, 2016 at Avante Nursing Home, Inverness. Willie was born on July 9, 1957 in Columbus, OH to Susie (Smith) Meadows and the late Neal Meadows. He was a Baptist by faith and had worked as a Maintenance Man on horse farms in the Ocala area for most of his life. Those left to mourn his passing are his mother: Susie Everheart; wife: Ramona Meadows; daughters: Amanda Duncan and Tiffany Lea Meadows-Bielling; brothers: Johnny Meadows and his wife Sandra, Ernie Meadows, Bobby Everheart and Daniel Everheart; and special sister in law: Pam. He was preceded in death by his sister, Paula Lunsford. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Eladio T Menorca, M.D., 79, Lecanto, FL
Dr. Eladio Tome Menorca, 79, of Lecanto, FL. entered into God's Kingdom on July 6, 2016 at his residence in Lecanto. He was born on March 24, 1937 in Romblon, Philippine Islands to the late Cesario and Juanita (Tome) Menorca. Eladio arrived in the United States in 1962, and became a U.S. citizen in 1972. While going to school as a child, he loved to sing "God Bless America". He was very patriotic, and proud to be an American. Eladio did his urology training at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY. He operated a urology practice in Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY for nine years. He relocated his practice to New Port Richey in 1979. Afterward, he retired to this area in 1999, coming from New Port Richey, FL. While in New Port Richey, he was a Urologist and practiced at Community Hospital, and North Bay Morton Plant Hospital. He also practiced at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hospital. Eladio was a Catholic by faith, and was an avid golfer. He also enjoyed playing tennis, and traveling. He was preceded in death by an infant brother, and 2 sisters, Leticia and Joretta. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Suzanne Menorca. Other survivors include his children: Douglas R. Menorca and his wife Diane of Washington, D.C., Elizabeth S. Harty and her husband Paul of the United Kingdom, and Alison P. Menorca of Brooklyn, NY, and 4 grandchildren: Lauren, Emma, Matthew and Samuel. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 16, 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Peter Thompson of HPH Hospice officiating, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Family Organization, 6616 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653, or the Black Diamond Foundation, 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Charlotte A Mira, 85, Inverness, FL
Charlotte Anne Mira, 85, Inverness died May 4, 2016 at the Life Care Center in Lecanto. A native of Indianapolis, IN, she was born Nov 15, 1930 to the late Harry and Mary (Whelan) Nicholson and moved to Inverness in 1977 from Hernando County. She was a Physical Therapist at the O.J. Humphries Chiropractic practive in Inverness for many years and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She is survived by two sons, Gary Godwin and his wife Theresa and Greg Godwin and his wife Donna, both of Inverness; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, May 10th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home.


Edward G Moff, 65, Inverness, FL
Edward G. Moff, age 65, died at his residence on June 7, 2016. Edward was born on January 19, 1951 in Ravenna, OH to the late Eldon and Etta Mae (Jenkins) Moff. He was employed as a maintenance worker for the oil industry throughout his life. On July 1st, 1987 Edward married Starr Claybourne with whom he shared 28 loving years of marriage. In 1991, he and Starr made Citrus County their home after moving from Atwater, OH. In his youth, Edward was a member of the Future Farmers of America and had continued to be a supporter of that organization. While living in Atwater, OH he had been a volunteer fireman. Locally, Edward was a member of the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He was extremely skilled in small engine repair and was a fan of all John Deere outdoor equipment. Edward truly loved spending his spare time with his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband, a great father and wonderful "Papa" to his grandchildren. Those left to mourn Edward's passing and cherish his memory are his wife: Starr Moff of Inverness, FL; daughters: Crystal Claybourne-Clements and her husband Daniel of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Amber Steiner and her husband Chris of Sanford, NC; son: Neil Moff of Gillette, WY; and eight grandchildren: Alex, Benjamin, Ashley, Sophia, William, Lincoln Bowen and Kyle; brother: Charles Moff of Randolph, OH; sisters: Mary Simons and her husband Marshall of Alliance, OH, Juanita Dye and her husband Lowell of Alliance, OH, Lynne Simons and her husband Clyde of Canton, OH. He was preceded in death by four brothers: Joseph Moff, William Moff, Ernest Moff, Thomas Moff and one sister: Donna Simons. A memorial service will be planned by the Moff family for a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Donald E Moye, 73, Inverness, FL
Donald E. Moye, age 73, of Inverness, FL died at his residence on June 12, 2016. Donald was born on July 6, 1942 in Plant City, FL to the late James William and Lillie Mae (Harper) Moye. When he was 16 he met 14 year old Sarah Romano, whom he made his wife on June 10th, 1962 and shared 54 years of marriage. Throughout his life, Donald was employed as a Boilermaker for various industries. He made Citrus County his home after relocating from Tampa, FL 34 years ago. Donald was a faithful member of Ft.Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness for over 13 years. He loved fishing, was a Nascar racing fan and was a drag racer for 20 years, racing in the Tampa, Bradenton area. He was a member of Tampa Windhorst Masonic Lodge and the Local #433 Boilermakers Union in Tampa. Mainly, he loved his grand kids and adored his great grandson! In addition to his wife Sarah, left to mourn his memory are his 2 daughters: Donna Jean (Darrin) Stevenson of Inverness and Lena Faye (Shannon) Webb of Panama City, FL; 2 sisters: Ora Lee Stanton, ST. Petersburg, FL and Doris Faye (Leon) Ramer, Lacoochee, FL; his 5 grandchildren: Kevin (Celina) Stevenson of Lecanto, Andrew (Ashley) Stevenson of Lecanto, Kimmie Webb, Riley Webb and Garrett Webb all of Panama City, FL; great-grandchild: Abel Dean Stevenson; and great-granchild on the way: Zaiden Jeremy Stevenson; and a great many nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by 1 brother: James Harold and 4 sisters: Lola, Gladys, Blanche and Betty. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. from the Fort Cooper Baptist Church, Inverness with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Archie W Neese, 90, Inverness, FL
Archie W. Neese, 90, of Inverness, FL passed away June 22, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Paragon, IN on November 21, 1925 to the late Walter and Mary (Broyer) Neese. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. Archie was a supervisor, and employed by General Motors Corp for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Cloverdale, IN, and was a Christian by faith. Archie helped establish, and was a 65 year member, of the Cloverdale American Legion Post. Other memberships include: Past Worshipful Master of the Cloverdale Masonic Lodge F&AM, as well as the Cloverdale Eastern Star; Board of Directors of the Clay County Rural Telephone Co.; Past member of the Cloverdale Methodist Church; and a consultant for a minority tool & dye company in Indianopolis, IN. He was a little league baseball, basketball, and track coach and enjoyed golfing, traveling, and fishing. Archie was a loving husband and dedicated father. He was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Neese, and two sisters, Mildred Neese and Maxine Branneman. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Colleen Neese, and his son Greg Neese of Inverness. Archie's urn will be laid to rest with military honors on Tuesday, June 28, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Arthur J Ouellette, 81, Lecanto, FL
Arthur J. Ouellette, 81, died peacefully in his sleep at Hospice House of Citrus County in Lecanto,  FL, on May 18, 2016,  after a prolonged illness.  He was beloved by his children, Suzanne (Ouellette) Mastrion and Eric A. Ouellette and his stepdaughter, Jennifer (Jennell) Daley.  Arthur was born in Salem, MA, the son of the late Arthur and Sophie (Kobierski) Ouellette.   He attended Salem High School, where he played football throughout his four years.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1952, where he served on the Carrier Midway as a meteorologist and received the Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Occupational Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon.  His travels on the Midway took him throughout the Mediterranean and northern African coast.  After his Naval service, Arthur graduated from Salem State College in 1962, where he was President of the Newman Club and was active in athletics.  He became a social studies teacher in Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard, MA.  He then continued to teach in New Milford and Danbury, CT, coaching basketball and football for the next nine years while pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University. In 1972, Arthur began a career that lasted 29 years with Groz-Beckett, a German textile needle company.  He moved to Charlotte, NC.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed camping, the outdoors and was a devoted Boston sports fan.  He was best known and loved for his humor and great affection for life and those he loved.   Arthur was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 32 years, Catherine (Rixon) Ouellette and adoring sister, Gladys (Ouellette) Graczyk and nephew, Carl Graczyk.  He is survived by his children, Suzanne (Ouellette) Mastrion and husband Dominick Mastrion; Eric Ouellette and his wife Jennifer (Rogers) Ouellette;  their mother, Mary (Wilson) Johnson;  stepdaughter Jennifer (Jennell) Daley and her husband Robert Daley. Arthur was a loving grandfather to Tess, Sophie and Faye Hinteregger; Chloe, Lila and Jensen Ouellette; and Camden and Hayden Daley.  He was a beloved brother-in-law to Chuck Graczyk and uncle to nephews and nieces, Scott and Steve Graczyk, Debbie (Graczyk) Galanis and Rona (Graczyk) Femino.  He will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Services will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL, Sunday, May 22, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Hospice House of Citrus County, 3350 West Audobon Park Path, Lecanto, FL  34461.


Judy M Padilla, 65, Inverness, FL
Judy Mercado Padilla 65, Inverness passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Inverness. Judy was born on November 19, 1950 in New York, NY to Pedro and Nilda (Rodriguez) Mercado and came to this area 20 years ago from Queens, NY. She was employed in the food service business for many years. Left to mourn their loss are her 3 children, Angel, Gabriel, and Frances Padilla, all of Inverness; her 2 brothers, Edwin Muniz of Pennsylvania and Carlos Mercado of South Carolina; her 3 sisters, Mercedez Lopez of Puerto Rico, Carmen Muniz of New York, and Edna Muniz of Wyoming; her step father, Edwin Torres of Inverness; and 5 grandchildren. Memorial services for Judy, will be conducted on Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor David Pinero of the First Spanish Church of Inverness, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time.


Lebra M Pariso, 85, Inverness, FL
Lebra Marie Pariso, age 85, of Inverness, FL died May 28, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Lebra was born on November 18, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late James and Opal (Goff) Pariso. In 1989, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Elkhart, IN. Lebra owned an operated her own R.V. company. In her spare time she enjoyed painting ceramics and doing crafts. Lebra also enjoyed gambling, bowling and bingo. She had a great love for her dogs. Left to mourn her passing is her loving life partner of 44 years, Richard A. Nardi. Additionally, she leaves behind her daughter: Michel Greenman of West Palm Beach, Florida; her son: Valentino J. Bailey and his wife Sandy of Lansing, MI; and her brother: Valentino Pariso of Illinois. Lebra was preceeded in death by two sons: Jimmy and John Bailey; her brother, James Pariso and sister, Eva Damiano. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Fred C Pascuzzi, 92, Inverness, FL
Fred C. Pascuzzi, 92 of Inverness, passed away, Friday, July 22, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Born on April 25, 1924 in Niagara Falls, New York to the late Joseph and Frances (Serianni) Pascuzzi, he came here in 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Fred was a retired Quarry Manager and Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was a true "people person", who loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed having projects to do, woodworking and games of chance. Left to mourn his loss are his daughters: Marion (Arthur) Gundling of Inverness, FL, Annette (Mark) Forsythe of Hackettstown, New Jersey; his sister, Norma Viselli of No. Tonawanda, New York; sister in law, Josephine Santangelo and brother in law, Michael (Donna) Spendio; his grandchildren: Sara (Jon) Tomaszewski, Matthew (Alyssia) Gundling, Maryanne Forsythe, Melanie (John) Esposito, Melissa Forsythe and Christine Forsythe; great grandchildren: Landon, Reese, Adrianna, Dawson and Zoe, as well as a loving family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services for Fred are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls, New York, with Reverend Duane Klizek officiating. Burial will take place following the service at St. Joseph Cemetery of Niagara Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Robert M Patten, 98, Lecanto, FL
Robert M. Patten, 98, Lecanto passed away May 8, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast in Lecanto. Mr Patten was born January 11, 1918 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Harvey and Mamie (Bonner) Patten and moved to Citrus County from Ft Myers, FL. He retired from the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in the maintaince department and served our country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his nephew, Mike Phillips of York, SC. and a sister, Mildred Hightshue. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Steve Webster of the Church of The Cross officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time.


Richard A Patz, 72, Lecanto, Fl
Richard A. Patz 72, passed peacefully on June 17.  He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on February 7, 1944.  He is survived by his three children, Michael (Ruth) Patz, Erin (John) Spielberger and Anne Patz; his mother, Wadine (Cliff) Ansley, his brother Don (Betsey) Patz and three sisters Debbie Patz, Patty Yates, and Lesa (Jimmy) Stoney. He was predeceased by his father, Richard D. Patz.  Richard had 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Richard graduated from Dixie Hollins High School and the University of South Florida where he received his Master’s degree in Chemistry.  After graduating from USF, he worked for Procter and Gamble, Stauffer Chemical, and in the restaurant supply industry, until he transitioned to his career passion, education, where he worked for the Broward County and Citrus County school systems. Richard loved his family.  He desired to make the world a better place and instill that value to all he knew.  He was also an avid bird watcher who found peace in nature. A memorial service will be held on July 2, at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 2840 E. Hayes Street, Inverness, FL  34453. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Christina F Pell, 77, Inverness, FL
Christina F. Pell, 77, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 3, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on March 1, 1939 in Powellton, W. VA to the late Ernest and Edith (Mannon) Turley. Christina was a devoted homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from St. Petersburg, FL and was a Baptist by faith. She loved spending time with her family and her pets. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 23 years, Peter Pell in 1994. Survivors include her children William (Carolyn) Hill of Seattle, WA, LaDonna Hill of St. Petersburg, FL, Marian (David) Wilkins of Inverness, and Roberta Pell of Seminole, FL; sister Sheryl Estep of W. VA; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. Christina's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Bay Pines National Cemetery, St. Petersburg, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Raul Perez, 86, Inverness, FL
Raul Perez, 86, Inverness passed away April 30, 2016 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Health & Rehab (Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast). Raul was born in Manhattan, NY on May 25, 1929 to the late Roger and Emilia Perez and moved here in 1980 from Central Islip, NY. He was a retired commercial artist and former member and Past President of the Italian American and Spanish American Clubs. Raul was of the Catholic Faith and worked in maintaince for Long Island Lighting Company before moving to Florida He is survived by his wife, Joyce Perez of Inverness; his son, Raul Perez, Jr and wife Anna of Mastic, NY; 2 daughters, Denise Perez of Yonkers, NY and Terry (Richard) Davis of Middle Island, New York; his brother, James Perez of Inverness; 19 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Other children are Robert Chalk, St Augustine, FL; Patti Hummell, Interlachen, FL; Peggy Kelley, St Augustine, FL; Penny Duncan, Interlachen, FL; Kristy Dowell, Inverness; and Kathy Sanders, Inverness. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, May 4th at 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Raul Toro, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Faye A Perrey, 89, Homosassa, FL
Faye A. Perrey, 89, Homosassa, passed away May 8, 2016 at her residence under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mrs Perrey was born in Morrison, MO on November 12, 1926 to the late Ferd and Alma (Karmer) Peters and moved to Citrus County in 1985. She was employed in the clothing manufacturing industry and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Marvin A. Perrey; 2 sons, Gary W. Perrey and wife, Rebecca of St. Louis, MO and Karl L. Perrey of Phoenix, AZ; her sister, Maurice Wehmeyer, Chamois, MO; 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements will follow with the urn being laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Anthony J Proterra, 96, Lecanto, FL
Anthony J. Proterra, 96, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 under the care of Brentwood Healthcare Center, Lecanto. He was born in Plattsburgh, New York on March 15, 1920 to the late Michael and Virginia (Gianzanda) Proterra. Antony was an Engineer for the Esso Oil Company and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Wenonah, New Jersey. He was Catholic by faith, and attended Our Lady of Fatimah Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. He enjoyed golfing, swimming, playing poker, and spending time with his family. Left to mourn is loss is his long time loving wife, Alice N. Proterra; sons Joe T. Proterra and his wife Kathy of Gainesville, GA, David A. Proterra of Tucson, Arizona, and Ginny F. Keblusek and her husband Chuck of Richmond, VA; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. The family will receive friends in visitation one hour prior to service.


Gloria L Roesel, 88, Lecanto, FL
Gloria Roesel, age 88, of Lecanto, FL died July 19, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Gloria was born on June 5, 1928 in Massapequa, NY to the late Francis and Hazel (Chevalier) Evento. On April 3, 1971 she married John Roesel with whom she shared 40 years of marriage until his passing on July 5, 2011. Gloria was formerly employed in the clerical department for New York Telephone. In 1983, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Bayshore, NY. A Catholic by faith, she attended services at St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, FL for a number of years. Gloria was also a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 / WOTM Chapter 1773. In her spare time she greatly enjoyed playing bingo, taking cruises, knitting and crocheting. Gloria also enjoyed going to craft shows and attending ice skating shows. She will be remembered as a very happy go lucky lady who was very loving, generous and kind. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her godson: Arthur Wile and his wife Susan of Citrus Springs, FL; special family members: Michele Kenney and her husband Rick of Homosassa, FL, Maureen Trupia of Long Island, NY, Bernice Scott and her husband Steve of the Cayman Islands and Gail Booth of Phoenix, AZ. Other beloved family members include: Justin Lofaro, Jessica Elsen, Stephen Lofaro, Travis Scott, Katie Scott, Stephen Tujia, Tricia Greene, Brandon Trupia and Colin Trupia. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be offered on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Deacon Robert Smith of St. Scholastica Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Internment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Basil L Rose, 96, Lecanto, FL
Basil L. Rose, 96, Lecanto, FL on May 18, 2016 at Gulfside Hospice in Hudson, FL. Mrs Rose was born Aug 17, 1919 in Davis County, IA to the late Frank and Cora (Coop) Rose and moved here in 2012 from Mt. Pleasant, IA. H was a retired Distribution Manager for the Colonial Baking Company in Mt. Pleasant. He is survived by 3 children, Roger Rose of Wickenburg, AZ; Shirley Knorr of Pleasant Plains, IL; Donna Simmons, Lecanto, FL ; his sister, Doris Huten, Ottumwa, IA; 6 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be in Mt. Pleasant, IA under the care of Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home assisted the family locally.


Jayson E Rose, 40, Ocala, FL
Jayson E. Rose, 40, of Ocala, Florida passed away June 26, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1975 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Newark, DE. Jayson arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Philadelphia, PA. and was an exceptionally talented tattoo artist and loved free drawing and painting. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding, playing the guitar and video games, and was a WWII history buff. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph E. Rose and his brother, Brian E. Rose. Survivors include his mother JoAnn Rose of Inverness, FL; and his sister Jaime Rose and her husband Wade Jackson of Festus, MO. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Philip P Royal, 47, Inverness, FL
Captain Philip Patrick Royal, 47, of Inverness, Florida passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2016 while participating in the Key Training Center's "Run for the Money" in Tallahassee, Florida. Phil was a devoted husband, father and sworn hero. Born in Clearwater, he was a lifelong Florida resident. Phil moved to Citrus County in 1988, where he served the community for nearly three decades as a public servant in roles including Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic and Law Enforcement Officer. He believed that maintaining and nurturing strong relationships with coworkers, the community and fellow agencies was not just a best practice, but the key to developing mutual understanding and respect between residents and first responders. Phil was first assigned to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office SWAT and Underwater Recovery Team in 1990. He was later assigned to the Patrol Division in 1994 and served as a Crime Scene Technician. Phil progressed through the ranks working as a School Resource Officer, Training Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant before retiring as the Captain of Professional Standards and Training Division. Most recently, Phil served as a trusted advisor to law enforcement agencies throughout the state with TASER International. He was a strong supporter of the Key Training Center and served on its Board of Directors, Phil was a 2016 candidate for Citrus County Sheriff. Current Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said of Phil, "Our community has not only lost a great servant, but a great friend to so many here in Citrus County." Phil enjoyed outdoor activities, athletic events, and spending time with his family and friends. Left to mourn his loss and remember him with love is his wife, April Hull Royal and their daughter, Brelyn Dawn; his mother, Bonnie Royal of Clearwater; a brother, Michael Royal and his wife Susan and their children, Brett and Colette of Anna Maria Island, FL; his sister, Dana Dawn Royal O'Farrell and her husband Kenneth and their son, Nicholas of Orange Beach, AL; Father in law, John Hull and wife, Denise of Inverness; Mother in law, Jacquelyn Tarantino Dey and husband, Robert of Inverness; and their children, Tiffany Hull, her son, Austin Hooker, and fiance, Michael Holm; Christy Lynn Beck and husband Scott and their daughter, Aubry Lynn; step sister, Randi Rezutka and her daughter, Rhielynn (AKA: P-Nut). He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Royal. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Monday, July 25th at 11:00 AM from the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ray Cortese officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. There will be a viewing on Sunday, July 24th from 4-6 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Phil Royal Memorial Fund at any Brannen Bank. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Theresa V Rozmus, 47, Dunnellon, FL
Theresa Vita Rozmus, age 47, of Dunnellon, FL died at Citrus Memorial Hospital on July 5, 2016. Theresa was born on February 14, 1969 in Mineola, NY to Ruth (Himmelstein) Catucci and the late Joseph Catucci. Theresa had been a resident of Citrus County for 43 years after moving here with her family from Long Island, NY. In 1986, she started dating the love of her life, Wayne Rozmus, whom she married in 1990 and shared over 25 years of loving marriage until his recent passing on April 1, 2016. A woman of faith, Theresa regularly attended services at the Church Without Walls in Hernando, FL. She loved to sing and enjoyed karaoke. Theresa's greatest joy in life was spending time with her precious grandchildren. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her mother: Ruth Catucci of Inverness, FL; two daughters: Daniele Camp and her husband Daniel of Citrus Springs, FL, Kristin Buzard and her husband Ronald of Dunnellon, FL; two sisters: Carmela Bonura and her husband Michael of Inverness, FL, Rose Perry and her husband James of Inverness, FL; two brothers: Frank Catucci and his wife Anna of Inverness, FL, Carlo Catucci of Ocala, FL; and six grandchildren: Sierra, Kayden, Katelynn, Hannah, Karlie and Kyler. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be offered on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander of Church Without Walls, Hernando officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Willie F Russom, 84, Inverness, FL
Willie "Fay" Russom, 84, of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 at her residence in Inverness surrounded by her family and in the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. She was born on September 27, 1931 in Glennville, GA to the late Coy Hampton and Marie (Albert) Barrow. Fay was a factory worker, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Ft. Myers, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed gardening, tending her roses, crafting, and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 25 years, Curtis E. Russom in 2005, and one son, Joseph Lee Hammock. She is survived by her children; John B. (Judy) Hammock of Miami, FL, Raymond C. (Nadine) Hammock of Sebring, FL, Gordon Lee (Kathy) Hammock of Ft. Myers, FL, Joseph Ralph (Alberta) Hammock of Merritt Island, FL, Martha F. Williams and Linda J. (Donald) Beard, both of Inverness; sisters Dee Trumbly, Joann Holt, and Marneil Hopkins; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life funeral service is scheduled for Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Fay's urn will be laid to rest beside her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Kylee A Ryan, 12, Inverness, FL
Kylee Ann Ryan, age 12, of Inverness, FL passed away May 13, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 6, 2003 in Inverness to Christa Childs Brooks and Kevin Ryan and was a life long resident. Kylee was in 7th grade and attended Inverness Middle School. She was a "straight A" student and loved school and being with her friends and family. While math was her favorite subject, she was also a very artistic and creative individual. Kylee was an Inverness Storm Cheerleader for many years and enjoyed tumbling and softball. She was a "terrific kid" who was very beautiful, loving, caring, generous, kind, and thoughtful. She truly cared about people and often put the needs of others ahead of her own. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her loving parents: Christa and John Brooks; Step-Brothers: Cory(Kellie) Brooks and Justin Adkins; Step-Sister: Savannah Howe; Father Kevin Ryan; Half Brother: Matt Ryan: Half Sister: Erin Ryan; Grandmothers: Patricia Childs, Jean Vitt, and Karen Ryan; Great-Grandmother: Phyllis Tuten; Aunts: Cathy Stahl and Terri Morris; Uncles: Tim (Becki) Childs, James (Tammy) Brooks; Ron Nugent; Mike, Gary, and Glenn Ryan; Several Cousins: Shana (Frank) ,Jason, Trey, Brian (Sierra), Amber, Ashton, Brandon, Bryleigh, Kasidee, Ellie, Devyn, and Liam: Nieces: Lauren and Kayleigh. She was preceded in death by her cousin, Ronnie Nugent, and her Grandfather, Frederick Childs whom she adored. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at Calvary Chapel in Inverness (next door to the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home) at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Kevin Ballard of Calvary Chapel, Inverness, and Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation at Calvary Chapel beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mildred H Schroeder, 98, Inverness, FL
Mildred Virginia Hansen Schroeder "Ginny", died at age 98 on June 17, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Mrs. Schroeder was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 25, 1918, to the late Nils and Margit (Christensen) Hansen, and was raised on Staten Island. She graduated from Port Richmond High School in 1935. Before moving to Florida, she and her late husband, Harry, owned and operated the Park Hill Tavern for 20 years. Mildred and Harry moved to Inverness in 1968, and they enjoyed their membership in the Inverness Golf and Country Club. An accomplished pianist, Mrs. Schroeder played for her family and in the Country Club Notes, for many years. Mrs. Schroeder was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 43 years, Harry Schroeder in 1979, and her son Bruce A. Schroeder in 2005. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene V. Schroeder. A wonderful wife, mother and friend, Mildred will be remembered and loved by many. Mrs. Schroeder will be laid to rest, beside her husband and son, at the Moravian Cemetery in Staten Island, NY, at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast would be appreciated. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Willi J Schroeder, Jr., 75, Inverness, FL
Willi John Schroeder, Jr., 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, July 11, 2016, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lecanto, Florida. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Manhattan, New York to the late Willi J. and Anna (Bullis) Schroeder. Willi was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Saudi Arabia, and was a Catholic by faith. Willi enjoyed bowling, driving, playing pinochle, traveling, and spending time with his family, friends, and his dog. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife wife of 57 years, Loretta Schroeder. Other survivors include his children, David Long and his wife Susie of New Hampshire, Willi John Schroeder III of Florida, and Emily Staggs and her husband Steve, also of Florida; sister Patricia Holt of New York, and 3 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 18, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. A Military Honor Guard Ceremony will be held at the funeral home, following the service. Willi's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Willi's memory to Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450.


Helen M Sedivy, 95, Inverness, FL
Helen Marie Sedivy, 95, Inverness passed away July 16, 2016 at New Horizons Assisted Living Facility. Helen was born in Bronx, NY on Oct 31, 1920 to the late Frederick and Madeline (Nichols) Bruns and moved to Florida in 1983 from Lindenhurst, NY. She was a retired Administrative Assistant for Fairchild and Republic Avaition with 31 years of service and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Robert Sedivy in 2003 and her 3 sisters, Annette Sinisi, Madeline McGuire, and Eleanor Schwartz. Left to mourn her loss and keep her precious memories is her daughter, Barbara Domino and her husband, Anthony of Citrus Springs; 1 grandson, Jason and 3 great grandchildren, Damyon, Hailey, and Bella. Helen's life will be remembered and celebrated at a service on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with The Rev. Tom Beaverson, pastor of The First Lutheran Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to First Lutheran Church of Inverness.


Nancy E Shaner, 68, Inverness, FL
Nancy E. Shaner, age 68, of Inverness, FL died June 1, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Nancy was born February 23, 1948 in Somerset, KY to Welda Bernice (Brown) Flynn and the late Kenneth G. Flynn. She wore many professional hats throughout her lifetime including medical transcriptionist in the healthcare industry. Nancy made Citrus County her home 12 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg, FL. A woman of faith, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, creating greeting cards, quilting and other crafts. Nancy was a talented painter and taught painting for a number of years. She was a member of the Warmth Ministry and a member of the Jo Woody Sunday School Class. Those left to mourn her passing include her mother: Welda Herron of Dacula, GA; daughters: Sarah Fitts and her husband Mike of Inverness, FL, Tricia Schrope and her husband Robert R. Schrope IV of Aurora, IL; brother: Kenneth Flynn, Jr. and his wife April of Dacula, GA; sister: Christine Flynn of Denver, CO; three grandchildren: Amber Busto, Emaly Ferreira and Kaitlin Fitts; two great grandchildren and many wonderful and loyal friends. In addition to her father, Nancy was preceded in death by her son, Fred Scott Gunn on December 17, 1997. A Memorial Service will be conducted Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 AM from the First Baptist Church of Inverness with Rev. Byron Brown officiating. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joyce A Sheffler, 74, Lecanto, FL
Joyce Ann Sheffler, 74, of Lecanto, FL passed away July 21, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. She was born on July 31, 1941 in St. Louis, MO to the late George W. and Dorris (Land) Cottrill. Joyce was a banking manager, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from St. Louis. She was a Presbyterian by faith, and liked animals, enjoyed sailing and the outdoors, and swimming. She is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Ronald R. Sheffler. Other survivors include her children Gilmore Cottrill Stone and his wife Tamara, of Columbia, MO, George P. Stone and his wife Elizabeth of Bellefonte, PA, and Ann Stone Rosenberg and her husband Jeffrey of Arlington Heights, IL; sister Jean Borders Farrelly of St. Louis, MO; and seven grandchildren: Ann, Abby, Grant, Julia, and Christina Stone; and Jessica and Trey Rosenberg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: American Youth Foundation, 6357 Clayton Road, Clayton, MO 63117. Memorial services for Joyce will be held by the family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dolores D Shimko, 79, Inverness, FL
Dolores D. Shimko, age 79, of Inverness, FL died July 5th, 2016 at her residence while surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was born on March 20, 1937 in Homer City, PA to the late Daniel C. and Martha (Rummel) Weir. On May 11, 1957, she married Norman Shimko with whom she shared 59 loving years of marriage. In 1997, she and Norman made Citrus County their permanent home after moving from Eastlake, OH. In her youth, Dolores enjoyed playing Softball and Basketball. She also enjoyed fishing with her husband at their country cottage in Pennsylvania that they owned for 25 years. After they moved to Florida, Dolores and Norman enjoyed playing golf together for 12 years. Dolores was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church for a number of years and a dedicated church volunteer that regularly planned outings and trips for church members until her health would not allow her to do so anymore. In her spare time, she loved to read. Dolores was a wonderful wife and a devoted and loving mother who raised 2 children with diabetes and gave her all to insure their health and well-being. In addition to her husband Norman, those left to mourn her passing are her daughter: Rená Shimko of Inverness, FL; her son: Norman L. Shimko, Jr. and his wife Laura of Madison, OH; one sister: Martha Harris of Willoughby, OH; three grandchildren: Meghan, Emily and Katie; and four great-grandchildren: Nathan, Logan, Liam and Lillian. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother: Daniel Weir; and three sisters: Florence Waters, Elizabeth Jean Frye and Clara Jane Strong. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. from the Floral City United Methodist 1884 Church with Reverend Mary Gestrich officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Brian J Smith, 52, Inverness, FL
Brian J. Smith, age 52, died June 11, 2016 in Hernando, FL. Brian was born on December 16, 1963 in Somerville, MA to the late James T. and Frances P. (Jewers) Smith. He made Citrus County his home 24 years ago after relocating from Boston, MA with his family. Brian was a member of the Boy's Club in his youth. He was a great cook and worked in the restaurant industry for many years. Brian also enjoyed boating and fishing. He is survived by his brother, John Heatley of Inverness, FL and was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Ann Smith on October 3, 2015. Brian and Elizabeth's urns will be laid to rest together at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Dale Speckner, 42, Inverness, FL
Dale Steven Speckner, 42, of Inverness, FL passed away May 6, 2016. He was born on July 5, 1973 in Inverness and was a life long resident. Dale was a roof installer by trade, and worked in the construction industry. He was a Baptist by faith and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and was very artistic. Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Janet ( Kelly)Thompson. He is survived by his sons: Tayler, Nathan, Jake and Mason Speckner, all of Inverness; his father and step mother, Ronald and Mary Clare Speckner of Seymour, Indiana; his brothers: Ronnie, Darin, and Jeremiah Speckner, and Raymond Thompson and his sister, Sarah Wilson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Saturday, 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joseph J Standlick, 85, Homosassa, FL
Joseph (Jim) James Standlick, 85, of Homosassa, formerly of Brighton, Michigan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 27th, 2016 at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim was born January 9, 1931, in Detroit, Michigan. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and owned Superior Coffee Company in Detroit, Michigan. His favorite things to do were golf and spend time with his many friends. He was a proud member of the VFW and Elk's Club. Anyone who knew him could appreciate his sense of humor and joy for life. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Janice Standlick and step-son Thomas Savich. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Fishel (Dr. Robert Fishel); step-daughter Paulette Galop (Mr. Stacey Galop ); four grandchildren, Alex and Sarah Fishel and JJ (Rilee) and Shaun McNally; great grandchildren Mason and Sawyer McNally; one brother, Ronald Standlick and sister-in-law Carol, of Washington TWP, Michigan; one aunt, Ruth Brandt of Ocala, Florida; cousins, Edward, Nina and Nicholas Standlick of Richmond, Virginia and Judy Standlick of Brighton, Michigan; and multiple nieces and nephews, loyal neighbors, friends and dog, Gigi. The family is extremely grateful for the care and friendship shown by Pat and John Aggas, and Bill Obermeier. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. The family will welcome friends for a memorial service being held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the home of Jim Standlick, 13 Cypress Blvd. East, Homosassa. After the memorial service there will be food and refreshments to celebrate Jim Standlick's life. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory assisted the family.


James A Stastny, Jr., 85, Inverness, FL
James A. Stastny, Jr., 85, of Inverness, FL passed away May 11, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 8, 1931 to the late James A. and Ellen "Alice" (Mladek) Stastny. James was a Masonary in the construction industry, and worked with stone, brick, and all types of materials. He lived most of his life in Illinois, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Juniper Springs Recreation Area in the Ocala area. He enjoyed fishing, camping, spending time outdoors, country music and dancing, and outdoor recreation. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Stastny in 1989; also one daughter, Catherine Cremens; and two step-sons, Michael and Steve Sanford. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Joyce (Sanford) Stastny. Other survivors include his children James Michael (Val) Stastny of Lisle, IL, and Barbara Tanner of Downers Grove, Ill; step children Thomas Allen Sanford of Wilmington, IL and Ellen (Don) Theobald of Plainfield, IL; brother Frank Stastny of CA; and step sister Anne Beth Wolfe of Madison, WI; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for James will be scheduled in Illinois at a later date. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Renee J Steed, 64, Floral City, FL
Renee Jean Steed, 64, Floral City passed away July 19, 2016. Renee was born in Rapid City, So. Dakota on Dec. 7, 1951 to Peter and Lucille (Sherman) Schweigman and moved here in 1970 from there. She was employed in the restaurant business for many years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Larry A. Steed; 2 children, Larry A. Steed, Jr and his wife, Dora of Homosassa; Lana Steed of Cross City, FL; her father, Peter Schweigman of Farmington, NM; 3 brothers, Donald Schweigman, Rapid City, SD; Stephen Schweigman, Flint, MI; Kurt Schweigman, Oakland, CA; 1 sister, Kirsten Bluestone, Pierre, SD; 2 half sisters, Sandy and Sue; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother Lucille, and one brother, Jimmy Celebration of Life Service Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Dairold Rushing officiating. Burial in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Victor R Storandt, 50, Inverness, FL
Victor Raymond Storandt, age 50, of Inverness, FL died after a short battle with cancer on June 15, 2016. He was under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Victor was born on May 19, 1966 in Sparta, WI to Theodore and Mary Jo (Teasdale) Storandt. He made Citrus County his home 20 years ago after relocating from Spooner, WI. A Christian by faith, Victor was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. He was skilled at carpentry and greatly enjoyed woodworking. Victor also enjoyed gardening and landscaping. While residing in Wisconsin, he did a little hunting and fishing. He was a NASCAR fan and especially a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Victor was also a fan of the Green Bay Packers. He was passionate about his work in the jewelry and pawn business. Victor adored his children and loved spending time with his family. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his wife of 5 years, Connie of Inverness, FL; his parents: Theodore and Rae Gene Storandt of Sparta, WI and Mary Jo Teasdale of Spooner, WI; 3 daughters: Sloane Storandt of Spooner, WI, Hannah Storandt of Beverly Hills, FL and Victoria Storandt of Beverly Hills, FL; his brother: Andrew Storandt of Inverness, FL; his sister: Donna Jo Russell of Spooner, WI; and 2 grandchildren: Kali Rae Clepper and Lucy Louise Clepper. He was preceded in death by one sister, Suzanne Rhinehart. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness located at 1900 W. Hwy. 44, Inverness, FL 34450 with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary Thomas, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Thomas, 86, of Inverness, FL passed away June 10, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. She was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on April 21, 1930 to the late Charles F. and Hazel M. (Collins) Coulston. Mary was a avionics inspector, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from Clearwater, FL. She had attended the First Church of God in Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Thomas in 1995, and a son, Dale Mohr. Survivors include her sons, David Mohr of Las Vegas, NV, and Donald Mohr of Jupiter, FL; step-sons Bruce Thomas of Blackshear, GA and Keith Thomas of Palm Harbor, FL; and brother Gael Coulston of Shelbyville, IN; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Tom Walker officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is serving the family.


Ninfa J Viale, 76, Inverness, FL
Ninfa Joan "Nina" Viale, age 76, of Inverness, FL died May 24, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Nina was born on August 28, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Salvatore and Concetta (Ferrante) Zito. In 1988, she made Citrus County her home after moving from Syracuse, NY. A Catholic by faith, Nina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. She was employed as a door greeter for Wal-Mart for a number of years. A job she greatly enjoyed. Nina was an excellent cook and loved cooking meals for her family and friends. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her great-grandson, Johnny Bolling III. Those left to mourn her passing are her son: Richard Viale of Inverness, FL; daughter: Connie Burdett of Homer, NY; brother: Charles Zito of Stuart, FL; sister: Vivian Zito of Floral City, FL; three grandchildren: Brittany (John) Bolling, Steven-Michael Burdett and Christina Burdett; and one great-grandson: Johnny Bolling, III. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harold F Waller, 78, Inverness, FL
Harold Franklin Waller, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 13, 2016 at Legacy House in Ocala, Florida. He was born on December 5, 1937 in Spotsylvania, VA to the late Harold and Fannie Mae (Grimes) Waller. Harold was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a Methodist by faith. He was a construction manager, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Youngstown, OH. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Helen Waller, in 2005, a daughter, Donna Hunter, and a sister Peggy Kendall. Survivors include his children: Deborah (Brian) Bishop of Youngstown, OH, Doreen Waller of Maryland, Bonnie (Abraham) Colon of Inverness, FL, and Amanda Cheves (Mike Brooks) of Williston, FL; brother Michael Waller of Fredericksburg, VA; and sister Clara Newton of Fredericksburg, VA. 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert L Wardrop Sr., 83, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Wardrop, Sr., age 83, of Inverness, FL died July 24, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. A native of Buffalo, NY, he was born July 28, 1932 to the late John and Marguerite (Peel) Wardrop. He moved to Inverness 31 years ago from East Brunswick, NJ. He proudly served in the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force and retired after 22 years of service. A highlight of his service in the Army was being awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart and being interviewed for Gen. Ridgeway's Honor Guard. While serving in the Navy, his ship, the USS Albany, CA123, was part of a Navy Log TV show. The ship was involved in a relief effort for residents of Volos, Greece after an earthquake. A member of the crew had been born and raised in the city. While serving in the Air Force, Mr. Wardrop was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving in SE Asia. In 1953, he met Adele Leyendecker at a USO dance. In 1954, he made Adele his wife. Bob attended Montana State College, Bozeman, MT and LIT, MA. He was active in all the communities he lived in as Cub Scout Master, Boy Scout Leader, a baseball coach and in youth groups at church. While residing in Inverness, Bob was elected as President of Chapter 300, AARP; 2d Vice President of the Inverness Highlands Civic Association; served in the Neighborhood Crime Watch as well as serving on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Fleet Management Task Force of the county. He was very active in the First Presbyterian Church as an Elder, a Deacon and teacher of youth and adults. Mr. Wardrop also completed and received a diploma for completion of a two year course in Theology. Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Adele A. (Leyendecker) Wardrip; daughters: Kathleen Thomas of Deerfield Beach, FL and Stephanie Stapinski of Lantana, FL; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchldren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Wardrop, Jr., and his sisters, Nancy Flipzak and Jacqueline Sullivan. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Reverend Ron Pfeifer officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Following the service, Bob's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL where military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. It was Bob's wish that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in his honor to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


Judy P Wellman, 75, Holder, FL
Judy Patricia Wellman, age 75, of Holder, FL died July 8, 2016 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Inverness. Judy was born on March 12, 1941 in Altoona, AL to the late Agnes Sara (Smith) and James Clinton Johnston, Sr. While she was born in Alabama, she grew up in Michigan after her family moved there when she was a child. Judy had been a resident of Citrus County for 15 years after moving from Winter Haven, FL. A woman of faith, she was raised in the Baptist Church and later on continued to worship the Lord in the Pentecostal Church. Judy was married to Michael McCarthy from 1963 to 1971. While they did not remain married, they continued to be the best of friends and had a very special relationship. Judy was then married Mr. Joe H. Wellman for 12 years until his passing in August of 2000. She was very talented at buying items at garage sales, flea markets and antique stores, refurbishing them to their original glory and re-selling those items. She also loved her beloved Alabama. Judy loved to visit with friends and family and share with them tales of her Alabama upbringing. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her friends and family. Judy also enjoyed doing crafts in her spare time. She will be remembered as a "cut up" that had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Judy will also remembered for her "heart of gold" and her giving and kind nature to those in need no matter who they were. Those left to mourn her passing are her daughter: Michelle (Bobby) Eiland of Holder, FL; her son: James "Jimmy" Entrekin of Birmingham, AL; brothers: Joseph (Pamela) Johnston of Morrison, TN, James "Pete" (Jane) Johnston, Jr. of Geraldine, AL; sisters: Margaret (the late Hubert) Matthews of Livonia, MI, Genell (Kirk) Schryver of Spring Hill, FL, Barbara (Borden) Love of Winter Haven, FL; grandchildren: Bo, Jake, Joey, Bobbi Rae and Molli Beth; several great grandchildren; a great many nieces and nephews who will miss their beloved Aunt "JuJu"; and 3 step-daughters. She was preceded in death by one brother: Farrell Johnston; and one sister: Bonnie Johnston. Judy's urn will be laid to rest in Walnut Grove-Altoona, Alabama at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


Sally A Wellman, 79, Hernando, FL
Sally A. Wellman, 79, of Hernando, Florida departed to be with her Lord and Saviour on July 16, 2016 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born on January 6, 1937 in Clinton, IL to the late Theodore and Eleanor (Foster) Roseman. Sally was a home health aide and a devoted Christian by faith. She arrived in this area in 1992, coming from West Palm Beach, FL. Sally was a prayer warrior, and loved attending prayer meetings. She also enjoyed traveling, going to flea markets, dancing, and music. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, James Wellman. She is also survived by her children: Denny Hoff and his wife Nancy of Elkton, FL, John Hoff of Indiantown, FL, Lori Merschdorf and her husband Tom of Belleview, FL, Marcia Leonard of Lenoir, NC, and Brenda Heavin of Hernando, FL; stepchildren: Jeff Wellman of Joplin, MO, Ralph Wellman of Inverness, FL, James Patrick Wellman and his wife Blanca of Crystal River, FL, Jessie Lee Wellman, also of Crystal River, Donna Van Auken of Beverly Hills, FL, Carolyn Brown, also of Beverly Hills, and Kelly Klopfenstein and her husband James of Jamestown, TN; brothers: Jerry Roseman of Decatur, IL, Theodore Roseman, Jr. and sisters Betty Kyle and Mary Burton, all of Clinton, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children, Cathy Heath, Gregory Grove and Timothy Grove. " I pray that all my children will give their lives to Jesus, and get filled with the Holy Ghost. For all my children and spouses and grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and, all generations on down, be with me in Heaven". Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Geraldine M Wilson, 92, Margate, FL
Geraldine Mae Wilson, 92, formerly of Inverness passed away at the Margate Health & Rehab Center on May 25, 2016. Mrs Wilson was born in Glade, West Virginia on Feb. 15, 1924 to the late Denver C. and Thelma Marie (Hunt) Burdett and moved to Inverness in 1985 from Ft. Pierce, FL. She worked at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness as a Central Service Technician and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 children, Larry Wilde of California and Sondra Bass of Margate, FL; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Walter J. Wilson on Jan. 1, 2014 and her son, Michael Wilde. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Byron Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Inverness officiating. Private burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Harold E Wolfe, Sr., 69, Brooksville, FL
Harold Edward Wolfe, Sr., age 69, of Brooksville, FL, died at his residence on May 10, 2016. Harold was born on November 1, 1946 in Flint, MI to the late Harold Edward and Helen (Anders) Wolfe. In 1969 he married Donna Williams, with whom he shared over 46 years of marriage. It was at that time that Harold and Donna made Brooksville their home after relocating from Englewood, FL. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed all types of hunting and fishing. Harold was a member of several hunt clubs over the years including the Avon Park Hunting Club, the Sand Hill Hunting Club and the Razorback Hunt Club. He also enjoyed bowling and was a member of a bowling league for a number of years. Harold was a dedicated father, a loving husband and wonderful grandfather. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his family. Those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife Donna; his son: Harold Edward Wolfe, Jr. of Weeki Wachee, FL; his daughter: Samantha Stratton and her fiance' Robert Moore of Bushnell, FL; brothers: Ernest Reed and his wife Judith of Lecanto, FL, Kevin Reed of Inverness, FL; sisters: Joan Garner and Denise Giuliani, both of Inverness, FL; grandchildren: Dustin Hill, Liam Stratton and Trey Wolfe; and great-grandchild: Nevaeh Hill. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is being planned by the family for a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bertha M Zippel, 89, Citrus Springs, FL
Bertha Mable Zippel, 89, Citrus Springs died July 1, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Zippel was born in Parkersburg, WV on Nov 26, 1926 to the late Jacob R. and Ethel (Harden) Shreeves. She is survived by 2 children, Virginia Lee Killin of Mesa, AZ and Judith Hipskind of Austin, TX. Also surviving are 8 grand and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Zippel in 1980 and her son, Frank E. Zippel, Jr. Services will be from the Berardinelli Funeral Home in Santa Fe, NM with burial to follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family in Florida.


 

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