Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Robert L Alberts II, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert L. Alberts II, age 64, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Robert was born May 3, 1953 in Nuremberg, Germany to Betty (Salter) and the recently deceased Arnold Alberts. He grew up in New York and on October 2, 1996 he married Laura (Maas) with whom he shared 20 years of marriage. Robert and Laura made Citrus County, FL their home in 1998 after relocating from Stafford, TX. He was an extremely talented portrait artist but also enjoyed painting in the surrealist style. Robert was also an excellent salesman who owned and operated his own fabric protection company called No Stain for a number of years. He preferred to barter and work out trade deals rather than negotiate a cash transaction. Robert also loved his 2002 Corvette which he referred to as his "baby". In addition to his loving wife Laura, those left to mourn Robert's passing are his daughter, Tanya Fitzgerald and her husband Tom of Charleston, S.C.; mother, Betty Alberts of Palm Coast, FL; sisters, Lynne Pederson and her husband Frank, of Palm Coast, FL, Lizbeth Alberts, also of Palm Coast, FL; and 2 nephews. Robert was recently preceded in death by his father, Arnold Alberts and his beloved 15 1/2 years old Peekapoo, Winston. He was also preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Robert Alberts I, his namesake and inspiration. A Funeral Service for Robert is planned for Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 6:30 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Cantor Mordecai Kamlot officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 5:00 PM until the hour of service. Robert will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, S.C. at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Gerald L Albury, 77, Inverness, FL
Gerald Louis "Jerry" Albury, 77, Inverness passed away June 27, 2017 in Shands of UF Hospital in Gainesville. Jerry was born in St Petersburg, Florida, one of 7 children to the late Arley and Alva Blanche (Connell) Albury and moved to Citrus County in 1976. He was employed in the roofing industry, having worked for C & S Roofing for 15 years and the Citrus County School Board roofing and maintenance departments prior to retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, country music, watching Gator football, but most of all spending time at home with his family. He served our country in the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Joyce Kathleen (Greer) Albury; 3 children, Erin Wade Albury and wife, Lindsey of Perry, FL; Jared Wayne Albury and fiancee, Nicole Coleman of Lake City, FL; Tracy Townsend and husband, Joe of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Ty, Ryley, and Easton. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Todd Langdon of the Redemption Christian Church officiating. Military Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with V.F.W. Post 4337 officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Redemption Christian Church, PO Box 2241, Inverness, FL 34451


Stuart W Anderson, 75, Crystal River, FL
Stuart W. Anderson, age 75, of Crystal River, FL passed away June 9, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Stuart was born in Hagersville, CA on December 9, 1941 to the late Stuart Andrew and Evelyn Ruby (Robinson) Anderson. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army before going on to work as a truck driver throughout his life. He is survived by one brother, Marvin Anderson of Canada, and dear friend, Estrella Cavanaugh of Beverly Hills, FL. Stuart's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Charles S Ballou, 79, Inverness, FL
Charles Stanley Ballou, age 79, of Inverness, FL, passed away Sunday, August, 6, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Charles was born on October 17, 1937 in Chepachet, R.I. to the late Alden and Bertha (DeVaudreuil) Ballou. On August 22, 1959 he married Judith (Boisvert) with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Charles worked as a carpenter and superintendent in the construction industry and made Citrus County his home in 1982 after relocating from Carolina, R.I. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness and a former member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, building things and tinkering in his garage. In addition to his wife Judith, those left to mourn Charles' passing are his son, Charles Ballou, Jr. of Chepachet, R.I.; daughters: Tammy Huggins and Deborah Fiori, both of Inverness, FL; sister, Gertrude O'Hann of Connecticut; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard Ballou, Alden Ballou and sisters: Rose Babbit, Bertha Waters, Rita Beccari. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL, with Father Tim Cummings, Celebrant. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William G Barfus, 94, Homosassa, FL
William G. Barfus, Jr., 94, Homosassa, passed away at home on July 5, 2017. He was born in Miami, FL on February 6, 1923 to the late William G. and Cecilia (Reese) Barfus, Sr. and moved to our area in 1989 from there. He retired from the construction industry as a crane operator and served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He enjoyed his hunting, fishing, and spending time in the great outdoors. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 68 years, Frances (Burnett) Barfus. ; 4 sons: William G. Barfus, III and wife, April of Ft Lauderdale, FL, Mike Barfus of South Miami, FL, Norman Barfus, of Homosassa, Wayne Barfus and spouse, Bob of Spring Hill, FL; 2 daughters: Pamela Ellet, Ft Lauderdale, FL and Natasha Lopez, Homosassa, FL; Friends are invited to join the family on Thursday, July 13th from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial with Military Honors will follow at 12:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Nicholas G Basalyga, 78, Beverly Hills, FL
Nicholas G. Basalyga Jr. 78, of Beverly Hills, FL and formerly of Scranton and Chinchilla died on June 11 at Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center in Hudson, FL.  Born June 7, 1939 in Scranton, son of the late Nicholas G. and Catherine O'Malley Basalyga. He graduated in the class of 1957 from Scranton Central High School. His wife of 38 years, the former Elaine Regan, proceeded him in death in 1997. He worked for many years at Sugarmans Eynon Drug, and later as a real estate developer. Throughout his life he demonstrated his strong entrepreneurial spirit by developing various small business ideas and ventures. Nick was also an accomplished musician and photographer. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Catherine Kippycash, Eveline Maliszewski, and Thelma Basalyga.  He is survived by wife Lana Munnings Basalyga, Nassau, Bahamas; sons Nicholas Basalyga and wife Theresa of Beverly Hills, FL, David Basalyga and wife Cristin of Mountain Top, Michael Basalyga of Clarks Summit; daughter Lori and husband Robert of Alden, NY; a sister, Annette Basalyga of Bridgeport, CT; brother-in law Daniel Regan of Scranton; stepdaughter Patrice Laing and husband Marcus of Nassau, Bahamas; 19 grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Private family services will be held at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Edith M Baugher, 62, Crystal River, FL
Edith Marie Baugher, 62, of Crystal River, FL passed away June 19, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Plant City, FL on November 12, 1954 to the late John T. and Mary Doris (Strickland) Faulk. Edith was a Beautician, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Benton Harbor,MI. She loved taking care of her "fur babies", and enjoyed camping, gardening, and spending time outdoors. Edith held memberships in the American Legion Post # 237, Beverly Hills, FL, and the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge #2013 in Homosassa, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011, Charles, one sister, Doris Jean Faulk. Left to cherish her memory is her loving life's partner, Randy Tharp of Crystal River; brother John K. Faulk of Allegan, MI, and sisters Karen Warner of Allegan, MI and Barbara Faulk Butler. A Celebration of Life Gathering of family and friends will take place at the family residence at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Sean M Baxter, 19, Inverness, FL
Sean Mikell Baxter, 19, of Inverness was Promoted to Glory, leaving this life and entering the next, on Friday, June 9, 2017 as a result of serious injuries suffered in a vehicle accident on June 5, 2017. Sean was born in Evansville, IN, but lived most of his life in Citrus County. Sean is survived by his wife, Alexis Scinicariello Baxter; his son, Luke Baxter; his mother, Susan Collins; his brother, Johnny Baxter; his sister, Stasia Harmon; his grandparents, William and Betsy Collins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Sean had a difficult childhood that brought about in him a great sense of compassion for those who are hurting. It also caused him to develop a strong sense of justice and a willingness to help anyone in need. His playful spirit, fun-loving ways, inquisitiveness, and sense of adventure brought to him many friends; and his charismatic personality and bright smile would light up a room when he walked in. Sean was employed by AAA Concrete and Block of Citrus Springs. He worked hard, loved his wife, was amazed by his new son, and is a bright light that has left this world too soon. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 5th, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Floral City, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Ruth T Bieber, 98, Floral City, FL
Ruth T. Bieber, 98 of Floral City, passed away May 25, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Born in New Rochelle, NY on February 4, 1919 to the late Elbert and Minnie (Hanemann) Billups, she came to Florida in 1982 from North Babylon, NY. Mrs. Bieber was a long time member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. She was active with the children's ministries, and was secretary for the school. Left to cherish her memory are Richard (Bonnie) Gustafson of N.C., Joan Rodomista of N.Y., Bruce (Gail) Gustafson of N.V., Roy Gustafson of S.C., Jon (Cathy) Gustafson of N.Y. To include dearest family members in Florida: Sue (Paul) Hennessey, Renée (Gary) Sennes, Barbara Ramsey, Cathy (John) Sullivan, Roberta Redding, Davis Gustafson and all extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in 1985. Funeral services for Ruth will be conducted on Friday, June 2nd at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Pastor Ledford Hodges, of the New Testament Baptist Church, officiating. She will be buried at the Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, NY, beside her husband. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Kenneth J Bischoff, 56, Inverness, FL
Kenneth James Bischoff, 56 of Inverness, died May 31, 2017. Ken was born on April 1, 1961 to the late Theodore and Pauline (King) Bischoff, in Northampton, MA, and he came to Florida in the early 1980's. He attended high school in Massachusetts. He is survived by: his wife of 23 years, Marie, of Inverness, his brother, Jim and his wife Mary Ann of Southampton, MA and nieces, nephews and cousins in Massachusetts and many friends locally. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Allan. Ken worked in the industrial field, sheet metal and electronics, most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, working on model cars and cooking. Ken had a good heart for people and animals. Following cremation, Ken's urn will buried in Massachusetts. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Arthur Bizzoso, 87, Inverness, FL
Arthur Bizzoso, 87, Inverness, passed away August 5, 2017 in the Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Lynbrook, NY, he was born May 25, 1930 to the late Salvatore and Julia (Seawald) Bizzoso and came to Florida in 1982 from Farmingdale, New York. He was a retired commercial truck driver and served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having been discharged in 1953. He was a member of Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Hernando. Arthur is survived by 2 sons, Arthur S. Bizzoso and Douglas (Kathy) Dzinski, both of Long Island, NY; 2 grandchildren, Shaun and Danielle; 3 great grandchildren, Kayli, Zander, and Lalia; 1 brother, Peter Bizzoso of Long Island; 2 sisters Alice Sallie of Long Island and Julie Bizzoso of Georgia. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Marion Bizzoso on December 14, 2016 and his two daughters,Barbara and Katherine Dzinski. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Aug 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando with The Rev Clyde Powell officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at 2:00 PM. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.


Joseph A Bockskopf Jr, 59, Inverness, FL
Joseph Albert Bockskopf, Jr., age 59 of Inverness, FL passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on January 10, 1958 in St. Louis, MO to Donna Rae (Wheeler) and Joseph Albert Bockskopf, Sr. He was a Commercial Pipe Fitter by trade and a member of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union #562 of St. Louis, MO. Joseph made Citrus County, FL his home 13 years ago after relocating from St. Louis. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his family. In addition to his parent's Donna and Joseph Bockskopf, Sr. those left to mourn Joseph's passing are his brothers: Daniel Wilkerson Bockskopf of St. Louis, MO, James Jay Bockskopf of Inverness, FL; sisters: Denise Marie Capcovic and her husband Steve of St. Louis, MO, Joyce Lynn Bridgmon and her husband Jim, also of St. Louis, MO. In lieu of flowers, Joseph's family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary A Bogart, 74, Inverness, FL
Mary A. Bogart, 74 of Inverness, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mary was born on July 24, 1942 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the late John and Anna (Petruska) Yankovick. She and her husband David came to Citrus County in 1972 from Edison, New Jersey Mary was a secretary with the Public Defender's office in Inverness and was a member of the Church of God. She was a loving mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Keith Bogart and his wife, Donna of Middleburg, FL; Delene Graham and her husband Darvin of Inverness;brother Paul Kurtz, sisters: Fran Geiger, Debbie Schoen and Jen Robbins; she has four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, David on May 3, 2017. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Gail L Boulrisse, 80, Homosassa, FL
Gail L. Boulrisse, 80, of Homosassa, FL passed away on June 30, 2017 under the care of the Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL. She was born on February 26, 1937 in St. Johnsbury, VT to the late Kenneth and Glee (Wells) Leach. Gail was a high school librarian, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Lee, ME. She was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed golfing, taking walks, fishing, and loved playing bingo. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Leach. Gail is survived by her loving husband Robert C. Boulrisse of Homosassa. She is also survived by sons, Clayton Boulrisse of Lee, ME, and Richard Boulrisse of Bourne, MA; daughter Leighanne Hawkins and her husband Mark of Lake Osewago, OR; and 7 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Gail Boulrisse Memorial Fund, c/o Lee Academy, Lee, ME. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


James Bowers, 76, Spring Hill, FL
James Bowers, age 76, of Spring Hill, FL, passed away August 7, 2017 under the care of hospice at North Pinellas Care Center, Palm Harbor, FL. James was born on August 3, 1941 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late James and Barbara (Layer) Bowers. On October 12, 1968 he married Elizabeth P. Crerend with whom he shared 48 years of marriage until her passing on October 18, 2016. A member of the Teamsters Union, he worked in the food industry throughout his life and retired as a delivery driver and shop steward for Hi-Vue Dairy. James and Elizabeth made Hernando County their home in 1987 after moving from Elmont, N.Y. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, going to car shows. James loved to ride motorcycles and enjoyed working on and building Harley's. Those left to mourn his passing sons, James Bowers and his wife Jennifer of Spring Hill, FL, Jeffrey Bowers and Ingrid Alvarez of Bayside Queens, N.Y.; and three grandchildren: Leanne, Brianna and Jeffrey, Jr. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Clement G Bulman, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Clement G. Bulman, age 83, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Clement was born on April 17, 1934 in Waukon, IA to the late Gene A. and Laura M. (Johnson) Bulman. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army. Clement married Virginia Harvey on February 20, 1956 and with whom he shared 61 loving years of marriage. He and Virginia made Florida their home in 1989 after relocating from Missouri and made Citrus County their home 5 years ago after moving from Groveland, FL. A Christian by faith, he was a parishioner of the Rock Crusher Church of God in Crystal River, FL and also a member of the American Legion. In his spare time, Clement enjoyed fishing and hunting. In addition to his loving wife Virginia, those left to cherish Clement's memory are his sons: Lloyd G. Bulman (Cathy), Buckner, MO, Jason C. Bulman (Carmen), Clermont, FL, Richard E. Bulman (Sara), Kansas City, MO; daughters: Laura A. Shirley of Lecanto, FL, Cynthia L. Weeks (Ron), Groveland, FL; brothers: Thomas A. Bulman of Utah, James C. Bulman (Linda), Eureka Springs, AR; sisters: Doris M. Steward (Robert), Eldorado Springs, MO, Ann L. Spence, Kansas City, MO; Several grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren. Clement was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Richard W. and Ralph E. Bulman. Clement's family plan to have a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Rock Crusher Road Church of God, Crystal River, FL at a later date that will be conducted by Pastor Michael Chambliss. Following that service his urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary A Burhart, 93, Dunnellon, FL
Mary Ann Burhart, age 93, of Dunnellon, FL and formerly of Milford, MA passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Legacy House of Ocala, FL. Mary was born on November 16, 1923 in Milford, MA to the late Antonio and Josephine (Legge) Diomedes. She was employed as an assembler for the Fenwal Corporation for a number of years then operated her own housekeeping business. Mary was a parishioner of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Milford, MA and was married to Arthur J. Burhart for 10 years. She relocated to Citrus County, FL in 2006 to be near her daughter and her family. In her spare time Mary enjoyed dancing, going to the beach and knitting but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Those left to mourn Mary's passing include her daughter, Donna Waterbury and her husband David of Dunnellon, FL; brother, Louis Diomedes of Stoughton, MA; sisters: Emma Quirk of Northbridge, MA, Ines Diomedes of Milford, MA, Eleanor Rotella of Stoughton, MA; grandchildren: Christopher, Peter, and Valerie Marcoux; great grandchildren: Darcy, Eric, Alexander, Drake, Emma, Violet. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Milford, MA on Friday, August 4, at 10:00 A.M. Following the mass, Mary's urn will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph R Burns, 88, Palm Harbor, FL
Joseph Robert Burns, 88, of Palm Harbor, FL, formerly of Homosassa, FL passed away July 28, 2017 under the care of Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. He was born on March 31, 1929 in Central Falls, RI to the late Joseph and Virginia (Cardin) Burns. Joseph was Catholic by faith, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict in the French Guiana. He was a Manufacturing Engineer by trade, and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Cumberland, RI. Joseph enjoyed traveling, having visited several countries including China and Europe. He also enjoyed fishing and camping. Joseph was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie Burns in 2008, and one daughter, Carol A. Burns. He is survived by his son Joseph M. Burns and his wife Kenna of Altamont, NY; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 11:00 A.M. at Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa. Friends are encouraged to meet at the cemetery for the service. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Welton K Clay, 94, Inverness, FL
Welton K. Clay, 94, Inverness passed away suddenly at home on June 19, 2017. Mr Clay was born on March 26, 1923 in Stallo, MS to the late William and Nanabelle (Farrish) Clay and came to Florida in 1986 from Deer Park, NY. He was a retired meat cutter and served our country in the U.S. Navy, both during WW II and Korea. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 32 years, CarolAnn (Cammarata) Clay; 2 sons, Steven Clay and wife Cathy of Brunswick Hills, OH; Glenn Clay and wife Mary, St James, NY; 1 daughter, CarolAnn Giordano, Hernando, FL; 1 sister, Margaret Bailey, Milledgeville, GA; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kennie Berger officiating. Additional services and burial will follow in Calverton National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Ginni M Coe, 94, Greenwood, SC
Ginni McAlexander Coe, 94, formerly of Inverness, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Hospice Care of The Piedmont in Greenwood, SC. Ginni was born in Chattanooga, TN on September 8, 1922 to the late Floyd and Gladys (Waltz) Campbell and moved to Inverness in 1979 from Madison, IN. She was a long time faithful member of the Inverness 7th Day Adventist Church. Her love was teaching music and playing the organ for different churches and funeral homes in the area. Left to cherish her memory is her son, William McAlexander of Greenwood, SC and 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two husbands, William McAlexander in 1988 and Howard Coe in 1994, her daughter, Sue Zink Schneph, and a sister, Minnie Lou Swisher. A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the time of service.


Sanford H Condon, 95, Lecanto, FL
Sanford Henry Condon, peacefully passed away into the loving arms of his Father on his 95th birthday, June 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his family at Hospice House of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Sanford, known as "Sanny" by his neighbors and friends, was born in Parker, IN on June 12, 1922. He worked in Auburn, IN at Warner Gear which later became Borg Warner, beginning as a minimum-wage employee and retiring in 1987 as Plant Manager of Quality Control. Upon his retirement, he moved to Inverness to enjoy golf and time with his family. He was also able to travel to England, Arizona, Alaska, New York, Holland, Canada, Panama and Colorado and took numerous cruises. Sanford was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Elks, the First United Methodist Church of Inverness and Point O' Woods Golf Club. He loved to golf, do yard work and watch the Gators and the Tampa Bay Rays. There are not enough adjectives to describe his amazing character, but suffice it to say he was kind, generous, humorous, patriotic and well liked by all who knew him. Sanford was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen Condon, his sister, Mary Jerrell, his brothers, Thomas and Cappy and his wife, Mary Jane. Sanford is survived by his two daughters, Wendy Hall and Sandra Slick as well as Wendy's husband, Gaston Hall. He has 3 grandsons, Adam Hapner, Bryan Slick, and Gregory Slick. He has a nephew, Chris Condon. Sanford has eleven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Sanny will truly be missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Sanny would appreciate contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 1140 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453. Interment will be by his wife in Auburn, IN at a later time. Friends may call in visitation on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 3:00 PM until the Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Sarah Campbell, officiating. A Masonic service will follow, conducted by Masonic Memorial Lodge #119.


Catherine F Criscitiello Rose, 85, Inverness, FL
Catherine Criscitiello Rose, age 85, of Inverness, FL, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Catherine was born on January 20, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Walter and Mary (Dente) Martorello. She made Citrus County, FL her home in 1966 after relocating from Deer Park, N.Y. Catherine was married to Tony Criscitiello for 46 years until his passing on January 1, 1996. She then married Harry Rose on March 30, 2002 with whom she shared 15 years of marriage. A Catholic by faith, Catherine taught the Catholic Christian Doctrine to youngsters while residing in New York and went on to become a very active parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. She was a former Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer, a lifetime member of Inverness VFW Post #4337 and an associate member of the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522. Catherine was a beautician and hairdresser throughout her life and was known for being a very fashionable and stylish woman. She enjoyed singing Karaoke at both the VFW and Elks Lodge and loved spending time with her family, whom she adored. Catherine also loved to clean house and was known to have floors that were clean enough for you to eat off. She also had an extensive knowledge of Citrus County that she was very willing to share with anyone who was interested. In addition to her loving husband Harry, those left to mourn Catherine's passing are her daughters: Betty Guin and her husband Wayne of Brooksville, FL, Diane Leohner and her husband Wayne of Satellite Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Deacon Steve Kurylowicz of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Catherine's memory to 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.


Anthony D'Adamo, 86, Beverly Hills, FL
Anthony D'Adamo, 86, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 11, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 3, 1930 to the late Erasmo and Maria (Campanale) D'Adamo. Anthony was a carpenter for the New York City Transit Authority, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Brooklyn. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Anthony enjoyed golfing, loved to watch the History Channel and Modern Marvels, liked practicing shooting at the firing range, and loved spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Clarisse D'Adamo. Anthony is also survived by his children, John Anthony D'Adamo and his wife Debra of Brooklyn, Robert D'Adamo and his wife Robin of Oceanside, NY, Anthony Edward D'Adamo of Staten Island, NY, and Noelle Punzone and her husband Paul of Brooklyn; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Anthony was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joseph and John D'Adamo, and his sister Filomena D'Adamo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Anthony on Monday, July 17, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Anthony's urn will be laid to rest in New York at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Patricia A Dampman, 78, Hernando, FL
Patricia Ann Rickels Dampman, 78, Hernando passed away July 22, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Patricia was born in Winchester, VA on September 6, 1938 to the late Charles D. and Alice (Grim) Peters and came to this area in 1994 from there. Prior to retirement, she owned and operated the PS Catering Service in Winchester, VA before moving to Florida. She was a member of the First Church of God in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children, Richard P. Miller and companion Nancy Fulton of Goochland, VA; Jeffery A. Miller and wife Stacey of Kingsport, TN; Cynthia Davis and husband James of Lenexa, KS; Christina E. Mathias and husband Harry of New Bern, NC; 1 sister, Janet VanBalen, Seaside, CA; 1 half sister, Ruth Wingfield, Shreveport, LA; 4 grandchildren, Brian, Tiffany, Josh, and Heather; 4 great grandchildren, Colton, Lily, Wyatt, and Weston. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Herbert Rickels on July 7, 2008 and Raymond Dampman on December 27, 2011 A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM from the First Church of God in Inverness with Pastor Tom Walker officiating. Interment at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Stephanie M David, 47, Lecanto, FL
Stephanie Mae David, age 47, of Lecanto, FL passed away at her residence on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Stephanie was born on April 19, 1970 in Pontiac, MI to the late Clifford Claire and Cora Irene (Garbutt) Guyett. She made Citrus County her home after relocating with her family when she was a teenager and worked as a Registered Nurse in the healthcare industry. On March 11, 2016 she marred James David with whom she shared 14 months of loving marriage. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts and taking old used items and revitalizing them to make them new, beautiful and useful once again. In addition to her husband James, Stephanie's memory will be cherished by her son, Cody Guyett of Citrus Springs, FL; daughter, Sakin Aarestad of Crystal River, FL; brother, Cliff Guyett of Leesburg, FL; and her best friend, Dana Pineau of Crystal River, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Brad R Dorsen, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
Brad Rodrick Dorsen, 65, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 19, 2017 at his residence in Beverly Hills. He was born in Atlanta, GA on April 13, 1952, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Lilburn, GA. Brad was a Chief Executive Officer for a print distribution company, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing tennis, and going to the casino. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive Sue Dorsen. Brad is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Susan Dorsen. Other survivors include his children, Cliff Dorsen and his wife Erika of Lilburn, GA, and Jamie Skidmore and her husband Keith of Miami, FL; his father Harold Dorsen; and sister Angela Neel. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


"Skip" H Drake, 79, Floral City, FL
Grover H. "Skip" Drake, 79, Floral City passed away June 9, 2017 at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & Nature Coast. "Skip" was born in Jasper County, IN on June 1, 1938 to the late Grover Henry and Theresa Rose (Huisel) Drake and came to Citrus County in 1987 from California after retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy with over 20 years if service. He was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post 7122 in Floral City. He enjoyed fishing on the canal behind his home in Floral City and in earlier years, working on his car. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 18 years, Candy (Bland) Drake of Floral City; his daughter, Dawn Horton and her husband "Mo" of Charleston, SC; 3 brothers, 1 sister; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Graveside services with Military Honors are scheduled for Friday, June 16th, 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with VFW Post 7122 and a Hospice Chaplain officiating. Friends may meet on Friday at 1:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home to visit the family. The procession will leave for the cemetery at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Kathryn C Eddleston, 67, Homosassa, FL
Kathryn C. Eddleston, age 67, of Homosassa, FL passed away at her residence on June 1, 2017. Kathryn was born in Savannah, GA on October 15, 1949 to Elsie (Rivers) Schaaf and the late John A. Schaaf, II. She owned and operated the Sweetwater Casino Restaurant in Sweetwater, NJ, which was named an eastern seaboard top 100 restaurant by Esquire and Gourmet magazines. Kathryn was quite the adventurer. She participated in a 2 month Rally Race across South America with her husband, was a licensed skydiver, had her pilot's license and was a PADI master scuba instructor. Kathryn was a volunteer at the Crystal River State Park and worked with their Manatee program. She was also a lab tech and diver for Dynasty Marine and a tropical fish distributor. Kathryn was only the 2nd woman in New York history to achieve the title of Grand Excelsior for the Elk's Lodge. She also enjoyed traveling extensively throughout her life. Those left to mourn Kathryn's passing are her son, Richard Charles Coleman, Jr and his fiancee' Joanna Williams of Marathon, FL; mother, Elsie of Savannah, GA; brother, John A. Schaaf III of Savannah, GA; grandchildren: Christian Joshua Schaaf-Coleman, Skyler Jewel Coleman; nephew, Evan Schaaf; cousins: Jamie Brown of Clearwater, FL and Eric Culberson of Savannah, GA; and best friend and caregiver, David S. "Rock" Reczek. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of over 20 years, Daniel Eddleston and sister, Paulette Schaaf. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Lillian I Eno, 80, Inverness, FL
Lillian I. Eno, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Lillian was born on April 27, 1937 in Lansing, MI. She was one of six children (Richard, Will, Joyce, Karen and Hilda) born to Willis and Hilda L. (Fairchild) Gillette. She was married to John Doyle Eno until his passing on May 30, 1994. A Baptist by faith, she and John made Citrus County, FL their home in 1968 after relocating from Lansing, MI. They owned and operated several businesses in Citrus County over the years including Eno's Locksmith and Eno's Mexican Imports. Lillian owned and operated Marketing Intelligence Service for a number of years and also worked as an independent researcher for various research and marketing companies. She will be remembered as a kind and generous woman with good advice to offer those in need of direction. Lillian was always there to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. Those left to mourn her passing are her sons: Jon, Lawrence, Daniel, Joseph and James Eno; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edison E Enterkin, 75, Inverness, FL
Edison E. Enterkin, Jr., 75, of Inverness, FL passed away August 15, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Muncie, IN on January 1, 1942 to the late Edison E. and Thelma (Conn) Enterkin. Edison was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a police officer with the Muncie City Police Department with 20 years service. He arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Muncie and was a member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Edison was very involved with the church, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Sherry Enterkin. Other survivors include his sons Jay Enterkin and his wife Kathy of Kenova, W. VA., and Timothy Enterkin and his wife Amy of Muncie, IN; step-daughters Sheryl Mize and her husband Curt of Orange Park, FL, and Stephanie Davis of Inverness, FL; sister Lorraine Davis of Inverness; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Edison is scheduled for Saturday, August 19,11:00 A.M. at Calvary Chapel in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Ina B Fatherly, 76, Hernando, Florida
Ina Belle Fatherly, 76, Hernando passed away August 11, 2017 in Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mrs Fatherly was born July 28, 1941 in Salineville OH to the late Theodore and Stella (Robb) Beadnell and came to Florida in 1986 from Lisbon, OH. She worked in the health care profession as a CNA before she retired. She enjoyed reading, crossword, jigsaw puzzels and bingo. She is survived by 7 children: Loretta McDevitt, Hernando; April Fulton, Austintown, OH; Virginia Gilson, Hernando; Ruth Ingledue, Hanoverton, OH; Victoria Puskaric, Lutz, FL; Rebecca Czapski, Hanoverton, OH; Ina Miller, Kensington, OH; her brother, Sonny Beadnell, Negley, OH; 15 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Fatherly, Jr on April 2, 1997, her son, Raymond, her granddaughter, Angela Dawn and her grandson, Cage Michael. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery.


Joseph T Ferguson, 53, Inverness, FL
Joseph Thomas Ferguson, 53 of Inverness, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Joe was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on September 15, 1963, to the late Joseph Thomas and Frieda (Eichler) Ferguson. He came here in 1974 from Hackensack, New Jersey. Joe was a block mason in the construction industry. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, including his wife of 26 years, Cheryl Ferguson, his daughters: Serenity Stewart of Inverness and Jennifer Stewart of Beverly Hills; his sons: Jonathan Stewart of Boston, MA and Michael Stewart of Texas; his brothers: Edward Ferguson of Inverness, Donald Ferguson of Pine Ridge and Stephen Ferguson of Melbourne; his sister, Lorraine Cherryhomes of Dunnellon, in addition his 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City, with Rev. Doug Alexander, officiating. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, on Thursday from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM, when the procession will leave for the cemetery.


Mary J Futch, 82, Hernando, Fl
Mary Jane Futch, 82 of Hernando, passed away July 19, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mary was born on March 19, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Thomas J. and Cecil (Williams) Dean. She came to this area in 1973 from Fort Bragg, North Carolina following her husband's retirement from the Army. Mary was a retired office manager for social services. She enjoyed travel and volunteering, especially helping to build churches. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Maj. Martin L. Futch (U.S. Army, Ret); her twin sons, Bruce and wife Joye Futch of Williamsburg, VA, Brian and wife Betty Futch of Lakeland, FL, and her daughter, Shawn and husband Steve Simmons of Hernando: 6 grandchildren, Holly, Melissa, Alicia, Jared Lee, Sherree and Shane; 5 great grandchildren: Drostan, Emma Lee, Luke, Alex and Allison. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2 PM until 4 PM. Private burial will take place on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Florida National Cemetery.


Theodore R Gardiner, 80, Lecanto, FL
Theodore R. Gardiner, Jr., 80, of Lecanto, FL. passed away on July 26, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. He was born in North Kingstown, RI on January 21, 1937 to the late Theodore R. and Mazie (Tisdale) Gardiner, Sr. Theodore was a driver trainer for over the road trucking, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Westerly, RI. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed playing the guitar, reading his Bible, and going to Freedom Baptist Church where he served as a church deacon. Theodore was preceded in death by one son, Michael Gardiner, 2 brothers Joseph and Norman Gardiner, and a sister, Rugh V. Bradley. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 60 years, LuJeanne Gardiner. Other survivors include his children, Jeffrey Gardiner and his wife Carol of Dunnellon, FL, and Sandra Johnston and her husband Chris of Johnston, RI; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Tuesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. with Pastor Bill Ogle officiating. Theodore will be laid to rest at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City,FL, after the service.


Donald P Gatz, 87, Land-O-Lakes, FL
Donald Paul Gatz, 87, of Land-O-Lakes, FL, previously of Hernando, FL, passed away June 2, 2017 at Brighton Gardens of Tampa. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 11, 1929 to the late Joseph N. and Dolores E. (Yellig) Gatz. Don was an Insurance Sales Manager for Fireman's Fund Insurance, and arrived in Safety Harbor, Florida in 1976 from Greensboro, NC. He attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL. and was a devoted Catholic. Don was an Eagle Scout, a U.S. Army veteran and held memberships in the Benevolent Order of the Elks # 2522, Inverness, FL, American Legion Post # 0077, VFW Post 4252 in Hernando, FL, The Citrus Hills Men's Golf Association, the Knight's of Columbus of Erie, PA. , and the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Pittsburgh and Erie PA. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, reading, and was a baseball and basketball coach. He is survived by his loving wife, Deniece Gatz. He is preceded in death by his first wife Mary Elizabeth and also survived by their five children Donald J. Gatz and his wife Connie of Herndon, VA, Debra M. Gatz of Tampa, FL, Deedee Gatz of Tampa, FL, Denise A. Robinson and her husband Carroll of Philadelphia, PA, and Dave Gatz and his wife Ileana of Land-O-Lakes, FL. Don has 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. following the mass. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Thursday, 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. FL. After the burial, there will be a reception at the Citrus Hills Golf Club in Inverness.


Patricia G Gongloff, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Patricia Gwen Gongloff, age 70, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away on July 19, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Patricia was born in Upper Darby, PA on July 26, 1946 to the late William Haines and Mary June (Adkins) Carnall. Patricia was a hospital administrator for Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a contract negotiator for CMS in Baltimore, MD. She received a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins University. On August 9, 1969, she married Charles "Chuck" Gongloff with whom she shared 47 loving years of marriage. Both Patricia and Chuck loved cars and were members of the Citrus County Corvette Club, the National Corvette Restorers Society, the Citrus County Cruisers and the Citrus Vette and Camaro Club. Patricia was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Loyal Order of Moose in Crystal River, and the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. Patricia enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and painting. She was a volunteer for the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and enjoyed playing cards with her neighborhood friends, gardening and growing flowers and herbs. She loved kayaking all over Florida, and was a dedicated Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan. In addition to her husband Chuck, those left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Michelle "Mitzi" Gongloff of Beverly Hills, FL; brother, William Carnall and his wife Joyce of Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA; sister, Debra Capriotti and her husband Brian of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren: Madelyn and Jacob Snodgrass; niece, Amy Stewart of Wilmington, DE; and nephew, Richard Tinley of Philadelphia, PA. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Friends of Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 So. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, FL 34446. Please indicate Gongloff Memorial on your check.


Oscar J Gundersen, 81, Floral City, FL
Oscar J. Gundersen, age 81, of Floral City, FL passed away June 4, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness. Oscar was born on December 26, 1935 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Oscar L. and Catherine (Vedda) Gundersen. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and went on to work as a Mechanic. Oscar was married to Loretta F. Gundersen for 51 years until her passing on December 22, 2010. They made Citrus County their home in 1973 after relocating from Pinellas Park, FL. In his spare time, Oscar enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and internet gambling. Those left to cherish Oscar's memory are his daughters: Penny Gundersen, Jode Gundersen and Margaret Farmer, all of Floral City, FL. He will also be mourned by his sister, Catherine Salvaggio of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren: Allen Howes and his wife Ellen of Floral City, FL, Shawn Gundersen and his wife Ali of Inverness, FL, Timothy Atkinson and his wife Annie of Ybor City, FL; great grandsons: Zachary, Grayson, Griffin; great granddaughter, Madison and many other extended family members. In addition to his loving wife Loretta, Oscar was preceded in death by daughter, Tammy Gundersen in 1969. Oscar's urn will be laid to rest with his wife Loretta at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Sharon R Gurnsey, 73, Inverness, FL
Sharon Rae Gurnsey, 73, Inverness passed away July 20, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Sharon was born in Elmira, NY on February 8, 1944, to the late Raymon C. and Florence (Seymour) VanZile and came to this area in 2012 from Troy, PA. She retired from Oak Hill Veneer of Troy, PA as a bookkeeper with 14 years of service and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, George L. Gurnsey, Inverness; 2 children, DeAnna L. Carpenter, Trout Run, PA and Michelle L. Kallaugher and her husband Sean of Berlin, CT; 1 sister, Gladys Starkey, Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 1 brother, LaRue S. VanZile, Mainesburg, PA; 3 grandchildren, Meagan Rae Jennings, Samantha L. Carpenter, and Sydney Rae Kallaugher. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wed., Aug 2, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness with Pastor Ron Pfeifer officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


Frances M Guy, 83, New Port Richey formerly of Floral City, FL
Frances M. Guy, 83 of New Port Richey, formerly of Floral City, FL, passed away on June 30, 2017 at Gulfside Hospice at Heather Hill in New Port Richey. Frances was born to the late Pete and Alma (Corbett) Barnard on October 5, 1933, in Ware County, Georgia. She came to Citrus County in 1989 from Tampa, where she worked as a toll booth cashier at Tampa International Airport, for many years. Frances was Baptist by faith. She loved country music, Elvis Presley, dancing and spending time with her family and enjoyed traveling and taking cruises. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jerry L. Guy of Live Oak, FL and Laverne Howie and her husband Tom of Land O Lakes, FL; her sister, Jesse Williams and her husband Nash of Gainesville, GA; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her extended family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Noah on Nov. 3, 2003. Funeral services for Frances will be conducted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Irene J Harrell, 90, Inverness, FL
Irene J. Harrell, 90, Inverness passed away June 6, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Mrs Harrell was born in Tampa, FL on March 18, 1927 to the late Claude and Golda (Brown) Jackson and lived in Tampa for many years prior to moving to Hernando and Citrus Counties. She was a retired telephone operator, having worked for the original GTE Telephone Company. Her passion and hobby was making antique porcelain dolls complete with clothing. She was an extremely talented seamstress. Irene enjoyed traveling with her family, having made 3 trips to Hawaii alone, not to mention many other locations. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Joseph Nolan Jr. and his wife, Esther of Brooksville, FL; Pamela Harrell of Inverness; 1 sister, Mary Criswell; 2 grandchildren, Chip and Laura Harrell; 3 great grandchildren, Shelbi Wild, Alexis Cassidy, and Andrew Brinn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph N. Harrell, Sr. on March 18, 2014. A Celebration of Life Service is planned for Friday, June 9, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Dr. Leary Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial will be private in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


David Hunsberger, 63, Floral Cityf, FL
David Hunsberger, age 63, of Floral City, FL passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 19, 2017. David was born on July 11, 1954 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Joseph M. and Verna H. (Landes) Hunsberger. He was so grateful for his Mennonite heritage. He was licensed to Pastor a Mennonite Church while I was in his 20’s, and served there for 5 1/2 years after spending 3 years in Belize under the Eastern Mennonite Mission board. He made Citrus County his home 18 years ago after relocating from Miami, FL. In 1990. He started Lawncare-N-More of Citrus County and operated it until 2016 when he passed the business onto his son, David. David loved music, playing guitar and singing with the New Glorybound Singers. He was a Baptist by faith and attended services at Istachatta Baptist Church, Istachatta, FL. David enjoyed teaching Sunday school and loved sharing the Word of God with others. He will be remembered as a teacher, worship leader, friend to all he met, a great father, loving grandfather and devoted husband.Those left to mourn David's passing include his wife of 2 1/2 years, Beverly (Wood) Hunsberger; son, David Hunsberger of Floral City, FL; daughters: Dawn Sefiane of Miami, FL, Melodie Porter (Joe) of Floral City, FL; stepdaughters: Lisa Caldwell (Zach) of South Carolina, Danielle SHepperson of Lansing, MI; brothers: Jim (Thelma), Joe (Rosie) and Dennis (Lori), all of Snyder County, PA; and grandchildren: Marymargaret, Noel, Maya, Destiny and Matthew. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for David is planned for Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. In lieu of flowers, David requested donations be made in his memory to Istachatta Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall Renovation Fund, PO Box 24, Istachatta, FL 34636.


Sena L Jones, 52, Inverness, FL
Sena L. Jones, 52, of Inverness, FL passed away July 8, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Abilene, TX on March 9, 1965 to the late Charles Donald and Barbara Joann (Vass) Jones. Sena was a Title Investigator, and arrived in this area in 1979, coming from Santa Barbara, CA. She loved participating in local karaoke, fishing, going to estate auctions, singing at her mothers church, The Church of God in Inverness, and loved spending time with her family on the family boat. She was a graduate of Citrus High School. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 20 years, Ronald Brooks of Inverness, her children Isaac Smith of Lady Lake, FL, and Emerald Smith of Inverness; sister Colleen Lewis of Colorado Springs, CO; and 3 grandchildren, Blake, Brandon, and Audriana. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


John "Jack" W Joyce, 91, Hernando, FL
John "Jack" William Joyce, age 91, of Hernando, FL passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jack was born on October 31, 1925 in Toronto, Canada to the late John George and Winnifred (Payne) Joyce. He proudly served in the Canadian Military and made Hernando, FL his home in 1997. A Christian by faith, he was a parishioner of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. Those left to mourn Jack's passing include his son, John Joyce of Hypoluxo, FL; daughter, Jill Joyce of Landrum, S.C.; brother, Ken Joyce of Ontario, Canada; and sister, Audrey Pile of Cleveland, OH. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM from Cornerstone Baptist Church with Reverend Greg Kell officiating. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Robert A Kegel, 79, Homosassa, FL
Robert A. Kegel, age 79, of Homosassa, FL passed away at his residence on August 13, 2017. Robert was born on September 7, 1937 in Sandwich, IL to the late Herbert and Lucille (Harger) Kegel. He was married to Lareen (Vickery) with whom he just celebrated 60 years of marriage in January. Robert was a Mechanical Engineer in the HVAC Industry and made Citrus County, FL his home 14 years ago after relocating from Scottsdale, AZ. He was a member of the Rotary Club for a number of years and a past Rotary Club President while residing in Colorado. Robert was also a member of ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. In his spare time he enjoyed photography and loved the outdoors. While residing in Colorado, he climbed all 54 of the 14,000 foot mountains of that state. Robert was very proud of that accomplishment. Additionally, he was a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and had earned his MBA from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. In addition to his wife Lareen, those left to mourn Robert’s passing include his son, John and his wife Sandy of New Berlin, WI; daughters: Brenda O’Connor and her husband Patrick of Naples, FL, Diane Holbert and her husband Chris of Parker, CO; and grandchildren: Sam Kegel, Victor Holbert and Carson Holbert. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Swanson. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Shirley L Kelly, 86, Inverness, FL
Shirley L. Kelly, 86 of Inverness, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Shirley was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 25, 1930 to the late Russell and Marguerite Dixon, and came to Citrus County in 1986 from there. She was employed at an electronics factory and was a member of the Grace Bible Fellowship Church. Shirley loved to knit and crochet and she was always a very sociable person. She was friendly with everyone. Left to cherish her memory are her children: John Kelly of Plantsville, Connecticut and Linda Hostetler of Watertown, Connecticut, her brother, Everett Dixon and sister, Erma Dixon both of Canada; 5 grandchildren: John Lupucy, Jessica Gerra, Marissa Brown, Stacey Camp, and Russell Kelly; 6 great grandchildren: Maya Hostetler, Isabella Brown, Liliana Brown, Joe Camp, Aidan Gerra, and Daphne Gerra; and her good friend Ruth Frum of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John J. Kelly in 2002, her granddaughter, Jennifer in 1981, her brother, Dennis and sister, Ginny. Shirley's urn will be interred beside her husband at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Raymond L Lefebvre, 78, Inverness, FL
Raymond L. Lefebvre, 78, of Inverness, FL passed away August 4, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Lowell, MA on May 25, 1939 to the late Lucien and Claire (Guilbeault) Lefebvre. Raymond was a state hospital nurse's aide and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed visiting Disney with Mark, going to the movies, and spending time with his grand-kids. He was also an avid Boston Red Sox and wrestling fan. Raymond is survived by his daughters Jeannette Patricia-Quijano and Michelle Ann Kemling, both of Inverness, and Ann Marie Flores and her husband Jose Pinedo of Meredith, NH; loving nieces Colette Whitney and Jessica Whitney-Updyke; nephew Andrew Whitney; his aunt Theresa Tessier; and best friends Mark Veno and Bob Orr. He was preceded in death by his brothers Maurice and Roger Lefebvre; and a niece, Sheila Sheppard. Private Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Alfred F LeHeup, 96, Inverness, FL
Alfred Fillman LeHeup, Jr., 96, of Inverness, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Atlanta, GA on December 19, 1920 to the late Alfred F. and Ida (Glover) LeHeup, Sr. Alfred was the Regional Vice President for Gulf Life Insurance Company for 35 years, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He attended Ft. Cooper Baptist Church in Inverness, and was a 72 year member of the Wildwood Masonic Lodge # 92, F&AM. He was also a 32 degree Mason, and Past President of both the Lions and Rotary Clubs. Alfred was a football coach and teacher at Wildwood High School, as well as a Scoutmaster. He loved golfing and watching the Florida Gators. Mourning his passing is his loving wife of 42 years, Betty LeHeup. He is also survived by his children, Sidney M. LeHeup of Knoxville, TN, Casey Dean Love of Interlochen, MI, and Julieanne Wilson and her husband Brian, also of Interlochen; sister Daisey M. Galister of Zephryhills, FL; 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Alfred was preceded in death by a son, Alfred F. LeHeup III, and a brother, William A. LeHeup. A Masonic Service for Alfred will be conducted on Wednesday, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Stacy E Leopold, 50, Hernando, FL
Stacy E. Leopold, 50 of Hernando, passed away July 20, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Stacy was born on May 6, 1967 in Skokie, Illinois to Gene Elliot and the late Judity Rosenberg Elliott. She came to Citrus County in 2014 from West Palm Beach, Florida. Stacy was the office manager for a restoration service and was of the Jewish faith. Stacy enjoyed watching sports and her soap operas, listening to the Grateful Dead and she loved her dogs. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 12 years, Daryn Leopold; her father, Gene Elliot; her two sisters, Deborah Cora-Elliot and husband Kevin of Wellington, FL and Susan Elliot of Waukeegan, IL. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Joseph R Madden, 82, Inverness, FL
Joseph Robert Madden, age 82, of Inverness, FL passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Joseph was born on January 26, 1935 in Dayton, OH to the late Earl T. and Anna C. (Sullivan) Madden. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. Joseph met Anne Dunklin at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clearwater, FL in 1955. They were married on September 12, 1959 and shared 57 years of loving marriage together. Joseph and Anne made Citrus County their home in 1999 after relocating from Largo, FL. A Catholic by faith, he was a parishoner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and a member of the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for 10 years. Joseph was a Master Gardener and had worked for the IFAS University of Florida Extension Agency in Lecanto, FL. Joseph was a dedicated Gators fan. In addition to his loving wife Anne, Joseph will be mourned by his son, Steve Madden of Inverness, FL. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 PM on the afternoon of the service. Joseph's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Jean N Mahn, 78, Hernando, FL
Jean Natalie Mahn, age 78, of Hernando, FL passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jean was born on April 14, 1939 in Rockville Centre, N.Y. to the late John Claude and Frances Mildred (Nygren) Brugge. She was employed as a hospital secretary and made Citrus County, FL her home 24 years ago, after retirement. Jean was married to Jerry Mahn for 19 years and they attended worship services together at the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed traveling and cooking but, especially loved spending time with her family. In addition to her husband Jerry, those left to mourn Jean's passing are her daughter, Susan Sherman of Hernando, FL; sons: William Mahn of Apachee Shores, FL, Frankie Rimi of West Palm Beach, FL; brother, John Brugge of Madison, WI; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Philip Rimi. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Scott T Marshal, 38, Inverness, FL
Scott Thomas Marshal, age 38, passed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Scott was born in Charleston, SC on November 26, 1978 to Thomas and Carol Marshal. Loved and cherished by his parents, he was a "Navy Brat", and lived in the states along the southeastern United States. Scott completed school in Citrus County and served in the United States Marine Corps with a tour in Afghanistan. Scott was predeceased by his Mom, Carol; maternal grandparents, Curtis and Florence Teepell, and step-brother, Gregory Dick. Scott is survived by his father, Lt. Thomas Marshal (USN Ret), step-mother, Janet; paternal grandparents, Joe and Joanne Marshal, step-brother Brian Dick, step-sister Marybeth Dick; his favorite aunt Charlotte Adkins; other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Florida and Ohio. Scott was involved with the Salvation Army Program in Daytona Beach and loved living close to the ocean. Scott loved water sports, motorcycles, ATV's and anything that moved fast. He had a beautiful smile and will be missed by many. Semper Fi, Scott. Private arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lorraine A McKenzie, 89, Inverness, FL
Lorraine Alice McKenzie, 89 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Lorraine was born on February 4, 1928 in Hudson Falls, New York to the late Louis P. and Margaret L. (O'Connell) LeClair. She and her late husband, William came to Citrus County in 1983 from Greenfield Center, New York. She was a clerk for 12 years in the New York School System and Catholic by faith. In her spare time, Lorraine enjoyed needle crafts (knitting and crochet), she loved to read and to travel. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Dennis LaFoe of Tampa, Lorraine A. Dalbow of Inverness, Lee Ann Robinson of Bushnell and Carol Marie Milligan of Greenfield Center, New York; her brothers: Edward LeClair and Ronald LeClair both of Corinth, New York and Leo LeClair of Gansevoort, New York; her sister, Janice Sitts of Corinth, New York; and her eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William on December 29, 1989 and her brothers: John LeClair and Thomas LeClair. Prayers for Lorraine will be offered on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Burial will follow beside her late husband, at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Jude's Hospital, Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast or a charity of your choice.


Hans W Menzel, 94, Beverly Hills, FL
Hans W. "John" Menzel, age 94, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away July 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. Hans was born in New York City on May 24, 1923 to the late Hans Paul and Katherine (Hagel) Menzel. After graduating from Brooklyn Tech High School, he worked at Bell Labs, and then served in the Southwest Pacific with the Signal Corps during WWII. He married Mary Bassi in 1948, and graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, in 1950. Hans and Mary, along with their 6 children, made their home in Applewood Manor, in Dallas, PA. He made Citrus County, FL his home in 1985 after relocating from Dallas. After moving to Florida he enjoyed boating, fishing and computer activities during his retirement from production engineering at RCA Semiconductors in Mountaintop, PA. after 23 years of service. He continued to spend summers in PA for many years, and became an active member of the Citrus Macintosh User Group. Hans was preceded in death on June 8, 2017, by his wife, Mary, of 69 years, and two grandchildren, Gregory Menzel and Wendy Reese. Hans is survived by his sons: Dr. John Menzel of Dallas, PA, Robert Menzel and his wife Sandy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Eric Menzel and his wife Barbara of Dallas, PA; his daughters: Laura Sheldon and her husband Richard of Malta, N.Y., Jennifer Reese and her significant other Rick Denmon of Dallas, PA, Kathryn McHutchison of Beverly Hills, FL; sister, Katherine "Kay" Boggs of Houston, TX; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Hans will be held in Dallas, PA at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary M Menzel, 89, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary M. Menzel, age 89, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away at her residence on June 8, 2017. Mary was born on September 27, 1927 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Jennie (Sullo) Bassi. She made Beverly Hills, FL her home in 1985 after relocating from Dallas, PA and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and was a member of the Beverly Hills Recreation Association. She also enjoyed cooking. Mary loved spending time with her family and greatly enjoyed traveling to Pennsylvania and New York each summer to visit with them. Those left to mourn Mary's passing are her husband of 69 years, Hans Menzel; sons: John Menzel of Dallas, PA, Robert Menzel and his wife Sandy of Wilkes-Barre, PA, Eric Menzel and his wife Barbara of Dallas, PA; daughters: Laura Sheldon and her husband Richard of Malta, N.Y., Jennifer Reese and her significant other Rick Denmon of Dallas, PA, Kathryn McHutchison of Beverly Hills, FL; sisters: Mildred Bassi and Madeline Garone, both of Long Island, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by brother, Anthony; sister, Celeste; and grandchildren, Gregory and Wendy. A Memorial Service for Mary will be held in Dallas, PA during the month of July. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Suella Merenda, 69, Lecanto, FL
Suella Merenda, age 69, of Lecanto, FL passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Suella was born on August 13, 1947 in Lafollette, TN to the late Oscar and Opal (McCoy) Goins. On July 18, 1975 she married the love of her life, Jim Merenda, with whom she shared 41 wonderful loving years of marriage. Suella and Jim made Citrus County their home in September 2002 after relocating from Englewood, FL. A Baptist by faith, she attended services at the First Baptist Church of Inverness for a number of years. In her spare time, Suella enjoyed reading, gardening and shopping. She also greatly enjoyed sewing however, her true passion was taking care of her loving husband Jim. Suella was a wonderful homemaker, wife and mother. In addition to her husband Jim, Suella is survived by her daughter, Roxanne Umstot-Mattox and her husband Jon Mattox of Hyndman, PA; stepdaughter, Katherine Stienert of St. Louis, MO; stepson, Michael Merenda and his wife Susan of Nokomis, FL; brother, Steve Goins of Tennessee; grandchildren: Logan, Travis, Hans and Christine; and great grandchild, Addison. In addition to her parent's, Suella was preceded in death by brother, Oscar Ray Goins. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Janet M Meyer, 81, Inverness, FL
Janet Marie Meyer, 81 of Inverness, passed away Sunday,May 21, 2017 at Arbor Trail in Inverness. Janet was born February 7, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Edward and Anna (Balogh) Karmandy. She came to Citrus County 7 years ago from Kissimmee - St. Cloud, FL. Baptist by faith, Janet was a home health caregiver, who enjoyed caring for others. She was a devoted watcher of the news and loved thrift store shopping. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 20 years, Robert Meyer; her daughter Pamela Boese and her husband Timothy of Inverness; her grandchildren: Thomas Standridge, Yvonne Ali and Valerie Alfredson and her great grandchildren: Debbra, Caitlin, Guy, John, Maryanne, Angelie and Nicholas. She was preceded in death by her son, James Taylor in March 2014 and her daughter, Deborah Taylor in 1961. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Vincent L Milioti, 86, Inverness, FL
Vincent L. "Jimmy" Milioti, 86 of Inverness, passed away July 22, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto. Jimmy was born on October 27, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Vincent and Matilda (Orlando) Milioti, and came here in 1971 from there. He was a communications supervisor at the Burn Han Company in Brooksville. He is survived by his brother, Alfred Milioti of Ridge, New York, and was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine on February 16, 2001. The Mass of Christian Burial for Jimmy, will be offered on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness at 3:00 PM. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 1:30 PM until the procession leaves for church at 2:45 PM. Graveside committal will take place on Friday, July 28th at 1:00 PM at the Boca Raton Mausoleum and Cemetery in Boca Raton, FL.


Jane L Minars, 77, Inverness, FL
Jane Louise Minars, age 77, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on June 7, 2017. Jane was born on July 25, 1939 in St. Louis, MO to the late Elvin and Irene (Taylor) Flemming. She was married to Charles E. Minars for 48 years until his passing in December of 2011. Jane made Citrus County, FL her home in 2013 after relocating from Missouri. She was a Southern Baptist by faith and enjoyed watching television and spending time with family and friends. Those left to mourn Jane's passing are her son, Charles Minars and his wife Maity of Versailles, MO; brothers, Edward and Jerry Fleming; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Services for Jane will be under the direction of the Heckart Funeral Home and will take place in Sedalia, MO at a later date. She will then be laid to rest beside her husband at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Olene Moman, 86, Lecanto, FL
Mable Olene Moman, 86, Lecanto passed away June 5, 2017 at Superior Residences of Lecanto. Mrs Moman was born in Crossville, AL on December 5, 1930 to the late Rufus W. and Alma Mae (Templeton) Gallman. Mrs. Moman came to Citrus County in 1972 from Clearwater, FL. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Danny Glyn (Carol) Moman of Lecanto; her daughter Marilyn Lynn (Carl) Hall of Hernando; three grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold on September 7, 1994; her son, Joseph Moman on February 17, 2016; brothers, Buron and Guice Gallman and her sister, Eva Copley; a grandson, Aaron. Graveside services for Mrs. Moman will be held at the Marshall Memorial Garden Cemetery in Albertville, AL. Local arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Jesse Monaco, 21, Citrus Springs, FL
Jesse Monaco, 21, Citrus Springs died suddenly on May 27, 2017 in a motorcycle accident. Jesse was born in Patchogue, Long Island, NY on December 5, 1995 to Vincent Monaco and Dessy Castillo and came to Florida in 2001. He was of the Christian Faith. Jesse's family described him as a "free spirit", living life to its fullest. He enjoyed boating, fishing, jet skiing, four wheeler and spending time with his family and friends. His passion was riding his motorcycle. Other than his family, he loved his german shepherd, Luna, more than anything else in the world. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Dessy Castillo of Citrus Springs; his father, Vincent Monaco of Citrus County; his brother, Michael Monaco, Citrus Springs, maternal grandparents, Clemente and Celeyda Castillo of Beverly Hills; paternal grandmother, June Beinlich, Beverly Hills; his aunts, Yessica, Stacy, Christina, and uncle, Dennys; his cousins, extended family, and many friends. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM from Calvary Chapel, 960 U.S. 41 South, Inverness with Dr. Douglas Alexander, pastor of the New Church Without Walls, officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Jesse's family, 359 W. Tanner Place, Citrus Springs, FL 34434. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Pamela D Morris, 69, Inverness, FL
Pamela Dourm Morris, age 69, of Inverness, FL passed away June 15, 2017 at Promise Hospital of Florida, Oxford, FL. Pamela was born on January 16, 1948 in Akron, OH to the late William Edgar and Dolores (Fowble) Dourm. She made Citrus County her home in 1957 after her family relocated from Ohio and was a homemaker throughout her life. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and watching television and movies. Pamela was an excellent cook whose specialty was baking. She will be remembered as a very humble and loving person who always put others before herself. Pamela was a devoted daughter and and extremely dedicated mother. Those left to mourn Pamela's passing and cherish her memory are her son, Matthew Morris of Inverness; her sister, Tammy Robison and her husband Waid of Inverness; her sister in law, Jean Baylis of Inverness; her nieces: Zandria Robison and her children, Jasper and Jessup; Zailee Lane, her husband Jacob and their children, Jensie, Macie and Lucas; her nephews: Zachary Robison and Zain Robison, and his wife Mandi and their children, Perry, Drake and Colby. Pamela's family plan to hold a private celebration of life memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Charles V Noonan, 83, Ocala, FL
Charles V. Noonan, 83, of Ocala, FL passed away July 17, 2017 at Timber Ridge in Ocala, FL. Charles was born in Worcester, MA to the late Simon A. and Eva (Mann) Noonan and moved to Florida in 1968. He served our country in the U.S. Army and retired as a commercial truck driver prior to being a self-employed locksmith. He enjoyed building wood replica model ships in his leisure, and working at remodeling projects around the house. He also was a ham radio operator. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Barbara; his son Charles, Jr. and wife Kathleen of Oxford, MA, son Brian of Saco, ME, daughter Christine of Thompson, CT, daughter Linda Sliger of Bradenton, FL, son Don Smith and wife Rosita of Zurich, Switzerland, daughter, Donna Anderson and husband, George, Sr. of Ocala, FL, daughter Wendi Boyda of Worcester, MA, son Jack Boyda and wife Sharon of Oxford, MA, daughter Robin Poulin of Bolton, MA, daughter Cindy Swett of Sturbridge, MA; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Private cremation care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary D Oliff, 87, Inverness, FL
Mary Delores Oliff, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away June 7, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Washington, D.C. on April 1, 1930 to the late Chester and Mary Elizabeth (Simms) Divins. Mary arrived in this area 3 years ago coming from St. Petersburg, FL, and previously from Maryland. She was a Catholic by faith. Mary enjoyed listening to country music, dancing, and shopping. But most of all, she loved being a waitress. She enjoyed meeting people and waitressing, which she did until just 10 years before her passing. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband of 38 years, Julian Earl Oliff in 1992. She is also preceded in death by one son, John William Updike, Jr., and one sister, Margaret Akers. Mary is survived by her children, Vicki Tompkins and her husband Rick of Frederick, MD, Monica Tompkins of Port Richey, FL, Barbara Brotherton of Hernando, FL, Michael Updike and his wife Sheri of Port Charlotte, FL, and Robert Earl Oliff, Laurel, MD. Mary's urn will be laid to rest at High Springs Cemetery in High Springs, FL, next to her husband at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Alma L Parks, 63, Lecanto, FL
Alma L. Parks, age 63, of Lecanto, FL passed away at her residence on July 16, 2017 while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Alma was born on January 19, 1954 in Brimfield, OH to the late Elias and Claudia (Rankin) Streets. She made Citrus County her home in 1976 after relocating from Ohio and worked as a fabricator for Metal Industries, Inc. for over 35 years. On October 20, 1985 she married Kenneth Parks with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Alma was very active in her children's activities growing up and was always willing to help out with the FFA, JROTC and Girl Scouts. She was also an active "dance mom" who would help out backstage, sell tickets to recitals and drive girls to their lessons. In her spare time, Alma enjoyed traveling with her husband and crocheting. She will be remembered as a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother. In addition to her husband Kenneth, those left to mourn Alma's passing are her son, Ken Parks and his wife Theresa of Lecanto, FL; daughter, Sarah Burns and her husband Jason of Crystal River, FL; sister, Dottie Floyd and her husband Jim of Tallmadge, OH; brother, Tommy Streets of Ft. Myers, FL; and grandchildren: Bellona, Catherine, Joshua, River, Sasha, Cole, Scarlett. In lieu of flowers, Alma's family requests memorial donations be made in her memory to either Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL 34446 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan V Pasquale, 70, Inverness, FL
Susan Virginia Pasquale, age 70, of Inverness, FL, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at The Willows of Wildwood, FL. Susan was born on April 28, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late John and Karen (Stokke) Carr and made Citrus County, FL her home 20 years ago after relocating from New York. On August 6, 1966 she married Robert Pasquale with whom she shared 51 years of loving marriage. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Susan loved spending time with her husband and they enjoyed going to the movies and dining out together. She will be remembered as a loving wife and mother and a wonderful caretaker for her family. In addition to her husband Robert, those left to mourn her passing are her daughters, Jennifer Pasquale of Inverness, FL, Denise Dauernheim of Suffolk County, N.Y.; and granddaughter, Kristina Dauernheim of New Jersey. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Susan's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Following the service, Susan will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Josephine Perez, 85, Inverness, FL
Josephine Perez, age 85, of Inverness, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 while under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Josephine was born on April 9, 1932 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to the late Jose and America (LaTorre) Rivera. On June 21, 1952 she married James "Jim" Perez, the love of her life and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. In 1987, Josephine and Jim made Citrus County their home after relocating from Southington, CT. A Catholic by faith, she was a wonderful homemaker who loved caring for her husband and her children. In her spare time she enjoyed crafts, gardening, working outside and spending time at her goldfish pond. Josephine was a talented artist and created many beautiful oil paintings over the years. In addition to her loving husband Jim, Josephine will be mourned by her son, Jim Perez, Jr. and his wife Terry of Inverness, FL; daughters: Diane Kaufman and her husband Wayne of Westbury, N.Y., Debora Davis and her husband James of Archer, FL; grandchildren: Tanya, Jason, Cory, Nicholas, Rebecca, Seth Michael and Stefanie; and great grandchildren: Lexus and Connor. Josephine will also be missed by her beloved poodle, Gigi. A funeral service of remembrance for Josephine will take place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home and will be officiated by her son, Jim Perez, Jr. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Josephine's family requests that donations be made in her memory to 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. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Amy L Pierro, 79, Inverness, FL
Amy L. Pierro, 79 of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, New York on June 24, 1938, to the late John and Amy Lutus, she came here in 1976 from Bronx, New York. Amy was a bank secretary and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Joy Sanders of Inverness, Step daughters: Angelina (Frank) Esposito, Frances (Alan) Seltzer, Loretta (Anthony) Portaro, Theresa (Anthony) DelGuidice. She also leaves 6 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, and was preceded in death by her husband "Ben" Pierro on March 11, 2005 and her step son Joseph. Funeral services for Amy, will be conducted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Burial will follow at the Fountains Memorial Park Cemetery in Homosassa. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Edward A Powers, 96, Inverness, FL
Edward A. Powers, 96, Inverness passed away May 29, 2017 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Mr. Powers was born in Yonkers, NY on November 20, 1920 to the late Grover and Elizabeth (Waldren) Powers and moved to this area in 1978 from Pennsylvania. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Other memberships include V.F.W. Post 4337, D.A.V. and the 27th Division Organization of the U.S. Army. He served our country during WW II, having been awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Edward enjoyed bowling, golfing, reading, and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Lynda (Ridenbaugh) Powers, 2 sons, Patrick E. (Vicki) Powers, Jacksonville, FL; Daniel E. Powers, Littleton, CO; 3 daughters, Lorree (Dr. Alan) Houk, Bessemer, PA; Margaret Wheeler, Inverness, FL; Lee Ann (Robert) Deemer, Inverness, FL; 8 grandchildren, Scott Powers (deceased); Patrick Powers, Samantha Powers, Owen Powers, Evan Houk, Elissa Cowher, Erin and Zach Wheeler; 3 great grandchildren, Shaye and Noel Powers, and Pierce Stewart. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Eleanor Tracey, Rita Murphy, Elizabeth Leonhardt, Margaret Tormey, and Geraldine McGuiness The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga , Celebrate. Burial will follow Friday afternoon, 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post 4337. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday from 1:30 PM until the procession departs for the church at 2:45 PM. Those wishing to go to Florida National Cemetery are requested to meet at the funeral home at 1:30 PM on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Robert E Prest, 81, Dunnellon, FL
Robert E. Prest, Sr., age 81, of Dunnellon, FL passed away at his residence on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Robert was born on July 30, 1935 in Greenfield, MA to the late Luman T. and Vivian M. (Jackman) Prest. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Reserves. Robert was married to his wife Rose for 53 years until her passing on December 7, 2011. He was a designer and builder of lighting fixtures and made Dunnellon, FL his home in 2002 after relocating from Mills Falls, MA. Those left to mourn Robert's passing are his sons: Robert Prest, Jr. of New Jersey, Roger Prest of Dunnellon, FL, Paul Prest and his wife Deena of Massachusetts, Jeffrey Prest and his wife Juley of Beverly Hills, FL; daughter, Tina Prest of Vernon, VT; 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Albert W Proctor, 90, Hernando, FL
Albert William (Al) Proctor, 90, of Hernando, FL passed away at his residence on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Al was born on December 21, 1926 in Sanford, ME to the late William and Alberta (Davis) Proctor. He served proudly in the United States Army Air Corps and later in the Naval Reserves. After military service, he earned a law degree and worked as a contract lawyer for the U.S. Government. On October 1, 1978, he married Ottilie (Lee) (Langmaid) in a ceremony in the chapel at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point and the two shared 40 years of happy and loving marriage. Al and Lee moved from Nashua, NH to Citrus County in 1988 and both became active in the Art Center of Citrus County. Al volunteered his time as a set builder, acted in a number of plays, and was active in other aspects of the Art Center, including setting up chairs for play performances and then taking them down. With his ready smile and friendly handshake, Al served as a theater usher and welcomed everyone to the Art Center Theatre in its earliest days. In addition to his volunteer work at the Art Center, he was a talented singer who enjoyed singing in a barbershop quartet. He was an avid golfer who loved a good game and was a member of the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Elks Lodge. Al was always an outgoing gentleman, and up to the time of his passing enjoyed going to the grocery store to pick up a few groceries, some food for their cat, and to pass time with friends he saw on his errands. In addition to his wife, those left to mourn Al's passing are his son, Eric Proctor and his wife, Laura of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughters: Lydia Caros of Minneapolis, MN, Cindy Lee Caros of Portsmouth, NH; six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers and as a tribute to Al, please make donations to the Art Center of Citrus County, 2644 N. Annapolis Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit on Facebook or at www.chasdavis.com.


Shirley M Pyle, 86, Inverness, FL
Shirley Mae Pyle, 86, Inverness, passed away at home on July 23, 2017. Shirley was born in Chicago, IL on May 28, 1931 to the late Stephen and Irene (Krone) Hajostek and came to this area in 1990 from Tampa where she retired from the J.C. Penny store in West Shore Plaza with over 20 years of service. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are six children, Lee Pyle, Tampa; Jerry Pyle of Zephyrhills, FL; Randy Pyle and wife Melody, New Port Richey, FL; Todd Pyle, Tampa; Terry Harl and husband Clyde, Tampa; Stevie Miller and husband, Stephen, Zephyrhills, FL; 8 grand and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pyle April 13, 2009. Friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, July 26th from 4-6 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Burial will follow at a later date in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa.


Norma R Ray, 83, Lecanto, FL
Norma Rooks Ray, 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away June 9, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Born on February 19, 1934, to the late George and Stella (Smith) Rooks, Norma was a lifetime resident of Citrus County. She was employed at First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Citrus County for over ten years. Norma enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting, and working in her yard. Norma is survived by her husband of 51 years, Arthur D. Ray, Lecanto; son, Robert Earl Barnes and his wife, Glenda of Floral City; 2 step sons: Alan D. Ray and wife Gayle of Friendswood, TX and Stephen Keith Ray and wife, Rae Johnson of Winter Springs, FL; her step daughter, Brenda Karen Myrick and husband, Dwight of Brookland, TX; her sister, Wanda Rooks Chadwick of Inverness; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step daughter, Angela Lynn Cheek Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Thursday, June 22, 2017 between the hours of 2 PM until 4 PM. Norma's urn will be buried at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, at a later date.


Joseph C Rexford, 78, Inverness, FL
Joseph Charles Rexford, 78, Inverness passed away July 1, 2017 at his residence under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Joe was born in Melrose MA to the late Joseph E. and Rose (Placido), he grew up in Tewksbury and Wilmington, MA. He served in the National Guard for six years. He started working at Polaroid Corporation in 1959 in the Quality Control department until his retirement in 1988.  After retirement, Joe began installing acoustical wall units in the Middle East, Celebration Orlando, and Atlantic City. He then moved to Beverly Hills, FL in 1993, where he opened his own Acoustical Wall business. He and his wife, Suzanne, ultimately settled in Inverness FL where they lived for the past 12 years.   He was an avid golf player and enjoyed fishing with his close friend Joel Hughes.  He was an active member of the Royal Oaks community for many years.   He leaves his loving wife Suzanne (Ferraro) of nearly 40 years, four children, Kristine Kokas of Nashua, NH; Karen and husband Chris Fuller of Ashburnham, MA; Kellie and husband Joseph Sawn of Citrus County, FL; Kevin and wife Laura of Woodstock GA; and his brother James and wife Mary of Billerica MA.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, Katie Kokas; James, Dylan and Olivia Fuller; and Olivia and Julia Rexford; as well as several nieces, nephews, and close friends. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating.


Patricio Rivera, 61, Brooksville, FL
Patricio Rivera, age 61, of Brooksville, FL passed away at his residence on Monday, August 14, 2017. Patricio was born on May 26, 1956 in Weslaco, TX to the late Elocadio and Teresa (Moreno) Rivera. He made Florida his home over 25 years ago after relocating from Harvest, AL and was a Catholic by faith. Patricio worked throughout his lifetime as a painter for the construction industry, a profession in which he excelled. His family states his work was always perfection. They knew of no other person that worked harder than Patricio. He would often come home from a full 12 to 14 hours of work only to do more work at home because that is what he truly enjoyed. Those left to mourn his passing include his significant other of 21 years, Katherine Ryan of Floral City, FL; sons: David Rivera of Gainesville, FL, Nathan Rivera and wife Heather of Tennessee; daughter, Teresa Moore and her husband Jaimie of Harvest, AL; stepson, Chris Ryan and his wife Angie of Inverness, FL; stepdaughters: Karen Ryan of Floral City, FL, Katherine Gaytan of North Carolina, Lynn McCallister of Floral City, FL; brothers: Milo Lerma of Lewisburg, TN, John Lerma of Tony, AL, Guadalupe Moreno of Huntsville, AL, Manuel Lopez of Tony, AL; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Patricio was preceded in death by stepson, Charles Farley; stepdaughter, Michelle Ryan; 1 brother and 2 sisters. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Claudius Mganga of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Robert F Rivers, 91, Hernando, FL
Robert Francis Rivers, 91, of Hernando, FL passed away July 23, 2017 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL. He was born in Hartford, CT on April 4, 1926 to the late William and Florence (Rigley) Rivers. Robert was a tile setter in the flooring industry, and a United States Marine Corp veteran of WWII. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Manchester, CT, and was a Catholic by faith. Roberts favorite past time was to meet his friends for bar bingo at the VFW Post 4252 in Hernando. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Marcella Rivers. Other survivors include his children Bobby Rivers of Sacremento, CA, Janet Carini and her husband Eddie of Manchester, CT, Barbara McKendrey of Vernon, CT, Patty Sauer and her husband Donald of Glasstonbury, CT, Joyce Renna and Lorri Kibbe and her husband Rory, all of Maine, Betty Barth and her husband Jerry of Statford Springs, CT, and Renea Fields of Ocala, FL; sisters Betty Mitchell and Nancy O'Connor; his loving and close grandson Brandon Fields, and 15 other grandchildren; 28 great-grandchilldren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, William Rivers. Roberts urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Susan J Robertson, 96, Inverness, FL
Susan Josephine Robertson, age 96, of Inverness, passed away July 1, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab of Inverness. Susan was born on August 15, 1920 in New York, New York to the late Pietro and Nicolette (Macaluso) Montanti. On October 5, 1959 she married Earl James Robertson with whom she shared 17 years of marriage until his passing on August 9, 1977. Susan was employed as a Cashier and Bookkeeper for the Merrill-Lynch Brokerage in New York. She made Citrus County, Florida her home in 1984 after relocating from Long Island, N.Y. A Catholic by faith, she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In her spare time, Susan enjoyed reading, playing cards, sewing and crocheting. Those left to mourn Susan's passing include her sister in law, Grace Montanti of Inverness, FL; nieces: Nicolette Hyde of Ocala, FL, Nicolette Robertson of Spring Hill, FL; nephews: Peter Montanti of Staten Island, N.Y. and Peter Montanti of Jonesborough, TN. Susan's urn will be laid to rest alongside her husband Earl at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y. at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joanne R Robinson, 76, Inverness, FL
Joanne Ruth Robinson, 76, of Inverness, FL, went home to be with the Lord on June 25, 2017. Born April 1, 1941, to Dudley and Ruth MacArthur in Michigan. Joanne held many jobs over her lifetime, but always believed her most important job was being a mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, and singing at her church, New Testament Baptist Church. She also taught Sunday School, cooked at youth camp, organized ladies meetings, decorated church for each holiday and season, visited church family in the hospital and nursing homes, and donated to the Christmas angel program. Joanne was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth MacArthur, her father, Dudley MacArthur, and grandson Alexander Herrick. She leaves behind 4 children, Jeanette Koons, Bill Herrick, David Herrick and Dawn Pierce and 9 grandchildren, Andrew Herrick, Jessie Pierce, Kyle Herrick, Chapin Herrick, Joseph Pierce, Kolbie Herrick, Autumn Pierce, Keilah Herrick and Chase Herrick.  A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with pastor David Clevenger officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Please wear a color that reminds you of Joanne (no black please). The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the JR Robinson fund c/o New Testament Baptist Church, to help single parents.


Antonios Rodis, 87, New Port Richey, FL
Antonios Rodis, age 87, of New Port Richey, FL passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Medical Center of Trinity, Trinity, FL. Antonios was born in Greece on February 7, 1930 to the late Antonios and Orsalia Rodis. He was Greek Orthodox by faith and made Florida his home over 55 years ago after relocating from Greece. Antonios enjoyed gardening in his spare time. He is survived by daughters: Antigone Kutay of Valencia, CA and Orsalia Rodis of Castaic, CA; sisters: Miki Rodis and Sofia Rodis, both of whom reside in Greece; and 2 grandchildren: Elenia Kutay and Kosta Kutay. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Randee C Roemer, 28, Inverness, FL
Randee Caitlin Roemer, age 28, of Inverness, FL passed away unexpectedly in Floral City on June 13, 2017. Randee was born on August 8, 1988 in Naples, FL to Randy and Cheryl (Hunsbusher) Roemer. In 2004, she moved to Citrus County with her family when she was 16 years old. Randee was employed as a Waitress at the B&W Rexall Drug Store in Inverness. A true Florida girl, she liked spending time outdoors, and especially loved going to the beach. In addition to her parent's, she is survived her son, Jax Avery Windler of Inverness and her sister, Rebecca Hoyt and her husband Kevin of Spokane, WA. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Mildred V Roseberry, 85, Hernando, FL
Mildred Villeret Smith Roseberry, age 85, of Hernando, FL passed away June 30, 2017 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Mildred was born on October 24, 1931 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William Neal and Villeret Russell Smith. She graduated from Florida State University in 1953 with a degree in Accounting. In 1978 she married Miney Roseberry with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Prior to moving to Citrus Hills in 1994, Mildred lived in Alexandria, VA and owned and operated the Lady M Mastectomy Boutique. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and received a citizenship award from the Sons of the American Revolution. Mildred was also a member of the Red Hat Society, the Citrus Hills Country Club, and a past President of the Citrus Hills Women's Club. Mildred was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society where she served Citrus County as Coordinator for their Look Good...Feel Better program and was a Reach to Recovery Trainer. She, along with her husband Miney, wrote a monthly "Spotlight on Dining" restaurant review for the Village Crier newspaper for 10 years. In her spare time, Mildred enjoyed taking cruises and traveling with her husband. She also loved making scrapbooks and watching movies in her home theater. In addition to her husband Miney, those left to mourn Mildred's passing include son, Robert McKenzie, Jr. of Tampa, FL; daughters: Paula Patrick of Clifton, VA, Kathryn Fritz of Charlotte, NC; step daughters: Becky Gibson of Caledonia, MI, Susan Murphy of Fredericksburg, VA and Lisa Eylar, Fruitland, ID; brother, Russell Camp of Honeoye Falls, NY; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Mildred was preceded in death by her brother, Penn Camp of Witheville, VA. A celebration of Mildred's life is planned for Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of the service. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, Mildred's family requests that donations be made in her memory to the 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. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Joseph J Roth, 71, Floral City, FL
Joseph John Roth, 71, Floral City passed away at home on July 26, 2017. Joe was born in Toledo, OH on November 26, 1945 to the late George and Erma Roth and came to this area 3 years ago from Bradner, OH. He was a retired longshoreman with over 41 years of service with the International Longshoremen's Association and of the Catholic Faith. Joe served our country in the United States Air Force. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Sarah (Doney) Roth; three children, George D. Cowell of Bradner, OH; Christina Bloom of Woodville, OH; Vickie Draper of Toledo, OH; 5 brothers, 4 sisters, 4 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.


George C Schmitt, 89, Inverness, FL
George C. Schmitt, Jr., 89, Inverness, FL., died August 13, 2017, in Citrus Springs. Born August 6, 1928, in Trenton, N.J., to George and Jennie Schmitt, he moved here in 1999 from Harrisburg, N.C. Mr. Schmitt was employed by IBM for 35 years and retired in 1987 as product-planning manager. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a mason, Gothic/Fraternal Masonic Lodge, Hamilton, N.J.; life member, North Carolina Lutheran Men in Mission; and a member of USS Orion (AS-18) Veterans Historical Organization. An active community volunteer, he served 32 years as a volunteer fireman and rescue squad officer. He was a former Emergency Medical Technician Instructor, Red Cross First Aid and CPR Instructor and in Florida served as a volunteer Community Patrol Director for the Sheriff's Office. He was Lutheran by faith. Survivors include his two sons: Richard Schmitt and wife Marie of Charlotte, N.C., David Schmitt of Inverness; sister, Jane Steiner of Mercerville, N.J.; daughter-in-law Sandra Schmitt of Raleigh, N.C.; and six grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. George was preceded in death by his loving wife, Loretta on November 16, 2012, and his son William Schmitt. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Susan W Schultz, 70, Floral City, FL
Susan Wing Schultz, 70. Floral City passed away July 15, 2017 under the care of her family and Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mrs Schultz was born in Bronxville, NY on August 29, 1946 to the late John Edwin and Marjorie (Mitchell) Wing and moved here 17 years ago from Sarasota, FL. She resided in Rockford, IL prior to moving to Florida. She was the former manager of Sunshine Lodge in Floral City and a member of St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. Susan enjoyed playing bridge, cribbage, and watching football on television. She greeted everyone with a smile and enjoyed being a member of the Golden Girls at Inverness Golf & Country Club on Friday evening. Her family said of her that she was a kind, generous, and loving wife, mother, "Nana", and friend. Left to cherish her memory are 2 children, Lee Mitchell Schultz and wife Maureen, of Floral City, and Sally Schultz Werder of Sarasota; 2 brothers, Philip Wing of Belvidere, IL and John Wing of Rockford, IL; 3 grandchildren, Riley, Lily, and Kaley. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Schultz in 2011. A Requiem Eucharist Service will be offered on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00 AM from St Margaret's Episcopal Church with Fr. Eugene Reuman officiating. Private burial will follow later in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: HPH Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Bayonet Point, FL 34667


Marcella F Scott, 68, Hernando, FL
Marcella Faye Scott, 68,Hernando, FL passed away July 12, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Marcella was born in Webster, SD on February 19, 1949 to the late Ernest and Darlys (Boulais) Grewe and moved to this area in 1996. She retired from the U.S. Government with 26 years of service as a Budget Analyst in Satellite Communications. She was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, Florida. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 41 years, Donald A. Scott, Hernando, FL; her son, Troy Scott and his wife Beth, Tallahassee, FL; 1 brother, Allen Grewe, Clark, SD; her twin sister, Rose Hallows, Lockport, NY; 2 grandchildren, Bryce and Wyatt Scott. She was predeceased by her sister, Carol Ann Jennings in 1996. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM from the Hernando Church of The Nazarene with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at 12:30PM. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory in charge of arrangements.


Juanita M Seale, 95, Inverness, FL
Juanita Seale, 95,of Inverness passed away June 21, 2017 at New Horizon Assisted Living under the care of their staff and Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast. Mrs Seale was born in Jellico, TN on April 3, 1922 to the late George and Dora (Litton) Hackler and moved to this area from Richmond, KY in 2008. She was a retired Nurse and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Richard Creech of Beverly Hills, FL; 2 grandchildren, Lisa Creech and Karyn Alten; 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Seale in 2005. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Kell, officiating. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service. Cremation care under the direction of Chas. E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Charlotte L Sharp, 67, Homosassa, FL
Charlotte L. Sharp, age 67, of Homosassa, FL went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Evergreen Woods Health and Rehab in Spring Hill, FL. Charlotte was born on July 27, 1949 in Baltimore, MD to the late William and Charlotte Ann (Pindell) Brown. She was employed as a Human Resources Representative for Toyota Automotive throughout her life. On February 27, 2003 she married Richard L. Sharp, Sr. with whom she shared 14 loving years of marriage. Charlotte and Richard made Citrus County their home in 2009 after relocating from Baltimore, MD and became active parishioners at Freedom For Life Family Church in Homosassa, FL. She was a teacher for the CEF - Child Evangelism Fellowship program and had just finished CEF instructor training so she could share the tools of how to teach that program with others. Charlotte was a Chairperson for the Citrus and Hernando CEF Chapter, and also a devoted volunteer to the Blessings in a Backpack program. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, playing golf, cooking and entertaining others. Charlotte will be remembered as an energetic and kind person that had a tremendous love for the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to her husband Richard, those left to mourn Charlotte's passing are her daughter, Vicki L. Huff of Glen Burnie, MD; stepdaughter, Debbie Sharp of Colorado; stepson, Rick Sharp, Jr. and his wife Roxanne of West Virginia; 2 brothers: Bruce Brown and his wife Nancy of Notthingham, MD, Dennis Brown and family of Arizona; grandchildren: Tyler, Andru, Matthew, Ella, Patrick, Wayne, Victoria, Danielle; and great grandchildren: Benjamin, Rayleigh, Raymond, Bella; Nieces: Anna Pittinger, Kimberly Brown; nephew, Scott Pindell. A Celebration of Life Service for Charlotte has been planned for Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM from the Freedom For Life Family Church, Homosassa, FL with Pastor Douglas DeRespiris officiating. Charlotte's family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 3:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in Charlotte's memory to the Freedom For Life Family Church, 6430 S Lewdingar Dr., Homosassa, FL 34446. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Elburta M Shelton, 84, Inverness, FL
Elburta M. Shelton, age 84, of Inverness, FL passed away at her residence on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Elburta was born on July 30, 1932 in Hillsboro, TN to the late Auborn and Ruby (Brown) Matlock and made Citrus County her home in 1974. In 1950 she married Walter Shelton with whom she shared 54 years of marriage until his passing on January 9, 2005. A woman of faith, she attended worship services with her daughter at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. In her spare time she enjoyed the outdoors by gardening, caring for her plants and feeding the hummingbirds. Elburta also loved to bake, especially at the holidays. She was a wonderful cook whose specialty was southern cooking. Elburta will be remembered as loving and caring mother and grandmother. Those left to mourn her passing are her son, Walter Glen Shelton, Jr. and his wife Sherry of Inverness, FL; daughters: Barbara A. Clifton of Inverness, FL, Rosemary O'Connor and her husband Joe of Jacksonville, FL; special adopted son, Billy Brown of Ocala, FL; brother, Bobby Matlock of Hillsboro, TN; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. In addition to her husband Walter, she was preceded in death by her son in law, Brian, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Elburta's family plan to hold a memorial service at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Savannah J Simons, 31, Inverness, FL
Savannah Jean Simons, 31, Inverness, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg following a sudden illness. Savannah was born in Raceland, LA on November 12, 1985 to Glynn and Nancy (Lefever) Dupre. She resided in Plant City, FL before moving to Citrus County in 2013. She was an Exceptional Student Education Teacher at the Inverness Middle School and prior to that, at the Cypress Creek Juvenile Offender Correctional Center. Savannah graduated from Durant High School in Plant City. Following graduation, she earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degree with a major in Criminal Justice and minor in Psychology, from the University of Central Florida. Her love for crafting was only exceeded by her love for family and friends, which extended to her co-workers and students. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Barry James Simons of Inverness; her parents, Glynn and Nancy Dupre of Plant City; 1 brother, Jacob Paul Dupre of Chattanooga, TN; her aunts and uncles, David and Paula Shears, Ruskin, Fl; Earl and Ann Dupre and Abel and Judy Pontiff, both of Houma, LA; another uncle, Douglas Lefever, Ruskin, FL; her nephew, Ray Paul Dupre; her father in law and mother in law, Steven and Elaine Simons, Inverness, FL; 2 brothers in law and their spouses, Craig and Tonia Simons and Tim and Brittany Simons; A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Following cremation, burial will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Savannah's memory by: Bubba the Love Sponge Foundation (btlsfoundation.org) The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Donald E Slate, 88, Hernando, FL
Donald Eugene Slate, CWO-2, U.S. Navy (Ret) age 88, of Hernando, passed away August 2, 2017 at the Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto. Mr. Slate was born on February 4, 1929 in Tully, New York to the late Victor and Pauline (James) Slate. He came to Citrus County in 1991 from Orlando. Mr. Slate retired from the US Navy as Chief Warrant Officer, 2nd Class, after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Inverness and in addition to being active in various church activities, he also enjoyed reading. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 62 years, Millie (Meanor) Slate; his son, Alan James Slate of Sanford, FL; his daughter, Debra Lynn Friis-Pettitt of Big Pine Key, FL; brother Tom Victor Slate of Binghamton, NY; sisters: Madeline Jane Palmer, Binghamton, NY, Betty Marie Burchell of Johnson City, NY; 6 grandchildren, Tricia Mae Class, John David Lingerfelt, Lori Elizabeth Slate, Staci Lynn Lingerfelt, Kimberly Lynn Musbach, Mark Alan Slate; 7 great grandchildren, Gracie Mae Class, Greyson E. Class, Hannah Lynn Lingerfelt, Jordan Caden Lingerfelt, Aaliyah Faith Simpson, Addison Lynn Musbach, Delaney Elizabeth Slate. He was preceded in death by brothers: Richard, Robert, William, Norman, Gerald, John, and Charles Slate and 1 sister, Alice Elaine Williams. Funeral services for Mr. Slate will be conducted on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Trinity Baptist Church in Inverness, with Pastor Jerry Bloxton, officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until service time. Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with full military honors on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM. The procession to the cemetery will leave from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, at 1:15 PM.


Dale E Smith, 76, Inverness, FL
Dale Eugene Smith, age 76, of Inverness, FL passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Dale was born on October 2, 1940 in Hanover, OH to the late Charles Edwin and Agnes Mae (Ashcraft) Smith. On June 3, 1960 he married Ruth "Elaine" (Gray) with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Dale worked throughout his life as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Plumbing Industry. He and Elaine became "Snow Birds" 13 years ago but eventually made Citrus County Florida their permanent home 7 years ago and attended worship services at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church, Bushnell, FL. Dale was a sports fan and especially enjoyed watching the Little League World Series and the Softball World Series. He also enjoyed going to Country Music Jams. His incredible hugs will be missed by all his friends and family. In addition to his loving wife Elaine, those that will mourn Dale's passing include his daughters: Lissa Bennett and her husband Bill and Peggy Dillon, both of Newark, OH; brother, Carl Dean Smith of Newark, OH; sister, Dorothy Martin of Newark, OH; grandchildren: Jesse, Ginger, Nina and Ryan; and great grandchildren: Ryan, Braden, Makala, James, Makena and Emmett. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Rory L Smith, 70, Inverness, FL
Rita Lorraine "Rory" Smith, 70, Inverness passed away June 27, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast in Lecanto, surrounded by love. Rory was born on June 26, 1947, in Staten Island, NY to the late Francis V. and Lorraine (Beagan) Nelson, the eldest of six siblings. On August 13, 1966 she married her lifelong best friend and perfect partner, John G. Smith, Jr. In 1974 they moved their ever growing family to the area and made Inverness their home. She was a proud homemaker but her most important titles were wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, traveling and doing for others. She never met a stranger and was known to have a knack for feeding the masses. Her greatest pleasure in life came from time spent with family and the precious sound of laughter filling her happy home. Left to cherish her memory and carry on her spirit of generosity are her 6 children: John G. (Kimberly) Smith, Sean T. (Tina) Smith, both of Inverness; Brendan F. Smith of Lakeland, FL, Stacey (Joe) Badger, Shannon Webb, and Meghan Smith, all of Inverness; 2 brothers, Sean (Beth) Nelson, Montgomery, NY and Eric (Susan) Nelson, Inverness; 3 sisters: Leslie (George) Covino and Deborah Nelson, both of Inverness and Kim Ronaldson, Montgomery, NY; 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Smith on Nov 23, 2003 and her son, Joseph Smith on Aug 5, 1979 A small family Catholic Prayer Service is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will then convey her urn to Florida National Cemetery to be entombed with her late husband. The public is invited to a "Celebration of Life" gathering at the Badgers home, 3675 Placid Ave., Inverness Friday beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast.


Betty P Stafford, 88, Citrus Springs, FL
Betty P. Stafford, 88, Citrus Springs passed away July 28, 2017 in the New Horizon Assisted Living Facility under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Mrs. Stafford was born in Red Jacket, WV on December 10, 1928 to the late Ralph and Ora Mae (Collier) Milam and came to this area in 2010 from Little River, SC. She was of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish her memory are her 2 children, Robert Stafford and wife Gail of Citrus Springs, FL; Brenda K. Noe and husband Truman of Vincent, OH; sister, Kathryn Abbess and husband Jim of Pawleys Island, SC; granddaughter, Leah Breece and her husband Dan and their two children, Charlee and Hayden Breece. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Stafford in 1977 and a son, Jerome Stafford. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas.E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Couric, pastor of the Suncoast Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Paul G Stocktill, 79, Crystal River, FL
Paul G. Stocktill, 79, Crystal River passed away May 23, 2017. Private cremation with urn being received by Florida National Cemetery.


William L Strait, 77, Inverness, FL
William L. Strait, 77 of Inverness, passed away at home on Saturday, June 24, 2017 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born on December 18, 1939 to the late Loren G. and Mildred E. (Wood) Strait, he came to Citrus County in 1977 from Tampa, FL . Mr. Strait was a retired retail store general manager, a US Army Veteran and Baptist by faith. He enjoyed many outdoor activities, including hunting, camping and golfing. He loved spending time with his family and friends and watching TV. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years, Anna Strait; his children: William L. Strait, Jr of Tallahassee, FL, Noah (Cynthia) Strait of Inverness and DeAnna Holland of Inverness; his 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Sally Goodell. Funeral services for Mr. Strait will be conducted on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, with Pastor Keith Dendy of the First Baptist Church of Hernando, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


John M Sullivan, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
John M. Sullivan, age 81, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. John was born on July 18, 1935 in Queens, N.Y. to the late Walter and Grace (Sloman) Sullivan. He came to Citrus County 30 years ago from there. John was an iron worker in the construction industry and was a member of the Inverness First Church of God. He was a Marine Corps veteran serving during the Korean War. John was a former professional boxer and a minor league baseball player and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in New York. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 22 years, Kathleen (Raney) Sullivan; his sons, John (Lynn) Sullivan of Rockville Centre, NY and Patrick (Mary) Sullivan of Bethpage, NY; his daughters, Donna (John) McAuley of Esopus, NY and Barbara (Jim) Young of Hutchinson Island, FL; step-daughters, Elizabeth (Kevin) Braun of Garden City Park, NY and Kathleen Hannon of Elmont, NY; his grandchildren: Erin, John, Frank, Michael, John, Jennifer, Jimmy, Gwen, Garrett and Grant; great grandchildren, Sam and Ben. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Rita (Cervero) Sullivan on Dec. 11, 2008 and 2 brothers: Joseph and Walter. John's family plan to hold a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at Inverness First Church of God July 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Private cremation services are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Terrance E Sullivan, 55, Inverness, FL
Terrance Edward Sullivan, 55, Inverness passed away at home on May 21, 2017. Terry was born in Peekskill, New York on June 11, 1961 to John Patrick Sullivan, Sr and the late Rosalie Ann (Sylvia) Sullivan. He came to Florida from Ossining, NY where he was a a member of Teamsters Local 456, working in the construction industry. He was of the Catholic Faith. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Anelaine Theresa Sullivan and her Mother, Amy Oberhauser of Inverness; his Father, John Patrick Sullivan, Sr of Inverness; 2 brothers, Barry Joseph Sullivan, Tampa, FL and John Patrick Sullivan, Jr. of Brooksville, Florida. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial offered at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Cremation care was under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Eugene W Suydam, 86, Inverness, FL
Eugene W. Suydam, Jr., 86 years, Inverness, FL passed away on August 3, 2017 at Legacy House Hospice Center in Ocala, FL. Mr. Suydam was born on April 20, 1931, in New Bunswick, N.J. to the late Eugene and Mildred (Stryker) Suydam, Sr. He came to Florida in 1986 from Milltown, New Jersey. Eugene was an avid reader, loved baseball and was an aviation enthusiast, having taken flying lessons. He enlisted in the Air Force shortly after the Korean conflict began, serving as as tactical instructor and attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. He was a member of the the Inverness First United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 77. Mr. Suydam previously was involved in many civic and sports activities, serving as baseball and soccer coach, Lions Club secretary and East Citrus Soccer League treasurer. His lifetime occupation starting in May 1955 was as a life-health insurance agent and manager, having proudly helped many people with their insurance problems over many years. He served Met Life 31 years, Mutual of Omaha for 13 years and the balance of service as an independent agent. Although Eugene was slowed down by various health conditions, he happily still conducted his activities of working with people and helping them as much as possible. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Nancy A. Suydam; his children: Eugene W. Suydam, III and wife Wendy of Columbia, SC; Ronald Oliver of Oviedo, FL; Adam Suydam and wife Allyson of Keller, Texas; Garrett Suydam and wife Kimberly of Ocala, FL; 9 grandchildren: Eugene, David, Katelyn, Veronica, Grant, Aaron , Abigail, Camden and MacKenzie; He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Lynn Hua and sisters, Marion Poliero ,Carole Ketaner, and Dorothy Gandek. Funeral services for Mr. Suydam will be conducted Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Fischer, officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2251, New Port Richey, FL 34656 or Hospice Legacy House, 9505 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala, FL 34481


Irene Thibault, 99, Hernando, FL
Marie "Irene" Thibault, age 99, of Hernando, FL, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Citrus Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Irene was born on October 14, 1917 in Van Buren, ME to the late George and Elise (Lavasseur) Couturier. She was married to Lionel Thibault until his passing on August 4, 1974 and made Citrus County, FL her home in 1979 after relocating from Auburn, ME. A Catholic by faith, Irene was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, sewing, dancing and gardening. Those left to mourn Irene's passing include her son, Raymond Thibault of Hubbard, TX; daughters: Simone LePage of Derby, CT, Vickie McMillen of Augusta, ME; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Lionel, Irene was preceded in death by her son, Norman; her daughter, Fern; 11 siblings and 1 granchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


James J Thomas, Sr, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
James J. Thomas, Sr. died peacefully on Friday, May 26th 2017. He lived a full and courageous 80 years. He was born on November 22, 1936 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 1961, he married Janice Dowell and together they raised 5 children; Lona-Maria, James Jr., Elizabeth, Joseph and Katie. He served in the Navy for 30 years and retired in 1985 as a Senior Chief. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He loved his family and loved his country. He fought hard and bravely. He is loved and will be missed. A private family service was held at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2017. Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Frederick V Thompson, 79, Inverness, FL
Frederick V. Thompson, age 79, of Inverness, FL, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Citrus Hills Health and Rehab, Hernando, FL. Frederick was born on October 3, 1937 in Franklin, N.H. to the late Alma Woods (Provencher) and Victor Leamon Thompson, Sr. In 1986 he met Virginia (Babine) whom he married on February 20, 1999 and shared 18 years of marriage. Frederick and Virginia made Citrus County their home in 2009 after relocating from Belmont, N.H. He was a C.B. Radio Operator for a number of years and went by the handle of "Coat Hanger". Frederick enjoyed working with tools, tinkering in the garage and listening to Country and Western music. In addition to his wife Virginia, those who will mourn Frederick's passing are his son, Frederick "Skully" Sandborn; daughter, Rose Marie Thompson; step daughters: Nancy Tellian, Jeannette Quijano, Michelle Kemling, Ann Marie Flores; brothers: Larry Thompson, Terry Thompson, Gary Thompson; sisters: Margaret Howe, Jacqueline Thompson, Brenda Walker, Roseanna Thompson, Elizabeth Connelly; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Frederick was preceded in death by 4 siblings. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Raymond Tobiassen, 83, Hernando, FL
Raymond Tobiassen, 83, of Hernando, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Raymond grew up in Flekkefjord, Norway where he trained to be a furniture maker. While a Norwegian at heart, Raymond, in 1956, immigrated to the United States with his wife Bertha, seeking new opportunities. Raymond pursued his passion of woodworking by establishing his own carpentry business in the 1970's. He was a carpenter and homebuilder for decades in Fairfield County Connecticut. He was known for building houses of his own contemporary design. Later in life, Raymond and Bertha moved to Florida where for twenty years he worked with his son Roy building unique contemporary homes in Citrus County. Left of cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Bertha Tobiassen; their three children, Toni (Paul) Christensen of Middletown Springs, VT, Ruth Aileen Tobiassen of Hernando, FL, and Roy (Kimberly) Tobiassen of Hernando, FL; their three grandchildren, Wesley Christensen, Amanda LaChance, and Daniel Fosket; and his sister Ruth (Jan) Ostreim of Flekkefjord, Norway. Memorial Services for Raymond will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness, on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you spend time with your loved ones doing what you love and enjoying each other's company. That is what Raymond would have wished.


Kathleen A Tobin, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
Kathleen Ann Tobin, 65, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away June 13 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Kansas City, MO on May 12, 1952 to the late Thomas J. and Helen (Saucerman) Tobin. Kathleen was a teacher of Middle School and High School economics in Kansas. She received her master's degree in library administration and became a dedicated librarian in the Clark County school district in Las Vegas, NV., She arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Las Vegas, NV. Kathleen loved reading, and enjoyed occasionally going to the movies, and having dinner with friends. She is survived by her sister Susan Tobin of Beverly Hills. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Las Vegas at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Glenn P Tocha, 52, Beverly Hills, FL
Glenn Paul Tocha, age 52, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. Glenn was born on November 7, 1964 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late John B. and Helen (Rozmus) Tocha. He was employed as a Programmer for IBM at the time of his passing. A Catholic by faith, Glenn made Citrus County, FL his home several years ago after relocating from Buffalo, N.Y. He was known for his great love of animals, especially dogs and his husky, Precious. Glenn was environmentally conscience and loved the outdoors and going camping. He was also known to enjoy a good game of golf from time to time. Those left to mourn Glenn's passing are brothers: Gary Tocha and his wife Joy of Lockport, N.Y., Ken Tocha and his wife Jean of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Roy Tocha of Hamburg, N.Y. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


George B Tyler, 81, Trenton, FL
George H. "Buck" Tyler, 81 of Trenton, FL, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Tri County Nursing Home in Trenton. Buck was born on June 10, 1935 in Palatka, FL.He is preceded in death by his parents Bryant and Olivia (Bellamy) Tyler and his sister Lolita (Tyler) Hurley. He owned and operated Tyler's Grocery in Newberry, FL. Buck also served on the Commission for the City of Newberry. He was Baptist by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Maxine V. (Hunter) Tyler; his sister, Ruby Payne of Doyline, LA; his children: George H. (Cathy) Tyler Jr of MacClenny, FL, Teresa (Carl) Williams of Graham, FL, Sybil (David Lambert) Tucker ofKnoxville, TN, Ruby (Michael) Bissell of Port Orange, FL, Marie (Ken) Engel of St. Augustine, FL his step children: Dudley (Amanda) Bond, Brooksville, FL, Judy (Robert) Arick of Brooksville, FL, Susan (Billy) Brown, Brooksville, FL, Wendy (George) Bauer, Sebring, FL, 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice-Chiefland-Tri-Counties Care Center. The family will have a Celebration of Life barbeque in Buck's honor on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM at his beloved "River House".


Cynthia M Waldraff, 52, Tampa, FL
Cynthia Marie Waldraff, age 52, of Tampa, FL passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at Florida Hospital of Tampa. Cynthia was born on June 22, 1965 in South Bend, IN to the late Hans Christian and Hildegarde (Kirn) Waldraff. She made Tampa her home in 1994 after relocating from Elk Hart, IN to pursue a career in real estate and worked in various area of the real estate industry including management and as a relocation specialist. In her spare time, Cynthia enjoyed dancing and music. She was also an avid reader and a movie buff. She also had a great love for her family and would dote on her 2 beloved nieces. Cynthia always remembered their birthdays and loved sending surprises to them in the mail. Her loss will be mourned by her brother, Hans "Chris" Waldraff, his wife Heather and their daughters Charlotte and Susanna, all of ADA, MI. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Frances Walker, 101, Inverness, FL
Frances Walker, age 101, Inverness passed away June 24, 2017 at home under the loving care of her family and Hernando Pasco Hospice. Mrs Walker was born in Ashe County, NC on August 27, 1915, the second of eleven children, to the late William Oscar and Effie (Roark) Sapp. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. She especially enjoyed doing needlework, quilting, and spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, Joyce Porter, Inverness, FL, William Walker and Benjamin Walker and his wife, Vicki, residing in Archer, FL and; 1 brother and 1 sister, Harold Sapp of Oxford, PA and Doris Jackson and her husband Don, Orlando, FL; 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Benjamin Walker in February, 1995 and 7 brothers and sisters and 1 sister. Funeral services and burial will be conducted Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Ashelawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens in Crumpler, NC. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL, assisted the family with local arrangements.


Leonard L Wassil, 85, Inverness, FL
Leonard L. Wassil, 85, of Inverness, FL passed away June 3, 2017 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Jessup, PA on February 29, 1932 to the late Michael and Anne (Molnar) Wassil. Leonard was a mail man with the U.S. Postal Service with 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Catholic by faith. Leonard arrived in this area in 1997, coming from New Jersey. He enjoyed bike riding, jogging, going to the beach, the outdoors, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Maryann Wassil. He is also survived by his children Leonard L. Wassil, Jr. of Whippany, N.J., and Linda Sousa of Eustis, FL.; and 2 sisters, Bernie Piesaki and Vera Kaszuba. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Visit us at www.chasdavis.com or on Facebook. .


Jack E Watson, 88, Apopka, FL
Jack Edward Watson, age 88, of Apopka, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed away at his residence on June 6, 2017. Jack was born on November 11, 1928 in Knoxville, TN to the late Theodore and Effie Mae (Everhart) Watson. He proudly served in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Jack went on to work as a Freight Agent for Norfolk Southern Railroad. He was married to Evelyn Regina Watson for over 68 years until her passing on December 14, 2016. Jack had a strong faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, FL. Those left to mourn Jack's passing include son, Jack S. Watson of Brentwood, TN; daughters: Julia Leigh Whitt and her husband Scott Butler of Apopka, FL, Jan D. Watson-Hastie and her husband Dr. Joseph Hastie of Auburn, AL; grandchildren: Brandon Whitt, Ashley Johnson and her husband Ryan, Amber Hess and her husband Doug, Josh Watson and his wife Vicki, Dru Washburn; great grandchildren: Luke, Cade and Emerald Johnson, Jack and Sam Watson, Jackson, Will and Sam Washburn, and Jude and Eliza Rose Hess; brother, Russell Kent Anderson of Strawberry Plains, TN. Jack's family plan to celebrate and remember his life during a family reunion at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Ruby Watson, 85, Winter Park, FL
Ruby Watson, age 85, of Winter Park, FL and formerly of Inverness, passed away at Florida Hospital of Orlando on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Ruby was born on March 13, 1932 in Mt. Olivet, KY to the late Rex and Inez (Hall) Watson. She was employed as an Intelligence Research Specialist for the United States Government for over 30 years. Ruby made Inverness her home in 2010 after relocating from Stuart, FL and had recently moved to Winter Park to reside with her daughter. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and playing gin rummy. Ruby also loved to ride Harley Davidson Motorcycles when she was younger. Those left to mourn Ruby's passing include her sons: Fred Wilson and his wife Pat of Kentucky, Rex Wilson and his wife Michele of Floral City, FL, Michael Watson of Oregon; daughter, Lisa Lynn Ueltschi and her husband Robert of Winter Park, FL; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by daughter, Diane Wilson in 1978. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Reverend Mary Gestrich of the United Methodist Church of Floral City officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Ralph A Wellman, 51, Hernando, FL
Ralph Allen Wellman II, 51 of Hernando, FL, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at his home.  Ralph Allen was born on July 1st, 1966 to James and Hedy Patricia Wellman.  He is the third of eight children.  Ralph Allen is preceded in physical death by his brother Ralph Allen Wellman I; his mother Hedy; and both sets of grandparents, in addition to step mother Sally Wellman, her children, Cathy Heath, Greg and Timothy Grove and Brenda Heaven.  He is survived by his three children:  Codi Lynn, Anthony Allen and Zachary Ryan; his father, James and his siblings, Jeffery Scott, James Patrick, Donna Ann, Carolyn Patricia, Kelly Jo and Jessie Lee. His step sisters: Lori and Marcia and step brothers Denny and John. Ralph Allen was blessed to have a very large extended family which is made up of grandson, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and chosen loved ones that became de facto family members. He moved to Citrus County in the late 70s and attended Lecanto High School. While he was a larger than life personality he was also shy in some ways. During this adolescence, Ralph Allen really focused on music and ridding motor bikes with his siblings and friends. As he transitioned into adulthood, he celebrated his marriages and the birth of his three beautiful children in 1989, 1998 and 2000. Family played a pivotal role in his life from the very beginning. In his heart, Ralph Allen was a zealous family man who loved with every fiber of his being. The love he had for his children radiated warmth, compassion and unwavering commitment. His love for all his family and friends manifest itself in every day acts of kindness, made extraordinary by his steadfastness. He seldom met a stranger and could talk your leg off. Once a person became a friend, they were friends for life. Ralph Allen liked to have intellectual sparring matches and would often take the opposing point of view just to create lively discussion. Ralph Allen’s life and relationships exemplify the purest ideals of, 1 Corinthians 13:13; And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. His funeral services are scheduled for Friday, July 14th. The family will host a visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. and the funeral service will start at 3:00 p.m. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 with cremation to following in short order. Pastor Doug Alexander of New Church Without Walls will serve as celebrant for the memorial service.


William J Wescott, 89, Inverness, FL
Maj. William J. Wescott, U.S.M.C. (Ret), 89, of Inverness, FL. passed away July 31, 2017 under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Ft. Edward, NY on March 17, 1928 to the late Harold C. and Mabel E. (Pecue) Wescott. William served his country honorably, retiring from the U.S. Marine Corp after 22 years of exemplary service. He served in both the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam Conflict, receiving the Bronze Star for his service in Viet Nam. Afterwards, he had a full career as a real estate broker for 25 years and, with his wife Elizabeth, owned and operated Wescott Realty in Orlando and Winter Garden, FL. William arrived in this area area 2004, coming from Merritt Island, FL. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing and golfing. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Elizabeth A. Wescott. Other survivors include his children, Gerald Wescott of Cocoa, FL, John Wescott and his wife Karen of Merritt Island, Barbara Schmitt and her husband Tom of Atlanta, GA, and Janet Kendrick and her husband Tim of Clermont, FL; and sister Mary E. Jordan and her husband Lou of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.; and step-sons James R. and Daniel Cole. 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Ronald P. Wescott; and 4 brothers, Gerald, Harold, James and Raymond Wescott. Graveside services with military honors are scheduled for Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. The procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home promptly at 10:00 A.M. All friends are invited to attend. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. Visit: www.chasdavis.com or visit us on Facebook.


Barbara L Wiercinski, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
Barbara L. Wiercinski, 70, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away June 30, 2017 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany on July 19, 1946 to the late Emil and Erika (Bonke) Hartwig. Barbara was a cashier for Publix Groceries, and arrived in this area in 2015, coming from Naples, FL. She was a Lutheran by faith, and enjoyed cooking and loved to go to the casino. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben in 2013. Survivors include her sons, David Wiercinski of Tampa, FL, and Dwayne Wiercinski of Naples, FL; and sister Monika Seeger of Beverly Hills; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard G Woods, 84, Ocala, FL
Richard "Doc" Gardener Woods, 84, of Ocala, FL passed away June 28, 2017 at The Legacy House Hospice in Ocala. He was born in Stamford, CT on May 20, 1933 to the late W. James and Irene E. (Bouton) Woods. Richard was a Deputy Fire Marshall, and arrived in this area 24 years ago, coming from Stamford. He was a Catholic by faith, and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. When he was younger, he loved building small airplanes, and had attained his pilots license. Aviation was a big part of his passion. Richard left no family survivors. He will be missed by his long time friend and co-fireman Anthony DeLuca. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Theresa R Woythaler, 94, Hernando, FL
Theresa Rose Woythaler, 94 years old passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017.  She was the widow of Bernard L. Woythaler.  They shared 73 devoted years together.  Born on June 17, 1923 in New York, New York she was the daughter of Rose and Raphael Pietrocola.  In earlier years she was employed by the Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office and added a loving touch to the students of Busy Bee Preschool as a teacher.  Theresa was a founder of the Inverness Highlands Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary to which she dedicated many years of service.   As a volunteer, she will be fondly remembered as the “Ice Cream Lady” to Pleasant Grove Elementary School’s Alumni.  She was an avid Wheel of Fortune enthusiast and a card shark like no other.  Theresa was of the Catholic Faith and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by her seven children Ralph (Barbara) Woythaler, Michael (Maria) Woythaler, Lawrence (Maria Teresa) Woythaler, Bernard (Stephanie)Woythaler, Laura (James) Manos, Theresa (Gary) Godwin and John (Lindy) Woythaler.  She was blessed with twenty three grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.  Theresa was preceded in death by her loving husband Bernard and her siblings Anthony Pietrocola, Marie Englese, Eugene Pietrocola and Rita Sweeney. Arrangements are made by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave., Inverness. On Saturday, June 10, 2017 a viewing will commence at 9:00 AM and a Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church at 11:00 AM,  with interment immediately following at Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum, Inverness.  Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Hospice of Citrus and Nature Coast, P.O 64170, Beverly Hills, Fl. 34464.


David A Zbegan, 56, Inverness, FL
David Andrew Zbegan, 56, Inverness passed away suddenly on August 14, 2017 at home. David was born in New Castle, PA on August 3, 1961. He moved to Inverness in 2012 from Plantation, Fl where he owned and operated B & B Aquatics, a diving business in Dania, Florida. His love for the water was evident in his profession, but his love for fishing was just as great. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and kept many of his catches after they were preserved and mounted. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted Mother, Lucille Fekete, with whom he lived. Private cremation care is under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


 

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