Obituaries
For the Last 3 Months.

Barbara J Allen, 75, Hernando, FL
Barbara Jean Allen, age 75, of Hernando, FL died July 27, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Barbara was born on December 2, 1940 in Portsmouth, NH to the late Charley and Helen (Royne) Elliott. She was an accomplished seamstress and even made a lot of her own clothes. Barbara is survived by three sisters, Carol Blanche of Berwick, ME, Joyce Elliott of Portsmouth, N.H. and Diane Elliott of Dover, N.H. She will also be greatly missed by her very special friend and caregiver, Patsy A. Dilbert of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Pamela J Altier, 68, Inverness, FL
Pamela Jean Altier, age 68, of Inverness, FL died at her residence on September 5, 2016. Pamela was born on June 15, 1948 in Logan, OH to the late Vern and Jane (Gaddis) Beal. In 1993, she met Richard Hinkle while living in Ohio. She shared a loving relationship with him 23 years. In 1996, Pamela and Richard made Inverness, FL their permanent home after moving from Corning, OH. Pamela greatly enjoyed life in Florida and especially loved going to the beach. She also enjoyed traveling and playing slot machines at the casino. Pamela was outgoing, had a big heart, and a wonderful personality. She was a "people person" that enjoyed talking with and meeting new people. Pamela had a great love for animals, especially her 2 yorkies, Hershey and Cocoa. In addition to her life partner, Richard, those left to mourn Pamela's passing are her brothers: Gregory Beal of Beverly Hills, FL, Larry Beal and his wife Diane of Junction City, OH; granddaughter, Sarah McCoid of Nashport, OH; nephew, Ryan Beal of Lebanon, OH; and niece: Jenny Beal of New Lexington, OH. In addition to her parent's, Pamela was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa McCoid in 2009 and her brother, Vern Beal also in 2009. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Edward M Anderson, 85, Floral City, FL
Edward Michael Anderson, age 85, of Floral City, FL died at home surrounded by his loving family and while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast on September 4, 2016. Edward was born at home on May 21, 1931 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Marian (Blair) Anderson. He had 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Edward proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. After his military service, he was employed by General Motors for 25 years as a Production Engineer. He also attended the College of Applied Science. Edward married Joan Alice Holmes on August 4, 1951 with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. He met Joan Alice at a party when they were teenagers and throughout their life together he always told her, "so glad you made it to the party". Edward adored Joan Alice and they had a very special and loving relationship. He and Joan Alice spent almost all of their time together and always held hands. Edward would even hold Joan Alice's hand while they fell asleep each night. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage and could fix almost anything. He also enjoyed doing yardwork and gardening with Joan Alice. They once received the Floral City Garden Club yard award. Edward was very family oriented and loved spending his time with them. He was a regular volunteer at his granddaughter's school and even assisted with his granddaughter's Girl Scout troop. He greatly enjoyed volunteer work and giving back to his community. Edward was a member of the PTA Ways and Means Committee in Warren, MI. He also taught Sunday school for 8 years at the United Methodist Church. Edward was a member of the HOA of Oak Forest Deed Restrictions and the Highway Beautification project for the subdivision. He was a fan of all things Disney and enjoyed taking his family to the Disney theme parks. They were always the first to enter the park and the last ones to leave at night. Edward also enjoyed watching cartoons and was especially a fan of the Simpsons. In addition to his loving wife Joan Alice, those left to mourn Edward's passing are his son, David Michael Anderson; daughters: Karen Lynne Hirsch and her husband Larry, and Joanie Michelle Lewis; 6 grandchildren: Amanda Bond and her husband Art, David Anderson Jr, Jennifer Vroman, Jeffrey Anderson, Justin Anderson and Jeremy Anderson; 17 great grandchildren including Brayton Edward Bond and Madison Kennedy Bond, and sister in law, Patricia Clark and her 2 sons, Christopher and Mark Rakauskas. Edward was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Allison Hirsch. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness with Chaplain Dan Lyman of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast officiating. Military honors will be rendered by Inverness VFW Post #4337 Honor Guard. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Edward's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Gemma D Atkisson, 93, Hope Valley, Rhode Island
Gemma (DiLullo) Atkisson, 93, of 978 Main St., Hope Valley and former resident of Inverness, Fla., died peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Atkisson, Sr. Born in Providence, R.I. on Feb. 1, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Bernardo and Lucia (D'Amico) DiLullo. Gemma had been employed in the jewelry industry and later worked for Ann and Hope in Warwick, and retired from Leviton Manufacturing in Kingston, R.I. Mrs. Atkisson was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Hope Valley, and while living in Inverness, Fla. was an active communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, golfing, playing cards and Scrabble. Gemma will be sadly missed by her three children, Barbara Murphy and her husband, Brian, of Hope Valley, Robert J. Atkisson, Jr. and his wife, Dale, of Hope Valley, and Ray J. Atkisson and his wife, Debbie, of Oxford, Maine. She was the loving grandmother of eight; and great-grandmother of 13. She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1105 Main St., Hope Valley. Graveside services to follow at Florida National Cemetery on Wed., August 24th at 11:30 AM under direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Joseph Church, PO Box 388, Hope Valley, R.I. or to Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, 1085 North Main St., Providence, R.I. 02904.


Donald D Austin, 73, Floral City, FL
Donald Darrel Austin, age 73, of Floral City, FL died at his residence on September 9, 2016. Donald was born on August 4, 1943 in Seaman, OH to the late Donald and Velma (Smalley) Austin. On July 23, 1967 he married Sharon Whitley with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Donald is a former member of the United States Army Reserves. He was employed by Verizon Telephone as a repairman for 28 years and was able to retire at the age of 50. Donald and Sharon were snowbirds for a number of years but last year moved from Peebles, OH to make Floral City their permanent home. A Baptist by faith, Donald was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church in Floral City. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #581 F&AM, Peebles, OH. Donald loved all sports especially baseball and was a devoted Cincinnati Reds fan. He was an avid collector of baseball memorabilia. He enjoyed traveling, reading and he read the newpaper on a daily basis. Donald was very handy around the house. Those left to mourn Donald's passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Sharon; son, Jody Austin and his wife Amanda of Peebles, OH; daughter, Shari Dawn Stapleton and her husband David of Peebles, OH; brother, Steve Austin of Lansing, MI; brother-in-law, Ron Whitley and his wife Joyce of Peebles, OH; grandchildren: Anthony Grey and Carrie Rider; nephew, Jared Austin; and nieces: Amber Clark, Lynn Bilder and Ronda Pendland. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Church of Christ and Christian Union in Peebles, OH, conducted by Pastor Dave Hopkins. Friends may visit with the family at the Church of Christ and Christian Union on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Donald will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery in Peebles. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Jeremy C Baylous, 44, Inverness, FL
Jeremy Clay Baylous, age 44, of Inverness, FL passed away September 21, 2016 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Jeremy was born on November 23, 1971 in Chillicothe, OH to Thomas and Janet (Graves) Baylous. As a child, he moved to Inverness with his mother and was a lifetime resident. In 1990, Jeremy married Berlisa "Lisa" Fortner, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. He was employed in the road construction industry throughout his lifetime. Jeremy was an avid sports fan, but especially enjoyed NASCAR. He loved classic cars, especially his 1970 Nova, and enjoyed playing video games. Jeremy liked fishing and hunting but, he got the most enjoyment out of teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors, and taking them on his fishing and hunting excursions. A true animal lover, he will be especially missed by his loyal Doberman Pinscher, Winchester. He also raised snakes for a number of years, loved keeping and caring for fish, and birdwatching. Jeremy made sure his birdfeeders were always full and especially enjoyed watching hummingbirds. Those left to mourn Jeremy's passing are his loving wife, Berlisa Baylous; father, Thomas Baylous of Ohio; mother, Janet Graves of Inverness; son, Tommy Gregory of Daytona, FL; daughters: Sheena Baylous and Sonja Woolsey, both of Inverness, and Minnuette Costello of Daytona, FL; brother, John Baylous of Ohio; sisters: Misty Graves Thomason (Ricky) and Brandy Conley both of Inverness, Casey Conley of Ft. Myers, FL, and Barbara Chick of Ohio; grandchildren: Winter, Treasure, Troy and Toby; and aunt, Susan Graves. He also leaves behind his life-long best friends: Samuel Ritter, Randy Nichols, Mikey Lipsette and Cobra Mancini. Jeremy was preceded in death by one grandchild, Tristan. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Vernon H Beggs, 98, Inverness, FL
Vernon Howard Beggs of Inverness, FL, passed away on September 18, 2016. He was born in Cypress, Illinois, on December 12, 1917 to Hoyet and Verda (Jones) Beggs. He was the older brother of Carl Beggs. Vernon graduated from Wood River High School in southern Illinois in 1936. He attended Illinois State Normal University and graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor of Education degree. Vernon worked for Western Cartridge and Shell Oil and as an instructor of Aircraft Mechanics at Chanute Air Base Rantoul, Illinois. He entered military service in 1943 advancing through flight training as a pilot in the Marine Corps flying PBJ aircraft (B-25). He was commissioned as Lt. Beggs. He married Elizabeth Anne Bothwell on May 20, 1944. His squadron, VMB 613, was deployed to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands where his unit performed bombing raids on Japanese targets and patrolled for enemy submarines and surface ships. When the war concluded, Vernon returned to civilian life as an education specialist in Champaign, Illinois. He has two sons, Roger (and Carmen) Beggs of Roswell, Georgia and Richard (and Kathy) Beggs of Johns Creek, Georgia and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He worked for 12 years at the Great Lakes Naval Exam Center. During that time, he earned a Master’s Degree in Education. He moved to Connecticut to be the top education specialist in the Submarine School in New London. He stayed active in the Marine Corps reserves and was activated during the Korean Conflict in 1953 serving in Cherry Point North Carolina. He retired from the USMC with a rank of Colonel in 1977. He retired from civil service as the Academic Director of the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut in 1975. He was president of the Board of Education in Round Lake, Illinois, and handed out many diplomas to RLHS graduates. He was a Masonic member of Lodge 492 in Libertyville, Illinois. He was a Boy Scout leader and mentor to young men. He was an aviator at a young age and had his pilot’s license before he entered military service. In his retired years, Anne and Vernon traveled the world with family and friends and strangers-who-became-friends. He was proud of having visited all 50 states and most of the world continents. He lost his wife of 67 years in 2011. He kept in touch with a vast array of friends by e-mail. He was an excellent bridge player and a good listener. In his last few years he traveled with the help of his traveling companion, Lori Greene, and visited many of the places where he had old friends and many memories. In Inverness he was a member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and a member of the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists. He was an exemplary role model for a man and a pleasure and honor to have him in our lives for his 98 years. A family gathering and memorial service for Vernon Beggs has been planned in Georgia in the months to come. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and crematory.


Ormie A Benson, 85, Inverness, FL
Ormie A. Benson, 85, Inverness passed away August 12, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Battle Creek, MI, he was born June 27, 1931 to the late Harry and Ruth (Cady) Benson. He retired from the Kellogg Company with over 35 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Navy. Following retirement, he and his wife, Madge moved to Inverness, FL in 1986. Ormie was a devoted and active member of the Calvary Chapel Church in Inverness which was formerly the Main Street Baptist Church. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 55 years, Madge (Ratliff) Benson, Inverness FL; his daughter, Constance Benson, Floral City, FL; 1 stepson, Stephen Ratliff, Burlington, MI; 1 brother, Mark Benson, Bristol, CT; 2 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. Ormie was preceded in death by a great grandson, Cody Eric Culp and a step great grandson, Christopher Adams. Ormie's life will be remembered and celebrated on Tuesday, August 16th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Ballard, pastor of Calvary Chapel officiating. Additional services and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI. Friends will be received in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Battle Creek Skate Board, 923 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI; Pretty Lake Camp, 9123 Q Avenue, Mattawan,MI 49071; Calvary Chapel Food Pantry, 960 US Highway 41 So., Inverness, FL 34450


LeeAnn M Bird, 56, Hernando, FL
LeeAnn M. Bird, age 56, of Hernando, FL died August 24, 2016 with her loving husband by her side at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto, FL. LeeAnn was born on May 25, 1960 in Hazleton, PA to Richard J. and Ann (Yanick) Leshko. In 1995, she met Richard Bird in Stroudsburg, PA. They were married on October 25, 1997 and shared 19 wonderful years of marriage together. In 2004, LeeAnn and Richard moved to Hernando after relocating from the Poconos, PA. A Catholic by faith, she sometimes attended services at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. LeeAnn wore many hats throughout her lifetime and had been employed as a bartender, dietary aide and custom picture framer. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her friends and taking care of others. LeeAnn was a wonderful caregiver to many people over the years and was known to be extremely kind and generous. She also loved animals. LeeAnn will especially be missed by her 8 cats and 1 dog. Those left to mourn LeeAnn's passing and cherish her precious memory are her husband, Richard Bird; son, David Troyanoski and his wife Alyssa of San Antonio, TX; father, Richard J. Leshko of Harleigh, PA; mother, Ann Yanick Leshko of Hazleton, PA; and grandchildren: Cameron and Brookelynn Troyanoski. A Celebration of LeeAnn's life will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Father Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Glennel C Black, 86, Floral City, FL
Glennell Clyde Black, 86 of Forest Park, Georgia and Floral City, Florida, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home in Georgia. Mr. Black was born in Glennell, Florida on June 6, 1930 to the late Leslie Black and Cora Wilson Black. He served in Korea and Vietnam during his active duty and received the Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal. After retiring from the US Army, he was a civil service advisor to the Army with the Army Reserve. Mr. Black was a member of the Rex United Methodist Church in Rex, GA. He was a 50 year member of the Floral City Masonic Lodge #133 and the Yaarab Shrine Temple of Atlanta. He enjoyed traveling and coaching little league baseball and football. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Carolyn (Myers) Black; his daughters, Glynda Blackstock and her husband Pete, of Floral City and Gina Dunn and her husband Ron of Locust Grove, GA; seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sons, Cliff Black and Mike Black and his brothers: Martin, Howard, Clifford, Bernard and Raymond. Graveside services for Mr. Black will be conducted on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Hills of Rest Cemetery, with honors provided by the US Army Honor Team. His grandson, William Norman (USMC) will assist the Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Norman J Brault, 87, Inverness, FL
Norman Joseph Brault, 87, Inverness passed away September 18, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Norman was born in Hartford, CT on March 12, 1929 to the late Emile and Alexina (St. George) Brault and came to Florida in 1994 from Windsor, CT. He was a retired union truck driver for locals 559, 671, and 404 and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 68 years, Lillian (Bois) Brault of Inverness; three children, Michael (Mary) Brault, Manchester, CT; David (Kristen) Brault, Haddam, CT; Norma Gina, Windsor, CT; 7 grandchildren, Cody, Austin, Dylan, Julie, Kristy, Stacy, and Ronald, Jr; 5 great-grandchildren. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Friends wishing to join the procession to the church may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday by 9:30 AM. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Dorothy J Brazeau, 82, Lecanto, FL
Dorothy Joyce Brazeau, 82, of Lecanto, FL passed away September 2, 2016 at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. She was born on April 8, 1934 in Dade City, FL to the late Willie Elbert and Cora (Mobley) Martin. Joyce was a cashier for Walgreens and retired from there after 25 years. She moved to this area in 1979 after relocating from Brooksville, FL. Joyce was a Methodist by faith and was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta, FL. In her spare time she enjoyed gambling and traveling to visit with her family. Joyce was preceded in death by one son, Keith Evans, and one daughter, Linda Magee. Left to mourn her loss are her son, Rodney Evans and his wife Debbie of Dahlonegha, GA, and daughter, Cindy Clark and her husband Wayne of Lecanto, FL; 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Carol Roberts of the New Hope United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Joyce's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Donald R Breedlove, 75, Inverness, FL
Donald R. Breedlove, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away September 19, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 7, 1941 to the late Ray and Mable (Lindenman) Breedlove. Donald was a Fireman for the city of Indianapolis Fire Rescue, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1985 coming from Indianapolis, and was a Baptist by faith. Donald was a hot rod enthusiast, and loved playing pool in tournaments. He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard Breedlove, and his sister Barbara Smith. He is survived by his sons, Richard Breedlove and his wife Maria of Spokane, WA, Scott Breedlove and his wife Darla of Beverly Hills, FL, Roy Breedlove and his wife Janet of Nine Mile Falls, WA, Brian Breedlove and his wife Nancy of Homosassa, FL, and Bradley Breedlove and his wife Myrium of Matthews, NC; 8 grandchildren, and 7 nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Caroline M Bretsch, 83, Floral City, FL
Caroline May Bretsch, 83, of Floral City, FL passed away September 19, 2016 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Ripon, WI on October 17, 1932 to the late Louie and Harriet (Butzin) Shaw. Caroline was a Certified Nurses Aide, and a member of the Congregation Church in East Troy, WI. She arrived in this area in 2013, coming from Wisconsin and enjoyed crafting, crocheting, gardening, and reading. She especially loved her animals and taking care of her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Harry Bretsch. Other survivors include her daughters, Sandra M. Stobber of Floral City, FL, Connie L. Manley and her husband Don of East Troy, WI, and Bonnie C. Alvarez and her husband Joseph of Pewaukee, WI; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard E Brown, 78, Wildwood, FL
Richard E. Brown, age 78, of Wildwood, FL died August 17, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Inverness. Richard was born on December 12, 1937 in Penn Yan, N.Y. to Blanche (Hadsell) Brown and the late Laurence Brown. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. After his military service, Richard was employed by Eastman Kodak for 25 years in the film manufacturing department. On July 18, 1970 he married Elizabeth Defibaugh, with whom he recently celebrated 46 years of loving marriage. Richard and Elizabeth made Wildwood, FL their home 15 years ago after spending 6 years on the road travelling the country in their R.V. together. Prior to their travels, they resided in Penn Yan, N.Y. In his youth, Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing. Later in life he enjoyed a good game of golf. Richard was an extremely talented photographer. He also loved to sing. In addition to his loving wife Elizabeth, those left to mourn his passing and cherish his precious memory are his mother: Blanche Brown of Batavia, N.Y.; sons: Laurence Brown and his wife Ashley of Walton, N.Y. and Darryl Brown of Branchport, N.Y.; daughters: Valerie Morgan and her husband Jeffery of Leon, W.VA. and Celeste Brown of Bangor, ME; brother: Ronald Brown and his wife Barbara of The Villages, FL; grandchildren: Jason, Shay, Justin, Caitlin, Meaghan and Boudreaux; great grandchildren: Ashton, Zoey, Simon, Thayden, Conner and Zoe Jane. Richard was preceded in death by his father, Laurence Brown and sister, Bonnie Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Richard's memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Marion S Carroll, 73, Floral City, FL
Marion Carroll, 73, Floral City passed away August 16, 2016 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Marion was born in Ocala, FL on February 24, 1943 to the late Richard W. and Marion (Richburg) Stewart and was a life long resident of Citrus County. She graduated from Citrus High School, Class of 1961 and earned her teaching degree from the University of Florida, graduating in 1964. Following graduation, she taught students at the Inverness Middle and Citrus High Schools. Marion was an avid Gator football fan and loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. Her memory will be cherished forever by her son, Stewart Carroll and his wife Terri, of Bushnell, FL; her brother, George Mayo and his wife, Brenda of Springhill, FL; 4 grandchildren, C.J. Carroll and wife Courtney; Justin Carroll and wife Kelsey; Dylan and Ty Carroll; 2 great grandchildren, Aria and Mila Carroll. She was just preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard T. Carroll May 31, 2016 and her son, Richard Travis Carroll July 11, 2015. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted Saturday, August 20th, 10:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Steve King, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast.


Mary C Chappell, 96, Hernando, FL
Mary Chrystine Chappell, 96, of Hernando, FL passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on August 22, 1919 in Hanover, Virginia to the late Golie R. Carter and Mary L. Durett Carter. Chrystine and her husband, Carl, came to Hernando from Arlington, Virginia in 1946. She worked for the S.S. Kresge Dime Store Company and later owned and operated the Paradise Fishing Cottages for many years. She was past president of the W.S.C.S. and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. She was a sunday school teacher, choir member, and circle leader. Chrystine was also a school room mother, past president of the Hernando Homemakers, a 4H leader, past president of the Inverness Womans Club, serving in 1980-82 and 1986-88. She also was a member of the Womans Club Singing Ladies, she worked with Meals on Wheels, and was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. Left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory are her children, L. Carlton Chappell Jr. and his wife Ginger, Tallahassee, FL , Brad E. Chappell and his wife, Vim, Hernando, FL and Joy Chappell Wilson, Hernando, FL; her grandchildren: Cathy (Tom) Dierking, Scott Chappell, Janet (Martin) Shipman, Lee Wilson, Kari (Dr. Mark) Sylvester, Brian (Barbara) Chappell ,and Philip Saraneeyavongse; great grandchildren, Christopher, Rachel, Martin Jr, Grace, Carter S., Logan, Jessie, Carter C., Lindsey, Brooke, Summer and Ember. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, L. Carlton Chappell in 1995 and her son, Robert Chappell in 2014. Funeral Services for Chrystine will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with The Reverend Ron Pfeifer, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home from 12 Noon until service time.


Sheila D Chisholm, 53, Inverness, FL
Sheila Diane Chisholm, age 53, of Inverness, FL died on September 6, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Sheila was born February 6, 1963 in Dunedin, FL to Curtis and Betty (Perkins) Maddox and was a life long resident of Florida. Throughout her life, she worked as a server and bartender in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In 2001, she met John Heatley, with whom she had a wonderful and loving relationship for 15 years. In her spare time, Sheila enjoyed playing pool and darts and liked watching sporting events on television, especially NASCAR. She also like watching General Hospital. Sheila loved to sing and dance and enjoyed singing karaoke. Those left to mourn Sheila's passing are her parent's, Betty and Curtis Maddox of Spring Hill, FL; son, Bart Curtis Chisholm of Hudson, FL; daughter, Cassey Diane Chisholm of Inverness, FL; brother, Lonnie Curtis Maddox of Spring Hill, FL; 5 sisters: Edla Bashant of Spring Hill, FL, Tammie Maddox of Spring Hill, FL, Cheryl Maddox of Weeki Wachee, FL, Brenda Harmon of Palatka, TN, and Skyler Maddox of Spring Hill, FL; 5 grandchildren: JC, Shiann, Sierra, Robert and Bart. A Funeral Service of Remembrance is planned for Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Reverend Greg Kell of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial to take place following the service at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Richard S Cleaveland, 78, Inverness, FL
Richard S. Cleaveland, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away August 29, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Hamden, NY on February 10, 1938 to the late L. Ray and Irene (Brant) Cleaveland. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, and a bank auditor in the banking business. He arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Naples, FL and enjoyed fishing and reading. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Bonnie S. Cleaveland. Survivors include his sons Richard J. Cleaveland of Inverness, and Andrew Cleaveland of Poplar Bluff, MO; brother John Cleaveland and his wife Jane of Leesburg, FL., and sister Elaine Allen and her husband Don of Hemlock, NY; and 3 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marvin Cochran, 95, Hernando, FL
Marvin Cochran, age 95, of Hernando, died September 20, 2016 at Heron Point Health and Rehab, Brooksville.  A Funeral Service of Remembrance is scheduled for Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with James Sims of the Floral City Church of Christ conducting.  Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 AM until the hour of service.  Marvin proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II.  Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Marvin made Citrus County his home in 1976 after moving from Southgate, MI. He was a member of the Floral City Church of Christ and River Rouge Masonic Lodge No. 119. Those left to mourn Marvin's passing are his son, Christopher Cochran of St. Paul, MN; daughter, Jo-Ann Brunet of Appleton, WI; and 8 grandchildren. Marvin was preceded in death by Louise, his loving wife of 48 years, in 1994, and his son, Daniel Cochran in 2003. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William T Craney, 93, Inverness, FL
William T. Craney, 93, Inverness, FL died August 13 2016. He was born in Bowling Green, KY, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, WWII. He is survived by his sons Gary Craney of Mt. Dora, FL, Tom Craney of San Diego, CA, and Jim Craney of San Antonio, TX. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marilyn J Edwards, 73, Inverness, FL
Marilyn Joyce Edwards, 73, of Inverness, FL passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on May 27, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Clifford R. and Joyce M. (Mangold) Larsh. Marilyn arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Kissimmee, FL. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Horton. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Jimmy Edwards of Inverness. Other survivors include her daughters, Tina Marie Horton, Sherry Stella ( Douglas ) Luebbe, and Tammy Lou Thomas, all of Cincinnati; 2 step-sons, Jason and Justin Edwards, both of St. Petersburgh, FL; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


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


Jasmine Erwin, 83, Lecanto, FL
Jasmine Erwin, age 83, of Lecanto, FL passed away peacefully August 26, 2016 with her children by her side while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, Lecanto. Jasmine was born on January 15, 1933 in Ilford, Essex, England to the late Jack Henry and Anne Laura (Hawes) Harrison. In 1952, she married James V. Erwin with whom she shared 46 loving years of marriage until his passing in 1998. In 1978, Jasmine and James made Lecanto, FL their home after relocating from Carrollton, GA. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and bingo. Jasmine also loved going to casinos and spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook and liked making traditional British meals for her family. Those left to mourn Jasmine's passing and cherish her memory are her sons: Vernon and Rocky Erwin of Lecanto, FL; her daughter, Roxana Taylor of Emington, IL; and her brother, Mick Harrison of Ibiza, Spain. She will also be missed by her special "grand dog", Einstein. In addition to her parents and husband, Jasmine was preceded in death by her daughter, Suzanne Erwin. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


Dorothy M Fischer, 89, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Marie Fischer, age 89, of Inverness, FL died August 15, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing, Inverness. Dorothy was born on November 5, 1926 in New York, NY to the late John and Margaret (Donnelly) Herbst. She worked as an insurance agent for a number of years but, her true passion was dancing. Dorothy worked as a dance instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studios. In 1989, she made Inverness her home after moving from Glendale, CA. Dorothy also loved animals, especially her dog Misty. She was a woman of faith and her spirituality was very important to her. Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her brother: David Dolan; nephew: Scott Dolan and his children Brian and Alyssa; nephew: Dennis Dolan and his wife Cheryl and their children Jonathan and Kyle; nephew: Chris Dolan and his wife Melisha and their children Corban and Adeline; close family friend: Elaine Nixon; sister in law: Joan Dolan; and nieces and nephews: Kathleen and Peter Matarese, June and Gary Meier, Joan and Bob Wyka, Karen and Philip Owen, Mark and Jessy Dolan; as well as Joan Dolan's grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. with the Celebration of Life service to follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will take place after the service at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mary E Foster, 72, Lecanto, FL
Mary Eleanor Foster, 72, Lecanto passed away at home on Aug 3, 2016. Mary was born in High Springs, FL on April 8, 1944 and moved to this area from Durham, NC in 1986. She was a bookeeper and payroll clerk for the Rainbow Springs Country Club prior to retirement. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Lori Stender of Homosassa, FL and Lisa Mayrose of Land O'Lakes, FL. She was predeceased by a son, Stephen Sera; her parents; and her husband, Donnie G. Foster in 2006. Memorial services will be announced at a later date at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow beside her late husband in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, 1500 - 34th Street No., St. Petersburg, FL 33713. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


William C Gearhart, 91, Inverness, FL
William C. "Bill" Gearhart, Jr., age 91, of Inverness, Florida died peacefully in his family home on August 4, 2016. Born in Johnston, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1925 to the late William and Hazel Wolstoncroft Gearhart. Bill married and brought his English WWII Bride, Lillian Peggy, to Miami, Florida in 1947 where together they raised four children. Following a long and fulfilling career of more than 35 years with Eastern Airlines as the Manager of aircraft maintenance and FAA liaison, he retired and together Bill and Peg moved to Central Florida. During his early retirement years, he and Peg traveled the world. Bill was exceedingly proud and loved to tell stories of his experiences and adventures during his service to the country in the U.S. Army Air Corps. during WWII. He served as a B17 Mechanic at Honington Air Force Base near Cambridge, England. He met the love of his life and wife of 62 years, the late Lilian Peggy Davies, while in England. Bill is survived by his four children: Shirley and Jesse Pruitt of Cocoa, Florida; Bob and Coleda Gearhart of Clinton, Connecticut; Sharon and David Churchill of Brunswick, Ohio, and Bill and Donna Gearhart of Jupiter, Florida. His legacy includes seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Dr. Peter and Natalie Passaro and their son Isaac of Brighton, England; Erik and Karen Passaro and their children Dakota and Erik of Cummings, GA; Tiffani Passaro of Atlanta, GA; Amy and Chris Ferraro and their children Lily and Elly of Westbrook, CT; Air Force Major Robert and Heather Gearhart and their son Jayson of Warwick, RI; Marie and Air Force Major Dr. Mark Albright and their children Mckenna and Maddox of San Antonio, TX; Ken and Michelle Churchill and their son Connor of Strongsville, Ohio. He is also survived by his sister, Lettie Ozaki and her family in Atlanta, GA. Private cremation arrangements will take place under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. William will be laid to rest with his beloved Peggy at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. The family will gather in Celebration of his Love and Life in December. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in his memory to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. (www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org).


Joseph Genova, 68, Inverness, FL
Joseph Genova, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away September 2, 2016 at his residence in Inverness under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. He was born in Medford, MA on February 18, 1948 to the late Joseph J. and Ellen L. (Dwyer) Genova. Joseph was a telephone equipment installer, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Londonderry, NH. He was an avid fisherman and a U.S. Army veteran. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 44 years, Janet M. Genova of Inverness; brother, John Genova and his wife Ann of Hampton, NH; sisters Ellen McGowan and her husband James of Oak Bluffs, MA, and Wendy Genova of Amherst, NH. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Arden "Ardie" L Green, 76, Inverness, FL
Arden Lee "Ardie" Green, 76, of Inverness, FL, passed away on September 13, 2016. Ardie was born September 18, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late John and Mildred (Stager) Schweinberg, and moved to Miami in 1975. She met her late husband, Jack, there and they moved to Inverness in 2001. She was a bartender for 35 years in the Pittsburgh and Miami areas. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary #3992, the IR-RU Social Club, and a loyal guest of the VFW Post #4337. She enjoyed playing bingo, Feather Your Nest, NASCAR racing, and rooting for her precious Pittsburgh Steelers. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, and son Brandt Bailey. She is survived by her son, Bill (Tracy) Baily of Loveland, Ohio; her daughter, Stacey (Mark) Riecks of Burlington, MA; two stepdaughters, Jackie (Robbie) Robbins of Jupiter, FL, and Karen Perez of O'Brien, FL; her sister, Stephanie (David) Petiprin of North Las Vegas, Nevada; one nephew, Ben; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 1 great granchild. A Celebration of Life Service for Ardie will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3992, at 8733 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy, Inverness. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family.


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


Kathleen E Hitchens, 96, Inverness, FL
Kathleen E. Hitchens, 96, of Inverness, FL passed away September 6, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing, Inverness. She was born in San Francisco, CA on July 26, 1920 to the late James Thomas and Carrie (Nelson) Cosgrove. Kathleen was a secretary for Ocean City, MD city government, and arrived in this area permanently last year coming from Maryland. She was a presbyterian by faith, and very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City. Kathleen enjoyed traveling, knitting, and reading. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace R. Hitchens in 2004, and one daughter, Barbara Lathbury. She is survived by her children, Lawrence Hitchens and his wife Edye of Easton, MD,and Carol Quillen and her husband Tom of Inverness; 3 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Rosalind L Hoffman, 83, Inverness, FL
Rosalind Hoffman, 83, Inverness passed away September 23, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Manhattan, NY on December 28, 1932 to the late Harris and Edith (Zimmerman) Friedman. She moved to Inverness in 1974 from Staten Island, NY where she was a hairdresser. Rosalind was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Her memory will be cherished by her children, Deborah Sosnicki and Donna Hoffman, both of Inverness and Michael Hoffman of Oceanside, NY; her sister, Ruth Annapolen of New Jersey; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer Kirby and husband, Bobby; Alex Sosnicki and wife, Linda; Ashlee Telschow and husband, John; Joshua Ford; 3 great grandchildren, Trie, Layla, and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Hoffman on May 9, 1980. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, September 30th at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings and other priests con-celebrating the Holy Mass. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday from 11:00 - 1:00 in the chapel of Our Lady of Fatima. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated and may be sent to Our Lady of Catholic Church, 550 U.S. Highway 41 South, Inverness, FL 34450


Mary A Holland, 86, Inverness, FL
Mary Alice Holland, age 86, of Inverness, FL died peacefully on September 14, 2016 while under the care of Hernando Pasco Hospice, Lecanto. Mary was born on May 30, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late James F. and Alice (Reed) Kehoe. Mary is survived by her two sons: Wayne Holland and his wife Pamela of Inverness, FL and Gary Holland and his wife Lori of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Francis Holland on November 15, 2005. Mary's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date.


Mary A Howard, 70, Floral City, FL
Mary Ann Howard, 70, of Floral City, FL passed away September 3, 2016 at her residence under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. She was born in Albany, GA on August 27, 1946, to the late James and Mildred (Hayes) Luke. Mary was an office manager for a pump and electric motor repair company. She came from the DeLand area, and had vacationed here since 2004 until she became a permanent resident in April of last year. She was Baptist by faith and very active as a Beta Sigma Phi Sorority member. Mary enjoyed listening to "The Moody Blues" and "The Eagles" bands, loved boating, fishing, reading, and was an excellent cook. She thoroughly enjoyed her retirement. Mary was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Howard in, 1998. Those left to mourn her loss and cherish her memory is her loving husband of 35 years, Charles B. Howard of Floral City; her daughter, Tracy Allen Segura and her husband Marcelo of San Anselmo CA; 3 brothers, James Luke, Ormond Beach, FL; Harry and Larry Luke, both of Orlando, FL; 2 grandchildren, Kaianne and Gianni Segura A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL., with Pastor Ledford Hodges of the New Testament Baptist Church officiating. The family will be receiving friends in visitation at the funeral home at 12 noon until the hour of service. Mary's urn will be laid to rest next to her son Christopher in DeLand, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Judith E Hrycaj, 69, Inverness, FL
Judith Ellen Hrycaj, age 69, of Inverness, FL died September 21, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Judith was born on September 15, 1947 in Highland Park, MI to the late Robert E. and Sarah E. (Montgomery) Clay. In March of 1966, she began dating Stefan Hrycaj. They were married on November 1, 1969 and shared almost 47 years of marriage together. Throughout her life, Judith was employed as an administrative assistant for the banking and healthcare industries. In 1993, she and Stefan made Florida their home after relocating from Detroit, MI. They resided in Jacksonville for 7 years and Orlando for 11 years before moving to Inverness 5 years ago. A woman of faith, she attended services at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Judith was active in her community and was a member and Treasurer of the Inverness Women's Club and Chairperson for the Inverness Cultural Heritage Council. Judith was a mentor to many young people over the years and took a great interest in the lives and well being of others. She was a positive person and a positive influence for many people over the years. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, knitting and watching television and movies. She was an animal lover but, she especially loved cats. Judith will be remembered as a great wife and mother and for her beautiful smile that could light up the room. Those left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her husband, Stefan; son, Nicholas of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Lara of Dearborn, MI; 3 sisters: Sharon Bethancourt of Littleton, CO, Roberta Lapierre of Livonia, MI and Connie Clay Mazurkiewicz of Vincent, OH. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is planned for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness, with Reverend Ron Pfeifer officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL


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


John D Jones, 59, Inverness, FL
John David Jones, age 59, of Inverness, FL died July 29, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on September 11, 1956 in Okinawa, Japan to John Paul and Judith (Pierce) Jones. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy where he worked as an aircraft electrician. In 2006, John made Citrus County his home after moving from Los Angeles, CA. A Christian by faith, he was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, Inverness, FL. John was an extremely talented artist and did beautiful pencil portraits. He was also a big fan of acoustic guitar player, Phil Keaggy. Those left to mourn John's passing are his mother: Judith Marino of Floral City, FL; son: Lucas Jones of Hollywood, CA; daughter: Cynthia Jones of Gowrie, IA; brothers: Stephen Jones of Inverness, FL, Joseph Jones of Floral City, FL, Robert Jones and his wife Susan of Palm Coast, FL; and sister: Judi Hoffman and her husband Kip of Kunkletown, PA. John will be laid to rest with military honors provided by Inverness VFW Post #4337 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


John J Koelling, 87, Inverness, FL
John J. Koelling, 87, of Inverness, FL passed away September 8, 2016 after a long illness at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born in Evanston, IL on January 13, 1929 to the late John H. and Ruby (Miller) Koelling. John was a bricklayer by trade, and served our country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Northern Illinois. John enjoyed golfing, bowling, loved yardwork and woodworking, and watching NASCAR. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 65 years, Barbara Koelling. Other survivors include his children, Gregory Koelling of Lindenhurst, IL, Sandra Reck and her husband Gregory of Lindenhurst, Lea Hahn and her husband Charles of Wildwood, IL, and Sheryl Russakov and her husband Steven of Huntington Beach, CA; brother George Koelling; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be conducted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the First Lutheran Church of Inverness with the Reverend Tom Beaverson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with arrangements.


Eleanor L Koslosky, 94, Inverness, FL
Eleanor Louise Koslosky, 94, Inverness passed away August 5, 2016 at Arbor Trail Health & Rehab Center. Eleanor was born April 22, 1922 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late Herman and Louise Engesser and came here in 1977 from Bernardsville, NJ. She owned a color and reproduction company with her husband prior to her retirement and was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Inverness. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward in 1989, a stepson, Charles, and a sister, Cynthia Mountain. She is survived by a Goddaughter, Kristine Major. Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM from The First Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. The cremated remains will be buried in the church's memorial garden. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisted the family.


Hildegard L Kuettner, 95, Apopka, FL
Hildegard L. Kuettner, 95 of Apopka, FL, formerly of Inverness, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Florida Living Nursing Home in Apopka. Mrs. Kuettner was born April 1, 1921 in Wilhelmsburg, Germany to the late Heinrich and Frieda (Harm) Kirchberg and moved to Florida from New Yor. She was a member of the Inverness Golf & Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf and bridge. She will be fondly remembered by her daughter, Linda Popp and her husband, Martin of Apopka, Fl; her sister, Dorothea Kirchberg, Kissimmee, FL; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; and her daughter in law, Dorothy Kuettner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt Paul Kuettner February 8, 2014 and her son, Kenneth Kuettner. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Hildegard's urn will be laid to rest beside her husband in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


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


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


Roger J Lapp, 83, Inverness, FL
Roger J. Lapp, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 19, 2016. Roger was a devoted follower of Jesus since he was 9 years of age, when he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. He was active in Baptist Churches throughout his life with the last one being the First Baptist Church of Inverness. He was born January 29, 1933 in Buffalo, New York. Roger was a licensed pharmacist, graduating from the School of Pharmacy at University of Buffalo in 1957. He married Judith Bure on March 30, 1956 in Williamsville, New York. He was drafted into the US Army in 1958 and was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1958 until 1960. After his discharge from the army, he became the pharmacy manager at the 745 bed Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, where he served for over 25 years, followed by two years as Director of Professional and Extension Services. He served on the Board of Directors of many charitable health societies, such as the American Cancer Society and Epilepsy Foundation. He served as the Vice President for the Florida Association for Mentally Challenged Citizens and was the recipient of the Brotherhood Award, as the person who had done the most for disabled citizens. His leadership in pharmacy societies included the Southwest Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists, which he joined in 1964, and served them in various capacities. In 1975 he was named as Hospital Pharmacist of the Year, their highest honor. He was also a member of the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, and the Pinellas County Pharmacists Society. In 1993, at the age of 60, he earned his Master of Arts degree from Trinity Theological Seminary of Newburgh, Indiana. Roger is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy; two sons: Eric and Mark; three grandchildren: Stephen, Sarah and Rebekah; and two brothers: Walter and Paul. Funeral services for Roger will be conducted on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Rev Byron Brown, First Baptist Church of Inverness and Rev Joe Maddox of Nature Coast Baptist Association, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 PM until service time.


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


Martin H Leonard, 91, Inverness, FL
Martin Howard Leonard, age 91, of Inverness, FL died September 7, 2016 at Avante' of Inverness. Martin was born on November 11, 1924 in New York City, N.Y to the late Martin J. and Beatrice (O'Connor) Leonard. Martin proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1941 to 1951 and went on to join the reserves from 1952 to 1963. During his military service and as a member of the Marine Corps Third Division, he was given 23 medals for Battles of Engagement during tours of duty that included Korea, Guam, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Bouganville, Samoa, Panga Panga, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Martin was awarded 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars, 1 Silver Star and 2 Medals of Valor. In 1952, he married Marceline Greene with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. After his military service, Martin was employed by Johnson and Johnson as a Sales Representative for 10 years. In January of 1994, he and Marceline made Citrus County their home after moving from Fort Myers, FL. Martin was a member of the N.R.A., and enjoyed reading, watching television and going to flea markets in his spare time. In addition to his loving wife Marceline, those left to mourn Martin's passing are his sons: Scott K. Leonard of Inverness, and Glenn D. Leonard of Buckingham Air Park, FL; and 2 grandchildren: Casey and Rebecca. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn M. Leonard. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Vincent J Lopez, 70, Largo, FL
Vincent Lopez passed away on July 19, 2016 at his home under the care of his wife. Vincent was born in Brooklyn,NY on August 12, 1945 to the late Mary and Joseph Lopez, Sr. of Inverness, FL. Vincent graduated high school in Brooklyn, NY then became a skilled masonry and could build anything. From there, he came to Florida from in 1987 to open a successful restaurant called Maria's Cucina in St. Petersburg, Fl and retired in 2000. In retirement, he was a skilled artist and his Ocean commissioned works can be found in the St. Petersburg, FL mall. He loved cooking all of his favorite Italian dishes shared by the love he had for his family and friends. Vincent will be deeply missed and will be in our hearts forever. Vincent is survived by his wife Joy, his two daughters: Gina Hall and son-in-law Thomas Hall and Maria Lopez , his two grandchildren: Thomas Hall and Amanda Hall and his sister Delores Scarangella. Vincent was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Lopez, III on July 20, 2014 and his two brothers, Joseph Lopez II and Leonard Lopez. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. There will be a brief prayer service offered by Fr. Tim Cummings of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church beginning at 10:00 AM


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


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


Fidela A Marohn, 95, Floral City, FL
Fidela Alma Marohn, age 95, died peacefully at home on August 8, 2016 holding the hands of her daughter, Cynthia and granddaughter, Amber while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Born on October 20, 1920 in the small town of Middleburgh, New York as the only child of the late John and Gesine Kump. Fidela was raised on a 150 acre dairy farm in Schoharie, New York where she learned the values of hard work and patience, values she lived by throughout her life. She graduated top of her class in 1937 and again at Rochester Dental Dispensary School for Dental Hygienists in 1940, and excelled in her profession. On February 14, 1959, she married Harold Marohn and was a loving wife and mother. Fidela traveled the world with her husband. She was her family's greatest cheerleader and school fundraiser supporter for her grandchildren with magazines and candy bars too numerous to count. She will live on through her daughter: Cynthia Martone; stepdaughter: Virginia Marohn; stepson: Alan Marohn; five grandchildren: Gregory, Jenna, Crystal, Amber and Brianna; five great-grandchildren: Arianna, Devon, Walter Jr., Jade and Jonan. Fidela was a soft spoken woman with an iron will. And true to her name, she was faithful to those she loved. She was the model of a virtuous woman, a supportive mother-in-law to Thomas Martone, Jr. and a strong woman who raised a strong family. She bore the woes and joys of her family without complaint and the world is a better place today for her having lived in it. Her family will always remember the incredible woman she was and the legacy of love she left behind. A private family viewing will be held August 11, 2016 at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Fidela will then be laid to rest at the Old Stone Fort Cemetery in Schoharie, New York beside her parents. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.  


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


Charles H McKelvain, 74, Hernando, Fl
Charles Henry McKelvain, 74, Hernando died at home Aug 2, 2016. Charles was born in Milton, FL on Dec 20, 1941 to the late Samuel and Ida Belle (Brewer) McKelvain. He was employed in the road construction business as a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and helping others in their needs. He is survived by two children, Remona Gilliland, Hernando, FL and Henry McKelvain of California; his brother and sister, Damon McKelvain and Ida Marie Styles; 6 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled Sunday, Aug 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Lynn McLain, 61, Hernando, Fl
Lemar "Lynn" McLain, 61, Hernando, passed away July 22, 2016 at his residence. Mr McLain was born in Jacksonville, FL to the late Luther and Shirley (Smith) McLain and moved to this area in 1988 from Tampa. He worked in the construction industry as a sheet metal specialist for E.S.I. for 42 years and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church and Citrus Co. Airboat Association. Lynn enjoyed spending time with his family, airboating, fishing, hunting and 4 wheeling. He was of the "work hard, play hard" generation and never seemed to be idle. Left to mourn their loss and cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Melody Rogers McLain; 2 children, Jason (Tammy) McLain, and Jen (Jason) Simmons, both of Hernando, FL; 1 sister, Cheryl (Jim) Brush, Tampa; his grandchildren, Kayla, Krista, David, Karlie, Layla, Cody, Jason, and Justin; 1 great-grandson, Brentley. Lemar's life will be remembered and celebrated at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Cremation arrangement were under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lynn's memory.


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


Marilyn S Mellett, 85, Floral City, FL
Marilyn Starrett Mellett, 85 of Floral City, Florida, died Friday, July 29, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County at Citrus Health and Rehab Center after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer's. Mrs Mellett was born June 9, 1931 in Marblehead, MA, daughter of the late Caroline O'Keefe Battles and William O'Keefe. She worked at GTE for 23 years, and lived for many years in Dunedin, FL. She had many homes and lived in many places before moving Inverness, FL. Marilyn attended the Inverness Presbyterian Church. Survived by her loving children, daughter, Caryn Vaccaro and son-in-law Frank Vaccaro of Floral City, FL; her son, Paul Starrett and daughter -in-law Matina Starrett of Middletown, DE, daughter Judy Huse and husband Ken Huse of Inverness, FL, stepdaughter, Debbie Mellett Kling and her husband Chip Kling of Londonderry, N.H; adopted daughter Anne Fullerton of Inverness, FL. Nana's loving grandchildren are: Dana, Amy & Matthew Vaccaro, Shannon Watson, Candace McNaughton, Audrey Mraz, Thomas Starrett, Heidi, Haley and Kyle King and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Mellett in 2007. In Marilyn's memory, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656-1939 . Private arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, in Inverness.


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


Francis X Mooney, 91, Inverness, FL
Francis X. Mooney, 91, Inverness passed away August 19, 2016. Mr Mooney was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan 15, 1925 to the late Francis and Grace (Taw) Mooney and moved here in 1978 from Sussex, NJ. Francis served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 788th Bombardment Squadron-467th Bombardment Group from April 21, 1943 until Feb. 19, 1946. He was a retired firefighter for the City of New York with 20 years of service and member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. After moving to Florida, he worked for the Postal Service. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Noreen O'Brien, Inverness, FL; his dear friend, Linda Rigdon, Hernando, FL; 3 sisters, Grace McLoughlin, Lutherville, MD; Geraldine Wyszynski, East Hanover, NJ; Joan Rafferty , Pine Valley, California; 1 grandaughter, Tara Jon Manning; 2 great grandchildren, Jack and Zane Manning; He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Agnes Mooney on April 12, 2009 and his brother, Thomas Mooney in 1987. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-7 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Military committal services will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Uniformed Firefighters Association, C/O The UFA Widow and Children Fund, 204 East 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10010.


Collins H Morgan, 79, Hernando, FL
Collins H. Morgan, 79, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully August 14, 2016 at his home in Hernando. He was born in Daytona Beach, Florida to the late Arthur R. and Mary W. "Minnie" (Schick) Morgan, Jr. Collins was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and going with the first wing of F-4s into the country. He was Lutheran by faith and spent his life in devoted service to his family, community, country and God. He was a lifelong outdoors enthusiast from his early days of adventure in the wilds of South Daytona, with a rifle he was given at age six. He  loved the beauty and serenity of nature and enjoyed fishing, backpacking, snowmobiling, and boating. He traveled widely in his motor home to family reunions and National Parks, returning again and again to Yellowstone. He often regaled us with funny stories from his adventurous life. He doted on his cats and family, and was well known and loved for his barbeque. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years,  Doris Louise Morgan, his son, Anthony Collins Morgan and half brother Arthur Morgan and half sister, Linda Mignella. Survivors include his current wife, Patricia Webb Morgan; his daughters Rebecca Morgan of Clermont, FL and Daphne Swatek and her husband Ken of Palm Bay, FL; and three grandchildren, Daniel McMillan and his wife Amanda, Melissa Swatek, and Cole Swatek and his wife Kelsey; and his stepsons Perry, Philip and Walter Webb. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, August 26, 12:00 P.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, Florida, with the Reverend Kenneth C. Blyth officiating. His grandson, Daniel McMillan and his nephew, Steven Jones, will also be speaking. Inurnment will take place after the service at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent in Collins' memory to either the SOS Food Pantry, c/o Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442 or Citrus County Animal Services, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL, is assisting the family with arrangements.


Edward R Morse, 89, Lecanto, FL
Edward R. Morse, age 89, of Lecanto, FL died September 1, 2016. Edward was born on January 10, 1927 in Ayer, MA to the late Herbert and Evelyn (Davis) Morse. He grew up in Chelmsford, MA but met the love of his life, Elena Anna Maria Griffon during a trip to Italy. Edward and Elena were married on February 28, 1953 while still in Italy. They shared more than 56 loving years of marriage together until her passing on January 3, 2010. Edward was employed as an auditor by the State of Massachusetts until his retirement. In 1987, he and Elena made Citrus County Florida their home after relocating from Hudson, N.H. A Jehovah's Witness by faith, he was a member of the Hernando English Congregation. Edward was very devoted to his Bible studies. He also enjoyed reading and loved animals, especially cats. Edward liked to travel and especially enjoyed hiking and camping with his family. He was a loving and caring father who will be mourned by his daughter, Sandra A. Morse of Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Edward's honor to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or to an animal charity of the donor's choosing. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. Private inurnment will take place at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL at a later date. A Memorial Service was held earlier.


Helen M Munne', 88, Crystal River, FL
Helen Marie (Johnson) Munné, 88, Crystal River, FL died August 13, 2016 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Center. Mrs. Munné was born in Dunbar, West Virginia on October 3, 1927 to the late Lawrence E. and Marie (Murphy) Johnson. She is survived by 4 children; Lawrence B. Munné of Inverness, Vincent E. Munné of Ft. Pierce, FL, Victoria E. Munné of Crystal River, FL, and Robin E. (Munné) Westrom of Pittsburgh, PA. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services for Helen will be conducted in W. Virginia at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Nina F Nave, 73, Hernando, FL
Nina "Faye" Nave, 73, Hernando, FL died at home on Sept 17, 2016 following a lengthy illness. Faye was born in Banner Elk, NC on Nov 17, 1942 to the late Clifton and Bertha (Heaton) Roark and moved to Florida in 1968 from Elizabethton, Tennessee. She assisted her husband as bookeeper for Glenn's Underground Trenching Service and Hernando Bait & Tackle Shop. Prior to retirement, she was a store clerk for the Majic Market Convenience Store in Inverness. Faye enjoyed gardening and taking care of her flowers and plants around her residence. She was a member of Ft. Cooper Baptist Church in Inveness, FL where she attended for many years. Left to mourn her loss is her husband of 54 years, Glenn Nave; 1 brother, Larry Roark of Roan Mountain, TN; 4 sisters, Jean Crain and Sandra Miller, both of Elizabethton, TN; Judy Heaton and Shirley Johnson, both of Roan Mountain, TN; many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Sept 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM from the Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton, TN with burial following on Saturday, 10:00 AM in the Emmert Cemetery of Elizabethton. Visitation is on Friday from 5-7 PM at Tetrick Funeral Home. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family with Florida arrangements.


Thomas B Noble, 55, Inverness, FL
Thomas Bradley "Brad" Noble, 55, of Inverness, FL passed away August 11, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on November 1, 1960 in Chillicothe, OH, and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Chillicothe. Brad was a deputy sheriff for the Ross County Sheriff's Department in Ohio for 35 years. He was also a Special Olympics coach in both Ohio, and Inverness. Brad enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, and was well known and loved in Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Barton Noble, and one sister, Tracey Noble. Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Sue Noble of Inverness, his children, Travis Noble and his wife Jackie of Inverness, Keri Walsh and her husband Aaron of Chillicothe, OH; his mother Lala Noble of Ohio; brother Bill Noble of Ohio; and grandchildren Aaron, Jeremy, Stacy, Ripley, and Hayley. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


John "Marty" Norris, 49, Inverness, FL
John "Marty" Norris, age 49, of Inverness, FL died peacefully at his home on August 15, 2016 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Marty was born on December 10, 1966 in Chattanooga, TN to Linda (Martin) Norris and John Everett East and later adopted by Grady Taylor Norris. He made Inverness his home five years ago after moving here with his family from Rossville, GA. A man of faith, Marty regularly attended services at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. He greatly enjoyed fishing in his spare time and was a member of The Lighthouse organization of Inverness. Those left to mourn Marty's passing are his mother: Linda Norris; brother: Phillip Norris and his wife Tara; his step-mother: Louise Norris; three step-brothers: Rick Norris, Don Norris and his wife Janice, Glen Norris and his wife Deloris; two step-sisters: Dianne Buckner and her husband George and Melissa East. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Laura L O'Hara, 52, Inverness, FL
Laura Lyn O'Hara, age 52, of Inverness, FL died at her residence on September 4, 2016. Laura was born on November 7, 1963 in West Islip, N.Y. to the late Frank and Mary (King) Myers. At the age of 7, Laura moved to Beverly Hills, FL with her family. She worked various jobs throughout her life but her main occupation and focus was taking care of and raising her 3 sons. A Catholic by faith, she attended services at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Christmas was Laura's favorite holiday and she would spend hours making Christmas cookies to share with family and friends. She loved being a grandmother. Laura was most happy when she was spending time with her grandchildren and family. She also enjoyed time spent with her friends and talking to them on the phone. She liked watching television, and was especially a fan of General Hospital. Laura will be remembered as a great mother and a loving and caring grandmother. She will also be remembered as a devoted, loyal and generous friend to those who knew her. Those left to mourn Laura's passing are her 3 sons: David O'Hara of Inverness, Michael O'Hara of Beverly Hills, and Christopher O'Hara of Bushnell; 11 grandchildren: Trenton, Makaila, Brianna, Leland, Destiny, Caleb, Lexi, Sierra, Summer,Teah, and Cheyenne. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Mary J Oberlin, 84, Floral City, FL
Mary J. Oberlin, 84, Floral City, FL passed away August 1, 2016 in Floral City. She was born in Canton, OH on February 17, 1932 to the late Dale E. and Elizabeth (Collins) Bierworth. Mary was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Safety Harbor, FL. She was a protestant by faith, and loved her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert Oberlin. Other survivors include her children, Michael J. Oberlin of Clearwater, FL, and Nancy Chrien of Tampa, FL; and 5 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Earl E Overfield, 88, Lecanto, FL
Earl Edward Overfield, age 88, of Lecanto, FL passed on September 1, 2016 with his loving wife by his side and while under the care of the staff of HPH Hospice. Earl was born on March 20, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA to Norman and Sofie (Fugman) Adams Overfield. After graduating high school, Earl enlisted in the Marine Corps and spent 3 years in China. He was one of the many China Marines who were there to help keep the communist out. The slogan "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" certainly applied to Earl. After his discharge, Earl went to work for United Airlines, where he worked in Customer Services. In 1960 he moved into marketing and found a job he truly loved. He spent the next 20 years promoting Hawaii and Florida as vacation destinations. Needless to say, he made many trips to both places. After retiring in 1983, Earl and a friend started Travcon, a company that marketed condos in Hawaii and Florida. As a young man, Earl enjoyed sport cars. Later on, he and his wife Darleen enjoyed spending 6 summers sailing the Chesapeake Bay. After moving here from Pittsburgh in 2005, they enjoyed fishing, crabbing and scalloping. Earl was preceded in death by his parents and brother Norman. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Darleen (Hoffman) and four children: Lynn (Michael) Cameron, Tuscon, AZ; Ken Overfield, DuBois, WY; Julie (Todd) Leigh, Newport Beach, CA and Rob (Alicia) Overfield, Stewartsville, PA. He is also survived by his sister, Lois McCann, Dillsburgh, PA; fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; Earl is also survived by several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Chaplain Mike Zulinke of the Hernando-Pasco Hospice officiating.. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post 4337. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Earl's memory to the Alzheimers Association. Online condolences may be sent to the Citrus County Chronicle Online.


Fred C Pascuzzi, 92, Inverness, FL
Fred C. Pascuzzi, 92 of Inverness, passed away, Friday, July 22, 2016 at Avante of Inverness. Born on April 25, 1924 in Niagara Falls, New York to the late Joseph and Frances (Serianni) Pascuzzi, he came here in 2014 from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Fred was a retired Quarry Manager and Catholic by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was a true "people person", who loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed having projects to do, woodworking and games of chance. Left to mourn his loss are his daughters: Marion (Arthur) Gundling of Inverness, FL, Annette (Mark) Forsythe of Hackettstown, New Jersey; his sister, Norma Viselli of No. Tonawanda, New York; sister in law, Josephine Santangelo and brother in law, Michael (Donna) Spendio; his grandchildren: Sara (Jon) Tomaszewski, Matthew (Alyssia) Gundling, Maryanne Forsythe, Melanie (John) Esposito, Melissa Forsythe and Christine Forsythe; great grandchildren: Landon, Reese, Adrianna, Dawson and Zoe, as well as a loving family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Mary (Spendio) Pascuzzi. Funeral services for Fred are scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish at St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls, New York, with Reverend Duane Klizek officiating. Burial will take place following the service at St. Joseph Cemetery of Niagara Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness.


Taylor S Pfeifer, 32, Inverness, FL
Taylor Scott Pfeifer, 32, of Inverness, FL passed away September 14, 2016 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Inverness, and was a life long resident. Taylor was a tree trimmer, and enjoyed trail riding, the outdoors, fishing, but above all, he was a fun and loving son and brother. He will be mourned and greatly missed by his family and friends. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Max W. Pfeifer in 2012. He is survived by his loving family, mother Lynne Pfeifer and brothers Max G. and Edward J. Pfeifer, all of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Anna V Pomaro, 89, Inverness, FL
Anna Vitello Pomaro, 89, Inverness passed away August 28, 2016 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Anna was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 28, 1927 to the late Alfonso and Adelina (Giacalone) Cammarata and came to Florida in 1981 from Smithtown, NY. She was a homemaker and long time communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her children: James Vitello, West Babylon, NY; Al Vitello, Hudson, FL; John Vitello, Southampton, NY; Barbara Kromke, Inverness, FL; Linda Pearl, Leesburg, FL; 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Louis Vitello Dec 17, 1992 and her second husband, Stephen Pomaro in 1997; 3 brothers, Salvatore, Emmanuel, Leo, and a sister, Antoinette Piazza. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, Aug 31st at 11:30 am from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Tim Cummings, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours will be on Tuesday from 4-6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. There will be a Wake Vigil Service offered at 4:30 PM


Elsa O Popjoy, 90, Lecanto, FL
Elsa O. Popjoy, 90, Lecanto, died at home Aug 30, 2016 under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus & The Nature Coast. Elsa was born in Staten Island, NY on Oct 1, 1925 to the late Chris and Liv (Dahl) Overgard and came to Florida over 20 years ago from Pennsylvania. She retired from the DuPont Chemical Company as a Supervisor of Public Affairs and attended Calvary Church in Inverness. She enjoyed sewing clothes for children in third world countries, playing scrabble, reading, and working jigsaw puzzles. Elsa loved the Lord and and traveled to Nicaragua, Kenya, Africa, and Costa Rica witnessing and supporting missionaries and sponsoring children in Latin America and India. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 43 years, Allen "Ed" Popjoy; 1 brother, Herbert (Dorothy) Overgard, Hernando, FL; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by 3 sisters, Anne, May, and Carolyn. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Friday, September 16th, at 11:00 AM from Calvary Church with Rev. Ottis Barnett and Rev. Mike Rairick officiating. The urn will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Calvary Church Youth Dept., 2728 E. Harley St., Inverness, FL 34453


Wanda J Pridemore, 85, Citrus Springs, FL
Wanda June Pridemore, 85, of Citrus Springs, FL passed away Friday, August 5, 2016 at her residence in Citrus Springs, She was born in Kehoe, KY on August 24, 1930 to the late John and Violet (Plummer) Tilghman. Wanda was a telephone operator, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Anchorage, Alaska, and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Hernando, FL. She enjoyed making ceramics, doing word puzzles, traveling, gardening and playing cards with her friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donald C. Pridemore. Wanda was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Jarrels. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Nazarene, Hernando, FL. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. Wanda will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, after the services on Wednesday.


Alice N Proterra, 92, Lecanto, FL
Alice N. Proterra, 92, Lecanto, died Sept 20, 2016 at her residence in the Brentwood Lodge. Mrs Proterra was born April 27, 1924 in Lynchburg, VA to the late James and Irma (Wade) Nichols and came to this area in 1985 from Wenonah, NJ. Alice graduated from Longwood University in Virginia with a double major in Math and English and later earned a Master's Degree in Library Science from Glasboro State College in New Jersey. She worked at Langley Field Air Force Base in Hampton, VA after graduating from Longwood where she met and married Anthony (Tony) Proterra who was an engineer working there. In 1946, she moved to the Caribbean Island of Aruba where they raised their three children. They remained on the island for 21 years and would visit their family back in the States every two years. Alice loved literature, books, and was a voracious reader, always sharing with her family and grandchildren. She was also an Assistant Librarian in her children's schools in Aruba. Her memory for reading, songs, and events from early childhood until the day she passed was utterly remarkable. She is survived by her three children, Joseph T. (Kathy) Proterra of Gainesville, GA; David A. Proterra of Tucson, AZ; Virginia (Chuck) Keblusek of Midlothian, VA; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Proterra on June 10, 2016. There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Friday, Sept 23, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Hospice Chaplain Chuck Cooley officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Rebecca L Reedy, 55, Floral City, FL
Rebecca Lynn Reedy, 55, Floral City passed away August 2, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Reedy was born in National City, CA on Sept 17, 1960 to Kenneth and Louise (Robinson) Reedy and moved to this area from Hawaii 20 years ago. She was an office manager in the automotive industry. Rebecca enjoyed traveling and spending time with her son, Chris, who was "her world". Her dogs, Honey and Kona were her beloved pets, as was Honey, who has since passed away. Memorial services were conducted Friday, August 5, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Inverness Church of God with Pastor David Lucas officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Clifford H Roberts, 89, Inverness, FL
CLIFFORD H. ROBERTS, 89 of Inverness, departed to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday, July 29, 2016 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, in Inverness. Clifford was born in Miami, Florida on August 24, 1926 to the late Wesley George and Alice (Oldham) Roberts. He came to Citrus County 10 years ago from Miami, where he retired as a life guard with City of Miami Beach, Beach Patrol. He was a WWII Coast Guard veteran and Baptist by faith. Clifford enjoyed watching boxing, he was an avid free diver and spear fisherman in his youth, and he would always share his faith with young people and everyone he met. He was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Wesley Roberts. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory are his sons: Gregory Roberts, Inverness, Mathew Roberts, Punto Gorda, FL and his grandchildren: Michelle Ramos, Gregory C. Roberts, Desiree Delellis, Wesley Scott Roberts, Mathew Wesley Roberts, Elizabeth Ann Roberts and Leah Chasity Roberts and three great grandchildren. Funeral services for Clifford will be conducted on Wednesday, August 3rd at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. David Smith of Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time.


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


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


Albert Rosino III, 60, Inverness, FL
Albert Rosino, III, 60 of Inverness, died Monday, September 12, 2016 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He was born on July 14, 1956 in Queens, New York to the late Albert Rosino, Jr and Emma "Mitzie" (Karl) Graham. Albert was a 25 year employee of Publix Supermarkets, where he worked passionately as a Retail Improvement Specialist. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parrish. Al was an avid softball palyer and New York Yankees enthusiast. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and entertaining friends and family at his Inverness home whenever he had the chance. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Alexandria Gundersen and her husband, Shawn of Inverness and Nicholas Rosino of Chicago, Illinois; his brother, Michael Rosino and his wife Sheryl of Citrus Springs and his four grandchildren:Christopher Rosino, Natalia Rosino, Grayson Gundersen and Griffin Gundersen. The Mass of Christian Burial for Albert, will be offered on Monday, September 19th at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Church, with Fr. Claudius Mgonga, celebrant. Following the Mass, he will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Sunday from 6-8 PM.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Sarah C Smith, 95, Inverness, FL
Sarah C. Smith, age 95, Inverness, Florida died Wednesday, August 11, 2016, at Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. She was born June 27, 1921 to the late James R. Knott and Beatrice (Foster) Knott in Husdon, N.Y. and moved to Florida in August 1965 from Averill Park, NY and came to this area in 1976. She had been an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary since June 1939. Her career was in accounting. During her retirement years, she cared for the elderly. She was an active member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed making coordinated sanctuary sets, priest's eucharistic vestments, and deacons stoles for three churches. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Andrew N. Smith, a grandson, two sisters, and two brothers and her older daughter, Dorothy Exler. Left to cherish her memory are her son, William Hotaling and wife Ada, Port St. Lucie, FL; a daughter, Susan Morris of Pasco, WA; two stepdaughters, Roberta Gonczy, Burnsville, NC; Julie Patakey , Jamesburg, NJ; 1 brother, Leonard Knott, Watervliet, NY who is 92, retired ; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 2 step great grandchildren. Sarah's life will be remembered and honored on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 10:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Father Eugene Reuman of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4 until 6 PM.


Shawn A Sockman, 51, Floral City, FL
Shawn Ann Sockman, 51, of Floral City, FL passed away September 1, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in New Martinsville, WV on May 14, 1965, and was a restaurant waitress. Shawn arrived in this area in 2015, coming from Fayettville, WV, and was a Christian by faith. She enjoyed riding her bike, walking, swimming, making new friends, playing pool, and painting and crafts. Left to mourn her loss are her sons Troy E. Hopkins and his wife Haley of Beaver, WV, and Travis A. Hopkins of Fayettville, WV; his mother, Carole Ann Burke and his father Richard Lee Sockman; brother Rick Sockman and sister Mindy Rhodes, and grandchildren Braley and Paxton. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Tristram L Souther, Sr., 81, Homosassa, FL
Tristram L."Tut" Souther, Sr., age 81, of Homosassa, FL, died at his home with his loving wife by his side on August 21, 2016. Tristram was born on May 14, 1935 in Salisbury, MA to the late Furmer and Daisy (Fowler) Souther. On July 15, 1988, he married Virginia "Ginny" Morgan Kittredge, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage. In 1991, Tristram and Ginny made Citrus County their home after moving from Salisbury, MA. He was employed as a cook in the food industry throughout his lifetime. Tristram truly enjoyed cooking and even did so in his spare time. He also enjoyed watching television, especially to keep up with current political issues. In addition to his loving wife Ginny, Tristram's passing will be mourned by his sons: Tristram Souther, Jr. (Donna) of Rochester, NH, Andrew Souther (Dawn) of Crystal River, FL; daughters: Sheila Coombs (Howard) of Fremont, N.H., Deborah Souther of Haverhill, MA; brother: Alan Souther (Gail) of Seabrook, N.H.; stepdaughter: Laurie Kittredge of Vermont; and six grandchildren. Tristram was preceded in death by his son: David Souther; brothers: Furmer Souther, Jr. and Andrew Souther; and stepsons: Scott Kittredge and Brian Kittredge. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


Voncile "Nanny" J Spinelli, 87, Inverness, FL
Voncile J. "Nanny" Spinelli, age 87, of Inverness, died September 9, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Voncile was born on January 3, 1929 in Avon Park, FL to the late Ernest James and Viola (Byrd) Johns. A lifelong resident of Florida, she moved to Citrus County 36 years ago after relocating from St. Petersburg. On July 21, 1985, she married Pasquale Spinelli with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. A Baptist by faith, she attended services at Gulf to Lake Church in Crystal River. Voncile was employed as a hairdresser throughout her life and had been a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed gambling at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa and had visited casinos in Biloxi and Las Vegas. Voncile greatly enjoyed travel but, her true love was for her family and spending time with them. She would invite family to come and visit her and have as many of them over to her house as she could possibly fit. Voncile also had a great love of God and the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to her husband, Pasquale, those left to mourn Voncile's passing are her daughters: Roxanne Thompson of Inverness, FL, Bettie Justice and her husband Bryan of Maryville, TN, and Debbie Harris and her husband Chuck of St. Petersburg, FL; brother, Donald Johns of Cottondale, FL; grandchildren: Robert Shea, Jennifer Nelson, Fred Izzo, David Schomas and Melisa McDowell; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Voncile was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Lee Thompson in 2005, and 4 brothers. The family would like to acknowledge and send special thanks to Jerry Johns and Jill Liebers for their love and support. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will take place on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Leary Willis of Gulf to Lake Church officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM on the date of the service. Voncile will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Samuel L Sprayberry, 93, Floral City, FL
Samuel Luther Sprayberry, 93, Floral City, passed away August 24, 2016 at Bayfront Hospital in Brooksville, Florida. Samuel was born in Newton County, Georgia to the late Eugene and Pearl (Roseberry) Sprayberry on September 26, 1922 and moved to Citrus County from St Petersburg, Florida in 1973. He was a retired sheet metal worker, and still a member of Local Number 15, Tampa, Florida. Samuel proudly served our country in the U. S. Naval Blimp Corp during WW II. Everyone that knew Mr. Sprayberry knew him as "Sam", Sam left Georgia Tech, where he was studying to become an Engineer, to volunteer for the U.S. Navy. His duty in the Navy was in Aircraft Ordinance, loading bombs and depth charges on the blimps. When on patrol in the Atlantic Ocean, the blimp and crew aboard, made a "run" on a partially submerged submarine. His duty on this flight was machine gunner. The submarine was eventually sunk but not before the blimp took machine gun fire. One of those bullets hit the gun "Sam" was operating, causing it to dissolve into shrapnel. Sam never asked for nor received any disability as he felt there were "plenty of others in greater need." Sam served in the Naval Reserves until 1960, during this time he qualified as a Jet Pilot out of Jacksonville, Florida. Although, primarily in the sheet metal trade, Sam was qualified as an Insulator. He worked in power plants and paper mills throughout Florida and Georgia. He loved golfing, hunting, and fishing. Hunting and fishing brought Sam to Citrus County in the early 1960's. He loved to be on the Withlacoochee River at the mouth of Jumper Creek with his longtime friend Ray Hooks. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his daughter, Beverly Long and her husband, Thomas Long, Jr. of Floral City; 1 grandson, Thomas D. Long, III and his wife, Noreen; three great grandchildren, Cheryl A. Butler, Mike Anton, and David Rich. Mr. Sprayberry was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel E. Sprayberry on January 9, 1999 and a grand daughter, Deborah A. Butler. There will be a celebration of life service at a later date. Interment will be private in the Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


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


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


Denelda J Tanguay, 77, Bushnell, FL
Denelda J. Tanguay, 77, of Bushnell, FL passed away September 14, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. She was born in Lansing, MI on May 15, 1939 to the late Howard and Zelma (Meirndorf) McGowan. Denelda worked in an eye clinic as office manager, and was a Baptist by faith. She arrived in this area in 1977, coming from Holt, MI. She was dedicated to raising her family, and loved going on outings to parks. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen R. Tanguay, in 2005. She is survived by her sons, Larry Posey of Bushnell, and Michael Posey of Hernando, FL; brother Gerald McGowan; sisters Doreen Bach, Donna McGowan, and Connie Cole; grandchildren Amber Posey and Michael Lewis Posey; and great-grandchildren Aubree Rose Posey and Ayden Posey. Denelda's urn will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Jane Thompson, 87, Crystal River, FL
Jane Thompson, age 87, died in her home, with her daughter by her side, on September 14, 2016. Jane was born on January 13, 1929 in Detroit, MI to the late Joseph Cornelius and Margaret (Glaza) O'Reilly. In May of 1951, she married Glenn Thompson who predeceased her on October 27, 2000. In 2001, Jane made Citrus County her home after moving from Palm Harbor, FL. A free spirit, Jane was an extremely creative and a very talented artist. She was also a nature lover and animal lover, who found true happiness in her cabin in the woods. Jane could best be described as an adventurer. To her, everything in life was an adventure and she lived life to the fullest. Those left to mourn Jane's passing are her daughter, Julie Roberts of Clearwater, FL; Jane's younger sister, Mary Lou Persha of Northville, MI; and her older sister, Peg Wheeler of Inverness, FL. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements. Donations to Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464 are welcome.


Elizabeth Van Duyne, 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
Elizabeth Van Duyne, 67, of Lake Panasoffke, Florida passed away August 28, 2016 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg, Florida. She was born in Marion, Illinois on March 7, 1949 to the late Edward E. and Juanita M. (Daily) Heath. Elizabeth was a truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1970, coming from Dewitt, Illinois. She enjoyed playing computer games, bingo, fishing, and dining out. Elizabeth was preceded in death by one son, James Heath, and one sister, Shirley Dodd. She is survived by her loving husband of 23 years, Wayne Van Duyne. Other survivors include her daughter, Tina Montano of Oxford, Florida; brothers Sonny Palmer, and Gordon, Andy, Rick, and Dale Heath, and her sister Roberta McKinney; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Alberto A Verderame, 90, Inverness, FL
Alberto "Al" Verderame, 90, Inverness passed away Tuesday, Sept 20, 2016 in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice facility in Lecanto. Mr Verderame was born in Brooklyn, NY on July 5, 1926 to the late Onofrio and Angelica (Bonacasa) Verderame and came to this area in 1976 from Smithtown, NY. He was the founder and former owner of Al's Italian Restaurant in Inverness and a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He also was very active in the East Citrus Community Center. He is survived by his son, Cataldo "Aldo" Verderame and his wife Linda, Inverness; 1 sister, Rosa Verderame of Italy; 2 grandchildren, Joshua and his wife, Jennifer and Justin and his wife, Amanda; 5 great-grandchildren, Junior, Hannah, Lane, Annabella, and Haylee. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Antonina on March 16, 2011; his son, Norino, in Aug 5, 1998, and his 3 brothers, Cataldo, Baldassare, and Nino. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept 24 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Tim Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. A special "thank you" to Dr. Joshua Summers for all his efforts and care he provided through the years Also, a special "thank you" to Dr. Winston Evalee of The Villages for his heroic efforts and care during Dad's final months.


Elmer Wagner, 75, Floral City, FL
ELMER Wagner, 75, Floral City died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville FL as a result of an automobile accident. Elmer was born November 9, 1940 in Phelps, KY to the late Ellis and Myrtle (Dotson) Wagner. He came to Floral City in 2002 from Bay City, MI where he owned and operated Wagner's Steak & Seafood Restaurant until his retirement. He was an active member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. Left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory is his loving wife, Sue (Tucker) Wagner; two children, Charles "Chuck" Wagner and wife, Marianne, Commerce Township, MI; Denise Phillips and husband, Jeff, (Elmer's '2nd' son) Brighton, MI; Step Son, Gerald Woody and wife, Kathy, Bartow, FL; Step Daughter, Susan Woody and husband, Michael, Clarksville,OH; 5 grandchildren, Joanne, Chuck, Clint, Judy , and Stephen; seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a loving grandson, Jeffrey. Also surviving are three brothers, Ervin Wagner (Becky), Winchester, KY; Ellis Wagner Jr (Jeannetta), Kimper, KY; Herman Wagner, Phelps, KY; four sisters, Patsy Stump, Floral City; Bobbie Jean Dotson, Melbourne, FL; Lucille Martin, Higgins Lake, MI and Lois Dolin (Bill) Ocala, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Elmer was preceded in death by three brothers. Elmer was actively involved with his community and loved interacting with all people..he never met a stranger. He was a passionate classic car enthusiast and belonged to the Breakfast Club of Nature Coast and the Geezers Car Group of Citrus County. He was blessed with an innate vision and ability to turn 'one man's junk into another man's treasure'. He will be sorely missed by his family. The family will receive friends at the Cornerstone Baptist Church on Sunday, August 21, from 3 to 5 pm. Funeral services will be conducted at the church on Monday, August 22 at 10:00 am with Reverend Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request donations be made in Elmer's memory to the Cornerstone Baptist Church. 1100 W Highland Blvd, Inverness, FL 34452 to the "I Share Campaign Fund". The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


George P Wallace, 71, Citrus Springs, FL
George Paterson Wallace, age 71, of Citrus Springs, FL died August 12, 2016 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, FL. George was born on June 27, 1945 in Peterhead, Scotland to the late George and Evelyn (Patterson) Wallace. In 1973, he married Seta Kaptanian with whom he shared 43 years of loving marriage. George and Seta made Citrus Springs, FL their home in June of 2014 after moving from Elizabeth, Colorado. George was a member of the Boy Scouts as a child. In his spare time, he enjoyed making Arts and Crafts, especially figurines. George also enjoyed metal detecting, fishing, collecting model boats and gardening. George loved music, especially the Bagpipes. He was a proud Scotsman and extremely proud of his Scottish heritage. George was an animal lover and had a special fondness for hedgehogs. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved very much. He also had a special place in his heart for his "grandpuppies". A man of faith, he attended services at the Reflections Church in Citrus Springs, FL. In addition to his loving wife Seta, those left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his son: George Wallace and his wife Chiahsin of Redmond, WA; his daughter: Mona Loptien and her husband Garrik of Littleton, CO; sisters: Margaret Lawson of Arbroath, Scotland and Sheila Chambers of Stranda, England; and four grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Connor, Logan and Skylar. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Reflections Church, Citrus Springs, FL. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


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


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


Cheryl Wedler, 66, Inverness, FL
Cheryl Wedler, age 66, of Inverness, FL died August 5, 2016 at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL. Cheryl was born on December 30, 1949 in Fond Du Lac, WI to Mary Soik and the late George Soik. In 1967, she married David Wedler with whom she shared 48 wonderful years of marriage. In 2002, she and David moved to the Inverness, FL area but decided to go back to Wisconsin for awhile. They eventually made Inverness their permanent home in August of 2015. Cheryl greatly enjoyed making crafts. She was also an animal lover, as evidenced by the numerous pets and animals she and David kept. In addition to her loving husband David, those left to mourn Cheryl's passing are her son: Jess Wedler of Inverness, FL; her mother: Mary Soik of Ogden, UT; grandson: Damion Wedler of Merrill, WI; six sisters: Sue and her husband Brent of Chico, CA, Joan and her husband Rick of Ogden, UT, Diane and her husband Charles of Eugene, OR, Cindy and her husband Mike of Lancaster, S.C., Caroline and her husband Dennis of Stevens Point, WI and Jessie and her husband Shane of Green Bay, WI. Cheryl's family plan on scattering her ashes in Wisconsin at a later date. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Cheryl's memory to the Humane Society of Citrus County, P.O. Box 2283, Inverness, FL 34451.


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


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


Nancy A Wolf, 57, Floral City, FL
Nancy Ann Wolf, 57, Floral City, FL. passed away September 4, 2016 at her residence in Floral City. She was born in Chicago, Ill on November 18 1959 to the late Peter and Diane Marshall. Nancy arrived in this area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg and was a Christian by faith. She loved singing Karaoke, and taking care of her family. Left to mourn her loss is her loving husband of 20 years, John R. Wolf. Other survivors include her 5 children, 1 brother, 4 sisters, and numerous grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Estella J Woodard, 89, Clearwater, FL
Estella J. Woodard, 89 formerly of Inverness, died September 7, 2016 at Pembrook Place II in Clearwater, FL. Estella was born in Bridgewater, Michigan on September 16, 1926 to the late Lloyd and Helen Grace (VanRippen) Pate. She moved to Citrus County in 1968, and relocated to Clearwater several years ago. Estella had many jobs during her working years, but later in life she was mainly a homemaker. She loved fishing and working in her yard, taking care of her flowers and enjoying the hummingbirds, fishing, and jigsaw puzzles. Estella was a Gold Star Mother, having lost her son, Dean Spalding December 15, 1968 in Vietnam. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Grudowski and her husband, Jerry of Beverly Hills; son, Leonard "Joe" Merritt and his wife Betty of Palm Harbor, FL, several grandchildren, several great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. In addition to her son, Dean, Estella was preceded in death by sons, Samuel Woodard and Michael Woodard; three brothers; and two sisters. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, Sept 16th at 11:00 AM from St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Cremation arrangements by Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


James E Young, 82, Floral City, FL
James E. Young, 82, Floral City passed away September 24, 2016 in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr Young was born in Centerville, OH on October 23, 1933 and came to this area in 1992 from Piketon, OH. He was a retired dairy farmer before moving to Florida. Additionally, he and his wife, Hilda, managed several camping grounds owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He retired from that position in 2010. Jim was of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Hilda Joann Young; his son, James David Young and wife, Barbara of Hattiesburg, MS; his daughter, Deborah Joann Loosbrock and husband, Neal of Panama City, FL; 5 grandchildren, Joann, Jessica, Alan, Krisie, and Nathan; 2 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Elizabeth. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert and Harold and his sister, Margaret Steinhauser. Graveside services with military honors will be rendered on Wednesday, September 28th at 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with Rev.Tim Stine and the V.F.W. Post 4337 officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family


Henry E Zaskowski, 83, Floral City, FL
Henry Eugene Zaskowski, age 83, of Floral City, FL passed away peacefully at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville on September 15, 2016. Henry was born on December 16, 1932 in Chicago, IL to the late Henry and Genevieve Zaskowski. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Henry came to Florida in 1956 with his wife Evelyn Muriel just short of 59 years before her passing on August 27, 2014. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Inverness VFW Post #4337, and Hernando VFW Post #4252. He was an active VFW member and enjoyed volunteering at VFW Posts #7122 Floral City, #9528 Buck Head Ridge, and #2007 West Palm Beach. Those left to cherish Henry's memory and mourn his passing are his four daughters: Patricia Zaskowski of Georgia, Kathy McKinsey and her husband Larry of Inverness, FL, Diana Spangler and her husband Jayme of Jacksonville, FL and Susan Zaskowski of Kissimmee, FL; grandchildren: Tommy, Megan, Cori, Danny and Summer; great granddaughter, Ashley; and great great granddaughter, Bailee. He was preceded in death by siblings, Delores and Marilyn. Inurnment for Henry and his beloved wife Evelyn will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL on November 30th at 2:30 PM where Military Honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW Honor Guard, Post #7122 in recognition of Henry's service to his country. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private cremation arrangements.


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


 

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