Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Lois H Anderson, 86, Inverness, FL
LOIS HELEN ANDERSON, age 86, Inverness, died September 12, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. Lois was born on June 3, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry J. and Velma (Butler) Anderson. She served as an Assembly of God missionary, and attended First Assembly of God, Inverness. Lois arrived in this area 21 years ago, and enjoyed gardening, reading, taking walks, and spending time in prayer. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Walter and Arthur Anderson. Survivors include her brother Glenn Anderson of Magalia, CA., and sisters Joyce Taulbee of Elmira, NY., Betty Anderson of Inverness, FL., and Mary Jastrzebski of Leesburg, Fl. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Ruby Anderson, 87, Tampa, Fl
Ruby Anderson, age 87, Tampa, formerly of Inverness, died October 21, 2014 at Ameritus at Carrolwood in Tampa. A native Floridian, Ruby was born on May 22, 1927 in Winter Garden, FL to the late Perry E. and Mae (Vickers) DeMott. She was a salesperson for Plantation Dairy Company. She is survived by her son Ronald W. DeMott of Fort McCoy, Florida; one grandson Christopher DeMott and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her twin sister Clyde Levins. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Helen K Bee, 94, Titusville, FL
HELEN K. BEE, age 94, formerly of Inverness, died August 24, 2014 at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville. Helen was born in Akron, OH on November 14, 1919, the daughter of Mike and Mary (Gaug) Leidel. Helen was the owner/operator along with her late husband of an antique store. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Louise M. Bee, (wife-Alice Bowers) Fort Myers, FL, Judy E. Bee, Hudson, OH and Janice Bee Harrison (husband-John) Titusville. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Edward, Don, Paul, Mathew, David, Jim, Jack, Eva and Irene. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession forms to the cemetery at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Medford B Bennett, 71, Homosassa, FL
MEDFORD BENNETT, age 71, Homosassa, died August 4, 2014 at his residence. A native Floridian, Medford was born in Tarpon Springs, FL on March 7, 1943, the son of the late Willis B. and Levan (Lane) Bennett. He served our country proudly in the United States Air Force, reaching the rank of Sgt., and was the former owner of Bennet's Landscaping. Medford enjoyed riding his motorcycle, collecting John Deere tractors and liked to take exploring driving trips around Florida. He spent many hours volunteering his services at the Crystal River Archeological State Park. Left to cherish his memory is his son Cory Bennett and his fiancee Amanda of Lecanto; daughter Christy Spivey, Inverness; brother Clinton Bennett, Crystal River and sisters Jean and Eva; four grandchildren, Christopher, William, Zachary and Mason. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Dan L Black, 71, Floral City, FL
DAN L. BLACK, SR, age 71 of Floral City, FL, died at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County on October 12, 2014. Dan was born on August 13, 1943 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Conrad and Josephine (Byroad) Black. After graduating from Martinsville High School in 1961, he served our country in the United States Air Force. Dan was employed as the transmission and distribution supervisor for Florida Power and Light from 1969 to 1991 in Bonita Springs and Naples. He also worked for PSI Energy in Plainfield, IN from 1992 to 1996. He was truly enjoying his retirement by hanging out on the beach or by the pool under his chickee. Dan was a member of the Zion’s Hill Baptist Church in Martinsville, IN. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 years, Sheila Harris Black; his son Dan Black, Jr. of Floral City; daughter Amy Dembinski and husband Nick of Woodbridge, VA; brothers Conrad Black, Jr. and wife Betty of Piggott, AR; Miller Wampler and wife Loretta of Fairland, IN; sister Frances Lucas and husband Bill of Danville, IN; half-sisters Ginni DiRaddo and Cheri Cherghizan of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughter Brianna Dembinski. He was proceeded in death by a sister, Donna Sue Matthews, and a brother, John O. Grooms, Jr. A military committal service will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.


Paul R Bosse, 50, Hernando, FL
Paul R. Bosse, age 50, Hernando, died September 23, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Paul was born on March 4, 1964 in Miami, FL to the late Roland and Charlotte Bosse. He was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry. Paul is survived by one son, two grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and was preceded in death by a brother. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Master Ethan E Bradford, 2, Inverness, FL
Master Ethan Edward Bradford, 2 months, 3 days, became an Angel of The Lord on Aug 6, 2014. He was born in Inverness on June 3, 2014 .Left to mourn his loss are his parents, Cody Christopher Smith and Brittany Ward; Paternal grandparents, Roland J. Bradford, Jr and Cora S. Bradford, both of Inverness; Maternal grandparents, Joseph Ward and Michelle Curtin, both of Floral City; his aunts and uncles, Ty R. Bradford, Roland J. Bradford, III; Trysta B. Bradford, Katelyn S. Bradford, Alyssa M. Bradford, Kendra B. Ward, Breanna S. Curtin, and Linda A. Ward. Graveside services are on Friday, Aug 15th, 10:00 at Lake Lindsey Cemetery with Pastor Dairold Rushing of the First Assembly of God Church officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is caring for Ethan's family.


Annette L Burr, 51, Floral City, FL
Annette Lynn Burr, 51, Floral City, died Aug 9, 2014 in Tampa at Moffitt Cancer Center following a lengthy battle with cancer. Annette was born in New York State on July 9, 1963 to the late William and Marilyn Dahlquist. After moving to Florida, she spent most of her younger years in Sarasota. She was an assistant physical therapist for Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Center in Inverness. She is survived by her husband, Michael; her two daughters, Ashley and Brittany Burr, both of Tampa; a brother and sister, Steven Dahlquist of Sarasota and Laureen Blough of Apopka, FL. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Norma H Caine, 93, Floral City, FL
Norma Helene Caine, 93, of Floral City, FL passed away September 13, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on April 24, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Hanse and Ida Caine. Norma was a message carrier for various businesses, and arrived in this area in 1975, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed knitting, playing canasta, and going to yardsales. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Caine; son Michael Caine and daughter Linda Ann Hetrick. Survivors include son Bruce and daughter-in-law Deborah, of Floral City; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Louise Cangelosi, 77, Hernando, FL
LOUISE CANGELOSI, age 77, Hernando, died September 19, 2014 at her residence. Louise was born on May 19, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Lillian (Naas) Hofeldt. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed being a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Salvatore Cangelosi after 53 years of marriage and a brother, Robert. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Karen (Patrick) Cullen, Tunnel Hill, GA, Diane Farber, Inverness, Linda (Kevin Gary, Bear, DE, her brother William (Nickie) Hofeldt, NC, sister Susan Hofeldt, Beverly Hills; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gillermo Cardona, 79, Inverness, FL
Guillermo Cardona, 79, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 7, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on February 7, 1935 in Puerto Rico to the late Gerardo and Lujan (Cardona) Lopez. Guillermo was a U.S. military veteran, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from New York. He enjoyed drawing and listening to spanish music. He is survived by one brother, Angel Lopez, and niece Luz Valenzuela. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Christopher J Carpenter, Sr., 72, Floral City, FL
CHRISTOPHER JON CARPENTER, Sr., age 72, died October 18, 2014 at his residence in Floral City. Chris was born on April 2, 1942 in Detroit, MI to the late Maurice E. and Ingrid (Swanson) Carpenter. Survivors include four sons, Michael Carpenter, Floral City, Christopher J. Carpenter, Jr., Byron Ctr, MI, Jeffrey Carpenter, Grand Rapids, MI and Timothy Carpenter, Newago, MI and several grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joan D Chalker, 73, Lecanto, Fl
Joan Durfee Chalker was born January 13, 1941 in Hermitage, New York to the late Harold and Florence (Lyon) Dufree. She died September 17, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry on May 30, 2010. She was a supervisor for Champion Athletic Equipment manufacturing for 25 years. She and Jerry moved to Florida in 1999. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Inverness Chapter 1773, where she held all the degrees the Women can achieve. Joan was also a member of the Eagles and past member of the East Avon Ladies Auxiliary in East Avon, NY. She enjoyed dining out, cruising and going to the casinos, playing bingo and working with her computer. Her joy in life was her Grandchildren and her Great Grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Dora (Mark) Lathan of Lecanto and Mary (Mike) West of Conesus, NY; her grandchildren: Molly (Jason) Falcone of Lecanto, Chris (Tiffy) West of Consesus, NY, Mandy (Kyle) Smith of Beverly Hills and Josh (Stacy) West of Conesus, NY; her great grandchildren: Julia Falcone, Kaitlyn Smith and Ava West. A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at the Inverness Moose Lodge #2112 (221 S. Haid Terrace, Lecanto) on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 12:00 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Margaret R Chilewski, 70, Inverness, FL
Margaret Ruth Chilewski, 70, Inverness, passed away Aug 15, 2014 in the Citrus County Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Margaret was born Dec. 11, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Peter and Ruth (Hackett) Polloway and moved to this area in 1996 as a winter resident. She retired from the AT & T Telephone System with 20 years of service and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She is survived by her brother, Robert Brooke, The Villages, FL; 2 sisters, Anne Kelly, Loveland, OH; Janet Tocci, Citrus Springs, FL; 7 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Chilewski on April 1, 2010. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family


Bonnie S Cleaveland, 71, Inverness, FL
Bonnie S. Cleaveland, 71, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 3, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on May 5, 1943 in Elmira, New York to the late Alfred and Myrtle Short. Bonnie was a retired kitchen aide at Citrus Memorial Hospital, a Presbyterian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1998 coming from Naples, Florida. She enjoyed painting, gardening, word puzzles, and cooking. Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Richard Cleaveland. Other survivors include sons Richard J. Cleaveland of Inverness, and Andrew Cleaveland of Poplar Bluff, MO; 3 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many loving and caring friends. A Celebration of Bonnie\'s life will be scheduled by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers or cards, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills,FL 34464, in Bonnie\'s name. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Cater J Conner, 82, Inverness, FL
CATER (C.J.) JACKSON CONNER, Sr., Inverness, died October 7, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. C.J. was born on December 9, 1931 in Gainesville, GA to the late Hubert Jackson Conner and Ganelle Gaines Conner. He was very proud of his Irish and Cherokee heritage. He relocated to Penns Grove, NJ in 1942 and was a member of the graduating class of 1949 from Penns Grove Regional High School, after which he attended the University of West Virginia in Morgantown for one year, during which time he played football. He then transferred to Springfield College in Springfield, MA. C.J. joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, serving until 1954 during the Korean conflict. While still on active duty, he met and married Dorothy M. Bugno of Greensboro, NC on April 18, 1953. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Penns Grove, NJ in 1954 and went to work for NJ Bell Telephone. He built their home in Woodstown and relocated there in 1956. C.J. retired from NJ Bell Telephone as a transition manager on March 30, 1985 after 31 years of service. He subsequently worked for the State of New Jersey as a voice telephone consultant with Computer Science Contractor from 1985 to 1987. While residing in Woodstown, NJ, he attended the Woodstown Presbyterian Church and served in many ministries, as a Trustee, Deacon, Elder, on the Pulpit Committee and as Youth Director. He was very active in his community, serving as President of the Woodstown Little League for 3 years, 3 years on the Woodstown Pilesgrove School Board and as a volunteer advisor of the Woodstown Explorer Scout Post and member of the Woodstown American Legion Post, on the rifle squad. After his relocation to Inverness, FL in 1987, he once again became active in his church and community. He attended the Inverness First United Methodist Church and served as a Trustee, on the SPR Committee, as usher, and with the building and grounds committee, volunteering wherever he was needed and could help. As of 2013, he was a 61 year member of the American Legion, having joined both Post #225 in Floral City and Post #77 in Inverness. He served as Field Marshall for five years with the TriCounty Radio Control Flying Club. He enjoyed helping students build and fly radio controlled airplanes and volunteered at Inverness Middle School with 8th graders in the aeronautical portion of the technology class for 8 years; also helping at Cornerstone Baptist Church in the Youth Department. C.J. was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy; daughter Beverly Conner Williams (husband-Paul) Pittsgrove, NJ; son Cater J. Conner, Jr. (wife-Karen Slothhour Conner) Forest, VA; two grandsons, Michael and Gregory Conner and two granddaughters Kevanne and McLane Williams. He was preceded in death by his sister Carolyn. A graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them for the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of C.J. Conner to Inverness First United Methodist Church, 1300 Hwy. 41N., Suite D, Inverness, FL 34450.


Paul A Couvillon, 82, Inverness, FL
Paul Allen Couvillon, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away August 5, 2014 at Brentwood Healthcare Center, Lecanto, FL. He was born on January 16, 1932 in Alexandria, LA to the late Allen John and Marie (Wichers) Couvillon. Paul was a U.S. Navy veteran, and owner of a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning business. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Davison, MI. He was a member of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of the church bowling team. He loved golfing, enjoyed watching the birds at his birdfeeder, and loved his church family and friends. He was preceded in death by the mother of his 5 children, Patricia, in 1978, one sister, Gertrude Pouwels, and a brother, Warren Couvillon. He is survived by his loving wife Nella Couvillon. Other survivors include children Alan Paul (Colleen) Couvillon of Harvey, LA, Karl William (Jennifer) Couvillon of Powell, OH, Denise (Howard) Hoover of Pickerington, OH, Annette Couvillon, Charlotte, NC, and Carole Henke of Davison, MI; and Nella's 3 children, Jeff, Brian, and Sandee; 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 7 step grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 3:00 P.M., at Hernando Church of the Nazarene. The family will be receiving friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald K Crosby, 79, Lecanto, FL
Ronald Kent Crosby, Lecanto, age 79, died October 8, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native Floridian, Ron was born in Tampa on March 23, 1935 to the late Verna and Marie (Hill) Crosby. He served our country in the United States Navy. Ron was the typical \"jack-of-all-trades\" but he had indeed mastered many and was an excellent carpenter. A very social, outgoing and loving man, he enjoyed bowling, square dancing and fishing. He was a Mason and Shriner. Ron delighted in his poodle \"Miss Sweet Pea.\" Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Anita; sons Kenney Crosby, Ray Crosby, Mike Crosby and Joseph Crosby; daughters Vicki Rhodes and Betty Hunnicutt; step-son Ronald Martin and step-daughter Tina Hodges; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind faithful and special friends Aron and his wife Denise Aldridge, Kenneth and Pam Cook and Jane White; their care, comfort and kindness in our time of need will never be forgotton. He was preceded in death by a brother Holland Crosby. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers that they may continue to provide for others as they have done for our beloved Ron.


Robert S Davis, 50, Hernando, FL
Robert Stanley Davis, 50, of Hernando, Florida passed away October 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. He was born on May 17, 1964 in Drexel Hill, PA to the late William S.N. and Elaine (Kahlert) Davis. Robert was a liquor store manager, and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Delaware County, PA. He was southern baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, firearms, scalloping, boating, and playing Playstation. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Kathleen Davis. Other survivors include son Joshua Hornbuckle of Hernando; daughters Patricia (Paul) Wakefield of Inverness, and Rebecca Jacobs of Alaska; brother William Davis; sister Denise Zambrano; 2 grandchildren, Jackson and Trenton Wakefield; and many dear and loving friends. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held by the family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel J Di Guglielmo, 73, Inverness, FL
Please send the memorial plaque to: Lori Di Guglielmo 9247 Oakfair Drive Tallahassee, FL 32317 SAMUEL J. DI GUGLIELMO, (\"Sam D\") age 73, died October 11, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Sam was born on March 13, 1941 in Wilmington, DE, the son of the late Samuel J. and Caroline \"Carrie\" (Russo) Di Guglielmo. Sam served our country in the Army National Guard. He was a construction manager on many commercial and residential projects. Sam was a charter member of the Inverness Sertoma and also a member of CASA. Sam was also a distributor for the \"BurnzOmatic.\". He was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and was the leader of the Catholic Youth Group for many years. Sam loved fishing and the great outdoors. Sam was known for his love of cooking and especially love of eating. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Lori Di Guglielmo and her partner Karen Barnett of Tallahassee, Kristen (Douglas) Reichard, Inverness; and the light of his life, grandson Christopher Michael. Sam\'s siblings include brothers Michael (Marie) Di Guglielmo, James Di Guglielmo and sister Carol Ann Lepore, as well as nieces and nephews, all of NJ. Bonus family members include Cindy Corcoran (Robert), grandsons David (Dawn), Elijah, Isaac, Noah and Seth. Sam was blessed to have great grands Colin, Sophie, Gemma and \"Husband-in-Law\" Carl Gene Coxwell. Sam was preceded in death by his first wife Stella and his second wife Jean. A tribute and celebration of life will be held at a later date at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Please consider donations in Sam\'s memory to Inverness Sertoma in lieu of flowers.


Michael A DiSanza, 68, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL A. DiSANZA, age 68, Inverness, went to be with His Lord and Savior on October 27, 2014. Mike was born on September 14, 1946 in the Bronx, NY to the late Albert and Bernadette (Giordano) DiSanza. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mike was a police officer in New York City for over 20 years. A man who loved The Lord with his whole heart and soul, he served as the International Cops for Christ, Inc. president. He also served as a missionary evangelist for many years traveling to over 79 countries of the world. He also served as a prison chaplain here in Citrus and Hernando County. He was an avid sports enthusiast and his favorite teams were the NY Yankees and the NY Jets, although he also liked the Giants. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Ann DiSanza; sons: Michael DiSanza, Citrus Hills; Douglas (Christine) DiSanza, Ocala; and Jonathan DiSanza, Inverness; his daughter Rachel (Mike) LaRosa, Inverness; his sister Laura (Gerard) Carpentieri, New City, NY. He also had seven grandchildren: Gabriella DiSanza, Isaac Calma, Vanessa Calma, Mahaley Wixey (DiSanza), Maddie LaRosa, Tyson DiSanza and Jackson DiSanza. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Thomas Michael DiSanza. A celebration and funeral tribute to Mike\'s life will be held at Calvary Chapel Inverness on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will be at the church from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Tuesday, November 4th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Cops for Christ, %DiSanza\'s. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Eileen I Doherty, 78, Inverness, FL
EILEEN I. DOHERTY, age 78, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Eileen was born on February 17, 1936 in Chicago, IL to the late Timothy and Kathleen (Clarkin) Ryan. She was a mail clerk for Silor Optical Transition Lens for many years, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She enjoyed traveling, dining out and playing kick ball with her granddaughter. Left to cherish her memory are her children William N. (Danielle) Niersbach, Morrisville, NC, James T. Doherty, Largo, Erin Pahl, Floral City, Kathleen A. Lonkey (Tom Thompson), Largo, Thomas J. (Jennifer) Doherty, Crystal River, Michael J. Doherty, Largo; grandchildren Charlotte, Shannon, Gwendolyn, Kevin, Steven, Emily and Tara and three great-grandchildren. One of nine children, she is survived by sisters Rita Finn and Winifred Gilbert, many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband James G. Doherty. A celebration of life and tribute to Eileen will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Eileen\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers


Olivia Douglas, 67, Inverness, FL
Olivia Douglas, 67, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 25, 2014 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Muncie, IN on August 19, 1947. Olivia worked in a window factory, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Taylor, MI. She was a member of Inverness First Church of God, and enjoyed square dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her loving husband of 18 years, Jack B. Douglas. Other survivors include her mother Hazel R. Campbell of Inverness; daughter Crystal (Shawn) Singleton of Mayslick, KY; step-sons Bryan (Tami) Douglas of Smithville, VA, Robert (Jeanette) Douglas of Ivor, VA, and Theodore (Michelle) Douglas of Derry, PA; step-daughter Jeannine (David) Cannon of Pittsburgh, PA; brothers Manuel, Teddy and Eddie Carpenter; sisters Lafonda Mauldin and Melody Carpenter; 13 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with Pastor Tom Walker from Inverness First Church of God officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Burial will follow the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Olivia\'s name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, or Inverness First Church of God, 5510 E. Jasmine Lane, Inverness, FL, 34453.


Joyce A Dyer, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Joyce Ann Dyer, 72, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on October 15, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Crystal River, Florida. She was born in Sweetwater, TN on January 28, 1942 to the late Lloyd and Rachel (Duckett) Clark. Joyce was a Certified Nurses Aide, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Etowah, TN. She enjoyed drawing, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Clark. Left to cherish her memory are her children Steve Rogers of Kansas City, KS, Bruce Rogers of Illinois, Harold Scherer of Illinois, Sherri Yerk of Beverly Hills, FL, Crystal Dyer of Wisconsin, and Alisa Dyer of Hernando, FL; sisters Bobbi Gorsuch, Jeri Alberts, and Helen Goines; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Dorothy C Emener, 76, Inverness, Fl
Dorothy Carol Emener, age 76, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 at her residence. Dorothy was born on December 9, 1937 in New Britian, CT to the late George and Dorothy (Smith) Seward. She was a library aide for the Citrus County, Florida Library System for over 20 years and very much enjoyed her job working with the children. She also worked as a preschool teacher prior to her position as a library aide. She enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, William. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Dorothy\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Rudolph Fascell, 90, Homosassa, FL
Rudolph Fascell, 90, of Homosassa, Florida passed away August 12, 2014 at his residence in Homosassa. He was born on November 6, 1923 in New York, New York to the late Charles Angelo and Mary (Gullotti) Fascell. Rudolph was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and arrived in this area in the late 1980's after retirng from the foreign service. He enjoyed gardening, exercising, working on gadgets, and spending time with friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen T. Fascell, and a daughter June-Marie Maney. Survivors include his children Rudy M. (Patti) of Lake Osuego, OR, and Judith (Ken) Wiggins of St. Petersburg, FL; sister Vera Parfiri of Baca Raton, FL; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Arline E Fernandez, 75, Inverness, FL
ARLINE E. FERNANDEZ, age 75, Inverness, died September 10, 2014 under the care of the hospice staff of Legacy House in Ocala and surrounded by her loving family. Arline was born on April 5, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY. She was employed as a nurses aide. Arline enjoyed collecting and wearing costume jewelry and shopping for it on T.V. She loved her dog Patches and liked to dress him in a number of cute outfits. Left to cherish her memory are sons Joseph and his wife Carolyn Dimuro, Inverness, Thomas Dimuro and companion Tina Childress, Ocala, Patrick Deen, Milton, FL; her brother William Gerardin and sisters Clara Gerardin and Kathleen Butler. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Dimuro. A celebration and tribute to Arline\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at son Thomas Dimuro\'s home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


L. C Fleenor, 77, Homosassa, FL
L. C. Fleenor, 77, of Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully while embraced by his wife and son on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. He was born in Lee County, VA to Elcannor and Oda Fleenor but lived most of his life in Mt. Airy, NC. He and his wife Jeanelle moved to Homosassa, FL in 2005.             L. C. was a passionate man that prided himself in his dedication to work and taking care of his family. He was extremely detail-oriented with the many jobs he held in his lifetime.  Recently, he was employed by WalMart where he was liked by so many who encountered him. He always greeted everyone with a smile and loved talking with all people; he never met a stranger. L. C. is survived by his wife Jeanelle of 52 years; his son Greg and his partner Randall; his brothers Carl, Kenneth, and Donnie; and many loving nieces and nephews that looked upon him as a father in their lives.             The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 2:00 until 3:00 with a brief memorial service following at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL.            


Armand R Fredette, 88, Hernando, FL
ARMAND R. FREDETTE, age 88, died October 13, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Armand was born on May 17, 1926 in New Bedford, MA to the late Edward and Eva (Pimpare) Fredette. He served our country in the United States Navy and then the Army during WWII, the Korean conflict and Vietnam, retiring with a rank of Master Sergeant. He was an avid golfer; loved to travel and root for the Boston Red Sox and Celtics. In earlier years, he wrote sports pages for his local newspaper and was the radio announcer for local high school sports. He was especially a fan of baseball. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Helen Fredette; sons Edward Armand Fredette, Ocala and Armand \"Buddy\" Fredette and his wife Patricia, Fredericksburg, VA; his daughter Jeanine Barbara Fredette, Lorton, VA; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Survivors also include Helen\'s family, step-children Paula Pritt, Inverness, Barbara Crook, Floral City, Steven Paul Epperly, Henderson, NC, Connie Sue Harper, Jumping Branch, WV, 9 step-grandchildren, 16 step great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne Marie Fredette. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and tribute to Armand\'s life will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Robert J Fritz, 96, Inverness, FL
ROBERT JAMES FRITZ, age 90, Inverness, died September 2, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of the staff of Arbor Trail. Robert was born on June 25, 1924 in Bangor, WI to the late Hugo and Mila (Staats) Fritz. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and good friend, who enjoyed helping people. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed being out in nature, hunting and fishing. He was an excellent woodworker and made many beautiful gifts for his family and friends. He enjoyed trash-to-treasures hunting. Robert was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Deerfield Beach, serving in many of the ministries. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Barbara Fritz, daughters Kay M. Foreman, Lacrosse, WI, Tina M. Fritz, Inverness; Lori A. (Steven) Donovan, Dunedin and Kelly R. Fritz, Montreal, Canada; grandchildren Shannon (Danny) Mills, Morgan Donovan and Mynah Fritz-Nelson; sister Jeanne Corbett; many numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by sisters Ruby Montgomery, and Ellen Huston. A tribute and celebration of Robert\'s life will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Please consider donations in Robert\'s memory to American Heart Association, Stroke Association or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Marcele L Garner, 57, Inverness, FL
MARCELE L. GARNER, age 57, Inverness, died August 25, 2014 under the loving care of her devoted family and Hospice of Citrus County. Marcele was born in Dayton, OH to Herbert and Sarah Dean (Hellums) Scribner. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed interior decorating and staging homes for resale. She liked to garden and especially enjoyed canning her own fruits and vegetables. She will be thoroughly missed by all whose hearts she touched in her lifetime. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert; her parents Herbert and Sarah Dean Scribner all of Inverness; her son Christopher and his wife Crissy Garner, Roswell, GA; stepson Robert Garner, Jr. and his wife Melinda, S.C.; sisters Michele Milligan and her husband Bill, Corlis Thornton and her husband Tony; two step-grandchildren Keith and Ashleigh, numerous other nieces and nephews along with her beloved pets Lilly and Charlie. The family invites friends to join them in a tribute and celebration of Marcele's life which will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Fred L Gilbert, 80, Inverness, FL
FRED GILBERT, age 80, died September 22, 2014 under the supportive care of Hospice of Citrus County and his family. Fred was born on September 7, 1934 in Detroit, MI to the late Fred L. and Lenora (Roby) Gilbert. He served our country in the United States Army. Fred was employed as a forklift operator. An avid Tigers and Red Wings fan, he enjoyed watching his favorite teams and also enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Gilbert; son Michael and his wife Beth Gilbert; his brothers James and wife Judy Gilbert and Gordon Gilbert, all of Lincoln Park, MI; sisters Donna Gilbert, Wyandotte, MI and Patricia and her husband David Golden, Taylor, MI; his beloved granddaughter Jennifer; brothers-in-law Jack and John Virden and sister-in-law Jean Weissmuller. He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara and brother-in-law Carl Virden. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 of Floral City. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 9:15 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Michael J Gillespie, 49, Floral City, FL
Michael James Gillespie, 49, of Floral City, FL passed away October 13, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala, FL. He was born on June 23, 1965 in Cleveland, OH, and arrived in this area in 2011. Michael was a server in the restaurant business, and a Catholic by faith. He enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father Richard M. Gillespie. Survivors include his mother Patricia Gillespie of Floral City; brothers Matthew, William, Kenneth, Timothy, and James Gillespie; and sister Dawn Gillespie. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Linda R Grogan, 65, Crystal River, FL
Linda Ruth Grogan, 65, Crystal River died Aug 12, 2014 in Seven Rivers Regional Hospital. Mrs Grogan was born Oct 10, 1948 to Robert D. and Emma Ruth Grogan in Boston, MA. She was a retired educator in the elementary school system. Left to mourn her loss are two children, Tiffany Hatfield of Ft Lauderdale and Scott Hatfield of Tennessee; her mother, Emma Ruth Aubin; 8 brothers, Albert, Herbert, Stephen, Robert,and Russell Grogan; Larry Pettit, Joseph LaFlash, and John Cox; 1 sister, Kathy LaFlash, her grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ron Grogan and Paul LaFlash. Linda will always be in our hearts Services and burial of the urn will follow at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


William J Gunn, 55, Crystal River, FL
WILLIAM JAMES GUNN, age 55, went to be with his Lord on September 26, 2014. William was born September 12, 1959 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Artis Gunn, Sr. and Geneva (Moore) Gunn Savage. He served our country in the United States Army. William was a gifted music writer and composer, playing the guitar and performing in the Brevard Theater and the performing arts community. He dearly loved the Lord and his ministry was performing for the residents of many local nursing homes. He worked at the Washington Square Convelesant Home in Titusville, FL and the Key Training Center in Lecanto. He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. Left to cherish his memory is his soul mate Shirley Bohn, brother Artis Gunn, Jr. (Cheri), Titusville, FL; sisters Janice (David) Warren, Crystal River, FL and Elizabeth (Calvin) Canada, Mims, FL; stepmother JoAnn Gunn; and stepsiblings Roland Benoit, Lee B. Johnson, Annette (Alan) Scott-Watson, Lynne Mularkey, Lori-Jean Nenson, his aunt Clematis Clark, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. A celebration of William\'s life will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:30 PM, at the Way of Life Baptist Church, 1571 N. Singleton Ave., Titusville, FL 32796. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Emma Gutierrez, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Emma Gutierrez, age 90, Beverly Hills, died October 21, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Emma was born in Havanna, Cuba on December 5, 1923 to the late Francisco and Carmen (Estevec) Navarro. She worked in a dental laboratory in Cuba as a bookkeeper. In 1993, she received her GED degree and also became a naturalized citizen; both goals she was very proud of. She was a free spirit and independent person who loved to travel, draw and read. She loved Her Lord. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Laura Ulloa and Robert Martin, Beverly Hills, grandchildren Michelle, Joshua, Shane, Danyelle and Seth and great-grandchildren Isaac, Genesis, R.J. Isabella, Abigail and Daysia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Earl Hammond, 87, Floral City, FL
Earl J. Hammond, age 87, died October 15, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Earl was born on March 23, 1927 in Akron, OH to the late Earl G. Hammond, Sr. and Peggy (Wirtshester) Hammond. He served our country in the United States Navy. Earl was employed in sales and management in the automobile dealership business. He was a member of Free and Accepted Masons Lodge #30 in Bushnell. Earl was very active in the community, volunteering at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Honor Flight in May, 2014 to Washington, D.C. and thoroughly enjoyed his trip. He was known for his excellent woodcarvings from cypress knees, including birdhouses, ducks and fish which he sold at the Inverness Flea Market and also his many carvings of faces into trees in the Inverness and Bushnell area. He enjoyed watching Judge Judy, all of the John Wayne movies as well as Matt Dillon and Gunsmoke. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Happy Hammond; his sons Wayne Hammond, Wilmington, DE; Charles Settle and his wife Dale, Front Royal, VA; his daughter Cheryl Tucker and her husband Carl Pragg, Inverness; sister Dorothea Werkowitz, Syracuse, NY; six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Hammond, Jr. and a sister Betty Arrigo. A celebration of life and tribute to Earl will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Masonic and military honors rendered. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the time of service.


Bernard F Harney, Jr., 72, Lecanto, FL
BERNARD FRANCIS HARNEY, Jr., passed away September 23, 2014 in the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on January 3, 1942 to the late Bernard F. Harney and Grace Lillis Harney in Manhattan, NY. Bernie served in the United States Air Force from 1959-1963. He was stationed at Murphy\\\\\\\'s Dome, Alaska and Plattsburgh, NY. Bernie graduated from Pace University receiving a Bachelors in accounting. He was payroll manager for the March of Dimes. He was married to his loving wife, Nancy, for 44 years. Upon retiring together to FL, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, bowling, playing cards and being with his friends. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #6168. Mostly Bernie enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy; his son, Bernard F. Harney, III and wife Marilyn, Albany, NY; daughters Elizabeth Ann Skoglund and husband Peter, Land-O\\\\\\\'-Lakes, FL, Kerri Marie DeRuyter and husband Matthew, Charlotte, NC; and his four grandchildren Alex and Liam DeRuyter and Lillibeth and Genevieve Skoglund. He is also survived by brothers John Harney of Carmel, NY, Kevin Harney of San Sebastian, FL, Raymond Harney of Mahopac, NY and a sister Regina Jedlicka of Mahopac, NY and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Gerard Harney. Bernie was Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday September 26, 2014 from 4-6 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests that all expressions of sympathy take the place in donations to Hospice of Citrus County and Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Catherine D Harris, 92, Brooksville, FL
CATHERINE D. HARRIS, age 92, Brooksville, died September 20, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice. A native of Bangall, NY, she was born on October 29, 1921 to the late Arthur and Caroline (Karn) Ostrander. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed being a homemaker and gardening. Left to cherish her memory is her son and daughter-in-law Glenn and Linda Harris, Brooksville, FL; sister-in-law Jeannette Ostrander, Dover Plains, NY; grandchildren Glenn, Moira, George and Helen, a niece Helen Sturgess and other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Harris. A celebration and tribute to Catherine\'s life will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Chapel in Inverness, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Opal O Heckert, 88, Homosassa, FL
Opal O. Heckert, 88, Homosassa, died Oct 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Heckert was born on Dec 4, 1925 in Anna, IL to the late Martin and Sarah (Wrinkles) Spears and moved to this area in 1990 from Tampa, FL. She was an educator in the Christian School system and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Homosassa. Survivors include her three children, Chester Roberts and wife, Janice of Shawnee, KS; Mary Rader of Ft Myers, FL and Linda Rader of Bartow, FL; 8 grandchildren, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, William Heckert. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Wednesday, Oct 29th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Daniel Wagner of the First Christian Church of Homosassa officiating. Cremation arrangements will follow.


Richard R Heintzelman, 85, Inverness, Fl
Richard R. Heintzelman, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 28, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. He was born in Gettysburg, PA on January 25, 1929 to the late Ed and Carrie (Stoner) Heintzelman. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a Quality Control Manager for the electronics industry. He arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Loveland, CO, and resided in Florida for more than 50 years total. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Crystal River, Florida, and was a member of American Legion Post #91 in Cambridge, MD. Richard loved woodcarving and woodburning, and taught both; and was an original surviving member of the Nature Coast Carving Club. During the Sputnik era in the 1960\'s, he tracked satellites for the Smithsonian Institute. He enjoyed helping people, was a neighborhood handyman, and was previous owner of Heintzelmans Clock Repair for 12 years, here in Inverness. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Heintzelman. Other survivors include children Donald (Mary Lou) Heintzelman of Woolford, MD, and Catherine Summers aka \"Brenda\" of Dobbins, CA; one brother, Roy (Phyllis) Heintzelman, and sister-in-law Arlene Heintzelman, all of Gettysburg. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, 10:00 A.M., at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with graveside services to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


Manfred A Hersacher, 77, Lecanto, FL
MANFRED AUGUST HERSACHER, age 77, died September 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Manfred was born on June 14, 1937 in Munich, Germany to the late Gus A. and Helen Hersacher. He was employed as a tool and die maker for General Motors. He loved creative tinkering and inventing, making things out of parts. A member of the German-American Club, he was proud of his German heritage and loved his beer. He was a member of the UAW. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Kim Smith (Mark Edwards) of Roscommon, MI and Teresa Scott (Jeff Roulo) of Clare, MI; grandchildren Danielle (John), Charles (Alishia), Bradley (Carolann), Kristy (Steve) and Amanda Smith, Jakob and Jazmine Edwards, Heather and Emily Scott and Jessica, Blaze and Austin Medaris as well as 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his best buddy, his Husky dog Sammy. He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve Lee (Huntley) Hersacher after 34 years of marriage and his son, Charles Rex Medaris. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Richard J Hickman,II, 68, Beverly Hills, FL
RICHARD J. HICKMAN, II, age 68, passed away September 10, 2014 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born August 14, 1946 in Dearborn, Michigan to Helen Malinowski (deceased) and Richard Joseph Hickman (deceased). In 1971, he married Diane Rogers in Detroit, Michigan. He and Diane had two sons, Richard J. Hickman, III, born in 1973 and Aaron H. Hickman, born in 1982. He and his familly moved from Pinckney, Michigan to Bradenton, Florida in 1981, and in 1989 they moved to Inverness. His life\'s work was as a professional land surveyor, a profession he worked in for over 40 years. He owned Richard J. Hickman Land Surveying in Citrus County for 20 years, retiring in 2011. Richard never saw a lake, river or stand of woods that he didn\'t like. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that nature had to offer. He loved fishing, hunting and R.V.ing with family and friends. He was a member of the Florida Bowhunters Society and the Pine Ridge Fishing Club. He is survived by his wife Diane, his two sons Rich and Aaron, two daughters-in-law Lisa and Jennifer, his best friend, dog Jake and 6 granddogs. A funeral tribute and celebration of Richard\'s life will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Paul J Hill, 82, Lecanto, FL
Ronald James Hill, 82, of Lecanto, FL passed away on September 13, 2014 at Nature Coast Lodge in Lecanto. He was born on April 24, 1932 in Jamaica, NY to the late James E. and Grace (Geisler) Hill. Ronald was a real estate salesman, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran during the Korean conflict. Ronald attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL, and enjoyed fishing, golfing, scalloping, snorkeling, and camping. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Beverly Hill. Other survivors include sons David (Trine) Hill of Sweden, and Paul (Jill) Hill of St. Petersburg; and 4 grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Robert L Hines, 88, Hernando, FL
Robert L. Hines, 88, Hernando, FL passed away October 20, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, FL He was born in Muncie, IN on November 19, 1925 to the late Edward L. and Anna M. (Taylor) Hines. Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran, and Head Receiving Clerk for Woolco Departmaent Stores. He arrived in this area in 1981 coming from Pinellas Park, FL. He is survived by his niece Lillian Thomas of Awendaw, S.C. A Military honor guard service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 28, 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Adelaide E Hoffman, 92, Crystal River, FL
ADELAIDE E. HOFFMAN, age 92, Crystal River, died October 18, 2014 under the loving care of her grandchildren and the staff of Cypress Cove Care Center. Adelaide was born on January 24, 1922 in Hartford, CT to the late Edward Earnshaw, Sr. and Evone (Danasse) Earnshaw. She was the food service manager for West High School in Manchester, NH for many years. She enjoyed cooking, traveling and gardening. She loved spending time with her family and truly enjoyed her long life. She will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are grandchildren Kandy O\\\\\\\'Quinn, Beverly Hills, FL and Randy Laroche, Winter Haven, FL; her sisters Doris Allerdice, Merrimack, NH and Rena Brumbley, Albion, MI; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her children William Derkacz, Jr. and Carol Ann Collett as well as a brother, Edward Earnshaw, Jr. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in New Hampshire. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Eleanor Hopkins, 90, Inverness, Fl.
Eleanor Hopkins, Inverness, FL died at home on Sept 5, 2014 at her residence. Mrs Hopkins was born in Jersey City, NJ on Sept 16, 1923 to the late Louis and Ella (Specht) Erckert and moved to Florida in 1992 from New Jersey. She was employed by the Avon Cosmetics Company as an administrator and was of the Lutheran Faith. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Denise Dawson of Bradenton, FL and Richard Erckert of Huntington, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jan 19, 2007 and two brothers and one sister, Louis and Edward Erckert and Ruth Mason. Graveside services will be on Thursday, Sept 18th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Pastor Tom Beaverson of the First Lutheran Church officiating. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:15pm for the graveside service.


Edward P Hudak, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
EDWARD PAUL HUDAK, SR., age 87, Beverly Hills, died August 3, 2014 with his son by his side and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Edward was born on August 16, 1926, the son of the late Frank J. Hudak, Sr. and Minnie (Span) Hudak. He was a millwright for Heckett Company in Fontana, CA, a gravel manufacturing plant for over 28 years. Survivors include his son Edward Paul Hudak, Jr. and companion Judith Farmer, Beverly Hills; grandchildren Ty Hudak, Edward Hudak, III, Matthew Hudak and Sarah Andiade. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Karen B Huemmrich, 78, Reddick, FL
Karen B. Huemmrich, 78, of Reddick, FL passed away August 13, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born on June 12, 1936 in Lancaster, OH to the late Carl D. and Esther M. (Mather) Henderson. Karen was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Sandusky, OH. She loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 14 years, Donald Huemmrich, and one sister, Zoey Henderson. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Frances Johnson, 58, Homosassa, FL
Frances Johnson, 58, of Homosassa, went to be with the Lord September 7, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Inverness, Frances was born on February 20, 1956 to James and Mary (Elliot) Willis. A caring women with a big heart, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her life as a homemaker and partner to her husband of 39 years, Steve Johnson. Spending time with sons Gregory and Wayne at their sports games, being their biggest fan, was also one of her life’s joys. She also enjoyed gardening, yard work and crafts.  Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Steve Johnson; sons Gregory B. Johnson of Homosassa, Wayne and April Johnson of Beverly Hills; parents, James and Mary Willis of Homosassa, brother James & Debbie Willis of Crystal River and sister, Ann & Frank Hixon of Inverness; grandchildren Juliann and Hunter, special nephews and nieces’ and extended family members. A funeral service of remembrance and tribute to Frances’ life will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Bible Baptist Church, 5740 West Norvell Bryant Hwy, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 3:30 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be a private service at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, FL
Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ. and enjoyed birds and nature. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Barry M Johnston, 81, Inverness, Fl
U.S. Army Please send plague to: Olivia Johnston 807 Lanark Court Inverness, FL 34453 Barry Muir Johnston, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 9, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab, Inverness. He was born on January 31, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA to the late Clifford A. and Vivian R. (Muir) Johnston. Barry was a retired attorney who was employed for 40 years by Dillon, Bitar & Luther, Attys. in Morristown, NJ., where he was a longstanding and respected attorney for several New Jersey towns. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Long Valley, NJ., where he served as mayor in the 1970\'s. Barry enjoyed birds, canoeing, hiking, and nature preservation. Barry was preceded in death by a son, Marc Johnston. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Olivia Johnston. Other survivors include children Matthew Johnston of Long Valley, NJ, Laura Elliott of Inverness, Ramona (Joel) Ferrell of Jacksonville, FL; sister Marilyn (Bob) Wisor of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Candace, Pamela, Saura, Amanda, Marc, Vanessa, Nathaniel, and Steven; and great-grandchildren Vincent, Memphis, and Bristol. As per Barrys\' wishes, his remains will be donated to science. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William Jones, 89, Inverness, Fl
William Jones, 89, Inverness, FL died Aug 7 2014 at his residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald G Keelin, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
DONALD GENE KEELIN, age 70, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Don was born on July 9, 1944 in Berwyn, IL to the late Clyde and Margaret (Fleig) Keelin. Don served our country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed gardening and was devoted to his dogs. Throughout his lifetime, he worked in sales, in many different venues. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Shirley Keelin, Beverly Hills; sons Robert Keelin (Robyn Marlow), Christopher (Rebecca) Keelin and James Keelin, all of MN; his twin brother Ronald Keelin, St. Petersburg, FL and several grandchildren. A celebration of life and tribute service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Rivers Presbyterian Church with a reception to follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Carole A Kuhns, 69, Hernando, FL
CAROL ANN KUHNS, age 69, Hernando, died October 13, 2014 at her residence. Carol was born on May 28, 1945 in Queens, NY to the late Howard and Anna Marie (Piluso) Jaeggi. Survivors include her two sons, Keith and his wife Carol Brendel, Albany, GA and Brian Brendel, Hernando, FL; three grandchildren Anthony, Danielle and Dylan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Kris E Kusterer, 50, Inverness, FL
Kris E. Kusterer, 50, of Inverness, Florida passed away suddenly on September 12, 2014 while in Georgia. He was born on May 13, 1964 in Derby, CT. Kris was a carpenter in the nuclear industry, and a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Union Local #75, and a Methodist by faith. Through the years of travel, he made many friends throughout the brotherhoods in the nuclear industry. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Annmarie Kusterer. Other survivors include his children Kris Edward Kusterer II and Kyrie Eileen Kusterer, both of Inverness, and Kenneth G. Kusterer of CT; parents Kenneth (Verna) Kusterer of Derby, CT and Tana Lee of Daytona, FL; brothers James Kusterer of Derby, CT, and Ronald Kusterer of Ansonia, CT; sisters Wendy Kusterer Willis and Nancy Kusterer Sarracco, both of Inverness; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Vernal H Lafoe, 88, Inverness, FL
Vernal Harold Lafoe, 88, beloved husband of the late Alice E. Lafoe passed away peacefully on September 17, 2014, in Inverness, Florida. Vernal was born June 7, 1926. He was a U.S. Navy (Seabee) Veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 550 in East Hampton, NY. A native of northern Vermont, Vernal was the son of Harold and Pearl Lafoe of Brownington Center. He was a sibling of six, survived by Dooreen Roberts of Florida, and Louis Lafoe of Louisiana and was predeceased by brothers, Leon Gage and Thomas Lafoe and Sister Greta LaMonda. After the War he worked as a dairy farmer (http://dune-alpinefarm.webs.com) in East Hampton, NY and worked at Schwenk\'s Dairy for over 20 years before retiring to Florida in 1983.  He was blessed with four children: Vernal Chris and his wife Sally, Scott and his wife Suzie, Kathryn and her husband Danny, and Perry and his wife Ceci, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pop, Dad, Grandpa, Gpa, Friend and Veteran – Thanks! A celebration of his life will take place on September 26, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida. Internment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida with full military honors. The Lafoe family sends their appreciation to the staff of the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida and Hospice of Citrus/Nature Coast in Lecanto, Florida for the excellent care given to their father.  Thank you all very much. Online condolences www.chronicleonline.com Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bidd\'st the mighty ocean deep, 
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!  


Barbara F Lewis, 94, Inverness, FL
Barbara Frances Lewis, 94, of Inverness, FL passed away August 9, 2014 at Avante at Inverness. She was born on September 6, 1919 in New York City, New York to the late Paul and Anna M. (Burchard) Wackenhagen. Barbara was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time in her home. She was Episcopalian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1979, coming from Long Island, New York. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis, son Lloyd Owens, and sister Pearl Bernhardt. She is survived by her niece Terri Pecora of Colorado. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edna M Locke, 79, Inverness, FL
EDNA MAE LOCKE, age 79, Inverness, died August 22, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A native of Inverness, Edna was born on May 26, 1935 to the late Leonard and Maybelle (Kinsey) Tomberlin. Edna worked in the Lecanto Middle School Library as an aide for many years, enjoying her job and the children she came into contact with. She was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother and will be missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed gardening and taking care of animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Dale C. Locke, Inverness; daughters Diane Bywater and Kathy Locke, both of Inverness; granddaughters Kathryn \\\"Katie\\\" Bywater and Emily Locke. She was preceded in death by her son Dale C. Locke, Jr. A tribute and celebration of Edna\\\'s life will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Please consider donations in Edna\\\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Larry R Locklear, 65, Bushnell, Fl
Larry Raymond Locklear, 65, of Bushnell, Florida passed away August 29, 2014 at his residence in Bushnell. He was born in Tampa, Florida on July 22, 1949 to the late Fairley J. and Frankie C. (Collins) Locklear. Larry was a truck driver, a Protestant by faith, and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Tampa. He, along with his wife Cynthia, provided vocals and music for entertainment, which was known as \"Mad Cow Music\". He enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, all types of outdoor activities, and making friends and spending time with people. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Cynthia Locklear. Other survivors include children Ryan Locklear of Greensboro, N.C., Robyn (Ricky) Umfress of Clemmons, N.C., and step-son Edward E. Linsky of Jacksonville, FL; brother Randy Locklear; sisters Brenda G. Locklear and Rhonda K. Aubuchon; and granddaughters Rebecca, Brianna, and Novalei. Funeral Services for Larry are scheduled for Wednesday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to service. Burial will occur at Bay Hill Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with military honors, immediately following the service.


Friedel M Lodispoto, 83, Homosassa, FL
Friedel M. Lodispoto, 83, of Homosassa, Florida passed away August 23, 2014 at Highland Terrace, Inverness. She was born on February 2, 1931 in Germany to the late Ernst and Ella (Steffans) Binder. Friedel was a fabric consultant, and arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Oregon. She attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Kane of League City, TX. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness


Olga Lonergan, 88, Lecanto, FL
Olga Lonergan, 88, Lecanto, FL passed away Aug 9, 2014. Olga was born to the late Timothy and Axenia Sawchuk Fedorchuk in Lawrence, MA, and grew up in Salem, NH.  She is  survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Brian McSheffrey of AL; Patricia and Robert Campagnone of NC; Susan and George Boden of FL.  She is also survived by two granddaughters and their husbands, Jennifer and David Bosko; Katie and Dixon Gunther; four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and good friends. She was predeceased in death by her husbands Raymond O’Clare and Jeremiah Lonergan, and her sisters Mary Fedorchuk Cimics and Ann Fedorchuk Cote. Interment will be in Massachusetts at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Citrus and The Nature Coast, P. O. Box 64120, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Gloria S MacPhee, 80, Lecanto, FL
Gloria S. Vickery MacPhee, age 80, died October 28, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Gloria was born on February 17, 1934 in Cleveland, OH to the late Arthur and Freida (Bonnard) Steudel. She was a homemaker who enjoyed painting with oils and acrylics. She also enjoyed sailing and participating in racing sailing with her husband. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Kristin Vickery of Hernando; sister-in-law Joan Steudel, as well as many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband James MacPhee, her son Thomas Vickery and her brother Richard Steudel. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Duane K Martin, 59, Inverness, FL
Duane Kenneth Martin, 59, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 20, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on September 20, 1955 in Johnstown, PA and was a barber, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include siblings Dennis and Louis Martin, and Joyce Read. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ronald J Matsko, 73, Inverness, FL
RONALD J. MATSKO, age 73, Inverness, died September 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ronald was born on May 6, 1941 in Flint, MI to the late Joseph and Mary (Gimbel) Matsko. He was employed by General Motors as a pinstriper and in the maintenance division. Ronald loved being on the water, boating and fishing. He enjoyed working on old cars. He was a member of the IRRU, Moose Lodge 2112 of Inverness, Weeki Wachee Eagles and American Legion Post of Oscoda, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 33 years, Linda Matsko, his son Ronald P. Matsko, Port Huron, MI and daughter Sherry, also of MI, stepdaughters Yvette Johnson (husband Bill) of Inverness and Suzette Duncan (husband Greg), Lawrenceburg, TN, grandchildren Ronald P. Matsko, Jr., Rebecka Bledsoe, Christopher Dayton, Daniel Dayton, Anthony Dayton, Donnelly VanSickle,. Christian \"Scotty\" VanSickle and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration and tribute service to Ronald\'s life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Tyler H Matthews, 28, Homosassa, FL
TYLER HARRISON MATTHEWS, age 28, Homosassa, died October 4, 2014. Tyler was born on August 8, 1986 in Atlanta, GA to Randy Matthews and Angela Gail (Stewart) Tappe. He was very pro-military, enjoyed kayaking and being in the outdoors. He was especially fond of his dogs Oscar, Karma, Georgia and his cats Ellsee and Elliott. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 6 years, Randee Gayle Wilson; his father Randy Matthews and his wife Elaine, Atlanta, GA; sister Heidi Ewing and her husband Kenneth, and their children Arabella and Kenneth, Jr. of TX; brother-in-law Ryan Wilson, Homosassa, sister-in-law Tracee Wilson and her husband William Adams, Fayetteville, NC. He was preceded in death by his Mother Angela. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Calvin K Mayle, 79, Invenress, FL
Calvin K. Mayle, 79, Inverness passed away Aug 15, 2014 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto. Mr. Mayle was born on May 21, 1935 in Bridgeport, West Virginia to the late Leonard W. and Ruby (Tichenor) Mayle. He served our country in the U.S. Army with 20 years of service. Following his retirement, he was a painter and wall paper craftsman. Calvin was a member and Deacon Emeritus of the Ft Cooper Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Walker Mayle of Inverness; 2 sons, Kelley (Mellonie) Mayle, Deep Water, MO; Lenny (Rebecca) Mayle, Henando; 3 daughters, Cindy (Tim) Perkins, Elizabethton, TN; Tami (Bob) Mayle-Carmine, Newport News, VA; DeVonda (Russ) Bridges, Elizabeth Town, NC; 4 Brothers, Tom Mayle, Fairmont, WV; Charles Mayle, Galloway, WV; Richard Mayle, Flemington, WV; Stan Mayle, Grafton, WV; 2 sisters, Freny Harris-Minardi, Clarksburg, WV; Sheila Mayle, Canton, OH; 9 Grandchildren, Duke, Jesse, Michelle, Cody, Ashley, Bobby, Kevin Dale, Jacob, and Zack; 9 Great-Grandchildren, Corey, Joey, Zoey, Charlee, Piper, Violet, Grayson, TaylorAnne, and Lyla. Calvin's life will be celebrated on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Ft. Cooper Baptist Church with Pastor Marne Palmani officiating. Military honors will be rendered following services. The famiy will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Ft Cooper Baptist Church, 4222 So. Florida Ave. Inverness, FL 34450Mayle


Joan R McDow, 76, Inverness, FL
Joan R. McDow, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away September 17, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 23, 1938 in Jacksonville, FL to the late William W. and Bessie (Kristoff) Moore. Joan was a school bus driver, and arrived in this area in 1971, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. She was a school bus driver for the Citrus County school system for many years, and enjoyed shopping and reading. Survivors include sons Rodney (Melissa) McDow of Ocala, FL, and Kevin (Missy) McDow of Inverness; sisters Gloria Willis of Inverness, and Nancy Moore of Ocala; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Sarah J McGary, 95, Lecanto, FL
Sarah Jane McGary passed away on August 5, 2014 at Always There Assisted Living in Citrus Springs, FL under the loving care of her family, the Staff at Always There, and Hospice of Citrus County. Sarah was born October 13, 1918, the daughter of Abram and Hazel Becker. She and her three brothers grew up on the family farm in Fancy Prairie, IL. Sarah earned a BS degree in Home Economics from IL State Normal. She married the love of her life, Loren McGary on August 16, 1941 and together they raised their three daughters in Petersburg, IL subsequently moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 1962. Sarah began her teaching career in IL and taught at both Disston and Tyrone Middle Schools in St. Petersburg until her retirement. In 1994 she moved to Inverness, FL. Sarah was an active member of both Pasadena Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg and First Presbyterian Church in Inverness serving in many ministries: Elder, Deacon, Stephen Ministry, Presbyterian Women, and Prayer Gathering group. Sarah loved being a Mom and Grandma spending as much time as possible with her family. She enjoyed reading, traveling, playing cards & games with friends and family before her illness made these activities impossible. Sarah was pre-deceased by her husband Loren in 1977 and her older brother, Paul and his wife Georgia. She is survived by her three daughters: Diane (Rudy) Beres of Hernando, FL; Betty (Gary) Butterfield of San Diego, CA; and Linda (Lynn) Richard of St. Petersburg, FL; seven grandchildren: Rick (Allyson) Girardeau, Christine Gill, Kimberly (Bryan) Camacho, Jennifer Pruitt , Michael (Suzanne) Breder, David (Erica) Butterfield, Leslie (Greg) Crespo and step-granddaughters Anne (Joel) Zupfer and Eva (Mark) Kaminski; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother Charles (Jane) Becker of Springfield, IL and brother Ivan (Mary) Becker of Oswego, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on August 8, 2014 from 4 – 6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The funeral service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness on August 9, 2014 at 10 AM with Interment at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and/or Hospice of Citrus County.


George C McGuigan, 77, Hernando, Fl
GEORGE C. McGUIGAN Jr. , 77, of Hernando, Florida passed away peacefully in his home on October 22, 2014. George was born in Washington, DC on February 9, 1937 to Louise and Chester McGuigan. He attended St. Theresa\'s, Arch Bishop Neal, Lackey High School with further education at The Catholic University. A dedicated family man, George C. MgGuigan Jr. married Susan C. Williams in 1987 and together they familied 5 adult children for 27 years. They are Mary Kaye Haynes, George C. McGuigan III, Donna Marie McGuigan, Douglas Allen McGuigan and Connie Louise Jacobs. George was a very respected Supervisor for Giant Food Stores for 37 years. He also owned 2 Grocery Stores and The Cellar Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. Golf was his hobby, he was very proud of his hole in one shot. You could often find George on his golf cart, driving his dog Callie, all around Citrus Hills. Basketball was a favorite sport of George\'s. In 1958, he was the head Basketball Coach for Arch Bishop Neal. George was also a proud member of St. Mary\'s Star of The Sea and St. Scholastica Parishes, Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree St. Scholastica Chaper, member Nocturnal Adoration Society, President Gyro Club of Sarasota, Florida and Lt. Governor of Gyro International. George is survived by his wife Susan, 5 children, Mary Kaye, George, Donna, Doug and Connie; Sons-in-law Bill Haynes and Kevin Jacobs, Daughter-in-law Martha Longworth McGuigan; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; Sister Barbara McGuigan Carrier and was predeceased by Mother to his children, Peggy Faye Rickett, Son Michael Thomas McGuigan, Brother William Thomas McGuigan, Mother and Father Elizabeth Louise Bailey and George Chester McGuigan, Sr. But, foremost, he was dedicated to his faith, wife and family. Mass will be held at St. Mary\'s Star of The Sea, 30 Mattingly Ave., Indian Head, MD 20640, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made in George\'s name to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Catherine I McMullin, 65, Inverness, FL
CATHERINE I McMULLIN, age 65, Inverness, died October 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Catherine was born on March 9, 1949 in Salem, MO to the late Delbert and Ada (Pyatt) Mowery. She was employed by Citrus Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. Catherine loved working in her yard with her flowers and gardening and also enjoyed fishing. Left to cherish her memory are four sons, Ralph McMullin, Puerto Rico, Walter McMullin, Salem, MO, Royal McMullin, El Paso, TX and Patrick McMullin, Springfield, MO; her devoted sister and brother-in-law Cleo and Dorman Sturdivant of Inverness and three grandchildren, Seth, Rachel and Ashley. Services will be in the care of Wilson Mortuary with burial in Stonehill Cemetery in Salem, MO. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Joyce F Means, 85, Inverness, FL
JOYCE F. MEANS, age 85, Inverness, died August 21, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Joyce was born on May 3, 1929 in Chattanooga, OK to the late Charles and Mary (West) Patterson. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed music, singing and dancing. She was a great storyteller, with a wonderful sense of humor. A fabulous cook, she was well known for her Sunday dinners. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 67 years, Benjamin J. Means; her son Steven (Susan) Means, Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Terri Lee Means, Denver, CO and Mary Ann Sooner Means, Port St. Lucie, FL; her twin brother Royce R. Patterson, Colorado Springs, CO; nephews and nieces Wayne Patterson, Cathy and Mike Cunningham, Bernard Means and other extended family; grandchildren Jessica and Lyla and great-grandchildren Jordan, Ramsey, Kaitlyn and Lillian. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will follow on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests donations in Joyce\'s memory to St. Jude\'s Children\'s Hospital in lieu of flowers.


Bernice E Muggleton, 91, Inverness, FL
Bernice E. Muggleton, 91, Inverness, FL passed away October 18, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on December 23, 1922 in Niagra Falls, NY to the late Kazimierz and Tekla (Babiarsz) Wojtowicz. Bernice was a school bus driver, and arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Ormond Beach, FL. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed shopping, crocheting, garage sales, flea markets, golfing, walking on the beach and shelling. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, James R. Muggleton. Other survivors include her children Daniel Muggleton of Springfield, MA, Kenneth (Nancy) Muggleton of Apollo Beach, FL, Donna (Wayne) Sawyer of Macedon, NY, Jack Muggleton of Inverness, and Mark Muggleton of Boulder, CO; brother Edward Wojtowicz; sister Stella Maj; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Edward J Murphy, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Joseph Murphy, Jr., 72, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away August 22, 2014 at Gainesville VA Medical Center, Gainesville, FL. He was born on March 6, 1942 in Lynn, MA to the late Edward J. and Patricia (Crews) Murphy, Sr. Edward was a U.S. Army veteran and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a teacher, and a Catholic by faith. Edward enjoyed reading, watching John Wayne movies, and taking care of Colleen and his family. Survivors include his loving wife of 14 years Sharima Murphy. Other survivors include children Patrick (Dena) Murphy of Baltimore, MD, Kathleen (Chris) Williams of Orlando, FL, Mary (Rodney) Alexander of North Carolina, Colleen Murphy of Beverly Hills; brother Daniel R. Murphy of Jacksonville, FL; and 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 1:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Edward J Nolan, 76, Inverness, FL
Edward Joseph Nolan, 76, Inverness, died Aug 3, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Edward was born in Long Island City, NY on June 22, 1938 to the late John and Alice (Flanagan) Nolan and came to Florida in 1996. He was a retired security guard from the Pinkerton Security Company and served our country as an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his two siblings, John F. Nolan of Oakdale, NY and Mary Catherine Esposito of Palm Coast, FL; nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements will be private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Eddie W Norris, 73, Inverness, Fl
EDDIE WAYNE NORRIS, age 73, Inverness, died October 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Eddie was born on January 17, 1941 in Georgia. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Eddie was a long-distance trucker, who enjoyed socializing with friends, drinking a cold beer and liked wearing his cowboy boots! He was able to give the gift of tissue donation so that others could have a better life. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Christina Howard and Nila Maria Norris. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Nell Page, 87, Inverness, FL
Nell Page, age 87, died August 26, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Manor. A native Floridian, Nell was born on August 18, 1927 in Groveland, FL to the late Carl and Lenorah (Hill) Stewart. She is survived by her son Carl H. Page of Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Gary S Perkins, 62, Inverness, FL
Gary S. Perkins, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 23, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on February 2, 1952 in Knoxville, TN to the late Nesbith S. and Edith (Loveday) Perkins. Gary was a dredge operator, a U.S. Navy veteran, and arrived in this area in 2014 coming from Port St. Joe, Florida. He enjoyed deep sea and cave diving, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Perkins. Other survivors include son Eric (Nikki) Perkins of New Orleans, LA; and sister Sharon Woodley of Hendersonville, TN. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Gordon W Phillips, 86, Inverness, FL
GORDON W PHILLIPS, age 86, Inverness FL, died October 12, 2014 under the loving care of his family, friends and compassionate nurses at Hospice of Citrus County. Gordon was born on June 21, 1928 in Jamaica, VT to the late Raymond and Ella (Ware) Phillips.  He owned and operated the soda fountain and village store “On The Corner” in Townshend, VT for 35 years with his wife Joyce (Fontaine) before retiring and relocating full time to Florida. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed the years he spent golfing with the American-Canadian Snowbirds. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Imogene (Pauley); son Brent (Helene) Phillips, Beverly Hills, FL; daughters Lauris (James) Bissell, Munsonville, NH and Barbara Reno, Las Cruces, NM; his brother John Phillips, Fairborn, OH; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Joyce (Fontaine).  He was a member of Pleasant Grove Road Church of Christ. There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held in Townshend, VT at a later date.  At the family’s request memorial donations in Gordon’s name may be made to Grace Cottage Hospital P.O. Box 216, Townshend, VT.  05353.  Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Panayiotis Pimenidis, 49, Floral City, FL
Panayiotis \"Pete\" Pimenidis, 49, of Floral City, Florida passed away on September 30, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. He was born on August 10, 1965 in Belleville, New Jersey. Pete was a taxi driver, a Christian by faith, and arrived in this area in 1992 coming from Randolph, New Jersey. He enjoyed gardening, collecting lawn ornaments, going to flea markets with his mother and, most of all, loved his cats. He was preceded in death by his father John Pimenidis. Pete is survived by his mother Luba Pimenidis of Floral City. Other survivors include siblings Michael (Jennifer) Pimenidis of Santee, CA, Elizabeth (Ronald) Jungk of Tavares, FL, and Sophia Pimenidis of Pinebrook, NJ; and 9 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Thomas W Plumadore, 73, Inverness, FL
Thomas W. Plumadore, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 24, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on September 2, 1941 in Schenectady, New York to the late Willard and Edna (Horstman) Plumadore. Thomas was a telephone lineman, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Cape Cod, MA. He enjoyed fly fishing and fly tying, and was a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Knics. Thomas was survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Sandra. Other survivors include children Thomas (Danielle) Plumadore, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Benjamin (Melissa) Pierson of Schenectady, NY, Lori (Salvatore) Battaglia of Atlanta, Lisa Bates of Hollywood, FL, and Tammy Plumadore of Albany, NY; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Celebration of Life Services for Thomas are scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL


Sharon S Poole, 72, Floral City, FL
Sharon S. \"Sue\" Poole, 72, of Floral City, Florida passed away September 28, 2014 at her residence in Floral City. She was born on September 12, 1942 in Detroit, MI to the late Erhard and Mary (Coplen) Predoehl. Sharon was an accountant for the automobile industry and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Detroit. She loved numbers and mathematics, and had previously owned her own flower shop in Detroit. Sharon enjoyed bowling, crafts, painting, crossword puzzles, camping, playing the piano, and canning fruits and vegetables. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Carl W. Poole in 2008, and one daughter Deborah Nabinger. Survivors include her daughter Sandra Clifton of Plattekill, NY; and brother Timothy Predoehl of Michigan; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joseph M Pospisil, 63, Inverness, FL
Joseph Michael \"Mike\" Pospisil, 63, of Inverness, FL passed away September 20, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on July 18, 1951 in Monroe, MI, and was a U.S. Army veteran. Mike arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Letterbox, KY, was an engine rebuilder, and a Baptist by faith. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father Joseph Pospisil, and sister Sharon Travoli. Mike is survived by his mother Nellie Collister of Inverness. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Don H Pound, 87, Inverness, FL
Don Hampton Pound, 87, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 25 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born in Springdale, AR, on April 22, 1927 to the late John Hampton and Nettie Mae (Olinger) Pound. Don was a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and served his country honorably in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam. He also taught school for 10 years at St. Patrick\'s Catholic School in Parsons, KS, and was a Purchasing Officer for 8 years at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Don was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, and the Knights of Columbus. He was a part of \"one special small group\" of Bill W. Don enjoyed watching sports, especially his beloved Kansas State Wildcats. He loved animals, was an avid newspaper reader, and enjoyed discussing current events and history. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine \"Kay\" (Clements) Pound and nine siblings. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Rebecca Pound. Other survivors include children Patrick J. (Theresa) Pound of Tacoma, WA; Mike (Lee) Pound of Carthage, MO; Mark H. Pound of Parsons, KS; Matthew D. Pound, Giard, KS; Brent E. (Kathryn) Walker of Tucson, AZ; Mary Ann Murphy of Emporia, KS; Kathleen E. \"Kate\" (John) Dawson of Washington, D.C.; Christine A. \"Chris\" (Tim) Hipsher of Olathe, KS; and Renee D. (Chuck) McHugh of Orlando, FL; Granddaughter Angela McHugh, who resided at the home, in addition to 12 other grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for Thursday, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with an honor guard service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464, or to Helping Hands at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Charles J Putney, Jr, 69, Inverness, Fl
Charles Joseph Putney, Jr., age 69, Inverness, died Aug 13, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Charles was born Dec 7, 1944 in Bronx, NY to the late Charles Joseph Putney, Sr and Anges Cox Putney and moved here in 1993 from there. He worked in the commercial construction industry and owned and operated his own courier service. Left to mourn his loss are his two children, Charles Joseph Putney, III and Dawn Elizabeth Putney Cristello, both of Inverness; a brother and sister, Rusty Putney and Irene Kennedy; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by two wives, Nancy Putney in 2002 and Joan Putney in 2005. Cremation services are private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Junior D Quillen, 71, Bushnell, Fl
Junior Dunk "JD" Quillen, 71, of Bushnell, Florida passed away on August 22, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. He was born on May 1, 1943 in Dean, KY to the late Dunk and Hazel Meade (Brown) Quillen. JD was a retired Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force who served his country honorably for 23 years. He arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Kentucky, was affiliated with the Church of Christ, and loved fishing. He is survived by his sons Anthony (Carol) Quillen and Craig (Marizyn) Quillen, both of Ocala, FL; brother Donald Quillen of Whitesburg, KY; sisters Nina (James) Fisher and Dinah Quillen, both of Knoxville, TN; and 2 grandchildren, Jacob of Ocala, FL, and Anthony of La Mesa, CA. Committal Services with military honors is scheduled for Thursday, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William B Rea, 91, Hernando, FL
WILLIAM B. REA (BILL) of Hernando, heard the Lord say "Bill, your life will continue with me on this day of August 1, 2014," his loving family by his side and caring staff of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born June 23, 1923 in Corona, NY. He proudly served his country in the 3rd Army under Gen. Patton, fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Bill was a proud recipient of the Soldiers Medal along with several medals and accommodations. He also served in the Navy as an aviation instructor. After his dedication of service, in 1955 he became an admired Patrolman in Nassau County, NY, earning several awards and meritorious service letters from Police Commissioners. In 1963 he became a distinguished Homicide Detective and also attended college where he earned a degree in Police Science. While Bill enjoyed a good game of golf, the joy of his life was working in his garage where no job was unfixable. Left to cherish his memories is his wife of 67 years, Bea of Hernando; three daughters, Barbara and husband Bala of CA, Linda of Beverly Hills, FL, Susan and husband Eric of Lecanto, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the DAV, VFW, PBA, Det. Assoc., IPA, Elks, K of C and Citrus Hills Country Club. A seamless story of his life painted a picture of a man perfectly happy with his place on earth. A devoted Husband, loving Father, Grandfather and Honorable Veteran who has left much to all of those who were touched by his wit and wisdom. We love you and you will be missed greatly, until we meet again. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Allen W Richards, 67, Floral City, FL
Allen William Richards, 67, Floral City died at home Aug 14, 2014. Allen was born on June 7, 1947 in Boston, MA to the late Elden and Doris (McKay) Richards and came to this area in 1985 from Wakefield, NH. Allen graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH, class of 1966 and earned an Associates Degree from Concord Technical School. He joined the Navy and was assigned to serve on the USS Springfield CLG-7 with the rank of ETN3. After moving to Florida, he owned and operated Lee's Coffee Shop in Floral City with his wife Sherrie for 20 years. He later was employed by Walmart and Sav-A-Lot stores. He was a member and Past President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Citrus Aerie # 3992, currently serving as Conductor and District 5 Trustee. He also was a Charter Member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 2506. Survivors include his wife, Sherrie; 3 sons, Josiah Richards of Fitchburg, MA; Allen "Willie" Richards, Jr. of Portland, OR; Jeremy Ealy, Homosassa; 2 daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Stewart, Raleigh, NC; Tiffany Richards, Inverness; 2 brothers, Doug (Peggy) Richards, Sanbornville, NH; Donald (Pat) Richards, St. Augustine, FL; his sister, Carol Kachoris, Sanbornville, NH; 2 grandchildren, Keith Eugene Miller and Kayden James Stewart; 5 nephews, Mark Kachoris, Sean Richards, Keith Richards, Lisle Richards, and Benjamin Richards; 5 nieces, Caren Kachoris, Robin Nason, Jill Richards, Chris Turgeon, and Jennie K. Richards. He was predeceased by his brother, Bruce Richards. Allen's life will be celebrated on Monday, Aug 25th at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with the state officers of the Fraternal Order of Eagles officiating. Military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, Charitable donations may be made in Allen's name to: F.O.E. Citrus Aerie #3992, PO Box 1047, Inverness, FL 34451. Friends and family are invited to attend a reception at the Citrus Eagles No. 3992 following their return from Florida National Cemetery.


Doris L Risedort, 86, Inverness, FL
Doris Lorraine Risedorf, 86, Inverness, passed away Sept 9, 2014 at her daughter\'s residence and under the care of Hospice of Citrus Co. and Nature Coast. Mrs Risedorf was born on Aug 28, 1928 in Orange, NJ to the late Joseph and Ruth (Vought) Bauer and grew up in the South Orange area. She was employed as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance and later for the Board of Education in New Jersey as a bookeeper. She was devoted to her family and was active with her daughters in the Brownies, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls, and the East Hanover Drum & Bugle Corp. Doris enjoyed her crafting and was famous for her pumpkin pies and chocolate covered oreos. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. In 1981, she moved from New Jersey to South Carolina following her husband\'s retirement after 33 years with P.S.G.& E. In 1988, they moved to Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 65 years, Donald Risedorf June 27, 2014 ; her sister, Vera Gamble and her son in law, Jay Needham. She is survived by two daughters, Donna Lynn Needham of Inverness and Sandra Jean Iannarone of Aurora, CO. There are five grandchildren, Tracey and Jim; Corinne and husband Brock, Wendy and husband John; Cindy and husband Kevin, and Michael; three great grandchildren, Jayden, Meagan, and Kendall. She also had her “special kids”, Laurie and Paul, Kate and husband John, Peter and his wife Kristin, and their daughter, Tessa. The Celebration of Life will be offered Monday, Sept 15th, 4:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Walker of the Inverness First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in New Jersey. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Terrence E Rochford, 62, Inverness, FL
Terrence E. Rochford, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 25 2014 at Life Care of Lecanto, FL. He was born on September 6, 1951 in Bayside, New York to the late Joseph and Agnes (Frame) Rochford. Terrence arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Puerto Rico, and was a volunteer fireman, Assistant Fire Chief, then Fire Chief for Fire Station 101, in Inverness. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading, watching TV, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Andrea Rochford. Other survivors include sons, Thomas J. Rochford and Dennis DeJesus; daughter, Debra Jackson, all of Inverness; sisters Virginia Paulson and Joan Fosdick; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Terrence is scheduled for Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will be receiving friends in visitation one hour prior to the service.


Robert D Roth, 90, Inglis, FL
ROBERT D. ROTH, age 90, Inglis, died September 21, 2014 at Cypress Cove Care Center. Robert was born on December 27, 1923 in Arlington, NJ, to the late Emil Roth, Jr. and Elizabeth Denman Roth. Robert served our country in the United States Navy for 30 years, retiring with a rank of Quartermaster-1. He then became a merchant seaman with an unlimited ocean operator\'s license; he was able to sail any vessel on any body of water. Robert was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Elks Lodge and Fleet Reserve Association. He is survived by his son Bill (Nancy) Ealey, Homosassa, Roy Roth, Inglis and Emil Roth, III, Crystal River as well as grandchildren William, Christina, Heather, Kyle and Annie. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Elwin E Rouse, 76, Floral City, Fl
Elwin (Pete) Eugene Rouse, age 76, went to be in Heaven on August 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pete was born on May 16, 1938 in Kirksville, Missouri to the late Clarence and Annie (Sparks) Rouse. He worked at the Inverness Middle School for 15 years as a custodian. Elwin was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, sport shooting, motorcycling, bicycling, yard work, caring for rose bushes and his horses. He also enjoyed grilling out with family. Pete enjoyed training and spoiling his Chihuahua, Sandy. He liked to play his guitar, harmonica and make a train whistle sound that his grandchildren loved. He liked to travel with his wife and exploring new things. His family says he was a loving, caring and tender hearted husband, father and (great) grandfather that loved spending time with his (great) grandchildren. He loved to play outside with his grandchildren, having adventures with them. He treated everyone like he wanted to be treated and made you feel loved and part of the family. He loved his family unconditionally and believed in his Heavenly Father. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Mary Rouse; son Daniel (wife-Julie) Rouse and Allen (wife Colleen) Rouse, all of Floral City; daughter Cynthia (husband-Edward) Pusey, of Inverness, nine grandchildren; Clinton, Natasha (husband-Stanley), Jackie (husband Dave), Jesse, Cody, Christine, Cheyanne, Andy, and Shanny and six great-grandchildren; Carmyn, Trysta, Cassydie, Justin, Trynidie, and Autumn. He is also survived by brothers Jay, June and Charles Rouse and a sister Mona Ramsey. He was preceded in death by brothers Nova and Bert Rouse and sisters Eva Wilson and Ruby Peterson. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will host a memorial service on Saturday, September 6 2014 at 3:00 P.M. at Danny\'s residence.


Patricia L Sanders, 85, Homosassa, FL
Patricia Louise Sanders, 85, Homosassa died Aug 28, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Nursing Home in Lecanto following a lengthy illness. Mrs Sanders was born in Indiana on Nov 3, 1928 to the late Francis and Dorothy Fahy and came to this area in 2002 after retiring from the Social Security Administration as an office manager. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Joe Sanders; her daughter Patricia Mitchell of Plainfield, IN; 5 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rhonda. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Pauline O Sawyer, 79, Inverness, FL
Pauline Odell Sawyer, 79, Inverness went to her Heavenly Home on August 22, 2014 at Arbor Trail Nursing and Rehab Center. Pauline was born in Inverness, FL on Nov 30, 1934 to the late Alvie and Linar (Woods) Nelson. She retired as the Food Service Manager after 32 years of service from Avante At Inverness Nursing Home. She and her husband, Daniel had been members of the First Christian Church of Inverness over 30 years. She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted husband of 53 years, Daniel W. Sawyer; her daughter, Patricia S. McGuire, Indianapolis, IN; three brothers, Alvin (Catherine) Nelson, Dunnellon; Willie “Gates” Nelson and Fred “Moody” Nelson, both of Crystal River; two sisters, Edith Nelson of Inverness and Aquilla Richardson, Ocala; three grandchildren, Myla, Jennifer, and Peggy; four great-grandchildren; three brother in laws; Emmitt (Dorothy) Sawyer and Willie (Annie Ruth) Sawyer, both of St Petersburg; Edward Sawyer, Crystal River; Herman Sawyer, Memphis, TN; two sister in laws, Wilhelmina Pittman and Norma Williams, both of West Palm Beach, FL; a favorite niece, Ashby Nelson; her God Daughter, Nadine (Michael) Redding; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Pauline's life will be celebrated at a Home Going Service on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM, from The First Christian Church of Inverness with Dr. Ray Kelley and others officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery of Inverness. The family will receive friends at First Christian Church on Friday evening from 5-7 PM.


George W Schloendorn, 97, Floral City, FL
GEORGE W. SCHLOENDORN, SR., age 97, Floral City, died August 14, 2013 under the care of HPH Hospice and his loving family. George was born on March 1, 1916 in Atlantic City, NJ to the late George W. and Marion (Timmie) Schloendorn. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He enjoyed fishing, a good game of poker and playing the lotto. Left to cherish his memory is his son George W. Schloendorn, Jr. and his wife Janet, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Susan Schloendorn, his son John and daughter Sue Neff. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Leonard V Schlueter, 69, Floral City, Fl
Leonard V. Schlueter, 69, of Floral City, Florida passed away August 3, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on May 30, 1945 in Rochester, New York to the late Vincent and Lucille (Miller) Schlueter. Leonard was a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Rochester. He was a corrections officer for Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell, FL. and enjoyed collecting toy trains and Coast Guard memorabilia, camping, and traveling. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Schlueter. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Kathleen Schlueter. Other survivors include children Barry (Jerilynn) Schlueter of Moorehaven, FL, and Jennifer Jerrell of Rogers, AR; step-children Scott Davis and Michelle (Wayne) Hayes of Inverness, FL, James Davis and Vern (Barbara) Davis of Floral City, FL; sisters Carol Contestabile and Cindy Mayer of Rochester, NY; step sisters Carol Schmidt of Rochester and Janey Carter of South Carolina; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jenene J Schneider, 73, Inverness, FL
Jenene Jean Schneider, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 2, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on September 4, 1940 in Summerfield, Kansas to the late Harm and Maggie (Johnson) Jurgens. Jenene was a bank manager and a Catholic by faith. She arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Harrington, MA and enjoyed playing cards, golfing and lobster fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard V. Schneider in 2001. Survivors include her children Michelle Cahmberlin of Floral City, FL, Dennise Whitmore of Port Isabel, TZ, and Leah Perry of Harrington, ME; and one sister, Diane Jurgens of Lincoln, NE. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David K Schumm, 89, Hernando, FL
DAVID K. SCHUMM, age 89, Hernando, died September 1, 2014 at his residence. David was born on January 31, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Herman C. Schumm, II and Sarah (Johnson) Schumm. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving many accommodations and medals, including The Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat. He retired with the rank of Major. David was a lifelong advocate for animals and volunteered many hours for the ASPCA. Left to cherish his memory are nieces and nephews Cynthia L. Schumm, Susan Schumm Weed, Herman C. Schumm, IV \"Chip\" and sister-in-law Jean Schumm. He has left dear friends in Charles White, Nadene MacArthur, Jane, John, Joyce and Donna. He will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his brother Herman C. Schumm, III. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Mary D Schwab, 87, Floral City, FL
Mary D. Schwab, 87, Floral City, died Oct 18, 2014. Mary was born on Feb 16, 1927 , Rochester, NY to the late Thomas and Mary (Golisano) Azzalina and moved to Florida with her devoted husband, George , who died July 14, 2012. Prior to her retirement, she was an office manager for a dental equipment company and of the Catholic Faith. She is survived by her loving brother Andrew (Sylvia) Azzalina and several nieces and nephews. Her urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery with her husband at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


DeRoy M Seibert, 79, Inverness, FL
DEROY M. SEIBERT, age 79, went home to His Lord on September 30, 2014. DeRoy was born on July 25, 1935 in Fairport, NY. His parents were the late Spurgeon and Isabelle Edwards Seibert. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. DeRoy worked for Corning Glass Works for 37 years as a lathe operator. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Inverness, where he enjoyed weekly luncheons with the men whenever he could. After retirement, he became a locksmith. He loved his train collection. DeRoy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth, his son Michael (Cindy) Seibert of Gales Ferry, CT; daughters Bonnie Purvis, Lewistown, PA, Jane (Rich Chase) Cook, Corning, NY and Sherri (Gordie) Swarthout, Beaverdams, NY; step-sons Keith Eddy, Inverness, Chip (Donna) Bollinger, Stovall, NC, step-daughters Kristal (Tom) Herrick, Webster, NY, Dianna (Evan) Chrzan, Oxford, NC; 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother, Don Myers of Fort Myers, FL. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Myers and sisters Anabelle and Mary. Funeral services will be held at Richardson Funeral Home in Louisburg, NC with burial in Fairview Cemetery with military honors in Franklinton, NY. A further celebration of life service will be held at Victory Baptist Church in Inverness on Saturday, October 18 at 12:00 Noon. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Gertrude (Trudy) Seretsky, 90, Lecanto, FL
GERTRUDE "TRUDY" SERETSKY, age 90, Lecanto, died August 14, 2013 under the care of the staff of Barrington Place. Trudy was born on May 4, 1923 in Poland to the late Morris and Rachel Mandel. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Seretsky of Arlington, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Seretsky and her daughter Deborah Rogers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Lucille Simmons, 84, Weeki Wachee, FL
Lucille Simmons, 84 of Weeki Wachee, went to be with her Lord at home on October 2, 2014, under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Lucille was born on October 17, 1929, in Tucker County, West Virginia to the late Oscar and Jessie (Sponaugle) Bodkin. Lucille was deeply devoted to studying her Bible and enjoyed reading Amish books. She made beautiful gifts for family and friends with her crochet and knitted pieces. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Dale Simmons and her brother Lawrence Bodkin. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Deebra Jackson and her husband, Dale, and Patricia Simmons both of Weeki Wachee, FL; her sisters: Hilda Williams and Arlene Deets both of West Virginia; her grandchildren: James Glenn Harris, Carrie Ladawn Harris Oliveto, Anthia Nicholas and Desiree White, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson, Ryder Harris. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness. A memorial service and inurnment will be scheduled by the family for a later date.


Sandra K Sizemore, 70, Crystal River, FL
Sandra Kay Sizemore, aged 70, died peacefully on September 6, 2014 at her home in Crystal River, FL, after a brief struggle with cancer. Sandra was born October 10, 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, the daughter of Jack B. Miller and Kathleen Robinson. In 1964 she married the love of her life, Herman T Sizemore, and they spent 50 wonderful years together.  They had 3 children,  Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore. She Volunteered at Dickey Ave School, in Warren, Ohio as a Homeroom mother, she became very active in the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Warren, Ohio, and she was an active bowler at Rainbow Lanes.  In later years Sandra and Herman traveled to Europe several times and they enjoyed several cruises together.  Sandra had a gift of loving people, her door was always open to her nieces and nephews, sisters, brothers (family).   Sandra was the heart of her family. She will be loved and missed by all. She is survived by her brothers, Jack Miller, Larry Miller and her sisters, Margaret Robinson, Linda Smetana, Patricia Ladimarco and Debra Dulka. Her children, Angela Sizemore, Patricia Sizemore and Anthony Sizemore, her step son Uwe Seitter.   Her grand children  Jessica Sizemore, Jennifer West, Samantha Boston, Kimberly Boston and Salisa Sizemore, Alexandria Seitter and her great- grand daughter Lillie Boston. She also leaves behind numerous loving relatives and friends. There will be two memorials, one at the American Legion Post 155 on Hwy 44 in Crystal River, FL on Friday September 12, 2014 from 12-2 There  will also be  a second memorial in Middlefield, OH at Russell Funeral Home on Route 87 from 2-4pm on Friday, Sept 19th. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida  


Eunice C Skelton, 91, Beverly Hills, FL
EUNICE C. "NANA" SKELTON, age 91, Beverly Hills, died August 26, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Citrus Health and Rehab staff. Eunice was born on July 31, 1923 in Cynthiana, IN to the late Reverend Herman C. and Ada (Martin) Wallace. She was one of nine children. Above all else, Eunice loved her Lord. She spent her life teaching Bible study and researching the Word of God. She was an instructor for Tri-State Beauty College in Evansville, IN for 30 years. Eunice was a very creative person, talented artist in oil painting, she also enjoyed knitting. She was a member of Beverly Hills Community Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband John Grissen; her son C.C. (Linda) Skelton, CO; daughter Ada (Russell) Hollingsworth, Hernando; brother Norman (Helen) Wallace, IN; sister Ida West, Sarasota; grandchildren Melissa (Mark) Lagoo and Josh (Kristen) Skelton; great-granddaughter Melissa (Mark) McClead and two great-great granddaughters Aubrie and Alana. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 60 years, Clem Skelton "Paw-Paw." Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Barbara E Smith, 62, Inverness, FL
Barbara E. Smith, 62, Inverness, died Aug 22, 2014 at Shand's Teaching Hospital in Gainesville. Mrs Smith was born in Amityville, NY on May 26, 1952 to Frank and Florence (Hirsch) Hetzel. She moved here in 1980 from Lindenhurst, NY. She was a waitress and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her children, Justin of San Franciso, CA and Lindsey Murphy of Inverness; two brothers, Daniel and Robert Hetzel and her sister, Carolyn Gainsbury; 1 grandchild, Bailee Murphy. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jacqueline L Standafer, 87, Crystal River, FL
JACQUELINE LOIS STANDAFER, age 87, Crystal River, died August 3, 2014 at the Life Care Center of Citrus County, surrounded by her family. Jacqueline was born on October 4, 1926 in Louisville, KY to the late Morton and Lois Blanton. She was a homemaker and a gifted artist who was able to sell her paintings even during the difficult days of The Great Depression. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Deborah "Dee Dee" Standafer, Crystal River; son Scott W. Standafer; brother Buddy (Drew) Field, Fort Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren G. Standafer. The family extends their deepest thanks to the staff of Life Care Center, especially Director of Nursing Sondra Bussell, nurses Cindy Merhoff, Aubrey Clement and Crystal McCormick as well as the team of exceptional CNAs (you know who you are) all of whom cared for Jacqueline with kindness and devotion during her last days and supported her family with their warmth during her passing. Forever in my Heart, Your Butterfly Girl. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James E Stillions, 89, Hernando, FL
JAMES EDWARD PARKER STILLIONS, age 89, Hernando, died peacefully on October 16, 2014 at his residence under the care of HPH Hospice. Jim was born on February 23, 1925 in Bloomington, IN to the late Kenneth and Elvira (Parker) Stillions. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII, preparing and serving food for over 300 men three times a day on board LST 48 in the South Pacific. Upon his honorable discharge, he became an executive chef and was eventually one of the owners and managers of Ranch House Restaurants. Jim enjoyed fishing, gardening, tinkering in his shed and of course was known as an excellent cook. He was admired for his love and devotion to family and his willingness to help anyone in need. Jim was a unique and inspiring person and will be greatly missed. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of almost 70 years, Laurel Stillions, Lecanto, FL; son Randy and his wife Lisa Stillions, Lecanto, FL; daughters: Tammy White, Chewelah, WA, Deb and her husband Jay Greene, Flying Hills, PA and Wendy Stillions, Kennesaw, GA; sisters: Joy Hughes, Pittsboro, IN and Ida Mae Nelson, Handy, IN; grandchildren: Tiffany Tony, Tori Angstadt and Parker Stillions; great-grandchildren: Callie and Lulu Tony. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Phyllis H Stilts, 90, Hernando, Fl
Phyllis H. Stilts, 90, of Hernando, FL. passed away August 8, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on March 15, 1924 in Corning, New York to the late Orson and Leona (Jones) Schoonover. Phyllis was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Corning. She was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Inverness, and enjoyed crochet, needlework, going to yardsales, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael Stilts, and one brother, Robert Schoonover. Survivors include her loving husband of 70 years, Raymond Stilts. Other survivors include sons Dale (Bonnie) Stilts and Wayne (Margie) Stilts, both of Hernando; daughter Jan (Alan) Cameron of Dunnellon, FL; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. A graveside service with commital is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will be receiving friends at 12:30 P.M., Thursday at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, prior to the commital. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home for Florida National Cemetery at 1:15 P.M.


Raymond J Stilts, 91, Lecanto, FL
Raymond J. Stilts, age 91, went to Heaven on September 27, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Ray was born on June 8, 1923 in Corning, NY to the late Raymond and Erma (Bacon) Stilts. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Raymond was employed by Ingersall-Rand as a machine operator. He was a faithful member of Victory Baptist Church and served as a Deacon for many years. He also owned his own dairy farm, enjoyed working with his cattle, loved fishing and his miniature railroad train collection. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Dale (Bonnie) Stilts and Wayne (Margie) Stilts, all of Hernando, his daughter Jan (Alan) Cameron, Dunnellon; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, a sister Elizabeth Siebert of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Phyllis in August of 2014, a son Michael and sisters Irene, Dorothy and Ruth. Graveside committal services will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family invites friends to join them for a time of visitation at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory after which the procession will form to the cemetery.


Jackie Stokes, 85, Floral City, FL
A native Floridian, Jacqulyn (Jackie) Young Stokes was born in Starke, FL to the late Bennie and Leila Ward Young. Jackie moved to Floral City in 1943. Jackie first laid eyes on Joseph Burel Stokes when she was 14 years of age and said she would marry him one day. They married in Floral City in 1947. They both had a passion for fishing and camping while exploring the local surrounding lakes and rivers in Central Florida. They both loved listening to country and Christian music. Jackie and Joseph made long lasting loving memories for 52 years. Jackie was a member of the New Hope Methodist Church in Istachatta and active in many of their ministries. She received great joy in serving our Lord. Jackie was a teacher who taught us to respect and always be honorable. She was full of compassion and wisdom by always sharing her love of life with others. She was tremendously unselfish by always helping and caring for others. She embraced nature and God’s creation to the fullest. Jackie was full of strength that allowed her to carry multiple crosses even for others. Her smile always made us feel HIS love and warmth. She was HIS light. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, always putting the needs of others before herself. She carried a generous and loving heart that touched many lives in her presence. Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. Our family promises to celebrate Jackie’s life and continue to walk in God’s light. She will be missed and always loved dearly by her son Joseph F. Stokes and his wife Grace from San Antonio Texas, her daughter Susan F. Whitty from Floral City; Grandchildren Alyana, Travis, Tanner and Antonia from San Antonio. Jackie is preceded by her loving husband Joseph B. Stokes and her son-in-law Jim Whitty. A celebration of Jackie’s life will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at New Hope Church Fellowship Hall at 11:00am. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations go to New Hope Cemetery fund.


Randall S Stout, 58, Inverness, FL
Randall Allen Stout, 58, of Inverness, Florida passed away on October 19, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on November 9, 1955 in Salem, OH to the late Wilson W. and Thelma M. (Smith) Stout. Randall was a radio disk jockey for 25 years, and arrived in this area in 2009, coming from Sutton, W.VA., and was a protestant by faith. He enjoyed playing both banjo and guitar, fishing, hunting, and he loved people. He was preceded in death by his sister Elva Mae Carpenter. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Janice Stout. Other survivors include sons Randall F. Stout of Palm City, FL, and Joshua A. (Felisha) Stout of Holly Ridge, NC; brothers Thomas, Wilson, and Brooks, Stout and Junior Wilson; sisters Cathy Weatherspoon and Vivian Atkins; and one grandson, Cole Frame. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service.


Jackson (Jake) L Straub, 68, Inverness, FL
JACKSON L. (Jake) STRAUB, III, M.D., 68, son of Jackson L. Straub, II and Anna Mary (Charles) Straub died suddenly on Sunday, August 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Roseann (Valent) Straub and was the very proud father of their only son Timothy Charles Straub. Jake was born in Lancaster, PA and graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA. He earned a four-year degree at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and entered the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He graduated from the New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry, receiving his Medical Degree (M.D.). He completed a four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Florida, Shands and the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL, before moving to Inverness, FL. He functioned on the medical staff as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring to spend time with his family. He enjoyed several years of exploring his creative talent in oil, chalk, and ink drawing and painting. He loved Gator sports and enjoyed a family meal every Sunday with his Mother-in-Law, Rose Valent of Floral City, FL. Jake is survived by a brother, Christopher C. Straub, Esq., his wife Erika and their three children Kyle S. Straub, Cody B. Straub, and Madison Q. Straub as well as a sister Pamela (Straub) Hershey and her daughter Molly (Hershey) Arista, her husband Kevin and their two children Franklin and Louise. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made instead to American Heart Association on his behalf. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Richard P Stype, Sr., 84, Lecanto, FL
RICHARD "DICK" PAUL STYPE, SR., age 84, Lecanto, died August 21, 2014 at Brentwood Health Care Center. Dick was born on December 17, 1929 in Wooster, OH to the late Henry and Katheryn (Collins) Stype. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Dick enjoyed trips to the casino, especially playing black jack. He liked to travel and collect gem stones to have set into jewelry. He started his career working for Orkin and then bought a Terminex Pest Control franchise in St. Petersburg and Clearwater and after his retirement, joined his son in Stype Pest Control in Inverness. He enjoyed his life ranching and investing in real estate. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Florence Stype; his son Richard "Rick" P. (Hazel) Stype, Jr., Floral City, FL and daughter Kathy (Pete) Ward, Marietta, GA; step-children Warren (Dorrie) Bartlett, Palm Harbor, FL, Sandra Bartlett, Oakland, CA, Claire Bartlett, Inverness, Jean (Nathan) Simar, MN, Mary Jo (Pat) Golley, Pinellas Park, FL and Sue Bartlett, Lutz, FL; grandchildren Julie, Stephen, Ryan, Megan, Sabrina, Terry, Troy; step-grandchildren Phaedra, Rika, Curt, Bryan, Jessica, Kristina, Mike, Isaac, Alex and Gina; 5 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth "Jean" Stype. A celebration and tribute to Dick's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


William H Thatcher, 96, Homosassa, Fl
William (Bill) Harold Thatcher, 83, died Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014, after a short battle with leukemia. Bill was born July 31, 1931 in Detroit, MI. He was the son of Roy and Margaret (Robbins) Thatcher. At the age of 17, Bill joined the US Army. He served in the Korean War and earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Bill was a Michigan resident for 70 years prior to making his home in Homosassa, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Thatcher; and a sister, Judy Reed. He is survived by seven children: Michelle (John) Duffield of Pellston, MI; James Thatcher of Indian River, MI; Wendy (Ashley Price) Thatcher of Harbor Springs, MI; Russell Thatcher of Homosassa, FL; David (Jennifer) Thatcher of Enderlin, ND; Scott Thatcher of Pellston, MI; and Jason Thatcher of Indian River, MI; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Julie) Thatcher of Tennessee; a sister Marge Ukrainec of Homosassa, FL; a sister Betty Lamirand of Michigan; a sister Sue (Mickey) Osier of Indian River, MI; and a sister Sally Hicks of Michigan. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place. A Military Honor Guard service will be held Monday, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The family would like to extend a thank you to Bill’s caregiver and friend, Faith Bergman.


Clifford M Travis, 60, Inverness, Fl
Send obituary plaque to: Jeffrey K. Travis 37336 Tucker Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33541 CLIFFORD MARTIN TRAVIS, age 60, died September 10, 2014 at his residence. Cliff was born on July 3, 1954 in Elmira, NY to the late Robert and Lillian (Bloomer) Travis. Active all of his life with the Boy Scouts of America, he received his Eagle Scout Award in 1972 from the Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa. This last year he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, an adult award, for lifetime achievement in the organization. Cliff was also an active lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He served his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Florida State University and then went on to finish his law degree at Cumberland Law School in Birmingham, AL. Cliff was recruited as a young attorney by the law firm of Infantino and Berman in Inverness. He served as the city attorney for his first few years with this firm. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Spencer; brother and his wife Jeffrey and Sharon Travis and sister Cynthia Travis Watkins and her children Lillian and Travis Watkins, all of Zephyrhills. A funeral tribute to Cliff\'s life will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts of America of Tampa, FL.


Maria L Valderrama, 79, Miramar, FL
MARIA L. VALDERRAMA, age 79, Miramar, died October 17, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River with her daughter and son-in-law by her side. Maria was born in Cuba on August 25, 1935 to the late Manuel and Pilar (Vasquez) Fernandez. She was an executive secretary for Sea Land, an insurance company for shipping containers. She volunteered for the homeless, bringing them much needed supplies such as food, clothing and blankets. Maria loved her pets, her bunny \"Pelusa\" and her cat \"Melosa.\" She was especially devoted to her grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 25 years, Cesar Y. Valderrama; her daughters Annette and her husband David Bink, Dunnellon and Virginia and her husband Ed Barrett, Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Kameron, Olivia, Dylan and Sean. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rose M Wakefield, 70, Inverness, Fl
Rose M. Wakefield, 70, of Inverness, FL passed away August 5, 2014 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Proctor, VT on September 25, 1943 to the late Joseph and Julia (Ladoceur) Desabrais. Rose was a bookkeeper, and arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Bushnell, FL. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed crochet, reading, and spending time on her computer. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Wakefield. Survivors include her loving husband of 20 years, Richard Wakefield. Other survivors include children Henry (Robyn) Bolduc of Bushnell, Terry Bolduc of Shoreham, VT, Rick Wakefield of Michigan, Tina (Sam) Mansfield of Inverness, and Debbie (Scott) Hughes of Floroal City, FL; brothers Lucien, Moses, and Roger Desabrais; sister Jeanette Rowe; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marguerite P Walter, 72, Inverness, FL
Marguerite Pullen Walter (72) peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 with her family by her side. Born in Allentown, NJ on June 17, 1942 to Byron \"Bud\" and Marguerite Flock, \"Rita\" was very active in the Allentown High School Marching Band as a fire-twirling majorette. In fact, it was at one of the football games where she met her future husband, Robert \"Bob\" Pullen, Sr. The two were married in June of 1960 and had two children, Robin (Michael) Crocker of Redondo Beach, CA and Robert, and his partner Luke Frazier of Washington DC. She also has two grandchildren, Benjamin and Joshua Crocker. When Bob died in 1999, Rita relocated to Inverness, Florida and later remarried Kenneth Walter who was a loving and compassionate partner throughout their twelve years of marriage. Rita was predeceased by her parents, siblings, Byron Flock and Betty Lou Johnson, and many family members and friends. She is survived by her brother, Jeff Flock of Chicago as well many brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friends, and the God Parents of her children, Frank and Patricia Pullen. A Celebration of Life will be held in November at the Victory Baptist Church of Inverness, FL. As Rita was an avid lover of music and the arts, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a scholarship being created in her name, details forthcoming in connection with Allentown High School. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Clara L Weaver, 86, Inverness, Fl
Clara Louise (Magnusson) Weaver, 86, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Aug. 9, 2014. She was the much-loved daughter of Carl Alfred Magnusson (Sweden) and Ester Knudson Magnusson (Grand Haven, Michigan). Born in Berwyn, Illinois, she graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in biology. She later earned a nursing degree from St. Petersburg Junior College and worked at Citrus Memorial hospital and Seven Rivers hospital for many years as a registered nurse. She was a loving and proud mother of Rebecca Sparks, Bruce (Joanna) Weaver, Catherine Weaver and Sarah Weaver; and grandmother of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Carl Magnusson (Nancy) and Helena Magnusson (George Hayden). Clara was a very intelligent woman, a lifelong learner, with a great sense of humor and an independent way of thinking. She could outshine us all with her ability to produce creative solutions to life's everyday problems. She was a very approachable and kind person who seemed able to make friends with anyone. She cared about the environment and social causes and was a consistent supporter of many groups, such as the Nature Conservancy and the Native American St. Labre School in Montana. She will be greatly missed. She left this Earth in the comforting presences of our wonderful family friends, Nancy Bomke and Chris Trangas. Many thanks go to the loving and caring workers at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (especially Genie) and to Amanda who made Mom's last year of life so much happier. A memorial service/celebration of life will be held later this year. Cremation with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Calvin Weber, 81, Inverness, FL
Calvin Weber, 81, Inverness, passed away Oct. 5, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County at his residence. Calvin was born in New York City on Dec. 18, 1932 to the late Ben and Sadie (Zucker) Weber and came to Citrus County in 1976 from Commack, Long Island, NY. He was a retired Police Officer from the New York City Police Department and proudly served our country during WW II in the U.S. Army. He was Jewish by faith. He enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Marcy Weber-Dove of Inverness; son in law, Tony Amendola of Gainesville; former son in law, Robert Craig Schwinabart, Bellview; daughter in law, Emily Schwinabart, Tampa; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer Schwinabart, Diane Lynn Amendola, and David Michael Schwinabart; 3 great grandchildren, Tatianna Lyn Amendola, Calvin Paul Schwinabart, and Grayson Lee Amendola. He was preceded in death by his wife Harriet Jan. 16, 2009, and his son, Phillip Weber on March 12, 2002. Graveside services with military honors will be conducted Friday, Oct 10th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery wth VFW Post 4252 officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be appreciated.


Kristine A Weinel, 49, Beverly Hills, FL
Kristine Anne Weinel, 49, Beverly Hills died Aug 16, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Junction City, KS., she was born Feb 15, 1965 to William and Harriet (Simpson) Weinel, moving to this area from Georgia in 2008. She was a waitress and cook in the restaurant industry. Survivors include her daughter, Terra Howard of Inverness; her Father, William Weinel, 6 brothers, James, David, and Michael Weinel; Tony, Larry, and Mike Domiano; 6 sisters, Francine Lebarto; Kathy and Patricia Weinel; Theresa, Debbie, and Nancy Domiano; 2 grandchildren, Aiden and Riley Howard. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Thomas. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Eleanor Whitmer, 83, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Whitmer, 83, of Inverness, Florida passed away on September 29, 2014 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, Inverness. She was born on June 5, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late Harlan and Wavia Agnes Pruett. Eleanor was a homemaker who arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Williston OH, and attended the Church of God. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Donald Whitmer. Other survivors include children Robert Hodges of Massillon, OH, Debra Barnhouse of Massillon; and 1 grandchild. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jack W Wilfong, 84, Inverness, Fl
Jack Wilson Wilfong, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 14, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on March 16, 1930 in Hurst, W. Virginia to the late Charles William and Ola Grace (Tallman) Wilfong. Jack was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Lakeland, Florida, and was member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, and spending time outdoors. He was preceded in death by brothers James and Charles Wilfong, Jr. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Wilfong. Other survivors include children Len Wilson (Tammy) Wilfong of Travelers Rest, S.C., Linda Joyce (Tommy) Tompkins of Lakeland, FL, and Brenda Jo (Phillip) Campea of Inverness; brothers Glenn, Leonard, Joe, and John Wilfong; 6 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral HOme with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Joan S Zampelli, 77, Beverly Hills, FL
Joan S. Zampelli, 77, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away October 25, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on October 26, 1936 in Waterbury, CT to the late John and Margaret (Holian) Kilmer. Joan was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Wolcott, CT. She was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed reading her Bible, word puzzles, reading, and baking. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Arthur O. Zampelli. Other survivors include her children Theresa Zampelli of Torrington, CT, Julie (Raymond) Tufts of Southington, CT, Vicki (Merrill) Leach of El Paso, TX, and Arthur (Susy) Zampelli, Jr., of Waterbury, CT; sister Patricia Christolini; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Evelyn M Zaskowski, 81, Floral City, FL
EVELYN M. ZASKOWSKI, age 81, died August 27, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Evelyn was born in Drummond, New Brunswick, Canada on January 13, 1933 to the late Milmot and Artheline (Rioux) Murphy. She was a waitress in the hospitality industry. She enjoyed crocheting, working word puzzles and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW #7122 in Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Henry Zaskowski; daughters Patricia Zaskowski, GA, Kathy (Larry) McKinsey, Inverness, Diana (Jayme) Spangler, Jacksonville and Susan (Scott) Carpenter, Kissimmee; brothers Ralph (Georgette) Murphy, Allen Murphy, Melvin Murphy and sisters Phyllis Forney, Violet (Normand) Michaud and Betty Ann Eldridge; grandchildren Tommy, Megan, Cory, Summer and great-grandchild Ashley. She was preceded in death by siblings Winston and Mabel. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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