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Obituaries
For the period January 1, 1970 through September 30, 2014.

Marvin E Aaberg, 87, Inverness, FL
Marvin Elmer Aaberg, 87, Inverness, died Apr 12, 2012 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Aaberg was born on May 3, 1924 to the late Elmer and Inez (Gruener) Aaberg in Duluth, MN and came to Florida in 1990 from Peekskill, NY. He retired as a Safety Coordinator for the Lakeland School District in Peekskill and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion, D.A.V. and the Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit. Marvin loved his country and flew the American Flag from his condo residence each day. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Stuhlinger Aaberg; his son, Scott Aaberg and wife Cynthia of Troy, MI. He was preceded in death by his two brothers. Military graveside services will be from the Florida National Cemetery on Thursday, April 19th at 10:00 AM with VFW Post 7122 officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Citrus Co. Animal Services, 4030 So. Airport Rd., Inverness, FL 34450. The procession will leave the funeral home for the cemetery at 9:15 AM


Russell E Aageberg, 97, Inverness, FL
RUSSELL EDWARD AAGEBERG, age 97, Inverness, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 under the loving care of his family, Hospice of Citrus County and the wonderful caregivers at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Russell was born on March 30, 1915 in Hammond, IN to the late Adler and Alice (Sexton) Aageberg. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII, achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He was employed by Union Carbide in East Chicago, IN as a supervisor for over 38 years. An avid golfer, Russell enjoyed his membership at the Inverness Golf and Country Club and also enjoyed dining at the clubhouse. He was a dedicated family man, who leaves behind survivors of his nephews, Ronald Adley, Dennis Porter, Tom Porter and Michael Adley; nieces Sally Turner and Jackie Adley; his sister-in-law Loraine Porter and special caregiver Pam Sewell. He was preceded in death by his wife Marie on 11/26/2000 and his sister Ruth Adley in 2002. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. followed by military honors at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Gerald c Abbott, 85, Crystal River, FL
Gerald C. Abbott, age 85, Crystal River, died November 7, 2012 at his residence. Gerald was born on June 19, 1927 in Kutztown, PA. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was employed as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed camping, fishing, diving and motorcycle riding. Left to cherish his memory are his children Gerald Abbot, Jr., Mohnton, PA; Lucetta Davis, Crystal River, FL and Melissa Miller, St. Petersburg, FL; five grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Carole D Abner, 77, Homosassa, FL
CAROLE D. ABNER, age 77, Homosassa, died May 14, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Carole was born on March 9, 1937 in Louisville, KY to the late Floyd and Louise (Fleece) Heiss. She was an assistant to the athletic director at Coastal Carolina University for many years. Carole was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who doted on her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, was an excellent baker and liked to read. She loved her pets, dogs Susie, Chloe and Maddie. Carole was active in local organizations; serving as president of the Homosassa Friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 48 years, Donald Abner; her son David Abner, Homosassa; daughters Holly Abner and her companion Chris Stahl, Winchester, VA and Jennifer Minor and her husband John, Amelia, OH; her brother John Heiss, Brownsville, OR and grandchildren Dylan, Morgan and Brandon. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. Please consider donations in Carole's memory to HPH Hospice Foundation % HPH Hospice House, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Janet B Ackley, 69, Floral City, FL
JANET B. ACKLEY, age 69, Floral City, died February 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Janet was born on September 20, 1944 in Mt. Kisco, NY to the late Grover and Mary Fisher. She was the owner/operator of her own produce stand. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed social gatherings and backyard BBQs with her family. She liked going gambling and using her computer. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Frank Ackley, daughter Donna Stokes-Bocian and her husband Bryan, grandson Brandon James Rouse and his fiancee Jessie Farino. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Sandra E Ackley, 70, Inverness, Fl
Sandra E. Ackley, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at her residence. She was born on March 30, 1943 in Morristown, New Jersey to the late Carlton and Marion (Pettey) Wood. Sandra arrived in this area in 2005 coming from Stanhope, New Jersey, and was owner of Sandy's Clean Sweep Cleaning Service. She loved cooking and enjoyed Dunkin Donuts with her coffee. Sandra held memberships in the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 79, in Dover, New Jersey; and the American Legion Post #0225, Floral City Florida. Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Ronald M. Ackley. Other survivors include daughter Robin (Abraham) Ghaebreal of Wharton, New Jersey; step-daughter Lorinda Ackley of Inverness; brother Carlton Wood; sisters Dorothy Loard and Carol Behre; 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lorraine Adams, 85, Floral City, FL
Lorraine Adams, 85, passed away peacefully at her home in Floral City, Florida on March 29, 2013. She was born on December 24, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to John Leaver and Sarah Leaver Serocki. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. Her beautiful caring spirit brought happiness and laughter to everyone who knew her; she will be deeply missed by her daughter, family and friends. Lorraine grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Fordham University. She was a devout Catholic who began her life-long career in teaching, working with disadvantaged children. She believed that all children deserve an equal and fair education and that each unique child had something positive to contribute. She was named Floral City Elementary teacher of the year in 1990. She was much beloved by her students. Lorraine married  Thomas Matthew Adams in 1963 in  Brentwood, New York. They were happily married for 42 years. Lorraine was preceded in death by  her parents John Leaver and Sarah Serocki, her stepfather Joseph Serocki, husband Thomas Matthew Adams, and sister Doris Golebuski. She is survived by her daughter Julia Marie Adams and son-in-law Neil Scheurich, and grandchildren Julia and Ethan Scheurich of Wake Forest, North Carolina; sister Peggy Adams of Port Jefferson, New York; nieces Mary Arbeit of Setauket, New York and Carol Woodruff of Aurora, Colorado; her great-nieces, great-nephews; her former son-in-law Thomas Leggett of Durham, North Carolina and other relatives. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, April 4th , 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Burial will follow in Fero Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Reposing will be on Wednesday from 2-4 & 5-7 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN, 38105 or www.stjude.org.


Marvin Adkisson, 82, Inverness, FL
MARVIN ADKISSON, age 82, Inverness, died Sunday, March 4, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The procession will form to the cemetery at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:30 P.M. Marvin was born on September 11, 1929 in Wynne, Arkansas to the late Walter and Affie Mae (White) Adkisson. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Marvin was employed by Rockford Drop Forge Company in Rockford, Illinois as a machinist for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing and golfing, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family, having gatherings and cooking out- especially steaks. He was Baptist by faith. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jackie Adkisson; two sons Dennis and his wife Jeanie Adkisson and Stephen and his wife Teri, all of Inverness, two brothers, Kenneth Adkisson and Gerald Adkisson, both of Hoxie, Arkansas and four granddaughters, Brittany, Stephanie, Chelsea and Kaley. He was preceded in death by brothers Woody and Charles and sisters, Audrey Forrester and Clariece Smith. The family requests donations in Marvin's name to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or The Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.


Dolores A Agen, 78, Inverness, FL
DOLORES "DUNKIE" ANN AGEN, 78, Inverness, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at her home on Gospel Island under the care of her loving family and HPH Hospice. She was born in Jefferson County, Wisconsin to the late Edward J. and Grace C. (Frye) Janney on April 8, 1934. The family moved to Dunedin, Florida from Wisconsin in 1951 and she soon married her high school sweetheart, Phillip L. Agen, her husband of 55 years, who has preceded her in death on March 7, 2007. The Agen's moved to Inverness in 1986 and owned and operated their business, "All About Windows" for about 10 years. She was a seamstress by trade. Dolores is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Hope D. Darling and her brother, John E. Janney. Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Dalinda (husband, Burt) Beem, Inverness, Deborah Head, Inverness and son, Edward (wife, Marcy Dubois) Agen, Inverness; grandsons, Larry R. (fiancee, Valerie Gabriel) Darling, Inverness, Tyson (wife, Shellee) Taylor, West Union, SC, Adam (wife, Faith) Taylor, Inverness, Justin (wife, Shannon) Taylor, Inverness, Cody Agen, Inverness, granddaughter, Elysha Agen, Largo, Florida; sisters, Darlene Douglas, Jacksonville, FL and Judy Gerwe, Holiday, FL. Dolores was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren. Dolores liked to garden, play cards and be with her family. Dolores was a member of the Methodist Church. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Donations to honor her memory would be appreciated to Alzheimer's Association or HPH Hospice.


Cynthia M Ahart, 68, Inverness, FL
CYNTHIA MARIE AHART, age 68, Inverness, died June 17, 2012 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Cynthia was born on August 13, 1943 in Dayton, OH to the late Gerald and Glenna (Woodring) Ahart and relocated to this area in 2007 from St. Petersburg. She was a salesperson for Sears and Roebuck. She enjoyed collecting antiques, flower gardening and her dogs. She was always very interested in the space industry. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gary L. Ahart, and one son, Gary L. Ahart, Jr., both of Inverness. A Graveside Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:45 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Cynthia's name to the Humane Society of Citrus County, P.O. Box 2283, Inverness, FL 34451.


Florence M Albrecht, 83, Hernando, FL
FLORENCE M. ALBRECHT, age 83, Hernando, died August 8, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Florence was born on March 26, 1930 in Manhattan, NY to the late Joseph and Cecelia (Molnar) Hans. A loving wife and mother, she was a homemaker who enjoyed gymnastics and tap dancing when she was younger. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Frank Albrecht; her daughter Linda Albrecht, Hernando; sons Bill Albrecht (Kathleen Norjen), Barboursville, VA and Peter (Lynn) Albrecht, North Bellmore, NY; sisters Celia Varadinek, North Babylon, NY and Mildred Hunt, West Babylon, NY; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Frank John Albrecht and her brother Joseph Hans. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Beverly J Alden, 89, Inverness, FL
Beverly J. Alden, 89, Inverness, died June 26, 2013 at her residence under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus county. Mrs Alden was born in Binghamton, NY on Feb 24, 1924 to the late Allen and Lillian (Hall) Swan and moved here from Tampa in 1988. She was employed as a electrical inspector for Link Aviation before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Inverness and OES Chapter 14-Johnson City, NY. Survivors include two children, Michael C. Alden of Port St. Lucie and Cherie Elaine Alden, Inverness; grandchildren, Jean Marie, Debera Lynn, Ashley Elizabeth, Danielle Manon, Summer Dawn, and Jessica Lynn; 2 great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Kayana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alden; 5 brothers, Allen, Donald, Robert, Richard, and Ivan Swan, and 3 sisters, Helen, Daisy, and Jessie. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, June 30th at 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Denise Lay of The First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County. Cherie would like to thank her friends for the wonderful care her mother received from Sandy Zolman, Jeff & Lindy Decker, Briaina Estrauda, Sonya Pennington, Michelle Domino, and Jessica Decker


Andrew J Alesi, 73, Lecanto, FL
Andrew J. Alesi, age 73, Lecanto, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 4-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Andrew was born on April 19, 1938 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Joseph and Mae Alesi and came to this area in 1991 from New Jersey. He served our country in the United States Army. Andrew was employed as a manager for New York Telephone (now Verizon.) He enjoyed playing classical and popular piano, traveling, dancing and bowling and was an avid baseball history fan. In recent years, he enjoyed working as a crossing guard at Inverness Primary and Citrus High Schools. He tutored at Lecanto Primary School as a volunteer for the past ten years. He was a member of the Spanish-American Club of Citrus County. Survivors include his wife Denise and son Spencer Travis; his four children, Ronald (Suzanne) Alesi, IL; Marie (John) Machovsky, TX; Michael (Millie) Alesi, VA; and Janine Alesi, FL; four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, The Spanish-American Club of Citrus County, Citrus County Scholarship Fund or a charity of your choice.


Emma J Alestock, 88, Inverness, FL
Emma Jean Alestock, age 88, Inverness, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jean was born on August 27, 1923 in Brownton, WV to the late Denzel and Georgia Lymer. She was employed by a restaurant chain as a supervisor. She was a member of VFW 4337 Ladies Auxiliary and the Calvary Bible Church. Survivors include her daughter-in-law Ruth Smith, Inverness and five granchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 1991 and her son Robert J. Smith. Inurnment will be privately at Oak Ridge Cemetery.


David W Alford, 66, Lecanto, Fl
David W. Alford, age 66, West Virginia and winter residents here for three years, died Thursday, February 7, 2013. David was born on February 13, 1946 to the late Richard and Mary (Willis) Alford. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed geo-caching and making model airplanes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Alford; his son Sean Alford, daughters Tara (Brian) Ray and Jessika (Clete) Fisher, all of Hurricane, WV; brothers Barry (Anne) Alford, St. George, UT and Mike (Stacie) Alford, Cheyenne, WY; sister Joy Alford, Cheyenne, WY; ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Priscilla and Lisa. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Sandra Allen, 64, Inverness, FL
SANDRA ALLEN, age 64, Inverness, died October 22, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Sandra was born on November 8, 1948 in New Bedford, MA to the late Norman and Hilda (Nobrega) Caron. She was employed as a bookkeeper. Sandra was a talented artist, enjoyed drawing and painting. She was Catholic by faith. Left to treasure her memory are sons Christopher A. Allen, Hernando, FL and Robert Allen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; four grandchildren; her brother Dwight Caron, Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Michael, in 2009 and a son Greg. A memorial tribute to Sandra's life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Wendell L Allen, 80, Inverness, FL
WENDELL L. ALLEN, age 80, died September 6, 2012 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Wendell was born to Future and Wendell Allen in Malden, MO on April 27, 1932. He grew up in Pontiac, MI and graduated from Pontiac High School, where he played in the band. He moved to NYC and worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, relocating then to Boston, MA where he was employed by Harvard University. He moved to San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, CA, where he drove a cab. An avid reader and writer, he enjoyed his work as a librarian for San Mateo Library System in California. He served our country in the United States Army. Wendell relocated to Inverness 27 years ago. He was a member of the Inverness Fraternal Order of Eagles #3992 and Inverness Elks Lodge 2522, where he was selected as the 2005-2006 Elk of the Year. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Pat Allen; their son Charles, daughter-in-law Karen and granddaughter Karlie of Spring Hill and their son Robert of Inverness. He also has a son, David in MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Following this, the family will receive friends for a celebration of life memorial service at the Inverness Eagles on SR 44 with the Eagles Aerie and Elks participating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family in arrangements.


Terry R Allion, 77, Inverness, Fl
Terry Ray Allion, 77, of Inverness, Florida passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Heron Point Health & Rehab, Brooksville, Florida. Terry was born on April 29, 1934 in Hudson, Michigan to the late Floyd B. and Trenna (Terrill) Allion. He was a construction Superintendent, and a Lutheran. Terry served his country honorably in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He arrived in the area in 1993, coming from South Carolina. Terry was a life member of the V.F.W. Post #4337, Inverness Florida. He loved traveling and spending time with his family. Terry was preceded in death by one daughter, Shelly Ann Garrett. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Marjorie Allion; one son, Darryl A. (Jodi) Allion; one daughter, Sherry Lee Mittler of Inverness, Florida; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration Of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. The V.F.W. Post # 4337, Inverness, will be providing honor guard services at that time. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of the arrangements.


Michael D Altiere, 71, Inverness, FL
Michael Donald Altiere, 71, Inverness, formerly of St. Petersburg, died Nov 4, 2011 in HPH Hospice of Lecanto. Born Nov 9, 1939 in New Haven CT., the son of the late Michael and Fay (Ansaldo) Altiere, he owned and operated Five Star Automotive. Survivors include his wife, Donna; 2 sons, Tony of Lecanto and Donald of Inverness; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son, Michael “Gator” Altiere, Feb 3, 2008. Cremation arrangements are private with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Elsie G Anderson, 86, Lecanto, FL
ELSIE G. ANDERSON, age 86, Lecanto, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. A native of Madison, North Carolina, she was born on August 5, 1925 to the late Austin and Sarah Ellie Scott. Her Father died in 1929 and Ellie remarried in 1932; Elsie was raised by a loving step-father, Noel Goad. She enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She had an extensive collection of dolls. Her great delight was in being a loving grandmother to her two granddaughters. She was a member of the Nobleton Community Church. Survivors include her two sons, Craig and wife Marcia Anderson, Fort Lauderdale and Bruce and wife Patty Anderson, Tampa and her two granddaughters Kristie and Lauren Anderson. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert on December 22, 2010. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sydney N Anderson, 96, Inverness, Fl
Sydney Norman Anderson, 96, of Inverness, Florida passed away on July 11, 2014 at Avante of Inverness. He was born on November 13, 1917 in Jamestown, New York to the late David G. and Lillian (Greenwood) Anderson. Sydney served his country honorably in the National Guard, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army, and was the owner of Anderson Cleaners and Jamestown Armored Car. He arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Jamestown, and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Inverness. Sydney loved golfing, yard sales, and traveling; but was most proud of winning first place in the St. Petersburg Times Investment Stock Challenge. Survivors include his loving companion of 23 years, Beth Kaler; children Jeffrey D. (Diane) Anderson and Neil A. (Mariela) Anderson of Denver, Colorado, and Linda A. (Peter) Dawson of Lakewood, New York; sister Donna Smith; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gretchen L. Anderson in 1990, and siblings Burton and Delores Anderson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Richard J Anderson, Jr, 50, Inverness, FL
Richard J. Anderson, Jr., 50, Inverness, died Aug 15, 2013. Rick was born on Sept 30, 1962 in Pequannock, NJ to Richard and Barbara Frey Anderson, Sr. and came to this area in 1975. He was a former Private Detective and owner of Advanced Investigations. Rick enjoyed building and racing cars, hunting, and spending time with his family. He also was an avid firearms collector and enjoyed target practice with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Robin Anderson, Inverness; 7 children, Richard J Anderson, III and his wife, Mallory of Crestview, FL; Camron Anderson of Crystal River; Alex and Devin Anderson of Beverly Hills; Jackson, Samantha and Taylor Anderson, all of Inverness; his Mother, Barbara Frey Anderson of Crystal River; 2 sisters, Jaymie and Terrie Anderson, both of Crystal River; 3 grandchildren, Summer, Paisley, and Brantley Anderson, all of Crestview. He was preceded in death by his Father, Richard J. Anderson, Sr. and his daughter Brittany. His family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug 20th at 5:00 PM. There will be a Celebration of Life beginning at 6:00 PM with friends and family participating. Cremation arrangements will follow.


Gerald A Antis, 76, Beverly Hills, FL
Gerald (Jerry) Arthur Antis, 76, Beverly Hills passed away May 10, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Wilkinsburg, PA on June 26, 1937 to the late Watson and Leona (Pryts) Antis and moved to this area from Cape Cod in 1991. He owned and operated a construction company, served our nation in the U.S. Navy, and was a graduate of Oswego University in New York where he was a member of Psi Phi Fraternity. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carole (Frary) Antis, Beverly Hills; three children, Kenneth G. Antis and wife Kristen of Mashpee, MA; Thomas E. Antis of Las Vegas, NV; Julie E. Antis, Portsmouth, RI; two sisters, Shirley Knych and Lois Fenske; 6 grandchildren. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, May 16th at 10:00 AM. The procession will leave the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. for military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Additionally, friends may visit with the family on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted to Honor Flights of West Central Florida, % Barbara Mills, PO Box 1046, Inverness, FL 34451.


Ellen J Aswegan, 82, Arbor Lakes, FL
ELLEN JOAN ASWEGAN, age 82, Arbor Lakes, FL died May 6, 2013 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and dear friends. Ellen was born on January 8, 1931 in New Sharon, IA to the late Josiah Earl and Lillian (Mulford) Scott. She was employed by Crosley Farm Store in Eldora, Iowa for many years. She was a homemaker who was also an excellent fisherwoman, catching many different species of fish throughout the country. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Leroy Aswegan, Nephew Charles (Phyllis) Frazer, nieces Sherrill Snider and Sandy (Phil) Duncan, all of TX as well as many other nieces and nephews; Brother-in-Law Floyd Aswegan, Grandview Home, Marshalltown, IA; special friends Joe and Ronnie Wilhelmy, Beverly Hills, FL and their children Tim (Kendra) Wilhelmy, FL and Ann (Roger) Stawski, MN. She was a special grandmother to their grandchildren, Jack, Taylor and Matthew. She was preceded in death by her sister Mildred (Harold) Frazer, brother Leonard "Bud" (Glee) Scott. A Memorial Service will be held at First Congregational Church in Eldora, Iowa with Rev. Cory Larson officiating, on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM. A light lunch will be served following the service in the fellowship hall. Memorial donations in Ellen's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, Florida, the Alzheimer's Association or the American Cancer Association in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


LeRoy E Aswegan, 86, Hernando, FL
LEROY E. ASWEGAN, age 86, Arbor Lakes, died May 27, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. LeRoy was born on March 7, 1927 in Fern, Iowa to the late Louis Aswegan and Olga (Piper) Aswegan. He owned his own farm, retiring in 1989. LeRoy, along with his late wife Joan loved to fish and caught many species throughout their travels. Left to cherish his memory is his brother Floyd Aswegan, Marshalltown, IA; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends Joe and Ronnie Wilhelmy of Beverly Hills; their children, Ann (Roger) Stawski, MN and Tim (Kendra) Wilhelmy, FL; special grandchildren Jack, Taylor and Matthew. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ellen Joan Aswegan on May 6, 2013, brothers Albert (Pearl) and Glen (Neta) and sister-in-law Hilda. A joint Celebration of Life Memorial Service with his late wife Ellen Joan Aswegan will be held at First Congregational Church in Eldora, IA with Rev. Cory Larson officiating, on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM. A light lunch will be served following the service in the fellowship hall. Memorial donations in LeRoy's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, Florida or the Alzheimer's Association in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Michelle A Aucutt, 45, Inverness, FL
MICHELLE A. AUCUTT, age 45, Inverness, died November 19, 2013 under the care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Michelle was born on June 25, 1968 to James N. and Genise Aucutt. A 1986 graduate of Citrus High School, she relocated to California for many years. She was a very social person who enjoyed being with her friends. Survivors include her mother and stepfather Genise and John Hoffmeister, Inverness; her children Jordan Kennedy, Logan Kennedy both of Lecanto and Megan Corbin and husband Josh, Live Oak, FL, brothers John and Frank Hoffmeister, both of Inverness and sister Amy Hoffmeister, Orlando; 3 grandchildren. A celebration and tribute service to Michelle's life will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander. Memorial donations are requested in Michelle's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Alfred G Aulik, 80, Inverness, FL
Alfred "Al" Aulik, age 80, Inverness, passed from this life on June 9, 2014. Al was born in Kewaunee, WI and retired to Inverness in 1996. He was a member of the Eagles, 3992, Inverness and IRRU Club, Inverness. Al is survived by his loving wife and friend, Noreen of over 40 years. Other survivors include his daughter Kathleen (Jerry) Thorson of Menomonee Falls, WI; daughter Carolyn (Joe) Goodson, Oconomowoc, WI; stepson Scott (Sherry) Mahnke, Colgate, WI; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brothers Kenneth, David and James. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends. A special thank you to best friends Jim and Linda Clark and Sylvia Moss. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Charlotte M Avchen-Davis, 71, Bristow, VA
Charlotte M. Davis Avchen, 71, a native of Carbondale and current resident of Bristow, VA died July 24, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. Charlotte was born September 6, 1942 in Carbondale, Illinois to the late Cecil and Jessie (Wiggs) Davis. She grew up in Carbondale, attended local schools and graduated from Carbondale Community High School, Class of 1960. She moved to St Petersburg, FL with her family after graduation and was granted a second diploma from Northeast High School, Class of 1960. Always looking to expand her capabilities , she moved to Miami, FL and joined Eastern Airlines where she was a flight attendant for over 25 years. While in Miami, she married Barney Avchen, a local attorney, who encouraged her to pursue a career in nursing. Charlotte enrolled in the University of Miami and was granted a Bachelor's Degree in nursing, graduating Cum Laude. In 2000, while snow skiing at her winter home in Vermont, she met her best friend and companion for the past 15 years, John Chalecky. They built a new home in Bristow, VA together and lived there until her passing. In addition to John, Charlotte is survived by her twin brother, Charles “Butch” Davis and his wife, Lou Ellen of Inverness, FL; her nephew, James Mark Davis and wife Severine and their children, Sarah and Lea' of Cocoa Beach, FL; and her niece, Charlene Davis Harbourt and husband, Read and their children, Isabella and Elizabeth of Haymarket, VA. A Celebration of Charlotte's life will be announced in Bristow, VA at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


Helen J Babcock, 79, Beverly Hills, Fl
Helen “June” Babcock, 79, of Beverly Hills, Florida, died Saturday, December 3, 2011. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Evelyn M Baehr, 89, Lecanto, FL
Evelyn M. Baehr, 89, Lecanto, died Nov 21, 2013 in Brentwood Assisted Living Facility in Lecanto. Mrs Baehr was born on May 24, 1924 to the late Arthur and Lily Bell (Meyers) Waters and moved here from Brockport, NY 7years ago. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Kenneth E. Baehr, Lecanto; Seven children, Gerald Baehr, Albion, NY; David Baehr, Raleigh, NC; Kenneth Baehr, Seattle, WA; Patricia Longwell, Clarence, NY; Judith Kelly, Chicago, IL; Kenna Roggow, Beverly Hills, FL; Cynthia Selden, Marion, Arkansas; her niece, Earlene Riley, Decatur, IL; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Nov 23rd, 4:00 PM from the Grace Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL with Pastor Ted Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow on Monday, Nov 25th, 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Additional Memorial Services will be conducted on Dec 7th, 2:00 PM from Victory Baptist Church in Albion, NY.


Zona T Bahler, 59, Inverness, FL
ZONA TERESA BAHLER, 59, of Inverness, FL passed away at home under the care of HPH Hospice on April 23, 2014 with family and friends close by. Zona was an amazing and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always knew how to light up a room with her smile. She loved to be surrounded by positive people, had the gift of gab and always knew how to make people laugh. Zona enjoyed creating art in all forms, including clay, ceramic, drawing and painting. But by far, her favorite activity was having gatherings for family and friends, where a great time was had by all. Zona was a stay at home wife and mother until she reentered the workforce by working as an Administrative Assistant for Robert Worman Esquire, Deputy Clerk for the Citrus County Clerk of Court, Administrative Secretary for Keith Schenck and as a Clerk at the Department of Children and Families. Zona is survived by Bill Bahler, loyal husband and soul mate of 37 years, of Inverness; two daughters, Sonya Levert and husband Tim of Largo, Shea Joray and two granddaughters, Teaghan and McKenna of Inverness; best friend and sister by heart, Sharon Kaskie and son Brandon Kaskie, both of Inverness; mother Thelma Louise Thompson of Oviedo; father Graham Phillips of Altamonte Springs; brothers Tony Phillips of Chiefland, Tim Thompson of Chuluota, Sammy Thompson and sisters Sabrina Lewandowski of Orlando and Sharon Thompson of Destin, FL. She was also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. A celebration of Zona's life will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration via website, go to www.theaftd.org or by phone (267) 514-7221. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Daniel J Bailey, 60, Homosassa, Fl
Daniel J. Bailey, 60, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at his home surronded by his loving family. He was born on March 5, 1953, in Colombus, Ohio to the late Robert and Helen (Wyant) Bailey. Daniel was a duct mechanic for the heating and cooling industry, and arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Columbus. He loved going to the beach and treasure hunting with his metal detector. Survivors include two brothers, William (Venus) Bailey, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Robert (Patricia) Hill of St. Petersburg, Florida; two sisters, Sandra (William) Ochs and Linda (Curt) Kelly, both of Homosassa, Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Clifton E Baird, 92, Floral City, FL
Clifton Eugene Baird, 92, Floral City, died Dec 12, 2011 in Inverness. Born in Jellico, Tennessee, on June 28, 1919, the youngest of thirteen children to the late Joshua D. and Nancy (Perkins) Baird, Cliff and his family were longtime residents of Salem, IN. He founded Baird Home Corporation in 1947 which is still in operation today into the fourth generation. He and Violet moved to Citrus County in 1969 from Tampa. Cliff was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City for almost 40 years. One of his greatest joys was playing on the church softball team. He was an advocate of nature, spending time outdoors, and hunting. Cliff enjoyed sharing his faith and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 74 years, Violet Zink Baird; three surviving children, Ernie (Carolyn) Baird, Salem, IN; Kenny (Nancy) Baird, Muskogee, OK; Jeanie (Dean) Humphrey, Fruitland Park, FL; 15 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Wichman. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 11:00 AM from First Baptist Church of Floral City with Rev. Eddie Quates officiating. Additional services and burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery of Salem, IN under the direction of Weather's Funeral Home. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is in charge locally. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Baptist Church of Floral City.


Violet Baird, 92, Floral City, FL
Violet L. Baird, 92, Floral City, died March 12, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Baird was born on June 22, 1921 in Salem, IN to the late Silas and Clara (Guthrie) Zink and moved to this area in 1969 from Tampa. She and her late husband, Clifton, founded the Baird Home Corporation. He preceded her in death Dec 12, 2011. They were married for 74 years. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Violet is survived by her three children, Ernie Baird and his wife, Carolyn of Salem, IN; Kenny Baird and his wife, Nancy of Muskogee, OK; Jeanie Humphrey and her husband, Dean of Fruitland Park, FL; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carol Wichman. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Saturday from 4-6pm. Additional services and burial will follow on Wednesday from the Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, IN. Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Baptist Church of Floral City.


Dr. James M Ballou, 75, Inverness, Fl
Dr. James M. Ballou III, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on March 3, 1937 to the late James M. and Ruth (Weston) Ballou, Jr. James was a Surgeon in the U.S. Air Force for two years, and a General Surgeon and Family Practitioner for forty years in Keene, New Hampshire before retiring to this area in 2004. James was a member of the American College of Surgeons; the American College of Family Practitioners; and the New Hampshire Medical Society; the Inverness Golf and Country Club; as well as St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. He was an avid reader who enjoyed playing bridge, and loved the outdoors, riding tractors, and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Jessie Ballou. Other survivors include two sons, James M. (Jane) Ballou IV of Templeton, Massachusetts, and John Michael (Erika) Ballou of Keene, New Hampshire; four daughters, Cymantha DeChamplain of Liberty, Missouri, Jessica Lynn Ballou of Smithville, Missouri, Gwen Ballou of Gower, Missouri, and Jennifer Lynn Ballou of Blackwood, New Jersey; one brother, William Weston Ballou of Keene, New Hampshire; two sisters, Susan Grine of Inverness, Florida and Dr. Mary Ballou of Belmont, Massachusetts; and seven grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2012, 2:00 PM, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in James's name to St. Margarets Episcopal Church, 114 N. Osceola Ave., Inverness, Fl 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Joan E Ballou, 75, Inverness, FL
JOAN ELAINE BALLOU, age 75, died October 1, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Joan was born on December 28, 1937 in Wilmington, VT to the late Walter and Jeannette (Johnson) Collins. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Joan will be missed by all who knew her. She was a substance abuse counselor and was very passionate about her job and her patients. As a younger woman, she was a powder puff stock car driver at the Monadnock Speedway in Winchester, NH. She enjoyed crocheting and her work as a Lady Shriner with their charitable causes. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Benjamin Creamer, Jr. and Timothy H. Creamer, both of NH, daughter, Mona E. Ballou, TX; brother Richard Farnum, Jr. (Linda), VT and sisters Caroline Kontos, NH and Patricia Hemingway (Earl) VT; grandchildren Benjamin III, Quinn, Kelsey, Ryan, Nathaniel and Paige. She was preceded in death by her husband Ivah Willard Ballou in 1993 , a brother Leland and sister Jane. A celebration tribute to Joan's life will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Carl L Balyeat, 70, Inverness, FL
CARL L. BALYEAT, age 70, Inverness, died August 8, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Carl was born on September 28, 1942 in Cleveland, OH to the late Carl J. and Margaret (Bovan) Balyeat. After graduation from Homer High School in Homer, Michigan, he served our country in the United States Navy. On November 23, 1963, he married his wife, Linda. He worked in management in Michigan and Pennsylvania and in Florida at The Villages, in various positions in Citrus County and as bus driver for Lecanto Schools. He was an active member of the Florida Foxtrotter Horse Association. He loved trail riding, camping with his "horsey friends" and showing his beautiful buckskin foxtrotter "Bucky" in the show ring. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Linda Balyeat; his son Brian Balyeat, Ladylake, FL, daughters Tanya M. Balyeat, Tavares, FL and Melissa R. Pearce, Austin, TX; brothers Rodney Balyeat, Tecumseh, MI and Gregg Balyeat, Grass Lake, MI; grandchildren Dylan Lane, Brittney L'Huillier, Austin King and Sawyer King; his brother-in-law James (Sherry) Dye and sisters-in-law Janice (Mike) Braun and Rebecca Morse; numerous nieces and nephews. The family invites friends to say "Happy Trails" to Carl at a graveside committal service with military honors that will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may join the procession to the cemetery at 1:45 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Barbara A Banks, 67, Inverness, FL
BARBARA ANN BANKS, age 67, Inverness, died June 13, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born on October 3, 1946 in Stanford, CT to the late James and Bridget (Pagliarulo) Catino. She was a realtor for ERA American Realty. Barbara enjoyed working with her computer. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 28 years, John Banks; sons Frank Nelson, CT, John Miller, WA, Michael Banks and Keith Banks, both of CT, Dawn Caruso, CT; sisters Lorraine (Gene) Capasse and Sally (Kenney) Schlegel; Brother-in-Law, Frank Hunt; 24 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many other extended family and dear friends. She was preceded in death by a sister Jane Hunt. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. Please consider donations to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers in Barbara's memory.


William J Bannister, 77, Hernando, FL
William J. “Jim” Bannister, 77, Hernando, died Dec 5, 2011 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born Oct 1, 1934 to the late Lyman and Martha Bannister in Elmira, NY. He retired from the Town of Dix, NY as the Superintendent of Highways with 38 years of service. He is a member of Calvary Chapel of Inverness; past officer of the Hernando Civic Association; member of Schuyler County Highway Superintendent's Association, past president of New York State Highway Superintendent's Association, and former member of Sullivan Trail Counsel of Boy Scouts. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judith Koch Bannister; 3 sons, Douglas Bannister, Hickory, NC; Bill Bannister of New Hampshire; Donald Landmesser, Montour Falls, NY; 2 daughters, Eileen (Jerry) Pompilio, Inverness; Rose (Bruce) Bulau, Loganville, GA; 4 brothers, Richard (Norma)Bannister, Montour Falls, NY; Robert (Shirley) Bannister, Port Byron, NY; Kenneth (Karen) Bannister, Greshham Falls, Oregon; David (Dorothy) Bannister, Elmira, NY; his sister, Pat(Tony) Fanchullio, Bamont, CA; sister in law, Helen Bannister, Odessa, NY; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Bannister. The Funeral Service of Remembrance will be conducted on Saturday, Dec 10th at 4:00 PM from the Calvary Chapel with Pastor Kevin Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 3:00 PM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. Additional services will be announced in the Spring at the Vedder-Scott Funeral Home of Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Calvary Chapel, 960 Highway 41 So., Inverness, Fl 34450


Glenn E Barber, 82, Inverness, FL
GLENN E. BARBER, age 82, Inverness, died March 10, 2013 surrounded by his family and under the loving care of the staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Glenn was born on February 15, 1931 in Northfield, OH to the late Gus and Garnet (Boswell) Barber and moved to this area in 1995 from Northeast, Florida. Glenn worked as an upholsterer at the Taylor Chair Company in Bedford, OH before moving to Florida in 1973. He then worked at Gulfstar and Viking Yachts in upholstery and at the end of his working career, he was a final finish supervisor. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Pauline (Tuennerman) Barber; three daughters, Deborah (Harry) Young, Brooksville, Gail (Bob) Slovinac, Jacksonville, FL and Catherine (John) Bowers, Land O' Lakes, FL; brother Ray (Mary Jo) Barber, PA; sisters Betty James, VA; grandchildren, Charles G. Johnson, Travis P. Johnson, Corey Walko, Caity Bowers and Jenna Rose Bowers and great-grandchildren Ayden and Skye Johnson. He was preceded in death by brothers Eugene and Gus and sisters Loretta, Doris and Pauline. A graveside military committal service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 until 1:45 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home . Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Alzheimer's Family Organization, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 in lieu of flowers.


Keith Barco, 71, Floral City, FL
Alan Keith Barco, 71, Floral City, died at home on March 15, 2013. A native of Brooksville, FL, he spent most of his life in Citrus County as a rancher. He was born November 13, 1941 to the late Joe N. and Catherine Landrum Barco. He was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City, President of the Citrus Co. Cattlemen\'s Association, and was a long time supporter of local 4- H and FFA youth programs. Keith is survived by two children, Brenda Barco, Floral City; Leanne(Scott) Halstead, Lecanto: his brother, Gary Barco of Tallahassee,FL; two sisters, Joanne Mishou, Floral City; Jane Gibson, Tampa; Brother in Law,Eddie Beville, Hiawassee, GA; Sister in Law, Lily Davis, Inverness; 3 grandchildren, Morgan Cook and fiance\', Kason Sundberg; Jennifer and Caitlyn Smolensky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sybil Barco on Oct 10, 2004 and their son, Jeff Barco on Apr 25, 1979. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday March 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Quates officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Lindsey Cemetery. Viewing hours will be on Tuesday from 5-8 PM. Following the burial, family and friends are invited to the Cattlemen\'s Association Building for a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co in memory of his beloved wife, Sybil Barco.


Barbara A Barger, 63, Hernando, Fl
Barbara A. Barger, 63, of Hernando, Florida passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on December 4, 1949 in Holyoke, Massachusetts to the late Washington I. and Kathleen M. (Goshea) Whitley. Barbara was a cook in the food services industry, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Holyoke. She was a member of Freedom Baptist Church in Lecanto, Florida, and enjoyed cooking, housekeeping, sewing, swimming, shopping at thrift stores, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Gary Barger. Other survivors include two sons, Andrew J. Moynihan of Holder, Florida, and Thomas E. Moynihan, and his wife Tina, of Hernando; and one brother, William I. Whitley of Elizabethton, Tennessee. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


William (Bill) C Barker, 67, Inverness, Fl
William C. (Bill) Barker, 67, of Inverness, Florida passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on April 4, 1945 in Gainesville, Florida to the late Roy C. and Mary Edna (Slade) Barker. Bill was a Construction Contractor and Designer, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Canon City, Colorado, where he was a volunteer with Colorado Habitat for Humanity. He was a US Air Force, Viet Nam Era veteran. Bill was a member of Redemption Christian Church in Inverness. He was a loving husband, father, and friend who enjoyed rebuilding his home and working with his hands. He is preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Finch. Bill is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Betty. Other survivors include one son, William C. (Deborah) Barker, Jr. of Inverness; one daughter, Susan N. (Marvin) Gifford of Peggs, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Daniel Joseph and Madeline Nicole Gifford, one sister, Peggy Lanton; special cousin, R.C. Barker, and many extended family members. At Bills request, there will be no services scheduled. His urn will be placed at Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, Colorado at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly HIlls, FL, 34464. Private arrangements under the care Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Daniel W Barnard, 92, Lecanto, FL
DANIEL W. BARNARD, age 92, Lecanto, died June 16, 2013 under Hospice of Citrus County care. Daniel was born on July 7, 1920 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Luther and LaVern (Orr) Barnard. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. He was employed as a quality control inspector for Rockwell International for 30 years. Daniel was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed woodworking. Survivors include his son, Terry Lee Barnard, AZ; daughters Vickie Lynn (Leonard) Porter, Waterloo, SC and Cora Mae Kelley, Crystal River, FL, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Willie on 02/09/2006, daughter-in-law Janice Porter and a grandson Casey. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Patricia J Barrup, 79, Inverness, FL
PATRICIA JEAN BARRUP, age 79, Englewood, died November 4, 2012 under the loving care of her daughters and HPH Hospice. Patricia was born on January 22, 1933 in West Charleston, VT to the late Manfred and Marion (Royce) Shoff. A loving wife and mother, she enjoyed square dancing, oil painting and playing the organ and cards with her friends. She was a member of United Methodist Church of Englewood. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Pamela Lloyd, Inverness and Wanda (Guy) Preuss, San Diego, CA; her brother Eddie (Joyce) Shoff, Ogdensburg, NY and sister Mona (Robert) Vinton, Rotunda West, FL; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Wayne D. Barrup in 2004 and son-in-law Kenneth Lloyd. A celebration of life tribute will be held at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Veronica A Barry, 86, Inverness, FL
VERONICA A. BARRY passed away at home on April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. She was born on June 4, 1927 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Veronica O'Neil. She was a stay-at-home mother and also helped raise her three grandsons. She was a die-hard Yankee and Giants fan and loved to travel. She is survived by her daughter Barbara of Inverness and her son Allan, Aquebogue, NY; a loving grandmother of Steven, Jon and Brian Failla; Catherine, Allan and Michael Barry and great-grandmother of eight. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman and her son, William. A special thanks to Dr. Meena Nathan and Dr. William Harrer for their devoted care of our mother. A visitation for Veronica will be held on Wednesday, April 23,2014 from 4-6 PM with a wake service at 4:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Further services will be held at Peacock-Newman Funeral Home in Southport, NC where she will be laid to rest at Cape Fear Memorial Park beside her late husband. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.


Ruth Bartlett, 87, Floral City, Fl
Ruth Bartlett, 87, of Floral City, Florida died Thursday, April 12, 2012. Private Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Madison G Bass, Jr., 88, Floral City, FL
Madison G. Bass, Jr., 88, Floral City, died Aug 30, 2011. Born April 18, 1923 in Clearwater, FL to the late Madison and Sarah (Bishop) Madison, Sr., he moved to Citrus Co. from there 35 years ago. He was a retired owner and operator of a cement contracting business. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death May 9, 1998. He is survived by his two sons, Richard and Wayne Bass, both of Floral City; his sister, Carolyn Crawford of Virginia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; preceded in death by sisters, Josephine Bass and Mini Sessions. The family will host a memorial service following by scattering of the cremains at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Nedra E Baumeister, 81, Homosassa, Fl
Nedra E. Baumeister, age 81, Homosassa, died March 5, 2014 at Brentwood in Lecanto, surrounded by her children. Nedra was born on December 26, 1932 in Haverhill, MA to the late Edgar and Ellen (Soraghan) Johnson. A homemaker with a sense of adventure, Nedra enthusiastically supported her husband's career around the country and to Iran. She enjoyed travel, gardening, sailing, reading and spoiling her grandchildren. Nedra was a bridge player and golfer, scoring 2 holes-in-one, as a career highlight. She was a parishioner at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Left to cherish her memory is her son Matthew (Elizabeth) Baumeister, Jacksonville, FL; her daughter Nora (Joseph) Matus, Bethesda, MD; brother Hugh (Karen) Johnson, NH; sister Claire Maguire, MA; grandchildren Andrew and Gabby Matus and Jackson and Anna Baumeister. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joseph, on Nov. 13, 2012. The family wishes to thank the staff of Brentwood and Hospice of Citrus County for the wonderful care they provided Nedra and request donations in her memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Mass for Nedra will be offered in April at St. Benedict's Catholic Church. Joseph and Nedra will be intered at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family.


Margaret Beagan, 98, Inverness, Fl
Margaret Beagan, 98, of Inverness, Florida passed away May 22, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on November 17, 1915 in Staten Island, New York to the late Jacob and Molly (Lourden) Beck. Margaret was a manager in the dry cleaning business, and arrived in this area in 1977, coming from Staten Island, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Beagan in 1986. She is survived by son John (Jacqi) grandchildren Kathleen Tanner(Simon), Kelly Hansen (Chris) and Brian, great grandchildren Samantha and Colin, son William (Jean) grandchildren Stacey Seidenstucker (David), Thomas (Traci), Ryan, Sean , Colin, and Catilin, great grandchildren Tyler, Trent, Madison and Cameron, daughter Michele Beagan Cregan (Robert), grandchildren Thomas (Amber) and Erin, great grandchild Kinsley and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, 3:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service.


Judith M Bean, 93, Inverness, FL
JUDITH "BUG" WARNOCK GAMMELL BEAN, age 93, Inverness, died May 5, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Judith was born on October 11, 1919 to the late Elby and Laura Warnock. She worked as a supervisor for Adams County, Ohio Welfare Department for over 21 years. She was a member of the Sycamore Chapter of DAR in Adams County, OH. Judith attended the First Assembly of God Church for many years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Frank Gammell in 1988; six brothers and a sister. She leaves her second husband of 21 years, Gordon Bean, Inverness; her son James and his wife Connie Gammell, Reynoldsburg, OH and daughter Charlene Gammell, Columbus, OH. She will be remembered as "Aunt Bug" by her many nieces and nephews. Her final message to all she leaves behind is "Live a good life, be proud of your heritage, keep in touch with Jesus and I will be waiting for you." The family will receive friends in visitation on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Further services will be held at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles, OH with burial in the Tranquility Cemetery.


Randy A Beardmore, 52, Inverness, FL
Randy Allen Beardmore, age 52, Floral City, FL died July 14, 2013 in an automotive accident. Mr Beardmore was born in Barnsville, OH on Dec 29, 1960 to the late Isaac and Mildred (Hartman) Beardmore, Jr. and came to this area 4 years ago from Hudson, FL. He was a maintenance mechanic and employed by American Cement Co in Sumter County. Survivors include his three children, Joshua A. Beardmore, Inverness; Constance (Todd) Black, Inverness; Candace (Jerome Fribley, Jr) Beardmore, Inverness; two sisters, Patricia Rucks of St Petersburg, FL and Ann Beardmore Farris, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jabin, Alydia, and Don'Yea. A Celebration of Randy's life will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Mr. Steve Thomas will officiate. The family will receive friends at 2:00 PM at the funeral home until the hour of service.


Allen O Beasley, 79, Floral City, FL
ALLEN "OSSIE" BEASLEY died at Citrus Memorial on April 7, 2014. He was born on July 10, 1934 in Barnwell, SC to Harry Lynward Beasley and Marian Juanita Blume. He was raised in Charlottesville, VA where he joined the National Guard and went on active duty in the US Army. He received his commission into the Infantry Corps through Officers' Cadet School and served in Germany and two tours in Vietnam before retiring as a Major in 1977 from Ft. Benning, GA; he had served a total of 26 years. Among his awards/medals are two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, Parachutist Badge and others. He moved to Floral City, FL permanently in 1981, designed and physically built two homes on his Duval Island acreage and then became active in the Citrus County Historical Society, Inc. where he helped prepare two quadrants of the Old County Courthouse for the initial Citrus County Heritage Museum; he then revitalized the old Crystal River City Hall for the Coastal Heritage Museum. He helped design and build the "Ole Tyme Wagon" used by the Society for parades and fund raisers and he briefly served on the CCHS board. In his adopted home of Floral City, he led a group to build the Jennrette Memorial Gazebo Site and the "Travelers and Their Trails" kiosk on the Withlacoochee State Trail, worked with Floral City Heritage Days for 18 years and mowed the Church of Christ property on Orange Avenue for over 20 years. When FDOT wanted to four-lane US41 through downtown, he successfully led the campaign to obtain 2,700 letters to defeat the plan and he met with FDOT to suggest the turn-lane alternative. He was a 50- plus year avid scratch-handicap golfer, designed a fair and unique golf-game, and ran it three times a week for 30 years in Hernando County, FL. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother-in-law. Those left to remember him are his wife of 38 years, Marcia L. (Turpin) Beasley, his brother Lynward Beasley, Charlottesville, VA; his sisters: Claudelle Parr of Warner Robbins, GA and Paulette Spangler (Don) of Sierra Vista, AZ; his son Ossie Allen Beasley (Cindy) of Floral City, FL; his daughters: Gwendolyn Clemens (Chris) of Homosassa, FL, and Michelle Campbell (Roy) of Crystal River, FL; Seven grandchildren: Angie Hughes (Ken) of Carson City, NV, Dave Allen Clemens (Savannah) of Lecanto, FL, Brandy Poirier (Jason), Heather Bedford (Aaron) both of Floral City, FL, Nicole Campbell, Ave Lena Campbell, both of Crystal River, FL and Bradley Buffington of Homosassa, FL. He is loved by nine great-grandchildren: Jacob and Carley Poirier, William and Chris Mitchell, Isabel and Emma Clemens, Rebecca Ann and Gabriel Bedford and Elijah Day. In addition he leaves behind an aunt and uncle, close cousins, many nieces and nephews and many, many loving and supportive friends. Burial is private in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. There will be a Celebration of Ossie's Life Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM at the Floral City Church of Christ Pavilion between Orange Avenue and Marvin Street in Floral City. Memorials may be sent to Gulf Coast Chapter-Alzheimer's Association, 4108 Lamson Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34608 or Floral City Community Memorial Garden, Attn: Treasurer, P.O. Box 833, Floral City, FL or Floral City Heritage Council, Attn: A.O. Beasley Memorial, P.O. Box 328, Floral City, FL 34436. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


George F Beaston, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
George Fenwick Beaston, age 80, Beverly Hills, died October 5, 2012 at his daughter's home in Oviedo. George was born on April 29, 1932 in Springfield, MA to George H. Beaston and Dorothy (Worth) Beaston. He served our country in the United States Army, serving as a helicopter pilot, retiring with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. George was a Past Master in the Murphy, NC Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed his cabin and boating on the lake in North Carolina. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edwina Beaston; his son Mark (Rebecca) Beaston, Albemarle, NC; two daughters, Sandra (Tom) Thrift, Oviedo, FL and Cynthia (Brian) Milum, Marietta, GA; his sister Marcye Scott, Murphy, NC and seven grandchildren. Graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Rita P Beccari, 83, Inverness, Fl.
Rita P. Beccari, 83, of Inverness, Florida passed away Friday, December 30, 2011 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on May 17, 1928 in Chepachet, Rhode Island to the late Alden and Bertha (Devaudreuil) Ballou. Rita was a secretary in the Air Conditioning business, and a Catholic by faith. She arrived in the area in 1972, coming from Foster, Rhode Island, and enjoyed ceramics, sewing, and working outdoors. Rita is predeceased by one brother, Alden Ballou. Survivors include: Two brothers; Richard Ballou of Chepachet, Rhode Island, and Charles Ballou of Inverness, Florida; and three sisters; Bertha Waters and Gerrude Ohan of Connecticut; and Rose Babbitt of Naples, Florida. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Eunice M Beck, 75, Inverness, FL
EUNICE MARIE BECK, age 75, Inverness, died March 10, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Eunice was born on December 30, 1937 to the late William and Claira Robinson. She was employed as a nurse's aide at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Emmett (Ruby) Beck, Inverness, Tony (Elaine) Beck, Newberry, FL and daughter Charlotte (Edward) Swistack, Fruitland Park, FL, brother Shane Robinson and Eloise Mixon, Gainesville; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Alfred Beck on April 14, 2010. A funeral tribute to Eunice will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Powers officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Eunice's memory are requested to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Alzheimer's Family Organization, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 in lieu of flowers.


Robert L Bedell, MD, 72, Vero Beach, FL
Dr. Robert Lee Bedell, 72, passed away on October 15th, 2013 in an automobile accident. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami and practiced Obstetrics & Gynecology in Miami, FL for 22 years. He served as a Flight Surgeon for the USAF Reserve during which time he received the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service, Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement and the Airman’s Medal for Heroism. For the last seven years he served as medical director for the Citrus County Branch of Hernando-Pasco Hospice. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Deborah Bedell, his sons David Bedell and Robert Bedell, his daughters Victoria Bedell, Sarah Bedell and Joanna Bedell and stepson David Wayne Matthews; his grandchildren Mason Bedell, Colette Bedell, Michael Bedell and Grace Bedell. Robert was a loving husband, caring father, loyal friend and dedicated physician. While a significant amount of Robert’s life was spent serving others, he also enjoyed adventure, travel and being at sea. He loved fishing, boating, hunting and classical music. The impact he had on his family and friends will be impossible to forget. Contributions may be made to Hibiscus Children’s Center, 2400 NE Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach, FL 34957; www.hibiscuschildrenscenter.org. There will be a memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach on Saturday, October 19th at 11:00am (today) officiated by Reverend Dr. G. Timothy Womack. A private family gathering at the Bedell home will follow. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Paul E Bekemeyer, 81, Hernando, Fl
PAUL EDWARD BEKEMEYER, age 81, Hernando, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Woodland Terrace. Paul was born on December 17, 1929 in Winter Garden, Florida to the late Martin and Sadie Bekemeyer. He served our country in the United States Navy. Paul enjoyed growing his own plants and flowers for his landscaping business, which he pursued for many years. In his later years, he was the sales manager for an auto parts company. He was Baptist by faith. Survivors include three sons, Paul E. Bekemeyer, Jr., Florida, R. Michael (Michele) Damone, Inverness and Robert (Melinda) Damone, Redondo Beach, CA; and four daughters, Christine (Charles) Braun, Westminster, CO, Jeanine Benjamin, Hermosa Beach, CA, Debbie Wills and Brenda Traywick, Florida; a sister-in-law, Joan Dolan, Inverness and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Valerie on January 4, 2011 after 37 years of marriage. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. The family requests donations in Paul's name to Alzheimer's Family Organization, West Central Florida Chapter, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Roger W Bellah, Sr., 76, Homosassa, Fl
Roger W. Bellah, Sr., 76, of Homosassa, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence in Homosassa, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, and surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina on April 5, 1937 to the late William and Connie Bellah. Roger was a heavy equipment inspector for the civil service, and a US Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from St. Marys, Georgia. Roger enjoyed wood working, pine needle basket weaving, and spending time with family. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 1/2 years, Irene Bellah. Other survivors include two sons, Michael and Howard Bellah, of Greenville, North Carolina; two daughters, Sheila (Jerry) Jackson of Greenville, North Carolina and Monica Elaine Loeb of Orange Park, Florida; one brother, Robert Bellah of Charleston, South Carolina; two sisters, Constance Varner and Jean Burns, of Charleston; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Florida. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Harry W Bellis, 99, Floral City, Fl
Harry Walter Bellis, 99, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Florida. He was born on June 24, 1914 in Flemington, New Jersey to the late Harry W. and Elma (Young) Bellis. Harry worked for the Colgate-Palmolive Company in Jersey City, New Jersey for 28 years, and served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He is survived by his caregiver, Kendra "Kim" Hoffman. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Edna E Beltz, 93, Floral City, FL
Edna Elbon Beltz, 93, Floral City, died May 31, 2013 in Gainesville at Haven Hospice. Mrs Beltz was born in Marianna, FL on Sep 15, 1919, the oldest of 10 children, to the late Jesse and Bonnie (Hobby) Pittman and came to his area in 1972 from St Petersburg. She was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church and Chapter No.65, Order of The Eastern Star. Left to mourn her loss are her four daughters, Marie Addison of Gainesville, FL; Patricia Bouquet of DeRitter, LA; Barbara Elbon of Floral City; Carol Elbon of Gainesville, FL; her brother and sister, Eugene Pittman and Christine Neal of Inverness; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 husbands,William Elbon in 1976 and Spencer Beltz in 1998. Edna's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Kelley and O.E.S. Eastern Star Chapter No.65 officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in St Petersburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 5-7 PM


Shirley L Bennett, 88, Bethany, PA
Shirley L. Bennett, 88 of Bethany Village, Bethany, PA died Thursday, June 5, 2014. She was married to the late William Bennett.   Born on August 16, 1925 in Honesdale, PA she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred  Smith Keast.   Shirley graduated from Pleasant Mount High School and was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic faith. Shirley lived in Ft. Lauderdale and Floral City, Florida for many years and was a volunteer for many organizations.   She is survived by a daughter, Janice Bennett of Pompano Beach, Fl; a granddaughter, Brooke Erwin of Bushnell, FL; great grandchildren Dylan Erwin and Brett Sermons, Jr. of Bushnell, FL; brothers, Charles Keast  and his wife Marilee of E. Syracuse,NY and Arthur Keast and his wife Clara of Waymart, PA; sisters, Lillian Piercy of Honesdale, PA and Geraldine Villaume of Pocomoke City, MD.; many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Schmitt and a brother Byron Smith. Memorial contributions can be made to Honesdale Emergency Pantry, Box 14, Honesdale, Pa 18431. Graveside committal will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.  


Ingrid L Berg, 70, Lecanto, FL
INGRID LUCIA BERG, age 70, Lecanto, died January 17, 2013 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ingrid was born in Germany on October 25, 1942 to the late August and Lucia (Krol) Leder. She became a master beautician in her native country after serving an apprenticeship. Upon arriving in the United States, she was a homemaker and avid gardener who also enjoyed oil painting. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Andy, his wife Jackie Dillersberger and their children Lucia and Andreas, Homosassa; daughter Anabel Dillersberger, Lecanto. She was preceded in death by her husband Leo George Berg in 1993 and her brother, George Leder. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Kenneth R Bergdoll, Jr., 74, Inglis, FL
KENNETH R. BERGDOLL, JR. age 74, formerly of Hernando, died March 28, 2013 at his son's home in Inglis. Kenneth was born on May 27, 1938 in Detroit, MI to the late Kenneth R. Bergdoll, Sr. and Gloria (Pearce) Hardenstine. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Kenneth owned and operated his own construction business. A devoted family man, he enjoyed reading, listening to music and socializing with his friends. Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Kenneth R. Bergdoll, III, Inglis and Jason and his wife Dara Bergdoll, Williston, FL; daughter Kelli Bergdoll and her husband Jason Back, Ocala; half-brother Walter Hardenstine, St. Petersburg and sisters Janet and her husband Keith Christie, Molly and her husband John Craig, all of The Villages, FL and four grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Audrey J Berger, 84, Inverness, FL
Audrey Jean Berger, age 84, died March 31, 2013 at her residence. Audrey was born on January 22, 1929 in Binghamton, NY to the late Leslie and Miriam Berger. She owned and operated her own beauty salon. Survivors include her brother, Charles Berger, Allenwood, PA and half-brother Henry Berger and half-sister Joanna Cornelius. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Angelo J Bianco, 87, Inverness, FL
ANGELO JOHN BIANCO, age 87, Inverness, died February 13, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under Hospice of Citrus County. Angelo was born in Queens, NY to the late Mario and Mary Bianco. He was a sanitation worker for the Town of Oyster Bay, NY for over 32 years. He joined the Knights of Columbus in Bethpage, LI, NY, becoming a 4th degree Knight. Upon retirement and relocation to Florida, he became active in the Knights Council of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He also volunteered at Fort Cooper State Park with over 3000 hours of service. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Adele Bianco; siblings Mario Bianco, Jr., Eugene Bianco, Raymond Bianco, Madeline DeLouisa and Louise Tucciarone and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his brother Steve. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the church. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. John's Cemetery in Queens, NY. Please consider memorial donations in Angelo's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Cody E Bilbrey-Nickless, 17, Hernando, Fl
Cody E. Bilbrey-Nickless, 17, of Hernando, FL passed away July 22, 2014. He was born in Kissimmee, FL on August 16, 1996. Cody arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Haines City, FL, and was a 2014 graduate of Citrus High School. He had been accepted into the U.S. Navy, and was scheduled to report for duty 29 days after his passing. Cody loved spear fishing and the outdoors. Survivors include his parents, Daniel and Heather Carmichael of Hernando; sisters Cierra, Chesney, and Caylee of Hernando; grandparents Sissy and Wayne Carmichael, and Charles and Linda Bowen. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, July 26, 2:00 P.M. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Peter J Bilello, 96, Inverness, FL
Peter J Bilello, 96, of Inverness died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehabilitation Center. A native of Brooklyn and Jamaica, NY he was born on April 20, 1917 to Mary LoCastro and Charles Bilello and moved to Inverness in 1971 from North Merrick, Long Island, NY. Mr Bilello was retired from the LIRR in NY and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He was proceded in death by his wife Mary G. Bilello, by two brothers Ignacio and Salvatore and his great grandson Anthony Gorman. Survivors include two daughters. Pat Gorman of Patchogue, NY and Diana Smith of Tampa. Peter had five grandchildren, Keith, Brett, Danielle, Wesley and Derek and nine great grandchildren; Sami, Darla, April, Nathan, Katherine, Skyler, Chandler, Sawyer, Chloe and Jack. Also survived by loving, Jean Feit. Mass of Christian Burial for Peter and his late wife, Mary will be Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 10:00 AM.at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial to follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Randy L Billings, 34, Manhattan, KS
Chief Warrant Officer 2 , Randy Lee Billings U.S. Army, age 34, Manhattan, KS died December 17, 2013 in a helicopter crash while serving with NATO forces in Now Bahar, Afganistan. Five of his fellow soldiers died in the same crash. He was born on September 1, 1979 in Poteau, Oklahoma and served our country proudly for over 16 years. He was assigned to the U.S. Army, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion from Ft. Riley, Kansas and served two deployments in Afganistan and two in Iraq. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ashley Weaver Billings, Manhattan, KS; his father, Robert Billings and mother, Sheryl Brown, both of Heavener, OK; and all of his family and friends across the world. Family, friends,and military personnel will celebrate his life on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL. Military Honors and burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to services. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness, Florida is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Randy's memory may be direct to: Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675


John J Bilodeau, 71, Floral City, FL
JOHN JOSEPH BILODEAU, age 71, died February 3, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on November 30, 1941 in Salem, MA to the late Emile and Rose (Comier) Bilodeau. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. John was an electronics engineer and designer. He enjoyed using his HAM and CB radios. He was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Letitia Bilodeau; his son Paul (Kelly) Bilodeau, Swamscott, MA; daughter Michelle (Shawn) O'Neil, Peabody, MA; his brother Stephen (Madeline) Bilodeau, Rotunda, FL; stepdaughter Marilyn Johnson, NC; grandchildren Carter, Morgan and Shana. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Bilodeau and his stepson Willard Maker. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Anthony A Bilotti, 73, Inverness, FL
Anthony A. Bilotti, age 73, Inverness, died August 24, 2011 at his residence. Survivors include his wife Donna of Inverness, brother John Bilotti and sister Carol Demske, both of Kenosha, WI. Private cremation arrangements.


John R Bingamon, 76, Floral City, FL
JOHN ROBERT "BOB" BINGAMON, age 76, died June 24, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bob was born on September 20, 1937 in Kingmont, WV to the late John and Mary Bingamon. He proudly served our country in the United States Army for 20 years, retiring as a Sgt. 1st Class. John was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years, Jean Bingamon; his daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Danny Joseph Armstrong, Cordova, SC; grandchildren Angela Thurman and Shawn Bingamon and great-granddaughter Lyla Mae. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Patricia M Binney, 79, Inverness, FL
Patricia Marie Binney, 79, Inverness, died Nov 25, 2012 in the Citrus County Hospice Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Binney was born on Aug 29, 1933 in Highland Park, MI to the late David and Anne (Wingate) Jeffers. She and her husband moved here 50 years ago from Michigan. She was a convenience store clerk and worked for Wal-Mart for over 22 years in several capacities. Patricia enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, bingo, and raising her family. Surviving are her husband of 54 years, Robert; two sons, Steven Binney, Homosassa; Richard Binney, Inverness; four daughters, Pamela Desorbes, Lakeland; Dawn Binney, Inverness; Dianne Triano, Floral City; Linda Binney, Lakeland; her sister, Mariam Woloson, Las Vegas; 9 grandchildren including Christopher Binney and 6 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to remember Pat's life at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, Nov 30th at 4:00 PM. In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Hospice of Citrus Co., PO box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Dr. Robert F Blackburn, 72, Inverness, FL
Dr. Robert F. "Dr. Bob" Blackburn, 72, of Inverness, Florida died on Friday, May 3, 2013 under hospice care in Inverness, Florida. Dr. Bob was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958. He was inspired to develop his natural talent in music by the positive upbringing and teaching of his father, The Rev. Dr. Harry William Blackburn, his mother, Eva Mae Garrison Blackburn and older sister Janie McFarland. During his high school years, his high profile leadership in Mrs. Esther Cunningham's A Cappella Choir and his first chair trombone position earned in Mr. Frank Schroeder's Big Red Band attest to his innate musical abilities. He also attended summer camps at the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he discovered his stentorian tenor voice and pursued serious vocal training. Dr. Blackburn graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky and fulfilled his call to the ministry by graduating from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Shortly thereafter, he received his first pastoral appointment at Central Avenue United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Following that ministry he was transferred to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church where he pastored in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Miami, Jacksonville and finally in Inverness, where he oversaw the construction of the First United Methodist Church campus. During his appointment in Jacksonville, the Honorary Doctorate of Divinity was conferred by Joe Andrews and the Southeastern Evangelistic Groups. After retiring from the pulpit, Dr. Bob pursued his second passion, ministry of music on a full time basis. He ministered domestically and internationally, including a ten day tour in England. He has several published musical works and is well remembered for his large scale theatrical and well choreographed productions. Dr. Blackburn was preceded in death by his parents and his older brothers, Dr. Howard R. Blackburn and Dr. David Stuart Blackburn. His surviving family include: former wife, Ann Nuckolls Blackburn of Dayton, TN; their children, Ken Blackburn of Nashville, TN; Kam Reagan of Inverness, FL; Robin Williams of Cleveland, TN and Bobbi Bogle of Nashville, TN. Close surviving family relatives are sister Janie McFarland of Waco, TX; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Blackburn of Indianapolis, IN; nephew/brother, Roger D. Blackburn of St. Peters, MO; nephew Robert McFarland of Sicklerville, NJ; niece, Beth Blackburn Boles of Zionsville, IN; nephew John Blackburn of Noblesville, IN; nephew David Allen of Roswell, GA; nephew Britten Stone Blackburn of Hoover, AL and nephew Phillip Blackburn of Tokyo, Japan. His grandchildren are Christopher Todd Bender of Inverness, FL, Jeffrey Wayne Bender of Orlando, FL and Nathaniel Lane Williams of Cleveland, TN. A funeral tribute to Dr. Bob will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Inverness Church of God. The buial will be private in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 10:00 until the hour of service. The family requests memorial donations in Dr. Bob's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy J Bland, 90, Homosassa, FL
DOROTHY JANE BLAND, age 90, Homosassa, died June 12, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Dorothy was born in Toledo, OH on December 2, 1922 to the late George and Edith (Greiner) Kleeberger. She was employed as a mail clerk for a products testing and survey company. Dorothy was a very social, outgoing, active and energetic person who enjoyed her volunteer work at the Hospice of Citrus County thrift shop in Homosassa. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Nancy Fecso and companion Pete Vitulli, Homosassa, grandchildren Michael and Daniel Fecso and great-grandchildren Stephanie, Danielle and Brandi. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, George Bland, a brother Wendell Kleeberger and sister Donna. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joseph M Body, 82, Hernando, FL
JOSEPH MICHAEL BODY, 82, Hernando, died Jan. 11, 2013 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Body was born in Manville, NJ on Oct. 31, 1930 to the late Daniel and Helen Body. He moved to Citrus County in 1988 from East Meadow, NY, where he retired after 35 years from Pan American Airways as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor. Mr. Body served in the USAF and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict. His love and growing knowledge of aviation ignited his long career with Pan Am, where his influence expanded to key management roles before his retirement. A skilled swimmer and a man with a passion for self-learning in many areas, Mr. Body lived a full, active life in his new community. Since his earliest years, he was dedicated to learning new skills and engaging them. He was an accomplished woodcraftsman and the consumate fix-it man. He built a woodworking shop for himself and spent countless hours in it doing what he loved -- creating. He was also a self-taught financial planner, building a deep understanding of economics over the years. Staying busy and involved were important values to Mr. Body. He worked at Whispering Pines Park as a park aide and also worked as a pool maintenance specialist. He and his wife traveled extensively, including a trip around the world. The birth of his granddaughter Tasha, in 1987, brought great joy to his life and he is remembered fondly for his care and dedication to her. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 60 years, Anne (Osyczka) Body, Hernando; two daughters, Joanne Osenenko and husband Derek of Woodstock, NY; Susan Madden and husband Kevin of East Meadow, NY; his brother, William of St. Louis, MO; 1 grandchild, Tasha. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 18th at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 1:00 PM at the funeral home.


Sandra R Boice, 70, Inverness, Fl
Sandra R. Boice, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, August 16, 2013 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Teaneck, New Jersey on November 29, 1942 to the late John D. and Ethel (Waldran) O'Berry. Sandra was a caregiver in the healthcare industry, and arrived in this area in 1993, coming from St. Petersburg, Florida. She was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed cooking and baking cakes; loved nature and fishing; and spending time on the computer and watching television. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, George Boice. Other survivors include 2 sons, Carey Boice of St. Petersburg, and Gregory (Trish) Boice of Inverness; 1 daughter, Michelle (Jim) Heflin, of Easley, South Carolina; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary E Boilard, 96, Lecanto, FL
Mary E. Boilard, 96, Lecanto died Jan 14, 2013. Mrs Boilard was born in Dunnellon, NJ on Sept 22, 1916 to the late Joseph and Anna (Udvari) Nagy and came to this area in 1978 from Martinsville, NJ. She was employed as a secretary for Randsom Machinary Company in Plainfield, NJ and was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Stahl and husband Jack of Lecanto, FL; 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Armand Boilard. Mary's family will lay her urn to rest beside Armand in Florida National Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Santa C Bonanno, 80, Lecanto, Fl
Santa C. Bonanno, 80, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on September 25, 2012 at her residence in Lecanto. She was born in Puerto Rico on June 14, 1932 to the late Gabriel and Gregoria (Vargas) Cintron. Santa was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1982 coming from Long Island, New York. She was a Catholic, and enjoyed reading, watching TV, cooking, jewelry making, sewing; and especially, loved her grandchildren. She is survived by two daughters, Jenette (Russell) Collins of Lecanto, and Aileen (Randy) David of Beverly Hills, Florida; three brothers, Josč, Arsenio, and Longino Cintron; three sisters, Antonia Cancel, Amanda Citron, all of Puerto Rico, and Heriberta Velez, of Melbourne, Florida; and three grandchildren, Caitlin, Tyler, and Reed. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral Home on Friday, September 28, 2012 between the hours of 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with a Celebration Of Life Memorial Service to follow at 11:00 AM. Father Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness, to officiate. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Shirley M Bonn, 91, Floral City, Fl
Shirley Mae Bonn, 91, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on June 24, 1922 in Vandalia, Ohio to the late Ralph M. and Jeanie R. (Fleming) Borchers. Shirley was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Clawson, Michigan. She attended Floral City United Methodist Church, and volunteered at the Floral City Library. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Bonn, in 2004. There are no known survivors. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Wanda Borgen, 90, Beverly Hills, FL
Wanda Borgen, age 90, died February 25, 2013 at Ocala Regional Medical Center. Wanda was born on June 3, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. She was a librarian in the New York Public Library System. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Karen and Ken Goebel of Ocklawaha, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick on 08/20/2012 and she will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery with him. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Henry R Boros, Sr., 66, Hernando, FL
HENRY R. BOROS, SR., age 66, died March 17, 2014 at his residence. Henry was born on October 11, 1947 in Trenton, NJ to the late Henry and Marie (Breimayer) Boros. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Henry was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier and mail sorter. He enjoyed cooking, gardening and working out at the gym. He was an avid reader and tried to educate himself. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Renee Boros (Rimeco Young) of Inverness, Paula Boros of Davie, FL and son James "Jim" Boros, Hernando; his brother John "Ron" (Sandra) Boros, Homosassa and sister Lynn (Joe) Eastman, grandchildren Colin and Aiden and nephew Jonathan and niece Melissa and his former spouse Maria Boros. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Henry "Hank" Boros, Jr. The family invites friends to join them for a celebration tribute to Henry's life on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Florian R Bovone, 84, Floral City, FL
FLORIAN RICHARD BOVONE, age 84, Floral City, died June 15, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Florian was born in New York City on September 11, 1928 to the late Alexander and Josephine (DiFlorian) Bovone. He served our country in the United States Army. Florian was a firefighter for the New York City Fire Department. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of New York City. He enjoyed playing tennis and biking, playing the piano and dancing the waltz and polka. He loved to work in his garden. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 61 years, Louise Bovone; sons Richard (Katrina) Bovone, Spotsylvania, VA and David (Angi) Bovone, Wesley Chapel, FL; grandsons John and Gabriel. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles. A tribute celebration to Florian's life will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory followed by Masonic Rites conducted by Memorial Lodge No. 119. The family will receive friends in visitation at Chas E Davis from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Darrell W Bowden, 56, Inverness, FL
Darrell Wayne Bowden, 56, Inverness died Apr 28, 2014. Survived by his wife, Joan; son, Jesse Wayne; 2 sisters, Carol Inscoe and Cheryl Barbour; 1 grandchild, Alexi Elizabeth Bowden. Darrell was formerly of Tampa, FL and worked in the construction trades. Services in North Carolina. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Patricia A Bowen, 63, Beverly Hills, Fl
Patricia Ann \"Trish\" Bowen, 63, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Monday, December 17, 2012 at her residence in Beverly Hills. She was born on March 7, 1949 in Landstown, Pennsylvania and was a Realtor. Patricia arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Miami, Florida, and was a member of Jesus Is Ministeries in Inglis, Florida. She enjoyed camping, motorcycle riding, the outdoors, and was an artistic painter. She is survived by her loving husband of nine years, Marc Bowen. Other survivors include two sons, Art Griffith, Jr. and Stephen Griffith, both of Crystal River, Florida; two brothers, Van and Daniel Vickery; mother, Elaine McGuin, and six grandchildren, Austin, Ashley, Stephen, Samantha, Michael, and Danielle. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, with funeral services at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34464.


James "Jim" G Bowles, 78, Inverness, FL
James G. “Jim” Bowles, 78, Inverness, died Sept 1, 2011 at Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Detroit, MI., he was born Jan 22, 1933 to the late George and Fledia (McCreery) Bowles and came to this area from Jackson, MI. He retired from Chrysler Corporation as a civil engineer with 20 years of service at their Chelsea, MI proving grounds. He served our country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Davis Bowles; 4 sons, David G. Bowles and Duane E. Bowles, both of Inverness; Douglas A. (Bet) Bowles of Leawood, KS; Dana P. (Michelle) Bowles, Weston, MO; 3 brothers, Kenneth of Sierra Vista, AZ, Richard of DeWitt, MI, and Charles of Reston, VA; 1 sister, Margaret Crofts, Lewiston, IL; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Sept 9th at 1:00 P.M. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Lloyd Bertine of Gulf To Lake Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12 Noon until the hour of service.


Jimmy C Bowman, 73, Inverness, FL
Jimmy C. Bowman, 73, Inverness (Stoneridge Landing) died Dec 23, 2012 in Hospice of Citrus County. Jimmy was born on Feb 19, 1939 to the late James L. and Bessie Elizabeth (Thomas) Bowman in Chattanooga, TN and moved to this area in 2006 from Trenton, MI. He was a retired truck driver and of the Protestant Faith. He leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Rose (Sarazin) Bowman, Inverness; 2 sons, David Bowman, Flat Rock, MI: Thomas Seivertson, River Rouge, MI; 3 daughters, Laura Bowman, Flat Rock, MI; Theresa Noel, Southgate, MI; Lisa Gazarek, Addison, MI; his brother, Jack of Tampa; 2 sisters, Shirley Korty and Glenda Harvey, both of TN; 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Robbie Bowman and Dale Seivertson. At Jimmy's request, there are no services scheduled. His urn will be laid to rest in Tennessee beside his son. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Deborah J Boydstun, 52, Inverness, FL
DEBORAH J. "DEBBIE" BOYDSTUN, age 52, Inverness, died January 1, 2013 at her residence. Debbie was born on June 18, 1960 in Clearwater, Florida. She was a loving wife and mother, who enjoyed airboating, living on the river and being on the water. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 11 years, Jackson "Jack" Boydstun; her daughter Brandi Grandi Fischer and grandchildren Ciana, Madison and Morgan of Lecanto; brothers Robert Ellis, William (Mary) Ellis, and Tim (Kelly) Ellis, all of Inverness and a favorite Aunt Shirley "Sammi" and her husband Mikey Fernandez of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl M. and Judith May Ellis as well as one brother, Johnny Ellis. A celebration tribute of Debbie's life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 1-3 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, which will be followed by a gathering at the home of her brother, Robert Ellis.


John C Bradford, 90, Inverness, FL
John C. Bradford, age 90, Inverness died March 28, 2013. A native of Greenfield, TN., he was born Dec. 21, 1922 to Happle and Susie (Bell) Bradford, moving here from Martin, TN where he was a union pipe fitter for 40 years and served our country in the US Army during WW II. Survivors include his wife, Pearl; two children, John Bradford, Bowling Brook, IL; Linda Sue Grogan, Sharon, TN; two step sons, Thomas Wilson, Inverness; William Wilson, Stillman Valley, IL; a sister, Edna Olechnowicz, Chicago, IL; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Bradford. Funeral Service of Remembrance will be conducted Tuesday, April 2, 1:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with military honors and burial to follow at Florida National Cemetery. Visitation from 12 noon until the hour of service at Chas E Davis Funeral Home.


Pearl L Bradford, 83, Inverness, FL
PEARL L. BRADFORD, age 83, Inverness, died September 29, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Pearl was born on July 31, 1930 in Hickman, KY to the late Dewey and Ethel Mae (Henley) Price. She was an assembly line worker for Hubble Lighting Company with 11 years of service. Pearl enjoyed sewing and reading. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Thomas C. (Trina) Wilson, Inverness, William E. (Christine) Wilson, Stillman Valley, IL, daughter Diane Crawley, stepson John Bradford, Bowling Brook, IL and stepdaughter Linda Sue Grogan, Martin, TN, and a sister Dorothy Joyner, Okeechobee, FL; 5 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John C. Bradford on March 28, 2013. A tribute to Pearl's life will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Pearl's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Esther L Bray, 87, Inverness, FL
Esther Lovella Bray, age 87, Inverness, died October 1, 2012 at Avante at Inverness. Esther was born on February 11, 1925 in Portland, TN to the late Charles Washington Perdue and Mae (Whitson) Perdue. She was a homemaker who is survived by her nine children, Ralph J. Lewis, Westmoreland, TN, Timothy Bray, Dunnellon, FL, Ron Bray, Crystal River, FL, Billy Joe Bray, Panama City, FL, Judy Shepherd, Lizton, IN, Marilyn J. Crosier, Laconia, IN, Treva Mae Bray, Inglis, FL, Brenda Hill, Monticello, IN and Connie Bray; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband William Bray and her second husband Alfred Bray. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mildred L Bresnahan, 78, Lecanto, FL
MILDRED (RENIE) LORENA BRESNAHAN, age 78, went to be with the Angels November 30, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Renie was born on November 5, 1935 in Atlanta, GA to the late Jesse and Mary (Austin) Turner. She relocated to this area in 1978 from Miami. She was the owner of Southern Concrete Pavers with her husband. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed family gatherings and dancing with the love of her life. Left to celebrate her life is her husband John (Mike) Bresnahan; three sons Pat (Patricia) Bresnahan, Lecanto, Joseph Bresnahan, Inverness and Phillip (Rhonda) Bresnahan; daughters Brenda (John) Hawthorne, Aberdeen, NC and Deena (Glenn) Sivia, Lecanto; brother Jesse (Virgia) Turner, Opa Locka, FL and Patricia Smith, Marietta, GA; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by four brothers and daughter-in-law Renee Bresnahan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Leo F Bridgers, 77, Ocala, FL
LEO FRANK BRIDGERS, age 77, Ocala, died March 17, 2013 at Sylvia's House under Hospice care. Leo was born on June 21, 1935 in Chester, PA to the late William and Mary (Spain) Bridgers. He served our country in the United States Navy. Leo was employed by Corning, Inc. in the optical fibers division as a draw operator. He enjoyed traveling, NASCAR races and after retirement drove a bus in Jackson, WY for many years, transporting people for white water river rafting. Left to treasure his memory is his wife Anna Sue Bridgers; sons Robert L. (Linda) Bridgers, Las Vegas, NV, Leo W. (Cindy) Bridgers, Spearfish, SD, David A. (Melissa) Bridgers, Wilmington, NC, Paul S. Bridgers, WV, Jerry L. Bridgers, Wilmington, NC, Jeff Whaley, Fruitland, ID and stepsons Troy Holt and Travis (Deborah) Holt, both of Jewett, TX; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A funeral tribute to Leo's life will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Leo's memory to either Wounded Warriors Project or Sylvia's House Hospice in Ocala.


Gilbert Brier, 80, Beverly Hills, FL
Gilbert Brier, age 80, Beverly Hills, died November 13, 2013 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County at the Hospice House in Lecanto. Gilbert was born on November 27, 1932 in Far Rockaway, NY to John and Margaret (Bernstein) Brier. He was employed as the manager for an art material manufacturing company. Gilbert was a member of the Elks Aerie, Moose Lodge, Lions and the Beverly Hills Surveillance Group as well as an excellent square dancer who danced at the challenge level. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 11 years, Jeanne; his son Scott (Susan) Brier, Newton, CT; his daughter Stacey (Thomas) Saccareca, CA; stepsons Joe (Lisa) DiGorgio, Fairless Hills, PA and Richard DiGorgio, Morrisville, PA; stepdaughter Debra (James) Wilson, Morrisville, PA; grandchildren Ross, Clay, Daniel, Nicole, Angela, Richard, Marissa, Daniel, A.J., Michael and sisters-in-law Cathy (Joseph) Lisenmeier and Linda (Thomas) Matuszewski; other extended family and close friends who will all miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Adrienne in 1999. The family wishes to thank the Hospice House staff for the loving kindness and excellent care extended to Gilbert. Please consider memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or provide a random act of kindness to a stranger in Gilbert's memory. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Franklin Brock, 74, Hernando, FL
FRANKLIN BROCK, age 74, Hernando, died May 24, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Frank was born in Bell County, KY on October 28, 1939 to the late Dillard and Kathryn (Wright) Brock. He served our country in the United States Army. Frank was employed as a maintenance worker in local cemeteries. He is survived by his brother, Willard Brock and sister Imajean Brock, both of Kentucky as well as extended family members. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


William A Bronne, 90, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM A. BRONNE, age 90, Homosassa, died October 14, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. William was born on December 16, 1922 in Newark, NJ to the late August and Mary (Frank) Bronne. William served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII, with action in Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Rome-Arno. He owned and operated Allied Business Machines for 25 years in Westfield, NJ. William enjoyed traveling, fishing and golfing. He constructed and flew model airplanes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 64 years, Madeleine Bronne; his son Dennis G. (Gail) Bronne, Parlin, NJ, daughters Ellen (John) Kaloyanides, Pepperell, MA, Jane M. (Samuel) Gullucci, Stewartsville, NJ, Kathleen (Edward) Barofski, Easton, PA, Kim (Robert) Seminaro, Flemington, NJ; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A military graveside service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Juanita J Brooks, 71, Inverness, Fl
Juanita J. Brooks, 71, of Inverness, Florida passed away Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born on March 26, 1941 in Binghamton, New York to the late William D. and Louise Sackett. Juanita was a Customer Service Representative for New York State Electric and Gas, and a protestant. She arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Endicott, New York. Juanita enjoyed sewing, making jewelry, volunteer work, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include her husband of twenty years, Clifford Brooks. Other survivors include two sons, Donald (Angela) Titus of Inverness, and William Titus of Binghamton; one daughter, Lucretia "Lucy" Drumm-Titus of McDonough, New York; two step-sons, Kenneth (Regina) Alan of Canandaigua, New York, and Donald Brooks of Binghamton; three step-daughters, Barbara (Brian) Mandigo of Lafeyette, New York, Kathryn (Dick) Maddi of Endicott, and Kim (Keith) Gabriel of Johnson City, New York; one brother, John Sackett and one sister, Virginia (Randy) Sackett. twenty-one grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Lurline Brooks, 91, Lecanto, FL
LURLINE BROOKS, age 91, Lecanto, died April 9,2014 at Woodland Terrace. Lurline was born in Lumber City, GA on November 24, 1922 to the late James and Maranda (Browning) Anderson. She was employed by Florida First National Bank as a teller. Lurline was very active in the Chosen Missionary Baptist Church, serving in many ministries as well as in the Garden Club and Women of the World. Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Annette Francis and niece Helen Davis and many other extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Homer Brooks and her daughter, Charlyne. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Port Myaca Cemetery in Port Mayaca. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Paula M Brooks, 34, Inverness, Fl
Paula Michelle Brooks, 34, of Floral City, Florida passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, Florida. She was born on December 26, 1977 in Scotsburg, Indiana and arrived in this area twenty-six years ago, coming from Kissimmee, Florida. Paula was a waitress for Golden Coral Restaurant in Inverness, and a Baptist. She enjoyed going to the beach and loved her trucks. Paula enjoyed her werstern wear, and her boots. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and her four pups. She is predeceased by her father, James W. Miller; one brother, Randy Miller, and her grandmother, Mary Paitsel. She is survived by her loving husband of eleven years, William David Brooks; one son, Dalton James Bailey of Floral City; her mother, Cindy Miller; biological father, Earl Duff; three brothers, Randy Earl Duff, Robert Miller and James Miller, Jr.; three sisters, Aleisha Miller; Pamela Miller and Shiela Hardin; her grandmother, Miss Waldorf; her uncle Lanny Paitsel; mother-in-law Debby Brooks; father-in-law Bill Brooks; sister-in-law Melissa Geer; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services for Michelle will be conducted on Friday, September 7th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Greg Kell, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 PM until service time.


Henry E Brosseau, 75, Inverness, FL
Henry Edward Brosseau III, 75, of Inverness, FL, formerly of South Portland, ME, died June 15, 2012, in Citrus Memorial Hospital , Inverness, FL. Prior to his retirement he was employed as an Electrician out of Local 567. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry Jr. and Dorothea Curry and a grandson Robert III, and a granddaughter Kelly. Surviving are five children, Marlene Welch and her husband Robert Jr.; Darlene Himes and her husband Carl Jr.; William (Ed) and his wife Helen; Wayne and his partner June; Richard and his wife Laura; a brother, James and his wife Sandra; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and his loving partner Lois. Arrangements were under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Frederick H Brown, 85, Citrus Springs, FL
Frederick H. Brown, 85, Citrus Springs, died March 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Fred was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on June 23, 1928 to the late Henley and Jean Penney Brown and moved to Citrus County in 1994. He was a retired air conditioning technician and served our country in the U.S. Navy Those left behind to mourn are his wife, Barbara (Newton) Brown, Citrus Springs FL; 3 children, Frederick H. Brown, Jr., Tarpon Springs, FL; Brian S. Brown, Ft. Collins, Colorado; Deborah J. Riggs, Beverly Hills, FL; 2 sisters, Nancy Erskine, Paradise Valley, AZ; Joan Jones, San Diego, CA; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 Hwy 580 Clearwater, Florida at 2:00 PM on March 23, 2014. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Ida B Brown, 105, Inverness, Fl
Ida B. Brown, 105, of Inverness, Florida passed away July 11, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on June 2, 1909 in Arkansas, and arrived in this area first in 1951, then again in 2012, coming from Mount Airy, North Carolina. Ida was a Protestant by faith, and enjoyed bead work and jewelry making. She was preceded in death by her husband James K. Brown in 2004, and her daughter, Leddessal Maxwell. Survivors include her son Marlin Jones of Inverness, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Lawrence R Brown, 82, Floral City, FL
LAWRENCE ROBERT BROWN, age 82, Floral City, died May 15, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Lawrence was born on June 16, 1930 in Tonncanic, PA to the late Leland and Elizabeth Brown. He was the owner/operator of his own painting business. Lawrence was the creator of C-4, the Citrus County Christian Coalition and an active evangelist. He was a member of Calvary Church. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Doris Brown, Son Kenneth (Andrea) Brown, Point Pleasant, NJ, daughters Barbara Ann (James) Dunigan, Floral City and Nancy (Michael) Anderson, Homosassa, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, brothers Leland and Johnny Brown, both of NJ. He was preceded in death by a brother Michael and sister Louise. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Margaret A Brown, 89, Inverness, FL
Margaret Agnes Brown, 89, Inverness, died Sept 5, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit. A native of Philadelphia, PA., she was born June 1, 1922 to the late James and Emma (Sell) Downs. She is survived by her daughter in law, Edith Brown, Inverness; her grandchildren, William P. Brown and girl friend Christine Swinimer and her children, Jonathan and Gregory, all of Inverness; Kathryn Dillon and husband, Steven of Philadelphia, PA; 7 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; Steven Hicks and wife Cassie of Easley, SC and 3 great grandchildren; John Hicks and his wife Barbara of Reading and Chamberburgs, PA; 4 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; Kevin and David Hicks of Chamberburgs, PA; several nieces and nephews; She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, her son, Thomas and her daughter, Kathryn. Cremation arrangements are private with burial at a later date in Westminister Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness


Norma J Brown, 77, Inverness, FL
Norma Jean Brown, age 77, Inverness, died Monday, July 18, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


William G Brown, 79, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM G. BROWN, age 79, Homosassa, went to be with his Lord on June 29, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Bill was born on November 28, 1934 in Muncie, IN to the late Russell E. and Bessie (Teboe) Brown. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring after 24 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. After his retirement from the Army, Bill pursued many other career avenues, as Food Service Manager for Citrus County School System, retiring with 20 years of service, as a professional barber, hair stylist and real estate agent. He was a member of Crystal River Church of God. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and playing his guitar. He especially liked watching Pastor Jimmy Swaggert's television ministry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Jo Ann Brown, daughters Becky Lynn (Willie) Sego, Lawton, OK, Janice Irene (Ronald) Coonrod, Michigan Town, IN, Teresa (Rex) Rusaw, Homosassa; sons Michael Hampton, Destin, FL and Steve (Frances) Johnson, Homosassa; brother Daniel E. Brown and sister Judy M. Brown, both of Lutz, FL; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Barbara Theil. A funeral service of remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Crystal River Church of God, 2180 NW 12th Ave, Crystal River, FL. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Interment will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Flowers are accepted, however if friends wish, donations in Bill's memory may be made to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Barbara E Bruner, 86, Inverness, FL
BARBARA E. BRUNER, age 86, Inverness, died Thursday, October 20, 2011 at her residence. Barbara was born on August 10, 1925 in Rollette, North Dakota to the late Edson and Pearl Armstrong and came to this area in 1995 from Tampa. She was a cashier for Kash-n-Karry for many years. She enjoyed going to the beach, reading and working in her garden. She was Methodist by faith. Survivors include her daughter Sandra Smith, formerly of Gibsonton, now residing in Inverness; her son George and wife Uteva Medich, Riverview, FL, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, James W. Bruner on May 11, 2009. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service.


Charles R Brunskill, 81, Floral City, Fl
Charles Richard Brunskill, 81, of Floral City, Florida died Monday, April 16, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Fern L Bryan, 86, Floral City, FL
Fern Luella Bryan, 86, Floral City, died May 5, 2014. Mrs. Bryan was born Sept 20, 1927 in Spratt, MI to the late Charles and Minnie Loomis. She was a retired educator, and moved here from Hillman, MI and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Floral City. Survivors include 2 step daughters, Sandra Ritchie of Inverness; Judy Vaught and husband, Odus, of Inverness; her daughter in law, Sherry Bryan; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her husband Leonard in 2002, her step son, Gerald, and her sisters, Lelia Atkinson,Leona Weidbrach, Lefa Ostrander, and brother, Rex Loomis. Funeral services conducted Monday, May 12th at 10:00 from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Sarah Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery.


Kathryn A Brye, 62, Inverness, Fl
Kathryn A. Brye, 62, of Inverness, Florida passed away under the care of Hospice of Citrus County Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at her residence in Inverness. Kathryn was born on November 3, 1949 in Key West, Florida to the late George and Josephine (Porcelle) Whidden. She arrived in the area in 2008, coming from Deltona, Florida; and she was a Registered Medical Assistant. Kathryn was a Catholic, and loved cooking, animals, travel, and thrift stores. She is preceded in death by one sister, Mary Shepherd. She is survived by her loving companion of twenty years, Jose Mauricio of Deland, Florida; one son, Christopher (Alexis) Wilkins of Inverness, Florida; two brothers, George Whidden of Longwood, Florida and Louis (Susie) Whidden of Ocala, Florida, and her second child “Blew”, her faithful dog; and eight “grandpups”. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2012, 3:00 P.M., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital, or Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frances M Burgess, 78, Floral City, Fl
Frances M. Burgess, 78, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was born on February 20, 1935 in West Plains, Missouri to the late Robert Ellis and Frances (Salimas) Dickson. Frances was secretary for the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and arrived in Florida in 1980, coming from the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was a Presbyterian by faith, loved painting, and enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Survivors include her children, Michael Anthony (Elaine) Burgess of Naples, Florida, David T. (Ruth Marie) Burgess of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Norman Clifford Burgess, Jr. of Bridgewater, New Jersey, Patricia (Bill) Goodspeed-Payne of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Marianne (Richard L.) Edmonds of Florence, Kentucky, Melody (Robert) Burgess-Underwood of Naples, Florida, and Marlaine Artis Burgess of England; brothers Ralph William and Patrick Dickson; sister Barbara Jean Watkins; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


John R Burke, 73, Inverness, FL
JOHN ROBERT BURKE, age 73, Inverness, died November 5, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. John was born on March 22, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY to the late James Burke, Sr. and Sarah (Newell) Burke. He was employed as a handyman in various apartment complexes. John enjoyed bicycling. Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Martha Snyder and Dorothy Burke, both of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Robert O Burke, 83, Floral City, FL
Robert Osman Burke, 83, Floral City, died Nov 21, 2012 in the Citrus Co. Hospice Unit in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Alva, Florida, he was born on Aug 23, 1929 to the late Robert and Theo (Blackburn) Burke and came to Citrus Co. in 1969 from Ocala. Bob was a retired Ranch Manager and member of the New Testament Baptist Church of Floral City. He served our country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Barbara Love Burke of Floral City; four sons, Frank Burke, Clearwater; Mark Burke, Floral City; Michael (Sebrina) Burke, Marianna, FL; Noah Burke, Brooksville; daughter in law, Sherrie Burke, Pinellas Park; three sisters, Margaret Kontour, Deer Trail, CO; Addie Keen, Colton, WA; Billy Stevenson, Ocala; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Burke in 1990 and his brother, Russell. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Nov 24th at 11:00 AM from New Testament Baptist Church with Rev. Ledford Hodges and Rev. Clarence Helms officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Cemetery, Holder, FL In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to New Testament Baptist Church Missionary Fund.


Yourth L Burke, 90, Inverness, FL
YOURTH L. "URI" BURKE, 90, of Inverness, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2012. She was born November 21, 1922 in Highlands, Illinois. She graduated from Charleston High School where she was a drummer in the school band. She worked for the General Electric Company for 34 years in Illinois and Florida. She was active in the VFW #4337 Auxillary and the Eagles Aerie 3992 of Inverness. She was an avid patriot and aided the Disabled Veterans Association. She was active outdoors with hunting, fishing and camping. She was predeceased by her husband, Jim Burke and companion of 20 years, Skip Hoyer. She is survived by son, Dr. Richard McKibben and his wife, Diane, two granddaughters, Honorable Kelly McKibben (Scott), Tracie Pring (Mike) and two great granddaughters Kelly Ann Pring and Courtney Pring. A tribute to Uri's life will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Sherrill L Burkhardt, 91, Inverness, FL
Sherrill Lee Burkhardt, age 91, Inverness, died August 10, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Private cremation arrangements with inurnment at the Florida National Cemetery. Survivors include her son, Bruce Wayne Burkhardt, Ocala and daughter Karen Diane Grites, Palo Alto, CA; one sister Martha Gunn, Oveido, FL, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald on 02/21/2005.


Gerry A Burklin, 75, Floral City, FL
Gerard A. “Gerry” Burklin, 75, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Sturgill Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Florida. He was born on March 20, 1938 in Mount Kisco, New York to the late Richard F. and Emily B. (Bullock) Burklin. Gerry was owner of Burklin Electric Motors in Pinellas Park, Florida and upon retirement, arrived in this area in 2002. He was an Episcopal by faith, and enjoyed NASCAR, all types of University of Florida sports, and fishing. He was preceded in death by siblings Richard, Jr., and Deloris. Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Dianne Burklin. Other survivors include children Shawn (Marta) Burklin of San Diego, CA, Scot (Ginger) Burklin of Van Nuys, CA, Cassie Burklin of Pinellas Park, FL, and Linda B. Johnson of Palm Harbor, FL; sisters Marilyn Carter, and Carole Jean Landry; grandchildren Shane, Sam, Harper, Justin, Kyle, Zane, and Gracie; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida


Greg L Burrell, 52, Inverness, FL
GREG LEE BURRELL, age 52, Inverness, died September 26, 2012. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Greg was born on September 25, 1960 in Flint, MI to Gary and Gwendolyn (Williams) Burrell. He was a landscaper who enjoyed working with plants and irrigation; he also liked to play pool and was a NASCAR fan. He was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Gary and Gwendolyn Burrell of Inverness and other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary in 2009.


Doris M Busto, 94, Safety Harbor, Fl
Doris May Edna Busto, 94, of Safety Harbor, Florida passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Nurses Helping Hands in Dunedin, Florida. She was born in New York, New York on January 17, 1918 to the late Edward J. and Katherine (Gallagher) Lansey. Doris was a dancer in the New York, and performed for five years with the Rockettes. She arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Westbury, New York and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, Florida. Doris enjoyed playing cards, dancing, and eating out. She was preceded by her husband of sixty-six years, Frank M. Busto; and one brother Edward J. Lansey. Doris is survived by her sister, Carol Shortell of Valley Stream, New York, and many nieces and nephews. Private arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Pauline M Butterworth, 80, Inverness, FL
PAULINE M. BUTTERWORTH, age 80, Inverness, died March 26, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and surrounded by her loving family. Pauline was born on July 19, 1933 in Grafton, WV to the late Frederick W. and Cecilia May (Scott) Hoffmaster. Pauline was a certified nurses aide for Newark Manor. She enjoyed arts, crafts and was an avid Elvis fan. She enjoyed attending worship service at her Catholic Masses. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Warren Butterworth, Bear, DE, Steven and Timothy (Kate) Butterworth, both of Inverness; her daughter Wendy (Philip) Hopkins, Inverness; brother James Hoffmaster, Newark, DE and sisters Jean (Jerald) Mattucci, Boca Raton, FL and Joan K. (Paul) Brown, Bear, DE; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A Celebration Worship Service will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in a time of visitation from 2:00 until the hour of service. Please consider donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in Pauline's memory in lieu of flowers.


Elaine M Butzer, 58, Inverness, FL
ELAINE MARIE BUTZER, age 58, Inverness, died October 3, 2013 at her residence. Elaine was born on August 7, 1955 in New York. A loving mother and grandmother, she was a compassionate person who enjoyed helping people and her work as a restaurant server. Left to cherish her memory are her chilidren Jesse Butzer, Crystal River, Dawn Fox (Kevin Layton) Newark, OH, Rachael McCreery (Roger) Coshockton, OH, Joseph Catucci (Ryan Younce), Oakhurst, CA, Lisa Johnston (Frank), Austin, TX, Jobe Butzer, Inverness, FL, her father Arthur Fryer, Largo, FL; brothers Michael, Arthur, Christopher and Scott Fryer, sisters Marion, Patrice and Gina, grandchildren Kirsten, Kayela, Courtney, Matthew, Nathan, Sarah, Jesse, Matthew, Trent, Ronnie, Kaiden, Kaya, Kaleb and great-grandchildren Amy, Hope, Emma, Ella and her companion Christopher Whitaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Butzer in 2008. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and Tribute to Elaine's life will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First Church of God, 5510 E. Jasmine Lane, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Betty J Byers-Taylor, 76, Floral City, FL
Betty J. Byers-Taylor, age 76, Floral City, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at her residence. She was born on February 22, 1937 in Olney, Maryland to the late Gordon E. and Elizabeth (Meyers) Ridgely. Betty was a homemaker, and arrived in this area twenty years ago from Mansfield, Ohio. She enjoyed dancing and reading. Survivors include her loving husband James Taylor, Sr. of Floral City; one son, Steve (Tonya) Frazee of Ohio; two daughters, Carolyn and Hope; one step-son, James E. Taylor, Jr of Ohio; four stepdaughters, Paula, Sherry, Susan and Nancy; one sister, Carol; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Anthony J Byrne, 56, Inverness, Fl
Anthony Joseph Byrne, 56, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at his residence. He was born on February 17, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Jonathan F. and Geraldine (Samkavitz) Byrne. Anthony was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a carpenter in the construction industry. He arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, and enjoyed car restoration. He is survived by his siblings, Michael Byrne of of Ormond Beach, Florida, Timothy Byrne of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, Edward Byrne of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Patricia Kiser of Palm Harbor, Florida, and Bernice Tobash of Macungie, Pennsylvania. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donna R Cahill, 93, Inverness, FL
DONNA R. CAHILL, age 93, of the Inverness Club, died July 29, 2013 under Hospice of Citrus County care. Donna was born on June 10, 1920 in Spring Valley, IL to the late James and Rose (Donna) Riva. She was the office manager for her family wholesale firm, Koyak and Riva for many years. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law, Tere and Larry Wood, Inverness, sister Rosemary and husband Bob Blazier, Crystal Lake, IL, grandsons R.K. Hallberg and Tod and wife Christine Hallberg, great-granddaughters Kendra and Allison. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, J. Donald Cahill on June 23, 1984 and her brother, James Riva in December of 2010. Donna will be returning to Spring Valley, IL for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Evelyn M Campbell, 93, Beverly Hills, FL
Evelyn Campbell, 93, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on July 12, 2014 at Citrus Hills Health & Rehab in Hernando, Florida. She was born in Rockland County, New York on July 4, 2014 to the late Alexander Craig and Edith (Hunter) Craig. Evelyn was a beautician and arrived in this area in 2009 coming from Nanuet, New York. She enjoyed doing hair for shut-ins, hospital patients, and nursing homes. Survivors include children Craig Campbell of Beverly Hills, and Alexis (Bruce) Baliszewski of Hernando, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James F Camper, Jr., 81, Hernando, FL
JAMES F. CAMPER, JR. age 81, Hernando, died May 19, 2012 at his residence. James was born on February 2, 1931 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late James F. Camper, Sr. and Lucille Camper. In 1943, at age 12, he was the youngest Eagle Scout in America. He served our country in the United States Army. He was employed by General Electric as a field district manager and had a vast knowledge of electronics and was meticulous in his work. He enjoyed boating, bowling and golfing and was also a HAM radio operator. A generous and loving man, he was a devoted husband and father. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jewel Camper, Hernando; his son James Bartley and wife Sheree Camper, Lakeland, FL; daughter Sherri and her husband Kevin Ferguson, Sanford, FL; grandchildren Renee and Christy Lynn and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his only sister Jean Heavilin. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service with miilitary honors will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Leary Willis officiating.


Gerald W Canfield, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
GERALD W. CANFIELD, age 70 Beverly Hills, died January 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Gerald was born on September 28, 1943 in Monroe, WI to the late George W. and Maxine (Linn) Canfield. Gerald was an 11th grade English teacher for Hillsborough County School system for over 45 years. He was an avid Tampa Bay Rays fan and enjoyed collecting baseball cards. Left to cherish his memory is his brother David G. Canfield,Tallahassee; sisters Susan (Wayne) Bass, Beverly Hills and Sara Ann August, Chula Vista, CA; nephew Bill (Martha) Bass and niece Libby (Tad) Jones of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Robert L Carlisle, Jr., 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Robert Lee Carlisle, Jr., age 81, died March 9, 2013 at Brentwood Health Care Center. Robert was born on July 20, 1931 in Deland, FL to the late Robert L. Carlisle, Sr. and Ulrica Black Carlisle. He served our country in the United States Army. Robert was a farmer, specializing in ferns. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Gina Sack of Beverly Hills, FL and Lisa Schwartz of St. Augustine, FL, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John L Carlock, 84, Inverness, Fl
John Lee Carlock, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at New Horizons, in Inverness. He was born on July 1, 1929 in Alpine, Tennessee to the late Porter L. and Marcia (Ledford) Carlock. John was a Refrigeration Technician, and a U. S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Livingston, Tennessee, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. John enjoyed reading the Bible, and his favorite biblical reference was Psalm 91. Survivors include his loving wife of 22 years, Trelba Carlock. Other survivors include 2 daughters, Margaret E. Carlock of Inverness, and Marcia (Charlie) Rogers of Fayetteville, Georgia; 2 step-sons, Gary (Emogene) Carr, and Tony Carr, of Livingston, Tennessee. 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brother Everel Carlock, and sisters Verda Ledbetter and Helen Barker. Funeral Services will be held in Livingston, Tennesse, with burial at Green Hill Cemetery, Alpine, Tennesse at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Carlson, 91, Chester Gap, VA
Margaret Carlson, Age 91, of Chester Gap, Virginia, went home peacefully to the Lord on Sunday, November 11th 2012. Born Domenica Bongiovanni on November 20th 1920 in Niagara Falls, New York, to Emanuel Bongiovanni and Elisabetta (Runca) Bongiovanni, she lived a good and full life. She was married on April 4th 1946 to George Carlson and raised a family of three children: Andrew, Marie, and Raymond at their Chautauqua Lake, New York home in Stow, New York. After her husband of 43 years passed away on March 26th 1990, she lived in the loving care of her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Marie and Mr. Algert Shortz. Margaret was known for her gentle manner and love for her family and friends; she enjoyed painting art-work, crocheting, and cooking in her life as a proud homemaker. Preceded in death by husband George and step-grandson Gerry. Survived by siblings Ann (Jim) & Carmen (Rosalie); children Andrew (Felipa), Marie (Algert “Butch”), & Raymond; grandchildren Matthew, Elizabeth (Jim), Grace, & Jacqueline; step-grandchildren Robert & Annette; great-grandchild Natalia, step-great-grandchildren David, Tara, & Lydia; and step-great-great-grandchild Aurora. She leaves a legacy of Christian family values. A private memorial and internment was held on November 26th 2012 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Fero Memorial Gardens, respectively, in Inverness and Beverly Hills, Florida.


Lorraine G Caron, 82, Inverness, Fl
Lorraine G. Caron, 82, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Brentwood Health Care Center, Lecanto. She was born on February 24, 1930 in Fall River, Massachusetts to the late Armand E. and Aurore (Paquette) Gagne. Lorraine was a Catholic, a homemaker, and enjoyed playing bingo. She was predeceased by her husband Gaston J. Caron. Survivors include one son, Bradley (Linda) Caron of Connecticut; two daughters, Virginia (Andy) Nowakowski of Connecticut, and Aurore (Jeff) Caron of Inverness; two brothers, Robert and Roger; two sisters, Terrie and Collette; five grandchildren Caron, Michele, Michael, Daniel, and Kimberly. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carol L Carpenter, 78, Inverness, FL
Carol Leigh Carpenter, 78, Inverness, died April 24, 2014 in Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Amityville, NY, she was born Aug 19, 1935 to the late Wilson and Grace (Oliver) Graham and came to this area in 1997 from Lake Grove, NY. She was employed as a clerk for the State of New York and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. She was the former volunteer coordinator for the Citrus Co. Sheriff's Dept, past treasurer of the Highland's Surveillance group and volunteer with the Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxillary. Carol is survived by her daughter, Susan E. Carpenter, Westbrook, CT; her brother, Edwin Graham and wife Helene, of Inverness; 2 Grandsons, Thomas Carpenter and Andrew Yermenson. She was preceded in death by her son, James Carpenter (Feb 1, 2008) and her sister, Ida Graham. A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, April 28th, 3:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Hospice of Citrus County or the Florida Sheriff's Boys Ranch.


Ethel M Carpenter, 80, Inverness, FL
Ethel May Carpenter, 80, Inverness, died Dec 16, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was a 4 year resident of Woodlands Terrace and enjoyed their loving care and attention. Mrs Carpenter was born March 25, 1931 in Chelsea, MA to the late John and Eleanor (Hudson) Thistle and moved to this area in 2004 from Peabody, MA. She was a member of the Parkinson's Association and enjoyed watching her television shows and playing cards. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Donald; her brother, John Thistle, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA; 2 sisters, Miriam”Ella” Nardone of Inverness and Doris Parsons of Beverly Hills; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Dec 19th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Michael Raine of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Reita M Carpenter, 106, Inverness, FL
Reita May Carpenter, 106, passed away on May 7, 2013 at the New Horizon Assisted Living Home in Inverness, Florida. She was born May 10, 1906 in Ballston Spa, NY, the daughter of Leonard and Mabel Davey. She was predeceased by her husband Harold L. Carpenter, her daughter Janet Paquin, 3 sisters, her grandson and a great grandson. Survivors are her daughters Mabel Siler, Glenville, NY and Audrey Wagner of Beverly Hills, FL and her son Neil R. Carpenter of Ocala, FL; 12 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and four great-great-great grandchildren, her niece and nephew. A Requiem Eucharist Mass will be offered on Friday, May 10th at 9:00 AM at St Margaret's Episcopal Church with Fr. Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Thursday evening from 5-7 PM. Burial will follow at the Ballston Spa Cemetery this summer at a date to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made in Reita's memory to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 11 North Osceola Ave., Inverness, FL 34450 or to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 for the Hospice House in Lecanto.


Ralph W Carr, 96, Floral City, FL
RALPH W. CARR, age 96, died April 28, 2014 at his residence. Ralph was born on June 28, 1916 in Denver, CO to the late Ralph M. and Ruby Carr. He served our country during WWII in the United States Army. Ralph was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company as an auditor. He was a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522, V.F.W. Post 4337 of Inverness as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was adamant about supporting local businesses and especially those owned by local citizens. Ralph was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who was also devoted to his many friends in Citrus County. He loved a good joke. Left to cherish his memory is his son and daughter-in-law Terry and Honey Carr, Cooper City, FL; grandchildren Jeremy Carr, Crystal Sherren, Casey Carr and great-grandson Bryce Carr. He is also survived by his devoted dog and constant companion "Puddles." He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mildred. A celebration and tribute to Ralph's life will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with military honors. Please consider donations to Wounded Warrior Project in lieu of flowers in Ralph's memory.


Gloria F Carter, 84, Hernando, FL
GLORIA F. CARTER, age 84, Hernando, died September 22, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Gloria was born on October 22, 1928 in Chicago, IL to the late Carmelo and Vinci Rossi. She was employed by the City of Chicago Board of Health as a Pharmacy Technician and remained very active and interested in public health concerns throughout her lifetime. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Frank D. Carter, Hernando. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting with private arrangements.


James C Carter, 63, Inverness, FL
James Calvin Carter, D.C., 63, Citrus Hills, died suddenly July 3, 2011. A native of Canonsburg, PA, he was born Jan 22, 1948 to the late Glenn and Marietta (Patterson) Carter and came to this area in 1984 from Winter Haven, FL. He was a Chiropractic Physician and founder of Inverness Chiropractic Clinic 27 years ago. Dr. Carter was a U.S. Naval Veteran and graduate of California State University in Pennsylvania followed by a degree from Palmer Chiropractic College of Davenport, Iowa. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Linda Botkin Carter, Citrus Hills; his daughter, Sarah Carter, Citrus Hills; two brothers, Vance Carter of Orlando and Wayne Carter of North Ridgeville, OH; one sister, Patricia Marcuri and her husband, Russ of Citrus Hills; many nieces and nephews. At Dr. Carter's request, there will be no services. His family will plan a Celebration of Life at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Self Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065-3298


Mary S Carter, 94, Inverness, FL
MARY SELINA CARTER, age 94, Inverness, departed this life on June 10, 2013 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center, under the loving care of her granddaughter Jennifer, her husband James Gregory, their children and Hospice of Citrus County. Mary was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on July 18, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Charles W. Carter. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church while living in St. Petersburg where she was church organist, secretary and Bible teacher and was a VBS principal for 35 years. In the Pinellas Baptist Association she was the Associational Director for GA's and Acteens. After moving to Hernando many years ago, she was active in many church activities as organist, choir member and Bible school worker in the Hernando Baptist Church. She was a "Honey Bee" in the Island X 18 SeaBees. She did free lance writing of children's stories and was a poetress and a distinguished member of the International Poet's Society. Her poetry has appeared in an edition of "Seasons of Life", the International Library of Poetry. She was a secretary and pianist for TOPS FL 550 of Inverness, where she was a charter member and a graduate KOPS for over 20 years. She was a volunteer at the Senior Activities Center in Lecanto. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Sallie Taylor, St. Petersburg and Vella Faye McDannell, Floral City, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchldren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery.


Jack G Casebolt, 72, Inverness, FL
Jack G. Casebolt, 72, Inverness, passed away at home on Feb 18, 2014 under the loving care of his wife, Elaine. Jack was born Oct 27, 1941 in Waverly, Ohio to George and Ora (Baker) Casebolt and came to Citrus Co. in 1981 from Orlando. He was the founder of Citrus Water Conditioning in Inverness and was quite active in various affiliations including the Inverness Kiwanis Club, Florida Water Quality Association and the Corvette Owners of America. Jack enjoyed all kinds of sports, especially football, golfing and NASCAR. He also was an avid reader, T.V. buff, and movie goer. Jack and his wife, Elaine, were active collectors of all kinds of antiques. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Left to mourn his loss are his wife, Elaine; three sons, Mark Casebolt and Jack E. Casebolt, both of Hernando; Matthew Casebolt and wife, Kristine, Inverness; his daughter, Kasey Camp and husband Chris, Ocala; two step sons, Shawn Miller and wife, Ana, Birmingham, AL; Chad Miller and wife Norma, Bothell, Washington; step daughter, Brandy Gogan and husband Kevin, Birmingham, AL; his brother, Harry Bullis and wife, Sharron, Pensacola, FL; nine grandchildren, Michael,Lauren, Kayla, Tyler, Laci, Collin, Asia, Haley, and Mia. Friends are invited to celebrate Jack\'s life on Sunday, Feb 23rd, 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested in Jack\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Johnny E Cason, Jr., 81, Inverness, FL
JOHNNY EMORY CASON, JR. age 81, Inverness, died November 3, 2012 surrounded by his family and friends and Hospice of Citrus County staff. A lifelong native of Inverness, he was born on May 30, 1931 to the late Johnny E. Cason, Sr. and Ruth (Baker) Cason. Johnny worked at many venues, but enjoyed farming the most. He was an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting and taking care of his dogs. He liked being around people and was known as a jokester. At the time of his death, Johnny had designed and was helping build his own new home. Left to cherish his memory are his companion of 12 years, Penny Prentice, his daughter Ruth "Noreen" Hancock, both of Inverness, his brother William Cason, TX and sister Lillian Hughes, Brooksville, FL, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Emory John Cason and a daughter, Vickie Galpin. Visitation, funeral services and burial are private, by invitation only. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Gail B Cassidy, 71, Inverness, FL
Gail Bernard (Hoppy) Cassidy 71, Inverness, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 22, 2014 at home. He was born July 22, 1942 in Mt. Clemens, MI to the late Thomas Bernard and Hazel (Hickman) Cassidy and moved to this area in 1979 from Miami. He was a sheet metal worker. He was an extensive world wide traveler, avid fisherman, gardener, jewelry maker, and enjoyed restoring and playing pinball machines. Hoppy was a member of Floral City Masonic Lodge No. 133 and belonged to the Masons for 49 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Pat Cassidy of Inverness; his daughter, Sallie A. Elston, Ridgeway,SC; three brothers, Glen, Gary, and Kenneth Cassidy. The family will receive friends Friday from 1-3 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where Masonic Services will be offered at 3:00 PM. Committal services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Masonic Home of Florida, 3201 First St. N.E., St Petersburg, FL 33704


Herbert E Castell, 72, Lecanto, FL
HERBERT E. CASTELL, age 72, Lecanto, died May 6, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Herbert was born on December 25, 1941 in Worcester, MA to the late Ernest and Laura (Young) Castell. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Herbert was a machinist for Norton (now St. Gobain) in Worcester for over 36 years. He enjoyed being active with dancing, golfing and fishing and in later years began collecting coins. Everyone who knew him will miss his wonderful smile. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 25 years, Lorraine Castell; his children Ronald Bullens, Patricia Setterlund, Leslie Castell, Christopher Castell, all of Worcester, MA and Cynthia (Castell) Kane, Whitinsville, MA; his brother Donald Castell, Worcester; a niece Vera; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Abraham, Ashley, Matthew, Joshua, Aaron, Chelsea, Bradley, Aiden and Topher and 2 great-grandchildren Anthony and Alivia. A tribute and celebration of Herbert's life with military honors will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Christopher E Caster, 63, Floral City, Fl
Christopher E. Caster, 63, of Floral City, FL passed away on April 4, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Jacksonville Beach, FL on October 7, 1950 to the late Edwin and Eleanor C. (King) Caster. Chris was a Switchman for the railroad, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Tallahassee, FL. He was a Christian by faith and loved music, painting, going to the beach and surfing, and playing and restoring guitars. He is survived by his daughter, Brenda Caster of Kissimmee, FL; and brother Timothy Caster of Manhatten, NY. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for both Chris, and his mother Eleanor, will be held on Sunday, April 27, 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Eleanor K Caster, 93, Floral City, FL
ELEANOR KING CASTER, age 93, Floral City died at her home on March 15, 2014. Eleanor was born on July 4, 1920 in New York City to Edna and Arthur King. After graduating from Hunter College of the City of New York, she was employed as a supervisor of foster home care. A lifelong advocate of helping children with disabilities, at the age of 36, she began teaching children with orthopedic handicaps and took 50 hours of education in that field. She relocated to Citrus County in 1978 from Miami after having taught as a special education teacher in Dade County for 20 years. She was a member of the Council for Exceptional Children and Friends of the Floral City Library. She was an enthusiastic member of Caring and Sharing of Citrus County, originally started by Charles and LouEllen Davis of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. She and her husband enjoyed traveling both in Europe, which they visited five times as well as throughout the United States. She is survived by two sons, Christopher Edwin Caster of Floral City and Timothy Craig Caster of New York City and granddaughter Brenda Caster of Kissimmee. The family invites friends to join them in a celebration of life service for Eleanor at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM.


Erwin B Casto, 96, Inverness, FL
Erwin B. "E.B." Casto, age 96, Inverness, died November 7, 2013 at Woodland Terrace. Erwin was born on September 11, 1917 in Mason County, WV to the late Perry and Laura (Keefer) Casto. He was employed by DuPont Chemical Company as a supervisor for over 40 years. Erwin enjoyed traveling. He is survived by daughters Helene (Bill) Heaton, Livonia, MI and Mary (Charles) Seabolt, Inverness; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three wives, Lucy, Kitty and Iona, two step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild. A Funeral Tribute to Erwin's life will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hernando Church of the Nazarene. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Further services and burial will be in West Virginia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in E.B.'s memory are suggested to Hernando Church of the Nazarene, 2101 N. Florida Ave, Hernando, FL 34442.


Iona Casto, 86, Inverness, FL
IONA CASTO, age 86, Inverness, died January 4, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehabilitation Center. Iona was born on January 1, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Harry and Dorothy (Clayton) LaRivere. She was a certified public accountant. Iona was a member of Hernando Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed her church family as well as singing in the choir. She also enjoyed traveling. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 29 years, Erwin B. Casto, Inverness; sons Scott (Kathy) Baker, South Lyon, MI and John (Libby) Baker, Corona, CA; her daughter Pamela (Bill) Zell, Aberdeen, NC; her sister Shirley Holloway, West Chester PA; stepdaughters Helene (Bill) Heaton, Lavonia, MI and Mary (Charles) Seabolt, Inverness; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandchild. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hernando Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, MI. The family requests memorial donations in Iona's name to the church building fund in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home


Jack W Casto, 81, Inverness, Fl
Jack W. Casto,81, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011. He was born in Danese, West Virginia on April 14, 1930 to the late William and Pearl (Heaster) Casto. Jack arrived in the area in 1989, coming from Charleston, West Virginia. He was a Methodist by faith, and an avid golfer. Jack was a veteran of the U.S. Airforce, and former owner/operator of several Dairy Queens in Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rebecca Casto. Other survivors include one son, Greg (Jakey) Casto of Frederick, Maryland; two daughters, Lisa C. (Mike) Malcom of Hemet, California, and Jan C. (Douglas) Stavinoha of Houston, Texas; one sister, Alice Smith of Bethel, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Mitchell, Mathew, Will, and Dana. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frances W Cater, 85, Crystal River, FL
Frances W. Cater, 85, of Crystal River, Florida passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at Heaven Sent ALF in Homosassa, Florida. She was born on September 4, 1926 in Shreveport, Louisiania to the late Thomas F. and Myrtis (Lawrence) Welsh, and was a Graduate and avid fan of L.S.U. Frances arrived in the area in 1988 coming from Deltona, Florida. She was a homemaker and a member of Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto, Florida. She was a very accomplished bridge player, who achieved “Life Master” status, as well as an accomplished gardener. Frances is preceded in death by her husband Robert B. Cater, Jr. Survivors include one son, Robert B. (Debra) Cater III of Homosassa; one daughter, Catherine (Greg) Pope of Valrico, Florida; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2012, 11:30 AM, at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, Lecanto. Frances will be laid to rest with her husband at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Carl V Cervi, 87, Inverness, FL
Carl Victor Cervi, 87, Inverness died May 31, 2014 in the Hospice House in Lecanto (Hospice of Citrus County). Mr Cervi was born in Isola del Giglio, Italy on Sept 14, 1926 to the late Luigi and Selyka Cervi and moved here 40 years ago from West Milford, New Jersey. He was employed by Florida Power Corp as a Machinest-Mechanic and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Carl enjoyed gardening, bird watching, fishing, watching International soccer, and most of all, spending time with his family Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Emmanuelita \"Lee\" Cervi, Inverness; one son, Darren Victor Cervi, Ocala; three daughters, Victoria Lofton and husband, Michael, Linda and Lorie Martin, all of Inverness; his sister, Stella Cervi of Italy; a grandchild, Litamarie Victoria Stanton and her husband, Joe; two great-grandchildren, Sophia Victoria Downey and Joseph Michael Stanton. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, June 6th, 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Friends may visit the family Friday from 9:00 - 10:30 at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home prior to the procession leaving for church. Memorials in Carl\'s memory are being recieved by Hospice of Citrus Co, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Virginia M Cesefske, 88, Inverness, FL
VIRGINIA M. CESEFSKE, age 88, Inverness, died January 10, 2014 at Arbor Trail surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was born on May 25, 1925 in Port Huron, MI to the late Frank and Irene (Clarke) Sawdon. She was a homemaker who loved playing bingo. Virginia liked to go boating, fish, and enjoyed vacationing in Florida. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 34 years, Stanley J. Cesefske, her children Nancy (James) Howe, Cape Canaveral, Janice Smith, Hernando, John W. (Sandra) Thompson, Zephyrhills, FL; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John B. Thompson in 1975, her son-in-law Richard Smith and two grandsons. A celebration of Virginia's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Stanley J Cesefske, Jr., 87, Inverness, FL
Stanley John Cesefske, Jr., age 87, Inverness, died May 22, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Stanley was born on May 17, 1927 in Port Huron, MI to the late Stanley, Sr. and Mary (Glombowski) Cesefske. He was a lineman for Detroit Edison Power Company for over 40 years. Stanley enjoyed gardening and working in his yard in his later years. Left to cherish his memory are stepchildren John W. (Sandra) Thompson, Zephyrhills; Nancy (James) Howe, Cape Canaveral; Janice Smith, Hernando; siblings Theodore Cesefske, Joseph Cesfeske and Mary Lu Rowbothom, all of Port Huron, MI; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. The family invites friends to join them for a time of visitation on Sunday, May 25, 2014 from 5-7 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Further services will take place at the Pollack-Randall Funeral Home with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Port Huron, MI. Please consider donations in Stanley's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


Ida M Chapman, 98, Oxford, FL
IDA "MARGARET" CHAPMAN, age 98, died June 1, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Margaret was born on October 13, 1914 in Buckeye Furnace, OH to the late John and Susie (Kisor) Copas. She was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. Survivors include her son, Ronald Peart, granddaughters Rhonda and Karen and four great-grandchildren. Services will be at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home with burial in the Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


\"Chappy\" Reginald H Chapman, 95, Ocala and Inverness, FL
Reginald H. "Chappy" Chapman, 95, Ocala, formerly of Inverness, died Dec 21, 2012 in Ocala. A native of Franklin County, IL., he was born March 27, 1917 to the late William and Mary (Gregg) Chapman and moved here in 2008 from southern Illinois. He worked for the Zeigler Coal Co. in Ziegler, IL as a miner and superintentant and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Chappy is survived by his step son, James Hall of Ocala; step daughter, Jeanette Hall, Ocala; step grandchildren, Linda Mattingly and Catherine Hall. Graveside services conducted at Oak Ridge Cemetery on Monday, Dec 24th at 1:00 PM with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow. No calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert S Chappell, 69, Hernando, Fl
Robert S. Chappell, 69, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. He was born on July 7, 1944 in Arlington, Virginia, was a U.S. Army veteran, and arrived in this area in 1946, coming from Virginia. Robert was owner of Bob's Office Supply in Crystal River, and attended the Church of God in Inverness. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, the outdoors, and fishing and was also owner of Gulf Coast Charters on Crystal River for 20 years. Survivors include his longtime companion, Caroline Lupo of Hernando; his mother, Chrystine Chappell of Hernando; brothers Carlton (Ginger) Chappell, Jr. of Tallahassee, Florida, and Brad (Vim) Chappell of Hernando, Florida; and one sister, Joy Wilson of Hernando. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M., with a funeral service at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Helen J Chasteen, 82, Inverness, FL
Helen J. Chasteen, 82, of Inverness, left this world and went home to be with her Lord on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto. Mrs Chasteen was born on Dec. 20, 1929 in Canton, OH to the late Fred and Wilma (Gorley) Calhoun and came to this area in 1999 from Tappahannock, VA. She was a member of the Rutland Baptist Church, a devoted Christian, Mother, Grandmother and pastor's wife of the late Rev. John Chasteen who passed away July 14, 2004. Helen lived for many years in Jacksonville, where she completed over two years of college at Florida Junior College in Jacksonville. She was a real entrepreneur in her younger years, having put herself thru beauty school, and opened a beauty shop in her home, she became a licensed real estate agent, and worked in administrative positions for Gulf Life Insurance and a physician's medical office. She leaves to mourn her loss her daughter, Olivia (Bill) Bilenky of Inverness and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry and grandson, Gabriel on whose birthday she left to be with her Lord. What a joy for him to see his Nana again on his birthday. The Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 25th at 11:30 am at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Duilio Chiarizio, 72, Hernando, FL
DUILIO CHIARIZIO, age 72, "Uncle D" died June 2, 2013 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Duilio was born on January 29, 1941 in Hartford, CT to the late Anthony and Doris (Lavallee) Chiarizio. He was a carpenter by trade. He was an "old biker dude" who loved his family and friends. Left to cherish his memory is his nephew Michael and wife Donna Chiarizio, Dunnellon; nieces Denise and husband Brian Eucine and Barbara Crane, all of St. Petersburg; their children and grandchildren as well as other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his brothers Anthony and Nicholas. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Stephen D Chitty, 56, Crystal River, Fl
Stephen David Chitty, 56, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on February 9, 2014 at his residence. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David L Christianson, 66, Inverness, FL
DAVID L. CHRISTIANSON, JR. age 66, Inverness, died February 29, 2012 at his home under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. David was born on March 22, 1945 in Buffalo, NY to the late David L. Christianson Sr. and Annie D. (Ross) Christianson. He served our country in the United States Army. He was employed as a correctional officer at Sumter Correctional Institute for more than 20 years. A Loving Husband and Father, he enjoyed watching football. Survivors include his wife of 8 years, Renee Christianson, daughters Michelle Graham and Summer Christianson, all of Inverness; sisters Sandra Christianson of Tampa and Juanita (Robert) Dollar, Lecanto, Step-Father Joe Turney, Seffner, FL and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Yvonne Powell. The family requests donations to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL, 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Bruce A Christopher, 51, Beverly Hills, Fl
Bruce A. Christopher, our precious son, age 51, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Tampa General Hospital. He was born on September 28, 1961 in Everett, Pennsylvania to Ronald and Jean (Colledge) Christopher. Bruce was a Press Operator, and arrived in Florida in 2006 coming from Breezewood, Pennsylvania. He attended college at University of Phoenix and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Human Resource Management, in 2013. Bruce loved playing golf and bass fishing, and loved God and his family. He is survived by his parents, Ronald and Jean Christopher of Beverly Hills, Florida; one daughter, Shannon Seipp of Washington State; one brother, Brian (Celeste) Christopher of Madisonville, Tennessee; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice, in Bruce's name. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Phyllis J Cianciulli, 77, Homosassa, FL
Phyllis J. Cianciulli, age 77, Homosassa, died March 25, 2013 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Phyllis was born on December 17,1935 in Raritan, NJ to the late Phillip and Ina (Areanas) Cianciulli. She owned Mr. T\'s Delicatessen in New Jersey and Matty\'s in Pennsylvania. She enjoyed crocheting. A woman of deep faith, she loved her Lord. Left to cherish her memory are her children James, Phillip, John, Vincent, Andrew and Anthony Terraciano, Alicia Simon, Caroline Aboumosa, Annie Rehm, Ina Reese and foster son Phillip Gonsalves; her sisters Ina \"Lynn\" Schoonover and Jackie; 54 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. "Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond's glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the autumn's gentle rain. When you awaken in the morning, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die."


Joseph Cipolla, 78, Floral City, Fl
JOSEPH CIPOLLA, age 78, Floral City, died May 29, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Joseph was born in Brooklyn, NY on October 27, 1935 to the late Michael and Rose Cipolla. He was the owner/operator of his own carpet installing business. His favorite TV shows were Gunsmoke and watching anything with Marilyn Monroe starring in it. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Carol Cipolla; daughters Cathy, Denise, Rose, Margaret; stepson Stan; stepdaughter Cheryl; his sister Margaret; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Carole K Clark, 73, Inverness, Fl
Carole K. Clark, 73 of Inverness, Fl died Fri. Feb. 1, 2013 at her residence. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Chester Clark, 78, Inverness, FL
Chester Clark, Jr., age 78, Inverness, died Nov 19, 2011 at Shand's Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Born Aug 29, 1933 in Bracken Co. Kentucky, he was the son of Chester B. and Selena Clark, Sr. and came to Florida in 1989 from Michigan. He worked for Ford Motor Company at the Saline, MI plant as a machinest. Survivors include his wife, Maria (Tilaguy) Clark, Inverness; his Mother, Selena Hofmann, Inverness; 2 sisters, June and Alice McKeddy, both of Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial offered on Wed., Nov 23rd at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Lakeside Memory Gardens, Eustis, FL Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


David C Clark, 61, Inverness, Fl
David C. Clark, 61, of Inverness, Florida died Sunday, March 4, 2012. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David D Clark, 75, Floral City, FL
David Dean Clark, age 75, Floral City, died December 22, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. David was born on December 11, 1938 in Decatur, IL to the late William and Alberta (Langheldt) Clark. He served our country in the United States Navy. He was a member of VFW Post #99 in Decatur, IL and transferred to Post #7122 of Floral City. David was an excellent welder and sheet metal worker. He enjoyed traveling, dancing and was the owner/operator of two different bars in Decatur, IL, the Anchor Inn, Circle C and partner of the Belvedere Inn. He was a parishioner at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Brooksville. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Linda; his son Todd D. Clark, Florida; daughters Kimberly Rhodes, Blue Mound, IL and Deana Clark, Delray Beach, FL; his brother Frederick Clark, Decatur, IL; grandchildren Miranda Kay, Kara Larie, Falon Rae, Madison Renee and Jacob Ryan. He was preceded in death by siblings Bill, Don, Bob, Gene, Anabelle, Patricia and Mary Kay. A graveside military committal service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 1:15 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donations to honor David's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL designated for the Hospice House in Lecanto in lieu of flowers.


Michael T Clark, 52, Inverness, FL
Michael Thomas Clark, 52, Inverness, died at home on Sept 15, 2013. A native of St Petersburg, FL, he was born June 21, 1961 to William and Evelyn Jean Clark. He was employed in the custodial and maintenance department for 17 years with the Pinellas County School system and after moving to this area, for the Citrus County School System. He is survived by his son, Paul of Harrisburg, PA; his mother, Evelyn Jean Clark of Inverness; two sisters, Cheryl Bennett of Palm Harbor and Cindy Marie Williams of Oldsmar. Michael\'s life will be celebrated by his family at a later date. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Robert C Clark, Sr, 82, Inverness, FL
ROBERT C. CLARK, Sr. "Capt. Bobby", age 82, died February 28, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. A native of Ohio, Capt. Bobby was born on May 1, 1931 to the late James V. and Louise (Shropshire) Clark. He located to this area in 1981 from Pinellas County. An intrepid entrepreneur, he owned and operated Capt. Bobby's Seafood, B&W Rexall Restaurant, Bobby Clark's Auto Sales and Bobby Clark's R.V. Sales in Inverness and Cleveland, GA and was a commercial yacht captain. He was a member of race car drivers associations SCCA, IMSA and IMCA, the Christian Motorcycle Club and an active member of Egypt Shrine Temple, Citrus Shrine Club, Shriner's Clowns as well as Sertoma. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Robert Clark, Jr. and his wife Cheri, Beverly Hills; Rocky Clark, Orlando; daughters Sandy Santinelli, Brandon and Cindy Orange, Jacksonville, 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He will be dearly missed by many friends and acquaintences. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Noah B Cleaveland, 2, Floral City, FL
NOAH BRADLEY CLEAVELAND, infant baby of two months died May 11, 2013 at his residence. Noah was born on March 1, 2013 to Alex Henry Cleaveland and Tiffany Lynne Ellison at Citrus Memorial Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by siblings Alex H. Cleaveland, Jr. and Kaylynne Cleaveland, paternal grandparents Bradley and Pansey Cleaveland, all of Floral City and maternal grandparents Debbie Hatley, Leesburg and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his step-grandfather, Mark Cutler. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Doris M Clement, 56, Bushnell, Fl
Doris M. Clement, 56, of Brooksville, Florida passed away Friday, August 17, 2012 at Brooksville Regional Hospital. She was born on November 25, 1955, in Walton, New York to the late Clinton L. and Barbara (Hathaway) Goetschius. Doris was a Certified Nurses Aide and arrived in the area in 2009, coming from Oneonta, New York. She was a Christian, and loved animals. She enjoyed going to yard sales, thrift stores, and was a very giving person. She is survived by two sisters, Betsy \"Marty\" (Joseph) Mallory of Bushnell, Florida, and Brenda Goetschius of Tavares, Florida; and Sheri, her god-daughter, and her family. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


Grace Clore, 78, Inverness, FL
Grace Clore, age 78, Inverness, died September 18, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Grace was born on January 14, 1935 in Ellijay, GA to the late Henry and Ollie (Cochran) Johnson. She was a cafeteria worker for the Pasco County school system. Grace enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and was active in ministries and enjoyed her church family and fellowship at Cornerstone Baptist Church. She started the group \"Crafty Ladies.\" Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Earl C. Clore, Inverness; her son David Earl Clore (Christine), San Antonio, TX; daughter Sharon Bailey (Bill), Brooksville, FL; two brothers Bill Johnson (Lanelle), Pine Bluff, AK, James Johnson (Mildred), GA; sister Betty Stewart (Kenneth), Ducktown, TN, 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Mack Johnson and Jerry Johnson. A tribute to Grace\'s life will be held on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 2-4 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Memorial donations in Grace\'s memory are requested to the charity of your choice or Cornerstone Baptist Church (Share The Vision) in lieu of flowers.


Sue E Cloyd, 86, Homosassa, Fl
Sue Evelyn Cloyd, 86, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on December 22, 1927 in Paris, Kentucky to the late Doc Sam and Ruby (Chilton) Bennett. Sue was a legal secretary for the Department of Defense, and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. She attended the First Methodist Church in Homosassa, and was a master bridge player, and enjoyed golfing. Survivors include her loving husband of 68 years, Clyde T. Cloyd. Other survivors include one son, Rodney V. (Daria) Cloyd of Shelbyville, Kentucky, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Mickey Cochran, 76, Inverness, FL
WALTON W. "MICKEY" COCHRAN, age 76 went to be with his Lord on July 30, 2012. Mickey was born on June 9, 1936 in Crossville, GA to the late Arthur and Grace Cochran. His family moved to Alabama when he was just an infant and then relocated to Fort Pierce, FL in 1948. He served our country in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. Mickey was employed by Publix Supermarket for over 35 years as a store manager. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed serving in many of the church offices and ministries at Hernando United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Janice Cochran, Inverness, sons Michael and Rodney Cochran, both of Inverness and Tommy (Linda) Cochran, Hawthorne, FL, one grandson, Michael Cochran, Jr. and a sister June (Donald) Painter, Crossville, AL. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth and sister, Kathleen. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Hernando United Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Carris officiating. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464, Florida United Methodist Children's Home or Hernando United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Herbert R Cochrane, 79, Hernando, FL
Herbert R. Cochrane, 79 years of Arbor Lakes, Hernando, FL, died Thursday June 6, 2013 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born January 27, 1934 in Akron, OH, Herb served in the US Marine Corp from April 1954-April 1957, during the Korean War. Upon return from Korea, Herb was in the MP\'s. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marines, Herb served four years as an apprentice plasterer and was a journeyman plasterer until retirement in 1996. One of eleven siblings, Herb was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Edith Cochrane; brothers, Warren Earl, Charles Raymond and James William; sisters, Dorothy Morris, Mary Mullet and Pauline Ventimiglia. He is survived by his loving wife, Gerrie of 59 years; sons: Randall (Kelly) of Jacksonville, FL and James (Denise) of Loxahatchee, FL. Herb had an all encompassing love for his four grandsons: Austin & Brandon Cochrane of Jacksonville and Thomas and Ryan Cochrane of Loxahatchee. Each was \"his buddy\". He is survived by brothers, Eugene (Nanci), David, Gordon (June) and Daniel all of Akron, Ohio area and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the United States. Herb and family resided in Boca/Delray from 1973 to 2000. They have resided in Hernando since 2000. Herb loved to travel and bowled the amature ABC national bowling tournaments held throughout the United States. Herb had many ABC awards for games of 299, 300 and series over 700. While living in the Boca Raton area, he competed in local tournaments and won a car. Herb also enjoyed the golf outings with the Arbor Lakes Men\'s Golf Group. Herb had been ill the last 2 to 3 years and was no longer able to participate in the sports he loved. However, he loved to travel and spend time with his brothers and their families in Ohio. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Herb will be conducted on Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness, with Rev. Randy Hodges, officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Inurnment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with Military Honors provided by Marine Corps League. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer\'s Research Program or the American Diabetic Association.


Wilbert Cody, 42, Inverness, FL
Wilbert \"Will\" Cody, age 42, Inverness, died March 23, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Will was born on May 23, 1970 in Lexington, KY to the late Logan and Malinda (Teeter) Cody. He was employed as a mechanic at Top of the World in Ocala. Will was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed his work as an auto mechanic. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 11 years, Sherri Cody; sons Adam Watson and Austin Watson, both of Tennessee, daughter Sarah Watson, Inverness and sisters Linda Farrell, TN and Tracey Canine, KY; two grandchildren Caleb and Daelin. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to assist with funeral costs. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Nicholas J Colantino, 85, Inverness, FL
Nicholas Joseph Colantino, age 85, died July 12, 2011 at Arbor Trail Nursing Center. He was born on September 3, 1925 in New York City to Dominick and Vincenza Colantino and served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He was employed as a maitre' de in restaurants. Survivors include his wife Carmen of Inverness and brother Thomas and his wife Irma Colantino, Ocala. Inurnment at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Evla G Colasanti, 86, Inverness, FL
Elva G. (Tootie) Colasanti, 86 of Inverness, Florida formerly of Weymouth MA passed away on Wednesday 12/26 in the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the wonderful staff who cared for her at Arbor Trails Nursing Home. Elva was born on October 9, 1926 in Everett, MA to Edith and George Lemiuex. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Albert P. Colasanti, Sr. and five children: Linda Federico (Michael) of Rockland, MA, Donna Hancsarik (Robert) of Johnston, RI, John Colasanti (Susan) Lecanto, FL , Albert Jr. Colasanti (Pamela) Jensen Beach, FL , and Doreen Budd (Lamar), Inverness, FL, 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, brother Arthur Lemieux of Inverness, FL and sister Edith Hatfield of AL. She was preceded in death by her brothers George Lemieux, Malcolm Lemieux, and sisters Clara Daru and Lillian Shaw. Elva worked as a Head Teller at East Weymouth Savings Bank, MA for many years before moving to Florida in 1977. She was employed at First Federal Savings and Loan in Inverness until retirement in 1988. For many years, Al and Tootie enjoyed spending their evenings at Whispering Pines Park supporting and cheering for the many adult softball games played there. She was such a fan that when one time one of the teams was short a player they asked Tootie if she wanted to fill in and she did – in right field! She was a devoted and much loved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all for the way that she touched their lives with her friendly, good-natured personality and infectious smile. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Dec 31st at 10:30 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Entombment will follow in The Fountains Cemetery Mausoleum. Reposing hours on Sunday from 3-5 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County or to the Alzheimer’s Association.


William O Colbath, 78, Floral City, FL
WILLIAM O'NEAL "NEAL" COLBATH, age 78, Floral City, died November 13, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and the devoted nursing staff of Hospice of Citrus County. Neal was born on December 31, 1933 in Portland, ME to the late William O. and Helena (Deroche) Colbath. He served our country in the United States Army. Neal was employed as a salesman for an electric supply company. He was a member of the American Legion Post #155 of Crystal River, Korean War Veterans Chapter #192, Sons of the American Revolution, Withlacoochee Chapter and Boy Scouts of America, Troop #27 in CT; a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and Wood Badge. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Bernice; sons Michael W. (Debbie) Colbath, Manchester, CT, Steven R. (Mairead) Colbath, Canada, Brian D. (Glenda) Colbath, West Hartford, CT and Mark V. (Denise) Colbath, Wethersfield, CT, a nephew Marty (Sheryl) Welles, Granbury, CT and five grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 3-5 PM with military honors at 4:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland, ME.


William R Colbert, 78, Floral City, Fl
William R. Colbert, 78, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on May 28, 1935 to the late Raymond Colbert and Mary Louise McCachren. William enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952, and served in the Korean War. Afterwards, he served as a firefighter for the city of St. Petersburg for 21 years; attaining the rank of Captain upon retirement. William enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by 2 sons, Michael A. and Brian K. Colbert. Survivors include his loving wife of 37 years, Winifred Colbert. Other survivors include 3 daughters, Katherine (Joseph) Cannon of St. Cloud, Florida, Robin Overbay of Salem, Oregon, and Michelle R. (Frank) Tona of Ellenton, Florida; 2 Step-children, Rebecca King of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, and Steven V. Tuten of Jacksonville, Florida; 3 brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Robert Colbert, all of St. Petersburg; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering of family and friends is scheduled for Monday, August 12, 2013 from 12:30 P.M. until 1:30 P.M., at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, with honor guard services at 2:30 P.M., at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The procession to Florida National Cemetery will depart the funeral home at 1:45 P.M. precisely.


Frank K Collette, 76, Inverness, Fl
Frank K. Collette, 76 of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Ellicot City, Maryland on January 28, 1936 to the late Frank K. and Cora (Brown) Collette. Frank was a retired firefighter, and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was a US. Army veteran, and loved to play golf. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Collette, his son, James on 10/28/2007 and two brothers, Arthur and Woodrow. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Knootz and Mary Grace Truitt and his granddaughter, Hannah. A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2, 2012, from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Betty J Collins, 77, Inverness, FL
BETTY JO COLLINS, AGE 77, Inverness, died July 23, 2014 surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Betty was born on September 10, 1936 in Quarrier, WV, the daughter of the late Andy and Sallie (Bolling) Hodges. She was a homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother who loved life and enjoyed being with her family. Left to cherish her memory are her children Pamela Collins, Inverness, Sandra (John) Metheny, Hilliard, OH, J.C. Collins, Hamilton, OH and Rickey L. Collins, Cleveland, OH; 8 grandchildren,3 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Daniel W Combs, 52, Inverness, FL
DANIEL WESLEY COMBS, age 52, died January 12, 2014 at his residence. Daniel was born in Pontiac, Michigan on October 3, 1961 to Daniel Douglas and Dorothy (Converse) Combs. He was a tile-setter and handyman in the construction industry. He enjoyed woodworking and tinkering with his truck. He attended First Baptist Church of Floral City. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Daniel Douglas and Dorothy Elaine Combs of Floral City, sister Suzanne Bonham of Inverness, niece Casey Bonham and beloved Aunt Joan Noe. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Larry R Combs, 73, Inverness, FL
LARRY R. COMBS, age 73, Inverness, died April 3, 2013. Larry was born on March 11, 1940 in Akron, OH to the late Avie Charles Combs and Ruth (Bolton) Combs. He served our country in the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Chief. Larry was a member of the VFW #4337 of Inverness, American Legion #129 and a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3992. He enjoyed playing cards and socializing with his many friends. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Debra Combs Barr, Jacksonville Beach, FL; his brother, Donald (Loa-Ann) Combs, Akron, OH, sister Shirley (Michael) Engel, Floral City; two grandsons Tyler Barr and Evan Richardson and his loving companion, Wilma Anderson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa in 1980. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Eagles Aerie in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Larry's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Henry Comiskey, 88, Inverness, FL
HENRY COMISKEY, age 88, Inverness, continued into his life\'s journey on August 31, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was a full time resident of Citrus County for the past 25 years. Henry was born on November 26, 1923 in Newark, NJ to the late William and Irene (Maurath) Comiskey. He spent the better part of his life in the Edison, New Jersey area where he was a craftsman in the tile setting industry and also was employed as a tool and die maker. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII, primarily in the South Pacific. He was a life member of VFW Post #4337 of Inverness, life member of the American Legion Post #0155 of Crystal River and a member of the Elks Lodge #2522 of Inverness. Henry is survived by his wife Ruth Barrett, sons Henry, Jr. and John of Inverness; Thomas (Patricia) and Raymond (Sara) of Edison, NJ, Michael (Fran) of Metuchen, NJ and daughter Jane (Edward) Krolewski of Inverness; his brother John and twin siblings Vincent and Irene Nygren of Bradford County, PA; seven grandchildren, Michael (Alexandra) Ferullo, Houston, TX, Shawn of NYC, NY, Jessica, Michelle, Michael, Nicholas and Thomas, all of NJ. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jane on April 4, 2006, his son Kenneth in February of 2012; his brother William and sister Helen Mastandrea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM with a wake service at 3:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family requests donations in Henry\'s name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Kenneth Comiskey, 59, Inverness, FL
KENNETH COMISKEY, age 59, Inverness, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Kenneth was born on September 3, 1952 in Perth Amboy, NJ to Henry Comiskey, Sr. and Jane (Boyle) Comiskey and moved to this area from New Jersey where he was employed as a maintenance supervisor for Summit Oaks Hospital in Summit, NJ. Kenneth was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his father, Henry Comiskey, Sr.,Inverness; five brothers, Harry Comiskey, Inverness, Thomas (Patricia) Comiskey, Edison, NJ; Michael (Frances) Comiskey, Metuchen, NJ; John Comiskey, Inverness; Raymond (Sarah) Comiskey, Edison, NJ; one sister, Jane (Edward) Krolewski, Inverness; five nephews, Michael, Shawn, Nicholas, Michael, and Tommy; two nieces, Jessica and Michelle. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Comiskey on April 4, 2006.


Barton Conchar, 95, Inverness, FL
Lt. Barton Conchar (September 21, 1918 – March 28, 2014) USNR was peacefully called to duty in the Lord's fleet on March 28, 2014 in his 95th year. Born in final days of WWI in Springfield Mass to Belden and Mildred Conchar, Barton was to spend most of his youth growing up in Millburn, NJ. He was active in many sports including football and most importantly golf, a passion that he was able to enjoy for almost 70 years. He also developed a love for flight and was awarded his pilot's license in 1938. While the clouds of war were looming in Europe Barton was completing his engineering degree at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and became an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He was called to active duty after Pearl Harbor and like his brother Donald, he served in the Pacific theatre of operations for the duration of WWII as Executive Officer aboard the USS San Bernardino. Barton was honorably released from the active Navy in 1946 but was to remain in the Naval Reserve until 1955. For the remainder of his life Barton felt a special kinship to all veterans especially those young men and women now returning from war. After the war Barton returned to New Jersey and for the next four decades was active in the aviation, cold storage and medical supply business. He was especially proud of his many years associated with the Boy Scouts of America. After retirement in 1990 Barton knew that living in Florida would allow him to indulge his passion for golf year round and Inverness became his new home. He was a long time member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club and could found most days on the links with a smile and his clubs. In his later years his circle of friends grew to include those of his daughter Patty. His social events were attended by not only his friends but also his daughters' and granddaughters' friends as well. His sense of humor and humility along with his twinkling blue eyes made him the center of attention and he was always willing to provide wise mature counsel from those who sought it. Barton was predeceased by his wife, love of his life and golfing partner Marilyn (2005) and brother Donald (2002). He is survived by his daughter Patricia Grumbling and granddaughter Mallory (Inverness, FL) and son Barton, wife Theresa, and granddaughter Krista Conchar-Haynes (Harpers Ferry, WV) The family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff of Munro Regional Hospital, Ocala, Hospice of Citrus County and especially the staff of New Horizons ALF in Inverness for their care and support. Internment with military honors will take place at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers his family asks friends to consider a donation to the Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Elizabeth P Conklin, 91, Inverness, FL
ELIZABETH "BONNIE" P. CONKLIN, age 91, Inverness, died March 30, 2014 under the loving care of the staff at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Bonnie was born on November 14, 1922 in Goldsboro, NC to the late Rupert and Aurore Parker. She owned and operated a restaurant, the VIP Room in Hollywood, FL. and later became a dental assistant. She enjoyed painting with oils and charcoal and playing bridge. Left to cherish her memory are friends Chet Allen and his wife Maj-Britt, and family Andrea Bowen; her daughters Abigail Sandra and Sarah Anne; Chip Allen and his wife Eleni and their children Lauren and Chet V. She was preceded in death by her children Sandra, Kenneth and Randall as well as all of her siblings Arthur and Roger Parker, Mildred Good, Lillian Gossilin and Pauline Cheeseman. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mary E Connell, 82, Inverness, Fl
Mary Elizabeth Connell, 82, Inverness, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial. Graveside services are on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness with Rev. Tony Rosenberger officiating. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Arnette House, 2310 NE 24th Street, Ocala, Fl 34470. She was born in Ocala, FL on Jan 3, 1930 to the late James Milton Connell, Sr. and Dessie Stephens Connell. Betty graduated from Florida State University and was employed by the State of Florida over 25 years, retiring as a Research Assistant. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Inverness Golf & Country Club, and Zeta Tai Alpha Sorority. Even though a graduate of FSU, she became an avid Gator Fan, especially enjoying Gator Football and the Gator Alumni Association activities. Survivors include her brother, James Milton Connell and his wife, Sylvia of Orlando and her niece, Sara Beth Connell of Orlando. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


John J Connolly, 73, Holder, Fl
John J. Connolly, 73, Holder, FL passed away July 23, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 24, 1940 in Scituate, MA to the late Stephen F. and Viola (Mitchell) Connolly. John was a retired truck driver, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Brooksville, FL. He was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed riding 3 wheel bikes. He is survived by sons Joseph F. (Katherine) Connolly of Holder, and John K. (Leslie) Connolly of Tampa, FL; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Mildred E Conrad, 89, Beverly Hills, Fl
Mildred E. Conrad, 89, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. She was born on February 3, 1925 in Skokie, Illinois to the late John and Barbara (Hohs) Kalmes. Mildred was an assember for the Golf Club Manufacturing industry, and arrived in ths area in 1988, coming from Morton Grove, Illinois. She enjoyed reading, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Floyd "Jack" Conrad. Other survivors include brother Charles Kalmes; sisters Kathie Boyington, Barbara Kreegier, and Marge Wehlage; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Edward J Cook, 91, Inverness, Fl
Edward J. Cook, 91, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on May 10, 1923 in Greene, New York to the late Claude F. and Mildred (Talbott) Cook. Edward was a gasoline company truck driver, and arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He attended Bethel Baptist Church, and was a crossing guard, as well as a volunteer for the Citrus County Sheriff's Department Crime Watch. Survivors include his loving wife of 66 years, Esther Cook. Other survivors include children Daniel (Donna) Cook and LuAnn (Rudy) Ramirez, all of Hendersonville, North Carolina; brothers Leroy and Jack Cook; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother Leo Cook. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 19, 11:00 A.M. at the Bethel Baptist Church, Hernando, Florida. Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Maryann M Cook, 62, Lecanto, FL
MARYANN MARIE COOK, age 62, Lecanto, died August 6, 2012 under the loving care of her family at the Hospice Care Unit. Maryann was born on June 28, 1950 in Troy, NY to the late James F. and Rita (Seymour) Moran and came to this area in 1981 from Loudonville, NY. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who made her family her #1 priority. She was employed as Vice-President of Operations for Diversicare Corp. a company which manages numerous nursing homes and Maryann was an advocate of the elderly for their care and comfort. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 43 years, David Cook, Lecanto; 1 son, Scott David Cook, Lecanto; daughters Kerryann Marie Cook, Brooklyn, NY and Patricia "Patty" Ann (William) Green , Inverness; her brother James F. Moran, Lecanto; 2 grandchildren, Toby and Cormick Green: her Brother-in-Law, Richard Cook and his family and her Sister-in-law, Judy Beach and her family. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-8Pm where there will be a Wake Vigil Service at 7:00 PM. Donations are being accepted by the Maryann Cook Scholarship Fund, % “Nothing Is Impossible Foundation”, 191 Woodport Road, Suite 210B, Sparta, NJ 07871. Flowers are also being gratefully accepted.


Matthew B Cook, 40, Floral City, FL
MATT "TRESS" COOK, age 40, Floral City, died March 12, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A Celebration of Life and Remembrance Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Matt was born on December 3, 1971 in Muncie, IN to Bruce and Cindy (Botts) Cook. He was employed as a roofer in the construction business. Matt enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid fan of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Survivors include his son, Cameron Cook, Floral City; his Father, Bruce Cook, Inverness; Mother Cindy Watson and her husband Dan; his sister, Buffy and her husband Steve Smith and brother Ian Watson, all of Floral City; nieces Jamie Robinson and Ashley Smith and nephew Steven Smith; great-niece Hailee Calcagino; many extended family and loving friends.


Helen Cooper, 89, Inverness, FL
Helen Cooper, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on October 7, 1923, in Wilkinson, West Virginia to the late Alexander and Anastasia (Sharampleo) Huchok. Helen was a secretary for Rockwell International, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Gahanna, Ohio. Helen very much enjoyed dancing and her animals. A devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother, she loved taking care of her family. She was Methodist by faith. She is survived one daughter, Marcia A. Carter of Worthington, Ohio; two grandchildren, Nicole (Kevin) Lykens and Shannon (Joel) Hall, and six great-grandchildren, Cecilia, Mackay, Luke, Eli, Rhett and Tyler. She was preceded in death by her husband Harding on 03/14/2005 and an infant son, John Daniel Cooper. Funeral services for Helen are scheduled for Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Helen's memory to Citrus County Amimal Shelter, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness, FL 34450 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Kathleen R Cooper, 78, Inverness, FL
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mrs. Kathleen Roselynd Howard Cooper of Inverness, Florida will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. Family will receive friends beginning at 3:00 until time of service. Kathy was born June 2, 1934 in Plainfield, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Harrison and Catherine (Donovan) Howard. She died peacefully at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice on Friday, October 19, 2012. Kathy was married in 1955 in New Jersey to her high school sweetheart Frank Perrin Cooper, Jr. for 57 years. They moved to Youngstown, Ohio in 1955 where they lived until retiring to Inverness, Florida in 1994. Kathy was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She worked 3 years as an executive secretary in New Jersey and Ohio for Steel Corporations; 2 years as a personnel administrator for Celanese Corp of America; 25 years as a legal assistant/paralegal in a large Ohio law firm; and the last 9 years as a financial administrator for a retired attorney and his family. Kathy was also very active in community affairs, as well as an active member of the Inverness Golf and Country Club where she was a primary writer/editor of the club's monthly newsletter, and served on it's board of directors. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. She always displayed sincere interest in those around her and was blessed with genuine friendships. She enjoyed cruising, sewing, photography, and seeing the world. Spending time each summer with her family at the seashore was her most favorite destination. Kathy also had a knack for organization. As a young mother, she served as PTA president, Cub Scout Leader, community activist, as well as organizing many events for the neighborhood children - swim meets, summer reading groups, Haunted Houses, lemonade stands and summer plays to name a few. She was loved by many. In addition to her many friends and large family, Kathy is survived by her three children, Linda Cooper Gray and Robert Cooper of Inverness, Florida and David (Karen) Cooper of Atlanta, Georgia; her five grandchildren, David, Jonathan, and Matthew Cooper of Atlanta, GA; Jillian Gray of Redondo Beach, CA and Michael Gray of Inverness, FL. She was preceded in death by her brother Harrison Ross Howard, Jr. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Team-In Training organization which raises funds to support research in the fight against blood cancers. http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/tinkerb13/camandjill.


Virginia M Cooper, 78, Lecanto, FL
Virginia Mae Cooper, 78, Lecanto, passed away Feb 18, 2012 under the care of Hospice. A native of Cordele, GA., she was born Feb 14, 1934 to the late George and Kathleen (McCollum) Cook. She and her husband, Brown Cooper, moved here in 1994 from Cincinnati, OH. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Brown Cooper, Jr; 4 children, Matt (Malou) Cooper of Homosassa; Beth (Terry) Taylor, Greenville, SC; Sally Oursler, Cincinnati, OH; Peggy (Ric) Schuster, Louisville, KY; 1 sister, Vicki Hunter, Easley, SC; 9 grandchildren, Emily, Andy, Matt, Marc, Cati, Caleb, Adam, Abby, and Alex. Funeral services for Mrs Cooper will be conducted on Wed., Feb 22nd at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Pastor Harvey Dunn officiating. Graveside services and burial will be on Friday at 1:00 PM from Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, GA.


Jere M Coppedge, 63, Hernando, FL
Jere Mitchell Coppedge, age 63, Hernando, died January 4, 2013 at his residence. Jere was born in Hernando on September 10, 1949 to the late Cyril and Charlotte Coppedge. He was a commercial house painter. Jere enjoyed NASCAR and football; he absolutely loved Blue Bell banana pudding ice cream. Left to cherish his memory is his companion Jill Banks; his children Paule Coppedge, Lexington, KY, Racheal Franklin (Stacey Cotton), Wylie, TX, Christy Leonard (Kelly Anstine) Ocala, Kimberley Coppedge (Ben Sheppard), Clarksville, TX, Kerri Coppedge (Nels Nash) Dallas, TX, his sister Jennie (Ken) Potts, Hernando and niece Amanda Beery (John Lane), nine grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of private arrangements.


Charles J Correia, 77, Lecanto, FL
CHARLES J. CORREIA, age 77, Lecanto, died November 8, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Charles was born on January 2, 1936 in East Taunton, MA to the late Charles D. and Leonelda Correia. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Charles was employed by United Airlines as an airline mechanic for over 37 years, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. He was known to his family as "Mr. Fix-It." He enjoyed traveling, his computer and model airplanes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Correia, sons Brian and his wife Stacy Correia of Chantilly, VA and Alan Correia, Carpentersville, IL; his sister Mary Wainfor, East Taunton, MA. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Chanda L Costa, 67, Crystal River, FL
CHANDA LEE COSTA, age 67, Crystal River, died March 18, 2013 at Life Care Center in Lecanto under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chanda was born on October 15, 1945 in Lansing, MI to the late Robert J. and Mary Louise (Powis) Costa. She was employed as a Registered Nurse, working for many years at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, MA. Chanda enjoyed sewing, painting and embroidery work. She was a lifelong "Parrotthead" and member of the Moose Lodge of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory are her children John C. Baier, Jr. and wife Lisa, Dartmouth, MA and Cathy Mehrl and husband Steve, Crystal River, FL; grandchildren Heather Carpenter and her husband Mitchell and Alex Mehrl and his wife Nichelle; great-grandchildren Emily Carpenter and Joshua and Brody Baier. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. Donations in Chanda's memory are requested to Humanitarians of Florida, P.O. Box 924, Inverness, FL 34451 in lieu of flowers.


James P Coulon, 81, Inverness, FL
JAMES PATRICK COULON, age 82, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012. He was a resident of Carmel, IN and then Hernando, FL. Jim was born on March 11, 1931 to the late Benjamin and Josephine Coulon in Chicago, IL and attended Loyola University where he studied architectural engineering. Jim served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1951-1955 and fought in the Korean War. He was an accomplished salesman for Kaiser Aluminum most of his career, as well as a successful entrepreneur. In the mid 70s he started, developed and was president of two companies, The Carmel Ice Skadium and The Bookworm of Carmel, both located in Carmel, IN. He loved hockey and coached for many years at the Skadium. Jim was a devout Catholic and attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. In Florida he was on the building committee that established and developed St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Jim was Commandant of the Hernando, FL detachment of the Marine Corps League, following the code of "once a Marine, always a Marine." Jim also loved oil painting and was an avid golfer and member at The Country Club of Indianapolis. He was a wonderful father, husband, friend, teacher, coach, role-model and Cubs fan. He was a selfless man who touched many lives with love and compassion. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy; son, Timothy Michael (Jennifer) Coulon; daughter Patricia Ann Wilson; grandchildren Joshua Vincent Coulon, Brittany Lynn Rohrig, Marlee Ann Rohrig, Frank William Rohrig, III, Domiana Tea Marie Rohrig. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests memorial donations in Jim's name to Alzheimer's Family Association, West Central Florida Chapter, PO Box 2070, New Port Richey, FL 34656-2070 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Ben H Cowart, Jr., 86, Homosassa, FL
Ben H. Cowart, Jr. age 86, Homosassa died March 7, 2012 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. Ben was born on September 24, 1925 in Atlanta, GA to the late Ben H. Sr. and Ada Ramey Cowart. He served our country in the United States Navy. Ben was employed by Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company as a warehouseman. He was active in the Beverly Hills Horseshoe Club and enjoyed bowling. Survivors include his son, Michael B. (Melanie) Cowart, Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren Justin and Tammy, 2 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Jimmy (Dorothy) Cowart, Sumter, S.C. and Fred M. Cowart, Covington, GA, as well as dear friend Mary Stoltman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine in 1974. Inurnment will be privately at Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Atlanta, GA.


Thomas R Cowles, 81, Inverness, FL
Thomas Richard Cowles, 81, Inverness, died May 20, 2012 in the Hospice of Citrus County in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cowles was born in Lima, OH on Oct 5, 1930 to the late Richard and Flo (Dedrick) Cowles. A retired educator, he came to this area in 1995 from Pinellas County where he taught in the Pinellas County School System for 24 years. He served our country during the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the Ohio State University and his Masters from Kent State. Prior to moving to Florida, he taught and coached in Ashtabula, OH for 11 years. Tom is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lenore Watkins Cowles; two children, Christopher Alan Cowles and wife Ruth of Catonsville, MD: Jeffrey David Cowles and wife Cindy of St. Simons Island, GA; one sister, Carolyn Snider of Lima,Ohio; 3 grandchildren, Laura, Krya, and Davis. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th at 11:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday morning from 10:00 A.M.until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Carrol R Craig, 72, Dunnellon, Fl
CARROL RIKKI "RIKK" CRAIG, age 72, Dunnellon, died July 25, 2014 at Crystal River Health and Rehab. Rikk was born on April 1, 1942, the son of the late Charles L. Craig, Jr. and Thelma (Cloud) Craig. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. He was employed as a police officer and undercover narcotics officer for the Wichita, Kansas Police Department. A great storyteller, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Anna; his son Bryan (Sherrie) Craig, Dunnellon; daughters Tammy (Tim) Moscato, West Linn, OR and Angela (Michael) Isaacson, Glendive, MT; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Jeri Ann Craig and a son, Michael J. Craig. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Todd Craig, 49, Floral City, FL
WILLIAM "TODD" CRAIG, age 49, died February 25, 2014 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Todd was born on November 27, 1964 in Tampa to William H. and Marlene (Perkins) Craig. He was an appliance repairman. He enjoyed hanging out with his friends and fishing. He was a true Florida gardener growing many species of plants and flowers, especially roses. Todd will be missed by his many acquaintances and friends as well as his family members, his mother Marlene Thurman, Floral City; his brother Roy (Karen) Perkins, Inverness, sisters Candy Craig and Doylene Winnie, both of Floral City and Joylene Thurman of Ocala; nephew Dakota Willie and nieces Denee Winnie and Lexia Thomas. A funeral tribute to honor Todd's life will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Friends are invited to visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Jacqueline D Creech, 81, Homosassa, FL
Jacqueline D. Creech, 81, Homosassa died Feb 24, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Creech was born in Waycross, GA on July 30, 1932 to the late Samuel and Irma (Sweat) Taylor and came to this area in 1992 from Ocala. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Homosassa and enjoyed sewing as a seamstress. She is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Frazier and husband Earl of Magnolia, KY and Linda Sirmans and husband Hank of Waycross, GA; Additionally she leaves a brother, Jerry Taylor of Jacksonville and four grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be on Friday, Feb 28, 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Homosassa with Pastor Allen Ritter officiating. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Mildred F Crennan, 90, Inverness, Fl
Mildred F. Crennan, 90, of Inverness, Florida died Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born on August 8, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Louis and Mildred (Eastman) Mehl. Mildred was a beautician in the New York area and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Smithtown, Long Island, New York. She is survived by two sons, Jack and Jerry Crennan, and one daughter, Holly Kriegsman. Mildred will be laid to rest next to her late husband Brendon, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at a later date. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Cecil L Crews, 78, Floral City, FL
Cecil Layton Crews, 78, Floral City, died at home on Aug 1, 2011 under the care of his family and Hospice. A native of Jacksonville, FL., he was born Oct 29, 1932 to the late Charles and Effie Mae (Kelly) Crews and moved to this area 25 years ago from Orlando. He was a retired area sales manager for the major appliance division of General Electric and a U.S. Army veteran. Cecil will be remembered as a loving father, a good provider, and hard worker. He could always cheer you up and was always there, both during the good times and bad times as well. He will always be missed. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Arlene (Landregan) Crews; 2 sons, Stephen Craig Crews of Apopka, FL; Cecil Kevin Crews, Ocoee, FL; Kelly Lynn Painter Ayers, Melbourne, FL; Courtney Lynn Crews, Ocala, FL; 1 brother, Ellis Crews, Floral City; 4 grandchildren, Marshall, Savannah, Jacquelyn, and Sean. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Aug 5th at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Friday, 12 noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Jahu Crews, 84, Inverness, FL
Jahu Crews, 84, Inverness, died July 17, 2013 in Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Mr Crews was born in Pierce County,Georgia on Aug 19, 1928 to the late Jodie and Ferrel (Davis) Crews and moved to this area over 40 years ago from Waycross, GA. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Citrus County and was Protestant by faith. He is survived by two brothers, Donald and Marlin Crews and several nieces & nephews including James Moore. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl and two sisters, Theda McTaggart and Theresa Molcany. Cremation arrangements were private. The urn was interred in Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jack L Cribbs, 83, Homosassa, FL
JACK LEON CRIBBS, age 83, Homosassa, died February 26, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Jack was born on February 27, 1930 in Turkey Creek, FL to the late Robert L. and Lucy (Bradshaw) Cribbs. He served our country in the United States Army with the Army of Occupation in Germany. Jack was employed by Citrus County as an inspector in the mosquito control division for over 11 years. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Dolores Cribbs; sons Jack L. Cribbs, Jr. and his wife Jamie, Nashville, TN, Donald S. Cribbs, Crystal River,his daughter Kathi and her husband Rich Orsic, Hernando, MS; his brother Thomas; sisters Joyce, June, Sandra and Sharon; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons Douglas Cribbs, Ronald Cribbs and a grandson Timothy Orsic, four brothers and one sister. Graveside committal with military honors will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the cemetery. The family requests donations in Jack's memory to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers.


Betty Ann Croft, 71, Inverness, FL
Betty Ann Croft, 71, Inverness passed away Dec. 11, 2011 at the Miami home of her sister and brother in law following an extended illness. She is survived by sons, Vernon Wayne Templeman of Colorado; Michael Croft of Georgia; J. Croft and wife, Linda of Inverness; grandchildren, Donnie, Chelsea, and Eddie; her sister, Jean Gossett and husband Jim of Miami; her aunt, Edna Ulrey of Kentucky and special cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Croft and a son, Donald Ludwig, Sr. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec 14th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Robert J Cronin, 80, Inverness, Fl
Robert J. Cronin, 80, of Inverness, Florida passed away on March 15, 2014 at Avante in Inverness. He was born on October 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Hazel (Jackson) Cronin. Robert was a U.S. Army veteran, andan Episcopal by faith. He was an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin Company, and arrived in this area in 1998, coming from New Orleans, Louisiana. He enjoyed hunting; making two trips to Africa to hunt. He also enjoyed fishing in Alaska, as well as the outdoors. He is survived by his daughter, Laurel (Samuel) Roldan of Reading, Pennsylvania, and two grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Bonnie G Crowe, 85, Crystal River, Fl
Bonnie G. Crowe, 85, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. She was born on December 21, 1927 in Wilmot, Arkansas to the late James and Carrie (Johnson) Ginn. Bonnie was a school teacher, and arrived in this area one week ago, coming from Bastrope, Louisiana. She was a Baptist, and loved socializing, crafts, traveling, and was a very giving person. She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas J. Crowe, and one sister, Carolyn Ginn. Survivors include one son, Michael Crowe of Land-O-Lakes, Florida; one daughter, Jeanne Obedzinski of Crystal River; one brother, James Ginn of Bastrope, Louisiana; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Maria Cruz, 86, Beverly Hills, FL
Maria Cruz, age 86, died March 27, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Puerto Rico, Maria was born on January 19, 1926 to the late Juan Cruz Santana and Adela Vazquez and came to this country four years ago to live with her son in Beverly Hills. She was a homemaker who helped care for her extended family in Puerto Rico. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include her two sons, Jose L. Acevedo, Beverly Hills and Eugenio Acevedo, Dunnellon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements with inurnment at a later date in her native Puerto Rico.


Clarence T Crysler, Jr., 72, Inverness, FL
CLARENCE T. CRYSLER, JR., age 72, Inverness, died May 17, 2014 at Shands at UF in Gainesville. Clarence was born on October 22, 1941 in Detroit, MI to the late Clarence T. Crysler, Sr. and Grace (Curtis) Crysler. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy for nine years. Clarence was employed in the information technology field. He loved to play golf, read, work crossword puzzles and was an excellent woodworker, making many beautiful pieces his family and friends will treasure. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 49 years, Joan Crysler; sons Steven (Gayla) Crysler, Dallas, TX and Daniel (Lori) Crysler, Allen, TX; brothers Curtis (Nancy) Crysler, Grosse Ile, MI and David Crysler, Hernando, FL; grandchildren Bradly, Sarah, Sierra and Emily. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael and sisters Shirley, Nancy and Carolyn. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Please consider donations in Clarence's memory to Ronald McDonald House in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Mary L Cubberley, 84, Inverness, FL
Mary Lucille (Weaver) Cubberley, age 84, died June 26, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mary was born on July 1, 1927 in Caldwell, NJ and relocated to this area in 2007. She was a loving Wife and Mother, who enjoyed making ceramics and needlepoint pieces. Her home is decorated with the many beautiful items and framed pieces she crafted. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Robert Cubberley, Inverness; sons Ronald Cubberley, Lacy, WA, Robert (Lori) Cubberley, Glen Mills, PA, Douglas (Laurel) Cubberley, Norman, OK, Stuart (Karen) Shafer, Fallbrook, CA; daughters Lisa Tyler, Seattle, WA, Amy (Ron) Rock, Beverly Hills, FL and Sue (Bob) Nute, Sandy Hook, CT; her sister Ellen Clark, NJ; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date.


Dorothy T Cummings, 93, Inverness, FL
DOROTHY T. CUMMINGS, age 93, Inverness, died January 26, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Dorothy was born on June 12, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank J. and Beatrice (Lipari) Cacase. She was a production worker for the Avon Products factory for many years. She loved to crochet and enjoyed her flowers, both inside and out. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Barbara Rashley, Inverness; her sister Frances Playford, NC; grandchildren Patricia Jackson, Paul Bennett and Lisa Mellon-Schwartz; five great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will greet friends from 9:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home until the procession leaves for the church. Memorial donations are suggested to Helping Hands Ministry of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in lieu of flowers.


Eleanor M Cummings, 72, Inverness, FL
Eleanor M. Cummings, 72, Inverness, died June 26, 2012 at Life Care Center under the loving care of her family and Hospice. Eleanor was born on Aug 22, 1938 in Mt Clemens, MI. to the late Walter and Alma (LaCroix) Ruprecht. She was a retired LPN, a Life Time Member of VFW Post 4337 Auxiliary, Crystal River Eagles No. 4272. and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by two brothers, Charles (Jeanne) Ruprecht of Inverness; William (Donna) Bixler, Marysville, MI; three children, Emma (Jay) MacDonald, Kathryn (Ray) Grant, and Albert W. (Sally) Crocker, III; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Kristin and Taylor and a special nephew, Jarred. Additionally she leaves her constant companion and pet, Snowball. Eleanor was preceded in death by two husbands, William “Buzz: Cummings on April 6, 2005 and Albert W. Crocker. Following cremation, she will be laid to rest in Alpena, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: VFW Post 4337 Auxillary Relief Fund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Gerald J Cunningham, Jr., 59, Hernando, Fl.
Gerald J. Cunningham, Jr., 59, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Monday, December 26, 2011, at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on November 24, 1952 to the late Gerald J. and Mary (Voutour) Cunningham, Sr. Gerald served as a loyal employee of Verizon for more than 30 years before retiring in the area in 2008, coming from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Citrus Hills Country Club, and enjoyed tennis, the beach, and motorcycles. He also enjoyed working with his hands, especially landscaping. Gerald is survived by one son, Christopher Cunningham of Seattle, Washington; and one daughter, Shannon Cunningham of Boston, Massachusetts. He is also survived by three sisters, Nancy Gibbons of North Hampton, New Hampshire; Jean Cunningham of Magnolia, Massachusetts; and Mary Dervishian of York, Maine. A Celebration Of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 9:00 am at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County. For donations go to: www.hospiceofcitruscounty.org/page/donate.htm Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


Ralph T Curtis, 86, Inverness, Fl
Ralph T. Curtis, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born on August 25, 1927 in Covington, Kentucky to the late Albert Andrew and Ethel Mae Curtis. Ralph was a Union Iron Worker, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and arrived in this area in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, crossword puzzles, and refurbishing boats. Survivors include his loving wife of 11 years, Jo A. Curtis. Other survivors include son Mark S. Curtis of St. Petersburg, Florida, and one grandson. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Douglas F Cutsail, Jr., 67, Hernando, Fl
Douglas F. Cutsail, Jr., 67, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. He was born on February 12, 1946 in Eldersburgh, Maryland to the late Douglas F. and Francis (Hungerford) Cutsail. Doug was a grocery store clerk, and arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Westminster, Maryland. He was a Jehovah's Witness, and loved sharing his faith through preaching and congregational fellowship. Doug enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, airboating, and drag racing. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Cutsail. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Mary Cutsail. Other survivors include three sons, Douglas F. (Anna) Cutsail III of Texas, Michael (Sharon) Cutsail of Westminster, Maryland, and Jason Cutsail, also of Westminster; two step-sons, Christopher (Cecile) Hailey of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, and Michael (Noel) Baker of Hanover, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Sonia Waid of Eastern Shore, Maryland; one brother, Jeffrey Cutsail, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Marlene J Cyr, 82, Inverness, FL
Marlene Joyce Cyr, 82, Inverness, died May 20, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayland, NY, she was born April 24, 1932 to the late Bernard and Thelma Fox and came to Inverness in 1977 from Tampa. Marlene owned and operated Whalen Jewelers in Inverness with her husband, Nathan Cyr for over 20 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Marlene is survived by her husband of 60 years, Nathan W. Cyr; four children, Martin (Jackie) Cyr of Orlando; Diana Cyr, Kathryn (Roy) Carlevale, and Christy (Douglas) McDonald, all of Tampa; her brother, George Fox; two sisters, Bernadette Kriedler and Saundra Fox; three grandchildren, Brianne Carlevale; Olivia and Victoria McDonald. She was preceded by a brother, John and a sister, Carmen. Marlene will be remembered at a Celebration of Life Service on Monday, May 26th, 10:30 AM at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Erwin Belgica officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Kidney Foundation of Florida, 1040 Woodcock Rd., Ste 119, Orlando, FL 32803


Raymond E Dampman, 78, Inverness, Fl
RAYMOND E. DAMPMAN, age 78, Inverness, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ray was born on December 23, 1933 in Caroll County, Illinois to the late Clarence and Ethel (Kruder) Dampman and came to this area in 1976 from Stockton, IL. He was the owner/operator of his own trucking company. Ray enjoyed NASCAR racing, liked traveling to antique tractor shows and was particularly fond of the “Oliver” tractors. He liked going to yard sales and flea markets. He was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 2 years, Patricia A. Dampman; two sons David Dampman, IL and Jason and his wife Kim Dampman, Dade City, FL; his daughter Jennifer and her husband Jared Hartman, Ocala, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenda in 2008 and his only sister, Virginia. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Hernando United Methodist Church. The family requests donations in Ray's memory to either the church or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Maner D Daniel, 89, Inverness, FL
MANER ODELIA “DOLLY” PLANT DANIEL; Our beloved Dolly, 89, went home to be with our Lord on May 23, 2012 in Milton, FL. She was born on May 6, 1923 in Pace, Florida to loving parents Burel and Clara Plant. She was one of fourteen children. She is preceded in death by her parents and her much-loved stepmother, Maebelle Gallops Plant, grandson, Robbi Daniel, 4 brothers, Burel Lemar “Man” Plant, Wayne Plant, Carl Plant, Orville Plant, and 2 sisters Odessa Plant Myers and Clara Mae Plant Fowler. She is survived by her husband, George M. Daniel, Sr., Inverness; two sons George M. (Pat) Daniel, Jr. Newark, DE, Robert R. “Randy” Daniel, Philadelphia, PA, one granddaughter Tyler Daniel, grandson Anthony Boylan and great-grandson Jeremiah Daniel; one sister Dorothy Plant Hicks; five brothers Buford Plant, J.E. (Christine) Plant and Kenneth (Liz) Plant, Clayton (Pauline) Plant, Ivan (Renate) Plant, 36 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews and many dear friends. A graveside committal service will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may join the procession to the cemetery at 1:45 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Munzio J Daniello, 95, Hernando, FL
Munzio J. Daniello, age 95, Hernando, died August 9, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County Care. Munzio was born on November 23, 1916 in Asbury Park, NJ to the late Jiommy and Carmen Daniello. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He was an ordinance worker on ships for the U.S. Government. He was Catholic by faith. Munzio is survived by his daughter, Catherine Irons, Neptune, NJ, Stepson, William Hecker and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Frederick C Danner, 85, Crystal River, FL
Frederick C. Danner, age 85, Crystal River, died April 16, 2013 at Cedar Creek Assisted Living Facility. Frederick was born on August 24, 1927 to the late Frederick and Eleanor (Fuesner) Danner. He was a tool and die maker for Wheaton Industries, a company that produced many types of containers. Fred served our country in the United States Army. He owned, trained, bred and raced harness horses. He also trained chimpanzees for television, with his wife. Fred enjoyed building boats and driving stock cars. He was an avid reader, golfer and fisherman. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Crystal River. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 11 years, Janet Danner; his son Carl Danner, Philadelphia, PA; daughter Victoria (George) Stuffer, NJ; his brother Warren (Gloria) Danner and sister Eleanor, both of NJ. He was preceded in death by brothers Allen and Ted and a sister Barbara. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Ana L Danois, 92, Westchester, PA
Ana Luz Maria Danois, 92, formerly of Inverness, died Dec 11, 2013 in Westchester, PA. Born in Puerto Rico on July 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Nemencio Falero and Quintina (Birriel) Falero and moved to Florida in 1975 from Jamica NY. She was a member of the First Spanish Church of Inverness. Survivors include her children, David Danois of Plainfield, NJ and Sixto Danois, Jr of Inverness; three sisters, Mirian, Rita, and Carmen Falero; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Sixto Danois, Sr. in 1983 and her daughter, Damaris Danois Flud died in 2002. Funeral services were Tues. Dec 17, 2013 from the Longwood Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA. Additional services were conducted on Thursday, Dec. 19th at 2:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. David Pinero officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Robert S Darnell, 64, Inverness, FL
Robert S. “Bob” Darnell, 64, Inverness, died Sept 17, 2011 at the Hospice House in Lecanto. A native of Sandwich, IL., he was born Jan 9, 1947 to the late Sherman and Margaret (Larson) Darnell and moved to Florida in 1993 from LaSalle, IL. He was a retired greens keeper and of the Protestant Faith. Bob is survived by his wife, Norma Jean (Layhew) Darnell; 1 daughter, Barbara Moss and husband, David of Plano, IL; his sister, Barbara Johnson of Somonauk, IL; 4 grandchildren, Shannon, Joshua, Matthew, and Katlyn. Funeral services and burial will be in Plano, IL under the direction of Larson-Nelson Funeral Home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is charge of Florida arrangments.


Deborah M Davenport, 47, Inverness, FL
DEBORAH MAY DAVENPORT, age 47, Inverness, died August 1, 2012. Debbie was born on January 6, 1965 in Miami Beach, FL to the late Ken and Bobbie (Beale) Hull. She was employed by Cinnamon Sticks and Beef O'Brady's restaurants and currently at Beall's in Crystal River as a visual fashion merchandiser. Debbie was very involved in her children's lives, supporting them as a Girl Scout leader and with their sports activities. She enjoyed crafting and cooking. Survivors include her children Tiffany, Joey, Jr. and Savanna Davenport, Inverness; her sister Cyndi (Jake) Weber, Cinnaminson,NJ and nieces Melissa, Jessica and Rebecca Morris and many other numerous extended family members. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the care of the children to FBO Tiffany, Joey and Savanna Davenport, % Old Florida Bank, 1777 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Joseph H Davenport, 48, Inverness, FL
JOSEPH HOWARD DAVENPORT, age 48, Inverness, died August 1, 2012. Joe was born on August 4, 1963 in Willingboro, NJ to Norm and Shirley Davenport. He was a commercial truck driver for Walbon. He enjoyed woodcrafting, fishing and traveling on vacation with his family. He was active and supportive in his son's Boy Scout troop and his children's sports and school activities. Survivors include his children Tiffany, Joey, Jr., and Savanna Davenport, Inverness; his parents Norm and Shirley Davenport, Delran, NJ; brother Eddie Davenport and his partner Kevin Moore, Pensauken, NJ; sister Dawn (Bob) Gaven, Delran, NJ and nieces Heather Dunn, Amanda Davenport and nephews Brian Davenport and Ryan and Robert Gaven, many other numerous extended family members. He was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Davenport, Jr. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for the care of the children to FBO Tiffany, Joey and Savanna Davenport, % Old Florida National Bank, 1777 W. Main Street, Inverness, FL 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


James "Jim" E Davis, 65, Floral City, Fl
James Edward "Jim" Davis, age 65, Floral City, died Sudnay, October 9, 2011 at his residence. Jim was employed as a Senior Work Management Specialist for Progress Energy for over 30 years. Private cremation arrangements with a private memorial service is planned.


Lawrence H Davis, 94, Inverness, Fl
Lawrence H. Davis, Jr., 94, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing, Inverness. He was born on January 4, 1919 in Joplin, Missouri to the late Lawrence H. and Pearl (Williams) Davis. Lawrence was a Construction Electrician with Local 697 IBEW, in Hammond, Indiana, and arrived in this area over twenty-seven years ago, coming from Hammond. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army, WWII, and loved to dine out. He was a gentleman farmer, and enjoyed dabbling in investments. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen; one brother, James, and one grandchild, Ryan Davis. Survivors include three sons, Terry M. (Gail) Davis of Beverly Hills, Florida, Kim S. (Laura) Davis of Hebron, Indiana, and Jeffrey R. and significant other, Lisa, of Buda, Texas; three grandchildren, Laura, Rebecca, and Kendra; and ten great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness; the Reverend Greg Kell, officiating, with interment to follow at 11:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


Richard (Lee) L Davis, 55, Floral City, FL
RICHARD "LEE" DAVIS, age 55, Floral City, died May 14, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Lee was born on January 12, 1958 in Ashtabula, OH to Richard H. and Beverly (Lee) Davis and relocated to this area in 2000 from Ft. Myers. He enjoyed going to the beach and listening to rock music. Lee was the owner/operator of his own lawn service business. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Richard and Beverly Davis; his son, Richard Lee Davis, Jr. and many dear friends. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


James R Davis, Sr., 70, Floral City, FL
JAMES R. DAVIS, SR. age 70, Floral City, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. A native of Saginaw, Michigan, James was born on March 24, 1941 to the late Fred and Alice (Lamb) Davis and came to this area in 1967 from there. James was employed as an automobile mechanic. He enjoyed boating and fishing and socializing with his family and friends. He was Baptist by faith. Survivors include his wife of four years, Jean Davis, Floral City; three sons, Scott M. Davis, Inverness, James R. Davis, Jr., Floral City and Vern P. (Barbara) Davis, Floral City; his daughter Michelle Marie (Wayne) Hayes, Floral City; sister Bonnie Kline, Troy, Michigan, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Wallace E Day, 72, Inverness, Fl
Wallace E. "Wally" Day, 72, of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on June 7, 1940, in Bremerton, Washington to the late Russell J. and Gladys E. (Giles) Day. Wally was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and an employee of the Department of Defense. He arrived in the area in 1997, coming from Panama City, Florida and was a Protestant. He and his wife Sandee previously owned "Kween Kleen Laundromat in Inverness, next to Joe's Deli. Wally loved cooking, traveling, and reading. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sandee Day; three sons, Wallace Day, Jr. of Virginia, Joseph Day of Florida, and Peter Steele of Arizona; one daughter, Karin Moorefield of Maryland; one sister, Tadina Crouch of Washington, and numerous wonderful grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be scheduled by the family at a later date. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David M Dean, 56, Inverness, FL
DAVID MICHAEL “MIKE” DEAN, age 56, Inverness, died March 18, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice Care Unit at Citrus Health Care System. Mike was born on August 7, 1955 in Alexander City, AL to Robert Dean, Jr. and Geraldine (Hancock) Dean. Mike loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed his work as a cowboy, especially the time he spent working on ranches in Montana. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Tamara Dean, Inverness; his mother Geraldine A. Milstead, Alexander City, AL; daughters Christie Ann Welch and Kimberly Faye Dean, both of Alexander City, AL, Bonnie Mae (Kenneth) Hall, Woodruff, S.C. and Rachel Michelle Dean, Inverness; brothers Randal E. (Sheila) Dean, Alexander City, AL, Robert W. Dean, Smyrna, GA and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Dean, Jr. and one brother Walter Richard Dean in 1970. A Graveside Committal Service will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 4:00 P.M. at the Red Level Cemetery in Red Level, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Hildegard Debre', 79, Hernando, FL
Hildegard Debré, 79, of Hernando, Florida, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center, Lecanto, Florida, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bretten, Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany, on February 6, 1932 to the late Eugene and Frieda (Pfitzenmaier) Dürr. Hildegard arrived in Citrus County 15 years ago, coming from Greenville, New York. Hildegard enjoyed knitting, crafting, reading, and spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her brothers Franz Dürr and Hermann Dürr, sister Gertrude Dezenter, grandson Samuel Myers and nephew Horst Eppenbach. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Michael Debre'. She will be sadly missed by her three daughters, Erika (F. Daniel) Myers of Slate Hill, New York; Gertraud (William) Ellert of Goshen, New York; Andrea (Paul) Slaght of Hernando, Florida, and her son Christopher (Penny) Debré of New Hampton, New York; two sisters, Anneliese Eppenbach of Hernando, Florida, and Lotte Bazner of Germany; seven grandchildren, Margaret Myers Villamil, F. Daniel Myers IV, Courtney Ellert, Amy Reynolds Roberts, Chelsea Ellert, Michael Reynolds and Logan Debre'; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Roberts and Frederick Villamil. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may offer donations in Hildegard's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464 or to the Humane Society of one's choice.


Linda M DeBruyn, 64, Inverness, FL
Linda Marie DeBruyn, 64, Inverness, died at home on Jan 12, 2013 under the care of family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born in New Brunswick, NJ on Dec 18, 1948 to the late Samuel and Gloria (Alessi) Gosack and moved to Inverness from Summerfield, FL following the death of her husband. She is survived by three brothers, Walter and Bruce Gosack, both of Inverness and Glenn Gosack of Felton, DE. Cremation arrangements are private. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


David A DeCoster, 74, Lady Lake, FL
David Arthur DeCoster, age 74, Lady Lake, died October 29, 2013. Dr. DeCoster was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 12, 1939 to the late Arthur and Eleanor DeCoster and moved to Citrus County in 2001 from Indiana, Pennsylvania. Dr. DeCoster was an administrator and faculty member at various universities, receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from the University of Florida. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honor Society. During his career in higher education he co-authored four books and contributed numerous chapters and articles to other publications and research journals. He served as a frequent consultant, speaker or external evaluator for colleges, universities and educational organizations throughout the United States. Dave was the recipient of a number of national awards including the Contribution to Knowledge Award in recognition of research, writing and advocacy for the mission of postsecondary education. Other affilitations include the American Association for Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association. His community service activities included membership on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations including crime deterrence, human rights, anti-racism and a rape and domestic violence shelter. Some of Dave's hobbies and interests included golfing, gardening and antique restoration. Left to cherish his memory are two sons, David M. DeCoster, Kennesaw, GA and Douglas A. DeCoster, Lincoln, NE; his daughter Deborah E. Shrader, Lady Lake, FL; his brother Dennis A. DeCoster, Englewood, FL; his sister Denise A. DeCoster, Hailey, ID; stepchildren Frank, Dawn and Vicki Watson; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Virginia L. Brown on March 3, 2007 and his sister Dale A. Schumaker. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Stanley M DeForge, 78, Hernando, FL
Stanley M. DeForge, age 78, Hernando, died September 22, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County care. Stanley was born on May 26, 1934 in Traverse City, MI. He was a broker on Wall Street and later managed a medical office. He enjoyed learning and speaking French and working with his computer. He is survived by his good friend and French language teacher, Anne M. Stone of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements.


Dorothy E Dehn, 72, Hernando, Fl
Dorothy E. Dehn, 72, of Hernando, Florida joined her Lord on Saturday, December 28, 2013. She was born on June 14, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Hugh and Bertha (Gramm) Clark. Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker and housewife, and arrived in this area in 1979, coning from Borden, Indiana. She enjoyed attending yard sales, and going to thrift stores. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Pastor George Dehn. Other survivors include children Jon (Mary) Bangs of Nevada, Jeff Bangs and Jimmy Bangs, both of Inverness, Florida, Becky (Brian) Brendel of Hernando, Florida, Teresa (Roy) Banks of South Florida, Peggy (Allen) Wilkins of Homosassa, Florida, Jill (David) MacMeeken and Milli Owens, both of Hernando; brother Hugh Clark, Jr., 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 11:00 A. M. at the House of Power Church in Hernando. Reverend Robert Simmons, Sr., officiating.


Dean D Dehnel, 86, Inverness, FL
DEAN DONOVAN DEHNEL, age 86, Inverness, died June 5, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Dean was born on February 6, 1927 in Bertha, MN to the late Fred and Nellie (Johnson) Dehnel. Dean served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was employed as a manufacturing representative in the communications equipment business. Dean was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post #4337 of Inverness. He was a founding member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are three sons, David (Barbara) Dehnel, Raleigh, NC, Dirk (Sharon) Dehnel, Palm Harbor, FL and Donald (Margine) Dehnel, Huntsville, AL; his daughter Denise Dehnel, Inverness, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn on May 12, 2012 and his sister Bernice Horn. A celebration of life tribute will be held for Dean on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Stephen G DeMeyer, 61, Inverness, FL
Stephen Guy DeMeyer, age 61, Inverness, died March 13, 2013 at his residence. Steve was born on December 12, 1951 in Pontiac, MI to Guy DeMeyer, Jr. and Eloise (Mattoon) DeMeyer. He was employed as a small engine repair technician for over 30 years with Unicoa in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was Christian by faith. Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Eloise Hawkins, Inverness; sons, Phillip Guy DeMeyer and wife Faye, OR, Stephen Michael Luster and wife Aspasia, GA; daughters Guyette Nicole Luster, Inverness and Jessica Lamoine DeMeyer, Floral City, stepsons Josh and Shane Sullivan, stepdaughter Shanna Sullivan and grandchildren Kaleb, Eve, Bella, Aidan, Elexis and Chloe. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


William Denny, 82, Hernando, FL
WILLIAM "BILL" EARL DENNY, age 82, Hernando, died December 29, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on April 1, 1930 in Shelton, CT to the late Earl and Ethel (Bourne) Denny. He served our country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. A loving family man, he enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He liked being on the water and was a "tinkerer", building and fixing things in his home. He married Marion Bozcan in 1954 and for their 50th wedding anniversary, they enjoyed a vacation with their family at the Outer Banks; a beautiful memory for all of them. Bill was a veteran firefighter for the Old Saybrook, CT Volunteer Fire Department. He spent his working career as an engineering supervisor for Electric Boat Company, a division of General Dynamics, manufacturing submarines with over 30 years of service. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Marion; sons William Denny, Jr. (Nancy), Moodus, CT, Matthew F Denny (Sheree), Cary, NC; daughters Amanda Denny Tuthill (Michael) Middlefield, CT, Sharon LaCroix (Paul) Wheaton, IL, Abigail Ciaglo (Matthew) Colchester, CT; a sister Shirley Wells, MA and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 12:30 PM at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills,FL 34464.


Mildred \ Dent, 94, Roanoke, VA
Mildred (Mickey) Christine Hill Dent passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Emeritus at Ridgewood Gardens in Salem, VA. She was predeceased by her husband, M.H. Dent, Sr. in 1997, her mother, Callie L. Robertson Hill, in 1985, and her father, Walter Oscar Hill, in 1919. Mickey was born February 6, 1918, the only child of Walter and Callie Hill in Morristown, Tennessee. She remained in Tennessee until the age of 10 years, at which time she moved to Miami, Florida, where she lived until 1977, working many years for Parke Davis and Co. Pharmaceuticals and Mosler Safe Company. At that time she moved with her husband, who retired from Pan American World Airways, to Inverness, Florida, working at the Bank of Inverness for 22 years, retiring at 81 years of age. She is survived by her two children, Dr. Myra-Delia (Deedie) Dent Kagey and husband, Monty Williams, of Roanoke, VA; M.H. (Duke) Dent, Jr. and wife, Jodi, of Potomac Falls, VA; grandchildren, Christy Lyn Forest and husband, Todd, of Singapore; Parker Andrew Dent and wife, Crystalee of Winchester, VA; and Loren Nicole Dent Braunohler and husband, Walter, of Bangkok, Thailand; great-grandchildren, Tasman Robert Forest, Callie Morgan Forest, Logan Reese Braunohler, and Merrick Randall Dent. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, who reside in Northern Virginia. Mickey began her children’s church life at LeJeune Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida, followed by her membership at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, Florida and, more recently, Cave Spring United Methodist Church of Roanoke. She was a generous and kind spirit, always giving and helping others, particularly those in need. Our memories will be that of a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, and the glue that always connected the family. The family wishes to thank all of the attentive staff at Ridgewood Gardens and Southern Care Hospice. They were her guardian angels. Memorials can be made to Cave Spring United Methodist Church at 4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018. Friends may call Tues, May 8th at 12 noon at Chas E Davis Funeral Home until 1:00 PM when procession will leave for Florida Hills Cemetery in Spring Hill where graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 PM.


Margaret Denton, 91, Hernando, FL
MARGARET (PEGGY) DENTON, 91 of Hernando, died at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County on Thursday, July 21, 2011. Born on December 1, 1919 in Worchester, Massachusetts to the late Owen and Mary (Farrell) McGeough, she worked as a personnel manager for Richard's Dept Store in Miami and later as office manager for Dr. B.J. Letourneau. She and her husband moved to Inverness in 1986 from Miami. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Past President of the VFW Post 4337 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling, reading, spending time with her family, and watching Lawrence Welk with her dog Maggie. She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 50 years, Al, in 1997. Mrs Denton is survived by her daughter, Susan LaForsch and husband, Mike of Hernando; her son, Robert Denton and wife, Carol of Orange City, FL; 2 brothers, John F. McGeough, Lakeland, FL; Joseph F. McGeough, Encino, CA; 3 sisters, Rita Abraham of Idaho; Kathleen Meadowcroft of Inverness, and Barbara O'Rourke, Seattle, WA; 4 grandchildren, Shannon Boles and her husband, Ron of Hernando; Casey Dempsey and husband, Scott Grant of Maine; Kelly Tippens and her husband, Jay of Deltona; Robert Denton, Jr. of Orange City, FL; 6 Great Grandchildren, Dyamond, Dalton, Alexander, Melanie, Brandon, and Robert III. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness. Friends are welcome to call on Saturday, July 31st from 12:00-4:00 PM at the LaForsch home to share memories of Peggy and to celebrate a life well-lived. Call (352)726-8710 for directions. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Peggy's name to the Family Resouce Center, 2435 No. Florida Ave., Hernando, FL 34442.


Marilyn A DeRaps, 89, Inverness, FL
Marilyn A. DeRaps, age 89, Inverness, died June 3, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County. Marilyn was born on March 15, 1923 in Waterville, ME to the late Benjamin and Jean Gurney. She was employed as a registered nurse. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include her two daughters, Jayne Zinn (Donald) and Darcia DeRaps, all of Inverness; two grandchildren Bryan and Jennifer. She was preceded in death by her husband William DeRaps on 04/25/1992. Private arrangements.


Juan R deTorres, 95, Inverness, FL
Juan Ramon deTorres, was born in Puerto Rico on January 6, 1919 to the late Ramon and Joaquina deTorres. Since receiving his Civil engineering degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Juan's professional career covered field engineering, construction, design, research, operations and consulting for more than 50 years. His overseas work included design and construction operations financed by USAID, Export-Import Bank and World Bank. His work took him and his family around the world, restoring water and sewer to the most remote places on earth! Juan served our country in the United States Army with the Corp of Engineers during World War II. As a Captain, he always flew with assignments of recognizance mapping. He is a lifetime member of the Society of Engineers and is listed in Who's Who for Environmental Engineering. He was a founding member of the Phi Eta Mu fraternity in Puerto Rico and remained active in membership throughout his adult life. His joy of cooking, dancing and people from all walks of life was remarkable and he has touched so many with his endless stories and quick wit. His wife of 52 years, Jacquelyn and his family will miss him terribly. Juan died on March 6th, 2014, after 95 years of boundless energy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Joseph Di Paula, 96, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Di Paula, 96, of Inverness, Florida passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at HPH Hospice in Inverness. He was born in New York, New York on September 3, 1915 to the late George and Dorathea (Dimio) Di Paula. Joseph was a clothes presser in the garment industry in the New York area, and arrived here in 1987, coming from Coram, Long Island, New York. He was a Christian and was very active in the Senior Citizens East Civic Center in Inverness, and enjoyed playing bingo with his many friends there. Joseph also enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his wife of seventy-five years, Helen Di Paula, two brothers, Salvatore and Vincent, and one sister Fanny. He is survived by three sons, Joseph (Stella) Di Paula of Inverness, Daniel (Martha) Di Paula of Ossning, New York, and Frank (Sarah) Di Paula of Keystone Heights, Florida; sister-in-law Rose Chirdo of Elmont, New York; eleven grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Jaime H Diaz, 81, Citrus Springs, Fl
Jaime H. Diaz, age 81, Citrus Springs, died December 22, 2011 at his residence. A native of Gurabo, Puerto Rico, he was born on November 7, 1930 to the late Primitivo and Paula Diaz and came to this area in 2004 from Stuart, FL. He served our country in the United States Army. Jaime was owned his own professional photography studio. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Gladys and daughter and her husband Luz and Orlando Rivera, all of Citrus Springs, his son Jose J. Diaz and his wife Sonia of Puerto Rico, five grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements.


Sophia A Dickel, 93, Floral City, FL
SOPHIA "SOPH" ANNA DICKEL, age 93, formerly of Floral City, died May 10, 2013 at Woodland Terrace in Deland. Sophia was born on February 5, 1920 in Ridgefield, NJ to the late Francis and Katherine (Soehnlein) Ehmann. She was employed by Durotest in Clifton, NJ as an engineering technician for the manufacturing of light bulbs for over 30 years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge of Inverness and a member of SHARE Club at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Sophia was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Henry G. Dickel in 2006. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Henry George Dickel and his wife Nanette, Pierson, FL and their son, Keith E. Dickel and his wife Jennifer, Paisley, FL. A celebration of life tribute to Sophia will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 PM.


Marilyn J Dickinson, 84, Inverness, FL
Marilyn Jane DuBois Dickinson of Inverness, FL died peacefully at the Citrus County Hospice House on Saturday, June 25, 2011.  She succumbed to complications of emphysema and lung cancer.  She is survived by her three children :  Anne (Gerald) Brown of Portland, OR,  Jean (Mark) Dayton of Bloomington, IN and  Tom (Debra) Dickinson of Geneva, IL.  She is also survived by ten grandsons and one granddaughter and by her elder brother, James (Nancy) DuBois of Inverness, FL and her sisters-in-law, Irene Dickinson and Dorothy Vail, also of Inverness.  Mrs. Dickinson was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Donald.   Mrs. Dickinson was born in Waterloo, IA on December 23, 1926.  She attended Northern Iowa University for her freshman year and then transferred to the University of Iowa from which she graduated with a degree in Economics and English Literature.  After graduation, she worked for the Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company in Chicago, IL.  She was proud to have been instrumental in the building of a branch of the publishing company in Geneva, IL.  Her love of reading and books continued throughout her life. She and her husband moved to Geneva, IL in 1963 and raised their family there.  She was an active volunteer in the community and often drove patients to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for cancer treatment.   Marilyn was an enthusiastic gardener and enjoyed being part of the Geneva Garden Club.  She was also a brilliant bridge player.  She obtained her real estate license in the mid-1970’s and worked with Bill Grossklag Realty Company for a number of years prior to retirement when she and her husband moved to Florida.   Following retirement, Mrs. Dickinson often visited her children and their families and was pleased to have the opportunity to travel.  She and her husband enjoyed visiting Europe as well as New Zealand.  Marilyn was a devoted member of PEO and was grateful for the friendship and support offered by that group.   Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Geneva Public Library, 127 James Street, Geneva, IL 60134 . Private burial arrangements in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness


Mary J Dietz, 58, Inverness, FL
Mary Josephine Dietz, age 58, died March 24, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mary was born on September 21, 1954 in Cleveland, OH to the late Glenn and Josephine (Jaros) Myers. She was employed as a state tested nursing assistant in Ohio. Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed traveling to many areas. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 39 years, William Dietz; daughters Jennifer and husband Adam Chandler, Olmsted Township, OH and Linda Dietz, Berea, OH, her brother James and his wife Sue Myers, Brecksville, OH, grandchildren Nathan and Marissa. A Funeral Tribute to Mary\'s life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service.


Paul M DiGiovanni, 59, Inverness, FLq
Paul M. DiGiovanni, 59, Inverness, passed away May 10, 2012 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he was born on Aug 12, 1952 to Frank and Ellin (Salvia) DiGiovanni. During his formative years, Paul resided in Lynbrook, NY and was educated through the Lynbrook Public School system. He married and raised three boys, Paul, a public employee in Highways and Parks for the Village of Lynbrook; Michael, a teacher at Bellmore JFK High School; and Frank, a journeyed electrician. His sons and their families reside on Long Island. He is also survived by his Mother, Ellin of Inverness; two brothers, Frank and Ralph and his wife, Kris of Inverness; ; an extended family of two daughters in law, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father, Frank J. DiGiovanni on Aug. 24, 1979. Paul was a charismatic sports enthusiast who will be missed dearly by his family and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, May 15th, 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. His eternal resting place will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours are at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Monday from 5-8 PM where a Wake Vigil Service will be offered at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, there will be a scholarship established in Paul's memory. Donations may be mailed to Frank DiGiovanni, 720 Newton Avenue, Inverness, FL 34452


Marjorie J Dilling, 78, Homosassa, FL
MARJORIE J. DILLING, Homosassa, passed away April 26, 2014 at Sugarmill Manor in Homosassa under HPH Hospice care. Marjorie was born on May 7, 1935 in Aliquippa, PA, the daughter of William and Myrtle Lytle. She worked in the medical field most of her life as a receptionist and a medical transcriptionist in Arizona, California, Ohio and Maryland. Marjorie and her husband Walter moved to Florida in 1993 from Middletown, MD. Marjorie was active in the Methodist Church, loved children and piano playing. Over the years she combined these passions by playing piano, leading children's choir at three Methodist Churches. Marjorie was an avid seamstress making drapes for home and made most of her own clothes. She knitted sweaters for family and friends, but her passion was children. She made several large teddy bears and gave them to children. Marjorie liked ballroom and square dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ronnie. She is survived by her loving husband Walter of Homosassa, FL, son Rob and his wife Elizabeth of Stow, MA, son Brad of Savannah, GA and brother Bill of Cocoa Beach, FL. A celebration of life will be conducted at a later date at the First Methodist Church in Homosassa, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Walter R Dinger, 85, Floral City, FL
WALTER ROBERT DINGER, SR., age 85, Floral City, died November 7, 2012 surrounded by his family and under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County. Walter was born on December 3, 1926 in West Paterson, NJ to the late Herbert E. and Winifred (DeGraff) Dinger. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. Walter was employed by Erie-Lackawana Railroad as a signalman for over 23 years. He was Catholic by faith. Walter enjoyed reading, working puzzles and playing golf. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Inez Dinger; sons Walter R. Dinger, Jr., Altamonte Springs, FL and Michael J. Dinger, Hixon, TN; his daughter Donna Marie Case, Hernando; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren and 1 step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Dinger and his sister Winifred Mainardi. A celebration tribute to Walter's life will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


C. Joseph DiPietro, 88, Citrus Springs, FL
C. JOSEPH DIPIETRO, age 88, of Citrus Springs, FL, formerly of Saddle Brook, NJ passed away October 12, 2012. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army, lifetime member of VFW Post #4864 in Citrus Springs, American Legion and 55-year member of the Elks. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeannette, five children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held for family and friends at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Carol J Dirrim, 79, Hernando, Fl
Carol J. Dirrim, 79, of Hernando, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on November 30, 1932 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Erwin and Elizabeth (Wyre) Rinard. Carol was an automotive factory worker in Indiana before arriving in this area in 2001, coming from Hamilton. She enjoyed traveling, country music, the outdoors, and motorcycling with her husband of 58 years, Dale. Other survivors include four sons, Terry, Bruce, and Kevin Dirrim, all of Hamilton, Indiana, and Jim Dirrim of Pioneer, Ohio; one daughter, Debra (Ron) Fuller of Hamilton; three brothers, James, Norman, and Clarence Rinard; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Edward L Dix, 86, Dunnellon, FL
EDWARD LEE DIX, SR., age 86, Dunnellon, died May 31, 2014 at his residence under the long term care of his family. Edward was born on May 24, 1928 in Hymera, IN to the late Harold and Freida Powell Dix. He was the owner/operator of his own furniture business. Edward served our country in the United States Marine Corp. He is survived by his sons Edward Dix, Jr, David Dix and Dennis Dix as well as his daughter and caregiver, Jackie Dix. He was preceded in death by his wife Marian Constance Dix. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Rena E Dodd, 88, Inverness, Fl
Rena E. Dodd, 88, of Inverness, FL, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale and Plainview, NY, passed away on February 16, 2014 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast. Rena was born on July 17, 1925 in Rockville, CT to Albert Nutland and Elsie (Miller) Nutland. Rena graduated with her nursing degree from Farmingdale College in 1965 and specialized as a labor and delivery/newborn nursery nurse. After retirement, Rena became an avid golfer, enjoyed playing cards, reading and traveling around the world. Rena is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Harry W. Dodd, children, Patricia (Bruce) Sieving, of Phoenixville, PA, Thomas Wigand, of Huntington, NY, James (Candy) Wigand of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, John (Debbie) Wigand, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Robert (Karen) Wigand of Kernersville, NC, Marianne Doan, of Houston, TX and Richard Wigand, of Miami, FL and stepchildren Harry R. Dodd of Weddington, NC and Jayne Dodd of Inverness, FL along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her precious puppy Tiny. Rena is predeceased by her parents, sister, Audrey Golemba of Vernon, CT, and step-daughter Debra Dodd of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Visitation will be on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00 pm. through 7:00 p.m. at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, FL. Service will be on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at the funeral home. Rena will then be flown to Charlotte, NC for burial. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of the donors choice.


Hugh J Doherty, 83, Floral City, FL
Hugh J. Doherty, 83, of Floral City, Florida passed away July 12, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. He was born in Boston, MA on January 5, 2014 to the late Patrick and Madge (McLaughlin) Doherty. Hugh was a U.S. Army veteran, and a newspaper printer for the Boston Globe. He arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Abington, MA, and loved living in Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Doherty. Other survivors include children Paul Doherty of East Bridgewater, MA, Daniel (Elizabeth) Doherty of Hanson, MA, John Doherty of Abington, MA, David (Cidalia) Doherty of Middleborough, MA, and Patricia (Jaime) Doherty Garcia of LaVergne, TN; brother John Doherty; sisters Patricia Russel, Helen Dinsmore, Joan Mansfield, Veronica Cooney, and Janet McGonagle; and 11 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Thomas C Donahue, Jr, 82, Inverness, FL
Thomas C. Donahue, Jr., 82, Inverness, died Feb 23, 2013 in Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala. Mr Donahue was born in Boston, MA on Oct 22, 1930 to the late Thomas and Marion (Blake) Donahue, Sr and moved to this area in 1994 from Abington, MA. He was a 24 year veteran of the U.S.A.F., having served our country in WW II, Korea, and Vietnam as a weapons officer. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Duggan of Wollaston, MA and Barbara Hart of Braintree, MA, his sister-in-law, Dianne Donahue of Salem, MA, 15 Nieces and nephews all of MA and 37 grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 11:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30am until the hour of service.


Mary A Dorsi, 58, Homosassa, FL
Mary Anne Dorsi, 58, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on December 24, 2013 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, Florida. She was born on September 29, 1955 in Everett, Massachusetts. Mary Anne attended Somerville High School in Somerville, Massachusetts, then moved to Florida in 1985 with her two children, Robert Lytle of Crystal River, and Jennifer Koch of Colorado. She was united in marriage to Ralph Dorsi on December 24, 1994 at the wedding chapel in Inverness, and they have lived at the same address for the past 19 years. They operated a small business from 1995 thru 2012. Mary Anne is survived by her loving husband, Ralph; two sisters, Tasia Seijas and Dorothea Aucoin; two brothers, John and Billy Stathos; two grandchildren, Jacob Koch, age 11, and Hallie Short, age 18; and was celebrating her first great-grandchild, Marlee Hardin, age 7 months. She was a member of Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. Mary Anne made friends with whomever she met, and enjoyed romantic films along with popular music. She will be missed by all. The family will be receiving friends on Friday, January 10, 2014, from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., with the Trisagion Service at 6:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Funeral Liturgy is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 11:00 A. M. at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Lecanto with Fr. Jim Simeonidis officiating. Burial will follow at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 E. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461.


Claire A Doucet, 86, Inverness, Fl
Claire A. Doucet, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012 under the care of Woodland Terrace and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born on October 14, 1925 in Montreal, Canada to the late Alexander and Alma (Robitaille) Frigon. Claire was a renowned hairdresser who served Pat Nixon, President Richard Nixon's wife, as well as the Miss Universe pagents in Miami, Beach. She arrived in the area in 2000, coming from Miami, and was a catholic. She is survived by her loving husband of forty years, Al Doucet of Inverness; two sons William (Emily) Antonen of Inverness, and Edwin Antonen of Miami; and two grandchildern, Jessica and Kirsten, both attending USF. The family has requested donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl, 34465. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph A Doucet, 89, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Alonzo "Al" Doucet, 89, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on May 16, 1924 in Notre Dame, New Brunswick, Canada to the late Charles and Annie (Melanson) Doucet. Al was a WWII, Canadian Navy veteran, and became a U.S. citizen while residing in Miami. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports. He was preceded in death by his wife Claire in 2012. Survivors include 2 step-sons, William Antonen of Inverness and Edwin Antonen of Miami; one brother, Leonard; one sister Mary; and 2 step-grandchildren, Jessica and Kirsten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Donald E Dougherty, 81, Homosassa, Fl
Donald Edward Dougherty, 81, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on June 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1932 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey to the late Edward and Virginia (Williams) Dougherty. Donald was a foreman for Ford Motor Company, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1988, coming from Pine Bush, New York and enjoyed fishing, boating, and watching football. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Sandra Lee Dougherty. Other survivors include daughters Lori Ryan of Australia and Leanna Colon of Tampa; 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frederick P Drew, 18, Inverness, FL
Frederick Phillip Drew, 18, Inverness, died on October 2, 2011. Fred was born in New Port Richey, FL on April 16, 1993 to Joseph and Kelly (Chapman) Drew. He graduated from Citrus High School, class of 2011 where he excelled in several sports include the wrestling team, varsity football team (team captain), and weight lifting where he attained All State status. He was scheduled to receive a full wrestling scholarship from Bloomsburg University. Raised in the Episcopal Faith, he was a member of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Inverness where he served as an acolyte. Fred leaves his father, Joseph P. Drew, Inverness; his mother, Kelly Lynn Williams of Holiday, FL; 5 brothers and sisters, Joseph Frederick Drew , Frank Angelo Drew, Madalene Clare Drew all of Inverness; Giovanna Lorraine Drew and Gail Nadine Drew, both of Friday Harbor, WA; paternal grandmother, Francesca Mastrandrea, Inverness; maternal grandfather, James Chapman; aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Stephen Schotter and Joseph and Eleanor Lopez; his niece and nephew Rylee and Zayden and cousins, Stephen and Daniel Schotter. Fred was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Domenic Mastrandrea and maternal grandmother, Charlene Horn. A Requiem Eucharist Mass With Burial Office will be offered on Saturday, October 8th a 1:00 PM from St. Margaret's Episcopal Church with Fr. Eugene Reuman, celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the church memorial garden. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Frederick Drew Family Memorial Fund @ Bank of America (Inverness office) Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Linda J Dreyer, 52, Inverness, FL
Linda Jay Dreyer, 52, Inverness, died suddenly Nov 28, 2013. Linda was born in Alaska and came here from Homestead, FL. She worked for a mortgage company before retirement and was a member and officer of the Eagles Aerie Lodge #3992 Ladies Auxillary. Survivors include her husband, Gary of Inverness; her parents, Richard and Jenny Brendlinger of Port St Lucie; her children, brother, sister, and grandchildren and a host of friends Eagles Ladies Auxillary Services are scheduled on Thurs Dec 5th at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation from 9:00 AM until hour of service. Additional Celebration of Life is scheduled Saturday at the Inverness Eagles.


Howard E Drinkwater, 93, Inverness, FL
HOWARD EVERETT DRINKWATER, age 93, Inverness, died November 6, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he moved from Westbury, Long Island to Inverness in 1979. He was a graduate of New York University and retired from City Bank New York where he was the Vice-President, responsible for the investment of sizeable funds received from various foreign governments, such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, into domestic investments and government obligations. This also resulted in his having a private audience with Pope Paul VI in Rome. He was a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army during WWII and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal after participating in the invasion of Europe. He was then flown to China and was involved in the opening of the Port of Shanghai. He was a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Inverness Golf and Country Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He is survived by his wife of five years, Katherine Holmes Drinkwater, Inverness, two stepsons Robert and wife Nancy Holmes, Redlands, CA and William Holmes, Inverness; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn in 1999. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:15 P.M. The family requests donations in Howard's name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 N. Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 in lieu of flowers.


Nancy E Drouin, 55, Inverness, Fl
Nancy E. Drouin, 55, of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on September 17, 1957, in Cambridge, MA to William R. and Mildred (Duncan) Daniell. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Nancy arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Las Vegas, NV. Survivors include her loving husband of three and one half years, Adrian M. Drouin; her mother, Mildred Daniell; and her beloved cat, Tinker. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


Helen DuBose, 84, Inverness, Fl
Helen DuBose, 48, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at her residence. She was born in Coleman, Florida on March 29, 1927 to the late Leeroy and Lucy (Whittington) Godwin. Helen arrived in the area in 1986 coming from Lake Panasoffkee, Florida and was a homemaker. She enjoyed bowling, fishing and playing cards. She is predeceased by her husband Daniel E. DuBose; one brother, Donald Godwin and one sister Dorothy Godwin. She is survived by one son, Danny E. (Jeannie) DuBose of Brooksville, Florida; one daughter, Tanya Merrell of Inverness, Florida; three brothers; Carl Godwin of Inverness, Florida, Dale Godwin of Atlanta, Georgia, and Raymond Godwin of Merritt Island, Florida; three sisters; Pauline Pabst of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida, Jean Alvers of Central, South Carolina, and Mary Akery of Six Mile, South Carolina. Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Gathering of Family and Friends with viewing is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2012, 10:00am, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. Internment will follow at 11:30am at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Maurice \ Dufault, 87, Inverness, FL
Maurice Albert “Moe” Dufault, 87, Inverness, died May 9, 2012 in the Hospice of Citrus County, Hospice House, Lecanto. Mr Dufault was born on Jan 14 1925 in Cumberland, RI to the late Eugene and Dolores (McDuff) Dufault. He was employed for 43 years with the Corning Glass Company of Central Falls, RI as a Supervisor, served our country in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. He also was a Life Member and past commander of VFW Post 4337. He is survived by his wife, Gail Skeldon Dufault; his children, Maurice “Dennis” (Linda) Dufault , Nashville,TN; Dolores (Robert) Hathaway of So. Attleboro, MA; Carol (Norman) Guilmette of So. Attleboro; Donna (Richard) Brillion of Pawtucket, RI; Wayne (Dorothy) Bishop, Warwick, RI; Scott (Itza) Bishop, Winter Springs, FL' Christian (Kathy) Bishop, Santa Rosa, CA; John Bishop of Inverness; Robin (Kenneth) Fino, Cumberland, RI.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. His son, Ronald Bishop preceded him in death in 2005. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, May 14th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr Charles Leke officiating. Military honors will follow with the VFW 4337 Honor Guard in charge. Burial will follow at a later date in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hillls, Fl 34464


Larry O Duggan, 72, Inverness, FL
LARRY ORVILLE DUGGAN, age 72, Inverness, died November 12, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Larry was born on September 15, 1941 in Chattanooga, TN to the late Peter and Alice (Nichols) Duggan. He served our country in the United States Army. Larry was employed as a project manager in marine construction with Inter-Bay. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, airboating, bowling, golfing and woodworking. He was a talented gunsmith who reloaded his own ammunition. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 14 years, Janyce Sue Duggan; sons Larry W. Duggan, St. Petersburg and John S. (Amy) Duggan, Seminole, FL; stepson Gary A. (Jennifer) Russell, Inverness, FL; granddaughter Sabrina Russell and his sister Micki (Bobby) McClure, Chattanooga, TN; the mother of his children, Carolyn Cach and her son James. He was preceded in death by a stepson Bryan E. Russell; a brother Wally and sister Judy. A celebration tribute of Larry\\\'s life will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations in Larry\\\'s memory are requested to Citrus Aid Cancer Foundation, %Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 522 N. Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461 in lieu of flowers.


Marion M Dullea, 0, McLean, VA
MARION M. (WALL) DULLEA, died September 19, 2011 at Commonwealth Health and Rehab in Fairfax, VA. She was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York to Margaret Carmody Wall and Peter Wall of County Clare, Ireland. She was married to James A. “Jimmy” Dullea in 1948 at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Park Avenue, New York City, New York. She and her husband, Jimmy, moved to Winter Park, Florida in 1977 and to Inverness, Florida in 1986. She was a twenty year member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness and active for twenty years in the Irish American Social Club in Beverly Hills, Florida. She also served for ten years on the Entertainment and Social Events Committee at Inverness Village Condominiums. She was predeceased by her husband, Jimmy, on March 17, 2007 and her sister Helen (Wall) Lucas on September 14, 2004. Survivors include her son, Captain James P. Dullea USN (Ret.); her daughter-in-law, Rear Admiral Cynthia A. Dullea USN; grandson Christopher Michael Dullea, granddaughter Meghan Siobhan Dullea; two godchildren Peggy Lucas Winfield and Tricia Eileen Winfield; sister-in-law, Anne Dullea Beattie; family member Peggy and Herb Winfield who shared their love and help through the years; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with burial following at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jewel H Dunaway, 74, Homosassa, FL
JEWEL HARDY (BUDDY) DUNAWAY, Sr., age 74, Homosassa, died December 16, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Buddy was born on August 24, 1939 in Warnerton, LA to the late Ira and Lily (Ratliff) Dunaway. He served our country in the United States Coast Guard and was employed as a foreman in the building and maintenance department for the City of Pinellas Park, retiring after 15 years of service. Buddy was a 35-year member of the American Legion Post #104 in Pinellas Park. He enjoyed woodworking and working with his hands. Buddy was an outgoing man who never met a stranger. He enjoyed traveling to art shows with his wife. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 35 years, Constance (Connie) Dunaway; three sons Jewel (Buddy) Dunaway, Jr. (Kimberly), Saucier, MS, George Bernier, Hudson, FL, James Bruce, Pinellas Park, FL, four daughters; Darlene (Terry) Qualls, Weaver, AL, Sue MacQuarrie (Mark) Edmond, OK, Carla Eidson, Griffin, GA, Paula Palmer (Robert) Homosassa; his brother Doyle Dunnaway (Marjorie) Vancleve, MS; sisters Navalou Rose, Biloxi, MS, Juanice Belcher (Curtis) Woolmarket, MS, Juanita Tyner (Ed) Diberville, MS; 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter Michelle Bernier, a brother Dewey and sister Dorothy Sieb. A graveside military service will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:15 to form the procession to the cemetery.


Charles M Dunham, 84, Floral City, Fl
Charles Melville Dunham, 84, of Floral City, Florida died February 17, 2013. He was past Exalted Ruler of the Inverness Elks Lodge. Survivors include one son, two daughters, and one brother. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Doris A Durfey, 74, Lecanto, FL
Doris Ada Durfey, age 74, Lecanto, died September 9, 2013 at Life Care Center. Doris was born on October 4, 1938 in Circleville, OH to Jack W. and Beulah (Carfrey) Justus. She is survived by dear friend, Joan Blanchette and her fellowship family of Jehovah's Witnesses. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting with private arrangements.


Vivian A Durnell, 77, Dunnellon, FL
VIVIAN A. DURNELL, age 77, Dunnellon, died May 29, 2014 under the loving care of her daughter and family at her daughter's home. Vivian was born on February 14, 1937 in Hartford, MI to the late Orvil D. and Hazel R. Vanderboegh. She was a secretary for Florida Keys Electric Company for over 37 years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and going to antique shops. Left to cherish her memory are her children Danny and Jeff Burrows, Dunnellon, Dennis Burrows, Daytona Beach; daughters Tempy Cook, Inverness, Tammy Wenzel, MI, Jami Burrows, Florida Keys, Jessy Burrows, Tampa, Daniel Burrows, Jr., Orlando, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Durnell and a son, Tim Burrows. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Norman Duty, 79, Beverly Hills, FL
Norman Duty, born on July 13, 1932, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother and friend, passed away in his home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, under the care of Hospice of Citrus County Home Care. Norman is survived by his wife, Joy "Sis" Duty; son, Rick (Karla) Duty; daughter, Tamara (Mickey) Berk; grandchildren, Tara, Joey, Audre', Sam and Max; his great-grandchildren, Autumn, Aiden, Mitchell and Kayla; brother, John Duty; and many cousins, nephews, nieces, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Fonda Duty; brothers, Gary and Ray Duty; and sister, AnnaLee Evans. Norman retired from the Columbia Gas Company of Ohio after 34 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Disabled American Veterans since 1968, and attended the Hernando Church of the Nazarene. Norman's favorite pastimes were golfing and spending time with his family. Funeral services for Norman will be conducted on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with the Rev. Randy Hodges, pastor of the Hernando Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Disabled American Veterans, 1039 N. Paul Dr., Inverness, FL 34453. Norman was a highly respected and loved person who has touched many lives and will be missed greatly. The family wishes to express their appreciation to all their friends and their apologies should anyone have been overlooked.


Gina D\'Anna-Barrett, 53, Dunnellon, FL
Gina D'Anna Barrett, 53, Dunnellon, died at home on June 8, 2013. Gina was born in Elmont, Long Island, NY and came to this area in 1997 from there. She was a LPN in nursing and had worked as a server for many years at Joeys Restaurant in Ocala and was of the Catholic Faith. Left to mourn her loss is her son, Adam Barrett of Ocala; two brothers, Christopher D\'Anna of Citrus Hills and Ronald D\'Anna of Boca Raton, FL; seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Vincenza (Ferro) and an infant sister, Francis D\'Anna. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 17th at 2:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Friends are invited to attend the visitation on Sunday from 5-7 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home where there will be a Wake Vigil Service at 6:30 PM.


Daisy M Earheart, 94, Floral City, Fl
Daisy Myrtle Earheart,94, of Floral City, Florida, previously residing at Citrus Health and Rehab, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. She was born on September 18, 1918, in Wytheville, Virginia to the late John and Lula (Eversole) Arnold. Daisy was a seamstress, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Forest Hills, Maryland. She attended Jacksonville Church of God, and enjoyed gardening, playing bingo, and embroidery. She was preceded in death by her husband George Earheart in 1991. Survivors include one son, Elmer (Robin) Earheart of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; four daughters, Gladys Windle of Elwood, Indiana, Shiela (Reid) Partin, Wanda Jordan, and Odessa (Jerry) Carpinetti, all of Floral City, Florida; one sister, Louise Hurst of Dublin, Virginia; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Patrick F Eastwood, 38, Brandon, FL
Patrick Francis Eastwood, 38, Brandon, FL died April 14, 2012. Services on Friday, Apr 20th at 2:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial in Hills of Rest- Floral City. Patrick was born on Dec 18, 1973 in Columbus, GA to Timothy and Valerie (Yonkin) Eastwood. He lived in the St Petersburg area as well as Georgia prior to moving to Brandon. He was a manager for the Cash America Pawn Shop in Tampa, FL Survivors include his parents, Timothy and Valerie; his brother, Timothy J. Eastwood, Jr of Floral City, FL; 3 nephews, Timothy III, Peter Anthony, and Lucas Alexander Eastwood, all of Floral City; many aunts, uncles, and cousins


Lloyd V Eaton, Jr. , 84, Inverness, FL
Lloyd Vance Eaton, Jr., age 84, died March 20, 2012 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Lloyd was born on December 25, 1927 in North East, PA to the late Lloyd V. Eaton, Sr. and Florence (Bisbee) Eaton. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Lloyd was an agent for Erie Insurance Group for over 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of N.E. Pennsylvania. He was devoted to his wife for 64 years of marriage. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the N.E. Pennsylvania Fire Department, serving as volunteer and was assistant chief for the Crescent Hose Company. Survivors include his wife, Frances; two sons, Gerald "Jerry" Eaton, Inverness and Thomas Eaton, Micanopy, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by all six of his siblings. Private Cremation arrangements.


Marshall Echols, 90, Crystal River, Fl
Marshall Echols III, 90, of Crystal River, Florida slipped away peacefully to be with the Lord on April 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. He was born in Brookhaven, Mississippi on February 19, 1924 to the late Marshall and Winiford (McCracken) Echols, Jr. Marshall served his country honorably during WWII and the Korean conflict in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years as an aerial navigator, attaining the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant prior to discharge. Afterward, he became a leading window (or as he would say, “Winnder”) salesman for the Caradco Window Company, based out of Dubuque, Iowa, and was a life time member of Disabled American Veterans, Sarasota Florida chapter. He arrived in this area 6 years ago, coming from Raleigh, North Carolina, and attended Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Lecanto. He enjoyed airplanes, playing poker, reading, traveling, and especially betting on football games with his best friend of many years, Mike Kester. He was preceded in death by his sister, Irene Mimms. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Betty Echols. Other survivors include his son W. Joseph Echols of Floral City, Florida; his daughter Melody LeAnn Echols of Willingboro, New Jersey; step-sons David Bebeau of Crystal River, Jon Bebeau of Tampa, Florida, and William Bebeau of Vienna, Virginia; and step-daughter Judy Stange of Greensboro, North Carolina; his brother Robert L. Echols of Paducah, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his much loved 3 legged cat, \"Pirate\". A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May, 6. 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Committal services with military honors will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. The family wishes to express its extreme gratitude to Hospice of Citrus County for making Marshall’s final days ones of respect, dignity, and peace. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Marshall’s name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Lois R Eckels, 83, Hernando, Fl
Lois R. Eckels, 83, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto, Florida. Lois was born in Axtel, Kentucky on January 8, 1929 to the late Willis and Pauline (Rose) Fentress. She arrived in the area in 1988 coming from Erie, Pennsylvania. Lois was a homemaker and a Catholic. She is preceded in death by her first husband Stanley Hale, as well as her second husband, John Eckels. Survivors include three sons, William, Michael, and Paul Hale; two daughters, Barbara Delgado and Lois Jean Bennett; seven grandchildren and three great-grandcholdren. A Service of Rememberance will be held in Axtel, Kentucky at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Elaine A Ecker, 87, Hernando, Fl
Elaine Anna Ecker, 87, of Hernando, Florida passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey on August 30, 1925 to the late Monroe and Mabel (Carey) Schellinger. Elaine was a bank teller, and arrived in this area in 2012 after retirement, coming from Lewes, Delaware. Elaine enjoyed reading, playing bingo, watching TV, and local traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Franklin R. Ecker, and one daughter, Judy Ecker. She is survived by one son, Robert Ecker of Hernando, Florida; three daughters, Jayne (Joseph) Chipollini of Aurora, Illinois, Kathy (Jon) Bruce of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Deborah Ecker of Manassas, Virginia. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Maureen C Edwards, 69, Lecanto, Fl
Maureen Cohn Edwards, 69, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her residence in Lecanto. She was born on December 26, 1942 in Pearl River, New York the late James and Catherine (Metz) Fagan. Maureen was a beautician for several beauty shops in the New York area, and arrived here in 1988, coming from Cobleskill, New York. She was a member of St. Scholastica Catholic Church, Lecanto, and loved flowers and golfing. Survivors include her loving husband Frederick Edwards; one son, Steven (Julie) Cohn of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Catherine (Steve) Thomas of Morrisonville, New York; three brothers, James (Arlene) Fagan of Delaware, William (Patricia) Fagan of New Jersey, and Daniel Fagan of Lecanto and Valrico, Florida. Three grandchildren. A Celebration Of Life Service, followed by placement at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, will be held at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Winifred M Edwards, 91, Inverness, Fl
Winifred M. Edwards, 91, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing Center in Inverness. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on December 24, 1921 to the late Wilbur F. and Myrtle W. (Kinsinger) Avril. Winifred arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Winter Haven, Florida. She was a homemaker and loved to read. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Edwards in 1996. She is survived by two sons, Joseph (Virginia) Edwards, Jr. of Haines City, Florida, and James (Diane) Edwards of Plant City, Florida; one daughter, Bonnie (Bruce) Sigler of Inverness; and two grandchildren. Winifred's urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, alongside her husband, at a later date. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jacoba Eich, 99, Crystal River, FL
JACOBA "GRANDMA" EICH, age 99, Crystal River, died November 9, 2013 at Crystal Gem Manor in Crystal River under the care of family and friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Jacoba was born on February 11, 1914 in Rotterdam, Holland to the late John and Jane (VanTouw) Axfield. Jacoba enjoyed crocheting and cross-stitching. She was a volunteer at Rock Crusher Elementary School and a member of Gulf-to-Lake Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugo Eich; her sons Richard and Robert Eich. She is survived by granddaughter Pam and her husband Wayne Burns of Crystal River; their children Tyler and Adam; her sister Jane Hammond of Largo and extended family including grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of Crystal Gem Manor for the wonderful care they provided Grandma during her stay in their facility. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 between 2:00 and 4:00 PM at the home of Wayne and Pam Burns. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Betty L Eiswerth, 82, Inverness, FL
BETTY LOUISE EISWERTH, age 82, Inverness, died Sunday, October 2, 2011 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Betty was born on May 6, 1929 in Patton, PA to the late Walter and Bessie (Hager) Myers and came to this area in 1999 from Williamsport, PA. She was employed as an office manager and bookkeeper in a nursing home. She was an avid golfer and attended First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Survivors include her husband of 39 years, Charlie Eiswerth, Inverness; her son Michael Laubach, Crystal River, 2 daughters Bonnie Peterson, Crystal River, FL and Glenda (Michael) Snook, Inverness, FL, stepdaughter Beverly Weaver, Williamsport, PA; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Catherine L Elam, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Catherine Louise Elam, 76, of Lecanto, Florida passed away July 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born on April 24, 1938 in Hurricane, W. VA. to the late George L. and Doris M. (Bryant) Persinger. Catherine was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1986, coming from Miami, FL. She was a Baptist by faith, and attended Trinity Baptist Church, Inverness. She was preceded in death by one brother Robert, and one sister Martha. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, CDR. Jack Leon Elam. Other survivors include her daughters Valerie (John) Lincoln of St. Petersburg, FL, and Vickie (Dreux) LeGros of Rowlett, TX; siblings, Charles, Frank, and John Persinger, and Pauline Stewert, Carol Young, and Charolotte Davis; grandchildren Bruce, Melissa, and Emma; and great-grandchildren Logan, Wolfgang, Ty, and Harley. A Funeral Service of Remembrance for Catherine is scheduled for Monday, July 21, 1:00 P.M. at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Burial will follow the service at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.


Jane Eldridge, 89, Homosassa, FL
JANE ELDRIDGE, age 89, Homosassa, died April 25, 2014 under the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the staff of Crystal River Health and Rehab. Jane was born on November 22, 1924 in Belgium to the late Octave and Yvonne (Demaret) Pochez. During WWII, her family helped hide two Jewish girls who made it through the war and were able to keep in touch with her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who was an excellent cook, seamstress and taught herself to upholster furniture. She was an avid golfer. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 68 years, William Eldridge; daughters Patricia Abt, New York, NY, Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, NY, Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, FL and Anne-Marie (Jon) Vandenende, Riverview, FL; grandchildren Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances; 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew and son-in-law Lou Abt. A funeral tribute and celebration of Jane's life will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them in a time of visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


William E Eldridge, 91, Homosassa, FL
WILLIAM E. ELDRIDGE, age 91, Homosassa, died July 10, 2014 at Crystal River Health and Rehab. William was born on September 12, 1922 in Forestine, NY to the late William and Harriet (Claessen) Eldridge. William was raised in Eldred, NY where he reside until moving to Florida in 1985. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII as an ambulance driver for the 93rd Evacuation Hospital after landing on Utah Beach in Normandy. He saw action in the Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France and the Rhineland and was discharged in December of 1945. He was employed by the Sullivan County (NY) Department of Public Works for 44 years as a crane operator. William enjoyed woodworking and building beautiful pieces of furniture for his home and those of family and friends. He also repaired bicycles to give to children in need during the Christmas season. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Patricia Abt, NY, NY, Deanna (Anthony) Sicuro, Port Jervis, NY, Kathleen (Harlan) Haskins, Bonita Springs, FL, and Anne-Marie (John) Vandenende, Riverview, FL; seven grandchildren, Tony, Angela, Connie, Louis, Caroline, Shaye and Frances and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Jane, his grandson, Matthew and son-in-law Lou Abt. One of 14 children, he was preceded in death by all of his siblings. A Funeral Service and tribute to William's life will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in William's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or The Wounded Warrior Project.


Reinaldo M Elias, 70, Inverness, FL
REINALDO "RAY" MICHAEL ELIAS, age 70, Inverness, died January 29, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Ray was born on April 28, 1943 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Ricardo and Sara (Nieves) Elias. He was employed as a dental technician in a laboratory. Ray enjoyed watching Sci-Fi movies, fishing and traveling. He liked to "tinker" and fix things. He was devoted to his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 19 years, Mary Ann Elias; sons John (Toni) of New Jersey and David (April) of Kansas; sisters Josephine Cherry, Canon, GA, Sonia T. (Angelo) Santiago and Laura T. (Matt) Vitacco, all of Sarasota, FL; six grandchildren, Colleen, Alicia, Matthew, Hunter, Victoria and Cynthia; 35 nieces and nephews and extended family members who will all miss him dearly. The family invites friends to join them in a tribute and celebration of Ray's life on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Laura P Ellis, 61, Dunnellon, FL
Laura P. Ellis, age 61, Dunnellon, died February 24, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Laura was born on January 25, 1952 in Morgantown, WV to the late Chester and Mary Wheeler. Left to cherish her memory are her brothers John and Chester Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack and brother Herbert. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Lester Ely, 99, Inverness, Fl
Lester Ely, 99, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on November 3, 1913 in Richfield Spring, New York to the late Roy and Schell (Hazelton) Ely. Lester was an Iron Worker, and arrived in this area in 2011, coming from Orange City, Florida. He loved fishing and the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his wife Palma, in the late 70's. Survivors include four sons, Richard (Dawn) Ely, George Ely, Wallace Ely and Fred Ely, all of Syracuse, New York; one brother "Spike" Ely, nineteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Linda S Emann, 60, Inverness, FL
LINDA SUE EMANN, age 60, Inverness, died December 24, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends. Linda was born on June 2, 1953 to the late Philibert and Elizabeth Elkey. Her mother later remarried and she was raised by a loving stepfather, Robert Hall. Linda served our country in the United States Army. She was active in many callings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Lecanto ward. She enjoyed scrapbooking and researching on her computer. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to many new places. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 15 years, Mark Emann; her daughter Pamela Dellich, Inverness; grandchildren Amber, C.J., Ethan and a beloved niece Jennifer Larrabee; sister Deborah Beaumont, Inverness, FL; stepbrother Robert Hall, Jr. and stepsister Donna Hall. She was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Larrabee A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lecanto. The family will greet friends in visitation at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests memorial donations given to either the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Ruth E Embree, 83, Crystal River, FL
RUTH ELLEN ALLEN EMBREE, age 83, Crystal River, passed away on October 12, 2012. She was born in St. Petersburg on December 20, 1928 to the late Leonard and Agatha (Elbon) Allen. She was married to Howard Douglas Embree on February 4, 1947, who preceded her in death in 1995. They had four children, Doug Embree, Mark Embree, Wayne Embree (Debbie) and Linda Collins (Gene). She has eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ruth attended Wildwood Elementary School and Wildwood High School and graduated from St. Petersburg High School. She retired from the Pinellas County Tax Collector as an office manager after 28 years of service. After retiring, Ruth and Howard enjoyed traveling to England, France, Italy, Scotland and Alaska. Ruth moved to Wildwood in 1996, then to Inverness and finally Crystal River, where she spent the remainder of her life. As a direct descendant of a Revolutionary War veteran, she was proud to be a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as a member of United Daughters of Confederacy. Ruth was a lifelong Republican, enjoyed talking about politics and had a huge collection of elephants to represent her Republican spirit. Ruth enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends and researching family geneaology. The Allen family was one of the first settlers in Clearwater. She loved her dogs Corky and Dash. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service.


Donna M Erickson, 62, Homosassa, FL
DONNA MAE ERICKSON, age 62, Homosassa, died April 3, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Donna was born on June 18, 1950 in Glens Falls, NY to the late Albert and Grace (Sheppard) Fleming. Donna served as an outreach counselor for the Glens Falls Association for the Blind for several years. Upon her relocation to Homosassa in 1989, she worked as a pharmacy technician at both Walgreens and WalMart. She enjoyed the opportunity that this employment offered her to serve many people throughout her lifetime. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 25 years, Gunnar Erickson; her son Charles Fleming, Land O' Lakes, FL and daughter Tina Justice, Phenix City, AL, brothers Robert Fleming, Niskayuna, NY and Rick Fleming, South Glens Falls, NY; sisters Deborah Holcomb, Queensbury, NY, Barbara Maxam, Warrensburg, NY and Sherry Monroe, Argyle, NY; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Ervin L Erickson, 73, Homosassa, Fl
Ervin L. "Rick" Erickson, 73, of Homosassa, Florida passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at his residence in Homosassa. He was born on July 5, 1940 in Knox, Wisconsin to the late Lester and Jeanette (Willett) Erickson. Rick was an U.S. Navy veteran, and an Electrician for the Federal Government. He arrived in this area in the late 1980's, coming from California, and held memberships in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie # 4272, Crystal River Club, and #4392 of Inverness; as well as the American Legion, Post # 155, Crystal River, Life Member of the VFW, Post #8189, Crystal River, and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #1434, Crystal River. Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Barbara Erickson. Other survivors include one daughter, Shelly Erickson of California; four step-daughters, Karen Giles, Cheryl Ferguson, Laura Maloney, and Erika Wright, all of Florida; four brothers, Michael, Roger and Rick Erickson, all of Wisconsin and Jack Erickson of Arizona; three sisters, Beverly David, Shirley Withas and Susan Craig, all of Wisconsin; fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service with Military Honors is scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2:00 P.M. at the American Legion Post #155, Homosassa. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frank J Esposito, 79, Inverness, FL
FRANK J. ESPOSITO, age 79, Inverness, died October 25, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Frank was born on November 11, 1933 in Bronx, NY to the late Frank D. and Helen (Reiser) Esposito. Frank served our country in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Western Electric for 32 years as a supervisor. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, music and loved to play the organ. He was a true Frank Sinatra fan. Frank served as a volunteer for the Highlands Civic Crime Watch for over 15 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 32 years, Angelina "Angie" "Angel" Esposito; sons Frank D. (Velarie) Esposito, Aurora, CO; John (Debra) Esposito, Pawling, NY; daughters Debra (Bill) Desimone; Joann Esposito, both of Ocala, FL; Mary Esposito (Chris Williams), Ft. Montgomery, NY and Robin (Alan) Bisignano, Anaheim, CA; his brother Robert Esposito, Dalton, MA and sister Helen Esposito, Gainesville, VA; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and his beloved dog "Lexi." A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation on Tuesday from 3-6 PM with a wake service at 5:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests donations in Frank's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


John T Esposito, 88, Inverness, Fl
John Thomas Esposito, 88, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his residence in Inverness, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on November 3, 1924 to the late Constantino and Anna (Cerrone) Esposito. John was a U.S. Navy veteran, a carpet installer by trade, and a Christian by faith. He arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Boca Raton, Florida. John was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed artistic painting, gardening, and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Esposito. Other survivors include two daughters, Ruth (John) Esposito-Garriott of Franklin, Kentucky, and Beth (Rod) Thorogood of Margate, Florida; two grandchildren, Kelsie and Nigel; and two step-grandchildren, Ian and Zane. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Billy L Evans, 59, Hernando, Fl
Billy Lee Evans, 59, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at his residence in Hernando. Billy was born on February 26, 1953 to Lorraine Weeks, and his late father, Herschel Evans, in Traverse City, Michigan. He arrived in the area in 2005, coming from Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a press operator for Steelcase in Grand Rapids. He enjoyed video games and spending time with his family and their dogs. Survivors include his mother Lorraine Weeks of Hernando, Florida; daughter Ashley; step-daughter Lisa; and brother James Evans of Hernando, Florida. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Annie S Everett, 92, Hernando, FL
ANNIE S. EVERETT, age 92, formerly of Hernando, died October 27, 2012 at her daughter\'s home in Hartwell, GA. Mrs. Everett was born on December 28, 1919 in Germany and moved to this area in 1971 from Orlando. She retired as an Operating Room Technician and spent many years in the Ladies Auxillary of VFW Post 4252 of Hernando, serving as President four times. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening and serving as a Hospice volunteer for over ten years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Everett on May 7, 1987. Left to cherish her memory are her three children, John Everett of Germany, Judy (John) Gantt, Hartwell, GA and Ann (Bill) Keeton, San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Annie\'s life will be honored on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Fountains Memorial Park Chapel in Homosassa with Pastor Craig Davies of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness and VFW Post 4252 Ladies Auxillary officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jay T Evey, 48, Bushnell, FL
JAY THOMAS EVEY, age 48, Bushnell, died June 15, 2013 at his residence. Jay was born in Orlando, FL on May 22, 1965 to Forrest E. Evey, Sr. and Edna Evey. He worked as a computer technician. Survivors include his father, Forrest E. Evey, Sr. and step-mother Marvlyn R. Evey, Floral City; siblings Forrest E. Evey, Jr., John Evey, Joel Evey, Janice L. Myers and Jennifer Stephens and his companion Debbie Shaw. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Robert D Fabian, Sr. , 51, Lecanto, FL
ROBERT DANIEL FABIAN, Sr., age 51, Lecanto, died April 27, 2013. Bob was born on November 23, 1961 in Athol, MA to the late Robert and Kathryn (Parry) Fabrian. He was employed as a technician repairing carpet machines. Bob was an avid New England Patriots fan, and enjoyed watching sports. He also liked to go camping. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Karen L. Fabian, Lecanto; sons Robert Fabian, Jr. and Brandon Fabian, both of Inverness and a brother Gerald Fabian, MA. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Harold D Fair, 74, Floral City, FL
Harold D. Fair (1937 - 2012) Harold D. Fair (74) was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 30, 1937, to Jesse and Lucille Fair (who both preceded him in death). He was a very strong but caring man who overcame much adversity and many obstacles that life presented him, including polio in his early twenties. The one thing that he couldn’t overcome was the loss of his wife of 44 years, Thayer, on February 1, 2012. So on March 17, 2012, he was reunited with her. He proudly served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Africa. The example he set of military service to his country was followed by four of his sons serving in the Army and Air Force with two retiring after twenty plus years of service (Harold D. Fair Jr.-Army and Charles Bennett-Air Force). Harold contracted polio in his early twenties and was informed by the doctor that he would never walk again. Harold promptly responded to the doctor “you’re a lying SOB” and proved the doctor wrong by walking again. In 1970, Harold and Thayer moved from Tarpon Springs to Floral City where they owned and operated The Fairwayy Restaurant in two different local locations. Later, illness forced the sale of the restaurant. Harold was respected by those who knew him because he never held back what his thoughts were and there was never a question of where you stood with him. He was the self-appointed “Mayor of Floral City”. He enjoyed growing a vegetable garden and taking care of his own little piece of heaven (five acres in Floral City). He volunteered his time to friends and organizations such as the Lion's Club (served as President), the VFW Post 7122 Men’s Auxiliary in Floral City (served as Chaplain) and the American Legion Post 225 in Floral City. Harold was proud of his family and would brag about them regularly at the VFW Post 7122 in Floral City. He is survived by 7 children: Harold D. Fair Jr. of Afghanistan; Darrell K. Fair of Guam, Tracy L. Horst of Inverness; Charles M. Fair of Gulfport, MS; Charles F. Bennett of Ft. Walton Beach; Kenneth J. Fair of Gainesville; and Glen A. Fair of Lynden, WA. He loved his 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his only brother, Robert Wayne Fair. The family asks those that were privileged enough to know Harold to join us for a celebration of his life. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 24th, 2:00 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The VFW Post 7122 will be officiating. His urn will be placed in the columbarium of Florida National Cemetery at a later date with Thayer’s. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made in his name to Hospice of Citrus County.


Hedwig E Fair, 94, Inverness, FL
Hedwig "Heddy" Fair, 94 of Inverness, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Heddy was born to John and Anna Ollech in Springfield, Illinois on October 16, 1919. She graduated from Springfield school and worked at Sangamo Electric in Springfield. She lived and worked in Decatur, Illinois and retired from A. E. Staley Company. Heddy married Charles in 1954 and he survives. They were married for 59 years. Heddy had 2 sisters and 3 brothers who preceded her in death. She is also survived by her son, Scott (Chris) Fair of Rochelle, Illinois and her daughter, Kathy (Doug) Stearns of Orlando, FL; her four grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Fair, Elburn, IL, Bobbie Jo (Monroe) Booth, Longwood, FL, Jennifer Damry, Mooresville, NC, Karla (Matt) Lambson, Morrisville, NC and five great granddaughters. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Heddy was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She enjoyed bowling, golf, cooking, bridge and handi-crafts and really enjoyed her family. Funeral services for Heddy will be conducted on Thursday, February 13th at 10:00 AM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Mr. Jason Fair officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery . In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Thayer R Fair, 70, Floral City, FL
God needed help with his flower garden so on February 1, 2012, he called Thayer R. Fair, 70, to heaven to help. Although she was born a northerner in Boston Massachusetts on August 10, 1941 to Arthur and Phyllis Moody (who both preceded her in death), she became a converted southerner with the influence of her surviving husband of 44 years, Harold D. Fair. In 1970, Harold and Thayer moved to Floral City from Tarpon Springs and where they owned and operated The Fairwayy Restaurant in two different locations around Floral City. Illness forced the sale of the restaurant and Thayer later volunteered for the Citrus County Fair where she became indispensable as the fair secretary working there for over 25 years where during the annual fair you could often hear the occasional page of “Thayer Fair to the Fair Office”. Family was her highest priority in life and she was happiest when she was surrounded by her family. She is survived by 7 children: Harold D. Fair, Jr. of Afghanistan; Darrell K. Fair of Guam, Tracy L. Horst of Inverness; Charles M. Fair of Gulfport, MS; Charles F. Bennett of Ft. Walton Beach; Kenneth J. Fair of Gainesville; and Glen A. Fair of Lynden, WA. She took great joy in spoiling her 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Sherrol Hanna of Tampa. She was a happy, joyful person who enjoyed many of the simple things in life such planting flowers and a vegetable garden; sunrises and sunsets at the beach; fishing; playing cards with friends and family; and cooking delicious food. She was always willing to give a helping hand to friends and organizations such as the Lion’s Club, the VFW Post 7122 in Floral City or the American Legion. Thayer was loved and respected by all that knew her. She will be FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS! The family asks those that were privileged enough to know Thayer to join us for a celebration of her life. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11th at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The VFW Post 7122 Women's Auxiliary will be officiating. Her urn will be placed in the columbarium of Florida National Cemetery at a later date. Even though she loved flowers we feel like she would want to make a difference in other people’s lives, so we ask that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in her name to a worthwhile charity such as the American Cancer Society.


Louie G Falzarano, 85, Inverness, FL
Louie George Falzarano, 85, of Inverness, Florida died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at his residence. He was born on September 5, 1925 in Richmondville, New York and arrived in the area in 1972, coming from Cobleskill, New York. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, and was a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge. Louie was a U.S. Marine, WWII veteran and one of the few remaining survivors of the battle of Iwo Jima. He loved model trains, spending time with his family, and was a “do-it-yourselfer”. He is predeceased by his first wife Cora Elizabeth Falzarano, a son Richard, a sister Julia Middlekauff, and a step daughter Jane Liebert. Survivors include: his wife, Doris; son Joseph of Cobleskill; daughter Bonnie Lou Wilder of Inverness; brothers Lorenzo of Richmondsville, NY and Thomas of Cobleskill, NY; step son Robert Conkling of Stratford, CT, step daughter Gail Southard of Inverness, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service of Rememberance is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness. Additional services and burial will take place in Cobleskill, NY later in the week. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John I Fargen, 86, St. Petersburg, FL
JOHN I. FARGEN, age 86, St. Petersburg, died April 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was born on January 27, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late John and Viola (Boardman) Fargen. John served our country in the United States Coast Guard during WWII. He was a prison guard for the State of Florida Department of Corrections for over 20 years in Hernando County. During his adulthood, he lived in Brooksville and retired to the same neighborhood as in his youth in St. Petersburg. After his retirement, he volunteered three days a week helping pack meal boxes for delivery in St. Petersburg for Neighborly Services. Left to cherish his memory is his son Jeffrey Fargen, St. Petersburg; daughters Sue LaRocca, Tampa and Sybil Markam, Crystal River, ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by the many long time neighbors and friends he made through the years from Neighborly Services. Inurnment will be at Stage Pond Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Alma Sue, who preceded him in death in 1996 after 44 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his brother Gilbert Fargen and sister Mary Leins. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James W Faulconer, 80, Inverness, FL
JAMES WILFORD FAULCONER, age 80, Inverness, died May 6, 2014 under the loving care of his family, the staff of Arbor Trail and Hospice of Citrus County. James was born on November 19, 1933 in LaMonte, MO to the late Paul and Essie (Fisher) Faulconer. He was a machinist and contractor, working many years remodeling homes. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Joanne Faulconer; sons James, Richard and his wife Barbara and Paul Faulconer; daughter Vally Kay Pratt and her husband Terry; sister Eula Ann Trelow; many grandchildren and more than 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Paul. James will be missed by his family and many dear friends and fishing buddies. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John W Faulkenberg, 79, Inverness, FL
John W. Faulkenberg, 79, Inverness died May 10, 2014 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto. Mr Faulkenberg was born in Lapel, IN on July 6, 1934 to the late John E. and Esther (Presser) Faulkenberg and moved here 12 years ago from Dugger, IN. He was retired from General Motors after 37 years of service as a tool foreman. Survivors include his wife, Susan Peters Faulkenberg, Inverness; his children, Kerry Faulkenberg and Jama Webb; a sister, Virginia Moran; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Private cremation with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Leonard Ferguson, 81, Inverness, Fl
Leonard Ferguson, 81, of Inverness, Florida passed away March 25, 2014 under the care of New Horizon Senior Citizens Home, Inverness. He was born on July 20, 1932 in Leeds, England to the late Horace and Hannah (Schofield) Ferguson. Leonard was a member of the British Army, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He was a Food Service Manager with ARA Food Service, Company for 34 years, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Chicago ILL. Leonard also was a member of the Church of England. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Eileen Ferguson of Inverness. Other survivors include siblings Norman Ferguson of London, England, Alan Ferguson of Scotland, Jack Ferguson of Australia, and Marleen Hudson of Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Louis F Fernandez, 83, Floral City, FL
Louis Frank Fernandez, 83, Floral City, died Oct 29, 2011 in the Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Ziesing, WV, he was born April 9, 1928 to the late Luis and Rose (Surock) Fernandez and came to this area from Montrose, PA in 1994. Louis was employed as a tool & die maker for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Elizabeth Port, NJ for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Grace (Doney) Fernandez; 2 children, Louis Fernandez of Pennsylvania and Cathy McClendon of Roselle, NJ; 5 step children, Robert and Joseph Gallagher, Debra Powell, Cynthia Popolo and Heidi Coleman; 3 sisters, Ruth Faulkner, Frances Ortiz, and Lillian DiLusant; 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements with the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Albert P Festa, 87, Inverness, FL
Albert Paul Festa, age 87, died October 11, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County. Albert was born on May 22, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Albert and Blanche Festa. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. Albert was employed by the New York City Fire Department for many years. Survivors include his wife, Gloria; son and daughter-in-law Paul and Anna Festa and three grandchildren. Private arrangements.


Elizabeth A Festa, 44, Inverness, FL
ELIZABETH ANN FESTA, age 44, Inverness, died March 28, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Elizabeth was born on June 17, 1967 in Pittsburgh, PA to Frank and Luella (Kline) Festa. She was employed as a Registered Nurse. She enjoyed motorcycle rides and attending craft shows with her mother. Survivors include her fiance, Edward Gottron, Inverness; two sons, Joseph Festa, Alabama and Nikolai Mierzwinski, Inverness; her daughter Kelsey Callahan, South Carolina; her parents Frank Festa, Pennsylvania and mother LuAnn Festa, Inverness; brothers Steven (Peggy) Festa, and Greg Festa, all of Pennsylvania. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


David W Fetzer, 89, Inverness, FL
DAVID WALLACE FETZER, age 89, Inverness, died July 8, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. David was born on May 27, 1924 in Williamsport, PA to the late Roy and Edna Fetzer. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. David relocated to this area in 2000 from Washington State and was employed as a carpenter by the State of Florida. David was a member of the Bativa, NY Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Elsie Fetzer; sons David W. Fetzer, Jr. and wife Adair, Canadaga, NY and Roger A. Fetzer and wife Rita, Seminole, FL; stepson Timothy and wife Terry Simon, Renton, WA; stepdaughter Patricia Simon and companion William Smith, Franklinville, NJ; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


William C Fiedler, 67, Inverness, FL
WILLIAM “BILL” CARL FIEDLER, age 67, died Friday, September 30, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on July 11, 1944 in Seattle, Washington to the late Arthur and Myrtle (Texley) Fiedler and came to this area in 2003 from Tampa. He was employed as a design engineer in the construction industry. Bill served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and continued to be an advocate for veteran's throughout his lifetime, serving in the VFW Post #7122 of Floral City as Quartermaster and editor of their newsletter, as well as the VFW District #7 Quartermaster. He was a member of American Legion Post #155, Citrus County Veteran's Coalition, Hillsborough Masonic Lodge #25 of Tampa (Past Master) , the York and Scottish Rite Bodies and Egypt Shrine Temple. Bill enjoyed wood working, making jewelry, cooking, and remodeling his home. Survivors include his companion, Carole Jane Ziemendorf of Inverness and two brothers Richard Fiedler, Auburn, WA and Arthur Fiedler, Federal Way, WA; 2 step sons, Jack W. Brown and Daniel C. Brown, MD; six nieces and nephews and his beloved puppys, Bubba, Buttons, and Scooter. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Fridy Oct 7th at 11:00 A.M. with VFW Post 7122 in charge. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness in charge of cremation arrangements.


Robert T Figley, Sr. , 81, Floral City, FL
Robert Thomas Figley, Sr., age 81, Floral City, died February 16, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Bob was born on May 28, 1931 in East Palestine, OH to the late Joseph and Florence (Engle) Figley. Bob owned and operated an upholstery shop in Floral City for many years. With his wife, Tamiko, they opened their home into a bed and breakfast inn, "The Heritage House." He was a member of the Floral City Historical Society. A very sociable and outgoing person, Bob was known for his music- he enjoyed playing guitar, singing and entertaining everywhere he went. He also enjoyed the game of golf. He was a parishioner and usher at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Tamiko Figley; sons Robert Figley, Jr. (Marilyn), Thomas Figley (Diane), Sam Figley and Robert Lewis; daughters Sue Mansfield (Mike) Peggy Clark (Grady) Patricia Pamas (Steve) and Nancy Hunter (Jeff); brother Francis Figley, and a sister Jean Hildenstien, 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, step-son Andre Ruffner and step-daughter Eva Masumoto. He was preceded in death by a son, Ted, a brother, Joseph, a sister Mary Jane (Mahon) Rowe, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Bob's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Martha H Filler, 69, Inverness, Fl
Martha H. Filler, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Wű̈rzburg, Germany on July 10, 1943, to the late Ludwig and Ludwina (Hertlein) Rosser. Martha was a cosmetologist, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Marengo, Illinois. She was a Lutheran, and a volunteer for the Citrus County Crime Watch for three years. Martha enjoyed knitting, baking and crochet.. She is survived by her daughter, Andrea (Craig) Hensly of Genoa, Illinois, three grandchildren, Katelyn, Victoria, and Kelly; and seven siblings, all in West Germany. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Madeleine R Fink, 83, Beverly Hills, FL
Madeleine (Maggie) Ruth Wert Fink, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her home in Beverly Hills, FL, in the care of Hospice of Citrus County Nature Coast, with her family and closest friends by her side. Her life was a full one filled with a large extended family, friends in many parts of the United States, lots of community service, and the devoted love of a husband of almost 61 years. She loved her time at the beach in Sanibel Island, FL, and took great pride in her home, presenting herself and all she touched with a bit of her seashell spirit. Born in Lewisberry, PA, on May 25th, 1930, she was one of a very large family. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Fink, of Beverly Hills, FL; her daughter, Debra Fink Yeager and son-in-law, Max Yeager of Boulder, CO, a sister, Mary Lemkelde of Lewisberry, PA; three brothers: Paul Wert of Grantville, PA; Bill Wert, of Avon Park, FL; and Sam Wert of Avon Park, FL. She was predeceased by several other siblings: Betty Wert Snow of Camp Hill, PA; Gladys Wert Lay of Harrisburg, PA; Amelia Wert Beck of Camp Hill, PA; Rhoda Wert Straw of Avon Park, FL; John J Wert, Jr. of Hershey, PA, and James Wert of Michigan. Additionally she had dozens and dozens of nieces and nephews around the country. She was retired from the Camp Hill, PA office of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and had been a very successful Avon Representative in the New Cumberland, PA area for many years. She loved the Elks Lodge of Hernando, FL, was a member of the DOES DROVE #232, and spent many hours supporting her husband’s efforts as Past Exalted Ruler of Lodge #2522 from 1993 to 1994. She loved bowling, beaching, throwing parties, hosting her friends and neighbors, and caring for her family. She was a tireless collector of sea shells, loved to feel the sand between her toes, and won numerous prizes for the items that she created from the shells. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Citrus County Florida of the Nature Coast, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E Davis Funeral Home Crematory is assisting the family.


Virginia Firth, 85, Inverness, FL
ETHEL (VIRGINIA) FIRTH, age 85, passed June 21, 2013 surrounded by her family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Virginia was born on September 26, 1927 in Tacoma, WA to the late Sigurd and Doris (LaMar) Linder. She was an Air Force wife, who traveled extensively with her husband, making a home for her family in England, The Philippines , Colorado, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Louisiana during her husband\'s 21 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who was fiercely loyal to her family and friendly to all she met. She enjoyed crocheting, loved to bowl and play bingo. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 61 years, Frank Firth; daughters Linda and her husband Richard Guthrie, Thomaston, GA and Diana and her husband Phillip Fountain, St. Petersburg, FL, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas and a granddaughter, Rosalyne. ... and He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own. From her favorite hymn (In The Garden.) Inurnment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Albert R Fischer, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
ALBERT R. FISCHER, age 92, Beverly Hills, died January 12, 2014 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Albert was born on April 28, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph and Josephine (Braun) Fischer. He retired from the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard with 25 years of service as a carpenter. Albert served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Albert was a member of American Legion Post #21 in Philadelphia for 48 years. He was well known around Citrus County as "The Music Man", playing his Q-cord instrument at local nursing homes, much to the delight of the residents. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Natalie Braun of Beverly Hills. He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM at 1st Church of God. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Richard R Fischer, 51, Inverness, Fl
Richard Ronald Fischer, 51, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. He was born on May 4, 1962 in Jamaica, New York. Richard arrived in this area in 1983, coming from Bayshore, New York, and was a high school custodian. He enjoyed going to the racetrack, and spending time with his family and grand-dogs. Richard is survived by his loving wife of twenty-two years Catherine (Cat) Fischer. Other survivors include one daughter, Marie Fischer of Inverness; one sister, Heidi (Michael) Ingram of Norfolk, Virginia; parents Richard H. Fischer and Christa Partin; and two grand-dogs, Chloe and Jasmine. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Rev. Roy A Fiske, 91, Inverness, FL
THE REV. ROY ALBION FISKE, age 91, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Roy was born on February 20, 1923 in Wilmington, MA to the late Albion W. and Edith (Pope) Fiske. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida Southern College in 1953, and studied at Emory University Candler School of Theology, receiving his Bachelor's Degree of Divinity. He served the ministry in several Florida churches in the United Methodist Conference for over 25 years. He attended First United Methodist Church of Inverness after relocating to this area in 2006 from Lutz, FL. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 66 years, Marjorie (Smith) Fiske; sons Barry M. Fiske and wife Gail, Inverness, Darrell N. Fiske, MD, and wife Joanne, Palm City, FL, Gregory L. Fiske and wife Carole, Brandon, FL; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings, two brothers and one sister. Pastor Fiske's life will be celebrated on Sunday, July 20th, 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Oliver of the First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs officiating. Burial will follow on Monday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa. Friends will visit the family on Sunday at the funeral home from 2:30 until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being received by Hospice of Citrus County or the Methodist Children's Home.


Shawn Fitzpatrick, 31, Inverness, FL
Richard Shawn Fitzpatrick, 31, Inverness, died at home on Oct 22, 2012 following an extended illness. Shawn was born in Inverness, FL on Feb 13, 1981 to Richard “Spike” and Nancy Blake Fitzpatrick and had been a lifetime resident of Citrus County. He graduated from Citrus High School, the University of Florida, and attained his law degree from Stetson University. Shawn began to practice law in 2007 at the law offices of Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick, a firm founded by his grandfather, Charles B. Fitzpatrick and later owned by his late father, Richard “Spike” Fitzpatrick. He was an avid Gator fan, enjoyed sports, and dedicated his life to his family and profession. His affiliations include Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Citrus Memorial Advisory Board, Citrus County Fair Association, Hospice of Citrus County Board , Citrus County Bar Association, and Gator Booster Club. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brittany A. Fitzpatrick; his mother, Nancy Blake Fitzpatrick; his grandmother, Dorothy Fitzpatrick; brother and sisters, Brian B.R. Fitzpatrick, Megan T. Fitzpatrick, Molly K. Fitzpatrick, and Katherine Fitzpatrick Stephenson and husband, Trent and their son, Carter of St. Petersburg; Other family members include his uncles, Mike (Brenda) Fitzpatrick and and Pat (Laura Lou) Fitzpatrick, many cousins, including Michael (Katie) Fitzpatrick and their son, Connor; dear family friends, Barbie, Brady, Cody, Austin, Garrett, and Carly Bogart. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard “Spike” Fitzpatrick on Mar 20, 2006, his uncles, Kevin and Timmy Fitzpatrick, paternal grandfather, Charles B. Fitzpatrick, and maternal grandparents Walter and Harriett Blake. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Oct 27th at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM.


William L Fletcher, 81, Inverness, Fl
William Lawrence Fletcher, age 81, of Inverness, died February 27, 2012 at his home under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on October 16, 1930 in Stewartstown, New Hampshire to the late Lawrence Franklin Fletcher and Viola (Hunt) Fletcher. He moved to Inverness in September, 1995 with his wife Carole from Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Fletcher served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Inverness Loyal Order of Moose #2112, The American Legion, Allen-Rawls Post # 77, and the Inverness First United Methodist Church. Mr. Fletcher provided lovingly for his family as a tractor-trailer driver, retiring from the Teamsters in December, 1994 with many “Safe Driver” awards. He passionately enjoyed playing golf, driving his boat, taking cruises and going on exploration vacations around the country. He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants and, since moving to Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Survivors include his beloved wife of 40 years Carole (Bunnell) Fletcher: one daughter, Cynthia Davis and her husband Michael of Charlestown, NH; three sons, William (Lance) Fletcher and wife Donna of Hernando, FL, John Noble and wife Cindy of Raleigh, NC, and David Noble and wife Karrieann of South Windsor, CT; two sisters, Edith Hermann and husband William of Terryville, CT, and June Dunham and husband Harland of Belmont, NH; one brother-in-law, Arnold Bunnell and wife Paula of Rutland, VT; one sister-in-law, Rena Fletcher of Micco, FL; nine grandchildren, Shawna Dellaripa, Danielle Noble, Jack Noble, Courtney Noble, Kara Noble, Cheyenne Fletcher, Kadie Noble, Michael Noble and William Fletcher III; one great-grandchild, Natalie Loubier; and several nieces and nephews. He was such a loving man that once you knew him you loved him forever. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 12:30pm, with a gathering of family and friends from 11:30am until the service at the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory on Highway 41 in Inverness with Pastor Tony Rosenberger officiating. Following the Service, a ceremony with Honor Guard will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, at 2:30pm. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Elizabeth M Floyd, 90, Inverness, FL
ELIZABETH M. FLOYD, age 90, Inverness, died January 4, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth was born on April 12, 1923 in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada to the late Edward and Florence (Glasgow) McNally. A gifted artist, she painted, was a talented pianist and avid reader. Her memory will be treasured by her husband of 49 years, Richard E. Floyd; son, David Edward Tooker and his wife Brenda; daughters Lynn Tooker Jones and Elizabeth Erika Lauser and her husband Randall; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Caroline Fluchel, 95, Inverness, Fl
Caroline Fluchel, 95, of Inverness, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Sugarmill Manor under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, in Homosassa, Florida. She was born on March 27, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Joseph and Karolina (Hrdlicka) Cerva. Caroline was a School Cafeteria Manager, and arrived in this area in 1981, coming from St. Louis. She was Episcopalian by faith, and loved cooking, deep sea fishing, crochet, home remodeling, trips in fast cars, and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Frederick Fluchel; one daughter, Carolyn Fluchel, and four siblings. Survivors include one son, Frederick G. (Susan) Fluchel, Jr.; one daughter, Donna Yarborough, both of Inverness, Eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Sunday, April 7, 2013, between the hours of 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Burial will follow the next day at 2:00 pm at Fero Memorial Gardens, Beverly Hills, Florida. Pastor Larry Powers officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Caroline's name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Bever.y Hills, Fl 34464.


Keith Fluegel, 68, Inverness, Fl
Keith Fluegel, 68, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 14, 1944 to Roy W. and Jean (Harness) Fluegel. Keith was a truck driver and arrived in this area in 1982, coming from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was a Presbyterian and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Keith was a member of the VFW Post #7122, Floral City, Florida. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Bass and her son, Billy Bass; ,and one brother, Gary Fluegel. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-eight years, June Fluegel; one son, Bryan (Brandy) Fluegel of Inverness; one brother, Terry Fluegel; his parents, Roy w. and Jean Fluegel, and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Marvin A Foley, 78, Lecanto, FL
MARVIN AUGUSTUS FOLEY, age 78, died August 17, 2013 at his residence. Marvin was born on August 13, 1935 in Susquehanna, PA to the late Marvin J. and Mary (Rapella) Foley. He served our country in the United States Army. Marvin was a conductor on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for over 21 years. He enjoyed his work and loved trains, reading, hunting and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his son Marvin \"John\" Foley (Jacqueline) Chattanooga, TN; daughters Mary S. Hurlburt (Roy) Lecanto, FL and Linda Brown (Tim), Hixson, TN;. his sister Theresa Ann Lee (Ralph), Hilton, NY; grandchildren Lynn Marie Maloney (Terry), Christie Lynn Hurlburt (Bob Marvin), Trrey Auburn Jones, III, Jessica Foley, Sara Foley, Charles Brewster, Levi Brewster; great-grandchildren Erin Crawford, Kevin Crawford, Colton Marvin and Michael Marvin; great-great-grandchildren Owen Whitney, Logan Jane Whitney, Mason Auburn Jones and Noah Kyler Brewster; brother\'s-in-law Timothy Warmouth (Sylvia), Robert Warmouth (Barbara) and the late Thomas Warmouth (Carol); dear friend Sachi Rainone and many other friends in Susquehanna, Chattanooga and Lecanto. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Johanna on June 3, 2011. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. \"Remember man as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you shall be, so stop awhile and pray for me.\"


Marvin A Foley, 78, Inverness, FL
MARVIN AUGUSTUS FOLEY, age 78, Inverness, died August 17, 2013 at his residence. Marvin was born on August 13, 1935 in Susquehanna, PA to the late Marvin J. and Mary (Rapella) Foley. He served our country in the United States Army. Marvin was a conductor on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for over 21 years. He enjoyed his work and loved trains, reading, hunting and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his son Marvin \"John\" Foley (Jacqueline) Chattanooga, TN; daughters Mary S. Hurlburt (Roy) Lecanto, FL and Linda Brown (Tim), Hixson, TN;. his sister Theresa Ann Lee (Ralph), Hilton, NY; grandchildren Lynn Marie Maloney (Terry), Christie Lynn Hurlburt (Bob Marvin), Trrey Auburn Jones, III, Jessica Foley, Sara Foley, Charles Brewster, Levi Brewster; great-grandchildren Erin Crawford, Kevin Crawford, Colton Marvin and Michael Marvin; great-great-grandchildren Owen Whitney, Logan Jane Whitney, Mason Auburn Jones and Noah Kyler Brewster; brother\'s-in-law Timothy Warmouth (Sylvia), Robert Warmouth (Barbara) and the late Thomas Warmouth (Carol); dear friend Sachi Rainone and many other friends in Susquehanna, Chattanooga and Lecanto. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Johanna on June 3, 2011. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. \"Remember man as you pass by, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you shall be, so stop awhile and pray for me.\"


Hubert L Forbus, 84, Inverness, FL
Hubert Lee Forbus, 84, Inverness died at home on May 15, 2013. Mr Forbus was born in Point Pleasant, WV on April 11, 1929 to the late Lloyd and Frieda (Jacobs) Forbus and came to this area 29 years ago from there. He was a retired mill operator for Kaiser Aluminum Company in Ravenswood, WV with 26 years of service, served our country in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene. He was a former member of the Bellmead United Methodist Church for over 20 years and the Civil Air Patrol in West Virginia; additionally, he earned his private pilot's license. Hubert also enjoyed building houses and model airplanes. Hubert and Mary loved to travel and visited all 50 states and Canada during their retirement. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Powell Forbus; 2 children, David Forbus of Pt. Pleasant, WV and Zach Forbus and his wife Carmon of Inverness; 3 sisters, Betty Mitchell, Lafayette, LA; Ruth Thomas, Finley, OH; Janet Holland, Pt Pleasant, WV; 2 grandchildren, Colton and McKenzie Forbus. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Monday, May 20th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Hodges of the Hernando Church of The Nazarene officiating followed by Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464


Carol A Forcum, 73, Floral City, Fl
Carol Ann Forcum, 73, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her residence in Floral City. She was born on October 25, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Eugene and Mardella (Plain) Lawrence. Carol was a Catholic by faith, and arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Grove City, Ohio. She enjoyed sewing and gardening. She is survived by two sons, Robert E. (Melissa) Hollenback of Grove City, Ohio, and Jerry E. (Kim) Hollenback of El Centro, California; two step daughters, Debbie Kleinsgans and Dana Pettigrew, of League City, Texas; two brothers, Jerry Lawrence of Indianapolis, and Tom Lawrence, of Buffalo, Wyoming; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Julie Forgione, 92, Inverness, FL
Julie Forgione, 92, Inverness, died Feb 24, 2013 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Forgione was born in College Point, New York on July 21, 1920 to the late George and Elizabeth (Hamm) Wild and came to this area in 1977 from there with her late husband, Nicholas, who preceded her in death on March 20, 2000. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Highlands Civic Association, Highlands Surveillance Unit, and the Honey Bee's. Left to mourn her loss are three daughters, Joyce Forgione and Therese (Ed) Kendrick, both of Inverness; Elizabeth (Ron) Kohn, Woodbury, NY; her brother, Charles Wild of Queens, NY; her sisters, Madeline Costa of Inverness and Catherine Cestaro of Mineola, NY. 2 grandsons, Michael LaRosa and Justin (Erica) Kohn; 1 great-granddaughter, Madeline LaRosa: several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 28th at 2:30 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours from Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with Wake Vigil Service at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the American Lung Association, 8950 Dr. Martin Luther King St. No., Suite 205, St Petersburg, FL 33702


Nellie M Forsyth, 87, Inverness, FL
NELLIE MAE FORSYTH, age 87, Inverness, died January 8, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Nellie was born on May 27, 1926 in Youngstown, OH to the late Charles and Nellie (Leonard) Cox. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who will be missed deeply by her family. Nellie was a bookkeeper for Bateman Gordon and Sands Insurance Company for over 25 years. Nellie enjoyed bird watching, taking care of her animals and was an avid football and NASCAR fan. She liked working crossword puzzles. Left to cherish her memory is her son Thomas (Penny) Forsyth, Aurora, CO; her daughter Carolyn (Paul) Tapperson, Inverness; brothers George Franklin, Youngstown, OH, Thomas Franklin, Inverness, Charles Cox, Greer, SC; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas C. Forsyth on December 5, 2013 and her two sisters, Grace Hoffman and Ellen Fitch. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Esther T Fortna, 78, Inverness, FL
ESTHER T. FORTNA, age 78, Inverness, died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her niece's residence. Esther was born on October 21, 1933 in Staten Island, NY to the late Thomas and Esther (Lynn) McCafferty and relocated to this area ten years ago from St. Petersburg. She was a homemaker and a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. Survivors include two brothers, Edward (Joy) McCafferty, Seminole, FL and Michael (Deborah) McCafferty, New York; two sisters Kathleen Jorgensen, Hernando, FL and Marianne Cunningham, Columbus, NC; several nieces and nephews and her faithful companions, her dogs Katie and Arthur. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband Kenneth Fortna in 2008. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Shirley I Foster, 64, Inverness, FL
Shirley I. Foster, 64, of Inverness died Wednesday, September 7, 2011. She was born July 21, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland to her late parents Ollen and Irene Barrow. Shirley was owner of a furniture and antique store, and a Methodist. She is survived by her husband Gordon, daughter Darlene Schneider and grand-son Kyle. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness.


John M Foster, III, 50, Lecanto, Fl
John M. Foster, III, 50, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. He was born on March 6, 1962 in Beverly, Massachusetts to the late John M. and Sophia (Holda) Foster, Jr. John arrived in the area in 1992 coming from St. Petersburg, and worked for fifteen years for the Little General Market in Homosassa. He was a Baptist. John is survived by his loving wife of nine years, Cindy Montgomery Foster; and his step-daughter, Leslie Montgomery of Lecanto. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Dorothy F Fox, 84, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Frances Fox, age 84, Inverness, died at home with her loving family at her side on July 16, 2013. Mrs Fox was born in Toledo, OH on May 15, 1929, the daughter of the late Raymond and Dorothy (Sherwin) Petke. She moved here in 1986 from Thomaston, CT where she spent most of her life. She was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, crafting, painting, but especially, spending time with her family. She is survived by five children, Tom (Sue) Jacques, Kittanning, PA; Diane (David) Christophy, Sarasota, FL; Brian (Allison) Jacques, Dayton, TN; Deb (Kevin) Cook, Torrington, CT; Louanne (David) Lauretano, Thomaston, CT; two brothers, Raymond Petke, Northfield, CT; David Petke, Damascus, MD; her sister, Catherine Danaher, New Berlin, NY; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; Alex Sammy & Ava Elizabeth “Love You”. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ralph E. Jacques on Jan 17, 1985 and Walter A. Fox on Sept 5, 2010. Dorothy\'s life will be honored on Monday, July 22nd, 10:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Carris officiating. Interment will follow in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hernando United Methodist Church, 2125 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Hernando, Fl 34442


Edward D Fox, 60, Inverness, FL
Edward Dean Fox, 60, Inverness, died on Dec 22, 2012 at his home. A native of Mt Vernon, OH., he was born Aug 4, 1952 to James H. and Kathleen (Klabough) Fox. He worked at many occupations as well as being a commercial trucker. He is survived by his three children, Michael Adrian Fox of Inverness; Cirocco "Rocky" Fox of Clay County, FL; Erin Sigala, of Franklin Springs, GA; his companion, Bridget Benoit; 3 brothers, his sister, and 5 grandchildren. Family funeral arrangements will be private in St Augustine, FL. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Ronald E Fox, 81, Inverness, FL
Ronald E. Fox, age 81, died May 17, 2014 under the loving care of his wife and Hospice of Citrus County. Ronald was born on October 25, 1932 in North Tonawanda, NY. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ron was employed by Midland Machinery in Tonawanda as a mechanic. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, June E. Fox; son Ronald E. Fox, Jr., Brampton, Canada; daughter Joanne Tournade, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming; brother Richard G. Fox, North Tonawanda, NY and sisters Gladys Oddo, Hinsdale, FL, Audrey Gouda, Newfame, NY, Carol Schneider, Amherst, NY; three grandsons Mason, Robert and John and 5 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Mary C Foye, 78, Hernando, Fl
Mary “Cate” Foye, 78, of Hernando, Florida passed away Monday, October 24, 2011. She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 27, 1933 to the late Walter and Margaret (Finneral) Early. Mary arrived in the area in 1991 coming from Lowell, and was a summer resident in Belmont, New Hampshire. She attended St. Scholastica Catholic Church in Lecanto, and was a member of the American-Irish Club, where she was the librarian, and also coordinated activities for the physically challenged, as well as taught exceptional children. Mary was an avid reader, accomplished artist and pianist. She also started the first, all female “Teens Encounter Christ” retreat (TEC) in Andover, Massachusetts and New York. She was predeceased by her sister Margaret Coughlin. Survivors include her husband of 60 ½ years Jim Foye; 1 son Seamus and his wife Michele Foye; 2 daughters, Kathleen and her husband Ken; and Colleen Foye; 3 grandchildren, Heather, Shannon, and Jillian; and 3 great-grandchildren, Kendria, Nicholas, and Gabrielle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, or Hospice of Citrus County, in Mary's name. Website donations may be made to: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/maryfoye or checks may be sent to: The Mary Foye Memorial Fund, National MS society Greater New England Chapter, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Melvin E Frank, 98, Floral City, Fl
MELVIN E. FRANK of Floral City, Florida died at 98 years old. He was born January 16, 1916 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 17 years, Jean Frank; stepson Michael Cypcar of Tallahassee, FL; son Ronald Craig Frank and wife Kathleen of Brookpark, Ohio; daughter Lynne Ann Moran and husband Patrick of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; sister Audrey Carole Mitchell of Glendora, California. He was preceded in death by his beloved first wife Audrey June, his beloved sisters and brother: Mildred Harrison, Eugenia Wilson and Curtiss Frank which were the proud children of Harry and Florence Frank nee (Russelot). Melvin left behind 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He lived in Chesterland, Ohio and when he retired with Lubrizol Corp, he relocated to Florida. He served his country as a Seabee in the United States Navy during WWII. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Michael J Franklin, 65, Crystal River, FL
MICHAEL JOSEPH FRANKLIN, age 65, Crystal River, died June 9, 2013 at his residence. Mike was born on October 20, 1947 in Hoboken, NJ to the late William and Carmella (Andreano) Franklin. He was a commercial painter by trade. Mike was a very social and outgoing person. He devoted many volunteer hours to VFW Post #7122 of Floral City, and the Men\'s and Ladies\' Auxillary honored him with an honorary membership. He will be remembered fondly by the many friends who knew him. Left to cherish his memory is his companion of 35 years, Mary Decaire, brothers Thomas and Butch Franklin and sisters Rosie, JoAnne and Helen. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Douglas L Frederick, 52, Hernando, FL
Douglas Lester Frederick, 52, Hernando, died suddenly Feb 23, 2012 . Born in Marshall, MI on Jan 12, 1960 to Melvin and Ruth Ann (Smith) Frederick, he came to Florida in 1980 from Homer, MI. He worked in the construction industry as a demolition tech, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, and collecting antiques. Survivors include his mother, Ruth Ann Smith Frederick; a daughter, Tish Fey of Ormond Beach, FL; 3 sisters, Deborah (James) Oldfield, Sorrento, FL; Diane (Fred) Loud and Dawn (Edwin) Finch, both of Homer, MI; 8 nieces and nephews: Jordan, Kylee, Rippie, Nichol, Jessica, Daniel, Alex, and Karter; 6 great nieces and nephews, Ashlynn, Hannah, Deacon, Kiana, Dominic, and Colton; 2 special friends, Maria Tenaglio and Sabrina Demott. He was preceded in death by his father, Lester on March 11, 1989 Services and burial will be on Tuesday from the Kevin Tidd Funeral Home of Albion, MI. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness is in charge locally.


Harry P Freeberger, 76, Inverness, Fl
Harry P. Freeberger, 76, of Inverness, Florida went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 26, 2013. He was born on November 25, 1936 in St. Petersburg, Florida to the late Harry P. and Mary E. (Lee) Freeberger. Harry was a thirty year employee for the City of Gulfport in the lawn maintenance department, before arriving in this area one year ago, coming from St. Petersburg. He attended Trinity Baptist Church in Inverness, and enjoyed watching television, and going to the Senior Center. He is survived by his sister, Wadine Patz (Cliff) Ansley of Inverness. Other survivors include his aunt Betty Lee of Tampa, Florida; Nieces Debbie Patz, Patty Yates, and Lesa Stoney; and nephews Richard and Donald Patz. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jon B Freling, 58, Hernando, FL
Jon Bradley Freling, 58, of Hernando, Florida passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on October 13, 1954 in Newark, New York to Bernard and Beverly (Secrist) Freling. Jon was a flooring installer in the construction business, and arrived in this area from New York. He loved filshing, the outdoors, scuba diving, and wave running. He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Doncella Marie Freling. Other survivors include his mother, Beverly Freling of Palmyra, New York; one son, Lucas (Jessica) Freling of Palmyra, New York; two step-sons, Bryan and Jason; five brothers, Kipp, Robbie, Mitch, Randy, and Guy Freling; two sisters, Cathy and Annie, two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Jon B Freling, 58, Hernando, FL
Jon Bradley Freling, 58, of Hernando, Florida passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on October 13, 1954 in Newark, New York to Bernard and Beverly (Secrist) Freling. Jon was a flooring installer in the construction business, and arrived in this area from New York. He loved filshing, the outdoors, scuba diving, and wave running. He is survived by his loving wife of eighteen years, Doncella Marie Freling. Other survivors include his mother, Beverly Freling of Palmyra, New York; one son, Lucas (Jessica) Freling of Palmyra, New York; two step-sons, Bryan and Jason; five brothers, Kipp, Robbie, Mitch, Randy, and Guy Freling; two sisters, Cathy and Annie, two grandchildren and four step-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Charles W Frogge, 80, Inverness, Fl
CHARLES WESLEY FROGGE, age 80, died March 10, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. One of seven children, Charles was born on September 18, 1932 in Jamestown, TN to the late Ocee and Gladys (Evans) Frogge. Charles served our country in the United States Navy. He was employed as an accountant at Kusan Inc. in Brentwood, TN. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Patricia Frogge; sons George (Alicia) Frogge, Murfreesboro, TN and Anthony (Paula) Byrom, Huntsville, AL; daughters Elizabeth (Randy) Burrum, Smyrna, TN and Elise Byrom, Hobart, IN, his brother James Frogge, San Diego, CA and nine grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joyce H Fudge, 74, Lecanto, Fl
JOYCE “HELEN” FUDGE, age 74, Lecanto, died Saturday, January 21, 2012 at her residence under the loving care of her family. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. One of eleven siblings, Helen was born in Newberry, Florida on December 21, 1937 to the late Charlie and Ida (Suggs) Brown. She was a homemaker who enjoyed working in her yard and garden. She liked to fish and enjoyed outings with her family, cook-outs and swimming. Survivors include her son Robert A. (Michelle) Fudge, Inverness; brothers Jimmy (Gayle) Brown and Ralph (Barbara) Brown; sisters Margie Devane, Frances (Ed) Wideman, and Shirley (Wayne) Ritter; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Floy “Junior” Fudge on Jan. 10, 2012, a son William Lee Fudge, daughter Laverne Fudge in 2008; brothers Howard, Donald and Bobby and sisters Grace and Betty.


Jose A Fuentes, 69, Beverly Hills, FL
Jose A. "Tony" Fuentes, 69, Beverly Hills, died Feb 26, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Tony was born in Naranjito, Puerto Rico on June 13, 1944 to the late Alonzo and Jesusa (Diaz) Fuentes. He was an auto assembly line worker for Ford Motor Company for many years. Tony was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, serving as a eucharistic minister, in the altar service and was the coordinator for the prison ministry. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and the Spanish-American Club. Left to treasure his memory is his wife, Rosa; sons, Willy Fuentes, Jose A. Fuentes, Jr. and daughter Lucy M. Fuentes; stepchildren Edito (Lisa) Rosa and Lourdes Ramos; brothers Johnny Fuentes and Tito Fuentes and sisters Lucy Garcia and Hilda Rodriguez; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cleveland, OH. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John E Fuquay, 81, Floral City, FL
JOHN E. FUQUAY, age 81, Floral City, died June 3, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. John was born on December 19, 1932 in Evansville, IN to the late Henry and Harpie Bell (Harmon) Fuquay. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 as an aircraft mechanic during the Korean War. John lived in California for more than 40 years, owning a barber shop "Sycamore Street Barber Shop." He was an excellent golfer and enjoyed cooking and grilling outdoors. He is survived by his wife's Uncle Donald Hill of Godfrey, IL and his extended family as well as a niece Judy Lipking and her family of Evansville, IN. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marilyn after 56 years of marriage. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Marilyn J Fuquay, 79, Floral City, FL
Marilyn Joyce Fuquay, 79, Floral City passed away Jan 19, 2014 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Fuquay was born Jan 6, 1935 in Evansville, IN to the late Estel and Alberta Lamb. She lived in California for over 40 years before returning to Indiana and finally relocating to Florida in 2004. She worked as a secretary in the security system industry before retirement. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, John E. Fuquay of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is handling private arrangements


David A Gagne, 64, Inverness, FL
DAVID ALFRED GAGNE, age 64, Inverness, entered Eternal Life on October 14, 2013 under the loving care of his wife, Cathy and surrounded by family and friends. David was born on January 26, 1949 in Brunswick, ME to the late Doue' and Viola (Arsenault) Gagne'. He served our country in the United States Navy with 24 years of service, retiring with the rank of Chief. David then pursued a nursing degree and worked as a nurse at Bayonet Point. He later was employed by the City of Inverness Utilities Department. David's passion was serving others. He did this on a daily basis by assisting guests, along with Cathy at the Lake House Bad and Breakfast. We will all remember his smiling face and friendly demeanor at that facility. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Cathy Lynn Johnson; his daughters Jennifer Gagne-Sanders, Clovis, CA and Joy Dill Hendrix, Jacksonville, FL; brothers Dennis (Donna), Daniel (Debra) , Donald (Vicky), Dominic (Susan), Douglas (Sue), Dexter (Elly); sisters Doris (Gary) and Denise (Pete); three grandsons, 1 granddaughter, many nieces and nephews and extended family. A celebration tribute to David's life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Lake House Bed and Breakfast with Pastor Greg Kell officiating and military honors given by VFW Post #4337 of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials in David's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270 , Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or the donor's favorite local charity.


Estelle L Gagnon, 78, Hernando, FL
Estelle L. Gagnon, age 78, Hernando, died Nov 19, 2012 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Gagon was born in Lisbon, Maine on April 7, 1934 and came to this area in 1972 from Seminole, FL. She and her husband, Luc Gagnon, owned and operated the Countryside Inn Restaurant for over 20 years in Hernando. She is survived by her brother, Gerald Lebrun of St Petersburg. Her husband, Luc, preceded her in death on Feb 22, 2004. At her request, she will be cremated and there will be no services. Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in charge.


Daniel Gaicki, 66, Hernando, FL
DANIEL S. GAICKI, age 66, died Monday, July 16, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Daniel was born on May 6, 1946 in Belgium to Stanley and Johanna Gaicki. He served our country in the United States Army for 13 years, achieving the rank of Captain. Daniel was employed by Lucent Technology Company as a marketing analyst. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed fishing. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 38 years, Deborah Gaicki, Hernando; his daughter Kerry (Cameron) Nickerson, Surprise, AZ; two grandchildren Hannah and Tyler Nickerson; Brother-in-Law and his wife Randy and Linda Wall, Inverness and his Mother-in-Law Patricia Wall, Inverness. He was preceded in death by his only brother, Edward Gaicki. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joe R Gaines, 51, Hernando, Fl
Joe Russell Gaines III, 51, of Hernando, Florida passed away Monday, February 17, 2013, at his residence in Hernando. He was born on November 21, 1961 in London, Kentucky to the late Joe Russell and Betty (Finch) Gaines, Jr. Joe was a carpenter in the construction business, and arrived in this area in 1971, coming from Winterhaven, Florida. He was a Christian and enjoyed woodworking, NASCAR, and watching Gator football. He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Gaines and Samantha Copenhaver, both of Inverness, Florida; two brothers, Paul and Sam Gaines; three sisters, Martha Jo Gaines, Jane Lanoux, and Teresa Richards; one grandchild, Nevaeh Copenhaver; step-mother Nancy Martin; and many nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Leah M Gains, 92, Floral City, FL
Leah Verne M. Gains, 92, Floral City, died Oct 30, 2011 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Clarksburg, WV., she was born April 29, 1919 to the late Marcellus and Nora (Davis) McClung and moved to this area from St. Petersburg in 1989. She was employed as a secretary for Greyhound Van Lines and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Jo Weaver of St. Petersburg, 9 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Randall William Gains and her husband, Clifford W. Gains. Graveside funeral services will be conducted on Wed., Nov 2nd at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery with Pastor Eddie Quates officiating. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Wednesday from 12:30 until 1:15 when the procession will leave for the cemetery.


Robert M Gaito, 70, Inverness, FL
ROBERT MILLSON GAITO, age 70, Inverness, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice at his residence. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. Robert was born on May 17, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY to Russell and Marie Gaito. Robert was employed by Nick Nicholas Ford as a service adviser. He enjoyed auto mechanic work and “puttering” around his house with projects. Robert served our country in the United States Navy Reserve. He attended The New Church Without Walls. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Mary Gaito, Inverness; two sons, Todd (Deborah) Gaito, Palm Harbor, FL and Troy (Jennifer) Gaito, Clearwater, FL; his daughter Tammi Gaito and her companion Peter McEwan, and step-son Arthur Riley III (Alexis) Vero Beach and step-daughter Tammy ( Dennis) Drzewiecki; grandchildren Anthony, Casey, Bailey, Robert, Connor, Katherine, Sean, Morgan, Cole, Tiffany. George IV and great-grandson, George V.


Betty Ann Gall, 75, Inverness, Fl
BETTY ANN GALL, age 75, Inverness and Elyria, OH, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Celebration of Life Remembrance Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Fort Cooper Baptist Church with Pastor Marne Palmani and Pastor Joe Sims officiating. Betty was born on August 26, 1936 in Gary, IN to the late Gabriel and Elizabeth (Gabor) Fodor. She worked as the Supervisor of Placement Services at Lorain Community College. A gifted pianist, she played for the 1st Baptist Church of Elyria (OH), Church of the Open Door in Elyria (OH) and Lakeview Baptist Church in Vermillion, OH. During her winters in Inverness, she was an active member of Fort Cooper Baptist Church. She loved taking trips to tea houses and collecting teapots. Betty is survived by her husband of 57 years, Kenneth Gall; her son David Allyn Gall, Lorain, OH; her daughter Rebecca (Christopher) DeLapp, Elyria, OH, twin sisters Ethel Crites and Lillian Kimbel, both of South Carolina and three grandchildren, Sarah Morgana, Benjamin Andrew and Angelica Rose. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. The family requests donations to Fort Cooper Baptist Church in Betty's memory in lieu of flowers.


Norman R Gallant, 68, Floral City, FL
NORMAN ROBERT GALLANT, age 68, Floral City, died April 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Norman was born on April 29, 1945 in Fall River, MA to the late Norman B. And Loretta (Hunt) Gallant. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era aboard ship as a navigator of Hurricane planes. Norman was the owner/operator of his own auto body repair shop for many years. He enjoyed socializing with his friends, surfing the Internet for research in history and science and was an Internet Poker Champ. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Linda Gallant; his son Jason (Crystal) Gallant, Newport, NC; stepson Jason (Gretchen) Gray, Leesburg, FL; brothers Rick Gallant, Safety Harbour, FL, Dennis Gallant, Largo, FL, David (Candy) Gallant, Inverness and Donald (Mary) Gallant, Edison, NJ, sisters Janine Gallant, West Keansburg, NJ and Michelle (Leon) Fowler, Lorton, VA; grand-stepchildren Blake Robinson and Ansley and Andon Gray, several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by a sister Diane Stewart. A tribute to Norman's life will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with military honors. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Burial will be later at the Florida National Cemetery. Please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 to continue their wonderful care of others as they did for Norman in lieu of flowers.


Maria Esther Garay, 95, Inverness, FL
MARIA ESTHER GARAY, age 95, Inverness, died Friday, December 14, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Maria Esther was born on December 30, 1916 in Puerto Rico to the late Manuel and Sarah (Rivera) Garay. The oldest of her siblings, she was devoted to her family, lovingly caring for her mother and sisters. Although she never married or had any children of her own, her nieces and nephews were like her children and she cherished taking care of her niece's Chihuahuas. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed her home, gardening, sketching, "The Food Channel" and "Restaurant Impossible." She was a comedian and will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Elba Uriarte, nieces Carmen Bedell, Ruth (Eddie) Gonzalez, Rose (Bob) Doyle, Nixida Uriarte, Nilda (Juan) Vazquez; nephews John (Janis) Uriarte and Raymond (Tammy) Uriarte. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Ida Uriarte and Edith Garay. A funeral tribute will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Russell G Garrison, 60, Inverness, FL
Russell Gary Garrison, age 60, died June 6, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Michael A Gassew, 48, Inverness, Fl
Michael A. Gassew, 48, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on May 7, 1966 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was an electrician in the constuction industry. Michael arrived in this area 5 years ago, coming from Philadelphia, was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed fishing and rebuilding cars. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Gassew. Survivors include his loving mother, Catherine Malcolm; his long time loving companion, Patty McDonald; children Christopher Gassew of Inverness and Tresha Gassew of Atco, New Jersey; brother Bob Gassew; sister Christina Gassew; step-brothers Joseph and Edward Malcolm; step-sisters Cindy and Terry Malcolm; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


David (Bear) L Gaston, 69, Inverness, Fl
David L. "Bear" Gaston, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on June 26, 1943 in Princeton, Indiana to the late Dale F. and Edna (McCord) Gaston. David was Executive Director of Spectrum Industries in Terre Haute, Indiana and arrived in this area four years ago, wintering between here and Brookville, Indiana and was a long time resident of Princeton. He was a Baptist, and holds memberships with the Benevolent Order of Elks, Lodge #634 in Princeton, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie #3992 in Inverness. David enjoyed watching football and other sports, traveling, listening to music, and spending time around a campfire with friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-five years, Mary E. Gaston. Survivors include two daughters, Kara (A.J.) Williams of Plainfield, Indiana, and Krista (Shaun) Plaskiewicz of Inverness; one sister, Karen King of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren, Connor Howard, Stone Plaskiewicz, and Lorelai Williams; several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends and extended family. A service to celebrate David's life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to: Developmental Services, Inc., 2920 10th Street, Columbus, Indiana, 47201. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Adolph F Gavlik, 82, Inverness, FL
ADOLPH F. GAVLIK, age 82, Inverness, died August 30, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County House in Lecanto. Adolph was born on July 19, 19309 in Binghamton, NY to the late Frankand Elizabeth (Mikeska) Gavlik. He served our country in the United States Army, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. Adolph was a member of VFW #4337 of Inverness and DAV #70. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gloria Gavlik; sons George J. (Deborah) Gavlik, Katy, TX and Allan F. Gavlik, Warner Robbins, GA; two grandchildren, two great grandchildren; his sisters Mary Brhel and Virginia McCormick. He was preceded in death by his sister Mileva Guaristante. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley R Gdovka, 86, Inverness, FL
SHIRLEY R. GDOVKA, age 86, Inverness, died January 11, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Shirley was born in Pennsylvania on September 5, 1927 to the late Walter and Martha Jane (Collins) Richter. She worked for many years as an executive secretary for the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Shirley was a strong advocate for children and served as a Guardian Ad Litem in Citrus County for over 10 years. She was a world traveler with her husband, living in the Philippine Islands for four years. She collected seashells from all over the world. A fabulous cook, she enjoyed serving her family, friends and loved life. She was preceded in death by her husband Louis L. Gdovka, her daughter Louanne Gdovka and a sister Anita Bryan. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Carol Chodkowski of Inverness, granddaugher Amanda Lynn Chodkowski of Atlanta, GA as well as extended family and friends. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life and Tribute on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rose M Genzardi, 88, Inverness, FL
ROSE M. GENZARDI, age 88, Inverness, died Saturday, May 25, 2013 surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Rose was born on September 8, 1924 in New York City to the late Lorenzo and Rose (Griffo) Doino. She worked as a professional caterer. She was Catholic by faith. Rose enjoyed music, dancing and playing cards. Left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law John and Karen Genzardi, Inverness, her daugher Joanne Rinaldi, St. Cloud, FL; five grandchildren, Gina, Nicholas, Lisa, Michael and John and nine great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations in Rose's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Luis M George, 85, Inverness, FL
Luis Mario George, Sr., age 85, passed away at his residence on February 3, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Luis was born in Naguabo, Puerto Rico to the late Ashley and Modesta George. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Luis was employed by the Autoridad de Puertos of Puerto Rico as a port mariner and then a supervisor of shipping in the garment industry. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and was known as "Mr. Fix-It" to his family because he could repair anything around the house. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Esther George; his son Luis Mario George, Jr. and his wife Gloria, Citrus Springs; daughter Esther Milagro George-Carreras and her husband Steve, Summerfield; four grandchildren; brothers Sergio, Wilfredo and Averaldo George, all of Bronx, NY. He was preceded in death by his brother Ashley and his sister Margarita. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the procession leaves for the church at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


John Giammasi, 97, Beverly Hills, FL
John Giammasi, 97, Beverly Hills, died May 3, 2013 at Woodland Terrace. Mr Giammasi was born in Providence, RI on July 11, 1915 to the late Gaetano and Stella (Olivo) Giammasi and moved to this area in 2001 from St Augustine, FL. He retired from the beverage distributing business and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Leonarda "Lee" Giammasi in November, 2005. Surviving are two children, John Giammasi and his wife, Elaine of Beverly Hills, FL and Guy Giammasi and wife Patricia of Centerville, MA; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be private in St Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI. There will be a Memorial Mass announced at a later date at St Jude's Catholic Church, Lincoln, RI. The Bellows-Falso Funeral Home in Lincoln, RI is in charge. Local arrangements under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Alfred A Giansanti, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
ALFRED A. GIANSANTI, age 88, Beverly Hills, passed away on February 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Al was born on May 8, 1925 in Providence, RI to the late Pasquale and Paolina (Mizzoni) Giansanti. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During WWII he served in a weapons battalion and fought in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Theatre; he also served during the Korean conflict for 2 years and was again called to serve in the Vietnam War in 1964, distinguishing himself to be included in a very elite group of servicemen who served in combat in three wars. He was a true warrior and was selected to protect President Dwight Eisenhower when he met with several leaders in Central and South America. After 30 years of service, he retired as a Master Sergeant. He was then employed by Eastern Airlines for 18 years as an aircraft router. After retirement, he became active in the Marine Corps League, Citrus Detachment #819, serving in many capacities, his last one as chaplain. He was a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and member of the Knights of Columbus. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 65 years, Phyllis Giansanti; his son John (Nicki) Giansanti, Colorado Springs, CO; daughters Kristina Devlin, Largo, FL, Teresa Ann (Don) Kirby, Austin, TX and Rosemary Giansanti, Tallahassee, FL; six grandchildren, Keleigh, Timmy, Ryan, Sean, Andrea' and Jake and his many nieces and nephews from Rhode Island. He was preceded in death by his son Lawrence "Larry" Giansanti and all of his siblings Orlando Giansanti, Clara Gatta, Irma Giansanti and Mary D'Iorio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Inurnment with Marine Corp military honors will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at 9:15 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Memorial donations in Al's memory are requested to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Lawrence A Giansanti, 53, Copperas Cove, TX
LAWRENCE ALFRED GIANSANTI, age 53, Copperas Cove, Texas: Larry, oldest son of Phyllis and Alfred Giansanti of Beverly Hills, died suddenly on March 9, 2012 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He was born on July 1, 1958 in Hialeah, Florida and grew up in South Miami. For the past 25 years he had been living in Texas. Larry served as a Marine from 1977 to 1986. Larry was trained as a radio repair technician at Camp Pendleton, California. He was later transferred to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he served as a Reconnaisance Radio Operator. Larry was extremely proud of military service to his country. Larry spent the last 25 years working as a contractor for U.S. Army Operational Test Command, Ft. Hood, Texas. He was responsible for Engineering Project Planning, test instrumentation system design and execution of testing programs. Most recently he was working in El Paso, Texas on a special project for the Operational Test Command. Larry is survived by his wife, Julie, daughter Andrea'; step-children Danielle, Tori and Hunter. Parents Alfred and Phyllis Giansanti of Beverly Hills, Florida; sister Kris Devlin of Largo, Florida; sister Rose Giansanti of Tallahassee, Florida; sister Teresa Kirby (and Don) of Austin, Texas; brother, John (and Nikki) of Colorado Springs, Colorado and several nieces and nephews. Larry stood over most at 6'8” and made it his personal mission to see the humorous side of life's ridiculous situations. Larry always had people laughing at every gathering. He was a very giving person who would lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. He was a very proud man with firm convictions and beliefs. His experience in the Marines molded his life to follow God, Honor and Country. Lawrence was a devoted son, brother, father and husband. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of everyone who knew him. He will be severely missed. A Remembrance Gathering will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Mindy L Gibson, 56, Inverness, FL
MINDY LEE GIBSON, age 56, Inverness, died January 21, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Mindy was born on December 1, 1956 in Miami to the late Dayle and Sylvia Frantsen. She enjoyed her working career as a waitress and was an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxillary Post #4337 in Inverness. Mindy truly loved listening to music and knew the lyrics to many songs by heart. She cherished her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her companion, George Spetnagel, Inverness; her sons Dwayne (Christy) Gibson, Windermere, FL and Seth (Robby) Gibson, Daytona Beach, FL, sisters Elisa (Keith) Duval, Gainesville and Debra (Jake) Gavellas, Inverness; grandchildren Dylan, Katelyn and Peyton; her former spouse, Dennis Gibson; and stepfather Glen Mull, Gainesville. A celebration of life service will be held at the VFW Post #4337 in Inverness at a later date.


Pamela J Giddens, 59, Lecanto, FL
Pamela June Giddens, ae 59, Lecanto, died December 12, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. She was born May 1, 1952 in Cocoa Beach, Florida to the late Edward and Phyllis June Miller. She was employed as a bookkeeper. Survivors include her husband Raymond "Tracy" Giddens and her daughter, Christine Doane. Private cremation arrangements.


Thomas J Gidosh, 85, Floral City, FL
THOMAS JOHN GIDOSH, age 85, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Tom was born on December 29, 1926 in Ranshaw, PA to the late Rudolph and Josephine (Koyack) Gidosh and came to this area in 1997 from New Jersey. He was an electrician in commercial and industrial construction. Tom served our country in the United States Navy as a SeaBee. He enjoyed swimming, watching ball games on television and ballroom dancing. He especially liked going to the casinos. Tom was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Ann Gidosh, Floral City; two stepdaughters Denise Bernaldo, Ventura, CA and Ann (John) Wilson, Royal Palm Beach, FL; a niece Mary Dales, Philadelphia, PA and four nephews, Robert, Thomas, Dennis and Russell Gidosh; three stepgrandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


James A Gilbert, 59, Floral City, FL
JAMES ALEXANDER GILBERT, age 59, Floral City, also known as "Jim", "Jimmy" and "Gilley" to his friends and family passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County after a very painful illness of four months. Jim was born on August 10, 1954 to James A. and Helen J. (Crippen) Gilbert in Rochester, NY. He came to Floral City 30 years ago from Fort Worth, TX to be near his parents. He worked in the construction industy his entire life. He was most proud of his work with C&G Seamless Gutters the last ten years. Jim loved life and lived it to the fullest; he enjoyed his many friends and his membership at the IRRU Club. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing, woodworking and music. He never had any of his own children, but loved all the little children in his life and they loved to be with him. He had two God-children, Dyamond and Dalton and when they moved to Maine, it broke his heart. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, James and Helen Gilbert, his sister Linda VanKouwenberg and 2 nieces, Stacy and Katie VanKouwenberg, all of Rochester, NY. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or Seventh Day Adventist Church Building Fund in Jim's memory, 1880 N. Trucks Ave., Hernando, FL, 34442.


Robert L Gilbreath, 83, Inverness, Fl
Robert L. Gilbreath, 83, of Inverness, FL passed away at his residence on May 18, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 22, 1930 to the late George and Margaret (Asplund) Gilbreath. Robert served our country in the U.S. Army in Korea and Japan, and was an electromechanical designer in the aerospace industry. He arrived in this area in 1993, coming from Satellite Beach, FL. Robert was an active member in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness's for 43 years. He enjoyed preaching the good news of God's Kingdom, teaching the bible, and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth Gilbreath. Other survivors include son David Mike Gilbreath of Indian Harbour, FL; 2 grandchildren, Damion and Crystal; and 3 great-grandchildren, Brandon, Meryl-Lynn, and Sharley. He was preceded in death by son James Pat Gilbreath. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 31, 1:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness's, 110 N. Central Avenue, Inverness, FL. 34452. Cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kathleen Gillespie, 83, Hernando, FL
KATHLEEN GILLESPIE, age 83, Hernando, died November 14, 2012 surrounded by her loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Kathleen was born on October 24, 1929 in Jenkinjones, WV to the late Henry and Bessie Culbertson. She was employed by Publix Supermarkets as a cashier. Kathleen enjoyed being with her family, reading, cooking, crocheting and knitting. She enjoyed birdwatching and especially loved her hummingbirds. Left to cherish her memory are her three sons, George William (Marjorie) Gillespie, McKeesport, PA, James Lewis (Barbara) Gillespie, Savannah, GA, Brian Thomas Gillespie, Coral Springs, FL; daughters Karen Lynn (Larry) Collier, Hernando, FL and Lisa Michele (Dennis) Freemyer, Davie, FL; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Howard Culbertson. The family requests donations in Kathleen's memory to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL or American Breast Cancer Society. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Donna L Gittings, 65, Inverness, FL
Donna L. Gittings, 65, Inverness, died March 11, 2014 following an extended illness. Donna was born in Waynesburg, PA on Oct 12, 1948 to Donald and Esther (Lilly) Gittings and came to this area in 1976 from Norfolk, VA. She was employed in retail sales at Bealls Department Stores and the Walmart store in Inverness. She attended the Inverness Church of God. She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Lilly Gittings on Nov 2, 2001 and her sister, Beverly Hildreth. She is survived by her father, Don Gittings. Donna's life will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 18th, 4:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. The Rev. Larry Powers will officiate. Burial will be in Hills of Rest Cemetery following cremation. Memorials are being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34465


Susan D Godard-Davenport, 67, Beverly Hills, Fl
Susan Diane Godard-Davenport, 67, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, Florida. She was born in Irvington, New Jersey on August 6, 1945. Preceded in death by her mother Mildred Godard-Contaldi and her step-father Mario Contaldi. Susan was a homemaker and a Baptist, and arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Alpharetta, Georgia. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Robert W. Davenport; one sister, Barbara Darke of Rhode Island; and one step-sister, Judy Schuler of Georgia; a nephew and his wife Richard and Ann Darke, niece Karen Darke and her son Justin of Rhode Island and niece Kathy and her husband Joe Justinger of New York. Susan will be remembered as a lady who was honest, gentle, giving, and someone who loved with all of her heart. At Susan's request, donations in her memory may be made to either Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34464, or to the American Cancer Society. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Maryann J Gogan, 71, Homosassa, FL
MARYANN JUSTINE GOGAN, age 71, Homosassa, died December 5, 2013 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Maryann was born on April 14, 1942 in Trenton, NJ to the late Leon, Sr. and Gertrude (Janas) Grabowski. While living in Trenton, she was active in the Rusling Hose volunteer ambulance service and fire department. She was employed by the Veterans Administration as an executive secretary and after relocation to this area, as a PBX operator at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Forest View Home Owner's Association and Social Club. Maryann was an active member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and served as a eucharistic minister. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 51 years, Alfred J. Gogan, Jr; three daughters, Justine (Charles) Irwin, Summerville, SC, Charlene (Robert) Maruska, Trenton, NJ and Francene (Bill) Zangara, Allentown, NJ; two sons Eugene (Helen) Gogan and Joseph (Maria) Gogan, both of Trenton, NJ; brothers Leon C. (Toni) Grabowski, Jr., Weeki Wachee, FL and Charles L. (Roe) Grabowski, Mercerville, NJ; Sister-in-Law, Kathleen (Charles) Elias; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John D Gold, 66, Inverness, FL
JOHN DANIEL GOLD, age 66, Inverness, died November 20, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. A native Floridian, John was born on September 19, 1947 to the late Robert and Betty Gold. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. John later took up the plumbing trade and enjoyed his work and helping others with his skills. He enjoyed fishing. John was a very social person, liked being with his niece and nephews and their children. Left to cherish his memory is his sister Sharon Henry, Inverness; nephews Billy Wilkes, John "Joey" Wilkes and Tommy Terry, Jr.; niece Robin Dees. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may gather to form the procession to the cemetery at 1:15 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Thomas S Golec, Jr, 70, Floral City, FL
Thomas Stanley Golec, Jr., age 70, Floral City, passed away April 15, 2012 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr Golec was born October 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL. He leaves behind his beloved wife , Virginia of 50 years and 3 loving children, Gail Golec of Scottsdale, AZ, Sherri Kawell (James) of Gilberts, IL and Allen Golec (Paris) of Mission Viejo, CA; He is also survived by his grandchildren Eric, Cody, Kacy, Natascha, and Abigaile as well as two “adopted” grandchildren, Jack and Samantha. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas S. Golec, Sr.; his mother, Bernice Goryl, sisters Joanne and Cynthia, with his surviving brother, Ronald (Fran) Golec. Tom had a servant's heart and was always finding a way to help others. Working with the Lions Club, he founded the Philip Rock Benevolent Association, which monies went directly to benefit deaf and blind children. He served as Lions District Governor from 1988-1989. He loved to cook and when Katrina hit, he and Virginia were there along with their church family (Faith Lutheran, Glen Ellyn) to cook meals for many. Over the years, Tom has cooked meals for thousands at many charitable events. He was also a member of the Inverness Moose Lodge, Inverness Eagles and the First Lutheran Church of Inverness. Tom also formerly owned his own restaurant and was employed for 25 years in the Greater Chicago area with the Perfection Spring Company as a spring maker. A Celebration of Life will be conducted on Friday, April 20th at 10:00 AM from the clubhouse of the Terrawood Subdivision south of Floral City. Pastor Tom Beaverson will officiate. Additional services will be conducted at a later date in Illinois. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the food pantry program of the First Lutheran Church or the Hearts of Hope organization, PO Box 3314, St Charles, IL. 60174. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Emma L Gonzalez, 89, Inverness, FL
EMMA LLANIS GONZALEZ, age 89, Inverness, died October 17, 2013 at Avante Nursing Care Center. Emma was born on November 21, 1923 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico to the late Manuel D. and Francisca (Reca) Llanis. She was a teacher in Puerto Rico and then was employed by the City of New York as a social worker. Emma enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, cooking and baking. She had a quirky sense of humor; was a very sharp witted lady . A loving and beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and devoted friend, she will be remembered and missed dearly. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Pedro Gonzalez, Inverness; her sister Hilda Gonzalez, Campbellton, FL; granddaughters Erica, Jennifer, Sara and Melissa; eight great-grandchildren and her daughter in law, Yolanda Gonzalez. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Gonzalez Palen in 1993 and her son Felix M. Gonzalez. A Funeral Service Tribute to Emma\'s life will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service.


Erlinda I Gonzalez, 74, Inverness, FL
ERLINDA I. GONZALEZ, age 74, Inverness, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. A native of Puerto Rico, Erlinda was born on November 9, 1937 to Ramon and Ricarda (Rodriguez) Gonzalez and came to this area seven years ago. She was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing and music, birdwatching and liked reading and puzzles. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include her husband of seven years, Jose A. Collazo, Inverness, her son Bruno Ruizdeporras and wife Maria Ramos of Puerto Rico and daughters Lillian Ruizdeporras and husband Angel Vizcarrondo of Orlando and Linda Ruizdeporras and husband Hector Ramos of Puerto Rico, grandchildren Jose Hernandez, Paola Morales, Hector Ramos, Bruno Ruizdeporras, Jr., Abdiel, Nelitza, Leonardo and Frankie Ruizdeporras. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.


Mitchell G Gonzalez, 45, Homosassa, FL
MITCHELL G. GONZALEZ, age 45, Homosassa, died August 17, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mitchell was born on August 14, 1968 in Havana, Cuba to Angel and Ada Gonzalez. He was employed as a kennel assistant. He is survived by his parents, Angel and Ada Gonzalez, Homosassa, his son PFC Devin Gonzalez (United States Army) Fort Riley, KS; his brother Daniel Gonzalez, Homosassa. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Otis Goolsby, 82, Inverness, FL
Otis Goolsby, age 82, Inverness, died October 9, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center surrounded by his loving family. A native of Inverness, Otis was born on February 6, 1931 to the late John Goolsby, Sr. and Halloween (Weaver) Goolsby. He worked for the City of Inverness in the Public Works Department for over 30 years. Otis enjoyed fishing, biking the trail, playing cards and was a sports fan, watching football and baseball. Left to cherish his memory is his soul mate of 28 years, Pauline Smith; his children Tommy (Shantaye) Gibbs, Clearwater, Joseph Beasley, Orlando, Gerome Franklin, Inverness, Judy Franklin, Inverness, Janelle (Mellie) Baker, Tallahassee, Angella (Russell) Graham, Inverness, Maria Cotton, Orlando, his brother John Goolsby, Jr. (Barbara), Inverness and God-Daughter Shirley (Joe) Greene, Inverness, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by sisters Beatrice Perryman and Janette Adkins. A funeral service of remembrance and tribute to Otis' life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at St. James A.M.E. Church in Inverness. Visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Kerry S Gorham, 59, Inverness, Fl
Kerry Scott Gorham, 59, of Inverness, Florida passed away October 2, 2013 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on January 16, 1954 in Queens, New York. Kerry was a Senior Chief for the U.S. Navy, with twenty years of service to our country. He arrived in this area in 1975, coming from Brentwood, New York, and attended First Assembly of God in Inverness. Kerry was a smooth talker and was known as the \"Voice of Ocala\" at Lockheed Martin, where he worked for many years. He enjoyed teaching and sharing the Word of God, and loved his dogs. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Gorham. Survivors include his loving wife of thirty seven years, Brenda S. Gorham. Other survivors include one son, Elmer Eugene (Julie) Gorham of Redmond, Washington; one daughter, Joy Malinda Gorham of Inverness; his mother, Arlene \"Pat\" Gorham of Inverness; one brother, Corey (Jill) Gorham; one sister, Gena (Press) Barnhill; and three grandchildren, Lily, Willow, and Autumn. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.


Rocelia N Gough, 72, Inverness, Fl
Rocelia N. (Rose) Gough, 72, of Inverness, Florida passed away on April 10, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. She was born in Stuart, Florida on August 6, 1940 to the late Cecil and Hazel (Sisson) Donaldson. Rose was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Stuart. She loved nature photography, and spending time with her grand-daughter Shannon. Survivors include one son, Michael Steuart, of Chicago, Illinois; one daughter, Janet Steuart of New York State; two brothers, Paul and David Donaldson; one sister, Emma Ruth Piper; and grand-daughter Shannon. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Stephen E Gould, 61, Inverness, FL
STEPHEN E. GOULD, age 61, Inverness, died February 22, 2014 under the loving care of his significant other, Janet, her family, friends and Hospice of Citrus County. Stephen was born in New York City on December 18, 1952 to the late Thomas and Magdalene Gould. Stephen served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a certified nurses aide, working in various nursing homes. Stephen enjoyed gardening, photography and reading. Left to cherish his memory is his significant other of 14 years, Janet Gramann; his brothers Thomas (Eleanor) Gould, NY and Dennis (Doreen) Gould, MD; nieces and nephews Ellie (Terry), Tom (Barbara), Tim (Elizabeth), Michael (Laurie), Matthew, Evelyn, Elissa, Melissa; great-nieces and nephews Joshua, Julia, Rebecca, Thomas, Teagon, Lana and Donald and Janet's family Dot, Dick, Chris, Shellie and Emily Cornell, all of FL. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


C. R Grabel, 74, Inverness, Fl
C. Ronald Grabel, 74, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, August 19 2013. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio on October 27, 1938 to the late C. Elmer and Mary Louise (Collins) Grabel. Ron was a truck driver, a Christian by faith; and arrived in this area 21 years ago, coming from Hamilton. He enjoyed cars, motorcycles, boats, and racing. He is survived by two sons, Allen M. Grabel of Harrison, Ohio, and Terry D. (Ronda) Grabel of Hamilton, Ohio; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care fo Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Elizabeth F Graham, 84, Hernando, Fl
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Graham, 84, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011 at HPH Hospice, Lecanto. She was born March 14, 1927 to the late Thomas and Mary (Mosher) Barrett. Betty arrived in the area in 1972, coming from Watkins Glen, New York. She was a retired accountant for Corning Glassware, Corning New York, and a member of the First Church of God in Inverness. She is preceded in death by her husband Alfred Graham. She was also preceded in death by her first husband Dick Burgess; 2 sons, Thomas and Terance Burgess; a brother Thomas Barrett; and 4 sisters, Francis Rutledge, Mary Irggi, Kate Calkins, and Patricia Williams. She is survived by 2 sisters, Veronica J. Baker of Cameron Mills, New York and Gertrude Williams of Zephyrhills, Florida. 1 Grandchild, Todd Burgess. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Pauline Grande, 76, Inverness, FL
Pauline Grande, 76, Inverness, passed away June 5, 2012 at home under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Pauline was born on Dec 12, 1935 in Queens, NY to the late Orlando and Madeline (Dalonzo) Chelini and came to this area in 1988 from Ronkonkoma, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Highlands Civic Association, and Eagles Lodge 3992 Auxillary. Survivors include three children, Joseph (Jodie) Grande of Clearwater; John Grande of Inverness; Linda (Randy) Wall of Inverness; four grandchildren, Kevin, Kristi, Karissa, & Amanda; three sisters in laws, Carol Grande, Rose Dolce, and Marie Ryan; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph on Nov 3, 2008 and her brother, John Chelini. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Sunday, June 10th from 12 noon until 2:00 PM. Fr. Charles Leke will conduct Wake Vigil Services at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness.


Barry E Granger, 53, Floral City, Fl
Barry E. Granger, 53, of Floral City, Florida passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on April 3, 1959 in Oswego, New York to the late Robert and Junice (Darling) Granger. Barry was a Scrapper for the Junk Yard business, and arrived in the area ten years ago, coming from Richland, New York, and was a Christian. He is survived by one son, Michael Granger of Floral City; and one daughter, Stacey Granger of Richland, New York; and two grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


George B Grant, 84, Floral City, FL
George Brown Grant, 84, of Floral City, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2011 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born September 2, 1927 in Salem, Massachusetts, he was the son of Alexander L. and Louise (Brown) Grant. After graduating from Swampscott High School in 1945, George served in the United States Navy during WWII. He moved to Miami, Florida in 1953, where he met and married Imogene “Jean” Copeland in 1955. He retired in 1972 from the Southeast Banking Corporation and moved to Floral City with his wife and two sons. George was active in community affairs, serving on the board of directors of the Citrus County Fair Association, and was a long time member of the Floral City Lions Club and the Floral City Masonic Lodge #133 F&AM, where he served as Master in 1977. He is survived by his children and grandchildren: daughter, Janet and husband Steve MacIntosh of Salt Lake City, UT, and their children, Kelly Vittum and husband Mark, of Sandy, UT, Grant Rippetoe and wife, Sarah of Hong Kong, China; sons Bill and wife Nadia of Marathon, FL and their daughter, Alina; Douglas and wife Martha and their children, Andrew and his wife Carrie, and Emma, all of Charlotte, NC and four great grandchildren and niece, Grace Copeland of Floral City. George was preceded in death by his wife Jean in 2008. Memorial services will be held on Friday, October 21st at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, with Mr. Michael Raine of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, officiating, followed by Masonic services conducted by the Masonic Memorial Lodge #19. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jean Grant Scholarship Fund at the Citrus County Fair Association, 3600 South Florida Ave., Inverness, FL 34450. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


William D Gratton, 74, Inverness, FL
WILLIAM D. "BILL" GRATTON, age 74, Inverness, died March 15, 2013 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on August 22, 1938 in Burlington, VT. He served our country in the United States Air Force and the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Bill was employed as a supervisor with the Security Management Team of the Department of Corrections, Commonweath of Massachusetts for over 15 years. He was a member of the Franklin (MA) Elks Lodge, having served as Exalted Ruler and District Deputy. He also was a member of the Inverness Elks and served as Trustee. Bill was active in the 26th Infantry Division of the Military Police. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Patricia Gratton; his son W. Scott Gratton, Inverness FL and daughter Lynn A. Colvin and her partner Jeremi Colvin Fall River, MA; brothers Lawrence (Donna) Gratto, RI, Thomas Gratto, NY, Timothy (Patricia) Gratto, NY and Albert (Barbara) Olio, VT and sisters Jeanne Thomas, AL, Wanda (David) Wheelock, VT and Angelina (William) Nulty, VT four grandchildren Katelyn, Ashley, Marissa and Summer. He was preceded in death by a sister Marie DeForge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 9:00 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. The family will receive friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with Elks and Military Honors. Inurnment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Edward R Gravius, 86, Floral City, Fl
Edward Ralph Gravius, 86, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness, Florida. He was born in Syracuse, New York on September 5, 1926 to the late Ralph and Gertrude (Cove) Gravius. Edward was a US Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander during WWII, and a Central Office Technician for Southern Bell Telephone for thirty years. He arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Miami, and was a protestant. Edward enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Nola Gravius. Left to cherish his memory are three sons, Christopher (Denise), Todd (Eva), and Mark Gravius, all of Syracuse; one daughter, Christine (Michael) Serafini of Cape Coral, Florida; and nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; step children,Sandra Sutor, Kevin (Carlene) Ottenbaker, Keith Ottenbaker, Kirk Ottenbaker, Ken (Lisa) Lovelace, Karen Schmaltz, and Bill Vawter. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Nola A Gravius, 74, Floral City, FL
Nola Arlene Gravius, 74, Floral City, died at home on June 10, 2012. Nola was born in Detroit, MI on Jan 7, 1938 to the late Russell and Pearl (Conn) Short and moved to Citrus County in 1974 from there. She was one of the founders and former Executive Director of the Citrus United Basket, one of the first organizations to provide food and clothing to the unfortunate in Citrus County. Nola is survived by her husband, Lt. Commander Edward Gravius, U.S.C.G. (Ret); 6 children, Kevin (Carleen) Ottenbaker of Homosassa; Keith (Sherrye) Ottenbaker of Daleville, AL; Kenneth (Lisa) Lovelace of Gainesville; Kirk Ottenbaker of Tallahasse; William Vawter of Chicago; Karen (Allen) Schmaltz of Spring Hill; 1 brother, Larry Short of Bloomfield Hills, MI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Following cremation, Nola's urn will be placed privately in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Carolyn E Gray, 74, Inverness, FL
Carolyn Elizabeth Gray, 74, Inverness, died March 13, 2012 at her residence. Carolyn was born on Oct 20, 1937 to the late Alonzo and Ethel Mathis. She moved to the Inverness area in 1985 from Avon Park. She worked for the old United Telephone Co and the companys which followed for 39 years, having retired from their central office as a frame technician. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rutland, enjoyed reading, watching her favorite television programs, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John C. Gray; 2 sons, John E. (Brenda) Gray of Vancleave, MS and Gregory A. (Suzanne) Gray of Brandon, FL ; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri Ann Valois on June 24, 2007. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 19th at 2:00 PM from the First Baptist Church of Rutland with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM on Monday at the church until the time of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness in charge.


George H Gray, 94, Inverness, FL
GEORGE H. GRAY, age 94, Inverness, died April 11, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. George was born in Dilliner Greene County, PA on June 10, 1918 to the late John L. Gray, Sr. and Isabel (Hart) Gray. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. George was employed by U.S. Phosphoric Company (now known as Cargill) as an industrial mechanic retiring after 25 years. He was a talented woodworker who could make anything from wood. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Joyce (Phil) Janus, Barry G. (Leeanna) Gray, Debbie (Darrel) Suchan; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren as well as his best pet bud "Greg." He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Shirley Rosemary Gray in 1999. One of six siblings, he is the last in his family, preceded in death by his brothers Delbert and Jack and sisters Emma, Beatrice and Sarah. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM at Calvary Chapel of Inverness. A further graveside service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John C Gray, 78, Inverness, FL
JOHN C. GRAY, age 78, Inverness, died May 10, 2013 at his residence. John was born on January 9, 1935 in Wray, Georgia to the late John and Annie (Pervis) Gray. He worked for Florida Power Corp. for many years as a boiler operator and water assessment technician. John served our country in the United States Army. He was an avid and accomplished deer hunter. Family members left to cherish his memory are his two sons, John E. (Brenda) Gray, Vancleave, MS and Gregory A. (Suzanne) Gray, Brandon, FL, brothers Kenneth (Linda) Gray, Hortense, GA, Rodger (Myra) Gray, Mystic, GA and sisters Jeanette Luna, Topeka, KS, Daphine Spratlin, Ocilla, GA and Sarah McCall, Brunswick, GA, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn E. Gray on 03/13/2012, his daughter Terri Ann Valois on 06/24/07 and siblings Wilbur, Cecil, C.J. Gray and Geneva Logerman. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Rutland Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph A Greenman, 53, Lecanto, Fl
Joseph Anthony Greenman, 53, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, Florida. He was born on September 19, 1959, in Queens, New York and was a brick and block layer in the construction business. Joseph arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Long Island, New York. He enjoyed music, camping, and the outdoors. He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years, Alice Greenman. Other survivors include one son, Thomas Greenman, and one daughter, Allison Greenman, both of Lecanto; one step-daughter Heather (Jeremy) Johnson of Lecanto; one brother, Anthony Greenman of Selden, Long Island, New York; two sisters, Patricia Wynn of Panama City, Florida, and Eileen DeSimone of Medford, Long Island, New York; and one granddaughter, Abigail. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Donald G Greenwell, 54, Chicago, IL
Donald George Greenwell of Chicago, Illinois departed from this life August 13, 2013 at his residence in Chicago. Donald was born on February 18, 1959 in Chicago, IL. He attended Von Steuben High School and was a contractor by trade. Donald was Christian by faith and has three children, Shawnna Marie Greenwell-Young (Tom) with three grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle, and Kay Leigh of Amarillo, Texas; son Brandon, and daughter Jessica, grandson Zach. Donald was preceded in death by his Father, David W. Greenwell Sr., Step Father Glenn Arthur Kilgus,and Brother-in-law Peter Paul Beinor. He is survived by his Mother Rose Greenwell-Kilgus, Sister Anita Rose Beinor, Inverness, Brother David Walter (Laura) Greenwell Jr. of Bristol, WI, Uncles John (Marlene) Veloria and Robert (Joni) Veloria, who reside in Chicago. Donald has numerous cousins in the Chicago area, and aunts, uncles and cousins in the Inverness, Bushnell and surrounding Florida area. (Maramans, and Blands). He will be missed by a multitude of close friends in both Illinois and Florida. Arrangements are being handled by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with cremation in Illinois. The family will receive friends at A Celebration of his life held at his residence in Illinois on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2 pm. His final resting place will be in Amarillo, Texas. The family requests donations to American Diabetes Society in lieu of flowers.


Donald G Greenwell, 54, Chicago, IL
Donald George Greenwell of Chicago, Illinois departed from this life August 13, 2013 at his residence in Chicago. Donald was born on February 18, 1959 in Chicago, IL. He attended Von Steuben High School and was a contractor by trade. Donald was Christian by faith and has three children, Shawnna Marie Greenwell-Young (Tom) with three grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle, and Kay Leigh of Amarillo, Texas; son Brandon, and daughter Jessica, grandson Zach. Donald was preceded in death by his Father, David W. Greenwell Sr., Step Father Glenn Arthur Kilgus,and Brother-in-law Peter Paul Beinor. He is survived by his Mother Rose Greenwell-Kilgus, Sister Anita Rose Beinor, Inverness, Brother David Walter (Laura) Greenwell Jr. of Bristol, WI, Uncles John (Marlene) Veloria and Robert (Joni) Veloria, who reside in Chicago. Donald has numerous cousins in the Chicago area, and aunts, uncles and cousins in the Inverness, Bushnell and surrounding Florida area. (Maramans, and Blands). He will be missed by a multitude of close friends in both Illinois and Florida. Arrangements are being handled by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with cremation in Illinois. The family will receive friends at A Celebration of his life held at his residence in Illinois on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 2 pm. His final resting place will be in Amarillo, Texas. The family requests donations to American Diabetes Society in lieu of flowers.


Janice L Groom, 78, Inverness, FL
JANICE LYNN GROOM, age 78, Inverness, died January 28, 2014 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center. Jan was born on June 30, 1935 in New Haven, CT to the late Howard and Dorothy (Hall) Burwell. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, the Eagles and the VFW #7122 ladies auxiliary of Floral City. She enjoyed going to the Shamrock Restaurant, singing karaoke and enjoyed her friends at the VFW. She was a very giving and loving person. Survivors include her son, Lawrence N. Groom, Floral City; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a stepbrother Donald Burwell. She was preceded in death by her daughters Dawn Groom and Cynthia Groom. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Jill M Gross, 54, Beverly Hills, Fl
Jill MacDougall Gross, 54, of Beverly Hills, Florida went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 while under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born in Dover, Delaware on August 20, 1959; and worked in administration and accounting. Jill arrived in this area in 2011, coming from St. Mary's county in Maryland, and attended Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed logic puzzles, watching sports, reading, and loved her dog Zoe and granddog Rebel. Survivors include her parents, Hugh and Barbara MacDougall of Beverly Hills; her spouse Randy Gross of Maryland; one son, Tim Gross of Maryland; one daughter, Kelsey (Patrick) Howland of Kentucky; one brother, Jeffrey (Nancy) MacDougall of Cape Coral, Florida; one niece Morgan and one nephew, Ryan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County, or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the Fisher House Foundation. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Adele S Grover, 82, Inverness, FL
Adele S. Grover, age 82, Inverness, died February 4, 2013 at her residence. Adele was born on October 11, 1930 in Perth Amboy, NJ to the late Stanley and Barbara Holewinski. She worked as a nurses aide in Perth Amboy. Adele enjoyed playing the piano, reading and crocheting. She liked to travel, loved animals and everything \\\"Disney.\\\" She was a parishioner at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children William G. (Kathleen) Grover, Lecanto and Sandy (Russell V. III) Horn of Inverness; grandchildren Colleen and Stacia. She was preceded in death by a daughter Barbara L. Grover. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Nancy L Groves, 85, Inverness, FL
Nancy L. Groves, age 85, Inverness, died March 5, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on February 15, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to the late George and Louise Ingham. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene D. Groves in 1993 after 43 years of marriage and a son, Warren. Nancy was a \"Navy wife\" relocating and making a home for her family at the Naval Stations where her husband was stationed. She worked as a telephone operator at Homestead Air Force Base and finished her working career as a clerk in the small claims court in Miami. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Lutheran by faith. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Eugene D. Groves, II (Connie) Greer, S.C.; daughters Penny L. Zapf, Inverness and Nancy C. McAllister (William), Miami, 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joan M Grudier, 75, Coshocton, OH
Joan M. Grudier, age 75, Coshocton, OH and Webster, FL, died April 9, 2013 under Hospice of Citrus County care. Joan was born on August 6, 1937 in Canton, OH to the late John and Violet (Finley) Farrar. She enjoyed her work as a supermarket cashier at Kroeger's for over 23 years and Roycecraft Baskets for 15 years. She then worked at Roscoe General Store. Joan worshiped at New Bethel Ministries in Coshocton in Ohio and First Baptist Church of Webster in Florida. A loving wife and mother, Joan liked sewing and craft work; playing Bingo and taking care of her long-haired Dachshund, Bosco. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Russell Grudier; her daughter Carole Lynn and husband Mike Jennings, Coshocton, OH; sons Russell F. Grudier, III and his wife Lita, Warsaw, OH, David A. Grudier and his wife Christy, Coshocton, OH; brothers Robert, Kenneth and John Farrar and sisters Janet Murray and Marian Gibson; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Larry and Jim. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Michael A Gruss, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Michael A. Gruss, 81 of Beverly Hills passed away Sept 12, 2013 in Ocala, FL Michael was born in Cleveland, OH on May 24, 1932, the son of Aloysius J. and Catherine Emerich Gruss. He married Mary Annette Tranchida at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New London, CT on January 14, 1956. They celebrated their 57th Anniversary in 2013. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Benedictine High School in Cleveland and was the class Salutatorian. He also graduated magnum cum laude from Case Institute of Engineering with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1954. At Case, he was elected into Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honorary fraternities. In 1963, he completed his education by graduating magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a Master of Science Degree. After graduation from Case, he worked for Robbins & Myers and General Electric as an engineer. In 1957, he was employed by General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in the Research and Development Department. During his tenure at Electric Boat, he designed systems for various non-military applications and later was the principal engineer on classified military systems employed on various nuclear powered submarines. He performed as design engineer, project engineer, and group supervisor prior to being responsible for the classified projects. During this interval, he also taught adult education classes at the local high school, in-plant computer courses, and engineering courses at the former Thames Valley State Technical College. Outside of work he coached several Little League teams in the Waterford South District. After retirement in 1989 from Electric Boat, he relocated to Beverly Hills, FL. He was a life member in the Inverness Elks Lodge and was active in the Hoop Shoot and Soccer Programs. He participated in the chairs and became Exalted Ruler in 2001. He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Beverly Hills, FL. He enjoyed traveling and playing cards and was an avid bridge player. He also volunteered for the VITA and AARP Tax Assistance Programs for 22 years. A devoted husband and father, Michael is survived, in addition to his wife by three children, Kathryn Brax and her husband Paul of Waterford, CT, Michael Jr. of East Lyme, CT, and Paul of Charlotte, NC. He was predeceased by his brother Aloysius J. Gruss Jr. and son Joseph A. Gruss of Zurich, Switzerland. He has nine grandchildren, Heidi and (Tim) Ververis of Waterford, CT, Andrew and (Kerri) Gruss of Greenwich, CT, Alexandra, Amanda, and Jennifer Brax of Boston, MA, Laura Gruss Steel of New York, NY, and Katarina, Zachary, and Alexander Gruss of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by four great-granddaughters, Madilynn, Ella, Natalie, and Taylor as well as three sisters Mary Urasek and her husband Joseph of Hernando FL, Rose Gruss and Theresa Gruss both of Brecksville, OH. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, Sept 18th at 9:00 AM from Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Following services, friends are invited to the Inverness Elks Lodge for fellowship and refreshments. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills FL 34464 or St Jude's Childrens Hospital.


Jack W Gundrum, 74, Inverness, Fl
GUNDRUM, Jack Warren, Major, USAF-Retired, passed into everlasting peace January 17, 2012. Jack was born and raised in Mt. Carmel Township, PA and graduated from the Mt. Carmel Joint Senior High School in 1955. He immediately entered the United States Air Force after graduation. He subsequently graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Criminal Justice and later from Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama with a Masters in Public Administration. Jack served 24 years in the Air Force, and in addition to serving at various air bases in the United States, he served in Labrador, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. Upon his retirement from the service, he worked for Consumers Power Company, Midland, Michigan, Textron Lycoming, Stratford, CT and Yale University, New Haven, CT. He moved to Inverness, Florida in 2000, where he resided until his death. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Mignon, a son Jack C. and his wife, Svetlana, of Simpsonville, SC, a daughter Michelle Gundrum-King and her husband, John, of Covington, GA, a son Fred A. Morris of Savannah, GA, a daughter Luanne R. Morris of Harrisburg, PA and son Lon D. Morris and his wife Laurie of Catawissa, PA, eleven grandchildren, Kristin, Lindsy, Julie, Amanda, Serge, Kailey, Lon Jr., Whitney, Meadow, Garrison and Wyatt and two great-grandchildren Austin and Aubree. Also surviving Jack are three sisters Nancy Bittner and her husband Dave of Ogallala, NE, Donna Beahm of Phoenix, AZ and Kathy DeMarco-Joyce and her husband Rick of Middle Village NY. Visitation will take place on Saturday, January 21, from 1-3 PM. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 4:00 PM from the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Craig Davies officiating. The urn will be laid to rest at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the First Presbyterian Church.


Cora I Guyett, 71, Leesburg, FL
Cora I. Guyett, 71, of Leesburg, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan on September 14, 1941 to the late William and Ina (Atfield) Garbutt. Cora was of the Lutheran faith, and was co-owner and operator of Crystal River Glass, She had arrived in this area thirty years ago, coming from Lake Orion, Michigan and enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and her grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Cliff Guyett of Leesburg; one daughter, Stephanie Guyett and her fianceé, James David of Lecanto, Florida; one sister, Sharon Ihrke; and three grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Roger F Haas, 71, Floral City, Fl
Roger F. Haas, 71, of Floral City, Florida passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness, Florida. He was born in Owatonna, Minnesota on June 23, 1940 to the late Arnold and Donna (Tally) Haas. Roger arrived in the area in 2007 coming from New Mexico. He was a Christian and an automobile mechanic who enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and repairing cars. He is predeceased by his parents; his wife, Rosemary Haas; two brothers, Marvin and Jerry Haas, and one grandson, Joshua. Roger is survived by three sons; Gregory Haas of New Mexico; Roger Haas, Jr. of Iowa; and Harold Haas of Wisconsin; two daughters, Tina (Mark) Jones of Inverness, Florida; and Susan Hobson of New Mexico; and three brothers; Ronald Haas, Arnold Haas, and Gary Haas. Nine grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Martha E Haines, 95, Inverness, FL
Martha Ellen Good Haines, 95, of Inverness FL, moved to her eternal home with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and a special friend to everyone. To know her was to love her, and her kind and caring life will live on through the lives of all who have had the great pleasure of calling her “friend.” Martha was born December 15, 1916, in Marion, IN, the daughter of William and Mary Good. “Will” brought his family, including three young girls – Margaret, Anna Marie, and Martha – to St. Petersburg, FL in 1920. “Will” was a construction engineer and built many homes in the northeast section of St. Petersburg, and the couple owned and managed a boarding house on 4th Street North. The girls attended Roser Park Elementary School, Mirror Lake Junior High School, and St. Petersburg High School. After graduation, Martha married Mac S. Haines February 17, 1935, and he later was elected and served Pinellas County for 16 years as the Tax Assessor (Property Appraiser) until his death in 1976. Martha was a devoted wife and wonderful mother of two children – Lois Anne and William E. “Bill.” For a few years, Martha managed a postal substation at the Park Inn Drugstore in St. Petersburg. They were committed members of Christ United Methodist Church, and she was a member of The United Methodist Women, Mother’s Christian Study Club, Past Matron of Bethlehem Chapter #169 of The Order of the Eastern Star, and Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Martha moved to their planned retirement home in Citrus County in 1976, where her children subsequently joined her. She has been a committed member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness. She was a Charter Member of Susanna Wesley Circle and served as President and Spiritual Leader of the Church Unit of The United Methodist Women. She also served the as the District Officer for Spiritual Development in the Tampa District, and was the first President of the Leesburg District in the Florida Conference of The United Methodist Women. She was Past Matron, 50-Year Member, and Life Member of Inverness Chapter #65, and served the Florida Grand Chapter as Grand Representative of Maine in Florida of The Order of the Eastern Star. Martha was a woman of God and lived her life as a witness to her love for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Throughout her adult life, she taught Sunday School to children and youth, assisted in Vacation Bible Schools, and participated in many Bible studies. She loved to cook and do handwork – sewing and needlepoint – which she constantly was doing in order to share the completed work with others. Martha’s life was a testimony to her great faith, and she leaves a huge cloud and crowd of witnesses to continue her example of love and devotion to the principles of Christianity. Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Mac S. Haines, and her son, William E. “Bill” Haines. Surviving are her daughter, the Rev. Dr. Lois Anne Haines Wolfe (Walter) of Inverness FL; daughters-in-law, Beth Haines Thorbin of Clearwater FL, Patricia Haines of Beverly Hills FL; six grandchildren, Martha Wolfe Brown (Bill) of Hernando FL, Michelle Haines Starr of Tampa FL, Karen (Keith) Haines Bukovan of Tampa FL, Sarah Haines of Beverly Hills FL, Justin Haines of Hernando FL, Kyle Weaver of Crystal River FL; ten great-grandchildren, Bryan Brown, Shannon Brown, Timothy Brown, Fred Lintz, Dan Lintz, Alex Boston, Jack Boston, Kayleigh Bukovan, Kenadie Bukovan, Chloe Haines; three great-great grandchildren, Emma Marie Brown, Trevor Lintz, James William Schone; sister-in-law, (Elaine Haines) of Springfield OH; brother-in-law, Hugh Haines (Theola) of Indiantown FL; many nieces and nephews, and an extraordinary amount of friends. A Celebration of the Life of Martha E. Haines will be held Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 11:00 am, with visitation from 10:00 am, at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her First United Methodist Church Memorial Account. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory of Inverness


Joyce A Halicky, 71, Inverness, FL
JOYCE A. HALICKY, age 71, Inverness, died June 24, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family and with the assistance of Hospice of Citrus County. Joyce was born on October 2, 1942 in Chicago, IL to the late Paul and Bernice (Marek) McCormick. She was the supervisor of production at Western Electric in the Service Division for 20 years. Joyce was a student of the Bible, an active minister of Jehovah's Witnesses and loved her ministry work. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 33 years, Harry J. Halicky; daughter and son-in-law Paula and James Anderson, all of Inverness; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Steve Adams, Normal, IL and niece and nephew Mary Katherine Fitzgerald and Andrew Adams. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Inverness South Congregation Kingdom Hall. Please consider donations in Joyce's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Frederick Hall, 94, Hernando, FL
Frederick Hall, age 94, Hernando, died September 22, 2012 at his residence. Frederick was born on June 4, 1918 in Patten, Maine to the late Sylvester and Mable Hall. He was a machinist throughout his lifetime in both paper and Navy yards. Frederick is survived by stepchildren Robert Grogg, Audrey Holden and Elizbeth Koch as well as a dear friend, Jan Marie Gibson. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mary E Hall, 67, Inverness, FL
MARY ELIZABETH HALL, age 67, Inverness, died March 5, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday March 11, 2012 from 4-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Mary was born on August 13, 1944 in Cranesville, PA to the late Tony and Luella (Parmerter) Miniaci and came to this area in 1957 from there. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her family, her birds and her cats. She was a lifetime member of VFW #4337 Auxiliary of Inverness and member of TOPS #373. She attended Floral City Church of Christ. Survivors include her sons Henry A. Hall, Jr., Rochester, NY and Stanley and his wife Lori Hall, Inverness, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Henry A. Hall, Sr. on Jan. 15, 2001, her brother, Frank Miniaci and one grandchild. The family requests donations in Mary's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Raymond H Hallenbeck, 78, Inverness, FL
Raymond H. Hallenbeck, age 78, Inverness, died October 21, 2013 surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Raymond was born on February 11, 1935 in Schenectady, NY to the late Delbert and Marian (Hammon) Hallenbeck. He served our country in the United States Army. Raymond was a talented carpenter. He enjoyed playing golf, reading, listening to country music and watching sports. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Faye Hallenbeck; son Michael (Jennifer) Hallenbeck, Salt Lake City, UT; daughter Vicki Ricker, Inverness; siblings James (Arleen) Hallenbeck, NY; William (Dixie) Hallenbeck, PA; Douglas Hallenbeck, CA; Margie DeBell, NY; grandchildren Douglas, Stephanie, Samantha and Sean and great-grandchildren Weston and Mikayla. He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rainie L Hammett, 43, Inverness, Fl
Rainie Lee Hammett, 43, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on April 17, 1969 in St. Petersburg, Florida to Herman Eugene and Delores A. (Mannick) Hammett. Rainie arrived in this area in 2010, coming from St. Petersburg, and was a homemaker, and a Christian. She liked gong to parks and beaches, swimming, and spending time with her family. She is survived by one son, Kacey Hutchins of Pinellas Park, Florida; one daughter, Chelbie Long of Largo, Florida; her mother, Delores Brown; one step-brother, Randy Hammett; and three sisters, Wendy H. Brown, Sonie H. Hartless, and Sandra Gardner Gens. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


George Hammond, Jr., 87, Inverness, FL
George Hammond, Jr. age 87, Inverness, died March 18, 2013 at his residence with his beloved dog, Angel at his side and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. George was born on February 6, 1926 in Red Jacket, WV to the late George W. Hammond, Sr. and Elizabeth (Copley) Hammond. He served our country in the United States Navy. George was a bridge builder with the Department of Transportation System in highway construction for the State of Michigan. He was a true patriot who loved his country. Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Everett Hammond, Westland, MI. He was preceded in death by his first wife Virginia in 1986 and his second wife Jean in 2003. Private burial at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Douglas L Hampton, 82, Hernando, FL
Douglas Lee Hampton, age 82, Hernando, died May 16, 2013 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Doug was born on June 6, 1930 in Kennett, MO to the late Lexie B. and Mabel (Lucas) Hampton. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Doug was employed by City Finance Company as a consumer finance executive for over 28 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed reading. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Wilma Hampton, two sons Keith (Janice) Hampton, Richland, WA and Reid Hampton, Memphis, TN and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Alexia Stanley Hampton and his sister, Geraldine Bennett. A Funeral Tribute to Doug will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:30 until the hour of service. The family requests memorial donations in Doug's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


Bobby G Hancock, 74, Inverness, FL
BOBBY GENE HANCOCK, age 74, Inverness, died July 1, 2014 at Shands at UF with his family by his side. A native Floridian, Bobby was born in Inverness on September 29, 1939 to the late Cleveland and Estelle (Wiley) Hancock. He served our country in the United States Navy. Bobby was a commercial tile contractor. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #354 in Melbourne. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, airboating and golfing. He was the Colorado State champion in motocross in the over 50 age category. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Patsy S. Hancock; sons Michael S. (Rita) Hancock, Colorado Springs, CO and Mark W. Hancock, Mt. Dora, FL; daughter Catherine G. Larson, Columbia, SC; grandchild Jennifer Todd and three great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Jonathan and Abigail. A celebration and tribute to Bobby's life will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Please consider donations in Bobby's memory to Make A Wish Foundation in lieu of flowers.


Charles F Hankinson, 75, Inverness, Fl
Charles F. Hankinson, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on December 2, 1937 in Hackettstown, New Jersey to the late Stanley and Dorothy (Poyer) Hankinson. Charles was a US Navy veteran with twenty-five years of service, and was a Medical Illustrator for the Navy. He arrived in this area in 1972, coming from Lakewood, New Jersey and was a methodist by faith. Charles was a Caterer for Disney for twelve years, and enjoyed gardening and traveling. He is preceded in death by one brother, Robert Hankinson, and one sister, Barbara Schneider. Charles is survived by one brother, Stanley Hankinson of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Private arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Elizabeth M Hanna, 85, Inverness, Fl
Elizabeth M. Hanna, 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at her residence in Inverness. She was born on August 3, 1926, in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Irene (Nowicki) Bugno. Elizabieth arrived in this area twenty-five years ago, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Inverness. She enjoyed bowling and singing with the "Sweet Adelines". She is survived by her husband of thirty-three years, Paul Hanna. Other survivors include two sons, Franklin (Linda) Alloway of Pedricktown, New Jersey, and Michael D. Alloway of Titusville, Florida; three daughters, Elizabeth R. Alloway-Rogers of Carney's Point, New Jersey, Susette (Michael) Liss of Pennsville, New Jersey, and Cynthia A. Alloway of Pennsville; two brothers, David and Louis ; three sisters, Theresa, Dorothy, and Mary; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara M Hannett, 75, Inverness, FL
Barbara Marie Hannett, 75, Inverness, died at home on Nov 15, 2011 under the loving care of her family, close friends, and Hospice of Citrus County. Barbara was born on Aug 3, 1936 to the late Anthony and Marie (Washolovich) Vukson and came to Citrus County in 1976 from Dover, Deleware. She was a retired Registered Nurse, having served her profession for over 50 years, 27 of them at Citrus Memorial Hospital. She was a graduate of St Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Trenton, NJ and attended the University of Wisconsin. Barbara also served as a Hospice volunteer and was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Survivors include her 3 children, Brady Hannett and wife Lisa of Inverness; Jeffery Hannett and wife Stephanie of Riverview, FL; Dawn Hannett of Inverness; 9 grandchildren: Jade, Daniel, Cody, Topher, Dylan, Brooke, Sarah, Ryan, and Olivia. She was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Vukson in 1985. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, Nov. 21st at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Leke, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Barbara will be missed for her great sense of humor, unforgettable smile, and generous heart.


Sgt Logan T Harbison, 25, Lakewood, WA
SGT. LOGAN TYLER HARBISON, US. Army, age 25, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at his home in Lakewood, Washington. Logan was born on February 7, 1987 in Tampa, Florida. He was proudly serving our country in the United States Army, having finished two tours of active duty in Iraq at the time of his death. Logan was a very loving and giving person, enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his dog "Brantley" and his fiancee, Christine. Left to cherish his memory are his mother and stepfather, Danita and Shannon Heathcock, Inverness; his father and stepmother, Russell and Sherry Harbison, New Port Richey, his fiancee Christine Fautenberry; his brother and sister-in-law Jordan and Sara Harbison, St. Mary's GA; maternal grandparents Bobby and Nadine Humphries, Inverness, paternal grandfather Paul Harbison, Jr., Blairsville, GA and stepgrandparents Gerald Heathcock, Adams, TN and Carolyn Heathcock, Cross Plains, TN. A celebration of Logan's life will be held on Thursday, Nov 29th at 10:30 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastors Donnie Seagle and Babb Adams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family requests donations in Logan's memory to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66685 or woundedwarriorproject.org in lieu of flowers.


Tina Hargreaves, 96, Hernando, FL
TINA HARGREAVES, age 96, Hernando, died Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Woodland Terrace under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Tina was born July 30, 1915 in Negaunee, Michigan to the late Charles and Elizabeth Hakkarainen and came to this area in 1998 from Holiday, Florida. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading and gardening. Tina was a member of the Inverness Elks and Lutheran by faith. Survivors include two sons, James A. (Casey) Hargreaves, Jr. , The Villages, FL, David W. (Carol) Hargreaves, Ocala, FL; two daughters, Elizabeth (Bruce) Hufnagel, Hernando, FL and Catherine (Melvin) Richardson, Citrus Springs, FL, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, James on May 12, 1990, four brothers and two sisters. Inurnment will be at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia, Michigan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Joseph N Harrell, Sr., 86, Inverness, FL
JOSEPH N. HARRELL, SR., age 86, Inverness, died March 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native Floridian, Joe was born in Tampa on May 29, 1927 to the late Sewell and Effie (O'Hara) Harrell. He served our country in the United States Navy. Joe was a fireman in the Tampa Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 63 years, Irene "Patty" Harrell; his son Joseph N. "Nolan" Harrell, Jr. and his wife Esther, Brooksville, FL; his daughter Pamela Harrell, Inverness; his sister Milbrey Oakleaf, Hudson, FL; grandchildren Chip and Laura and great-grandchildren Shelbi and Alexis. The family invites friends to join them for visitation on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 4-6 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Funeral tribute will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM with burial following at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations in Joe's memory are requested to the American Cancer Society, Citrus County Unit, P.O. Box 1902, Inverness, FL 34451 in lieu of flowers.


Charles W Harris, 52, Hernando, FL
CHARLES WILLIAM HARRIS, II, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. He was 52 years old. He leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Kerri Harris, his son Dakota Harris and daughter, Kelly Harris of Hernando, FL; sons Charles Elliott, his wife and two grandchildren and Jeffrey Elliott and two grandchildren, all of Grand Rapids, MI. Chuck was a hard worker, having worked 14 years at Van's Trucking in Michigan as a driver. He and the family moved to Florida in 2003. From 2003 until 2010 Chuck worked maintenance at Black Diamond Golf Course. He made many new friends in Florida. Some of Chuck's favorite things to do were golfing, camping at Petoskey State Park in Michigan and hunting. Chuck enjoyed sitting outside in his yard talking to Kerri and watching wildlife. His presence will be sadly missed by his wife, children, family and friends. May God bless and keep him. A memorial service will be announced at a later date at the Harris home. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, the American Cancer Society or to the family to offset funeral costs. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald E Harris, 93, Lecanto, FL
DONALD EMERSON HARRIS, age 93, died March 29, 2013 at the HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. Don was born on October 30, 1919 in Birmingham, MI to the late Thomas and Zella (Hillyer) Harris. He served our country in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a Captain and a fighter pilot, receiving meritorious achievement awards, successfully completing numerous long over-water missions involving flights of 1500 miles, in the face of enemy antiaircraft fire and air operations over the Japanese mainland. Following his Army discharge, Donald was employed as a line technician for Detroit-Edison, a position he held for over 50 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and in his later years, playing tennis, pitching horseshoes and using his CB radio. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret on May 24, 2000 and his only brother, Edward in 1972. Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Daryl and his wife Pam Harris of Lehigh Acres, FL and Dennis and his wife Maureen "Mo" Harris, Gaston, S.C.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A funeral tribute to Donald's life will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:30 PM until the hour of service.


Jeanne I Harris, 86, Homosassa, Fl
Jeanne (Gauthier) Harris, 86, of Sugarmill Woods, died peacefully on Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at her home surrounded by family and under the care of HPH Hospice. She was born on June 15, 1926, in Franklin, New Hampshire, to Earnest and Beatrice Gauthier. She grew up in Franklin, New Hampshire and attended local schools. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1944. She graduated from The Wilson School of Medical Technology in Boston, MA as an x-ray technician and served in the US Navy WAVES. She moved to Washington, DC and was employed at the National Academy of Sciences. During that time, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. It was while living in Washington that Jeanne met and married her second husband, Tom Harris. Following her retirement from the National Academy, she began a successful and enjoyable second career in the theatre, becoming an accomplished actress on stage and television in the Washington area. She attended acting classes at the Round House Theatre School, Montgomery College and the Kennedy Center Theatre Lab. Jeanne brought her love for the theatre to Homosassa where she and her husband retired to in 1993. She was a founding member of "Stagecrafters", the community theatre of Sugarmill Woods. She thouroughly enjoyed working in many theatre productions in the area both as an actress and director. She was a communicant of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Crystal River and served as a lector for many years. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and was also a long-time member of the Women of Sugarmill Woods, serving on the Board as Director of Community Services. Jeanne leaves her loving husband of 40 years, Tom Harris, of Sugarmill Woods, sisters Mary Gauthier (Larry) Woods of Northfield, NH, Marjorie Gauthier of Boynton Beach, FL, and close relatives, Celeste Richard (Gregg) Couture of Franklin, NH, and Linda Gauthier ( Johneric) Wickstrom of Tilton, NH. She will be especially missed by her grandchildren, Krystal, Samantha, Jason and Shawn and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by stepdaughters, Martha Harris of Boca Raton, FL and Linda Fletcher Simon of Steubenville, OH, brothers-in-law Jay Harris, Humble, TX and David (Norma) Harris, Port Orange, FL, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Fr. Ryszard Stradomski officiating, on Tuesday, December 11th, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In accordance with Jeanne's request, there will be no visitation. There will be a celebration of Jeanne's life following the scheduled Mass in Hilgert Hall at St. Benedict's where the family will greet friends. Memorial donations my be made to HPH Hospice, 3545 N Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL, 34465, or St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River, FL, 34429. The family would like to thank HPH Hospice and Home Health Care, especially Sandy, Betsy and Catherine and Jeanne's special friend and nurse, Vickie, for the support and care provided throughout Jeanne's illness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl is in charge of arrangements.


Donald D Harrison, 85, Inverness, Fl
Donald Dodd Harrison, age 85, of Inverness, Florida passed from this life to eternal life with his Lord, Jesus Christ, on September 21, 2013; under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, at Citrus Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 9, 1928, in Laurel, Maryland, to the late James Carroll and Agnes (Wishart) Harrison. Donald served in both the Navy and Air Force. He was a Meterologist for the National Weather Service, and returned to Florida upon retirement in 1983. He was a member of, and a past Elder for, the First Christian Church of Inverness. Donald loved volunteer work, contributing time to the American Red Cross; then 15 years of volunteer service for Citrus Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Charlotte Harrison of Inverness; one brother, James C. Harrison of Eversville, Maryland; 2 nephews, Daniel and John Harrison of Baltimore, Maryland; and one niece, Ruth Ann Weaver of Houston, Mississippi. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 27, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness with Pastor Ray Kelley, and Dr. David Eubanks officiating. Urn placement to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, at a later date.


Frederick D Harron, 42, Inverness, FL
FREDERICK DONALD HARRON, age 42, Inverness, died September 1, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County at Cypress Cove Care Center. Fred was born on February 23, 1970 in Bronx, NY to parents Nicholas and Mildred Harron. He was the owner/operator of his own tree service business. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 11 years, Susan Harron, his sons Evan A. Harron and Michael A. Harron; his mother Mildred Harron; his stepsons Andrew and Kevin Sargeson and stepdaughter Sharna Sargeson; his brothers James P. and his wife Ruthie Harron, and Devyn Reyes, mother Gail Daly, sisters Sharon Nodar and Dawyn Vega; nieces and nephews Morgan, Jose, Dyon, Jacob and Murphy Dog, his cats, Moo, Kit Cat and Mini Menace. He will also be missed by his many friends in his 12-step fellowship. The family will receive friends in their home on Wednesday Sept 5th from 3-5 PM. for a Memorial Gathering. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisting the family.


William M Harshaw, 90, Hernando, FL
William M. Harshaw, 90, McDonough, GA., former Hernando resident, died July 17, 2011 in McDonough. A native of Chapel Hill, TN., he was born May 29, 1921 to the late John and Annie Harshaw and moved to Florida in 1987 from Indiana. He was a retired railroad switchman for the Inland Steel Corporation, served our country during WW II in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of VFW Post 4252 in Hernando and the First United Methodist Church of Hernando. He is survived by his nephew, James D. Harshaw and his wife, Susan, McDonough, GA with whom he resided; his nieces, Rita Anderson of So. Caroline, Anita Stroup of Georgia, and Linda Bonds of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vivian Harshaw on July 24, 2009. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 5-7 PM where funeral services will be conducted on Friday, July 22nd at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Citrus Co. Abuse Shelter, 1100 Turner Camp Road, Inverness, FL 34453


Carol J Hart, 88, Floral City, FL
CAROL J. HART, of Floral City died on March 20, 2014. She was born in Buffalo, NY on March 30, 1925, spending her early life in Gowanda, NY. She is survived by her daughters Barbara Hart, Cathy Foley, Cindy and Husband Fernando Gallo as well as seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her husband Robert Hart (2002) and then her loving companion Dodi Mac Leod (2012). She had a long and wonderful life, traveling worldwide. She owned and operated several businesses in Pinellas County, including \"The Snoop Shop\" and The Florida Suncoast Bed and Breakfast Agency. Carol was a licensed realtor and a Sales Agent for Laura Brown Travel. She was an award winning gardener, a member and officer in the Floral City Garden Club as well as being very involved for a number of years in the Oak Forest Home Owners Association. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family invites friends to join them in visitation from 2:30 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or a charity of your choice.


Manford L Hartman, 90, Floral City, Fl
MANFORD L. “RED” HARTMAN, Sr., age 90, Floral City, died Friday, December 22, 2011 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. A native of Kenova, West Virginia, Manford was born on June 6, 1921 to the late George Custer and Martha (Cornwell) Hartman and came to this area in 1984 from St. Petersburg. A proud veteran and extremely patriotic man, he served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was employed as the maintenance supervisor of Bay Pines VA Hospital. Red enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family and his best buddy, his dog “Rascal.” He was a member of VFW Post #7122 of Floral City and a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Bernice Hartman, Floral City; twin daughters Karen (Gail) Phifer, St. Petersburg and Marian (Alfred) Bonanno, Jacksonville; his son Manford Lee (Jean) Hartman, Jr., Oxford, FL. One of 11 siblings, he is survived by only two sisters, Fanny (Ronald) Keyser, Kenova, WV and Alice Fay Guldenpfennig, Davenport, IA. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service.


Barbara J Harvey, 81, Floral City, FL
BARBARA JEAN HARVEY, age 81, Floral City, died November 1, 2012 at Woodland Terrace. Barbara was born on September 1, 1931 in Paragould, AR to the late William and Sybil (Morten) Rogers. She enjoyed dealing in antiques, reupholstering many of the pieces, reading and was an excellent cook. Barbara is survived by her husband of 62 years, Melvin A. Harvey; son Myron A. (Diane) Harvey, Long Beach, MS and James (Lynn) Harvey, St. Petersburg, FL, her daughter Elizabeth A. Linhares, (Sam Mudd) Inverness, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her siblings, R.V. Rogers and Reba Perisho. A celebration tribute to Barbara's life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church of Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations in Barbara's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Ana D Hassan, 76, Inverness, FL
ANA D. HASSAN, age 76, Inverness, died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from 4-6 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Ana was born in Puerto Rico on September 2, 1935. She was employed by Coaches Handbag Factory as a line worker. She enjoyed spending time and taking care of her only granddaughter. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Abdul Hassan, her daughter Norma Hassan Farrell and granddaughter Tiffany Nicole Farrell, all of Inverness. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marianne Hassan and her son Abraham Hassan.


Jesse W Hatfield, 97, Beverly Hills, Fl
Jesse Willard Hatfield, age 97, went to be with his Lord December 30, 2013, at Hospice House of Citrus County on the Nature Coast, Beverly Hills, Florida, following a long illness. He was a native West Virginian, retiring to Florida over thirty years ago. He resided in New Smyrna Beach for many years where he was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He later moved to Beverly Hills, Florida, where he has made his home with daughter Jessie Fay and husband John Lowe for the past nine years. Mr. Hatfield had a long career in the coal mining industry retiring in January, 1976. He was assistant Inspector-at-Large for the New River-Winding Gulf Division of the West Virginia Department of Mines, serving twenty years under four governors. He received the designation of “Distinguished West Virginian” by Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., in recognition of his meritorious service. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, NO. 138, Pineville, WV, for over 61 years. He was the youngest of 12 children, born April 12, 1916, in Pea Ridge, West Virginia to Newman Pomp and Ella Ferrell Hatfield. Mr. Hatfield’s childhood and young adult years were spent in Man, WV, where he met and married Edith Fay Mahone. Together they had three children. He is preceded in death by his parents, 8 sisters, 3 brothers, first wife of 46 years, Edith Fay Mahone Hatfield, second wife of 23 years Opha Pauline Brown Eller Hatfield, and son Rondal Willard Hatfield. He is survived by daughters Doris Evelyn Hughes and husband Donald of Corinne, WV and Jessie Fay Lowe and husband John of Beverly Hills, FL. Daughter-in-law Joan Hatfield of Midway, WV, Step daughter, Brenda Eller James of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Step sons, Frank Eller and wife Donna of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Ross Eller and wife Karen, Glades Springs, WV. Six grandchildren, Deloris Reed and husband John, Michelle Keen and husband Tim, Winter Haven, FL, Ronald Lee Hatfield and wife Debbie, Gaston, SC, Jerry Wayne Hatfield and wife Kim, Wilmington, SC, Kevin Brian Lowe, Sanford, FL, Kara Clark and husband Mark, Orlando, FL, three step granddaughters, one step grandson, eleven great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Hatfield was a man of great integrity and humility. He was well known for his sense of humor and desire to make others laugh. He will remain beloved in the hearts of all who knew him and will be remembered as a proud WV Mountaineer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Hospice House of Citrus County on the Nature Coast. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, January 2, 2014, from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, with funeral services at 6:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Harper Road, Beckley, West Virginia, at a later date.


Sidney L Hatten, 75, Floral City, FL
Sidney L. Hatten, 75, Floral City died at home on March 18, 2013 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus Co. Mr. Hatten was born on Oct 14, 1937 in Sumrall, MS to the late J.D. and Lavada Hatten. He came to his area in 1975 following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force where he served over 20 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Following his retirement, he worked as a Superintendent for several local golf courses including Inverness Golf and Country Club. Sid was very active in the V.F.W., having founded the Floral City Post 7122 where he served as Past Commander. He also was Past Commander of VFW Post 4337, Past District 7 Commander, District 7 Quartermaster, and State Inspector. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hatten, Floral City; 3 sons, Jay Hatten of South Carolina; Sidney Hatten Jr., Lutz, FL ; Adam McCann, Floral City; 2 daughters, Catherine Parker of Atlanta, GA; Valerie Fimple, Albuquerque, NM; 1 sister, Genice Spetz, Yorbalinda, CA ; 9 grandchlldren and 3 great-grandchildren. Graveside Military Honors will be offered Friday, March 22, 2013 at 1:30PM from Florida National Cemetery with VFW Post 7122 in charge. Friends may call at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Friday Morning from 10:00 AM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 12:45 PM


Nancy B Hauck, 90, Inverness, FL
Nancy B. Hauck, 90, of Inverness, Florida died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Nancy was born in Virginia and arrived in the area 25 years ago, coming from Miami. She was a Protestant, and loved knitting, crochet, crafts and thrift shopping; but most important, she was a dog lover. She is survived by 2 sons: Joseph (Dawn) Hauck of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and John (Sandy) Hauck of Floral City, Florida. Nancy has 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James S Hawley, Jr., 51, Port Richey, FL
JAMES STEWART (ACE) HAWLEY, JR., age 51, died July 5, 2014 under the care of his loving family and HPH Hospice in Brooksville. James was born on February 12, 1963 in Pompano Beach, FL to James Hawley, Sr. and Virginia (Zellman) Hawley. Throughout his lifetime, he worked at many different venues, as a mover for a moving company, and as a taxi cab driver. James enjoyed recording music and movies, liked playing his guitar, riding his motorcycle and being with his three dogs, Rambo, Buddy and Precious. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jeff (Danielle) Hawley and Jessica Hawley, all of Springhill, FL, his mother Virginia Hawley, Floral City; grandchildren Mya and Caleb and siblings J. Franklin Hawley, MD, John Hawley, Apopka, FL, Heather Hawley, Floral City and Elaine Ponce, Inverness. He was preceded in death by sisters Deborah and Marcella Hawley. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


James S Hawley, Sr., 80, Hernando, FL
James Stewart Hawley, Sr., age 80, Hernando, FL died at home suddenly on Dec 19, 2012. A native of Woodlawn, MD., he was born Oct 29, 1932 to the late William Preston and Mattie Jane (Smith) Hawley. He was a maintenance worker for a department store and served our country in Korea in the US Army. He is survived by his daughter, Heather Hawley, Floral City; 3 sons, J. Franklin Hawley, Aberdeen, MD; James Hawley, Jr. of Hudson, FL; John Hawley, Apopka, FL; 3 sisters, Peggy, Beulah, and Betty; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Debra and Marcella Hawley. Mr Hawley desired no funeral serivices and asked that his remains be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory was in charge.


Thomas W Hayes, 66, Floral City, FL
THOMAS WILLIAM HAYES, age 66, Floral City, died February 20, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A Gathering of Remembrance will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 12:30 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with military honors. Thomas was born on September 21, 1945 in Queens, NY to the late William B. and Clothilde Hayes and relocated to this area four years ago from Palm Bay, Florida. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Thomas was employed as an outside salesman in the steel and industrial supplies industry. He enjoyed traveling to Tampa Bay Downs for horse racing, fishing and riding his motorcycle. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Elizabeth Hayes, Floral City; three sons Brian (Macarana) Hayes, Jerez, Spain, Michael (Theresa) Hayes, Long Beach, CA and Kevin (Jill) Hayes, Melbourne, FL, two brothers, William (Mary) Hayes, Gray Court, S.C. and Michael (Ilse) Hayes, Richmond, VA and a sister Nisanto (Robert) Kane, West Simsbury, CT, five grandchildren Jake, Miles, Corale, Alison and Brianna. The family requests donations in Thomas' memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in lieu of flowers.


John I Hays, 82, Inverness, FL
John Ivan Hays, 82, of Inverness passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. John was born on January 29, 1931 in Bosworth, MO to the late Hollis and Frances (Douglass) Hays. He graduated with a B.S. degree from Central Missouri State University. In 1960, he married Ann Kathryn Solomon of Roxboro, NC to whom he was married for 46 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife and soul mate, Kathryn, in 2007. John remarried in 2010 to Joy Hall Walls and was preceded in death by his second loving wife in 2012. John was a father of two sons and worked as a security analyst for the Department of the Navy in the Washington, D.C. area until he retired and moved to Inverness in 1998 with his wife, Kathryn. John was known to his family and friends for his humor, compassion and loyalty. He was a master gardener and grew the tastiest fruits and vegetables, and participated in the UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program. He was an active member of the Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast. John loved listening to jazz music, especially Dixieland, and was an accomplished trumpet player himself. John was very active in his family’s life, most notably his grandchildren and devoted much of his time to them. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and a loyal friend to many. John was also preceded in death by one son, John Ivan Hays, Jr. in 1983; and one brother, Douglas Richard Hays in 1998. Survivors include one son, Daniel Richard Hays and wife Rebecca of Orlando, FL; one sister, JoAnne Lucas of St. Charles, MO; one step-daughter, Delight Harper of Lakeland, FL; and grandchildren, Addison, Aidan and Sabrina. Family will be present to celebrate his life Monday, January 20 from 2–4PM at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


Joy J Hays, 75, Inverness, FL
JOY JANET HAYS, age 75, Inverness, died May 18, 2012 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Joy was born on May 12, 1937 in Alachua, Florida to the late Ansel and Mildred (Avinger) Hall. She was a homemaker who enjoyed helping people, especially through the Withlapopka Civic Association, where she founded the food pantry and Christmas food baskets for needy families. She enjoyed playing Mrs. Claus at Christmas while distributing the food baskets. Joy is survived by her husband, John I. Hays, Inverness; her daughter Delight Harper and her companion Michael Rosier, Lakeland, FL; stepson Daniel and his wife Rebecca, Orlando; sister Mary Jane Johnson, Homosassa; grandson Beau and his wife Christy and stepgrandchildren Addison, Aidan and Sabrina. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Floral City with Pastor Eddie Quates officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Steven M Hays, 37, Inverness, FL
STEVEN MICHAEL HAYS, age 37, Inverness passed away. Steven was born on March 25, 1976 in Sacramento. He proudly served our country in the United States Army, with a tour of duty in Korea, Iraq and three tours in Afghanistan. He was a member of VFW Post #4337 of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Gary and Kimberly Hays, Inverness; brothers Kevin Hays, Tupelo, MS, Daniel Hays, Gainesville, FL; sister, Sara Doerr, Ocala; Aunts and Uncles Roger and Judy Hays and Lynn and Edward Hoch; paternal grandmother Jean Hays and many extended family members and friends. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A celebration tribute to Steven's life will be announced at a later date. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Deborah L Healey, 49, Floral City, Fl
DEBORAH L. HEALEY, age 49, died January 18, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Debbie was born on February 7, 1964 in Vineland, New Jersey to Howard and Judith (Young) Swearinger. She was the owner/operator with her husband of Dennis Automotive Shop in Floral City. She enjoyed jet skiing, camping and football. She was a devoted grandmother to her grandson. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 32 years, Dennis Healey, Floral City; sons Dennis J. and his wife Kendra Healey and their son Dennis Healey, Jr., Inverness and Joey Healey of Beverly Hills; her mother Judith Sailors, Hernando. She was preceded in death by her father. The family invites you to join them for a funeral tribute to Deborah's life which will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


Benjamin W Heath, 94, Lecanto, FL
Benjamin Wayne Heath, 94, Lecanto, died Nov 7, 2012 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center. A native of McLean, KY., he was born March 5, 1918 to the late William and Rena (Smith) Heath and moved to Florida in 1986 from Missouri. He was employed by McDonald-Douglas Aviation for 21 years as an Electrical Engineer and was the former owner and operator of Missouri Auto Body Repair Company in St. Louis. Ben was a former member of Main Street Baptist Church and current member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was a member of Evansville, IN Masonic Lodge No. 64 (50 year member) and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He enjoyed spending his time hunting and fishing. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 71 years, Julia (Huth) Heath; three sons, Roland Heath and his wife, Bonnie of St. Louis; Michael Heath and wife Jackie of Crystal River; Joseph Heath and wife Deb of St. Charles, MO; his brother, Oscar; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Ben's life will be remembered with a Service of Remembrance on Saturday, Nov. 10th at 11:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Leary Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


James L Heath, 44, Floral City, FL
JAMES LUTHER HEATH, age 44, Floral City, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. James was born on October 31, 1967 in Marion, IL to James Lee McGuire and Elizabeth Elenor Heath. He was an ASE certified diesel mechanic by trade. James enjoyed fishing and building model cars; he loved country music and video games and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was an excellent cook. James attended the New Church Without Walls in Hernando. Survivors include his two daughters, Brooklyn Cheyenne Heath and Telaquwa Dawn Elizabeth Heath, his mother and stepfather Wayne and Elizabeth VanDuyne of Lake Panasoffkee and sister and her fiancee Tina Montano and Arthur Hatfield, Jr. of Oxford, FL. Private Cremation Arrangements.


Ruth L Heath, 97, Homosassa, FL
Ruth Lucille Heath, 97, of Sugarmill Woods, Homosassa, FL, passed away peacefully and went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Hospice House of Lecanto, FL. Born April 27, 1917 in Oregon, IL, the daughter of Charles Frederick Harris and Edith Abigail Howard Harris, she lived most of her adult life in Hagerstown, IN with her husband Leonard who preceded her in death. She then moved to Florida in 1993. Ruth, a born again Christian served as assistant secretary, 20 yrs to the House of Prayer, Lewisville, IN, led intercessory prayer groups both in IN and FL. She played golf and tennis and was an avid fan of both sports. Ruth was the devoted wife to her husband Leonard L. Heath, loving mother to her son, Joel Heath, AZ and daughter, Kathleen Bryn, FL, loving grandmother to Col. Heather L. Garrett, KY, Jason J. Bryn, VA, Eric N. Heath, New Zealand, Sheila Keys, CA, loving great-grandmother to Megan, Thomas, and Ellie Bryn, VA. She is survived by her youngest brother Philip Harris, N.J. Her cremains will be buried next to her husband, Leonard L. Heath in West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, in August of 2014 where graveside services will be held in celebration of her life.


Frances A Heatley, 84, Inverness, FL
FRANCES A. HEATLEY, 84 of Inverness, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Hospice of Citrus County Hospice House in Lecanto. Born on March 17, 1927 in Queens, New York to the late Anthony T. and Mary (Janacek) Schettino, she came here in 1983 from Irwin, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Heatley was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and giving her hand made gifts. She will be remembered for her kindness and generosity to those in need. Frances is survived by 4 sons: Richard T. Heatley, Annandale, VA, James A. Heatley, Hampton, GA, George F. ( Debra) Heatley, Greensburg, PA and Robert A. (Darlene) Heatley, Ridgeley, WV; her daughter, MaryElizabeth “Betsy” Huber, Inverness; brother, William (Dorothy) Schettino, Florida, sister, Joan Adametz, Boca Raton, FL and her step-mother, Sylvia Schettino, Lecanto; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, George on January 8, 2007. In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, Frances only would have wanted her family and friends to remember her by performing an “act of kindness” to someone else, in her memory. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


William J Heavin, 56, Hernando, Fl
William Jay Heavin, 56, of Hernando, Florida, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Houston, Texas on December 18, 1955 to the late James M. and Idell (Macha) Heavin. William was agarage door installer and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from West Palm Beach, Florida. He was of the Pentecostal faith, and enjoyed repairing cars and small engines, as well as being helpful to friends. William waspreceded in death by one son, William J. Heavin, II. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-three years, Brenda Heavin. Other survivors include one stepson, Joseph Lee Teneorio and one stepdaughter, Tina Marie Roe of Hernando; three brothers, Larry Heavin of California, Ray and Rober Heavin, both of Houston; one sister Deborah Owen, of Houston; and five grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Jacqueline E Heinrich, 88, Palm Coast, Fl
Jacqueline Elizabeth Heinrich, 88, of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Beverly Hills, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Florida Hospital, Flagler County, Florida. She was born on February 8, 1925 to the late Ernest and Elizabeth (Wolz) Lagarosse. Jacqueline was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1978, coming from Flushing, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed square dancing, sewing, crocheting, cooking, swimming, and was a very caring person. She is survived by her children, Victor E. (Laurie) Heinrich of North Carolina, Richard M. Heinrich of Florida, and Suzanne (Charlie) Salerno of Florida; and 4 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Pistoll Heinz, 96, Inverness, FL
Heinz Pistoll, age 96, Inverness, died June 20, 2014 under the care of his loving family and Hospice of Citrus County.  Heinz was born in Germany on March 2, 1918 to Hans Paul and Linda (Haak) Pistoll.  He emigrated to America with his parents at age 8 and made his life here.  He served our country in the US Air Force and Army during WWII.  Heinz and his wife, Ellen, lived in Florida for over 20 years, initially as winter residents from Washington State, but more recently as permanent residents of Inverness.  He loved being near the water and being warm.  He enjoyed spending his free time reading and advocating for environmental and self-sustaining solutions, such as solar power and family farming. He often wrote letters to newspapers and local and national politicians on such issues.   Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 24 years, Ellen; sons Carl Silski, OH; Larry Pistoll, WA; Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand; daughter Linda Tuttle, WA: and eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Heinz’s life will be held on Thursday, 26 June 2014 at 3:00pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County


Gerard Helder, 88, Beverly Hills, FL
GERARD HELDER, age 88, Beverly Hills, died September 17, 2011 under Hospice of Citrus County Care. A native of Seattle, Washington, Gerard was born on January 14, 1923 to the late John and Wilhelmina (Derks) Helder and came to this area in 1998 from Holliston, MA. He served our country in the United States Navy and was employed as an electrical engineer. Gerard enjoyed spending time on the water, sailing, especially at Lake Sebago, Maine. He was an avid ham radio operator. He was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his son, Mark (Elizabeth) Helder, Holden, MA; three daughters: Doris Steinmetz, New Jersey, Karen (James) Jones, Miami, FL, Rebecca (John) Deardorff, Columbia, S.C. and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Helder in 1990. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date through Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church. Inurnment with family memorial service will be next summer in Holliston, MA. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Gerard Helder to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


William P Hendricks, 82, Floral City, FL
WILLIAM PAUL HENDRICKS, age 82, Floral City, died February 19, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County care. Bill was born on February 20, 1929 in Sturgis, Michigan to the late Gerald and Goldyn (Smith) Hendricks and came to this area in 1983 from Clearwater. A career Navy man, he served our country for 20 years, retiring with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was then employed as general manager for another 15 years for Sturgis Molded Products. Bill was a member of the VFW Post #4337 of Inverness and American Legion Post #400 of Orlando. He also served as a CUB volunteer and enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his son, Douglas W. (Karen) Hendricks, Skaneateles, NY and daughter Lorraine “Gail” Kollar, Newnan, GA, his sister Geraldine Ballard, Three Rivers, MI, daughter-in-law, Ann Hendricks and four grandchildren, Tim, Nick, Alex and Emily. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta in 1998, a son, David P. Hendricks and a brother, Marion. Inurnment will be privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations in Bill's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


James T Hendrix, 92, Georgetown, Texas
James Thomas Hendrix, age 92, passed away peacefully on Feb.7th, 2014 in Georgetown, TX. Tom was born on Sept. 24th, 1921 in Tupelo, Mississippi to James Milford Hendrix and Sybil Cook Hendrix. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Faye and his wonderful siblings Mabel, Milford, Catherine, and Robert. Tom grew up in Inverness having many grand adventures and graduated from Citrus High School. He joined the Army and flew with the 70th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific during World War II. After his honorable discharge he attended the University of Florida in Gainesville and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. In 1948 he married Faye Hall and they were married for 63 wonderful years. He continued his education earning a Master’s Degree in Agriculture in 1951 from U of Fla. His professional career included working in the Citrus and the Canning Industry. Tom is survived by daughters Rebecca Chastain (Don) of Georgetown, Tx and Susan Christmas (Mark) of Houston, Tx , grandchildren Katie and Scott Chastain and Stephen (Marni) and John Christmas, great grandchildren Harper and Luke Christmas and numerous nieces and nephews. He had the joy of loving family and lifelong friends throughout his entire life. He loved fishing, music, history and travel. Services and Burial with Honors will be Thursday, February 13th at 2PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Vernice L Henry, 91, Cyrstal River, FL
VERNICE LONA HENRY, age 91, Crystal River died January 28, 2014 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. A native Floridian, Vernice was born on April 8, 1922 in Tampa. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family. She enjoyed playing golf and loved spending time at her river home. Left to cherish her memory is her son Harvey Henry, Tampa; daughter Cheryl Aldridge, Jacksonville, FL and grandchildren Keith and Mark Wienbarg and Lorelle Powell; 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard O. Henry. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Edward Herd, 94, Inverness, FL
Edward Herd, 94, Inverness, died Jan 26, 2012 at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr Herd was born in Newark, NJ on Nov 22, 1917 and moved to Central Florida 6 years ago from Broward County. He retired from Broward County, Florida as a Production Control Manager and served our country in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife, Helen Sacchetti Herd; 4 children, Robert Herd and his wife Pat, New Jersey; Edward Herd and his wife Caryn , Orlando; Michelle Cabot and her husband, Alan , Inverness; Kimberly Garcia and her husband, Irvin, Orlando; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan 31st at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Rick Cabot of the First United Methodist Church of Lutz officiating. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 12 noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Orville W Heyboer, 89, Hernando, Fl
Orville W. Heyboer, 89, of Hernando, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. He was born on February 11, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to the late Peter and Minerva (Sterken) Heyboer. Orville arrived in the area in 2000, coming from Grand Rapids, Michigan; and was a Production Manager for General Motors Corp. He was a Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, and a Protestant by faith. Orville was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the American Legion. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Loretta Elder-Heyboer. Other survivors include 3 daughters, Carole (Mike) Palmer of Michigan, Connie (Gary) Zuidema of Virginia, and Cathy (Pete) Stark of Indiana; two step-sons, Daniel (Debbie) Justice of Washington State, and Thomas Justice of Alaska; two step daughters, Roseanna “Rosie” Richie of Oregon, and Marilyn (Tom) Gabala of Michigan. Five grandchildren; Kim, Kelli, Todd, Chad and Stefanie. Four great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frederick J Hicks, 96, Citrus Springs, FL
Frederick J. Hicks, age 96, Citrus Springs, FL and St. Francis, WI, died Thursday, November 10, 2011 under Hospice of Citrus County. Fred was born on February 10, 1915 in Baudette, MN. He served our country in the United States Navy. Survivors include his children, Janice (John) Waters, William M. (Joanne) Hicks and Carolyn (David) Bilodeau, seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Matilda R. Hicks on September 23, 2008 after 65 years of marriage. Final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Eugenia A High, 77, Beverly Hills, Fl
Eugenia Ann High, 77, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on May 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida. She was born on February 14, 1937 in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Walter and Ethel (Cunningham) Garrett. Eugenia was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1990, coming from New Castle, Delaware. She attended Hernando United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Citrus County Shooting Club. Eugenia was a talented artist. She enjoyed creating oil paintings, pencil sketching, and acrylics. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, and reading. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Shackelford of Wilmington. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard M. High of Beverly Hills. Other survivors include children Dale High of New York City, NY, Brian (Tina) High of Newark, DE, and Katherine Jennings of Wilmington, DE. 3 Grandchildren and 3 Great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary J Hildebrand, 89, Inverness, FL
Mary Jane (Ash) Hildebrand, age 89, Inverness, passed away on a beautiful Spring day on March 13, 2013 surrounded by her family and the staff of Hospice of Citrus County at New Horizon's Senior Citizen Home. Mary Jane was born on June 7, 1923 in Phoenix, AZ to the late Gerald L. and Mercedes (Meux) Ash. She was a Miami pioneer, who saw the city in its infancy. She graduated from Ponce de Leon High School and enjoyed sailing on Biscayne Bay. She was employed as a teletypist at the historic Pan Am Sea Plane Base in Coconut Grove on Dinner Key. Mary Jane relocated to Inverness in 1987. She was a talented artist and member of the Citrus County Art League; where she taught others portrait painting and received many local art show awards for her work. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Mary Jane Brooks, Staten Island, NY, Delores "Lori" Weyrick and Cheryl Hildebrand, both of Miami, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Charles B. Hildebrand on January 31,2006; her brother and sister. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the wonderful caregivers of Hospice of Citrus County and the New Horizon's Senior Citizen's Home. Graveside committal will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The procession to the cemetery will form at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Mary Jane's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


M/Sgt Lewis K Hill, 80, Inverness, FL
LEWIS K. HILL, M/Sgt., USAF (Ret), age 80 of Inverness died at home on November 30, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr. Hill was born on August 30, 1931 in Carbon Hill, Alabama, to the late Sam and Margaret (Walden) Hill and came to this area in 1975 from Orange Park, Florida. He retired from the US Air Force after 22 years of service where he was a radar technician and technical writer. After arriving in Inverness, he was an ROTC instructor at Citrus High School. Lewis was a 50 year member of the Brookside Masonic Lodge No. 552 of Brookside, AL. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bessie (Kittle) Hill; 2 children, Gregory Hill and his wife, Flora, of Canton, GA and Marsha Tyler and her husband Bobby, of Gainesville, FL; 2 brothers, Donald Hill and his wife, Annelle of Lecanto and James Hill and his wife, Mary Nell of Sarasota; 1 grandson, Jason E. Hill and his wife, Lisa. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by a grandson, Paul. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, December 6th at 2:30 PM from the Florida National Cemetery with military honors rendered by the MacDill Air Force Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The procession to Florida National Cemetery will leave the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Friends are invited to the family residence for a recieption on Tuesday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM.


Freddy R Hillerud, 66, Hernando, FL
Freddy R. Hillerud, age 66, Hernando, died March 9, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Freddy was born on May 10, 1945 to the late Fred and Lillian Hillerud. He was a pollution control plant worker for the City of New Port Richey. Surviving him is his brother, Kenneth R. Hillerud of Hernando. Private cremation arrangements.


Hugh A Hock, 52, Floral City, Fl
Hugh A. Hock, 52, of Floral City, FL passed away March 24, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born in Lake Worth, FL on June 6, 1961 and arrived in this area in 1994 coming from Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Hugh was a Project Manager for the underground cable industry. He enjoyed sports (especially football and NASCAR), motorcycling, and fishing. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Linda Hock. Other survivors include his childen, Hugh Hock, Jr. of Inverness, FL, Tina Dwyer of Wesley Chapel, FL, Nicole (Leon) Hampton of Lake Panasoffkee, FL, Amanda Ward of Ft. Meade, FL, and Kelsey Pridgen of Winter Haven, FL; brother Ray Griffith and his companion Kim of West Palm Beach, FL; sister Anna (Glen) Raper of Windale, NC; grandchildren Austin, Julian, McKenna, Makaylee, Cody, Tyler, and Tuff; and stepfather Leo Griffith of Lake Panasoffkee. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, with the family receiving friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to service.


Mary E Hoffman, 91, Hernando, FL
Mary Elizabeth Hoffman, 91, Hernando, died June 25, 2013 in Woodland Terrace of Citrus County. Miss Hoffman was born in Quakertown, PA on May 12, 1922 to the late Romanus and Mabel (Angney) Hoffman. She spent over 20 years serving our country in the US Navy (WW II and Korean War), retiring as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Mary was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church, Fleet Reserve Association, Life Member of N.C.O.R., and Chapter 319, Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her nephew, Richard W. Turner and his wife Nancy, Tallahassee, FL; 2 great nephews, Brian W. Turner, Dunnellon, FL and Scott K. Turner, Tallahassee, FL. She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Martine Turner. Military graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2:30 PM, Florida National Cemetery. V.F.W. 7122 will render honors. There are no calling hours at the funeral home. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:45. Family and friends are invited to attend.


William M Hogancamp, 71, Hernando, FL
William M. Hogancamp, 71, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 . William was born on May 21, 1940 in Hazel Park, Michigan to the late Francis M. and Nannie V. (Hayes) Hogancamp. He arrived in the area six years ago coming from Troy, Michigan. William was a machine repairman for General Motors Corporation, served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and was a Methodist. He was a member of the Ridge Masonic Lodge #398 F&AM and the Florida Memorial Lodge #19 F&AM, Homosassa, Florida. He was also a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522, Inverness, FL and American Legion Post # 155, Crystal River, Florida. William was predeceased by one son, Kenneth Hogancamp. Survivors include his wife of 10 years Carole G. Hogancamp; one son, Craig Hogancamp of Washington, Michigan; three daughters, Linda (Ray) Baker of Shelby Township, Michigan, Cathy (Eric) Day of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Laura Hart of Mt. Clemens, Michigan; two sisters, Daisy Ott of Pontiac, Michigan and Mary (Albert) Sawallich of Howell, Michigan; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A private Memorial Service will be held out of state at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Frances Hoiaas, 99, Inverness, FL
FRANCES HOIAAS, age 99, Americus, GA and formerly of Inverness, died September 28, 2013. Frances was born on April 26, 1914 in New York City to the late Anthony and Vincenza Fontana. She relocated to this area in 1970 from Liberty, Maine. An excellent seamstress, she was employed as a sewing machine operator manufacturing musical instrument covers. Left to mourn her loss is her son, Richard Esseck, Bell, FL; daughters Joan Dunlin, The Villages, FL and Frances and her husband Moe Richheimer, Inverness; grandchildren Kathleen (John) Gore, Garnerville, NY, Kevin (Donna) Donlin, Valley Stream, NY, Cyndi (Tim) Hocking, Hinesville, GA, Amy-Lou (David) Holmes, Beverly Hills, FL, Joi-Marie Richheimer, Crystal River, FL and seven great-grandchildren, Caitlin Gore, John Chris Gore, Patrick Donlin, Kathleen Donlin, Kevin Donlin, Samantha Elyse Hocking and Ryan Mitchell Holmes. She was preceded in death by her first husband Ludwig Okkelberg and her second husband Harold Hoiaas. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the procession leaves for the cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Donald L Holcomb, 70, Inverness, Fl
Donald L. Holcomb, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on March 17 1943 in Silver Creek, New York to the late Jack and Laverna (Heitzenrater) Holcomb. Donald was a Computer Scientist for the Computer Science Corp. in Silver Springs, Maryland, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Laurel, Maryland. He was a past member on the Board of Directors for two homeless shelter organizations; Sanctuary in Homosassa, and Refuge in Bushnell. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, and watching baseball and football. He was preceded in death by one son, Craig Holcomb. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joanne Holcomb. Other survivors include sons Chris (Jen) Holcomb of Severn, Maryland and Jeff (Stacey) Holcomb of Springhill, Florida; brother Jack Holcomb, Jr., and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara J Holland, 77, Hernando, FL
BARBARA JEAN HOLLAND, age 77, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born on May 19, 1935 in Newton, MA to the late Dewey and Ophelia Frazier. Barbara was employed as a billing clerk at George Washington University Hospital for many years. She enjoyed knitting and was a world traveler, having traveled to many of the European and Scandinavian countries. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, Kenyard Holland; her sons Eric (Ingrid) Holland, Berlin, Germany, Christian (Peggy) Holland, Laurel, MD, Kenyard (Marita) Holland, Washington, D.C. and her daughter Michele Holland, Laurel, MD; her sister Mildred Williams, Salisbury, MD and five grandchildren. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Barbara Holland, 77, Hernando, FL
BARBARA JEAN HOLLAND, age 77, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Barbara was born on May 19, 1935 in Newton, MA to the late Dewey and Ophelia Frazier. Barbara was employed as a billing clerk at George Washington University Hospital for many years. She enjoyed knitting and was a world traveler, having traveled to many of the European and Scandinavian countries. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, Kenyard Holland; her sons Eric (Ingrid) Holland, Berlin, Germany, Christian (Peggy) Holland, Laurel, MD, Kenyard (Marita) Holland, Washington, D.C. and her daughter Michele Holland, Laurel, MD; her sister Mildred Williams, Salisbury, MD and five grandchildren. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Clifford D Holland, 92, Inverness, FL
Clifford D. Holland, 92, Inverness died June 15, 2014 at home. A native of St Catharines Ontario, Canada, he was born Oct 22, 1921 to the late John and Mabel (Constable) Holland. He attended local schools and Queens University (Engineering 43) in Kingston, Ontario and married his college sweetheart, Harriet Martin in 1946. She died in 1987 following 41 years of marriage. He resided in Thorold, Ontario until 1953, then relocated to Utica, NY, becoming a U. S. Citizen in 1959. He was an agent for the Equitable Assurance Co. and active in estate planning. He served as President and Director of the Life Underwriters Association and co-founded the Estate Planning Council of Mohawk Valley. Other affiliations include Inverness Country Club, Seven Oaks Golf Club, and Thousand Island Club. He is survived by his daughter, Doran Doss, Inverness; four brothers, Donald of Toronto; Robert of St Catharines, Ontario; James and Howard, both of Thorold Canada; his sisters, Margaret Thieson of Thorold and Mabel Primeau of Oakville; 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his second wife, Marie Beatty Holland in 2000, his daughter, Diane, a brother John, and sister, Betty Smallman. Private cremation arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


James A Holland, 91, Hernando, Fl
James (Jim) Alonzo Holland age 91 of Hernando, Florida, born in Bee Ridge, Florida, on September 17, 1921, to the late Lloyd Paul Holland and Alice Mae (Cothron) Holland, changed addresses from his home in Hernando, Florida, to his heavenly home on Sunday, May 12, 2013. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Larson Holland and Harvey Curtis Holland. Mr. Holland served his country in the United States Navy, having worked the dry docks in California until shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked. He went on to be a special delivery letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. In his latter years, he enjoyed serving his Lord as an active member of the Inverness Church of God. Jim is survived by the love of his life, Phyllis M. (Roberts) Holland, who he was married to for 70 years. Jim and Phyllis had four children: Terri (Sonny) Thompson of Brunswick, GA; M’Liss (Allen) Grissom, Brooksville, FL; Paul (Sherrie) Holland, Hernando, FL; and Kevin (Lisa) Holland, Largo, FL. There are eight grandchildren: Renée Helms, Brunswick; Randy Helms, Stanford, CT; Tiffany Holland, Largo, FL; Shelley Brooks, Circle Pines, MN; Jody Grissom, Spring Hill; Cody Holland of Chattanooga, TN; and Peyton and Natalee Holland, Largo. Jim is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. A celebration of Jim’s homecoming will begin on Saturday, May 18th, at the Inverness Church of God beginning with visitation at 2 p.m. and a memorial service at 3 p.m. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Beulah Hollebeck, 101, Inverness, Fl
Beulah Hollebeck, 101 years of age, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born on April 19, 1912 in Atlantic Mine, Michigan to the late Frank C. and Alice L. (Molloy) Watters. Beulah was a Personnel Specialist for the United States Government, and spent a number of years in Northern Michigan caring for her step- grandchildren. She arrived in this area thirty-seven years ago, coming from Lehigh Acres, Florida. Beulah was a member of Pointe-O-Woods Bridge Club, spending many hours playing bridge, and was very active with Floral City United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Hollebeck, who passed away in 1974; two step-daughters, Wendy and Judy, and six siblings. She is survived by one sister, Roberta Pult of Inverness, six step-grandchildren numerous step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Beulah's life is scheduled for Thursday, December 19, 2013, 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Floral City, Pastor Mary Gestrich officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Beulah's name to First United Methodist Curch of Floral City. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Norma J Hollibush, 78, Inverness, FL
Norma Jean Hollibush, 78, Fife Lake, MI and winter resident of Inverness, FL died Feb 22, 2012 at her Florida residence. A native of Beardstown, IL., she was born July 28, 1933 to the late Henry and Oma DeFraties. She had been a Florida winter resident from Fife Lake, Michigan since 1989. She was of the Protestant Faith and enjoyed playing bingo with her many friends. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ted W. Hollibush; 3 sons, Kim D. Hollibush, Knoxville, TN; Brian L. Hollibush, MD., Arlington, VA; Todd W. Hollibush, Knoxville, TN; her brother, Richard DeFraties, Wichita, KA; her sister, Frances Miller, Santee, CA; 1 grandson, Joshua. The Service of Remembrance will be on Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Joseph Terrell officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Citrus Co. Unit, American Cancer Society, PO Box 1902, Inverness, FL 34451


Ted W Hollibush, 80, Inverness, FL
TED WILLIAM HOLLIBUSH, age 80, Fife Lake, MI and winter residence of Inverness, died October 18, 2013. Ted was born on October 14, 1933 in Janesville, WI to the late Clifford and Margaret Hollibush. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Ted was employed by General Motors as a foreman for over 35 years in Ypsilanti, MI. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Hollibush on February 22, 2012. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Kim D. Hollibush, Knoxville, TN; Brian L. Hollibush, MD, Athens, Greece; Todd W. Hollibush, Knoxville, TN and a grandson, Joshua. A Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Joseph Terrell officiating and military honors. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Private inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery at a later date.


Alberta S Holstein, 77, Inverness, FL
ALBERTA LAVERNE HOLSTEIN, age 77, Inverness, died December 16, 2013 at Tampa General Hospital. Alberta was born on February 16, 1936 in Jeannette, PA to the late Charles L. and Amelia (Butch) Seymour. She was employed as a department manager by Wal-Mart. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed reading, swimming and golf. She was an excellent pool player and loved her puppy (Colonel.) She was a member of Hwy 44 Church of God. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 57 years, Romie Holstein; sons Charles L. (Sheryl) Holstein, Lecanto, FL; Clifford (Angela Graff) Holstein Eustis, FL; daughter Laureen (Brian) Holstein-Greenberg, Boynton Beach, FL; her brother Walter (Marcia) Seymour, Maryland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John A Holtmeyer, 87, Inverness, FL87
John A. Holtmeyer, 87, Inverness, FL on Feb 16, 2014. Devoted husband of Rosemary; Loving father of William Holtmeyer, Richard Hubschmitt, Deborah Solina, and Rosemary Ferro; Fond grandfather of 6 and great grandfather of 1. Mr Holtmeyer was a US Navy veteran and retired police officer with 20 years service from New York Police Dept. Mass of Christian Burial from St Louis de Montfort Catholic Church in Sound Beach. Burial in Calverton LI Nat\\\'l Cemetery. Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Florida arrangements


William B Hooker, 80, Floral City, FL
WILLIAM BRAXTON “BILLY” HOOKER, age 80, Floral City, died December 9, 2011 at Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, surrounded by his loving family. Billy was born on May 21, 1931 in Detroit, MI to the late William and Louise Hooker. He served our country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a carpenter by trade, working for the Florida Power Corporation and as a Union carpenter. Billy enjoyed watching the races, hunting, fishing and airboating. A kind-hearted and devoted family man, he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and his dog “Rusty.” He was a member of Bushnell Church of God. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maxine (Hudson) Hooker; son William Hooker (Elisha), Inverness; daughters Bonnie Lou (Jim) Gerhardt, Mascotte, FL and Patricia Lynn Hooker (Corky Miley), Floral City; two brothers George Hooker, Inverness and Ed (Sherry) Hooker, Milledgeville, GA, sisters Marion and Linda Hooker, both of Tampa; sister-in-law Freida Williams, Whitesville, WV, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and very dear friends Glyn and Carolyn Black and Bobby Hancock. He was preceded in death by his brother James, sisters Katherine Root, Flora Burchfield and Mary Elizabeth “Pete” Parrish and one great-granddaughter Haylee Benson. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Jim M Hopkins, 91, Inverness, FL
James Martin Hopkins, 91, New Port Richey, formerly of Inverness, passed away Feb 29, 2012 at the Consulate Health Care Center, Bayonet Point. A native of Ocean View, VA., Mr Hopkins came to Inverness from Miami in 1973. He worked in the construction industry and served our country in the U.S. Army during WW. II. Jim was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Highlands Surveillance Unit and the Highlands Civic Association. Survivors include his daughter and husband, Linda and Merlin Ledyard of O'Brien, FL; his son, James Hopkins of Marietta, GA; a step son, Jon Stasko, New York City; 1 brother, Thomas Hopkins of Tennessee; 1 sister, Lillian LaVigne, Inverness; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann in 2007; a son, Terry Hopkins; 3 daughters, Sharon, Lillian and Mary Catherine; 2 brothers, Bernard and Richard, and 1 sister, Gertrude. Funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 17th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Interment will follow at a later date in Live Oak, FL.


Edward L Hopper, 72, Floral City, FL
Edward Lee Hopper, 72, Floral City, died at home on June 22, 2011. Mr Hopper was born in Harris County, TX on Jan 6, 1939 to Dennis Ray and Lois (Foster) Hopper and moved here in 2002 from Rockport, TX. He was a retired commercial truck driver, owning and operating his own “rig”. Ed is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bessie Morgan Hopper; 2 children, Elizabeth Ann (Jacob) Sartin, Oldsmar, FL and Mary Diane (Donald) Carlson, Palenville, NY; His mother, Lois Hopper, Center, TX; 3 brothers, Wayne (Ellen) Hopper, Daisetta, TX, James (Donna) Hopper, Jasper, TX and Steven (Sandra) Hopper, Uvalde, TX; 1 sister, Patricia Ann (Howard) Carter, Nacogdoches, TX; 8 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 children, Jon Craig Hopper in 1998, Laurel Lee McKennah in 2003, a brother, Dennis Ray Hopper, and his father, Dennis Ray Hopper Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 26th at 4:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Private burial arrangements will be in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. There will be no viewing hours.


William (Hoppy) G Hoppert, 86, Inverness, FL
WILLIAM G. (HOPPY) HOPPERT, age 86, Inverness, died August 14, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Hoppy was born on March 16, 1927 in Grand Rapids, MI. He served our country in the United States Army immediately following WWII as the Army of Occupation. He started his working career at Keiser Frasier before moving to Florida in 1957. He worked for Montgomery Wards in St. Petersburg and relocated to Inverness in March 1969, after which he worked for Frank Avanzini Lumber Yard. Hoppy then became a firefighter and fire inspector for Citrus County. After retirement from there, he worked for Citrus County Sheriff\\\'s Office for five years and then the Bank of Inverness for eight more years. Hoppy served on the Board of Directors for the Citrus County Fair Association, was active in the model railroad club and a member of VFW #4337 of Inverness, where he was known for his karoake singing. He also served as a clown for the Shriner\\\'s Hospital and Santa Claus at the Bank of Inverness for many years. Left to cherish his memory is his twin sons, Jerry and wife Margaret Hoppert, Spring Hill and Larry and wife Carolyn Hoppert, St. Petersburg; his daughter Debbra Townsend and her husband Bruce Miller, Hudson, FL; stepdaughters Sandra, Cindy and Susie, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline on 08/14/2003 and his daughter Dawn Oliva in 2005. Friends are invited to share in the celebration of Hoppy\\\'s life on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Greg Kell officiating and military honors. The family will greet friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Hoppy\\\'s memory to Disabled American Veterans Association, 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453.


James L Horst, Sr, 92, Inverness, FL
James L. Horst, Sr., 92, Inverness, died Oct 6, 2012 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Pittsburgh, PA., he was born July 27, 1920 to the late Harry C. and Mary (Behlert) Horst and moved here in 1974 from St. Petersburg. He was a retired motel owner and manager. James was a 69 year member of the Masonic Order and affiliated with Citrus Lodge No. 118. He also was a member of the Islam Grotto, Funsters, and Past Watchman of Shepherd's of The White Shrine. Jim enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and reading. Survivors include 2 daughters, Marilyn (John) Rowe, Lecanto; Carolyn Horst, Crystal River; 2 sons, James (Tracy) Horst, Jr.Inverness; Robert (Janet) Horst, Ocala; his sister, Margaret Carlton, Tampa; 4 Grandchildren, Chad (Autumn) Rowe and Joshua Rowe, Danielle Horst , Jeremy (Stephanie) Horst; 1 great grandchild, Trenton. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Horst and a brother, Harry C. Horst, Jr. Masonic Services will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct 9th at 3:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Citrus Masonic Lodge No. 118 officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery, Lecanto. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 pm


Harry E Horton, 87, Lecanto, Fl
Harry Edward Horton, 87, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. He was born on April 14, 1925 in Chaumont, New York to the late Harry E. and Marie (Allard) Horton. Harry served in the U.S. Air Force in the south Pacific during WWII. He was a graduate Electrical Engineer of Fairleigh Dickinson University, and prior to retirement, was a senior engineer for the Sony Corporation. He moved to Lecanto in February of 1995, coming from Maywood, New Jersey. Harry is predeceased by darling Marie and Marge, and survived by dear Sylvia and Bobby. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Robert L Horton, Jr., 66, Floral City, FL
ROBERT LELAND HORTON, Jr., age 66, went to be with his Lord on September 6, 2013. Robert was born on November 15, 1946 in Gloversville, NY to Robert L. Horton, Sr. and Doris K. (Hutton) Horton. Robert served in law enforcement his entire working career, in the Brooksville Police Department, with Citrus County Sheriff's Office for 18 years and retired from Coconut Creek Sheriff's Office as a detective. A man who loved the Lord, he was active in Cornerstone Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed riding his motorcycle, watching sports, NASCAR races, enjoyed boating and reading; he was especially proud of being able to master his Kindle. Left to cherish his memory are sons Robert L. Horton, III, Floral City and Timothy Horton, Inverness; his daughter Melissa Ann Hamilton (David), Floral City; former spouse Bonnie, Inverness; his mother Doris Horton, his brother Terry Horton (Robin) and sisters Nadena White and Debra Root (Douglas) all of Gloversville, NY, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Horton, Sr and a brother, Todd. . A tribute and celebration of Robert's life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will greet friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Donations in Robert's memory are requested to the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Boys Ranch, FL 32060 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Suzanne M Hotaling, 77, Inverness, FL
SUZANNE M. HOTALING, age 77, Inverness, died January 13, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Suzanne was born on September 22, 1936 in Fort Lauderdale to the late Albert and Juanita Reynolds. She was employed as a realtor. A loving and giving person, she was a wonderful Mother and "Grammy". She was an artistic and creative woman who enjoyed painting and interior design. She loved to play golf, play the piano and cooking for family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 16 years, Danal L. Hotaling; her daughter, Linda Smith of Flagstaff, AZ, and granddaughter Amy; son Chris Phillips (wife- Carolyn) of Grand Rapids, MI and their children Garrett and Brooke; daughter Julie Fellows (husband- Jeff) of Pennington, NJ and their children Austin and Dalton; son John Phillips (wife-Stacey) of Brighton, MI and their children Shelby, Taylor and Evan; 2 stepdaughters Karen and Suzanne; 4 stepgrandchildren 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Mickey Maloy. The family invites you to join them for a celebration and tribute to this wonderful woman's life on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 10:00 until 12:00 Noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Personal tributes will be offered at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Douglas J Hotchkiss, 61, Crystal River, FL
Douglas J. Hotchkiss, 61, of Crystal River, Florida passed away Monday, June 16 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. He was born on April 11, 1953 in Manchester, Connecticut to the late William C. and Elaine N. (Clark) Hotchkiss. Douglas was a Carpenter in the construction industry, and arrived in this in 2012, coming from San Francisco, CA. He loved tinkering and improving anything that needed to be fixed. Survivors include his daughter, Lisa La Pointe of Connecticut; siblings Bruce Hotchkiss of Nevada, and Sandy Plumadore of Inverness; and 2 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Leona P Hotchkiss, 94, McKinney, TX
Leona Pearl Hotchkiss, 94, McKinney, TX, formerly of Inverness, FL., died Nov 19, 2013 at McKinney Medical Center. Mrs Hotchkiss was born on May 14, 1919 in Minnesota to the late Ruben and Helen Crandall and moved here in 1990 from North Carolina. She was a retired executive secretary for American Pharmaceuticals and former member of the Hernando First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed quilting and won an award at the Citrus Co. Fair with her ostrich egg carvings. Her family said she was a very caring person, a wonderful Mother, and Grandmother. Leona also served our country in the U.S. Navy for two years. Survivors include her children, Gary and wife, Melody Hotchkiss, Irving, TX; Judy and husband, Kenny Rooy, Florissant, Colorado; step daughter, Nancy (Ron) Lundberg; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She lost her husband Allen Hotchkiss June 28, 2006. Graveside services with Military Honors will be rendered Monday, Dec 9th, 10:30 AM from Florida National Cemetery with burial to follow. The procession will leave the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 9:45 AM.


Lucien J Houle, 81, Inverness, FL
LUCIEN J. HOULE, age 81, Barre, VT and Inverness, FL died April 2, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Barre, VT, he was born on February 2, 1932 to the late Rene and Lucy Cosgrand Houle. On January 15, 1955, he married Eunice Emond Houle in St. Monica Church in Barre. He owned and operated Houle Service Station in Barre until 1959. He then started a used auto business and moved his business to Main Street where it was the Datsun (later changed to Nissan) dealership; also Volvo and Jeep dealerships for the Barre area. In 1987, he sold the auto business and he and his wife relocated to Inverness, FL where they spent the winters. He then went into the used airplane business and bought and sold several hundred small single and twin engine planes; he enjoyed both of these businesses immensely. He had a love of motorcycles and later trikes. Survivors include his wife Eunice Emond Houle and their four children, Nancy Pierce and husband Jim, Huntsville, AL; Craig and wife Lori Booth-Houle, Phoenix, AZ, Dorinda Olson and husband Jeff, Owens Cross Roads, AL, Judy Houle from Clermont, FL; two grandchildren, Courtney Pierce Mays and Shelley Pierce Jackson and husband Lamar; one great-granddaughter, Lilly Mays; sister Germain Ferry and many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. He was preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Romeo, Roger and sisters Simone and Rita. A Funeral Tribute to Lucien will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow at a later date in Hope Cemetery in Barre.


James O House, 86, Hernando, FL
James O. "Jim" House, age 86, Hernando, died February 5, 2013 at Superior Residences ALF surrounded by his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Jim was born on August 11, 1926 in St. Louis, MO to the late James E. and Anna Belle (Chandler) House. He served our country in the United States Navy. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 45 years, Rachel House; sons James House, Jr., Indian Harbor Beach and Thomas House, Ft. Lauderdale; his daughter Cynthia House, Pompano Beach and surrogate daughter Linda Farese, Hernando; grandchildren Jonathan, Heather and Melissa and great-grandchildren Grace, Michael and Olivia. A military graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to join the procession at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 PM. Donations in Jim's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 are requested in lieu of flowers.


Phyllis A Howard, 83, Inverness, Fl
Phyllis Ann Howard, age 83, of Inverness, FL passed away April 4, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County. Ms. Howard was born in Salyersville, KY on April 8, 1930, and had been a resident of Citrus County for the past 14 years. She received her Masters degree in theater from Florida Atlantic University and after earning a law degree at the University of Florida, practiced law in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Ms. Howard is survived by three children: Julian Hogan of Holly Hill FL, Lee Hogan of Inverness FL and Garland Hogan of Lady Lake FL. Celia Hogan, her eldest daughter, is deceased. Her grandchildren include Kevin Scott, Kelly Scott, Cameron Scott, Christopher Horgan, Tara Hogan FitzGerald and Lacy Hogan Maffei. Ms. Howard had seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She had many relatives in eastern Kentucky including the Oldfields, Hurts and Howards. Her two surviving sisters are Charlotte Thompson and Carolyn Cravens of Lexington, Kentucky. The family wishes to thank her friends and family for their concern and caring support, especially Brigitte Catrett of Homosassa, who lovingly assisted Phyllis in the last years of her life. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


William E Hoyer, 91, Floral City, FL
William “Skip” Edward Hoyer, 91, Floral City, died Dec 19, 2012 at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice. Mr Hoyer was born April 28, 1921 in Baltimore, MD to the late Joseph and Elma Hoyer Sr. and came to this area from St Petersburg in 1984. He retired from General Electric Co. as a foreman with 26 years of service, served our country in the U.S. Army, and was a member of VFW Post 4337 and Eagles Lodge 3992. He is survived by his two sons, Bruce (Mary) Hoyer of Dudley, GA and Scott Hoyer of Floral City; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. He is also survived by his loving companion of 21 years, Yourth Burke. His wife Janice, preceded him in death in 1990. As per Skip's request, there will be no services. Cremation under the direction of Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Barbara L Hudson, 86, Inverness, Fl
Barbara "Bobbie" Lee Hudson, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late Frank and Edna (Burke) Roland. Barbara arrived in this area in 1976, coming from Alexandria, VA, and was past Vice President of operations at the 1st Florida Bank in Inverness. She was a resident of Highland Terrace and was a member of TOPS. Barbara enjoyed reading, watching old movies, and loved her family. She loved her Duke basketball as well as the Washington Redskins. Barbara was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband James R. Hudson; two sons, William J. "Skip" Hudson and Michael Rhett Hudson; and one daughter, Judith Macey. Survivors include her children, Frank "Gary" ( Marsha ) Hudson of Springfield, VA, Timothy "Tim" ( Judy ) Hudson of Inverness, James "Jimmy" ( Tanya ) Hudson of Alexandria, VA, Susan ( Gary ) Plymale of Homosassa, FL, Carolyn ( Mark ) Pierce of Dumfries, VA, and Nancy ( Andy ) Beard of Lorton, VA; Williams wife, Judy of Crystal River FL, Michael's wife, Karen of Woodbridge, VA, Judith's husband, Bill of Crystal River, one brother, Charles Roland; four sisters, Joan Roland, Dorothy Shepard, Sibby Roher, and Linda Bolton; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. The family will be receiving friends in visitiation on Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. A visitation will also be held at the Cunningham-Truch Funeral Home in Alexandria on Friday, March 28, from 6:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M., with the funeral service on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. Barbara will be laid to rest at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, VA, following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Esther K Hughart, 94, Inverness, FL
ESTHER K. HUGHART, age 94, Inverness, died May 5, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Esther was born on April 20, 1919, in Jefferson County, KY to the late John and Mary Krages. Growing up in Louisville, she was active in the local 4-H Club where she learned to quilt and crochet, earning many award ribbons. While living in Maryland, she worked for the University of Maryland and the telephone company. She was a life member of American Legion Post 217 in College Park. After retirement she moved to Inverness, FL and became an active member of the local Civilian Conservation Corps chapter, serving as secretary and president. Later, she became active in Hospice. Esther made many beautiful crochet pieces and taught crochet classes for over 30 years. She attended First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory is her son Russell Walker and wife Darlene, New Smyrna Beach, FL and daughters Mary Annis Witt and husband Marvin, Jacksonville, TX and Wanda Calderwood and husband Tim, Crofton, MD; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband John Hughart in 1998. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Craig Davies officiating. Burial will follow on Monday morning at 10:00 AM in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Ocala. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. (866-642-0962)


Claude B Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL
Claude Robert "Bob" Hughes, 94, Dunnellon, FL, passed away June 22, 2014 at the Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. Mr. Hughes, the youngest of twelve children, was born April 27, 1920 in Kings Mountain, NC to the late William Gordon Hughes and Florence (Wells) Hughes. Bob and his family moved to Florida in 1961.  He was a retired ranch and farm manager who served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a long-time deacon at First Baptist Church of Dunnellon and is currently a member of Maranatha Baptist Church, Ocala, FL. Survivors include his wife of 73 Years, Sue (Franklin) Hughes; three children, James Hughes and his wife, Carolyn of Inverness; Buddy Lee Hughes and wife, Wylene of Six Mile, S.C.; Bobbie Sue Brown and husband, Richard of Jacksonville, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 28th, 3:00 PM at the Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC with Dr. Steve Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2:00 pm until the hour of service. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.


William R Hughes, 85, Inverness, FL
WILLIAM RICHARD HUGHES, age 85, Inverness, died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Cleveland, OH, Bill was born on July 3, 1926 to the late Joseph R. and Dorothy (Hanish) Hughes. He served our country in the United States Air Force for thirty years, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Bill enjoyed being a HAM radio operator. He was Lutheran by faith. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Venita Hughes, Inverness; son Michael S. and his wife Kelly Hughes, North Miami Beach, FL, two grandchildren and two brothers, John A. Hughes, Medina, OH and “Chip” F.E. Hughes, Midland, TX. He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard. Graveside Committal Service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. Family and friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:45 P.M. .


Douglas D Hummer, 91, Inverness, FL
DOUGLAS DILLON HUMMER, age 91, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Douglas was born on November 2, 1920 in Russellville, KY to the late Lilburn and Stella (Ramsey) Hummer. He served our country in the United States Navy as a Chief Aviation Machinist, with 20 years of service. After his Navy retirement, he was employed by Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Company in East Hartford, CT as a field service representative. Douglas was a lifetime member of the Norview Masonic Lodge #113 in Norfolk, VA and also a member of Fleet Reserve Association, Branch #186. He was one of the three founding members of the first radio control flying club in Inverness, now known as Tri-County R/C Club of Dunnellon. An avid traveler, Douglas made three around-the-world tours. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret “Margot” Hummer, Inverness; his son James D. Hummer, Chesapeake, VA; two daughters Patricia F. (Timothy) Kent, Fredericksburg, MD and Sharon (Victor) Schlagman, Ingleside, Illinois; his brother Lilburn T. Hummer and sister Jeannine Brochu, both of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service with Masonic Honors will be held on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Fero Memorial Gardens in Beverly Hills. At Douglas' request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family requests donations in Douglas' name to American Heart Association, 7137 Congress St., New Port Richey, FL 34653-1840 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Larry E Humphrey, 58, Inverness, FL
LARRY EUGENE HUMPHREY was born February 11, 1953 in Mishawaka, Indiana; died August 24, 2011 at HPH Hospice House in Inverness, Florida. Larry graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1972 and studied theology while living in California. In 1972, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and did a tour of service in Vietnam. After serving six years he was discharged and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he did an additional four years and a second tour in Vietnam. He is survived by his 25-year-old son, Larry Joseph Humphrey, who lives in Greeley, Colorado and two estranged daughters. He is also survived by his significant other, Tish Hand of the home. Larry will be missed by his many friends who love karaoke as much as he did. His ashes will be scattered at his favorite fishing hole where he caught red fish with a neighbor. He always considered Enid, Oklahoma to be his home town and Tish Hand's sons, Robert Hand and Richard Hand to be his own as well as Tish's daughter, Kassy Young, who he referred to as his “baby girl”. We all loved and will miss him greatly. A memorial service will be held at American Post #237 in Beverly Hills, Florida at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 27, 2011, followed by a steak dinner given by the post for its members and guests. If you wish to attend, please sign the register as a guest of Larry Humphrey. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite “Returning Veterans” fund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of cremation arrangements.


Timothy F Humphrey, 71, Groveland, FL
TIMOTHY F. HUMPHREY, age 71, Groveland, Florida and Washburn, Maine, died April 14, 2013 at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Tim was born on December 29, 1941 in Presque Isle, Maine to the late Fred and Bertha (Barker) Humphrey. He taught English and Writing at Washburn High School for over 30 years. Tim was very involved in the Maine Teachers Association, serving in the office of President for four years and also as secretary and treasurer. He was active in the National Education Association as well. After his retirement from teaching, he went on to serve on the Washburn School District School Board. He was Methodist by faith. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Jane Humphrey; sisters Jolita Churchill, Winder, GA and Nanalee Buckingham and her husband Graydon, Washburn, ME. He was preceded in death by his only brohter, Keith Humphrey. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Beverly E Hunter, 76, Inverness, FL
Beverly Elise Hunter, age 76, Inverness, died Sunday, February 26, 2012 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Worcester, MA, she was born on August 18, 1935 to the late Helge and Gladys Johnson. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, James Harriman, her daughter Lori Beucher, two grandchildren and her only sister, Gail Hughes of Inverness. Private arrangements.


Denise R Hunter, 59, Beverly Hills, Fl
Denise R. Hunter, 59, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. She was born on December 13, 1953 in Muskegon, Michigan to Robert M. and June (Garvey) LaFond. She was a waitress in the restaurant business. Survivors include three sons, Danny Scrima of Orlando, Florida, Jeremy Hunter of Beverly Hills, and Anthony Scrima of Castleberry, Florida; one brother, Rob LaFond; and five grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Wednesday, January 30, 2:00 pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida, with a graveside service to follow at 3:00 pm in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. Pastor Leary Willis officiating.


James M Hunter, 53, Crystal River, FL
JAMES "JIMMY" MICHAEL HUNTER, age 53, Crystal River, died September 24, 2013 at his residence. Jimmy was born on October 2, 1959 in Buffalo, NY to Greig and Esther (Carpentier) Hunter. He served our country in the United States Navy. He was employed as a foreman for DAB construction. Jimmy enjoyed building rockets and riding bikes with his son, fishing with his brother, riding his motorcycle and playing poker. He was a member of American Legion Post #155. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Esther Latz, Beverly Hills, his son Jeremy Hunter, both of Beverly Hills, his wife Melanie; brother Robert Hunter, both of Beverly Hills; sisters Beth Harrer, Tallahassee, Karen (Thomas) Tyler, Fort Lauderdale and Catherine Schwartz, Haines City. A celebration of Jimmy's life will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM at American Legion Post #155 in Crystal River. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Jimmy's memory may be made to the American Legion Post or family to offset funeral costs.


Clinton T Hurlstone, 96, Inverness , Fl
Clinton T. Hurlstone, 96 of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born on August 5, 1917, in Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman Islands to the late Hemington and Martha (Ryan) Hurlstone. Clinton was a Parts Manager for General Motors Corporation, and arrvied in this area in the 1970's, coming from the Brooklyn, New York area. He attended the Inverness South Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, and enjoyed woodcarving, puzzles, astronomy, and loved to rhyme. He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Stephanie Brancheau. Survivors include his loving wife, Shirley Hurlstone of Inverness. Other survivors include three step-daughters, Shirley (Douglas) Warnke of Honor, Michigan, Susan Penn of Adrian, Michigan, and Sheryl Lynn (Joseph) Basile of Floral City, Florida; step son-in-law, John Brancheau; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends in visitation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 10:00 AM the following day. After the service, the family will greet friends at their residence for fellowship and refreshments. Burial will be private.


Carol A Hutchinson, 73, Inverness, Fl
Carol A. Hutchinson, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born on February 17, 1939 in Plainfield, New Jersey to the late Fred and Elsie (Heldel) Duncan. Carol was a treasurer for the Palm Beach County School Board for twenty-seven years, and arrived in this area in2006, coming from Palm Beach County. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, and was a volunteer at Citrus Memorial Hospital, and also Meals on Wheels. Carol enjoyed reading and fishing. She was preceded in death by one sister, Marge Dana. Survivors include her loving husband of forty-three years, Douglas Hutchinson of Inverness; and one son, Nick Hutchinson of Inverness. Carols urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell at a later date. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.


Lloyd D Inman, 93, Inverness, FL
Lloyd Daniel Inman, 93, Inverness, died Sept 18, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Whitten, Iowa, he was born Sept 3, 1918, one of nine children, to the late Walter and Sara (Schilling) Inman and came to this area in 1980 from Largo. He was a retired Vice President and General Manager for the Place & Co. Construction Company of So. Bend, IN. He served our country during WW II in the Asiatic Pacific Theater in the U.S. Army where he was decorated with the Purple Heart, Bronze Battle Star, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He was injured in Luzon (Philippine Islands) He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Georgia Rupley Inman; two sons, Larry Dean Inman and his wife, Amy of Tampa and Richard Kenneth Inman of Inver ness; 2 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Sept 21st at 1:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev. David Rawls, pastor of the Crystal River United Methodist Church officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Crystal River United Methodist Church.


Betty Ireson, 88, Hernando, FL
Betty Ireson, 88, Hernando, died May 11, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Bluefield, WV to the late Clarence and Athelia Crowell on March 21, 1926. She was a graduate of Beaver High School in Bluefield, WV and Alabama State College for Women at Montevallo, AL. She taught chemistry at Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA and Chemistry and Physics at Graham High School in Bluefield for 43 years. She retired in 1994 and moved to Hernando, FL in 1995. Her affiliations include the Hernando United Methodist Church, Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Red Hat Society; Citrus Hills Women's Club; and O.E.S. Chapter 102 in Bluefield. Survivors include her daughter, Rebecca Joyce Hodges, Citrus Hills; a sister, June Nash and her husband, Paul of Citrus Hills. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Wade Hodges, Thomas Ireson. Betty's life will be remembered at a Celebration of Life on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory. Interment will be at a later date in Bluefield, WV. In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be sent to Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando, FL.


Carol L Irwin, 66, Lady Lake, FL
Carol Louise Irwin, 66, Lady Lake, died July 12, 2013 in The Villages Regional Hospital. Carol was born in Munhall, PA on Aug 17, 1946 to the late Charles H. and Ruth (Crawford) Fullard, Jr. and moved to Lady Lake three years ago. She was a CNA employed at Freedom Point and a homemaker as well. She is survived by her two daughters, Carol L. Edwards, Albuquerque NM and Kelly Heaton of Lady Lake, FL; her brother Thomas Fullard of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Yvonne Roman of Pennsylvania, and Ruth Rohan of Lady Lake; 7 grandchildren. Carol's family will celebrate her life at a later date with burial following next to her husband. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory of Inverness assisted the family.


Alvera F Isabelle, 90, Crystal River, FL
Alvera F. Isabelle 90, Crystal River, formerly of Inverness, died Feb 17 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs Isabelle was born on Sept 14, 1922 in Rockville Centre, NY to the late Randolph and Grace (Riegel) Taylor and came to Inverness in 1979 from East Islip, NY. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the wife of the late Dennis Isabelle who preceded her in death Dec 11, 1984. She is survived by her three children, Denise Keever and husband Larry of Pensacola Beach, FL; Gary Isabelle and wife Renee of Eustis, FL; Tomas Isabelle and wife Beverly of Crystal River; her brother and sister, Randolph Taylor and Barbara Thares; four grandchildren, Mikaela, Patrick, Taylor, and Nicole; She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald and two sisters, Grace and Jeanne. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday, Feb 21st , 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr Michael Smith, celebrant. Interment at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Reposing hours are at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 AM until leaving for the church at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Jentines (Bob) H Jackson, 77, Lecanto, FL
JENTINES "BOB" H. JACKSON, age 77, Lecanto, died July 8, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Bob was born on August 8, 1935 in Vance County, NC to the late Harvey J. and Carrie L. (West) Jackson. He served our country in the United States Army and was a postal clerk at the Inverness post office for over 32 years. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Crystal River. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois on December 25, 2012. Left to cherish his memory is his son Jay and wife Lisa Jackson and son Steven Jackson, all of Lecanto; his sister Victoria "Vi" Clark, TN and grandchildren Travis, Wayne, Paul and Luke Jackson as well as nieces and nephews. A tribute to Bob's life will be held on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will be private at the Florida National Cemetery.


Julia Jackson, 68, Floral City, FL
JULIA JACKSON, age 68, Floral City, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell-Bryant Hwy, in Hernando, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Julia was born on January 11, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. She was a merchandiser for CrossMark for 19 years. A loving Daughter, Mother and Grandmother, she enjoyed her church fellowship at Good Shepherd Lutheran, serving in many ministries. Her cat “Pretty Baby” was her constant companion. Survivors include her parents Eddie and Darlene Jenkins, Floral City; sons Troy (Linda) Jackson, Midland City, AL and Brad (Cathy) Jackson, Lugoff, S.C., her brother Joseph E. Jenkins, Floral City, and grandchildren James A. Doty, Chelsea Jackson, Jared Doty, Kayla Doty, Cadence Jackson and Parker Jackson. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lane. The family requests donations to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 439 E. Norvell-Bryant Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442 in lieu of flowers.


Maria A Jackson, 62, Hernando, Fl
Maria A. Jackson, 62 , of Hernando, Florida passed away Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Cuba on July 3, 1950 to Paulino and Hilda (Perezé) Magdalera. Maria came to the United States from Cuba when she was 12 years old, and arrived in this area in 1983, coming from St. Petersburg, Florda. She was a Dietary Waitress at Brentwood Nursing Home. Survivors include her loving husband of forty years, Richard F. Jackson. Other suriviors include one son Michael (Mary) Jackson of Germany; one daughter, Barbara Ann Jackson of Hernandon, Florida; mother Hilda Magdalera of Cuba, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida is in charge of arrangements.


Myrtle M Jackson, 87, Floral City, FL
Myrtle Marie Jackson, 87, Floral City, died Dec 17, 2013 at the HPH Hospice Facility in Lecanto. A native of Marion County, FL., she was born June 25, 1926 to the late Albert and Mary (Moore) Markham and had resided in Citrus County over 69 years. She enjoyed caring for children, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. Myrtle is survived by five children, Walter (Jerry) Steed, Jr. and wife Tarliece, Inverness; Larry Steed and wife, Renee, Floral City; Wayne Steed, Bushnell; Donald Steed and wife, Diane, Floral City; Elwyn Steed, Floral City; 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter Steed and Robert Jackson. A funeral tribute to Myrtle\\\'s life will be held on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will greet friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Sunday December 22, 2013 at the funeral home.


Richard F Jackson, 77, Hernando, Fl
RICHARD FRANCIS JACKSON, age 77, Hernando, died July 25, 2014 at his residence. Richard was born on September 21, 1936 in Paterson, NJ to the late Roger and Lauretta (Geroe) Jackson. He was a real estate broker. Survivors include his son Michael (Mary) Jackson from Germany and their sons Jeremy and Dillon Jackson; his daughter Barbara Ann Jackson (Donald Smith) from Hernando; granddaughter Elizabeth Jackson-Richter and her children Nathan, Layla, Julian Richter. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Pentti Jakama, 81, Inverness, FL
PENTTI JAKAMA, age 81, Inverness, was escorted by angels on his journey to be with the beauty and love beyond on July 8, 2012 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and his loving family. Pentti was born in Porvoo, Finland on November 25, 1930 to the late Iisak and Elsa Jakama. He was in the Finnish Merchant Marines and enjoyed coming to America so much that he finally decided to become a citizen. Pentti was a partner in the construction industry business of P&O Builders; some of their home projects were featured in "This Old House" publication. After retirement, he enjoyed golfing, cruises and fishing but especially liked playing poker with his many buddies. He was a member of the IRRU and Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Inverness Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Bonnie Jakama, Inverness, stepson Gregory (Lise) Leiser, CA; stepdaughter Lilly Rodia, Norwalk, CT, his brother Juhani Jakama, Finland; grandchildren Jeffrey and Anthony Leiser and Michelle (Todd) Turner and great-grandson, Dennis Rodia. Also surviving him are his sister-in-law Beatrice Powell, Edgewood, KY, nephews Thomas Kidd and Glen Edward; nieces Erjo (Timo) Partio and Pirjo (Lasse) Rakonemi, his business partners Ossie Lehtoniemi and Jerry Harris and beloved friends, Beverly Hayes, Laurie and David Choplinski and Desiree and David Brainerd. He was preceded in death by stepson Joseph Bruno and stepdaughter Kathleen Pelletier. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Ernest E James, 81, Inverness, FL
ERNEST EDWARD JAMES, age 81, Inverness, died November 7, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ernest was born on March 29, 1932 in Bath, ME to the late Ernest C. and Melva (Bixby) James. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. . Ernest was an iron worker for Iron Workers Local #292 in Michigan for over 35 years. He ws a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. A devoted family man, he also enjoyed woodworking and stained glass art. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Rose Marie James; sons Michael (Denise) James, Inverness and Robert (Carey) James, New Buffalo, MI; his daughter Terri Lee (Pat) Logan, Inverness; his siblings Kevin James, Bill James, Valerie Hincley, all of Wiscasset, ME; Frances Cray, Richmond, ME and Mamie Chapman, Dresden, ME; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Frank, George and a sister Iona. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to join the procession to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 PM.


Samuel L Jarrett, 81, Fritch, TX
Samuel Lewis Jarrett, 81, formerly of Inverness , now residing in Fritch, TX, died October 18, 2012 at Childer's Place under Hospice care in Amarillo. Sam was born on August 20, 1931 in Anderson, IN to the late George and Mary (Riggsby) Jarrett. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict, and retired after 26 years of active and reserve service. He was a District Manager for Sumter Electric Company for 15 years. Sam joined the Rotary Club of Inverness in 1974 and remained a member for over 20 years, serving as President during the 1991-1992 Rotary year. He received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award in March, 1992. He also was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Edna (Sorrells) Jarrett, Fritch, TX; 2 sons, Jonathan L. Jarrett, Fritch, TX; Timothy L. Jarrett and wife, Laurie, Inverness; 1 grandson Jonathan S. Jarrett and his wife, Kathie; 1 great-grandchild, Kimber Mae Jarrett. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 53 years, Ina Mae Jarrett in 2003. Sam's life will be honored at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Oct 24th at the First Christian Church of Inverness. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 AM until the hour of service.


Thomas E Jenkins, 83, Floral City, FL
Thomas Edwin Jenkins, age 83, Floral City, died June 4, 2014 at Woodland Terrace. A native Floridian, Thomas was born in Palm Harbor on March 9, 1931 to the late Guy B. and Mary Belle (Sutton) Jenkins. An excellent mechanic, who helped many of his friends and neighbors with their automotive problems, he was employed as an automotive service writer. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Thomas enjoyed pickin-n-grinnin, fishing and NASCAR racing. He was admired for being an adventurous food eater, especially spicy dishes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 60 years, Dora Darlene Jenkins, his son Joe Jenkins and fiancee Patty Summy, all of Floral City, brother Larry Jenkins, Dunedin and sister Virginia Worsham, Palm Harbor; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Graveside committal service will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Curlew Pioneer Cemetery next to the Curlew United Methodist Church in Palm Harbor. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Garry A Jensen, 54, Inverness, FL
Garry Arthur Jensen, 54, Inverness, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 26, 2012. He had bravely and victoriously battled non-Hodgkins lymphoma for four years. A native of Tampa, Fla., he was born Feb. 17, 1958, one of five sons, to the late Harry and Geneva (Appin) Jensen, and came to this area in 1980. He was an automotive technician, having worked for City Tire of Inverness (Firestone) for 19 years and also at C & S Auto Repair. Garry enjoyed gardening and was an avid fan of the Bucs, Gators and NASCAR. He will be remembered for his amazing love, kindness, care and concern for others. Above all, "Pappy" adored his wife and his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Deidre Jensen; three children, Kari (Ed) Peters of Lecanto, Cassie Peterson and Glen Conrad of Nisswa, Minn., and Audra (Kinch) Cato of Baton Rouge, La.; four brothers, Harry (Evelyn) Jensen, Barry (Jackie) Jensen, Larry (Valarie) Jensen, and Arie Jensen, all of Tampa; six grandchildren, Madison and McKala Peters, Siena and Chase Conrad, and Helen and Robert Jensen Cato; six nephews, Britt, Ryan, Larry Jr., Daniel and Bridgett Jensen and Jimmy Julian. A celebration of life for Garry is at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Adam Jones officiating. A reception at the church will follow the service. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family gladly accepts flowers, gifts or donations to The Lymphoma Society or Seven Rivers Christian School. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family


Beulah M Johnson, 91, Hernando, FL
BEULAH M. JOHNSON, age 91, Hernando, died October 21, 2013 under the care of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Beulah was born on January 5, 1922 in Springfield, IL to the late William and Dovie (Bennett) Stanberry. Beulah enjoyed being in the outdoors, tending her flower and vegetable gardens and canning her own produce. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 47 years, Joseph W. \"Bill\" Johnson, Hernando; her children Dovie Peaden, Okeechobee, FL, Donald Tankersley, Yellarville, AR, Dennis Tankersley, Clewiston, FL and Dick Tankersley, Dunnellon, FL, two stepdaughters, Judy and Wanda; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Tribute will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Fountains Memorial Park. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service.


George R Johnson, 94, Inverness, FL
GEORGE R. JOHNSON, age 94, Inverness, died June 18, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. George was born on October 18, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward and Theresa (Mullin) Johnson. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during WWII. George was employed by the City of New York as an marine and aviation auto engineman. He was a member of VFW 4337 and Suncoast Chapter of the DAV. He was very proud of his Irish and Danish heritage. Survivors include sons George (Ellen) Johnson, Hicksville, NY and Gary (Patrice) Johnson, Roseville, CA; daughters Judith (Dave) Wingate, Hernando and Cheryl Johnson, Inverness; brother John Johnson; sisters Delores Rapecis and Lorraine Johnson, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys and siblings Edward, Gerard and Marjorie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession forms for the church service at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


James H Johnson, 65, Inverness, FL
James Harmon Johnson, 65, Inverness, passed away Jun 21, 2011 in Avante' of Inverness. Mr. Johnson was born in Mullens West Virginia and came to this area 26 years ago from Winter Springs, FL. He was a retired District Sales Manager for Frito-Lay Foods with 36 years of service in Citrus County and the Snyders of Hanover warehouse in Inverness. Jim also served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Johnson, Inverness; 3 children, Jeremy and Travis Johnson, both of Orlando and Tammy Fluech of Ft. Myers, FL; 1 brother, Merle Johnson and 2 sisters, Virginia Palomars and Roxy Dean; 2 grandchildren: Jackson and Maggie Fluech. Graveside military honors will be rendered on Friday, July 1st at 2:30 PM from Florida National Cemetery with VFW Post 7122 officiating. Friends are invited to meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday at 1:30 PM to form the procession to the cemetery. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Friends of the Blueridge Parkway or the American Cancer Society.


Norma J Johnson, 71, Hernando, FL
Norma Jean Johnson, age 71, of Hernando, Florida, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, under the loving care of HPH Hospice House in Lecanto, FL, and surrounded by her family. She was born on August 8, 1940, in Wachulla, FL, to the late Francis Howze and Gertrude Allbaugh of Donalsonville, GA. She was a sister to Edward Howze, of Greenwood, Mississippi; and Nelma Faye, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Norma was a native Floridian and a longtime Citrus County resident who was married to the late Jimmy Hendry Johnson for 40 years. She was a homemaker and mother to Jeanne White and husband, Greg, of Orlando, FL, Cindy Larsen and husband, Wayne, of Lecanto, FL, Angela Oliverio and husband, Anthony, of Crystal River, FL; and a stepmother to Gary Johnson of Hernando, FL, and Jerry Johnson and wife, Cathy, of Sanford, FL. Norma was blessed with many grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren. She was loved by her family and many friends. She was a member of the congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 110 Central Avenue, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made c/o HPH Hospice Foundation ATTN: Donations 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory


Allan (Bob) R Johnson, Sr., 58, Bushnell, FL
ALLAN ROBERT (BOB) JOHNSON, SR., age 58, Bushnell, died October 3, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native Floridian, Bob was born in St. Petersburg, FL on June 16, 1955 to Amos (Bud) R. Johnson and Merilyn (Sweet) Johnson. Bob\'s entire working career was in law enforcement, having served in the Oviedo Police Department, Wildwood Police Department, as a Sumter County Sheriff\'s Deputy, Chief of Police of the City of Brooksville and ending his career as the Chief of Agricultural Law Enforcement for the State of Florida, with a total of 38 years service. A devoted family man, Bob enjoyed fishing, boating, being in the outdoors watching wildlife and especially liked BBQ grilling. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Kimberly; son Bobby Johnson, Jr., both of Bushnell; daughter Lisa (David) Kidd and granddaughter McKayley, Ocala, FL; mother Merilyn Johnson, Bushnell; brother Richard (Blanche) Johnson; his niece Brittany Johnson, her fiance Sam Saldana and his great-nephews Justin and Jordan Woods, all of Brooksville. He was preceded in death by his father Bud Johnson. A Requiem Eucharist Mass will be offered on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM from St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Bay Hill Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Memorial donations may be made in Bob\'s memory to St. Margaret\'s Episcopal Church (Feed the Hungry) ministry or State Law Enforcement Chief's Association, P.O. Box 13852, Tallahassee, FL 32317; (Bob Johnson Memorial Fund) in lieu of flowers.


Betty M Jones, 77, Inverness, FL
Betty Marie Jones, age 77, Inverness, died December 23, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Betty was born on March 5, 1935 in Lee County, VA to the late L. Canor and Oda Fleenor. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed camping, loved the beach and especially the Christmas season. Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years, Marlin Jones, Inverness, son James (Theresa) Jones, N.C., daughters Marlene (Robbie) Robinson, WA and Brenda K. (Robert) McKeehan, CA, brothers L.C., Kenneth, Donald and Carl Fleenor and her mother-in-law Ida Brown, 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Lester. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Dorthy H Jones, 77, Inverness, FL
Dorthy Helen Jones, 77, Inverness, died Sept 26, 2013. Mrs Jones was born in Breckenridge, MI on July 14, 1936 to the late George and Helen (Marr) Story and came to this area 36 years ago from St. Louis, MI. She was a member of the First Church of God in Inverness. She is survived by her children, Wallace Jones II and his wife, Cindy, Inverness; Robert E. Jones and fiancee Michelle Clark, Inverness; Autumn Bowers and her husband, John Jr., Eustis, FL; four sisters, Lois, Shirley, Bonnie, and Mary Lou; three grandchildren, Gator, Leslie, and Kyndel. She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Wallace Jones on Oct 9, 2002 and her sister, Phyllis Story. Other living relatives include Clara Jean Pitts and Judy Mann and their families. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Sept 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends for viewing at the time of service.


Henry C Jones, 69, Floral City, FL
Henry Chester Jones, 69, Floral City, died Jan 31, 2014. Mr. Jones was born Aug 17, 1944 in Miami, FL to the late Roy and Bernice Jones and moved to Florida in 2001 from Ohio. He was a Vehicle Homicide Investigator for Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department and a member of the New Testament Baptist Church where he sang in the choir. Additionally, he was a Vietnam Vet, serving in the U.S. Army for 6 years. Survivors include three children, Sandra Michelle Jones, Gainesville, FL; Alisa Ann Jones, Nashport, OH; Teri Pendley, Warsaw, OH; two sisters, Alice Fredrikson and Shirley Holden; 8 grand and 3 great grandchildren. A special thanks to Larry and Tammy Taylor as our extended family who cared for Dad for 11 years. Funeral services are scheduled at the New Testament Baptist Church Friday, Feb 7th at 12:30 with Pastor Ledford Hodges officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church on Friday from 11:30 AM until the hour of service. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory in charge.


Jimmie L Jones, 87, Inverness, Fl
Jimmie L. Jones, 87 of Inverness, Fl died Fri. Jan. 18 2012 at HPH Care Center, Lecanto, Fl. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Nancy C Jones, 67, Homosassa, FL
Nancy Carol Jones, age 67, Homosassa, died May 16, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Nancy was born on July 30, 1945 in Kansas City, KS to the late Gilbert and Elaine (Rose) Tuttle. She was employed as a paralegal in a law firm. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Michael Miller of Florida, Kevin Miller of Ohio, Jennifer Olejniczak of California and ten grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Douglas E Jones II, 35, Homosassa, Fl
Douglas Edward Jones II, 35, of Homosassa, Florida passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 in Lecanto. Douglas was born in Norfolk, Virginia on December 25, 1976 to Douglas and Debra (Miller) Jones. He arrived in the area in 1996, coming from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, and was an automobile mechanic for Citrus Kia, and attended Crystal River Church Of God. Douglas enjoyed coaching soccer, football, and baseball, and was Past President of Nature Coast Flag Football League. He loved spending time with his family and his children. Douglas is survived by his loving wife of seventeen years, Misty Jones. Other survivors include two sons, Codie and Zachary, of Homosassa; one daughter, Vanessa, of Homosassa; his parents, Douglas and Debra Jones of Lecanto, and one sister, Donna Jean Patat, of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Memorial services for Douglas will be scheduled by the family at a later date. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David P Jordan, 55, Hernando, FL
David Paul Jordan, 55, of Hernando, FL passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2014 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a car accident on Mar.26, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Sue Jordan; daughters Amanda Denson (Brandon) and Bethany Jordan; grandchildren Hannah, Jordan, Jacob and Emma Grace Denson. His constant companion, his beloved dog Otis; One brother, Mark Jordan (Bonnie) and sisters Eileen Floerke, Kathy Timberlake (Cole), and Pat Williams (Rick). He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Suzanne Jordan. David was born on Nov. 2,1958 and was raised on a farm in Dunedin, FL before moving to Citrus County. He married his High School sweetheart and fathered two beautiful daughters. David cared deeply for his family, taking care of his elderly father, Bill Jordan and his step-mother Peggy Jordan, when their health began fail. He was an extremely hard worker, putting in over 30 years as a vital member of the Deltona Corporation. David worked hard but knew how to enjoy life as well. He found pleasure in the mountains as well as on the water but his passions were spending quality time with his grandchildren and racing. When not indulging in his favorite pastimes, David was always in motion. There was never a project left unfinished. He truly was a special man. He was taken too soon and will be deeply missed by many. A Celebration of Life will be offered Friday, 2:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mr. Byron Henbest officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday at the funeral Home.


Kevin G Jordan, 51, Hernando, FL
Kevin G. Jordan, age 51, Hernando, died November 22, 2013 at his residence. Kevin was born on March 18, 1962 in New York City, NY to Glenn P. and Bettyjean (Starkie) Jordan. He was a histologist working for various hospitals. Left to cherish his memory are his parents Glenn and Bettyjean Jordan, his son Dylan Jordan and brother Scott Jordan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Walter \ Jordan, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
WALTER (BILL) R. JORDAN, 92 of Beverly Hills, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Bill was born on July 24, 1921 in Palisades, New York to the late Walter and Mildred (Tete) Jordan. He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Bill was a master mechanic and owned his own auto shop in Dunedin. After selling his shop, he moved to Citus County in 1975 where he worked many years as Service Manager for Brown-Heiskell Chrysler-Dodge-Plymouth. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Suzanne Welch Jordan, on March 18, 1988, his precious granddaughter, Candy Mae Jordan also in 1988 and his sister Muriel Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jordan of Beverly Hills; brother Albert Jordan and his wife, Diane of New York; sister-in-law Margaret Doran and brother-in-law Fr. Bill Welch, both from Arizona; his daughters: Eileen Floerke and Pat Williams and her husband Rick both of Beverly Hills; Kathy Timberlake and her husband Cole of Brandford, FL; his sons: Mark Jordan and his wife, Bonnie and David Jordan and his wife Sue, both of Hernando. Bill is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral services for Bill will be conducted on Friday, August 2nd at 10AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, with Rev. Doug Alexander of the New Church Without Walls, officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Marine Corps League Detachment #819. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday, August 1st from 6-8 PM.


Marvin C Josephsen, 79, Inverness, FL
Marvin Charles Josephsen, 79, Inverness, died Oct 4, 2012. Memorial Services are scheduled on Thurs, Oct 11th, 6:00 PM from Calvary Chapel Church in Inverness. Cremation arrangements will follow. Mr Josephsen was born on May 4, 1933 in Absecon, New Jersey to the late John and Ida (Hepler) Josephsen and moved here in 2005 from Alabama. He was a retired Minister of Musice and served out country in the U.S. Navy. He leaves to mourn his loss, 2 sons, Richard and Paul Josephsen; 3 daughters, Brenda Reid, Kathy Leslie, and Audrey Lawrence; one brother and sister, Fred Josephsen and Ruth Thomas; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness


Audrey K Joyce, 94, Inverness, FL
AUDREY KATIE JOYCE, age 94, Inverness, died October 10, 2012 under the loving care of family at Hospice House in Lecanto. The family wishes to thank the Hospice team for their devoted care. Audrey was born on September 29, 1918 in Hellertown, PA to the late Russell and Katie Werkheiser. She was a section manager for the New York City Department of Hospitals, serving in that position for over 30 years. She was Lutheran by faith. Survivors include her niece Jan Garbin, Inverness; nephew Russell Deitz, New Smyrna, FL; lifelong dear friends Jean Emrich-Wallace and her husband Jerry, Sheila Blanton and friend Libby Indelicato, all of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward in 1993. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Donations in Audrey's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Edith P Joyner, 105, Inverness & Chattahoochee, FL
Edith P. Joyner, age 105, was called home to our Lord on Sat, May 4, 2013 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center of Inverness. Mrs Joyner was born in Paducah, KY on Feb 8, 1908 to the late Joe and Josie (Jackson) Joiner and lived in Chattahoochee, Fl for many years, having retired from the Florida State Hospital after 21 years of service as a Nurses Aid. She was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee. She leaves to cherish her memory 10 grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, and 7 Great Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, her 4 children, Harold, Wayne, Verma (“Peewee”), and Louise and a grandchild, Donna Joyner Bracken. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, May 9th at 2:00 PM in Sneads, Florida at the Lanier-Andler Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Cottle officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Sneads, FL. The family will receive friends at the Lanier-Adler Funeral Home on Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service. Mrs Joyner's Inverness friends will be received on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL


Vernon L Kaiser, 80, Inverness, FL
VERNON LEE KAISER, age 80, Inverness, went to be with his Lord and Savior on June 26, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Vernon was born on September 28, 1932 in Evansville, IN to the late Victor and Lillian (Lynn) Kaiser. He served our country in the United States Army from 1953-1973, serving in Korea and Vietnam as an Army Ranger, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was employed by South Florida Water Management District retiring after 26 years. A born again Christian in February 1962, he enjoyed attending gospel quartet sings and loved to golf. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Mary Jo Kaiser, Inverness; his son, Kevin A. (Elaine) Kaiser, Floral City, FL; granddaughter Heather (Steve) Fleck; great-granddaughter, Aaliyah; siblings Barbara Ann (Dick) Pate, Dorothy (Gene) Hayden, all of Evansville, IN, William Joseph Kaiser, Panama City Beach, FL. He was preceded by a brother Jerry and a sister, Vicky Sue Mohon. A funeral tribute to Vernon will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Maria R Kanaris, 83, Homosassa, FL
MARIA R. KANARIS, age 83, Homosassa, died February 5, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born in Martins Ferry, OH on October 12, 1929 to the late George and Theone (Pantelis) Hellen. She was a restauranteur, having owned restaurants for over 50 years, currently Emily's in Homosassa. Not only a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a loving caregiver to many others, including her church family at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church in Lecanto. She was very active and served in the ministries in her church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 64 years, Rousso Kanaris, her son and daughter-in-law George and Deborah Kanaris, all of Homosassa; daughter and son-in-law Theone and Richard Friend, Long Beach, NY, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Peter, in September 1994 and all of her siblings, four brothers and a sister. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church. Interment will follow in Sylvan Abbey Memorial Gardens in Clearwater. The family will receive friends in visitation on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 5-7 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Julia A Kaufmann, 73, Inverness, FL
Julia Ann Kaufmann, age 73, died September 7, 2012 at her residence. Julia was born on September 21, 1938 in Savanna, IL to the late William and Julia Jensen. She was a Registered Nurse who was employed in the Panama Canal. Survivors include her four children, Anthony and Jeffrey Grippo, FL, Mark A. Grippo, Centennial, CO and Dena Grippo, Inverness and six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Peter C Kearney, 73, Homosassa, Fl
Peter C. Kearney, 73, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. He was born on May 13, 1940 in Norwalk, Connecticut to the late Thomas W. and Mary L. (Newman) Kearney. Peter was a Christian by faith, and an automobile mechanic. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, playing pool, and tinkering with cars. He is survived by sons David (Debra) Kearney of Homosassa, and Matthew (Jennifer) Kearney of Nashville, Tennessee, numerous brothers and sisters, and 8 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Betty L Keesling, 84, Floral City, FL
Betty Lou Keesling, age 84, Floral City died Sunday, November 6, 2011 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of New Castle, IN, she was born on August 11, 1927 to the late Carl Tutterrow and Pauline Kendall McKinsey and came to this area in 1978 from Henry County, IN. She was employed as a spot welder for General Motors Corp. for over 30 years. In 1949, she met and married Herbert Keesling and they shared a life together for over 62 years. A wonderful homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, needlework, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She liked playing bingo. Betty was active in the Floral City Lions Club. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Keesling, her son Victor (Kelly) Keesling and daughter Terri Sue (Roger) Clark, her sister Ruth LaBoyteaux; grandchildren Lindsey (Josh) Groves, Ross Keesling, all of Floral City; Jessie (Ryan) Waller, Inverness and Carl Clark, Floral City, stepgrandchildren Craig (Stephanie) Clark, Ashburn, VA, Channon (Jason) Robb, Owensville, IN and Chad (Stacy) Clark, Jonesboro, IN, three great-grandchildren and 12 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Edith Ditton. The family requests memorial gifts in Betty's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Alan E Kelehar, 57, Hernando, FL
Alan Edward Kelehar, age 57, Hernando, died June 12 2012 at his residence. Alan was born on March 5, 1955 in Miami, FL to Levy and Ruth Kelehar. He was employed as a truck mechanic. Survivors include his parents, Levy Kelehar and Ruth Rausch; sons Jesse (Jolayne) Kelehar and Casey (Katie) Kelehar and daughters Crystal Shaffer and Tammy Simmons; eight grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Mildred E Keller, 97, Inverness, FL
MILDRED KELLER, age 97, Inverness, died April 21, 2013. Mildred was born in Staten Island, NY on January 14, 1916 to the late John and Fannie (Stutz) Kline. She was the owner/operator of a rubber stamp company. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are dear friends, Judith and Phil Kirby of Hernando. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence in 1990 and brother Harry Kline and sister Ethel Federici. Private burial arrangements at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell is under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Violet H Keller(Tharp), 87, Floral City, FL
VIOLET H. KELLER, 87 of Floral City, died Jan. 19, 2012 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born on December 27, 1924 in Prairie du Chien, WI to the late Charles E. and Florence (Bovee) Sawvell, she came to Floral City in 1976 from Dubuque, Iowa. Violet and her husband, Lawrence Tharp, were the owners and operators of Tharp Music and Supply stores in Dubuque and Floral City. Violet attended the Inverness Church of God. She loved flowers and gardening, collecting dolls and hobby horses, going to garage sales and flea markets, playing bingo, and later in life she began oil painting. She leaves many of her paintings for her family to enjoy. Violet is survived by her husband, Wilbert Keller; her children: Bernadine M (John) Geer, Lawrence R. Tharp, Jr., Charles R. (Kim) Tharp, Deborah K. Grassel, Marilyn A. Smith; her sister, Evelyn Marrold; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and her special companion, dog Suzie. She was preceded in death by husbands Bernard Cathman, Lawrence R. Tharp and Lawrence Whitney; her son, Brian L. Tharp; her sister, Tillie Allington and three brothers, Elmer, Arnold, and Edward(Jr) Sawvell. Funeral service for Violet will be conducted on Monday, Jan 23rd at 2:00 PM at the Inverness Church of God with Rev. Larry Powers and Rev. Charles R. Tharp, officiating. Burial will follow at the Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will receive friends on Monday at 1:00 at the church until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Citrus County.


Michael P Kelley, 65, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL P. KELLEY, age 65, died July 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Michael was born on November 16, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the son of Douglas and Dorothy (Bandemer) Kelley. He was a truck mechanic for a construction company. Michael loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed boating, riding his Harley Davidson, racing dune buggies and snowmobiling in his native State of Michigan. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Flat Rock, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Tena Kelley; his father Douglas Kelley, Beulah, MI; sons Mike Kelley, New Boston, MI and Eric (Delite) Kelley, Umatilla, FL; his daughter Misty (Rick) Purves, Taylor, MI; stepsons Tim Wert, Haines City, FL and Steven Wert, Winter Haven, FL; brother Glenn Kelley, Tallahassee, FL; sister Sharon Athens, Riverview, MI; half-brother Douglas Kelley and half-sister Maureen Kelley, both of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Dorothy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Michael P Kelley, 65, Inverness, FL
MICHAEL P. KELLEY, age 65, died July 24, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Michael was born on November 16, 1948 in Detroit, MI, the son of Douglas and Dorothy (Bandemer) Kelley. He was a truck mechanic for a construction company. Michael loved being in the outdoors and enjoyed boating, riding his Harley Davidson, racing dune buggies and snowmobiling in his native State of Michigan. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Flat Rock, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 24 years, Tena Kelley; his father Douglas Kelley, Beulah, MI; sons Mike Kelley, New Boston, MI and Eric (Delite) Kelley, Umatilla, FL; his daughter Misty (Rick) Purves, Taylor, MI; stepsons Tim Wert, Haines City, FL and Steven Wert, Winter Haven, FL; brother Glenn Kelley, Tallahassee, FL; sister Sharon Athens, Riverview, MI; half-brother Douglas Kelley and half-sister Maureen Kelley, both of Michigan; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Dorothy. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Julian Kelly, 94, Inverness, FL
Julian Kelly, 94, Inverness, died July 10, 2011. A native of Cedar Key, FL., he was born on Aug 18, 1916 to the late Forrest and Catherine (Jump) Kelly and moved to Citrus County from Ocala in 1946. He was the retired manager for the Howard Phosphate and Ranching Company and a long time member of the Cattlemen’s Association. He is survived by 6 children, Milton F. Kelly and his wife, Sara; Julian “Pete” Kelly and his wife Delores, both of Inverness; Don Kelly and his wife Cheryl of Springhill, FL; Nancy Houle and her husband, John of Lakeland, Fl ; Patricia Archer and Sylvia Thomas and her husband F.N., both of Lecanto; his daughter in law, Nell Kelly;several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Julian was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Marion Kelly and 2 sons, Richard F. and Jon W. Kelly. Funeral services will be conducted on Wed. July 13th at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Richard Hart of the Crystal River First Assembly of God Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Gideons International, PO box 1183, Crystal River, FL 34423


Pauline G Kelly, 76, Crystal River, Fl
Pauline G. Kelly, 76, Crystal River died July 4, 2013 at home. Pauline was born on May 14, 1937 in New Brunswick, Canada to the late Sydney and Therese Dube. She was a retired educator, and a master gardener; whi enjoyed reading, the outdoors, telling stories and having a good time, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Kevin Kelly, Crystal River; 4 children, Peter Kelly (partner Elena Korepanova) of Maryland; Shawn Kelly (Tiffany) of Pennsylvania; Moira (David Torcoletti) Kelly of Massachusetts; Zeta Kelly (Randy) of Washington State; 9 brothers and sisters, Claude, Camille, George, and Gilbert Dube; Zita Murrell, Freda Halverson, Lorraine Dube, Lily Dube, and Denise Quon; 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The family had a memorial gathering on Saturday, July 6th at 3:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness. Cremation arrangements will follow.


Maxine Kemper, 86, Homosassa, Fl
Maxine Kemper, age 86, Homosassa, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County care at the Hospice Hosue in Lecanto. Maxine was born on December 20, 1925 in Somerset, KY to the late John D. and Delphia Sipple. She came to this area in 1974 from Pinellas County. A homemaker, she is survived by her son, Alan R. Kemper of Homosassa. Private cremation arrangements.


William W Kendall, 64, Inverness, Fl
William W. "Pete" Kendall, age 64, Inverness, died February 22, 2014 at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Pete was born on April 14, 1949 in Fort Pierce, FL to the late William M. and Doris Jean Kendall. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. Pete was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Inverness for 31 years. He was a NASCAR racing fan and enjoyed fishing and watching professional wrestling. He also served as a member of the Citrus County Sheriff's Posse and Citizen's On Patrol. Left to cherish his memory are sons Pete Michael (Danielle) Kendall, NC, Jeremiah Kendall, FL; daughters Nancy Kendall, TX and Mallarina Thornton, FL; his former spouse, Donna; brothers Leonard (Mary Frances) Kendall and Charles Kendall; sister, Sissy Garwood; four grandchildren, Christina Smith, Hayleigh Turner, Kalvin and Ty Kendall; six great-grandchildren. The family invites friends to join them for a celebration of life and tribute to Pete on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. Please consider a donation in Pete's memory to American Heart Association online in lieu of flowers.


Etta J Kendrick, 88, Lecanto, FL
ETTA JO KENDRICK, age 88, Lecanto, died October 31, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County House under the loving care of her family and the hospice staff. Etta Jo was born on July 23, 1924 in Batesville, AR to the late James and Florence Kirby. Etta Jo served our country in the United States Marine Corp as a stenographer and court reporter; she was extremely proficient in Gregg shorthand. A graduate of FSU with a degree in home economics, she was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and traveling. She was a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallhassee. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Barnes R. Kendrick, Sr.; four sons Barnes R. Kendrick, Jr. (Karen) Jacksonville, FL, James E. Kendrick (Therese), Inverness, Franklin D. Kendrick, Tallahassee, FL, and Shawn Culbertson, Sopchoppy, FL; her daughter Lelia E. Kendrick, Jacksonville; brother Jack Kirby, St. Marks, FL, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. A celebration tribute to Etta Jo's life will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations in Etta's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Sharon K Kennemur, 68, Floral City, Fl
Sharon K. Kennemur, 68, of Floral City, Florida passed away Monday, November 26, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. Sharon was a retired Manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Largo, Florida. Sharon loved gardening, and was an avid animal lover. She also collected coins and stamps, and enjoyed reading. She was preceeded in death by her sister, Kathy. Survivors include her loving husband of eleven years, William Weatherholtz. Other survivors include three daughters, Sherry Lynn (Calvin) Fields of Little Rock, AR, S. Michelle Meadows of Inverness, and Susan Elizabeth Meadows of Clearwater, FL; three half-sisters, Linda, Ava, and Vicky; brother-in-law Gene Weatherholtz; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Ella P Kenning, 92, Inverness, FL
Ella Pauline Kenning, 92, of Inverness passed away October 11, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. She was born in Janesville, Illinois, September 26, 1921 to Mae Phipps Harmon. Sadly her mother died when she was only 5 years old and she lived with her Grandfather who she loved dearly, Elmer Phipps, on the small family farm with the train tracks running along side. She met Robert (Bob) Kenning at the Roller Rink one Saturday in Peoria and they married on June 21, 1941 at St. Joseph's Church in Peoria, Illinois. With both fun and heartache along the way, they raised six children and the usual household of the kids' dogs, cats, chickens, birds, hamsters and turtles. She loved "critters" of all sorts and you often found her out feeding the birds and squirrels. Always an artist at heart, she owned small ceramic studios through the years, continued to paint on canvas with both oil and acrylics, dabbled in porcelain and gifted her "Mom art" to all of us. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Bob, and her eldest son, Robert Anthony (Tony) Kenning. She is survived by her daughters Mary Beth Licata, Deborah Kenning, Jean Dorn, Robin Kenning and her son Richard Kenning. She was always happy to tell you all about her 11 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren (and 1 that will be here in December to make 14!) and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Our thanks go to Hospice of Citrus County for their loving care of our Mom and to Jo-Ann Mussa from Our Lady of Fatima for her spiritual care. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. She is in the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness. Her urn will be entombed privately in the columbarium of the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, next to her loving husband Bob.


Dorothy Kenyon, 92, Ft. Meyers, FL
Dorthy Kenyon, 92, Ft Meyers, FL., formerly of Inverness, FL died Sep 8, 2013. A native of Clifton, NJ., born to the late Peter and Jennie (Rozendall) Vander Platt and moved to Florida in 1976 from Hawthorne, NJ. She retired from Citrus Memorial Hospital (Admitting Clerk) and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxillary and Order of Eastern Star. Her husband, Charles Kenyon, preceded her in death Dec 23, 2011. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Kenyon and wife Chris of Ringwood, NJ and Thomas Kenyon and wife, Sandy of Lavallette, NJ and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL., Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Dorothy Kenyon, 92, Ft. Myers, Fl
Dorothy Kenyon, 92, Ft Meyers, FL., formerly of Inverness, FL died Sep 8, 2013. A native of Clifton, NJ., born to the late Peter and Jennie (Rozendall) Vander Platt and moved to Florida in 1976 from Hawthorne, NJ. She retired from Citrus Memorial Hospital (Admitting Clerk) and was a member of VFW Ladies Auxillary and Order of Eastern Star. Her husband, Charles Kenyon, preceded her in death Dec 23, 2011. She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Kenyon and wife Chris of Ringwood, NJ and Thomas Kenyon and wife, Sandy of Lavallette, NJ and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Private burial in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL., Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL


Charles F Kenyon, Jr., 91, Inverness, FL
Charles F. Kenyon, Jr., 91, Inverness, died Dec 23, 2011 in the Citrus Co. Hospice House, Lecanto. Born in Paterson, NJ. to the late Charles and Ruth (Struck) Kenyon, Sr., he came to Florida in 1976 from Hawthorne, NJ where he retired as the Chief of Police with 26 years of service. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WW II, seeing action at Kwajalein Atoll, Tinian, Saipan, and Iwo Jima. Mr. Kenyon was a Master Mason, Life Member of VFW Post in Hawthorne, and Life Member of 4th Marine Division Association. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Kenyon; 2 sons, Robert C. (Chris) Kenyon, Ringwood, NJ and Thomas P. (Sandy) Kenyon, Lavallette, NJ; 1 brother, Donald of Chicago; 1 sister, Helen Woodward, Oakland, NJ; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Robert and his sister, Dorothy Sabbagh. Following cremation, he will be laid to rest in Florida National Cemetery. Memorials being accepted by Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464 Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Jewel Kern, 79, Inverness, FL
JEWEL KERN, age 79, Inverness, died Thursday, October 6, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. A lifelong Floridian, she was born on September 25, 1932 in Palatka, FL to the late Newton and Bonnie (Johns) Glissen. She was a homemaker and member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Survivors are her three sons, Steve and wife Becki Kern, Tampa, Mark and wife Mia Kern, Orlando and Russ and wife Sherry Kern, Ocala, five grandchildren and a dear friend, Shirley Pyle. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas P. Kern after 58 years of marriage on July 31, 2011. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Thomas P Kern, 78, Inverness, FL
Thomas P. Kern, 78, of Inverness, died Sunday July 31, 2011 . He was born on September 10, 1932 in Allentown, PA to the late Russell H. and Hilda (Alder) Kern. He arrived in this area in 1986 coming from Tampa. Mr. Kern was a retired Tampa police officer; the retired Director of the Law Enforcement Academy at the Withlacoochee Vo-Tech and Baptist by faith. Tom is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Jewell; 3 sons: Steve (Becki) Kern of Tampa , Mark (Mia) Kern of Orlando, and Russ (Sherry) Kern of Ocala; his sister Lucille Poh of Ocala and 5 grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Mr. Kern, is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:00 am at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory Inverness.


Anthony P Kershner, Jr. , 75, Inverness, FL
Anthony "Paul" Kershner, Jr., age 75, died Wednesday, February 7, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Paul was born on October 6, 1936 in Staunton, Virginia to the late Anthony P. Kershner, Sr. and Mamie (Price) Kershner. He served our country in the United States Navy. Paul was general manager of several movie theatres in the Washington, D.C. area. Survivors include a niece, Brady Rowe, Emmitsburg, MD and dear friends Susan and Sam Warren, Beverly Hills. He was preceded in death by his only son, Paul "Chad" Kershner on 01/12/2006. Private cremation arrangements.


James J Keyte, 44, Inverness, Fl
James (Jimmy) John Keyte, 44 of Inverness, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on July 2, 1968 in Royal Oak, Michigan. Jimmy arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Pompano Beach, Florida, and was owner and operator of Inverness Air Conditioning and Heating. He attended Inverness Church of God, and enjoyed fishing, and spending time with his children and family. He is survived by two sons, Jackson R. and Benjamin E. Keyte, who reside with their mother in Boca Raton, Florida; his parents, John and Barbara Keyte of Hernando, Florida; one sister, Wendy W. (Jerry) Angione of Port St. Lucie, Florida; two grandmothers, Evelyn Knight and Rene Poe; two nephews, Andrew and Aaron; and one niece, Angelica. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carolyn D Kiefer, 79, Floral City, FL
On April 17, 2014, Floral City lost one of its lights as Carolyn “Carol” Kiefer, 79, slipped away peacefully from this world to the next surrounded by her family of friends. Formerly of West Palm Beach, Florida, she was born August 17, 1934 in Cranbury New Jersey, a Daughter of the late Earl Frank Danser, Sr. and Gladys “Happy” Danser nee Hand. As a young woman, she lived on the family farm where they grew potatoes and grains. She learned to ride and care for horses which became her passion. A part of the local equine community, she spent much of her time with her two loves Franklin and Danser. Carol, always being in great shape and active, was still riding past her 79th Birthday. She enjoyed each day and everything around her. She loved her family and friends with a rare sincerity. She will be dearly missed by her immediate family, her family of friends, her PBSO family, and especially by her furry family - Danser, Franklin, Happy, Sage and Russell. Prior to retirement in 1997 she was employed for 20 years as a consolidation specialist by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and earlier in her career she worked in classified and legal advertising for the Palm Beach Post. She is survived by her son, Ryan Kiefer; her sister, Minerva Baldwin (Earl); nieces and nephews, Carol Simon (Michael), Gail Dyer (James), Terri Shanko, Earl Danser, Frank Danser, Kevin Danser and Sally Kominsky; dear cousin, Cindy Vanderbeck (Frank); other family and countless friends. She is predeceased by her brother, Earl F. Danser, Jr. Carol was often heard saying “love and light”, which is how she chose to live her life. If you knew Carol your life was brighter with her by your side. The family would like to thank everyone that supported and loved Carol as her cancer progressed. A special thank you to the following for going above and beyond: Arbor Trail and Hospice of Citrus County; Cherished Friends, Linda and Gil Gates, Ginger Leis, Cathy Milano, Debbie Rigg, Barbara Robinson, Cathy Rotola and Daren, Lisa and Peter Sansone and Jennifer Forsyth. Relatives and friends are invited to Carol’s celebration of life at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM, located at 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, Fl 34450 Phone 352-726-8323. Friends will be received in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Horse Protection Association of Florida, Inc. 20690 NW 130th Ave., Micanopy, FL 32667. Federal Tax Identification Number 65-0191969.


Glenn A Kilgus, 81, Inverness, FL
Glenn Arthur Kilgus, 81, of Inverness, went to be with his Savior on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. Glenn was born on October 12, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He retired to Florida in 1994. He was a graduate of Jahn Elementary, Lane Tech and North Park College. Glenn was employed by Cotter & Company (True Value National Corporate Headquarters) for 30 years, holding the position of Maintenance Supervisor. He has served as a Board Member for the Friends of the Senior Center, the American Heart Association and the Citrus Memorial Annual Fundraising Ball Committee, for which he was an Annual Patron Donor. He was a Charter Member of the Mopar Car Club, Citrus American and Italian Club and the Highland Civic Association. For many years, Glenn delivered meals on wheels for Citrus County. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and a member of TOPS, achieving the status of Chapter King in 2008. He enjoyed bowling in leagues at Sportsman Bowl. Glenn was Christian by faith and attended Our Lady of Fatima Parish. His life long hobby of making clocks was a much enjoyed pastime. If you were a good friend of his, chances are you are the owner of one of his clocks. His clocks always came with a lifetime guarantee of repairs. Glenn donated many clocks for fundraisers, he sold none of them, he just enjoyed making them. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Kilgus and Helen (Flint) Kilgus and his brother, Alfred Kilgus. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Rose, and her children: Anita Rose Beinor of Inverness, David Walter Greenwell of Bristol, WI and Donald Greenwell of Chicago, IL. There are 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, John (Marlene) Veloria and Robert (Joni) Veloria who reside in Chicago. Glenn has one cousin, Ronald (Dena) Kilgus, Winnetka, IL and his beloved cat \"Snoopy.\" He will be missed by a multitude of close friends in both Florida and Illinois; he enjoyed vacationing in Ormond and Daytona several months each year. A Funeral Tribute to Glenn will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Kenneth K Kincaid, 92, Inverness, FL
Kenneth K. Kincaid, age 92, Inverness, died May 13, 2014 at his residence. Ken was born on January 24, 1922 in Kathryn, WV to the late Theodore and Eliza (O'Connor) Kincaid. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII, landing on the beach in Normandy on D-day and was wounded in action, receiving a Purple Heart. After the war ended, he returned to work in the coal mines, then was employed as a machinist for General Motors. Ken is survived by his son Kertner and wife Cynthia Kincaid of Hernando, their children Amy, Beth, Tabitha, Jennifer, Eric and Joey as well as 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Kincaid in 2008 after 63 years of marriage. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Michael M Kinder, 64, Floral City, FL
MICHAEL M. KINDER, age 64, Floral City, died March 14, 2014. Michael was born on September 17, 1949 in Madison, WV to the late Bobby and Thelma (Mullins) Kinder. He was a commercial house painter by trade. Michael is survived by his wife, Robin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Jan M King, 61, Tampa, FL
JAN MARIE KING, age 61, Tampa and formerly of Inverness died February 16, 2014 at her residence. Jan was born on September 4, 1952 in Columbus, OH to the late Harry E. and Roberta (Caskey) Roederer. She was a team leader and supervisor for Computer Generated Solutions. She enjoyed fishing, doing crafts such as macrame and shopping, especially for items for her elephant collection. Left to cherish her memory are her children Jason Thompson and his companion Lisa Cunningham, Tampa; Cynthia and her husband Keith Perez, Ruskin, FL; grandchildren Ryan and Nathan Thompson and Andrew and Alyssa Perez; her former spouse Gary Thompson. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward S. King and a sister, Diane Severino. The family invites friends to join them for a graveside committal service on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, they may meet at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness at 1:15 PM to form the procession to the cemetery.


Debra A Kingdon, 57, Inverness, Fl
Debra A. Kingdon, 57, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Arbor Trail Nursing Home, Inverness. She was born on November 27, 1954 in Great Lakes, Illinois to Marvin M. Kingdon, Jr. and Faith I. (Silva) Kingdon of Inverness. Debra arrived in the area in 2011, coming from Canyon, Texas. Debra was a cashier for Ace Hardware Stores, and was a Catholic who attended Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. She enjoyed making jewelry, baking, and going to yardsales. In addition to her parents, Debra is also survived by one son, Samson (Terra) M'Laker of Amarillo, Texas; one daughter, Michelle (Jose) Quintana of Anchorage, Alaska; two brothers, Marvin “Butch” Kingdon III of San Lorenzo, California, and James Kingdon of Fair Oaks, California; two sisters, Melanie Crain of Inverness, Florida and Leanne Sample of Sycamore, Illinois; three grandchildren, Jose, Brianna, and Brayden. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Karl Kintz, 72, Amherst, VA
KARL KINTZ, age 72, died February 25, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Karl was born on September 17, 1941 in Lima, OH to the late John and Dorothea (Kohl) Kintz. Karl worked in many capacities throughout his lifetime, but truly enjoyed his work as a leather manufacturer. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, trap and skeet shooting. He also liked spending time with his horses. He and his wife Sheryl spent several months each year in the Inverness, Florida area with other family members. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 34 years, Sheryl Kintz; his son Karl Andrew and his wife Mary Kintz, his daughter Kimberly Shore, both of Apex, NC; stepdaughter Michele and her husband Steven Moore, Glen Rock, PA; sisters-in-law Carol and her husband Robert Dray, Niles, OH and Catherine and her husband George Wells, Quincy, OH; grandchildren Justin Shore and Jacob and Joshua Kintz. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Kenneth J Kirkey, 80, Inverness, FL
KENNETH "KEN" KIRKEY, age 80, of Inverness, FL passed away April 15, 2013 at his residence. Ken was born on April 27, 1932 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He was a retired pipefitter. Over his lifetime, Ken built several homes for himself and his family. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 42 years, Loraine Kirkey; his children, Tamara Irvin, CO, Laura (John) Bryll, CA, Jill (Jim) Spoelman, Kevin (Denise) Virtue, Scott (Shannon) Virtue, all of Fruitport, MI; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; Brother-in-Law Gerald (Kathy) Lundquist, FL; Sister-in-Law Helga Kirkey, MI and Daughter-in-Law Stacy LaNore, MI. He was preceded in death by his sons Daniel Kirkey and Darren Kirkey. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of private arrangements. There will be a service held later in Michigan. The family requests remembrance donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Staci A Kline, 50, Inverness, FL
STACI A. KLINE, age 50, died May 7, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice while a beautiful sunset lit up her transition. Staci was born on May 6, 1964 in Elmira, NY. An advocate for education, she served in the Carthage, NY Central School System as an elementary principal. She also excelled as a music teacher, playing both base and the euphonium and was involved in school organizations and community theater. Staci enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and boating. She battled her many health issues with courage, poise and grace. Left to cherish her memory is her lifetime partner of 26 years, Sue Whitney; brothers Joseph (Shannon) Kline, Charlotte, NC; sister Kandi (Daniel) Ranson, Huntersville, NC; brother-in-law, Lee Michael (Deborah) Whitney, Inverness; sister-in-law, Ann (Douglas) O\'Connor, Highland Mills, NY; nieces Melissa and Heather and nephews Jacob, Andrew, Cooper, Conor, Zachariah, Adam, Michael, Donald and great-nephew Gavin, Michael, Wade, Chad and Karl. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald M. Kline. A kind and compassionate person, she will be deeply missed by all of those whose lives she touched in her short time here. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. A further celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clayton, NY with a reception following at the Clayton Opera House. Please consider donations in Staci\'s memory to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465 in lieu of flowers so that they may continue giving to others the special care they gave to our beloved Staci. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Bonney L Klotz, 65, Inverness, FL
BONNEY LEA KLOTZ, age 65, Inverness, went peacefully to Heaven on May 6, 2014 at her residence under the loving care of her family. Bonney was born on April 18, 1949 in Norwalk, CT to the late Frank and Elsa (Zinser) Fitch. Bonney loved music, her dog "Champ" and had a passion for birds. She especially liked having "girl time" and having fun with her friends and daughters. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Christina (husband Joseph) Pisciotta of AL, Victoria Pendleton, Jaclyn Klotz (fiance Scott Singer) both of Inverness and their father, John Allen Klotz; and Melissa Smith, who she considered a daughter; brothers Scott and Steven Fitch and sisters Isabella (Dave) Hopp and Annette Suares, all of Nowalk, CT; four granddaughters Hannah, Hayden, Hayla and Serenity. A celebration and tribute to Bonney's life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider donations in Bonney's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270 , Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Leo F Knecht, Jr., 57, Dunnellon, Fl
Leo F. Knecht, Jr., 57, of Dunnellon, Florida died Monday, April 9, 2012. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David E Knight, 56, Hernando, Fl
David E. Knight, 56, of Hernando, Florida passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his residence in Hernando. He was born on March 26, 1956 in Worcester, Massachutsetts and was a long distance truck driver. David arrived in this area in 2004, and was a member of Gulf to Lake Baptist Church in Crystal River. He was an avid bass fisherman; winning several fishing competitions. He also enjoyed reading, and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his parents, Harvey and Jeanne Parsons of Inverness, Florida; two brothers, Leal Knight of Saginaw, Texas, and Andrew Metten of Charleston, West Virginia; two sisters, Michelle C. JOnes of Hernando, Florida and Fran Knight of Lake Worth, Florida; and three grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial has been scheduled by the family on Friday, December 21, 2012, 10:00 AM at Gulf to Lake Baptist Church. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Kenneth C Knight, Sr. , 92, Floral City, FL
KENNETH CARTER KNIGHT, age 92, Inverness, died Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Crown Court. A native of Elm Grove, W.V., he was born on July 18, 1919 to the late James F. and Bertha (Otte) Knight. Ken served our country in the United States Army. He was the owner/operator of his own radio and T.V. repair shop. Ken was a member of Fort Cooper Baptist Church. Survivors include his grandchildren, James Edward Knight, Jr. (Susan), Kenneth George Knight (Tracy), Sheila Knight Palumbo (Paul), Christine Denise Carlson (Rick) Bobby Knight (Michelle) Casey Knight (Rhonda) and David Knight; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, his devoted friend, Diane Mattern and two daughters-in-law Christina Knight and Rosemarie Knight. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Devella in 1983, a companion Lawanda Starr, his sons, Kenneth C. Knight, and James E. Knight, Sr., daughter-in-law Katharine Knight and a grandson, J.D. Knight. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Ken's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Sylbil Knighten, 68, Homosassa, Fl
Sylbil Knighten, 68, of Homosassa, Florida passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 12, 1944 in Palmetto, Florida to the late Wallace and Grace (Sutton) Pate. Sylbil was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1972, coming from the Ocala and Plant City areas, and was a member of Grandview Church in Dunnellon. She enjoyed quilting and gardening. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve and Mark, two sisters, Eileen and Diane, and one grandchild. She is survived by her loving husband of fifty-two years, William Knighten. Other survivors include three sons, Terry (Michelle) Knighten of New Braunfels, Texas, Dennis (Ronnč) Knighten of Crestview, Florida, and Robin (Angil) Knighten of Homosassa; one brother, Grant Pate of Naples, Florida; four sisters, Wanda Alderman of Lakeland, Florida, Tharice Blair of Hernando, Florida, Helen Hargas, of Kissimmee, Florida, and Sandy Gentry of Weeki-Wachee, Florida; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida is in charge of the arrangements.


Ethel W Knighton, 91, Inverness, FL
Ethel W. Knighton, 91, died Jan 7, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Mrs Knighton was born Jan 24, 1922 in Terre Haute, IN and moved to Citrus County from Ormand Beach. She was a retired school teacher. Mrs Knighton is survived by 2 sons, Allen Knighton of Hernando, FL and Ronald Knighton of Lakeland, FL; 1 sister, Beth Harrison, Lakeland, 4 grandchildren. Funeral services and a family gathering is scheduled for Sunday, Jan 12th at 10:30 am from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lake Wales City Cemetery.


Delores E Knopp, 80, Inverness, FL
Delores Elfleda Knopp, age 80, died December 6, 2012 at her residence. A native of Waco, TX, she was born on October 3, 1932 to the late Henry and Fern Lucas. She was employed by Sun Trust Bank as a customer service representative for over 20 years. Delores is survived by three sons, Cecil "Jim" Haney, Lutz, FL, Harold "Pete" Hancock, Clearwater and Chris Brewer, Crystal River, FL, a sister Betty Ratsch, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Harry S Knott, 85, Floral City, FL
HARRY S. KNOTT, age 85, Floral City, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Harry was born on September 29, 1926 to James R. and Beatrice (Foster) Knott in Hudson, NY. He served our country in the United States Navy. Harry worked in shipping for Huyck Woolen Mills until it closed; then was a truck driver for Crawford Overhead Door until he retired. He moved to Florida in March 1992 from Rensselaer, NY. He was of the Episcopal faith. He was active in the American Legion Post #155 of Crystal River, Eagles of Inverness and Floral City Post #7122 Men's Auxiliary. He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche in February of 2004, and two sisters, Pearl and Bertha of New York. He is survived by his grandaughter, Toni Mills- Smith and husband, Edward of Inverness; 2 great grandchildren, Abigail and Connor Mills-Smith; 1 step daughter, Edna Johnson of Floral City; 1 sister Sarah C. Smith of Inverness and two brothers, Leonard Knott, Watervliet, NY and James Knott, Coxsacki, NY. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, July 21st at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Eugene Reuman of St Margaret's Episcopal Church officiating. Military honors with burial will follow from Florida National Cemetery on Monday, July 23rd at 12:30 PM. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Robert N Kofsuske, 78, Inverness, FL
Robert N. “Bob” Kofsuske, 78, Inverness, died July 11, 2013 at Woodlands Terrace in Hernando. A native of Manchester, NH., he was born Feb 9, 1935 one of three children, to the late Richard and Josephine (Sewasky) Kofsuske and came to Florida in 1990 from Lakeville, CT. He was a retired art instructor in the elementary school system and Catholic by faith. He is survived by his brother, Richard of Inverness. Private arrangements and burial will be in Meriden, CT at Sacred Heart Cemetery


Marion C Kohl, 91, Inverness, FL
Marion C. Kohl, 91, Inverness died Sep 11, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in the Hospice Unit. Mrs Kohl was born in Long Island, NY to the late Edward and Lila Sherman and came to Florida in 1987 from there where she retired from the Long Island Lighting Co with over 20 years of service. She attended the Lutheran Church. Her husband, Edgar Kohl predeceased her on May 24, 2002. She is survived by a cousin, Doris Schreck of Long Island. Services are Monday, Sept 16th at 10:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


John S Kowalewski, 69, Inverness, FL
JOHN WALTER KOWALEWSKI, 69, Inverness, died February 26, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on March 13, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Genevieve (Siwinski) Kowalewski. A very outgoing and social person, he enjoyed his work as a policeman; he also worked special security details after 9/11, and as a long distance truck driver and landscaper. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, boating and kayaking. John was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish his memory are cousins Jessica and Joe Wigley, Madeline Kowalewski, Gregory Siwinski, Edmund Siwinski, Diane Fiscina, Donna Barrett, James Siwinski, Danny Siwinski, Trudy Carey, Jennifer and Joseph Wigley, Ana and Mai Siwinski and Stephanie King as well as many other extended family members and devoted friends. Mass of Christian Burial offered on Friday, March 8th at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Carl T Koza, 66, Inverness, FL
CARL THOMAS KOZA, age 66, Inverness, died April 20, 2013 at Oak Hill Hospital in Springhill. Carl was born on December 23, 1946 in Akron, OH to the late Carl W. and Elizabeth (Anger) Koza. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Carl worked in the maintenance department at Kent State University for 30 years. He was an avid Buckeye and Brown's fan. Carl enjoyed boating and fishing; he was an excellent chef who had a beautiful garden every year and also enjoyed working in the field of carpentry. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 28 years, Dianna Koza; step-son Daniel Clapp, Truth or Consequences, NM; step-daughter Angela Meyer, Dallas, GA; his brother Gary (Jane) Koza, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and sisters Judy Nichols, Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Janet (Todd) Dean, Canton, OH and grandchildren Ashley and Zackery Clapp, both of whom resided with him and Bradley Clapp. A celebration of life tribute will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church of Inverness with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. A second celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Ohio.


Richard Kramer, 79, Floral City, FL
Richard "Dick" Kramer, age 79, Floral City, died June 29, 2011. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Richard was a native of Ohio. He retired from GTE. He was a member of the American Legion Post #155 of Crystal River and a U.S. Army veteran. He loved to sing karoake and was known as the "Drugstore Cowboy." He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Shirley Kramer; four daughters, Debbie Hamlett, Becky Bradley, Linda Bozeman and Cindy Causey; three step-daughters and two step-sons. He had 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, nieces Sherry Long, Sue Heitfield and nephews Gary Burger, Tom Burger and Dennis Burger. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Fitzwater and Vera Burger.


Anna K Krause, 86, Inverness, FL
Anna Kathryn Krause, 86, Inverness, passed on Feb 14, 2013 in Tampa General Hospital. Mrs. Krause was born in Wellsboro, PA on Oct 7, 1926 to the late Albert and Matilda Hunter and moved to Citrus County from Tampa. She was a former pharmacy technician at Oak Park Pharmacy in Tampa and attended the First Church of God in Inverness. She was a very sociable person, outgoing and laughing, truly a "people's person." She is survived by her two sons, Robert (Sonya) Krause of Zephyrhills, FL and William (Carol) Krause of Burnsville, NC; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; her brother, Milford Krause, Inverness and sister Florene Benedict, Wellsboro, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Krause in 2006, her brother Arnold and sister Alverta Stout. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may join the procession at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home at 1:15 PM.


Lester E Krum, 95, Inverness, Fl
Lester E. Krum, Sr., 95, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto, Florida. He was born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania on February 26, 1918 to the late Charles and Grace (Kline) Krum. Lester was a Service Representative for Chrysler Corporation, and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from North Port, Florida. He was a methodist, and loved working on race cars, NASCAR, and boating outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Betty Krum of Inverness. Other survivors include two sons, Lester E. (Agnes) Krum, Jr. of Milton, Florida, and Dennis (Karen) Krum of Naples, Florida; one daughter, Leslie (John) Brusik of Inverness; one brother, James Krum; six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Joseph Kucharewicz, 61, Lecanto, FL
Joseph Kucharewicz, age 61, Lecanto, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence. Joseph was born on May 1, 1950 in Methuen, MA to the late Benjamin and Alice Kucharewicz. He was a communications technician for AT&T and Lucent Technologies in their manufacturing division. Surviving him is his nephew, Mark St. Pierre, Lancaster, NH. Private cremation arrangements.


Joseph F Kuefner, Jr., 71, Dunnellon, FL
Joseph F. Kuefner, Jr. age 71, Dunnellon died August 2, 2012 at his residence. Joe was born on June 24, 1941 in Long Island City, NY to the late Joseph F. and Evelyn Kuefner. He served our country in the United States Army. Joe was a conductor on the Long Island Railroad. Survivors include his son, Joseph F. Kuefner, III of Crystal River, FL and daughter Kelly Ann Felice, Port Jefferson Station, NY and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madeline A. Kuefner in 2006. A military graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:30 AM until the procession forms to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kurt P Kuettner, 93, Inverness, FL
Kurt P. Kuettner, 93 of Inverness, died Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany on February 25, 1920 to the late Kurt and Louise Kuettner. Kurt was a WWII Naval Veteran and served seven years as a Chief Petty Officer. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Kuettner. His survivors include his wife, Hildegard Kuettner; daughter Linda (Martin) Popp, daughter in law, Dorothy Kuettner; 5 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Kuettner will be laid to rest at a later date in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert F Kushnereit, Sr., 85, Floral City, FL
ROBERT F. KUSHNEREIT, Sr., age 85, Floral City, died January 6, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Robert was born on August 10, 1928 in Aliquippa, PA to the late Fred and Freda (Petzold) Kushnereit. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Robert was a steel worker for L.T.V. steel company in Aliquippa for over 38 years. He was a past Master of the Masonic Woodlawn Lodge #672. After his relocation to this area, he enjoyed cooking for the local Italian clubs and playing golf. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Irene Kushnereit; his son Robert (Tris) Kushnereit, Jr., Houston, PA; daughters Karin (Robert) Zwierzynski, Sewickley, PA and Khristine (Tom) Jungling, Gibsonia, PA; brother Karl (Marion) Kushnereit, Cranberry Twp, PA and sister Ruth Caler, Guys Mills, PA; nine grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Charles F Kustelski, 72, Inverness, Fl.
CHARLES F. KUSTELSKI, age 72, Inverness, died May 30, 2012 at his residence. Charles was born on August 27, 1939 in Winona, MN to the late Frank and Louise Kustelski. He served our country in the United States Army. Charles was employed as a computer programmer for St. Paul Insurance Company. His memberships include Inverness Moose Lodge #2112, Inverness Elks Lodge #2522, VFW Post #10087 of Beverly Hills and American Legion Post in Birchwood, WI. He was a parishioner at St. Scholastica Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Sharon Kustelski, Inverness; his son David Kustelski (Karla Swenson) Shakopee, MN; daughters Susan (Mike) Yanish, Baldwin, WI and Christine “Itsa” Kustelski, St. Cloud, MN; sisters Loretta (Bob) Lewis, Birchwood, WI, Sheila (Neil) Heurung, Cottage Grove, MN and Deb (Doug) Olszewski, Invergrove Heights, MN; grandchildren Alexis Kustelski, Nick Kustelski, Emma Yanish and Hailey Jo Yanish and a multitude of very dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. At the Inverness Moose Lodge 2112. The family requests donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Larry E Kyle, 60, Inverness, Fl
Larry Edward Kyle, 60, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He was born on June 28, 1953 to the late Walter F. and Betty Ferne (Henshaw) Kyle. Larry arrived in this area 20 years ago, and was employed by AutoZone auto parts company for 8 years. He enjoyed fishing, and walking on the beach. He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Kyle. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Janice Kyle. Other survivors include children Jason Kyle of Daytona Beach, Florida, Michael Snoke, Garner, Iowa, and Maria Kyle of Garner, Iowa; stepchildren Deborah Perry of Inverness, David Williams of Beverly Hills, Florida, Denise Hopper of Dunedin, Florida, and Daniel Williams of Constable, New York. 1 grandchild, 11 step-grandchildren; and 4 great-step grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday, June 23, 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Florida. As per the families request, please do not send flowers. Donations are requested to Healing Horses One Child At A Time, 8322 Fussell Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL., 33545. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Richard P Lacoss, 86, Inverness, Fl
Richard P. Lacoss, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on December 24, 1927 in Waltham, MA to the late Fred and Madelaine (DeRusha) Lacoss. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran and a service station mechanic. He arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Newport VT, and loved tinkering with small engine repairs. Richard has no survivors. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Frances F Lair, 91, Beverly Hills, Fl
Frances F. Lair, 91, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Diamond Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lecanto, Florida. She was born in Confluence, Kentucky on November 13, 1920 to the late William and Orpha (Huff) Fields. Frances worked for Wright-Patterson in Cincinnati, Ohio making aircraft engines during WWII. Afterward, her and her husband Roy formed a evangelical traveling ministry and toured throughout the eastcoast. Later, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She arrived in this area in 1999, coming from Cincinnati. She enjoyed reading and watching sports on television; especially golfing. Survivors include one son, John David Lair of Cincinnati; one daughter, Patricia (Edward) Romans of Beverly Hills, Florida; one brother, Walden Fields; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Marie A Lake, 88, Inverness, FL
Marie Alice Lake, 88, Inverness, died June 4, 2012 at her daughter's residence in West Sand Lake, NY. Mrs Lake was born in Milwaukee, WI on Oct 6, 1923 to the late Rudolph and Frances (Kling) Faschingbauer and moved to Citrus County in 1990 from Spring Hill, FL. Marie was a retired stenographer and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Marie loved to create beautiful hand crafts for family and friends. She was an excellent cook and baker, maintaining a Christmas tradition of baking holiday Stollen Bread over the years. She found joy and camaraderie in attending bingo in Florida and New York. Marie was beloved by her daughters, son in law, grandson, family and friends. She held deep faith in The Lord and in the goodness of the human spirit. She was well loved by all who knew her, and remained a devoted friend to others who were fortunate to know her well. She is deeply missed by her family who also recognize and feel relief in the beaufiful gift of her final journey to The Lord. She is survived by two children, Judith Stamp and husband, Ronald of West Sand Lake, NY and Patricia Lake of Albuquerque, NM; one grandson, Joseph. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Lake on May 9, 2010. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, June 11th at 10 am from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Leke, celebrant. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Reposing hours from Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-6pm where Fr. Charles will offer a Wake Vigil Service at 4:30 pm.


Wanda L Lalumiere, 62, Inverness, FL
WANDA "RED" LINDA LALUMIERE, 62, died July 27, 2013 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River. Wanda was born on June 27, 1951 in New York to the late John and Wanda (Pawluczyk) Ruziecki. She was employed as a cashier at WalMart. She had a wonderful, quirky sense of humor, loved to laugh and play practical jokes on her family and friends. She enjoyed movies, photos and making beaded jewelry. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Timothy Santaw, Swanzey, NH, her former spouse, Rene Lalumiere, her brother Paul "Butch" Ruziecki, her sister Carol Martoranna, grandchildren Renee Morse, Hunter Morse and Timothy Santaw, Jr. and Ella Santaw and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters Julia Ackerman and Sally Tannenbaum. A celebration of Wanda's life will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the New Church Without Walls. Pastor Doug Alexander will officiate. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Henry N Langley, 92, Inverness, Fl
Henry N. Langley, 92, of Inverness, FL passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto after a period of failing health. Mr. Langley was born in Metuchen, NJ and early in his life moved to Gilmanton, NH. A 1939 graduate of Laconia High School in NH, he continued his education at the University of New Hampshire graduating in 1943 with a degree in electrical engineering. After a short work period with RCA in Camden, NJ, he enlisted in the Navy serving until the end of WWII. After the war he moved with his family to Marlborough, NH where he spent his life until his retirement. Mr. Langley retired after a 35 year career at the former Kingsbury Corporation of Keene, NH ending his working life as Vice President of Engineering. He was a long time member of Keene Country Club and after moving to Inverness has been a member of Inverness Golf and Country Club since 1984. He enjoyed his golfing retirement for the past 29 plus years, particularly his long time association with the group called "The Nooners". Mr. Langley is survived by four sons, Gary and his wife Judith of Winchester, NH; Gerald and his wife Kathy of Green, NY; Roger and his wife Deanna of Inverness, FL; and Bruce and his wife Patsy of Concord, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren Amy Westerman, Karen Langley, Katelin Langley, Christopher Langley and Michael Langley along with seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Donald of Laconia and Inverness and a myriad of nieces and nephews; as well as his long time family friend, God Daughter and care-giver Barbara Hildreth Brown of Inverness. He was pre-deceased by a son, Peter, his brother Bernard, his wife Grace and his long time companion Alice Hildreth. A celebration of his life will be held at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Friday, April 26, 2013, 12:00 PM for friends and family. A NH Memorial will follow later in the summer. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Harold H Langlois, 85, Inverness, FL
HAROLD HENRY LANGLOIS, age 85, died Friday, July 20, 2012 under the loving care of his family at his residence. Harold was born on December 2, 1926 in Norwalk, CT to the late Albert P. and Frieda (Yoppe) Langlois and relocated to this area in 1986 from Lithonia, GA. He served our country in the United States Navy. Harold was employed by Eastern Airlines for over 30 years as an avionics technician and supervisor and always enjoyed radios and aircrafts. After his retirement, he enjoyed his job as a WalMart people greeter. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Edith Langlois, Inverness; sons Steven (Kathi) Langlois, Buford, GA and Karl Langlois, Inverness; his brother Albert Langlois, Barrington, RI; grandchildren Chris, Brittany, Julie, Kevin and great-grandchildren Emma, Brayten, Memphis and Emma. He was preceded in death by a son, Paul Allen Langlois on March 13, 2002 and sisters Mildred and Norma. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Leary Willis officiating and military honors. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Mildred M Lanier, 90, Inverness, FL
Mildred M. Lanier of Inverness passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. Mrs Lanier was born in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Herbert and Allis McCorkle and came to this area in 1975 from Miami where she was employed by the Southern Bell Telephone System. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and enjoyed oil painting. She is survived by her son, Robert Lanier of Miami. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmas Lanier on April 1, 1993, her brother Leonard and her three sisters, Irma, Ellen, and Betty. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 10:00 A.M. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Kenneth Blyth officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the building fund for the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Margaret M Lankston, 91, Floral City, FL
Margaret Mary Lankston, 91, Maple Grove, MN., former Floral City resident passed away on Feb 19, 2014 in Brooklyn Park, MN. Mrs Lankston was born in Baltimore, MD on Jan 17, 1923 to the late James and Marie (Ward) Roach and moved to Florida in 1984 from Indianapolis, IN. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish and the wife of the late Robert Lankston who predeceased her in 1995 following 49 years of marriage. She is survived by 4 children, Robert W. Jr. of Missoula, Montana; Thomas J. of South Bend, IN; Kathryn Dotterwich, St. Louis, MO; Sheila Kearney, Maple Grove, MN; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 AM, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with burial following in Florida National Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Thursday morning at 9:00 AM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. The funeral procession will depart for the church at 9:45 AM.


Helene M LaPlante, 90, Hernando, FL
HELENE MURIEL LAPLANTE, age 90, Hernando, passed on August 29, 2011 at New Horizon Senior Citizen's Center in Inverness under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Helene was born on July 25, 1921 in Alexandria, Ontario, Canada to the late Moses and Florence Gauthier and came to this area in 1975 from Youngstown, New York. She was a homemaker who enjoyed her memberships in the Italian Social Club, the Hernando Senior Citizen's Center and the Niagra Falls (NY) Moose Lodge. She enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing bridge. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include two sons, Bernard Laplante, Chaumont, NY and Claude Laplante, The Netherlands; two daughters Claire Provencher, Hernando, FL and Murielle Heath, Citrus Hills, FL, a sister, Anne Kemp, Niagra Falls, Canada; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerard Laplante in 1991, four brothers and two sisters. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements. Inurnment will be at a later date at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City.


Kevin M LaPuma, 38, Hernando, FL
Kevin Michael LaPuma, age 38, Hernando, died March 25, 2014.  Kevin was born in Long Island, NY to John R. and Susan (Peterson) LaPuma.  He worked for LePage Carpet and Tile as a tile setter.  Kevin enoyed dining out, trying new food choices, traveling, and meeting people.  He also liked playing with his remote control cars and airplanes, boating and jet skiing.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  His outgoing personality, hilarious sense of humor and beautiful smile could light up the room.  Left to cherish his memory is his father and step-mother, John and Judy LaPuma; his fiancee Stacey LePage and their beloved dog, Tootsie; sisters Cheryl LaPuma and Brandy LaPuma; brothers John LaPuma, Jr., and Devin LaPuma; nephews Ryan and Ian LaPuma; Stacey's family, Al and Sharon LePage, sisters Alycia LePage and Audrey Lloyd, her husband John Lloyd and their daughter Kamryn Lloyd.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan.  Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Michael J Laramee, 51, Inverness, FL
Michael J. Laramee, age 51, Inverness, died June 9, 2014. Michael was born on November 23, 1962 in Concord, NH to the late Eugene J. and Marie (Lane) Laramee. He was employed as a restaurant server. Survivors include his daughter Cherish Laramee; brothers Edward Laramee, Homosassa and Dennis Laramee, AZ; sisters, Jennifer Marden, Inverness, Sandra Colby, Citrus Springs, Lorraine Blennau, Leslie Woodruff and Tammy Stauffer, all of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Merrill W Large, 82, Inverness, FL
MERRILL WARD LARGE, age 82, Inverness, died March 18, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church of Inverness with Pastor Tony Rosenburger officiating. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service. Merrill was born on January 8, 1930 in Craigsville, PA to the late Rev. Parker and Edna (Roman) Large. He was a millwright in the steel mill in Pennsylvania and then ended his working career as a maintenance worker for ProLine Boats. He enjoyed woodworking, tinkering and fixing things. He especially liked socializing with family and friends. Merrill was a Member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness, serving as church trustee and President of the Methodist Men and a member of the church choir. He was a member of Inverness Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, Past Master of Claysville Masonic Lodge in Claysville, PA, Past Monarch of El Tora Grotto in Wheeling, W.V. and Scottish Rite Consistory in Pittsburgh, PA. Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Grace Large; sons David M. (Janet) Large, Denver, CO and Richard W. (Sherry) Large, Inverness; daughters Diana L. (Ed) Clawson, Inverness, Patricia A. (Kevin) Homan and Deborah S. Lynch, all of Piedmont, S.C.; sister Grace E. Clawson, Jacksonville, FL, 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations in Merrill's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464.


Carolyn M Larneard, 72, Inverness, FL
Carolyn May Larneard, 72, Inverness, died at home on July 6, 2012 from breast cancer. Carolyn was born on April 26, 1940 in Scranton, PA to the late John W. and Charlotte (Hampton) Larneard, the youngest of 12 children. She moved to Staten Island in 1943, attended PS 38 & PS 11 and New Dorp High School. In her early years, she worked with her mother doing home sewing. Later she was employed at Willowbrook State School and the Eger Nursing Home as Certified Nursing Assistant. She moved to Inverness, FL in 1985. She enjoyed bingo, traveling, crossword puzzles and jumbles. Carolyn also enjoyed watching soap operas. She was a devoted sister and aunt who loved spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her life long partner, Nellie Donovan; her sister, Constance Vadola of Staten Island and her brother, John Larneard, Jr of Gouldsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and eight sisters, Florence, Charlotte, Emmeline, Sarah, Elizabeth, Alice, Tommy, Dorothy Lou, and Beverly. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday, July 8th at 2:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow on Monday at 3:00 PM in Hills of Rest Cemetery. Reposing hours will be on Sunday from 1-3 PM and Sunday evening from 6-8 PM.


Naomi H Larsen, 92, Springfield, MO
Naomi Harriett Larsen, 92, Springfield, MO, formerly of Inverness, died March 28, 2014. Mrs Larsen was born in Brooklyn, NY on April 29, 1921 to the late Olaf and Harriett Olsen and moved to Florida in 1987 from California with her late husband of 54 years, Otto Larsen. He preceded her in death April 12, 1997. She was a retired Bank Manager for Clinton National Bank in their Pittstown, NJ branch. Naomi is survived by her 2 children, Arnold Larsen of Wilsonville, OR and Aleyne Larsen of Fountain Hills, AZ.; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Naomi's life will be remembered on Saturday, April 5th, , 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Rev Larry Powers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Alice M Laskaska, 75, Inverness, FL
ALICE M. LASKASKA, age 75, Inverness, graduated to glory and entered into Heaven on December 8, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Alice was born in Berlin, NH on November 12, 1937 to the late Antonio and Lydia (Boucher) Dutil. She was a career beautician and employee of Pat and Donna\'s Hair Styling Salon for many years. She loved people and social interaction, was a true giver and had a \"heart of gold.\" Alice loved her Lord and Country. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Steven and wife Linda Willis, Inverness; Scott and wife Betty Willis, Crawfordville, FL, Alan and wife Darlene Cote, Conyers, GA and Ronald and wife Terri Cote, NY; her daughter Lynn Marie and husband Richard Jaworowski, Willimantic, CT; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and former spouses Morton E. Willis and Arthur Cote. She was preceded in death by her husband Leslie J. Laskaska in 2000 and her brother Norman Dutil. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services and arrangements are private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Carolyn L Latta, 72, Hernando, FL
CAROLYN LEE LATTA, age 72, Hernando, died Saturday, December 17, 2011 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Carolyn was born on June 28, 1939 in Paterson, NJ to Martin and May Morehouse and came to this area in 1982 from Fort Lauderdale. She was a self-employed long-distance truck driver. Carolyn's hobby was breeding and raising Irish Wolfhound dogs. She enjoyed cooking and art work. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Barry D. Latta, Hernando; four sons Raymond Ralston, Michael Ralston, Leslie Williams and Everett Rich, all of Hernando; her daughter Carolyn (James) Ashton of Kentucky and former daughter-in-law Lisa Wheeler of Hernando; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private cremation arrangements.


Norma J Latta, 63, Inverness, FL
Norma Jean Latta, 63, Inverness, passed away Jan 15, 2012 in Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Miami, FL., she was born Oct 10, 1948 to the late Byrd and Mary (Talbot) Huckabee and moved to this area in 2008 from Hollywood, FL. She was the owner and operator of The Village Cafe in Crystal River. Survivors include six children, Robert Latta, Jr., Carolyn Powers, Pamela Latta, Nicole Latta, Nikki-Lyn Latta, and Benjamin Latta; three brothers, Johnny, Rusty, and Joe Huckabee; two sisters, Elaine Huckabee and Denise Chambers; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Robert Latta on Oct. 1, 2011. Cremation will be private and the scattering of her cremains will be at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Robert C Latta, 63, Inverness, Fl
ROBERT C. LATTA, Sr., age 63, Inverness, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born May 16, 1948 in Washington, D.C. to Cecil and Violet Latta, he came to this area three years ago from Hollywood, FL. Robert attended the University of Miami, and as a child, was a member of the DeMoley Society. A final dream of his was to own and operate his own restaurant and he was able to achieve that goal at The Village Cafe in Crystal River. He enjoyed studying history and playing chess. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Norma Latta, Inverness; children Robert C. Latta, Jr., Carolyn M. Powers, Pamela Latta, Nicole Latta, Nikki-Lyn Cesar and Benjamin C. Latta; his mother Shirley Latta; brothers Luke, William and Cecil and sisters Lena and Kathleen; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at The Village Cafe in Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Shirley D Latta, 76, Dunnellon, FL
SHIRLEY D. LATTA, age 76, Dunnellon, died October 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born on May 23, 1937 in Manassas, VA to the late Edward P. Davis, Sr. and Mable (Brooks) Davis. She was the owner/operator of Latta's Family Restaurant in Davie, FL. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed cooking, baking gardening and was a very giving and nurturing woman. Left to cherish her memory are her children Luke (Marcy) Kasarjian, Pembrooke Pines, FL, Cecil (Damarius) Latta, Celebration, FL, William F. (Cheryl) Latta, Beijing, China, Lena (John) Fynan, Brooksville, FL and Kathleen A. (Jim) Bryan, Dunnellon, FL. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Latta and daughter Brenda Kasarjian. Graveside committal service will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery South, in Davie, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Suzanne Lavelle, 54, Inverness, FL
SUZANNE LAVELLE, age 54, Inverness, died April 11, 2014 under the care of HPH Hospice and her loving companion. Suzanne was born on June 1, 1959 in Beth Page, Long Island, NY to John and Tina (McCray) Lavelle. She worked as a cook in various fast food establishments and enjoyed cooking. She enjoyed watching the animals in her yard, feeding the squirrels and the birds. Suzanne is survived by her companion of 21 years, Kevin Sorrentino, and dear friend Dominick Cianciotta. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting with private arrangements.


Dorothea A Lavery, 79, Inverness, Fl
Dorothea A. “Dottie” Lavery, 79, of Inverness passed away Monday, October 10, 2011. She was born in Rochester, New York on August 31, 1932. Dorothy arrived in the area 32 years ago, coming from Rochester, and was a member of Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church. She loved playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, cooking, entertaining, and spending time with her family; as well as spending time at her cottage in New York which she enjoyed for 77 years. She is survived by her children Susan Logan of Florida, Judy (George) Farrell of Georgia, Gary (Hilary) Lieberman of New York, Mary (Roger) Jones of New York, Jerry Lieberman of New York, and Dottie Jean Lieberman of Louisiana; brothers Vincent Logan of New York, and Walter Logan of Florida. Nine Grandchildren: Jennifer, Gina, Eric, Chris A., Chris L., Luke, Josh, Jeremy, and Kristy; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Vincent Logan of New York and Walter Logan of Florida. She was predeceased by her sister Eleanor Stifter. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Harold J Lawton, 69, Inverness, Fl
Harold J. Lawton, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on March 14, 1943 in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Harold E. and Katherine (Boles) Lawton. Harold was a truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet-Nam conflict. He arrived in the area in 1999, coming from Moravia, New York. Harold was a member of VFW Post #7127, Moravia, and the Benevolent Order of the Elks, Bergenfield Lodge #1477, Bergenfield, New Jersey. He enjoyed golfing, camping, and nature. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifteen years, Maxine L. Lawton. Survivors include one son, Wayne (Jennifer) Lawton of Moravia, New York; one daughter, Kendra Lawton of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one sister, Barbara Lawton of Inverness, Florida; and three grandchildren, Sean, A.J., and Kate. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida is in charge of private arrangements.


Maxine L Lawton, 59, Inverness, FL
Maxine Lee Lawton, age 59, Inverness, died October 14, 2011 at her residence. She was born on September 20, 1952 in Ithaca, NY to the late Dick and Esther Neigh. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Harold of Inverness, children Jason Wilson and Jodi Emmart. Private Arrangements.


Jacqueline E Lea, 60, Inverness, FL
Jacqueline Edna Lea, age 60, Inverness, died Friday, February 1, 2013 under the loving care of HPH Hospice and her family. Jacqueline was born on March 29, 1952 in Neenah, WI to the late Francis and Phyllis (Fleming) Lea. Jacqueline loved to play bingo, scrabble and cards. She was known in her family as a devoted caretaker of others. She was a member of the Elks Club in Orlando. Left to cherish her memory is her brother, Gene Lea, Inverness; sisters Susan McIntire (David), Lena, MS, Paulette Malone (Michael) Ponca, OK, Nancy Dusek, Inverness and Julie Schneider, Kansas City, KS. She was preceded in death by her son, Loran Lea and a brother, Carl Lea. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Helen M LeBeau, 77, Inverness, Fl
Helen Marie LeBeau, 77, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on January 27, 1936 in Dunmore, Pennsylvania to the late Eugene and Kathryn (Sweeney) Gallagher. Helen was a Control Clerk for J.C. Penney, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Olathe, Kansas. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed reading and traveling. Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Frederick LeBeau. Other survivors include children Frederick LeBeau III, of Olathe, Kansas, Andrew LeBeau of Lenexa, Kansas, Jeannemarie LeBeau of Eldon, Missouri, Mary (Richard) Dailey of Pompano Beach, Florida; 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Fred G Lee, 73, Floral City, FL
Fred G. Lee, age 73, Floral City and Breedsville, Michigan, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 5, 1938 to the late Leonard and Lettie (Royal) Lee in Douglas, Michigan. Fred married Louise E. Horton on April 17, 1968. He worked at National Motors in South Haven, MI. Fred served our country in the United States Army. His hobbies included stamp collecting, reading and woodcarving. Survivors include his three children, Carolyne (Les) Stegman, Norfolk, VA; Fred (Kirsten) Lee, Jr., Mississippi and Tom (Elif) Lee, Washington, four stepchildren, Linda (Ernest) Sparks, Floral City, FL, Mike Betz, Breedsville, MI and Tom (Jane) Betz of Illinois, tim (Deb) Betz, Breedsville, MI, two brothers, art (Becky) Lee, Indiana and Paul (Cindy) Lee, Lake City, one sister Barbara Middaugh of Allegan,MI, 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Louise on 1/16/2011, stepdaughter and son-in-law Suzanne and John Newnum and two great-grandsons, Samuel Huston and Derick Michael Markovich Hosier. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell privately.


Thomas B Lee, II, 38, Inverness, FL
THOMAS BRUCE LEE, II, age 38, Inverness, died October 8, 2012 as the result of a motorcycle accident. Tom was born on March 23, 1974 in Stroudsburg, PA to Thomas B. Lee, Sr. and Susan (Mackenzie) Lee. Tom proudly served our country as a United States Marine, receiving the rank of LCpl. He enjoyed everything "Marine"; Semper Fi. OORAH! Thomas enjoyed his work as a cook in various restaurants. He was a loving father to his children and a free spirit. Left to cherish his memory are his children Tommy Lee, III (Rachel) and their unborn child, Jazmine Lee and Adam Lee; his mother Susan Lee (Jay Watson) all of Inverness; his former wife and mother of his children Carrie Connelly (Cory Beachler); brothers Gregory (Katie) Lee, Inverness, Jeffrey (Allison) Lee, Lutz, Steven (Sherry) Lee, Inverness, nephew and nieces, twins Logan and Lexi and Leslie. He will be deeply missed by all. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Lee, Sr. in 1995. A celebration of Tom's life will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Helena C Leemaster, 86, Lecanto, Fl
Helena Camelia Leemaster, 86, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on Monday, July 10, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born in Maubenze, France on November 10, 1926 to the late Paul and Palmyre (Menart) Gras. Helena and her husband Gene owned and operated G. & H. Markets in New Mexico, and arrived in this area in 2002, coming from Arizona. She was a Catholic, and loved taking care of their store. She is survived by two sons, Claude and Bernard Barbiaux; four sisters, Christine Chachignon, Paulette Briatte, and Noella Durigneux; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, July 26, 2013, 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Janis D Lehowicz, 88, Lecanto, FL
JANIS D. LEHOWICZ, age 88, of Utica, New York and Lecanto, died April 4, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Janis was born on February 13, 1925 in Turin, NY to the late Simon and Anna (Kiska) Lehowicz. She retired as the office manager for the Utica, NY Metropolitan Insurance Company after 43 years of service. Following her retirement, she wintered with her two sisters in Floral City, Florida, enjoying many friends and activities. She was a member of the New York State Club, Floral City Garden Club, Floral City Historical Club, Order of the Eastern Star, Utica, Herkimer Co. AARP Chapter. She was active as a volunteer for the Rescue Mission, Utica. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Utica and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, reading books and traveling. Left to cherish her memory are five nieces, Sylvia Bulson (Robert), Beatrice Raux, (Ron), Mary Ann Lechowicz, Dorothy Baxter (Robert) and Patty Seymour; three nephews, Larry G., Bruce D. Lehowicz and James Lechowicz (Toni). She also leaves grand nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Sigmund and Raymond Lehowicz and two sisters, Elizabeth Sumner and Alice Reed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession leaves for the church. A later graveside service will be held at Martinsburg Cemetery in Martinsburg, NY. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Mary L Leidecker, 82, Hernando, FL
MARY LUCILLE LEIDECKER, age 82, Hernando, FL, formerly of Winchester, VA, died January 8, 2014 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Mary was born on July 18, 1931 in Masontown, PA to the late Caleb and Rosella (Stinson) Rockwell. She was a homemaker and member of Hernando United Methodist Church. Mary was the first resident of Arbor Lakes subdivision and was made honorary mayor. She loved antiques and in her past operated her own antique store. She enjoyed shopping for clothes and collectibles for herself and her family. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debra Goode and her husband John Goode, Sr., Winchester, VA; Dona Norwood and her husband Geoff Norwood, Queensland, Australia and stepdaughters Linda Buckley, Debra Files and her husband John; her brother Jack Rockwell, CA; sisters Betty Jackson, VA and Sandra Franks, PA; 9 grandchildren, Matthew Robertson, John T. Goode, Jr., Michael T. Goode, Danielle Stevens, Olivia Norwood, Natalie Cavanagh, Kristen Bush, Amy Kerns and Sarah Emerson; 9 great-grandchildren, Kailyn and Tyson Robertson, Noah, Asher, Ananiah, Nahum and Tali Stevens, Blake Daniel Bush, Sophia Danyell Kerns and one baby Cavanagh on the way; also her step-grandchildren, Sean Buckley, Jake Files, Jesse Files and their children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Edward Leidecker on August 28, 2002, a daughter Diane Mills Hall, son Daniel Emerson and sister Glenna Rockwell. A celebration tribute of Mary's life will be held on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Adolph W Lemberger, 89, Crystal River, FL
ADOLPH W. LEMBERGER, age 89, Crystal River, died March 22, 2012 under the loving care of the staff of Cedar Creek Assisted Living Facility and Hospice of Citrus County. Adolph was born on November 12, 1922 in Camden, N.J. to the late Adolph and Katherine (Hornung) Lemberger. He served our country proudly in the United States Army during WWII, was awarded a Purple Heart Medal with duty in England, Wales, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Adolph was employed by Budd Company for over 42 years as an engineer. He was an avid woodworker, fashioning fabulous items for his family and friends. He also enjoyed gardening and playing the organ. Survivors include two sons, Robert and his wife Elizabeth Lemberger, Beverly Hills, FL and David Lemberger and his companion Paula Storck, Marlton, NJ; a deceased son William, who is survived by his life partner Mike Meyer; Sister-in-Law Helen Lemberger, Williamstown, NJ; granddaughter, Kelly; and two nieces Kathy Taggart and Jannette Alston. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth on January 24, 2012, and a grandson Christopher. A graveside committal service with military honors will be announced at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Elizabeth A Lemberger, 84, Crystal river, Fl
Elizabeth A. Lemberger, 84, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on Tuesday, January, 24, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on January 15, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Theodore and Anna S. (Mannion) Stubbs. Elizabeth was a bookkeeper for the Sears & Roebuck Company. She arrived in the area in 2000 coming from Clearwater, Florida. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and was very devoted to her husband and family. Elizabeth is preceded in death by one son, William A. “Bill” Lemberger and one grandchild Christopher. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Adolph W. Lemberger. Other survivors include two sons, Robert (Elizabeth C.) Lemberger, and David (Paula Storck) Lemberger, as well as Williams surviving life partner, Mike Myer; and one grandchild, Kelly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be scheduled by the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Jacquelyn Lemus, 60, Floral City, Fl
Jacquelyn Lemus, 60. of Floral City, Florida passed away Sunday, October 21, 2012 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on January 3, 1952, in Quitman, Georgia to the late John Henry and Loveina (Weldon) Cummings. Jacquelyn arrived in this area in 1998, coming from Brooksville, Florida, and was a loving mother and homemaker who loved dancing, music, and a warm campfire. Survivors include her signaficant other of eight years, Dan Mc Gregor of Floral City; two sons, Miguel and Michael, both of Bushnell, Florida; one daughter, Jacquelyn Williams-Eid of Pensacola, Florida; four brothers, Freddy, Bobby, Lester, and Johnny Cummings; and one sister, Betty Bryant of Palatka, Florida; numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of private arrangements.


Bonnie J Leow, 73, Inverness, FL
BONNIE J. LEOW, age 73, Inverness, died September 27, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Bonnie was born on June 19, 1940 in Quinnesec, MI to the late Lawrence and Evelyn (Olsen) Servant. She was employed by Chrysler Motor Company as a secretary. Bonnie enjoyed reading, keeping in touch with family and friends by e-mail and especially loved taking care of her cats. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Brenda Cope, Twinsburg, OH, Shelly and her husband Greg Governatori, Racine, WI; four grandchildren Danielle, Sarah, Samantha and Sophia. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Richard M Levy, 75, Hernando, FL
Richard Mayer Levy, age 75, passed away on May 9, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph M. Levy and Jewel Freidman Levy, and his sister, Carol Fisher, all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his devoted wife, Martha, son and daughter-in-law David and Barbara Levy, daughter and son-in-law Amy and Wayne Sherman, stepson and daughter-in-law Alex and Nina Stoeck, grandchildren Jenna Sherman, Oliver and Benjamin Levy, and Charlotte and Barbara Stoeck. Born in Pittsburgh on April 22, 1939, he attended Miami University of Ohio. In 1960 he began his career with Royal of Pittsburgh, a costume jewelry wholesaler. In early 1972 he moved to Denver, Colorado, where he established a furniture wholesale company, RML and Associates, which remained in business for over 25 years. In 1989 he moved to Lynden, Washington. Richard and Martha married in 2002 and moved to Hernando, Florida where they maintained an active retirement together for 12 years. Richard was an avid watch collector with a special expertise in pocket watches. He maintained an active trading business in rare watch parts and tools for many years. Richard was best known for his ability to meet people and put them at ease, and could often be seen riding his Segway around the neighborhood visiting friends and talking to people on the street. The family will receive his many friends at a memorial service which will be held at Charles E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, Florida on Thursday, May 15th at 4:00pm.


Susan G Lewis, 74, Inverness, Fl
Susan Gail Lewis, 74, of Inverness, Florida passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 under the care or Hospice of Citrus County. She was born on January 20, 1939 in Beverly, Massachusetts to the late William F. and Eleanor (Robertson) Mackenzie. Susan was a Registered Nurse, and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and attended St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. She was an avid oil painting artist, winning many show ribbons. Susan was also a world wide traveler, animal lover, gardener, and never forgot her Yankee roots. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William and David Mackenzie. She is survived by her loving husband of seven years, LeNoir H. Lewis of Inverness. Other survivors include her children, Mark F. (Christine) Mitchell of New Hampshire, and David W. (Michell) Mitchell of Utah; Deborah Mitchell of Massachusetts; sister Jane Jenkins of Massachusetts; eight grandchildren and two great-grandsons. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service is scheduled Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, with a family gathering one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.


Charles J Lindemann, 89, Beverly Hills, Fl
Charles J. Lindemann, 89, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. He was born on May 23, 1924 in Richmond Hill, New York to the late Charles Frederick and Anna (Szolchek) Lindemann. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a Reservations Supervisor for National Airlines and Pan American Airlines, and an Episcopal by faith. He loved fishing, going to the beach, traveling, and was a big St. Louis Cardinals fan. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-six years, Anna Lindmann. Other survivors include his daughter, Holly Anne (Garrick) Crocker of Gainesville, Florida; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends in visitation on Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM, with a Celebration of Life Funeral Service at 12:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464.


Dorothy A Linhart, 79, Inverness, FL
Dorothy Arlene Linhart, age 79, died March 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Dorothy was born on October 3, 1934 in Oneonta, NY to the late Earl W. and Hazel (Rogers) Briggs. She was a homemaker and also worked as a teacher's aide in the Floral City School System. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, Edwin "Ed" Linhart; sons Danny and his wife Cybil Linhart, Floral City and Chris Linhart, Hernando; daughter Marie E. Linhart, Inverness; sister Wanda and her husband Pete VanPelt, Zephyrhills; seven grandchildren, Samantha, Hannah, Morgan, Shelby, Haleigh, Mattie and Will Linhart. She was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Doug Briggs. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Services will be held at the Florida National Cemetery.


Frank T Lippolis, 77, Floral City, Fl
Frank Ted Lippolis, 77, of Floral City, Florida passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on January 16, 1935 in Endicott, New York to the late Anthony and Jenny (Lacoratondo) Lippolis. Frank was a copier technician for the Xerox Corporation, and a U.S. Army veteran. He arrived in this area 22 years ago, coming from the Rochester, New York area. Frank was known for many things to his family. He was a loving and faithful husband to his wife for 50 years. He was the greatest of fathers to his daughters and an adoring Papa to his grandchildren. He never met a stranger that didn't become a friend. He was a fisherman at heart. Frank was a man to be admired for his honesty, integrity, kindness, and generosity which leaves a legacy that is hard to compare to. He accomplished what he set out to do and was blessed to be at peace with the results of his life. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lippolis. His family legacy also includes four daughters, Dawn (Mike) Powell of Atlanta, Georgia, Darlene (James) Werner of Romulus, New York, Deborah (Paul) Clocksin and Dana (Harry) Harissis, both of Rochester, New York; and foster-daughter Grace (Charles) Langner; eighteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life Service, conducted by Mr. Charlie Wade is scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2012, 6:00 PM, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, Florida. Military Honors will follow the service, with VFW Post #4337, Inverness, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl, 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Patricia D Little, 77, Floral City, FL
PATRICIA "PAT" LITTLE, age 77, Floral City, died August 2, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Pat was born on March 30, 1936 in Beaver, WV to the late Daries and Georgia (Duffield) Gainor. She was a factory worker and payroll clerk for Homer-Laughlin China Company. Throughout her lifetime, she enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 38 years, Kenneth Little, Floral City; her son William C. (Mary Jean) McIntosh, Spartanburg, SC; daughters Kelley Jo (Doug) Baer, New Springfield, OH, Bobbi Jo Fox, (Danny) Murrell's Inlet, SC, Billie Jo Little, (Terry) Frockvale, TN; her sister Margaret (Ted) Farnsworth, East Liverpool, OH; grandchildren Vincent B. McIntosh and Amanda D. (David) Flynn and great-grandson Ayson Liam Flynn. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Fox and a sister, Berniece Johnson. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Karen M Lloyd, 54, Inverness, FL
Karen Marie Lloyd, 54, Inverness, died July 5, 2012 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Brockton, MA., she was born Aug 25, 1957 and moved to Florida in 1995 from there. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, enjoyed clipping coupons, working crossword puzzles, but most of all, being a Mom. She was a devoted wife, living daily doing what ever she could do to facilitate her two children's happiness and well being. She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Edward V. Lloyd III; two children, Edward V. Lloyd, IV and Lisa Marie Lloyd, both of Inverness; three brothers, Antonio Carchia and Eugene Fisher, both of Inverness and Robert Carchia of Belmont, NH; three sisters, Rose Piche of South Easton, MA; Sue Jennings and Dee Brown, both of Inverness; 1 grandchild, Cayden. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Alton Carchia and Paul Vacca. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, July 9th at 10:30 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Erwin Belgica, celebrant. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-7 PM where there will be a Wake Vigil Service at 4:30 PM.


Edward E LLoyd, Sr., 87, Beverly Hills, FL
Edward Emerson Lloyd, Sr., age 87, Beverly Hills, died Monday, April 2, 2012 under the care of HPH Hospice at Brentwood. Edward was born on April 20, 1924 in Northampton, MA to the late Roger and Elsa (Cook) Boyd. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Edward owned and operated his own “old-time” filling station, Lloyd's Gas Station, where he did his own mechanics and hired local teenagers to pump gas. He also was a Little League Coach in Williamsburg, MA. Survivors include his son, Edward E. “Ted” Lloyd, Jr. and his wife Sheryl; a sister, Elsa; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis in 2001. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


John F Locascio, 55, Inverness, Fl
John Francis Locascio, 55, of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on July 30, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Joseph and Velia (Grazen) Locascio, Sr. John was a Porter for T.W.A. Truck Stop in Michigan, and arrived in this area in 2008; coming from Munroe, Michigan. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include one son, John F. Locascio, Jr. of Schenectady, New York; one daughter, Angelina Locascio of Harvey, Louisiana; one brother, Joseph Locascio of Inverness; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Luke and Peter Locascio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in John's name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


John F Lodispoto, 91, Inverness, FL
JOHN F. LODISPOTO, age 91, Inverness, died July 15, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Citrus Health and Rehabilitation. John was born on September 8, 1920 in Queens, NY to the late Frank and Annette (Demola) Lodispoto. He was employed by New York City Police Department and rose to the rank of Lieutenant. He then worked as a security supervisor and manager for many different companies, including the Enquirer Newspaper plant. John was a gifted musician and could play many stringed instruments. He was a fabulous dancer and judged dance contests in the New York City area. He was a devoted Catholic. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Friedel Lodispoto, Inverness; his daughter and her husband Laura and Les Kane, League City, TX; his sister and her husband Christina and Salvatore Nici, Toms River, NJ. A Memorial Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will follow privately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Craig D Loeffler, 63, Hernando, FL
Craig Dwight Loeffler, 63, of Hernando, Fl passed away Thurs. July 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Belmond, Iowa on Oct 14, 1947 to Karl and Phyllis Loeffler and moved to his area from Pinellas and Hernando county. He was the co-owner of A-1 Sod Company with his brother, Vance and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was predeceased by his father Karl Loeffler. Survivors include his son, Charles D. Loeffler of Cassleberry, Fl; his mother Phyllis Loeffler of Ocala, Fl; 1 brother, Vance Loeffler of Hernando, Fl; and sister Renette A. “Charlie” Hess of Inverness. Private Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Enis C Logan, 48, Citrus Springs, Fl
Enis C. Logan, 48, of Citrus Springs, Florida passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. She was born on June 26, 1965 in Staten Island, New York to the late Andrew and Teresa (Landry) Cicconi. Enis arrived in this area in 1995, and was a Paraprofessional for Citrus County schools. She was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed making jewelry, knitting, cooking, and caring for other people. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, David W. Logan. Other survivors include children David James Logan of Beverly Hills, Florida, Andrew Robert (Jessica) Logan of Citrus Springs; brothers Tommy and Michael Patrone; sister Clarice Grimes; and grandchildren Aubree, Andrew, Jr., and Paisley. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Shirley J Logan, 79, Floral City, FL
SHIRLEY JEANETTE LOGAN, age 79, Floral City, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 under the loving care of her family at her home. Shirley was born on August 13, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Ernest R. Coker, Sr. and Hazel Alice (Smith) Coker and relocated to this area in 1990 from there. She was a homemaker who enjoyed bowling, golf, crocheting and playing cards with her friends. She was Protestant by faith. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Harvey S. Logan, Floral City; two sons Ronald of Burlington, IA and Michael of Toledo, OH; three daughters, Deborah (Gary) Gravelle, Ladson, S.C., Susan Robison, Floral City and Lorrie (Gregory) Logan, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; her brother Ernest Coker, Jr., Floral City, three sisters Phyllis Royston, Phelps, NY, Sharon Dressel, Toledo, OH and Bonnie Coker, Largo, FL, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jeffrey Coker and two sisters Nancy Jacobiak and Sandra Kenner. A graveside memorial service will be held on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Pastor Leary Willis officiating. Friends are invited to join the procession at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 9:15 A.M.


Heriberto Lopez, 88, Holder, FL
DEACON HERIBERTO LOPEZ, age 88, Holder, died at home on January 11, 2014. Deacon Lopez was born in Cantano, Puerto Rico, married his childhood sweetheart Maria (deceased) and reared four children. He proudly served 23 years in the United States Army where he defended his country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. After he retired from the military, he ran his own business in Mt. Holly, NJ. In 1987 he was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. He and Maria moved to Puerto Rico in 1992 where he served as deacon. In 2000 he moved to Holder, FL and served as a deacon at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church until he retired in 2007. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. The deacon's children are Heriberto Jr. (deceased), and his wife Margaret, Manuel and wife Beatrice, Angel and wife Rebecca (deceased) and Maria and husband Claron Marcum. He has 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 4 four great-great grandchildren. The family will greet friends in visitation on Tues., January 14th from 5-7 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home . The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wed. January 15, 2014 at 9:00 AM , Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the National Cemetery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.


Joseph A Lopez, 61, Inverness, FL
Joseph Anthony Lopez, 61, Inverness, died March 2, 2013 in the Hospice unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Joe was born on Nov 28, 1951 in New York to the late Joseph and Mary (Brigulio) Lopez and moved here from Long Island 38 years ago. He worked in auto sales as a Finance Manager in Ocala for several years and was Catholic by faith. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Eleanor Lopez; two children, Lawrence G (Cathy) Lopez of Inverness and Joseph J. Lopez of Jacksonville; two brothers, Leonard and Vincent Lopez and his sister, Delores Scarangella; three grandchildren, Caden, Nicholas, and Jasmine. Private arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Sergio L Lopez, 63, Inverness, FL
Sergio L. Lopez, Jr., 63, Inverness, died May 15, 2012 in the HPH Hospice Care Center, Inverness. Mr. Lopez was born June 19, 1948 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to the late Sergio and Ana (Ortiz) Lopez and came to this area from Long Island. He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was of the Catholic Faith. Survivors include his four sisters, Dahlia Alvarez of South Florida; Mirta Cepeda of Port St. Lucie; Adriana Berrios of Margate; Rachel Becker of Inverness; nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Friday, May 18th, 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Charles Leke of Our Lady of Fatima Parish officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Helen M Lorello, 91, Inverness, FL
HELEN M. LORELLO, age 91, Inverness, died January 14, 2013 at her residence. Helen was born on February 22, 1921 in New York City to the late Alfonso and Elvira Pigliasco. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She also was a foster mother to many children over the period of 20 years. Helen was a member of the Honey Bee's. Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Joseph Lorello, Clermont, FL, Anthony (Camille) Lorello, Lake Grove, NY, Robert (Linda) Lorello, Seldon, NY; daughter Rosemarie (George) Brooks, Inverness, brother James Pigliasco, NY,NY; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be held from the Joseph Weber Funeral Home in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY with burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of local arrangements.


Louis M Lorenzo, 89, Hernando, FL
LOUIS MICHAEL LORENZO, age 89, Hernando, died April 18, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County at the Hospice House in Lecanto. Louis was born on February 1, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Michael and Matilda (Sarli) Lorenzo. He served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII. He was employed by General Foods Company as the director of worldwide special sales. Louis enjoyed renovating his home and gardening. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, Ruth and their son, Karl, both of Hernando; grandchildren Erika and Matthew and great-grandchildren Gabriel and Brooklyn. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Theresa Losito, 87, Floral City, Fl
Theresa Losito, 87, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 under the care of HPH in Lecanto, Florida. She was born on May 10, 1926 in Camillus, New York to the late Carmen and Concetti (Romano) Unizzo. Theresa was a school bus driver and arrived in this area 20 years ago, coming from Syracuse, New York. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved playing tennis. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Losito, Jr. Other survivors include two sons, Carmen and Joseph Losito III, both of New York State. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 10:00 A. M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. The family will receive friends at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness on Wednesday, 9:00 A. M. The procession to the church will depart the funeral home promptly at 9:45 A.M. Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, following the mass.


Charles A LoVaglio, 92, Weeki Wachee, FL
Charles A. LoVaglio, age 92, Weeki Wachee, died November 17, 2013 surrounded by his family and under the care of HPH Hospice. Charles was born on June 21, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles A. and Mary (Dunn) LoVaglio. He served our country during WWII in the United States Navy. He was employed at Trunz Meats for 30 years. Charles was a life member of American Legion Post in Ridgewood, NY and the DAV. He was an avid baseball fan and also played on minor league baseball and soccer teams. He enjoyed gardening. Left to treasure his memory are his children Karen Murphy, Inverness, Charles H. LoVaglio, CO, Linda Smith and her companion Howard Greenberg, Woodybury, NY and Donna A. Siegler and her husband Patrick, Bellmore, NY; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Lillian M. LoVaglio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Tuesday at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Memorial donations in Charles' memory are requested to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Disabled American Veterans in lieu of flowers.


Mary O Lovett, 70, Floral City, FL
MARY OBERIA LOVETT, age 70, Floral City and formerly of Bushnell, died April 19, 2013 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and her family. Mary was born in Bushnell on January 1, 1943 to the late Aubrey and Mary (Oberia) Teeters. She was a homemaker and member of the Withlapopka Civic Association. Mary attended the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter and son-in-law Vonda and Mark Chmura, Floral City, daughter Sherry Likley, Toccoa, GA; brother Stephen Teeters, Floral City; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Lovett in 2005. A celebration of Mary's life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Chmura residence in Floral City. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Michael J Lovullo, 41, Inverness, FL
Michael James Lovullo, 41, Inverness, died at home on Nov 14, 2011. A native of Rochester, NY, he was born May 11, 1970 to Michael and Dawn(Van Orden) Lovullo and came to Citrus Co. in 1982 from Margate, FL. He was an accomplished diving instructor. Survivors include his wife, Sarah (Ober) Lovullo; 3 children, Kyleigh Lovullo of home; Joshua and Ashley Lovullo, both of Edna, TX; His Mother, Dawn Columbo, Morriston, FL; 1 brother, Timothy Columbo and wife, Renae of Deer Park, NY. A Celebration of Life for Michael is scheduled Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 3:00 PM from Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted by the family. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


David C Lowe, 63, Floral City, FL
David Clain Lowe, age 63, Floral City, died Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. David was born on September 14, 1948 in Charleston, WV to the late John and Alice Lowe. He served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was employed as a truck drive for a gas company. David leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 33 years, Beverly Lowe, his son David (Carroll) Tucker, Tampa; daughter KarrieAnn (Matthew) Bohnak, Floral City, grandchildren Dennis Tucker and Gage Bohnak; his brother Robert (Mary) Lowe, and sister Nancy (Delmo) New, all of West Virginia. Graveside committal service with military honors rendered by VFW Post #7122 of Floral City will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


John T Luc, Jr., 65, Floral City, FL
JOHN THEODORE LUC, JR. age 65, Floral City, died January 3, 2013 at his residence. A native Floridian, John was born on February 18, 1947 in Tampa to the late John T. Luc, Sr. and Carolina (Sommer) Luc. He served our country in the United States Coast Guard, retiring with the rank of Senior Chief. He then was employed as a deputy for the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, working in water patrol. John enjoyed his motorcycles, guns, traveling and his farm. He was a lifetime member of the Senior Chief's Coast Guard Association. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 41 years, Lynda Luc, Floral City; his son John Eric Luc, Gainesville and brothers Fred A. (Theresa) Luc, Baltimore, MD and David (Patti) Luc, Centereach, NY. A celebration tribute to John's life will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 5:00 PM until the hour of service. A graveside committal service with military honors will be held on Friday, Janaury 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family requests donations in John's memory to Citrus County Animal Services in lieu of flowers.


Charles F Lucente, 89, Inverness, FL
Charles "Charlie" Francis Lucente of Inverness died in Hospice care on May 4, 2014 at 89 years of age. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dagmar, three sons, Chuck (Teresa) of Pine Ridge, Randy (Linda) of Kennesaw, GA, and Larry (Sandy) of Bethlehem, PA, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Robert of Walnutport, PA and a sister, Marie Scattene of Bethlehem, PA. He was predeceased by his father, Romeo and mother, Mary Alice (McShane) of Bethlehem, PA. He was born in Allentown, PA and grew up in Bethlehem, PA. After graduating high school in 1942, he joined the Army, trained as a gunner on the 105mm Howitzer at Camp Shelby, MS, with the 69th Infantry Division and deployed to England and France with that unit. The 69th Division entered combat as the Battle of the Bulge was ending, fought in the Hurtgen Forest and Harz Mountains in Germany, and was the first Allied unit to link up with the Russians on the Elbe River. After the war, he was employed at the Allen Laundry in Allentown, PA. He moved to Florida when he became manager of the Miami facility. Charlie's retirement brought him to Inverness and he became invovled in the Elks Lodge, 2522 as a life member. For 13 years he served as an instructor and area coordinator for AARP driver safety classes in Citrus, Levy, Sumter and Dixie counties. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Inverness Elks Lodge No. 2522 officiating. Military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


William A Ludixen, 64, Hernando, FL
William A. "Crabby Bill" Ludixen, age 64, died July 20, 2012 at his residence. Bill was born on September 22, 1947 in Massachusetts to the late William and Marcelina Ludixen. He was employed as a steel fitter. Bill is survived by his son, Wesley Ludixen, Hernando and daughter Tania Sharp, Andrews, NC, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Helen M Luizzi, 90, Floral City, Fl
HELEN MAE LUIZZI, age 90, Floral City, died November 4, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Helen was born on October 25, 1923 in Rome, NY to the late Paul and Hattie Mae (Spargo) Brady. She was employed by Revere Ware in their cookware plant as a clerical worker. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 53 years, Carlton Luizzi and stepdaughter Susan Moses, Rexford, NY. She was preceded in death by a sister Elizabeth. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Michael J Lukowski, Jr., 68, Beverly Hills, FL
Michael Joseph Lukowski, age 68, Beverly Hills, died September 28, 2012 in Life Care Center. Mike was born on December 4, 1943 in Waterbury, CT to the late Michael J. Lukowski, Sr. and Tessie (Telupka) Lukowski. He was a skilled welder in the construction industry. Survivors include his four children, Michael and Steve Lukowski, Brenda Rondum and Theresa Brown, as well as a dear friend, Mary Flannery. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


George R Lumpkin, 36, Floral City, FL
GEORGE RANDALL LUMPKIN "RANDY" died August 8, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Randy was born on September 29, 1956 in Jackson, MS to James M. and Christine (Tanner) Lumpkin. He was employed as a steeple jack for tower maintenance. Randy loved his family and had a beautiful smile. He enjoyed fishing and being in the outdoors. Left to cherish his memory is his Mother, Christine Lumpkin, Jacksonville, FL; brothers Jimmy Lumpkin, Fort Lauderdale, Tommy and his wife Cheryl Lumpkin, Jacksonville, FL and Jesse Lumpkin, Starke, FL; his sister Linda and her husband L.C. Norris, Lake City, FL; nieces Diane, Samra, Jessica and nephews Chad, Aaron and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his father, James M. Lumpkin and a brother Melvin Lumpkin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Thomas J Lybek, 85, Inverness, Fl
Thomas John Lybek, Jr., 85, of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at James E. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He was born in West Allis, Wisconsin on April 1, 1927 to the late Thomas J. and Teresa (Markowetz) Lybek. Thomas was a truck driver, a Catholic, and a U.S. Navy veteran. He arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Adams, Wisconsin and was a member of the VFW Post # 4337, Inverness, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Homosassa, Florida. Thomas enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He is preceded in death by two brothers. Survivors include his wife of fourteen years, Kelly. Other survivors include two sisters, Doris Hakow and Myrtle Kafura. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Frank A Maas, 86, Inverness, Fl
Frank Albert Maas, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on November 28, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on December 16, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Frank F. and Emma W. (Nickel) Maas. Frank was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a Supervisor for Schlitz Brewing Company in Milwaukee. He arrived in this area in 2000, coming from Memphis, Tennessee and was a member of the Lakeside Golf Club. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Betty M. Maas. Other survivors include his children, James F. (Marina) Maas of Milwaukee, and Bonnie R. (James) Martins of Franklin, Wisconsin; grandchildren James, Nicole, Timothy, Sam, Aleksandra, and Amanda. He was preceded in death by his sister, Louise Maas, and his special aunt, Hattie Nickel. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James J MacDonald, Jr., 70, Lecanto, FL
JAMES JOHN MacDONALD, age 70, Lecanto, died May 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. James was born on March 4, 1943 in Medford, MA to the late James J. MacDonald, Sr. and Beatrice (Yeomans) MacDonald. He was the owner/operator of his own moving company. James enjoyed being on the water, fishing, reading and loved growing orchids. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 47 years, Lorraine MacDonald, his son, James Jay MacDonald and wife Rena, Portola Valley, CA; daughters Nancy and husband Dale Dietz, Monroe, VA and Dianne MacDonald, Lecanto, FL; grandchildren Christina, Kai, Christopher, Lori and great-grandaughter Raena. He was preceded in death by his two sisters JoAnne Williams and Sandra Stillman. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.


Gordon Mackeben, 73, Beverly Hills, FL
GORDON L. MACKEBEN, age 73, Beverly Hills, died August 4, 2012 under the loving care of his caregiver, Joyce Dyer and the staff of Diamond Ridge. Gordon was born on August 25, 1938 in Illinois. He was the owner/operator of his own long-distance 18-wheeler and enjoyed driving and "seeing America." Survivors include his caregiver Joyce Dyer, Beverly Hills; three sons Roger Mackeben, Poplar Grove, IL, Larry (Gina) Mackeben, WI and Kevin Mackeben, Virginia Beach, VA; two grandchildren, Shawna and Jake and a sister, Carol Larson, Madison, MO as well as Joyce's family, Sherri, Lisa, Steven and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Laura L MacNeill, 61, Floral City, FL
LAURA LYNN MACNEILL, age 61, died May 17, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Laura was born on September 8, 1951 in Clarksburg, WV to Phillip and Sarah (Morris) Slagle. She was a loan assistant at the Bank of Inverness for many years. Laura was an avid reader, enjoying many different authors. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 39 years, Bruce MacNeill, sons Nick MacNeill, Tampa and Scott MacNeill, Floral City; brother Roger Slagle, Washington DC, sisters Linda Slagle, Atlanta, GA and Patricia Sandoval, Clearwater, FL; grandchildren Esme and Scott MacNeill, Jr. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Raymond P Maguire, Jr., 72, Inverness, Fl
Raymond P. Maguire, 72, of Inverness, Florida passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012, at HPH Hospice Care Center. He was born on February 1, 1940, in Boston, Massachusetts to the late Raymond P. and Anna (Moore) Maguire. Raymond was a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Viet Nam era, and a Pharmaceitical Sales Executive. He arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Cohasset, Massachusetts, and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. He is predeceased by his wife of forty-two years Judith Maguire. Survivors include two sons, Raymond P. (Stephanie) Maguire, III of Tallahassee, Florida, and James E. Maguire of Palmetto, Florida; one brother, Ned Maguire and one sister, Barbara Morley; and one grandchild. A Memorial Service with military honors is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 1:30 PM, at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Edward Mahan, 60, Ocala, Fl
Edward Mahan, 60, of Ocala, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Legacy House in Ocala. Edward was born on July 21, 1951 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to the late Lester Ivan and Frona (Hunter) Mahan. He arrived in the area in 1978 coming from Mt. Vernon and was an bookkeeper for Traders Auto Magazine in Clearwater, Florida. Edward loved computers and cooking. He is preceded in death by one brother, Dale Mahan and one sister, Barbara Crane. Edward is survived by one sister, Betty Shipley. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Kenneth C Maierhofer, 71, Inverness, FL
Kenneth Charles Maierhofer, 71, Inverness, died at home on Oct 20, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Chicago, IL on Jan 20, 1940, he was the son of the late John and Lucille (Hammes) Maierhofer and moved to Inverness from Boca Raton. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Inverness and St. Williams Catholic Church in Murphy, NC. He served our country in the U.S. Army and was a long time member of The United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local No. 123 of Ft. Lauderdale. Survivors include: His wife, Linda Daeumler Maierhofer; 4 children, Tim Maierhofer of Elon, NC; Kathleen Gratto, Boca Raton, FL; Karen Coburn, Medford, NJ; Donna Giovino, Lake Worth, FL; a sister, Joan Woodring of Canton, OH; 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. The Mass of Christian Burial and entombment will be at a later date in North Carolina. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory in charge locally. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Hospice of Citrus Co., PO box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Joyce A Mailliard, 74, Floral City, FL
JOYCE ARLENE MAILLIARD, age 74, died November 10, 2013 at her residence. Joyce was born on May 18, 1939 in Gary, IN to the late Abel and Elverta (Farris) Razinha. A 1957 graduate from Citrus High School, Joyce enjoyed living in Florida. She was employed by Florida Power Company for 18 years as a customer service representative. She served in many capacities in the Sumterville Branch of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Joyce was a good neighbor and friend to many in her church and community at Moonrise Resort in Floral City. Left to cherish her memory is her son Steven (Glena) Peters, Bryceville, FL; her daughter Tonda (Kirk) Durden, Hilliard, FL; grandchildren James, David, Daniel and Matthew and great-grandchildren Steven, Autum and Zaiden; a niece Jenny Caverly, Archer, FL. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Mailliard, her brother Frank Razinha, sister Karen Gavin and grandson Marc Durden. A funeral tribute to Joyce's life will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Paula J Mann, 85, Floral City, Fl
Paula Jeanne Mann, 85, of Floral City, Florida, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David K Mansfield, 83, Floral City, FL
David Keith Mansfield, age 83, Floral City, died June 21, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. David was born on November 12, 1928 in Detroit, MI to the late John C. and Thelma (Clemenshaw) Mansfield. He was a member of the Livonia, Michigan Police Department, having achieved the rank of Sgt. He was a member of the VFW #7122 Post in Floral City and enjoyed karoake, country and western music and John Wayne movies. Survivors include his companion of 30 years, Fay Davis of Floral City; his son Tim (Cherie) Clark, Alva, FL and daughter Tina (Troy) Gibson, Houghton Lake, MI, Fay's children Ron, Scott and Gary Roland, all of MI, Patricia (Jeremy) Miller, Floral City and Connie Roland, MI; his sister Eva Jo of Coleman, MI and grandchildren Sierra Tanguay, Ryan Clark and Lindsay Post; 6 great-grandchildren. A graveside with military honors will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends may gather to form the procession at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness at 1:45 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in David's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Barbara E Marciniak, 57, Beverly Hills, FL
BARBARA ELLEN PERRY MARCINIAK, age 56, died August 14, 2013 at her residence. Barbara was born on January 31, 1957 in Denver, Colorado to Lawrence and Jayne (Freedman) Feldman. She enjoyed reading, listening to music, watching crime shows and loved her animals. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 10 years, Thomas Marciniak, Beverly Hills; her parents Lawrence (Kathryn) Feldman, gorham, ME and Jayce Deeken, Coconut Creek, FL; sons Kevin (Shauna) Perry, Boca Raton, FL and Stephen Perry, Pompano Beach, FL; her sister Debra Feldman, Pompano Beach, FL. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Wynona O Marcotte, 80, Inverness, FL
Wynona Oneeda Marcotte, 80, Inverness, died June 28, 2011 at Shands University of Florida, Gainesville. Mrs Marcotte was born on April 29, 1931 to the late Andrew and Minnie (Witham) Kline and came to this area in 1987 from Livonia, MI with her husband, Selser, who preceded her in death on Feb 5, 2004. She worked in the food service industry as a manager for many years. Wynona is survived by 6 children, Timothy (Nancye) Marcotte, Shelby Township, MI; Kenneth Marcotte, Detroit, MI; Rocky (Faith) Marcotte, Traverse City, MI; Jeffrey Marcotte, Huron Township, MI; Kathlene (Tom) Brooks, DeLand, FL; Michelle (Ron) Bever, Rochester Hills, MI; 2 brothers, Kenneth Kline of Texas and Roger Kline of Elk Rapids, MI; 2 sisters, Geneva Schaaf, Greentown, IN; Joyce Hamel, Cedarville, MI; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Wynona's life will be celebrated at a later date at a family reunion. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Gerald M Marengo, 67, Beverly Hills, Fl
Gerald M. Marengo, 67, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on March 20, 1945 to the late Gerald E. and Blanche (Bricault) Marengo. Gerald arrived in the area in 1993, coming from Worcester and was a Catholic. He was a member of the Flotilla Coast Guard and a private gun instructor. Gerald loved meeting and communicating with new people. He is survived by his loving wife Bertha; five children, Lisa Erti of Worcester, Massachusetts, Wendy Spinelli of Citrus Springs, Florida, Gerald Marengo of Worcester, Kevin Marengo of Inverness, Florida, and Nikki Collier of Inverness. One sister, Nancy Cronin; Three step-daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. The family request donations be made to: Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida, 34464. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Richard E Marengo, 68, Dunnellon, FL
RICHARD EDWARD MARENGO, age 68, Dunnellon, died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family. One of seven siblings, Richard was born on August 12, 1943 to the late Harold W. and Doris Marengo in Worcester, MA and relocated to this area in 1991. Richard was employed as a transit bus driver for Worcester Regional Transit Authority and also worked as a machinist. He served our country in the United States Air Force. A lifelong enthusiast of birds, he enjoyed raising Roller pigeons and Bantam chickens. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Carol of Dunnellon, sons Joseph (Tammie) Marengo, Worcester, MA, Christopher (Pamela) Marengo, Cherry Valley, MA, Stephan (Cindy) Marengo, Maine, Norman Walthers, Dunnellon and Mark Walthers, Worcester, MA; daughters Tammy Marengo, Worcester, MA, Stephanie (James) Duca, Worcester, MA, Pamela Esposito, Worcester, MA and Sandra Ann (James) Davis, Beverly Hills; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Donald J Markey, 92, Inverness, FL
DONALD JAMES MARKEY, age 92, Inverness, died June 10, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Donald was born on July 19, 1920 in Lowell, MA to the late James and Lillian (Iredale) Markey. He served our country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII, retiring out of the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Col. He was a supervisor for the United States Postal Service. He loved sports, especially the Buccaneers, Gators and Rays. He enjoyed researching geneaology and war history. Donald was married to his wife, Virginia Clyde (McBrien) for almost 70 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters Beverly (Terry) Gentry, Inverness, Karen (Mike) Janczy, Waldorf, MD and Kathy (Billy) Daugherty, Seminole, FL; his brother William (JoAnne) Markey, Clearwater, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald James Markey, Jr., and a brother, Gene. A graveside military service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM at Bay Pines Veterans Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Virginia C Markey, 89, Inverness, Fl
VIRGINIA C. MARKEY, age 89, Inverness, died June 5, 2014 at Citrus Health and Rehab Center, surrounded by her loving family. A native Floridian, Virginia was born in St. Petersburg on February 1, 1925 to the late Clyde and Sarah Elizabeth (Herb) McBrien. She graduated from St. Petersburg High School with the Class of '43. She was employed by Orange Blossom Groves. Virginia was a member of Fort Cooper DAR and the Roger Williams Family Association. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she was an excellent cook, seamstress and even knew how to upholster furniture. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Beverly (husband-Terry) Gentry, Inverness, Karen (husband-Mike) Janczy, Waldorf, MD and Kathy (husband-Billy) Daugherty, Seminole, FL; a sister June Harvey, Jacksonville, FL; seven grandchildren and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Donald and her son, Donald Markey, Jr. Inurnment will take place at a later date next to her beloved husband at Bay Pines Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Norman R Markham, 77, Crystal River, Fl
Norman R. Markham, 77, of Crystal River, Florida passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his residence in Crystal River. He was born on November 14, 1936 in Elzy, Florida to the late Joseph Henry and Annie Lee (Smith) Markham. Norman was a heavy equipment operator in the land development industry, and arrived in this area 70 years ago, coming from Elzy. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 52 years, Sybil Markham. Other survivors include children, Norman R. Markham, Jr. and his companion, Shirley Anderson of Crystal River, Alison (Pat) McKee of Cocoa, Florida; Jay (Lisa) and Steven Jackson both of Lecanto, Florida; brothers Joseph "Nick" Markham and Reginald Markham; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, February 19, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M., with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. , at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral with Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Burial will follow the services at Stage Pond Cemetery, Floral City, Florida.


Susan A Marks, 47, Inverness, FL
Susan A. Marks, beloved daughter of Frank and Gloria Marks of Inverness, FL and sister to Frank (Anita) Marks, Hope Doslop, Angel (Nenad) Todorovic, and Mary Ann Marks passed away in her sleep from heart disease on September 25, 2012. Susan lived her life to the fullest and on her own terms, but she was always there whenever her family or friends needed help. She moved from her life in Los Angeles, CA to Florida in February 2012 to be closer to her parents, who are extremely thankful for the time she was with them. She will be sorely missed by numerous nieces and nephews, and her close friends in California and Montana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the charity of your choice in Susan's memory.


Joseph Marousek, 71, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Marousek, of Inverness, Florida, born in Dorf am Pram, Austria said his final auf wiedersehen and passed away peacefully on March 14, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his wife Roselouise; sister Mary Marousek Lekich and brother-in-law Frank; their two sons Frederick and Richard; daughter Susan; daughters-in-law Maryann and Karen. His grandchildren James, William, Andrew, Benjamin, and Ariel. Mr. Marousek served his country bravely in the Vietnam War. Later, he went on to be a man of many hats: A fireman, a loving husband, father and grandfather. A bonafide family man, a role he took the greatest pride in. Often times Joseph had the great quality of making friends feel like they were one of his own. He worked for the town of Brookhaven as a foreman for 30 years. Joseph enjoyed traveling, photography and spending time with his family and friends. By far his greatest accomplishment was his 44 year marriage to his loving wife Roselouise. The love they shared spanned across four decades and spawned not only a beautiful family but a bond that they share that can never be broken. Mrs Roselouise Marousek and family requests that you please send all donations in his name to: HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34436. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Liberato R Marra, 86, Inverness, FL
LIBERATO R. MARRA, age 86, Inverness, died January 18, 2014 at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center. Liberato was born on January 19, 1927 in Astoria, NY to the late Lorenzo and Louise (Raviel) Marra. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was very active in the Catholic Veterans Association while living in New York. He was employed as a sanitation worker for the City of New York. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. Liberato enjoyed bowling. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary and one grandson, Larry. Left to treasure his memory are sons Michael and his wife Angela, Lecanto and daughter LuAnn and her husband Joseph Troia from Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren Kristi, Michael, Andrea, Joseph, Theresa, Thomas and Matthew and one great-grandson, Matthew. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Fero Memorial Gardens. The family will greet friends in visitation from 9:00 AM until the procession forms to the church at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Memorial donations are suggested in his name to St. Jude\'s Childrens Hospital in lieu of flowers.


Raymond T Mars, 97, Homosassa, FL
Raymond Thomason Mars, age 97, Sugarmill Woods, died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Raymond was born on October 12, 1914 in Huntington, WV to the late Thomas Jefferson and Lillian Frances Mars and came to this area in 1984 from Indianapolis, IN. He was the manager of a transportation freight company. Survivors include his son, James Mars, Terre Haute, IN and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances in 2004, a son, Raymond Mars, Jr. in 2001, his brother, Paul and three sisters. Inurnment will be privately at Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.


Larry N Marsh, 76, Inverness, Fl
Larry N. Marsh, 76, of Inverness died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Larry was born on March 25, 1935 in Orlando, FL to Charles and Tura (Chancey) Marsh and came to this area 30 years ago from Indiana. Larry proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed as a driver for the Citrus County Transit System. Larry was a member of Crystal River Church of God. He enjoyed refurburshing cars and loved his dachshund, Fancy. Survivors include his wife Martha Marsh, Inverness; two sons Mike (Melanie) Marsh, Orlando and Steven (Betty) Marsh, South Haven, MS; two daughters Debra (Tom) Salomon, Orlando and Laurie (Bruce) Peepers, South Haven, MS; step-son William (Tammy) Lincks, Indianapolis, IN; stepdaughters Deneice (Allen) Brown, Franklin, IN, Theresa Lincks, Whiteland, IN and Wendy (Paul) Cash, Hernando, FL, three sisters, Louise Angel, Atlanta, GA, Ruby Hansen, Orlando and Helen (Terry) Hayes, Dothan, AL, nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A graveside committal service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The procession to the cemetery will form at 9:45 A.M. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A celebration of life memorial service will follow at the Crystal River Church of God at 12:30 P.M. The family requests memorial donations in Larry's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Maria R Marsh, 86, Floral City, FL
Maria R. Marsh, age 86, Floral City, died Friday, January 25, 2013 at Avante at Inverness. Maria was born on February 9, 1926 in Holland to the late Joannes and Maria Weerts. Maria was the hostess at the Old World Restaurant in Floral City for many yearsm, a job she truly enjoyed. She liked dining out with her family and friends and playing Bonco. She is survived by her children, MSgt James Marsh(Retired) and his wife Paula of West Warwick, RI and Maria"Mia" Huebbers and husband Butch of Floral City; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Charles W Martin, 80, Crystal River, FL
CHARLES "WALLY" MARTIN, age 80, Crystal River, FL passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Wally was born March 14, 1932 in Deemston Borough, PA to the late Charles W. and Mabel H. (Keys) Martin. He grew up in Washington, PA and graduated from Washington Jr.-Sr. High in 1951. He served three years honorably with the United States Marine Corp. He then worked construction until retiring in the late 90's as a superintendent for a large construction company working all over the United States. He was a life member of the Carpenter's Union #541, The Washington, PA, Elks Lodge #776, Independent Club and Sunset Masonic Lodge #623. He was also a member of the Crystal River Moose Lodge #2213. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Elliott) Martin, his son, Jay Martin of Davie, FL, daughters, Jodi (Randy) Schmidt of Floral City, Kristin (Kevin) Morton, Crystal River; his sister Virginia (Keith) Taylor, Washington, PA; and grandchildren Coby, Devon, Melissa, Jason, Sarah, Randi, Amber, Trenten, Tyler and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sisters and their husbands, Lois and John Ross and Mary Gail and Bill Rankin. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is assisting the family with private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O.Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Frank M Martin, 79, Beverly Hills, FL
Frank M. Martin, 79, Beverly Hills, died March 17, 2013 at HPH Hospice House, Lecanto. Mr Martin was born on Sept 16, 1933 in Tipton, Iowa to the late Maynard and Edna (McAfee) Martin and moved to Citrus Co. from Appolo Beach. He retired from Wonder Bread Company after 43 years of service in sales and served our country in the US Navy. He was a member of American Leion Post 155, Crystal River. Survivors incluse his son, Frank D. Martin of Wesley Chapel, FL; Annette Krider of New Windsor, IL; 4 sisters, Mary Louis Vrooman, Roberta Hamdorf, Priscella Highland, and Marilyn Smith; 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Christopher, and Amanda; 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Linette on Apr 4, 2008 and 2 sons, Ricky and Franklin Martin. Services from the Hidgson Funeral Home of Rock Island, IL with burial in Rock Island National Cemery. Local arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Ruth N Martin, 67, Ocala, FL
Ruth Naomi Martin, age 67, Ocala, died February 25, 2013 at Timberridge Nursing and Rehab. Ruth was born on July 6, 1945 in Plant City, FL to the late John and Ruth Watson. She was employed as a CNA at Brentwood Health Care Center. Survivors include a dear friend, Patricia Scott, daughters Patti and Tammy Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


William A Martin, 76, Inverness, Fl
William A. Martin, 76, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on April 22, 1935 in Bangor, Maine to the late Clifford and Susie (Hodgkins) Martin. William arrived in the area in 2006, coming from Bangor. He was a teacher and school principle in Maine, and a U. S. Army veteran. William loved RVing, as well as the outdoors, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Martin. Survivors include: One son, Kevin (Holly Erickson) Martin of Alva, Florida; one daughter, Debby Muro of Bangor, Maine; two brothers, Paul and Edgy Martin, both of Milridge, Maine; and one sister, Alice Miller of Millinocket, Maine. Three grandchildren, Jessie, Billy, and Jennifer; and one great-grandchild, Madison. Private cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Pasquale A Martines, 87, Inverness, FL
PASQUALE A. "PAT" MARTINES, age 87, Inverness, died May 28, 2013 at Brooksville Health Care Center. Pat was born on December 25, 1925 in New York City, NY to the late Frank J. and Clelia (Cimino) Martines. He was the owner/operator of his own communications business and also worked as service manager for a Lincoln Mercury dealership. Pat served our country in the United States Air Force during WWII, flying B-29 airplanes during bombing raids over Japan. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Patrick Martines, Alan Martines, Homosassa, FL, Douglas Martines, Greenlawn, NY and Adele Jo Martines, Huntington Station, NY, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Inurnment will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Irene T Martino, 98, Las Vegas, NV
Irene Theresa Martino, 98, Las Vegas, NV., former Inverness, FL resident died June 1, 2013 in Las Vegas. Irene was born on May 10, 1915 to the late James and Irene (Jones) Gallagher and moved to Inverness in 1976 from Long Island, NY. She retired from Sperry Rand Corp as a quality control technician after 28 years of service and formerly was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church of Inverness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Martino Dec. 9, 1996. She is survived by step children, nieces and nephews including Arlene Gibson with whom she made her home in Las Vegas. Private prayer services were conducted at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on June 24, 2012 with Fr. Erwin Belgica of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church officiating. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery.


Helen D Masoero, 89, Inverness, FL
Helen Elizabeth Masoero, 89, St Petersburg, FL, former Inverness resident, died Dec 28, 2012 in Bon Secours Maria Manor in St. Petersburg. Mrs Masoero was born on Jan 28, 1923 in Great Barrington, MA to the late Gustane and Agnes (Shelley) DeVaux and moved to Florida from there in 1980. Prior to retirement, she worked for General Electric for 37 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness and enjoyed reading, bowling, swimming, and cooking. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Masoero Aug 12, 1988, a brother, William DeVaux, and 2 sisters, Margaret Bescanon and Catherine Viscardi. She is survived by her niece, Judith Ferlita of Tampa, FL and other relatives. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Jan 11th from St Peters Catholic Church in Great Barrington with burial to follow in St Peters Cemetery. Arrangements by Birches-Roy Funeral Home, Great Barrington, MA. Chas E Davis Funeral Home, Inverness in charge of local arrangements in Florida.


Michael F Mason, 73, Inverness, Fl
Michael F. Mason, 73, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab & Nursing in Inverness. He was born on June 28, 1939 in Portland, Maine to the late George R. and Virginia (Moore) Mason. Michael was a police officer and a US Army veteran, and arrived in this area thirty-one years ago, coming from Miami, Florida. He was a Protestant, and loved wild animals and nature, enjoyed motorcycles, racing, and loved his family. Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years, Barbara Mason; two daughters, Linda (Jason) Rein of Miami; and Sharon (George) Karkarashvili of Citrus Springs, Florida; and three grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Richard R Mass, 77, Floral City, FL
Richard Rudolph Mass, 77, Floral City, passed away Oct 29, 2013 in the Hernando-Pasco Hospice House in Lecanto. Richard was born in Chicago, IL to the late Ervin and Freida Mass on March 30, 1936 and came to this area in 1988 from Lockport, IL. He and his wife owned and operated the Shamrock Restaurant in Floral City for 12 years. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve, was a member of the Floral City Fire Dept Auxiliary, VFW Post 7122 Men's Auxiliary, American Legion Post 225 of Floral City, Withlapopka Civic Association, and Citrus Co. Sheriff's Dept. Community Patrol (CP5). Additionally, Richard served as the official photographer for most of the local military events and celebrations. Richard is survived by his wife of 22 years, “Sandy” of Floral City, his “adopted son”, Steve Cassell, and a host of friends. A tribute to Richard's life will Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 2:30 PM pm from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Floral City VFW Post Honor Guard officiating. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 12:30 until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Richard's memory are requested to Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 3545 No. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465. Following services, friends are invited to the VFW Post for additional fellowship and food.


Gregory P Massey, 53, Hernando, FL
Gregory Preston Massey, age 53, Hernando, died Friday, December 16, 2011 under Hospice of Citrus County Care. A native of Dunedin, Florida, Greg was born on May 2, 1958 to Douglas B. and Miriam (Newman) Massey. He was employed as a trim carpenter in the construction industry. Survivors include his companion, Roxanne, his son Gregory Massey, Jr. and daughter Brandy, brothers Dean Wallen of Hernando, Doug Massey, Jr., Morgan D. Massey and Rodger Wallen and his sister Miriam Ferrin, Lake Worth, FL. Private Cremation Arrangements.


Marjorie Y Massey, 93, Crystal River, FL
MARJORIE Y. MASSEY, age 93, Crystal River, died August 24, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Marjorie was born on August 22, 1920 in Sylvester, GA to the late Boye and Bessie (Spring) Young. Survivors include her son James W. (Sandra) Massey, Dunnellon and daughter Joyce Neeld, Crystal River. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Rodney E Mathis, 70, Inverness, Fl
Rodney E. Mathis, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rhab & Nursing, Inverness. He was born on September 8, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Ray and Mary A. (Toland) Mathis. Rodney arrived in this area twenty years ago, coming from Darlington, Pennsylvania, and was a ten year employee for Dyna-Body gymnasium in Inverness. He enjoyed helping people and being very supportive to both friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Mathis of Inverness. Other survivors include two sons, Michael Mathis of Ocala, Florida, and Bobby Mathis of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters, Judy (Steven) Phouts and Cathy Horton, both of Ruffs Dale, Pennsylvania; twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Louise E Matson, 92, Inverness, FL
LOUISE EMMA MATSON, age 92, died January 2, 2013 under the loving care of her family, Hospice of Citrus County and the staff of Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Louise was born on December 25, 1920 in Anchor, IL to the late Emile and Anna Steinlicht. She served our country in the United States Coast Guard. Louise was employed as an accountant for Proctor and Gamble/Gillette Division. She was a lifetime member of the VFW 4337 of Inverness, Elks Club, Moose Club and was a volunteer for the Citrus County Library System. She also enjoyed her membership in the Citrus County Quilting Group. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Melvin E. (Dottie) Matson, Greg E. Matson, all of Weymouth, MA, Carl R. Matson, Inverness; Signian (Kenneth) McGeary, Cheshire, CT, Janice E. Matson, Marlborough, MA, Linda M. Honneus, Marshfield, MA; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin S. Matson on January 30, 2000 and her sisters Viola and Margaret. A celebration tribute of her life will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory with Pastor Tom Beaverson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations in her name to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States in lieu of flowers.


DeVon Matthewson, 74, Homosassa, FL
DEVON MATTHEWSON, JR., age 74, Homosassa, died May 30, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice. DeVon was born on December 27, 1939 in Durand, MI to the late DeVon and Neva Matthewson. He was a professional drywall finisher working in the construction industry. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was very social, enjoyed being with people and enjoyed playing cards. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Linda Matthewson; sons Troy Cal Matthewson, Homosassa and DeVon Matthewson, III (wife- Carrie), New Port Richie; Daughters, Deborah Lynn Clary (husband-Eddie) Holiday, Donah Matthewson (husband-Pete), Homosassa; stepdaughters Melissa Ferraro, Homosassa, Samantha Ferraro, Howell, MI and Rebecca Ferraro, Springhill; brothers George Fortress, MI and James Matthewson, GA and sister Pat Edwards, MO; 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Marjorie A Mattingly, 81, Homosassa, FL
MARJORIE ANN (HOLLER) MATTINGLY, age 81, Homosassa, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:00 AM from St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa with Fr. Ronald Marecki, Celebrant. Burial will follow on Monday at 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery. The procession will leave for the cemetery from the funeral home at 9:00 A.M. Reposing hours on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home where there will be a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 PM. Marjorie was born on May 23, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Edwin and Kathleen (Welch) Holler and moved to Florida in 1978 from there. Marjorie practiced her nursing profession at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 27 years. She was a member of St Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church where she served as an usher and lector. Marjorie was a charter member of the American Irish Club, Knights of Columbus Council #6954 Auxillary, Citrus Memorial Hospital Health Foundation, past president of the Sun Travelers Camping Club, and former 4-H leader. She loved to travel and spend time with her family and many grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles E. Mattingly; two sons, Joseph E. (Linda) Mattingly, Inverness; Anthony M. (Kimberly) Mattingly, Lecanto; five daughters: Therese Marie (Marc) Collier, New Palestine, IN; Ann Louise (Marion) Lime, Beech Grove, IN; Mary Kathleen(Christopher) Schupp, St. Augustine, FL; Marsia Jean (Garrett) Ek, O'Fallon, MO; Margie Maureen (Marcus) Leturno, Lecanto; her brother, Edwin G. Holler, Fullerton, CA; 26 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Citrus Memorial Hospital Health Foundation, 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452, Attn: Philanthropy Dept.


William S Mattson, 77, Lecanto, Fl
William S. Mattson, 77, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 28, 1934 to the late James I. & Edna (Junutiton) Mattson. William was a Professional Golfer and traveled with the P.G.A. He arrived in this area in 1998 coming from the Detroit area. William was a Lutheran, and continued to love playing, and watching, golf matches. He is predeceased by two sons, William, Jr., and Michael Mattson; and one daughter, Michelle. Survivors include one son James Mattson of Lecanto; one daughter, Pamela Mattson of Petosky, Michigan; one brother Eugene Mattson; one sister, Lois Holmes; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Herman J Mau, Sr., 88, Floral City, Fl
Herman J. Mau, Jr., 88, of Floral City, Florida passed away November 17, 2013 under the care of HPH Hospice in Lecanto. He was born in New York, New York on June 14, 1925 to the late Herman and Grace (Wolf) Mau, Sr. Herman was a WW II, U.S. Navy veteran and President of Maus Marineland Inc., where he was a commercial seaplane pilot. He arrived in this area in 1970, coming from New Hope, New York, and was a member of Floral City Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Madeline; son Herman;daughter Sandra Weed; and sister Muriel Reigi. Survivors include his companion Florence L. Cellini of Floral City. Other survivors include his children Chester Mau, Christine (Robert) Matijas, Tamara (Peter) Severson, and his sister Jeane Hines. Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangments are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Richard J Mauller, 76, Inverness, FL
RICHARD J. "PAPA" "RED" MAULLER, age 76, Inverness, died November 17, 2012 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Richard was born on May 10, 1936 in Roseville, OH to the late Eugene and Esther (Shipley) Ackley. He served our country in the United States Air Force, retiring with a rank of TSgt as a missile technician. Richard enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and going to Biloxi. A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Betty Mauller; his daughter Debbie (Larry) Pontius and sons Richard (Maurita) Mauller and James (Susan) Mauller, all of Inverness, Patrick (Lillian) Mauller, Belleville, IL and Christopher (Brenda Jo) Mauller, Jacksonville, FL; his brother Victor (Rosanna) Ackley, sisters Edith Nicolson and Peggy (Sam) Cornelius, all of OH; six grandchildren, Melissa, Scott, Heather, Nikki, Crystal, Mandee and four great-grandchildren, Drake, Abigail, Kylie and Aryanna as well as extended family Taylor, Colton, Logan, Julien and many dear friends. A celebration of Richard's life will start with the visitation on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6-8:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


John M Mauro, 83, Floral City, FL
JOHN M. MAURO, age 83, Inverness, died Thursday, August 11, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. John was born on May 8, 1928 in Inwood, L.I. N.Y. to the late Joseph and Minnie Mauro and came to this area in 1959. He was the owner/operator of Mauro's Surplus/Salvage Yard in Inverness. Survivors include his three sons, John Mauro, Hernando, Danny Mauro, Gulfport, MS and Steve Mauro, Spokane, WA; his daughter Patricia Stines, Inverness; his companion of 12 years, Ann Christiansen; his brother Anthony Mauro and sisters Alvina “Babe” McDonald and Josephe Byington, all of NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Theresa (Kelley) Mauro on 12/20/1997. The family requests donations in John's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Yolanda Mayhall, 84, Citrus Springs, FL
Yolanda Bender Mayhall, 84 of Citrus Springs, Florida died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the HPH Hospice House in Lecanto. She was born July 18, 1926 in New York City, and came to this area 37 years ago. Yolanda was a draftsman and cartographer, working for the Army Map Service in Washington D.C., during World War II; for the Federal Government in Germany after the War and then became a renowned artist, specializing in Japanese brush painting or “Sumi-e”, which she learned while living in Japan with her husband, Theodore Bartlett Mayhall. Yolanda authored three books and a video on the art of Japanese brush painting, taught many students at the college level and in adult education classes, and participated in many art exhibits in galleries and museums in Washington D.C. and Florida. She loved her family; her many dear, treasured friends; all animals, especially birds, dogs, cats, horses and even pandas; theater, literature, music and the beauty of forests, mountains and seashores. An expert on the fine arts and artists, Yolanda was active in many community organizations promoting the arts. A formidable ping pong player, “Yo” had a wicked backhand serve that could not be returned. Her wisdom, wit and warmth will be greatly missed by all of us. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Mayhall Hunter of River Falls, WI and Wendy Jeanne Mayhall of Dunnellon, FL; two grandsons, Jan Dylan Hunter of Santa Rosa, CA and Paul Hunter of Minneapolis, MN; a nephew, Peter Goldman of Boulder, Colorado and a niece, Diane Goldman-Singer of San Fransisco, CA. A celebration of Yolanda's life will be held at her home on Saturday, June 18th from 6 to 9 pm, as family and friends are invited to share their wonderful memories of her. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to HPH Hospice House, 2341 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Lecanto, FL 34461 or the Humane Society of Citrus County, 751 S. Smith Avenue, Inverness, FL 34452. Arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory of Inverness.


Marion R Mayo, 88, Brooksville, FL
Marion R. Mayo, 88, of Brooksville, Florida, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012, at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, Florida. She was born in Inverness, Florida on September 17, 1923 to the late George M. and Edna (Hutson) Richburg. Marion was a life long resident of Inverness and Brooksville, and attended Eden Baptist Church in Brooksville. She was a graduate of Citrus High School, Class of 1941. Marion was a homemaker and previous owner of Richburg's Grocery Store in Inverness. Marion enjoyed sewing, fishing, playing bingo, and watching the Florida Gators football team; but most of all, she loved her family. She is preceded in death by former husband, Richard Stewart, and husband Bill Mayo, and two sons, George W. Stewart and Richard R. Stewart. She is survived by one son, George Mayo of Spring Hill, Florida; two step-sons, Mark and Bill Mayo of Spring Lake, Florida; one daughter, Marion Carroll of Floral City, Florida; four grandchildren, Jennifer Furlong, Ryan Furlong, Stewart Carroll, and Tranvis Carroll; and for great-grandchildren, Dylan, C.J., Justin, and Ty. Graveside services are scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2012, 1:00 P.M. at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Florida, with Pastor Steve King of the First Baptist Church of Coleman, Coleman, Florida, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Fl., 34613. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness Florida is in charge of the arrangements.


Tera L McAllister, 10, Hernando, FL
TERA LEIGH McALLISTER, age 10, died surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County on February 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tera was born on October 8, 2002 in West Palm Beach to Timothy Paul and Kelly Leigh (Howard) McAllister. She was a little, spunky red-headed fighter who loved Elmo and wearing her flashing shoes. She was a joy to all who had the privilege of knowing her. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Timothy and Kelly McAllister and her three siblings, Timmy, Jr., Tommy and Tori; grandparents Ralph and Audrene McAllister and Richard and Joyce Howard, as well as extended family members who will always hold her beautiful memory in their hearts. A Funeral Tribute for Tera will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Burke Cemetery in Holder. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations in Tera's memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers to allow the wonderful Hospice staff to continue their care of others as they have done for our Tera.


James W McBride, 72, Floral City, FL
James W. McBride, age 72, Floral City, died August 26, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born in Jackson, MI on May 21, 1940 to the late Woodrow and Virginia McBride. Jim was known as "Karoake Jim" to his many friends. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Judith; three sons, Norman J. (Cathy) McBride, St. Petersburg, FL, Scott L. McBride (Denise Malone) Floral City and James K. McBride, Floral City; his brother Leland (Rosetta) McBride, St. Petersburg; sisters JoDeanne (Larry) Knickerbocker and Judith (Phillip) Hull, Jackson, MI; stepbrothers Dale and Rick McBride and Jack Jacobs and stepsister Sheliah Jacobs, two grandchildren Brent and Tiffany. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Seamus H McCarthy, 24, Inverness, FL
SEAMUS HUGH "SEAMOOSE" McCARTHY, age 24, Inverness, died January 31, 2013 at his residence. Seamus was born on August 20, 1988 in Syosset, Long Island, NY to James Hugh and Deborah (Abbondola) McCarthy. Seamus was employed at the Inverness Club as a server, a job he enjoyed very much and everyone there loved him. He was an up and coming musical artist and vocalist, playing the guitar and drums. He was an avid sportsman, loved to camp and fish. He never had a "cross-bone" with anyone. He was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed. Left to cherish his memory are his parents James and Deborah McCarthy, his sisters Sherry Foley and Danielle McCarthy; nieces Autumn Foley and Journey Ford and nephews Jacob Foley and Iman Ford, all of Inverness and his maternal grandfather, Rocco Abbondola, NY. A funeral tribute for Seamus will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Robert G McCarty, 64, New Port Richey, FL
ROBERT GERALD McCARTY, age 64, New Port Richey, died April 14, 2013 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Robert was born on August 15, 1948 in Coventry, England to Thomas and Dorothy (Tooth) McCarty and relocated to this area in 1987 from Isle of Wight in England. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating and hunting and found peace and tranquility in nature and being on the water. He was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish his memory are his children Jason (Tanya) McCarty, Muncie, IN, Bradley McCarty, New Port Richey, Amanda (Anthony) Wells, New Port Richey, Sharon (Constantine) Kotzalides, Inverness and JoAnn Daniels; his mother, Dorothy McCarty, his brother, John McCarty and sister Karen (Cliff) Carter, all of Coventry, England; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A funeral tribute to Robert will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Robert's memory to Hospice of Citrus County in lieu of flowers.


Mary J McClellan, 65, Floral City, Fl
Mary Jo McClellan, 65, of Floral City, Florida passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born on March 25, 1947 in Canton, Georgia to the late Russell and Grace (Curtis) Haley. Mary was a teacher, and arrived in this area in 1971, coming from Tampa, Florida. She enjoyed gardening, crochet, and loved listening to Elton John and David Bowie, Mary was a member of Calvary Chapel in Inverness, and the Withlapopka Civic Association. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Art McClellan, and one brother, Jimmy Haley. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Lee McClellan of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Eric Robert McClellan of Floral City, Florida; one brother, Terry Haley, and one grandchild, Kierra. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, February 22, 3:00 pm, at Calvary Chapel, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Richard A McCutcheon, 52, Hernando, FL
Richard Alan "Rick" McCutcheon, 52, Hernando, died at home on Jan 9, 2013 under the care of his loving family and Hospice. Rick was born in St Petersburg, FL on Aug 25, 1960 to Robert and Peggy Ann (Legg) McCutcheon and moved to Citrus County in 1988 from there. He was employed in the plumbing industry and was of the Protestant Faith. He enjoyed sports and especially coaching his son's little league team. Rick is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Timmons) McCutcheon; 4 sons, Bobby K. McCutcheon, St Peterburg; Ryan Gill, Seattle, WA; Steven Gill, Ormond Beach, FL; Cory McCutcheon, Hernando; his Father, Robert McCutcheon, Hernando; 2 grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Abigail. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Peggy McCutcheon on Feb 9, 2011 and his sister, Kim McCutcheon. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Bloxton of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at The Fountains Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 12 noon until the hour of service.


Ruby I McCutcheon, 81, Homosassa, FL
RUBY IMOGENE CAVENDISH McCUTCHEON was born on September 4, 1932 in Swiss, WV to parents Burl S. and Julia Alice Acord Cavendish. Ruby married her sweetheart of nearly 64 years, Thomas Elbert McCutcheon on April 28, 1950, after which they were blessed with three children, Peggy Anne (Ronnie) Green, Pulaski, VA, Patsy Lynn Burgess, Homosassa, FL and Thomas E. (Kathy) McCutcheon, Salem, VA. Ruby had three brothers who preceded her in death, Freddie Lewis, Charles Clayton, and George Robert (Bob) Cavendish and two sisters, Ethel Cox Oliver, Summersville, WV and Shirley Johnson, Keslers Cross Lanes, WV. Ruby and Elbert were also blessed with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ruby was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to everyone she met. Elbert and Ruby lived and raised their three children in St. Petersburg, FL but had moved back to their home in Keslers Cross Lanes , WV. She continued to winter in FLorida and was enjoying the sunshine and the company of her family when she fell ill and was hospitalized at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness where she passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Ruby enjoyed many hobbies: sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, gardening and crossword puzzles but mainly enjoyed taking care of her family. Ruby was a member of Bethel Methodist Church of Poe, WV. Ruby is survived by her honey, Elbert, daughters Peggy and Patsy, son Tom, seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service was held at Trinity Independent Baptist Church in Inverness on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM An additional graveside committal service was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:00 PM at North Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL with Pastor Jerry Bloxton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Ruby\'s memory be made to your local Hospice. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Maurice McDaniel, 66, Miami, FL
Maurice McDaniel, 66, of Miami, formerly of Inverness, died Dec 21, 2012 in Miami. A native of Macon, GA, he was born Sep 25, 1946 to the late John and Buena Vista Purvis McDaniel and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1965. He was the former owner and operator of McDaniel's Nursery and Landscaping, Citrus Sod Company, McDaniel's Mobile Home Sales, A-1 Tree Service, Eagle Oxygen Company and Durable Medical Equipment. Other than his parents, McDaniel was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy McDaniel, Thomas Garrett, Jack Rowe, Jerome, Billy, and James McDaniel; four sisters, Ruth McDaniel, Evelyn McDaniel Young, Gladys McDaniel Downum and Mary Emma McDaniel McAlpin; and an infant sibling. Survivors include 6 children, Maurice Thomas (Michelle) McDaniel, Inverness; Corey Jason McDaniel, St Petersburg; Chad Bryan McDaniel, Coral Springs, FL; Rachel M. (Geoff) Banning, Hernando; Lacy Bartlett-King, Inverness, and Melissa; 2 brothers, John W. (Diane) McDaniel, Springfield, Ky., and Ray McDaniel; 3 sister's, Marsha (Don) Cook, Hernando, Fay McDaniel, and Patricia Lindsey; 14 grandchildren; and his former wife, Gail Savary-Bouchard. A Celebration of Maurice's life will be conducted from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM. with his brother, Rev. John McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Alapaha, Georgia. Maurice McDaniel, 66, of Miami, formerly of Inverness,  died Dec 21, 2012 in Miami. A native of Macon, GA, he was born Sep 25, 1946 to the late John and Buena Vista Purvis McDaniel and had been a resident of Citrus County since 1965. He was the former owner and operator of McDaniel's Nursery and Landscaping, Citrus Sod Company, McDaniel's Mobile Home Sales, A-1 Tree Service, Eagle Oxygen Company and Durable Medical Equipment. Other than his parents, McDaniel was preceded in death by six brothers, Roy McDaniel, Thomas Garrett, Jack Rowe, Jerome, Billy, and James McDaniel; four sisters, Ruth McDaniel, Evelyn McDaniel Young, Gladys McDaniel Downum and Mary Emma McDaniel McAlpin; and an infant sibling. Survivors include 6 children, Maurice Thomas (Michelle) McDaniel, Inverness; Corey Jason McDaniel, St Petersburg; Chad Bryan McDaniel, Coral Springs, FL; Rachel M. (Geoff) Banning, Hernando; Lacy Bartlett-King, Inverness, and Melissa; 2 brothers, John W. (Diane) McDaniel, Springfield, Ky., and Ray McDaniel; 3 sister's, Marsha (Don) Cook, Hernando, Fay McDaniel, and Patricia Lindsey; 14 grandchildren; and his former wife, Gail Savary-Bouchard. A Celebration of Maurice's life will be conducted from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday, Jan 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM. with his brother, Rev. John McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Fletcher Cemetery, Alapaha, Georgia.


Donna L McDonald, 69, Inverness, Fl
Donna Lee McDonald, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on April 21, 1944 in Warner Robbins, Georgia to the late Richard and Mildred (Jones) Redman. Donna was a waitress, and arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Tampa, Florida. She had a passion for traveling, loved to read, and enjoyed her home. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 16 years, Lamar McDonald. Other survivors include her children Christine (Jimmy) Howard of Inverness, Richard Redman of Inverness, grandchildren Bobby and Randi Lyn, and great-grandchild Kylie. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Vickie L McDonald, 52, Hernando, Fl
Vickie Lee McDonald, age 52, Hernando, died October 20, 2011 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Kenneth R. McDonald and her son, Grant Doyle, McClenney, Florida. Private cremation arrangements.


Stephen P McElveen, 70, Inverness, Fl
Stephen P. McElveen, 70, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on April 4, 1943 in Miami, Florida to the late Osteen and Ruby (Smith) McElveen. Stephen was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Viet Nam, and a Homicide Detective for Miami-Dade Sheriffs Department. He arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Sunrise, Florida. Stephen was a past Post Commander for the VFW Post #4337, Inverness, and enjoyed watching sports, especially the Miami Dolphins. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gloria McElveen. Other survivors include children Steve (Beverly) McElveen of Atlanta, Georgia, Sean (and companion Cheryl) McElveen of St. Petersburg, Florida, Shannon (Beth) McElveen of Deltona, Florida, Lara (and fiancč Brian) of Largo, Florida; brother Les McElveen of Pensacola, Florida; sisters Carolyn (Fred) Wessels of Tennessee; and Marylynn (Henry) Clay of Tavaras, Florida; grandchildren Alexis, Ashley, Hailey, Samantha, and Riley; and great-grandson James. Stephen's urn will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Eleanor R McGowan, 89, Inverness, FL
Eleanor R. (McDermott) McGowan, 89, Inverness, died Jan 13, 2014. A native of New York City, she moved here in 1976 from Staten Island. Eleanor was a long time member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Catholic Women's Club, and St Francis of Assisi-3rd Order of St Michael. Survivors include her four daughters, Kathleen, Colleen, Geraleen, Laureen and her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Bill McGowan in 1984 and her daughter, Maureen Kosman in 1997 as well as several brothers and sisters. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 10:00 am from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends are invited to recite the Holy Rosary at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 9:00 am prior to leaving for the church for the funeral mass.


James H McGrath, 74, Homosassa, Fl
James H. McGrath, 74, of Homosassa, Florida passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. He was born on March 23, 1939 in Bronx, New York to the late John L. and Antonette (Fournier) McGrath. James was a U.S. Army veteran, a Roman Catholic by faith, and a heavy equipment mechanic for the mining industry. He arrived in this area 9 years ago, coming from Lakeland, Florida. James enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, and with his wife Elaine, founded the Coast Guard Auxilliary in Lakeland, Florida. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Elaine McGrath. Other survivors include his children, Jim (Angie) McGrath and, John (Neicy) McGrath, both of Lakeland, and Jennifer (Jim) Bowers of Springhill, Florida; 6 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Walter E McGuire, 88, Lecanto, Fl
Walter E. (Mickey) McGuire, 88, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, Florida. He was born on January 3, 1925, in Hobokon, New Jersey to the late Eustace and Clara (Klenke) McGuire. Walter was U.S. Army, WWII veteran, a Cathilic, and a commercial truck driver, who arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Whiting, New Jersey. He was a Life Member of the VFW Post #10087 in Beverly Hills, and an avid bowler who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a dedicated husband to his wife of sixty-nine years, Virginia McGuire. Other survivors include one son, Thomas E. McGuire of Carlstadt, New Jersey; one daughter, Kathleen (James) Lynch of Beverly Hills; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


James L McKenzie, 81, Inverness, FL
Maj. James L. McKENZIE,USAF (Ret) of Inverness, died March 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Jim was born on May 18, 1932 in Worcester, MA to the late James R. and Winifred (Brown) McKenzie. Jim served our country in the United States Air Force, a career that spanned 20 years, retiring with the rank of Major. He served on many of the United States bases in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Illinois as well as Puerto Rico. After receiving his wings, he flew C-118 and C-130 aircraft. He was sent to Aircraft Maintenance Officers School and then served in Alaska, finishing his career in Vietnam. His civilian employment included quality control manager in a screw factory, maintenance director in a paper/carton plant, insurance salesman and AMF Bowling Center manager. He raised four children with his first wife, Lil: Jim, Scott, Lisa and Steve. One of his dear friends, Jay Hutchison and his wife Mozelle were neighbors in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. After Lil died in 1993, and Jay also died, Jim called Mozelle to express his condolences and through the magic of E-mail, Ma Bell and the USPS, became reacquainted and they married in July 2002 and have spent 12 wonderful years together. In Inverness, Jim was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. He served with the Stephen Ministry and in many outreach ministries such as the Salvation Army Bell Ringers. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mozelle; sons James and his wife Marlene McKenzie, North Syracuse, NY and Scott and Steven McKenzie, both of Inverness; his daughter Lisa Brygger of RI; sisters Jean Bryan, Inverness and Carol and her husband Warren Johnson, FL and VA; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lefebvre. A worship service and celebration of life for Jim will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness.


Janice L McKiddie, 67, Inverness, FL
Janice L. McKiddie, age 67, died February 13, 2013 at the Hospice of Citrus County House in Lecanto. Janice was born on September 14, 1945 in Stockbridge, MI to the late Leon and Sadie Keeper. Survivors include two children Kevin Dubois, Inverness and Michelle Dubois, Wilmington, NC. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Clarence B McKinnon, 80, Hernando, FL
CLARENCE “BOB” R. McKINNON, age 80, Hernando, died Wednesday, August 10, 2011 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Bob was born on November 21, 1930 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Clarence E. and Elizabeth (Stuckey) McKinnon. He proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp. Bob was employed as a production control supervisor for General Motors Corporation. He was a member of VFW Post #4252 of Hernando. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed being with his family. He was an avid golfer. Bob attended First Baptist Church of Inverness. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruby McKinnon, Hernando; two daughters, Teresa (Brian) McKinley, Hernando and Tina (Dave) Mikels, Indianapolis, IN; grandchildren Andrew, Amber and Brittney and great grand-children Daniel, Cody and Aralyn. He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Keith McKinnon in February 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Bob's name to either Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34461 or Alzheimer's Family Organization, West Central Florida Chapter, P.O. Box 1939, New Port Richey, FL 34656.


Harold McLeod, 74, Inverness, FL
Roscoe Harold McLeod, 74, Inverness, died Aug 21, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville. Harold was born in Inverness, one of 12 children, to the late Oscar Penn McLeod and Mayo Artie (Reams) McLeod on April 26, 1937. He retired from United Telephone of Florida as a design engineer with 23 years of service and served our country in the U.S. Army. Harold graduated from Citrus High School, class of 55, where he played football and baseball. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Maryann (Angsten) McLeod; 4 children, Deborah L. McLeod, Lake Panasoffkee, Patrick McLeod, Inverness, Karen (Lloyd) Woolsey, Oswego, IL, and Philip (Jeannie) McLeod, Brandon, FL; 4 brothers, Ray Hall McLeod, Longwood, FL, C.J. McLeod, Weeki Wachee, FL, Terry Lee McLeod, Gainesville, FL, Joseph F. McLeod, Inverness; 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, James Reams McLeod, Oscar Penn McLeod, Jr., Ernest Myers McLeod, Grace Eloise McLeod Gable, Harvey Warren McLeod, Berta Kate McLeod Edson, and William Herman McLeod. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Aug 25th at 2:00 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the hour of service.


Gloria T McMenamin, 78, Hernando, FL
Gloria T. McMenamin, age 78, Hernando, died July 5, 2012 under the loving care of her husband and Hospice of Citrus County. Gloria was born on April 11, 1934 in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Rosario (Tenaglia) Mattioli. She was employed by RCA Service Company as the secretary to the president of the company. She was a loving and compassionate person to her family and many friends. Gloria pursued her education at Temple University. She was Catholic by faith. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Edward McMenamin, Hernando; her brother Dominick Mattioli, Holtwood, PA and niece Vicki Booth, Lafayette, IN. Inurment will be privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.


Joann McMickle, 72, Inverness, FL
JOANN McMICKLE, age 72, Inverness, died March 31, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Joann was born on August 3, 1941 in Fredon, NJ to the late George and Ellamae (Chammings) Stoddard. She enjoyed her position as a lay-out assistant for a hobby magazine as well as arts and crafts with painting, knitting and sewing. Left to cherish her memory is her son William Blane McMickle, his wife Wendy, Beverly Hills, FL; her daughter Cherylann McMickle-Miller and her husband Richard, Land O\' Lakes; brother George W. Stoddard, Woodland Park, CO; sister Mary Lou Bowling, Chesapeake, VA and five grandchildren, William Jr., Cassie, Zachariah, Zereth and Ronnie Jo. She was preceded in death by her husband William. The family invites you to join them for a time of fellowship and tribute to Joann\'s life on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Patricia L McQuillin, 83, Inverness, FL
PATRICIA LOU MCQUILLIN, age 83, Inverness, died October 20, 2013 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Patricia was born on September 11, 1930 in Villa Grove, IL to the late Carlyle and Laura (Feeler) Davis. She was employed as a hospital secretary. She enjoyed traveling, was an avid bowler and loved taking care of her garden flowers and her pets. She loved sharing stories about her family and enjoyed many visits and calls with her sisters. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 62 years, Russell L. McQuillin, Jr.; daughters Jana Sue (John) Donovan, Spring Hill; Toni Lynn (Michael) Woodard, Grayson, GA; her son Bruce McQuillin, Inverness; sisters Janice Parker, Mary Foster, both of Danville, IL, Judith Ervin, Rock Falls, IL, Nancy Moore, Statham, GA; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her daughter Cinda Lou Fisher and son-in-law William E. Fisher. A Funeral Service of Remembrance and tribute to Patricia's life will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-6 PM. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Patricia's memory are requested to HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667-2455 in lieu of flowers.


Russell L McQuillin, 82, Inverness, FL
RUSSELL LLOYD McQUILLIN, Jr., age 82, Inverness, died January 8, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Russell was born on July 2, 1931 in Momence, IL to the late Russell L. McQuillin, Sr. and Tessie (Bruce) McQuillin. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Russell was employed as an electronic technician for printing machines. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and gardening. He was an avid Illinois basketball and football fan and also devoted many years as a volunteer to the Boy Scout troops in Illinois. His dog "Daisy" was his special companion. Russell enjoyed keeping in touch with his family and the many friends he made over the years with frequent telephone calls and visits. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jana Sue (John) Donovan, Spring Hill; Toni Lynn (Michael) Woodard, Grayson, GA and Bruce McQuillin, Inverness; his brother Lester McQuillin; sister Sandra Morgan; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Patricia McQuillin on October 20, 2013 and a daughter Cinda Lou Fisher in 2011. A Funeral Tribute to Russell's life will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 4-6 PM on Friday, January 10, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to HPH Hospice Foundation, 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, FL 34467-2455.


Bernard A McShane, 78, Inverness, Fl
Bernard A. "Bernie" McShane, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County in Lecanto. He was born on March 7, 1935 in Wintrop, Massachusetts to the late Henry B. and Mary (McCauley) McShane. Bernie was an electrician and a member of Local Union #103, IBEW in Massachusetts, and retired from IBEW #77 in Seattle, with a total of fifty-seven years of membership. He arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Seattle, Washington. Bernie loved reading, taking walks with his dog Candy, traveling, riding rollercoasters, skydiving, and living a quite life. He is survived by his loving wife of seventeen years, Mary. Other survivors include two sons, Bernard H. (Donna) McShane of Holbrook, Massachusetts, and Brian M. (Marianne) McShane-Parrelli of Rockland, Massachusetts ; one daughter, Joanne (John) Chionchio of Barre, Massachusetts; two sisters, Trudy Brown of Norwood, Massachusetts, and Ellie Tessicini of Mansfield, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernie's name to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Kathleen A Meadowcroft, 86, Inverness, FL
KATHLEEN A. MEADOWCROFT, age 86, Inverness, died December 10, 2012 at her residence. Kathleen was born on July 10, 1926 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Owen and Mary (Farrell) McGeough. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling on cruises with her husband and dancing. She attended many Rotary Club meetings with her husband and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, William Meadowcroft, Inverness; her son John and his wife Margie Meadowcroft, Goodrich, MI and daughter Kathleen Johnson, Belleville, MI; brothers John McGeough, Lakeland, FL and Joseph McGeough, Escondido, CA; sisters Rita Abraham, Boise, ID and Barbara O'Rourke, Seattle, WA; three grandchildren, Stacey, Erica, William and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madison. She was preceded in death by a brother Leo McGeough and sister Margaret Denton. A Requiem Eucharist Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church on Thursday, Dec 13th at 11:00 AM. The will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family


Georg Mederer, 76, Inverness, FL
Georg Mederer, 76, of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Germany to the late Georg and Maria (Rupert) Mederer on February 18, 1936. Georg was a retired paramedic and arrived in the area in 1980, coming from Germany. He was a Catholic and loved cooking, collecting steins, and traveling. He was preceded in death by one brother, Willi Mederer and four sisters, Maria, Loni, Hildegarde, and Elizabeth. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Jane Bean; two sons, Dirk and Michael Mederer of Mulheim, Germany; three daughters, Sabine Kluge and Janine Kauert of Mulheim; Jennifer Welch of Villa Rica, Georgia; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A gathering for family and friends will be on Friday, May 4th between 3:00-4:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Ricky N Mehlenbacher, 46, Inverness, FL
RICKY N. MEHLENBACHER, age 46, Inverness, died February 4, 2013 surrounded by his family at his residence. Ricky was born on March 5, 1966 in Dansville, NY to Norbert and Anna Mehlenbacher. He was employed as a tree surgeon in a tree trimming business. Ricky enjoyed fishing and hunting; he and his son have won several bass tournaments. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Eric Mehlenbacher and daughter Macey Mehlenbacher; his best friend and mother of his children, Angela and her husband Arthur Killock, all of Inverness; his father Norbert Mehlenbacher, Crystal River and paternal grandmother, Bernadine Mehlenbacher, Perry, NY; his brother Dave (Sue) Mehlenbacher, Hernando; sisters Tina Mehlenbacher and Patty (John) Warner, Castile, NY; special friends Dave Olin and Jeff Degraff. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna in September, 2010. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM at his nephew's home, Chad Mehlenbacher, 2196 W. Kenmore Drive, Citrus Springs, FL. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Rosemary Mehrmann, 80, Inverness, FL
ROSEMARY MEHRMANN, age 80, Inverness, died April 22, 2014 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County. Rosemary was born on April 23, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Robert and Lucy (Salmon) Grant. Rosemary was a very affectionate and loving mother and grandmother, who had a warm sense of humor and was a great conversationalist. She was a woman of deep faith, who celebrated her faith daily in her life. She enjoyed reading mystery novels and providing child care. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Frederick (Margaret) Mehrmann, Manchester, NH, Peter Charles Mehrmann, Inverness, FL; daughters Lucille (Robert) Alden, Long Island, NY, Pamela (David) Tierney, Stoneville, NC and Robyn (Brian) Coleman, Inverness, FL her brother Richard (Elaine) Burke, Albany, NY and her sister Helene (Gary) Pirozzi, Oakdale, NY, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick William. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Pine Lawn National Cemetery in Long Island, NY, where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband, Frederick. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Rosemary's memory to Friends of the Citrus County Library. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


John L Melton, 85, Floral City, FL
John L. Melton, age 85, Floral City, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit. John was born on October 8, 1926 in Jackson County, NC to the late Lambert and Lona Melton. He served our country in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. John was employed as a Union pipefitter and welder. He enjoyed wood working and made some beautiful items that are being enjoyed by family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Hattie Melton, Floral City and his daughter, Phyllis Melton, Atlanta, GA; his brother Frank Melton and a sister Rosaline Crumley. Private arrangments under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.


Mildred R Melton, 69, Inverness, Fl
Mildred R. "Millie" Melton, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away on May 17, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on December 2, 1944 in Mt. Eagle, TN to the late William M. and Ada R. (White) Hendry. Mildred was a housekeeper for homes and businesses, and arrived in this area in 2007, coming from Marathon, Florida. She was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, NASCAR races, flower gardening, and spending time with her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Lloyd Melton. Other survivors include children, Lisa (Lloyd) Lumbert of Loxahatchee, FL, Bobby Cotner of Lehigh Acres, FL, and Ila (Mike) Sippel of Inverness,; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 children, Tommy and Frankie Cotner. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 1:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Charles F Merchant, 90, Floral City, FL
Charles F. Merchant, 90 of Floral City passed away May 17, 2013 in the Citrus Co. Hospice Unit in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mr. Merchant was born on May 22, 1922 in Winthrop, MA to the late John and Gladys (Doane) Merchant and moved to this area 35 years ago from Miami. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Master Sergeant with 22 years of service. Mr. Merchant is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie (Racca) Merchant; three children, Donna Lorenzo, Honolulu, Hawaii; Constance Wright, Roanoke, VA; Janice Blakely, Pompano Beach, FL; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Johnson on July 28, 2000. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 9:30 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. James Johnson, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-7 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home where there will be a Wake Vigil Service offered at 6:00 PM.


Edward F Merrifield, 72, Inverness, FL
EDWARD F. "POPEYE" MERRIFIELD, JR., age 72, Inverness, died June 1, 2014 under the dedicated and loving care of his family at his residence. Ed was born on February 19, 1942 in Pawtucket, RI to the late Edward F. Merrifield, Sr. and Margaret (Hodie) Merrifield. He was the owner/operator of his own truck, leasing to Jones Motors. He enjoyed camping and fishing and liked owning and driving his antique cars. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 51 years, Theresa; children Debbie, David, Darlene, Dawn and Deanna; his sister Beverly; six grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Isabell M Merrill, 90, Homosassa, FL
Isabell Miller Merrill, age 90, Homosassa, formerly of Havre de Grace, MD, passed away on September 9, 2013 at Life Care in Lecanto. Isabell was born on August 19, 1923 in Havre de Grace, MD to the late Lewis and Lizzie (Walker) Miller. She was a member of Grace Reformed Church in Havre de Grace. She married her husband Lee in 1946. They lived in Havre de Grace until 1976 when he retired and they relocated to Hernando, FL. They attended Main Street Baptist Church, where she was active in many ministries. They moved to Homosassa in 2006. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Bonnie Shields White of Homosassa, grandchildren Kim (Mark) Head and Aaron (Lisa) Shields, great-grandchildren Jennifer (Mike) Sorel, Marshall Head, Bianca Maura, Luis Maura and great-great grandchildren Mikal Sorel, Emilee Sorel and Ella Billups. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Lee in 2010, her daughter Marlene and a great-grandson Bryon Head. She was preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters. A celebration tribute to Isabell's life will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Leary Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the hour of service. Donations in Isabell's memory are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Vernon E Metts, 92, Inverness, FL
VERNON EARL METTS, SR. age 92, Inverness, died January 13, 2013 at Nature Coast Lodge. Vernon was born on May 12, 1920 in Lisbon, OH to the late Marion and Bertha (Parsons) Metts. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII in Okinawa and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre. Vernon was the owner/operator of Auto Truck Service, Inc. in Lake Milton, OH for many years. He was a member of Argus Masonic Lodge #545 of Canfield, OH and was a member of the Ohio Highway Patrol Auxillary, serving for over 19 years. Upon relocation to this area in 1981 from Canfield, he became a member of VFW #4337 of Inverness and was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Crystal River. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Vernon E. Metts, Jr. OH, Harold J. (Ruth) Metts, Hernando, Gary P. Metts, Ohio and his daughter Marie E. Ebert, Kansas City, MO; stepdaughters Sandy Amicona, Lakeland, FL and Dorothy Gergens, CA, 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie Metts on 11/29/2009 as well as his two sisters, Vangel and Irma. A Funeral Tribute for Vernon will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery with military honors. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Edward R Metzger, 73, Inverness, Fl
EDWARD R. METZGER, AFCM, U.S. Navy, Retired, 73, of Inverness, died Monday, February 27, 2012 at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Edward was born on October 28, 1938 in Meriden, Connecticut, to the late George and Helen Metzger and came here in 1996 from Connecticut. He retired from the US Navy as a Master Chief, with 26 years of service. During his Naval career, he was a flight engineer on the “Willie-Victors”, Typhoon Hunters, stationed in Guam. In 1999, Edward founded the “VW-1 All Hands Alumni Association”, and was currently serving as President. He was also an enthusiastic bass fisherman. Edward is survived by his wife of over 53 years, Sally; his son, Dan Metzger of Anchorage, Alaska; his daughter, Kristi (Edward) Hardgrove of Higganum, CT; his brother, Rudy (Judy) Metzger of Dunnellon, 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kerri Lynn, in 2001. Funeral services for Master Chief Metzger will be conducted on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, in Inverness. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 11:30 am until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to: Ocala Royal Dames for Cancer Research, Inc., P.O. Box 6163, Ocala, FL 34478.


Carl J Meyer, 80, Inverness, FL
Carl James Meyer, DVM, Inverness, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at Woodland Terrace. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Diana L Meyer, 51, Inverness, FL
DIANA L. MEYER, age 51, Inverness, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Diana was born on August 26, 1959 in Atlanta, GA. A loving wife, she enjoyed being a homemaker and cherished her Boston Terrier, “Andy.” She enjoyed selling on E-bay and was an avid collector of “Betty Boop” items. She liked to travel and fish. She was Baptist by faith. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Harry J. Meyer, Inverness; her son Ronnie Knight and his children Matthew and Dakota, all of Inverness, her Mother, Sarah Lois Wright, Woodbury, GA and two sisters, Vivian (Gordon) McClure, Woodbury, GA and Beth (Steve) Layne, Warm Springs, GA.


Carl J Meyer, DVM, 80, Inverness, FL
Dr. Carl James Meyer, of Inverness, passed away peacefully on the 27th of June 2011 at Woodland Terrace Skilled Nursing Facility in Hernando. He was 80. Born in Louisville, KY on February 25, 1931 of teenaged parents Carl T. and Thelma (Grubb) Meyer, “Little Jimmy” quit school after the 6th grade and went on to follow his father and several uncles on the race track, first as a successful jockey riding and winning at major tracks in the US, then continuing as a TB trainer until enlisting in the Navy during the Korean war. After his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1959, he eventually finished enough required credits to attend Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine, acquiring his DVM in the class of '65. Carl eventually settled in South Florida working out of a converted garage which he turned into a state of the art vetinary hospital and equine surgical facility in the Pompano area. Years of hard work led to his opening a similar facility, the Camelot Animal Hospital in Davie, Florida. Earning his wings, Carl also became a private pilot and during the '70's was co-founder and president of what became the largest scuba diving club in the USA, Under Sea Adventurers. In Davie, he took up trail riding and became a founding member of South Florida Trail Riders of Broward County. He served as president for 3 years. Semi-retiring in 1997, he joined wife Dee at their home on 5 acres outside of Inverness, on the Withlacoochee State Forest, doing relief veterinary work and riding and conditioning horses for long distance competition on miles of wooded trails in the Forest. Both Carl and Dee (Deena) were active participants in sanctioned long distance equestrian competitions throughout the southeast from the mid '80's through the '90's and into the early 2000's. Carl founded Florida Endurance Classic Ride(s), among the first of their type staged in Florida. These AERC sanctioned events were comprised of several distances including the One-day 100 mile ride. A first for Florida. The respected horseman, small animal and equine veterinarian and surgeon, chose a final career quest in the early 2000's: Realtor. He was with J.W. Morton Century 21 in Inverness. Declining health eventually dictated full retirment. He is survived by his closest friend, advocate and former wife of 30 years, Dee O'Brien Meyer of Inverness; his son, Bruce and his grandson Logan Meyer, both of Indianapolis; his Aunt Lorain (Meyer) Kloenne of Wilder, KY plus cousins, and distant relatives mostly in the Covington area of Kentucky. Carl requested no public service and that he be cremated without ceremony. Burial will be private. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness will handle arrangements. Remembrances may be made to Hospice of Citrus County.


Louise A Michael, 89, Hernando, Fl
Louise A. Michael, 89, of Hernando, Florida passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her residence in Hernando. She was born on April 23, 1924 in Sayre, Pennsylvania to the late Louis and Mary Piaruli. Louise was a Realtor in the real estate business, and arrived in this area 12 years ago, coming from Gainesville, Florida. Her deceased husband, Max Michael, was a casualty of the Korean War. She never remarried. She raised two children as a single mother at a time when being a single mother was more of a stigma than a badge of honor. She worked many jobs over her life in order to provide a good life for her family. She was intelligent, resourceful, outspoken, and tough. She is the last child to die in her family of seven. She was a Catholic by faith, and loved animals and pets. She also enjoyed volunteer work at the library. She is survived by her children Lewis (Laura) Michael of Astatula, Florida and Maxine Michael of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Claire M Michaels, 77, Hernando, FL
CLAIRE M. MICHAELS, age 77, Hernando, died Saturday, July 2, 2011 under the loving care of her family at the HPH Hospice Unit at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Claire was born on January 9, 1934 in Camden, NJ to the late John and Sarah (McCormick) Armstrong and came to this area six years ago from Westville Grove, NJ. She enjoyed bird watching, flowers and her dog Penny. She was an avid bingo and Pogo player. Survivors include two daughters, Cathleen S. Reed, Longview, WA and Sara L. Holland, Fayetteville, NC, her sister Joan Yerka, Floral City, FL, grandchildren Danielle Holland, Heather Holland and James W. Reed, Jr. and great-grandson Nicholas Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband Gerard Michaels in 1993 and a sister Jackie. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Marcia A Michel, 66, Inverness, FL
Marcia A. Michel, age 66, Inverness, died April 27, 2012 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice. Marcia was born on November 7, 1945 in Daytona Beach to Joseph and Jane (Naugle) Allen. She served as deputy clerk for Citrus County with over 20 years of service. Marcia enjoyed horseback riding and camping. Her survivors include her husband of 47 years, Andy Michel, Inverness; her son David (Christina) Michel, Inverness; Kathleen (David) Peters, Homosassa; three brothers, Tom, Joey and Robert Allen; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Eleanor Milazzo, 83, Inverness, FL
ELEANOR MILAZZO, age 83, Inverness, died February 2, 2014 at his residence. Eleanor was born on December 26, 1930 in Trenton, NJ to the late Charles and Elizabeth Packlaian. A very giving woman, she enjoyed helping people through a coupon ministry and also visiting nursing home residents. She is survived by three sons, David Milazzo and his wife Evelyn, Margate, FL, Peter Milazzo, Jr. and Anthony C. Milazzo, both of Inverness; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter J. Milazzo, Sr. A celebration tribute to Eleanor's life will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Florida National Cemetery.


Peter J Milazzo, Sr. , 81, Inverness, FL
Peter Joseph Milazzo, Sr., age 81, Inverness, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Peter was born on March 16, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Antonio and Anna (Capizzi) Milazzo. He served our country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. Peter was employed as a block operator for Penn Railroad and Amtrak. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Inverness. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Milazzo, Inverness; sons David A. Milazzo, Margate, FL and Peter J. Milazzo, Jr. and Anthony C. Milazzo, both of Inverness; his sister Antonina Thomas, Inverness; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Inurnment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Fred E Miley, 63, Inverness, FL
Fred Earl Miley, 63, Hernando, died at home on Aug 18, 2013. A native of Citrus County, he was born June 27, 1950 to the late Lawrence "Baker" and Daisy (Whitehead) Miley and was a life time resident of this area. For many years, he was a fixture at the Citrus Co. Speedway, building and racing his stockcars. He also enjoyed spending time on the water with family and friends. Survivors include his son, Gary D. Miley and his wife, Kathie of Tampa; his brother, Franklin "Corky" Miley of Floral City; a half brother, Jackie Stevens of Gainesville; half sisters, Hazel Rutledge of Gainesville and Helen Swingruber of California; 2 grandchildren, Justin and Nicole. Fred is also survived by his former wife, Brenda Miley-Kelley and his long time companion, Lutea Wright, both of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Amanda Miley in 1996 and his brother James "Manzy" Miley in 2005. Fred's life will be celebrated at a Service of Remembrance on Thursday, Aug 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow in Stage Pond Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.


Dennis F Millard, 66, Inverness, FL
DENNIS F. MILLARD, age 66, Inverness, died May 10, 2013 at VA Hospital in Gainesville. Dennis was born on October 4, 1946 in Jersey City, NJ to the late James and Anne (Ludlow) Millard. He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corp and was a member of the VFW #4337 of Inverness. Dennis was employed as a photo-retoucher for magazines and was an artist. He was an avid fisherman. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter and her husband Colleen L. Millard and Pete Molina and their children, Jailyn, Iris and Brooklyn. A tribute to Dennis will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. The family requests memorial donations in Dennis\' memory to Disabled American Veterans, 1039 N. Paul Drive, Inverness, FL 34453 in lieu of flowers.


Martha \"Anne\" A Millard, 79, Springhill, FL
Martha Anne Millard, age 79, Springhill, died December 7, 2012 at her residence. Anne was born on June 3, 1933 in Champaign-Urbana, IL to the late Delmar and Margaret (Shepherd) Jefferson. Anne was employed as payroll supervisor for State Farm Insurance for over 27 years in Bloomington, IL. She relocated to this area in 2010. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 60 years, Edward Millard, Springhill, FL; her son Jeffrey E. (Dawn) Millard, Maple Shade, NJ; daughters Kathi Harms, Lutz, FL, Karol (James) Kusmaul, Inverness and Janet (Holt) Olson, Bloomington, IL, her brother Tom Jefferson, Bloomington, IL, grandchildren Jennifer Harms, John (Tracie) Harms, Laurie Kusmaul, John Kusmaul, Rachel Olson, Beth (Josh) LaCombe and Chad Olson; great-grandchildren Jacob and MacKenzie Harms. She was preceded in death by a brother Dean Jefferson, one grandson, Drew Olson and son-in-law, Dennis Harms. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Christine V Miller, 83, Inverness, F;
Christine Vivian Miller, 83, Inverness, died Nov 5, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Mrs Miller was born in Mc Alpin, FL on March 25, 1928 to the late Aaron and Etha James Chauncey and came to Inverness from Ocala in 1958. She was a long time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness where she taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Superintendent for several years as well as President of the Women's Ministry. She presently is a member of the Inverness Church of God. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Dale Miller; 2 children, Dennis Dale (Angie) Miller and Vivian Louise (Ronnie) Hammett, all of Inverness; 3 step brothers, Marion Lee of Gainesville; Wilbur Lee of Astatula, FL; Barney Lee of Orchard, NY; 1 step sister, Vertie Sullivan, Mansfield,OH; several grandchildren: Michael Dennis, Christopher David, and Amber Lynn Marie Hammett; Andy Lee, Tom Michael, and Jon Mark Terry; many great grandchildren including Raegan Elizabeth Miller, Ethan Thomas, Zackery Eli, Felicity Leeloraine, Micah Martin, and Isaac Lee Terry; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Wed., Nov 9th at 10:30 AM from the Inverness Church of God with Rev Larry Powers and Rev Dairold Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to HPH Hospice, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465


Frances J Miller, 77, Inverness, Fl
Frances J. Miller, 77, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. She was born on August 26, 1936 in Janesville, Wisconsin to the late Henry and Oma (Hoena) DeFraties. Frances was a medical receptionist, and arrived in this area in 2012, coming from Santee, California. She was a protestant by faith, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards, reading, spending time with her cats, and visiting with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children Matt (Brenda) Reese of Boise, Idaho, Lynn Reese of Omaha, Nebraska, Lisa Reese of Leesburg, Virginia; brother Richard DeFraties; and 2 grandchildren, Brian William Reese and Nicole Frances Reese. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Harold D Miller, 88, Inglis, Fl
HAROLD D. "PETE" MILLER, TECH SGT, USAF, (ret) age 88, Inglis, died April 9, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pete was born on December 14, 1925 in Carrollton, OH to the late Mahlon and Lila (Scott) Miller. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, seeing action during both WWII and the Korean conflict, retiring after 24 years of service as a Technical Sergeant. Pete was involved in the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) as well as a member of the American Legion Post in Greenhills, OH. He was a member of the Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge #1032, The American Canadian Grand Lodge AF&AM with the United Grand Lodges of Germany, Scottish Rite, Valley of Washington, District of Columbia and Shriners International. He enjoyed sports with fishing, bowling and soft ball as well as going to flea markets. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Ron Miller, Salem, OH; daughter Cynthia Storm, Inglis, grandchildren Lila and Kristen Storm and Kasey and Shane Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Anna H. Miller, a son, Michael Miller and daughter Barbara Miller as well as his three siblings, Ray A. Miller, Dorothy Carlariello, and Gladys Venturo. A funeral tribute will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Bishop Robert Hoki and Masonic Memorial Lodge No. 19 officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home.


Harrison D Miller, 96, Floral City, FL
HARRISON DERING \\\"DUB\\\" MILLER, age 96, of Floral City, died July 4, 2014 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Dub was born on September 25, 1917 in Clarksburg, WV, to the late Guy and Onna (Riley) Miller. He moved to West Palm Beach with his family in 1920 and lived there until 1990, graduating from Palm Beach High School in 1939. Dub proudly served our country in the United States Navy during WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight while landing a plane that was hit with enemy fire when the pilot had been wounded and was unconscious, even though as an aviation radioman second class, he had no prior experience in piloting planes. He then dove into gasoline-covered waters and tried to remove the injured pilot, persisting in his efforts until he was exhausted. After the end of WWII, he became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in West Palm Beach, FL. Dub was a lifetime member of VFW Post #2007; a 60-year member of the Masonic Lodge #138; a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers for over 60 years; West Palm Beach Police Department Auxiliary Captain and was affiliated with the Boy Scout Troop #13 as a scoutmaster in West Palm Beach. After his relocation to Floral City in 1990, he joined the VFW Post #7122 and served as a volunteer with Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over 20 years. He was a member of Floral City United Methodist Church. Left to cherish his memory are his sons Andrew (wife-Judy) Miller, West Palm Beach, FL and James R. (wife-Carol) Miller, Tallahassee, FL; 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Henrietta Christine Miller and his second wife Lottie Rozof. A celebration and tribute to Dub\\\'s life will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will greet friends in visitation from 2:00 until the hour of service. Inurnment will be private at Florida National Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Dub\\\'s memory are requested to Citrus Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in lieu of flowers.


Jean M Miller, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Jean Marie Miller, age 85, Beverly Hills, died June 6, 2013 surrounded by her family and under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County. Jean was born on August 11, 1927 in Norwich, NY to the late Henry V. and Jessie (Wilkes) Ryan. She was employed as a stitcher in a shoe factory. Jean relocated to this area in 1973. She was a member of the Floral City United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of VFW 4252 Auxillary in Hernando. She enjoyed playing bingo and reading. Jean crafted many beautiful crochet pieces which are treasured by her family and friends. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Richard M. Thorpe, Jr. (Patricia), Norwich, NY; daughters Linda Miner, Chaparral, NM, Vicky (Cole) Johnson, Old Town, FL, Karen (Clive) Coulson, Beverly Hills, FL, Lila (Michael) Roush, Seminole, FL, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


M E Miller, 87, Inverness, FL
Ellen Mae Miller, 87, Inverness, died March 17, 2013 at the HPH Hospice House, Lecanto. Mrs Miller was born on Oct 2, 1925 in Donora, PA to the late Theodore and Catherine (Maydak) Warhola and moved to this area in 1979 from Clearwater, FL. She was a lontime member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Inverness, Floral City Baptist Church, The Golden Agers and the “Keep In Touch” Club. Left to mourn her loss are 4 children, Jerilynn (Jeri) Akins, Inverness; Dawn (Rich) Swallows, Trinity, FL; W. George (Corinne) Miller, Schaumburg, IL; Mark A. (Mary Anne) Miller, Inverness; her sisters, Margret Varholak, Amy Pandullo, and Olga Pollock, all of Pennsylvania; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walt Sept 14, 1993. Also preceded by her brothers, John, Mike, and Andy and her sister, Anna. A Funeral Tribute for Ellen will be Wed., March 20th at 6:00 PM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Leary Willis officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorlals requested to the Gideon Bible Program.


Marcella M Miller, 90, Inverness, FL
Marcella M. Miller, 90, Inverness, died Feb 18, 2013 in Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs Miller was born Sept 18, 1922 in Anna, IL to the late William and Ethel Bush and came to this area 3 years ago from Kansas City, MO. She retired from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, enjoyed playing the piano, working crossword puzzles, and traveling. Mrs Miller was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Marcella is survived by her husband of 29 years, Charles Miller; two step-daughters, Christine Giness and her husband, Robert of Roserll, GA; Terest Haff, Lawrence, Kansas; one step son, Kenneth Miller of Mesa, AZ; She lost a son, David Alan Archuleta in 2008. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Feb 22nd at 11:00 AM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Rev Greg Kell officiating. Interment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the hour of service.


Ralph M Miller, 57, Inverness, FL
Ralph M. Miller, age 57, Inverness, died January 3, 2013 at his residence. Ralph was born on July 17, 1955 in Oakland, CA. He was a technician for a PVC pipe manufacturing company. He loved going to the beach, fishing and working on his trucks. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Jason M. Miller and fiancee Danielle Sinka, his daughter and her husband Alicia and Gordon Ball, all of Inverness; one grandchild Jason Miller, Jr. and his former spouse Beverly Perry. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Robert L Miller, 74, Homosassa, Fl
Robert L. Miller, 74 of Homosassa, Fl died May 30 2013 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.


Doris L Mills, 65, Beverly Hills, FL
DORIS G. MILLS, 65, slipped quietly into the arms of Jesus on March 6, 2012 at 3:35 a.m. Doris was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, September 6, 1946 to Edd and Ellen Ruth “Boots” Guilliams. She was raised in Oak Ridge, TN and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1964. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles E. Mills, on December 31, 1963. During their 48 year marriage, they lived in many different places before settling in Downingtown, PA, where Doris opened her own Hair Salon business, which was a life-long dream. In 2002 they moved to Beverly Hills, Florida in anticipation of Charlie's early retirement. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She is survived by her husband, Charlie of Beverly Hills, FL, her three children, Dawn Elise Dorsey and her husband Tom of Rincon, GA, Chris and his wife Karen of Davidson, NC, and Melissa Ellen Holman and her husband, Eric of San Antonio, TX; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and two more on the way. Doris is pre-deceased by her parents and her beloved brother Larry Guilliams. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local hospice or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Richard Mills, 88, Hernando, Fl
RICHARD MILLS, age 88, Hernando, died October 22, 2011 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A military honor service will be held on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The procession will form to the cemetery at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory at 1:45 P.M.


Virginia R Mills, 53, Hernando, Fl
Virginia R. Mills, 53, of Hernando, Florida died Monday, May 21, 2012. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Bonnilea B Mitchell, 67, Lecanto, FL
Bonnilea Beatrice Mitchell, age 67, Lecanto, died April 11, 2013 as a result of an auto accident. Bonnilea was born on August 30, 1945 in Camden, ME, to the late Lovel and Norma (Spear) Manville She worked in both shoe and electronics manufacturing factories. Bonnie enjoyed her church fellowship at First United Methodist Church of Inverness, singing soprano in the choir, as a bell ringer and was active in Bible studies. She was an excellent seamstress and gifted many beautiful quilts to friends and family members. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Franklin Mitchell; her daughter Tina Bringham of Burlington, VT and grandson Travis Bringham, of Vermont and brother James Sturks and sister Noreen Jones, both of Maine. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Doctor Lois Wolfe officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The family requests remembrance donations to Bonnie Mitchell Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness in lieu of flowers.


Richard L Mitchell, 74, Floral City, FL
RICHARD L. (MITCH) MITCHELL, age 74, Floral City, died August 23, 2013 at his residence. Richard was born on January 30, 1939 in Tampa to the late Alva and Laura (Cantrel) Mitchell. He was the assistant director and then director of Camp E-Nini-Hassee in Floral City, having touched the lives of many children throughout Florida. Richard was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, being in the outdoors, camping and bird watching. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Linda A. Mitchell; son Ethan (Michele) Mitchell, Inverness; daughters Laura Mitchell (Doug Kaufman), Manchester, VT, Margaret Mitchell, Floral City, Mary Cioe (Joe) Homosassa, FL and Lillian Alling (Jason) Inverness; his brother James Mitchell (Charlie), Warner Robbins, GA and grandchildren Kayla, Haley, Victoria, Aubrie, Nicholas and Grayson. A tribute to Richard\'s life will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. The family requests donations in Richard's name to either St. Margaret's Episcopal Church or Calvary Chapel Food Banks to help with their programs to feed the needy in lieu of flowers.


Robert L Mitchell, 73, Homosassa, FL
Robert L. Mitchell, age 73, Homosassa, died June 9, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A lifelong Floridian, Robert was born on January 25, 1939 in Tampa to the late Russelland Rose Mitchell. He owned and operated his own car detailing business as well as worked as a painter and air conditioner technician. He enjoyed going to flea markets and liked taking care of his yard and feeding the birds. He was Pentocostal by faith. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Joyce Mitchell; his son Robert "Bobby" Mitchell, Jr., both of Homosassa; his brother Leon (Patsy) Mitchell and sister Betty (Reverend Joel) Joiner, all of Brandon, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Robert W Mitchell, 86, Homosassa, FL
ROBERT W. "BOB" MITCHELL, age 86, a 30 year resident of Homosassa, FL, formerly a 40 year resident of Dedham, MA died Friday evening, March 21, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Ocala after a brief illness. He was born in Boston, one of six children and served his country in the U.S. Army during the 1950s. He was the beloved husband of Joyce (Lehmann) Mitchell for over 62 years, and a loving father of Donnamarie (Tom) Gugliotta, Robert "Bobby" W. Mitchell, Jr., Barry (Susan) Mitchell, and Stacey (Troy) Allen, grandchildren Tommy (Rachel) Gugliotta, Tiffany Gugliotta; Melissa, Aprille and Robert Mitchell, III; Anastasia, Logan, Luke and Eve Allen and great-granddaughter Lilliana Gugliotta. He also leaves a brother Edward C. (Marge) Mitchell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Harry T. Mitchell, Jr., a sister Marjorie G. Mitchell and twins Edith and Ethel Mitchell. Before retiring to Florida, Bob operated his own refrigeration business and appliance store in Massachusetts. Bob's passion was the Lion's Club. Bob was a life member and former president of the Dedham Lions Club as well as District Governor of 33 K, a life member of the American Legion Post 18, Dedham, MA and has been for many years an active member of the Homosassa Lions Club where he had been the Eye Care chairman (glasses for the needy program) for 22 years and bingo chairman of the Homosassa Auxilliary for 10 years. He was also voted Lion of the Year twice. After his 61 years of pefect attendance, he was awarded "Life Membership. In his spare time, Bob loved anything to do with model trains- and he had an attic full of them to prove it. If you couldn't find Bob at the Lions Club, he would be found in the local Dairy Queen. A Funeral Tribute to Bob's life will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family invites friends to join them for visitation on Tuesday from 4-6 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Please consider memorial donations to NEADS, P.O. Box 213, West Boylston, MA 01583, a program which provides assistance dogs for many, including deaf and disabled Americans and combat veterans with physical disabilities across the United States.


William J Mittler, 78, Inverness, Fl
WILLIAM JAMES MITTLER, age 78, Inverness, died June 14, 2014 at Arbor Trail Health and Rehab Center. William was born on April 2, 1936 in New York City to the late Henry and Nettie (Hall) Mittler. He was employed as a long distance truck driver. William enjoyed collecting antique guns and knives. He was a NASCAR fan and old car collector and enjoyed reading. Left to cherish his memory is his wife M. Fransie Mittler; son James Mittler, SC; daughter-in-law Sherry Mittler; grandchildren Renee and Terri and great-grandsons Russell and J.D. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerry. Private inurnment at Hills of Rest Cemetery. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Hugo R Moberg, 75, Inverness, FL
Hugo R. Moberg, age 75, Inverness, died May 18, 2012 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Hugo was born on May 4, 1937 to the late Hugo R. Moberg, Sr.and Mary Moberg and relocated to this area six years ago from Levittown, NY. Hugo served our country in the United States Navy. He was employed by Federal Pump Company in Brooklyn, NY as a pump mechanic. He enjoyed spending time and camping with his family, swimming and country music. Hugo served as a volunteer fireman for over 36 years in Levittown, NY. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joan Moberg, Inverness; two sons, Theodore Moberg and Paul Gerard (Victoria) Moberg, all of Levittown, L.I., NY; two daughters, Maryann (Kenneth) Muller, Lehighton, PA and JoAnn Moberg, North Bellmore, NY and seven grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Inurnment will be privately at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Magdalene Moesch, 93, Inverness, FL
Magdalene "Maggie" Moesch, 93 , Inverness, died Sunday, July 8, 2012 at her home with family and friends at her side. She was born May 8, 1919 in Switzerland and immigrated to the United States in 1922 with her family, when she was 3 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Herman and a son, Leroy, and her longtime companion, Edward Miller. She is survived by her son, David Moesch and his wife, Linda Rae of Slaterville Springs NY; daughters Carol Cumbo and husband David of Jacksonville, NC; Mary Ryan and her husband Dennie of Trumansburg, NY; foster daughter, Mary Jordan and husband, Don; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a membr of the First Lutheran Church of Inverness, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No 3992, and VFW Post 4337 of Inverness. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Berkshire, NY. Contributions can be made to the Slaterville Springs Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance, the American Cancer Society, Tompkins County or St Judes Children's Hospital. The Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, NY 13053 is handling the arrangements. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness is assisting the family locally.


William F Moir, 89, Inverness, Fl
William Franklin Moir, 89, of Inverness, Florida, passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto. He was born in1923, in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late William Charles and Mabel E. (Dutcher) Moir. William was a retired Transportation Manager of the railroad, and arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Medina, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict. William was a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, and a member of the British Club in Inverness. He enjoyed dancing, and was a self-educated historian in regards to Scottish history. William was very well traveled, having traveled to the Bahamas and Scotland numerous times; as well as sailed on various cruises. He was preceded in death by one son, James H. Moir. William is survived by his daughter, Darreen Moir and his previous wife Frances Moir-Cahill, both of Inverness. Funeral services will occur in Aberdeen, Scotland at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


Lawrence M Molfetto, 58, Inverness, Fl
"Crazy" Larry M. Molfetto, 58,of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at HPH Hospice in Inverness. Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 18, 1953, to the late Michael J. and Josephine (Marzak) Molfotto. He arrived in the area in 1973, coming from Long Island, New York, and was a foreman for a power door company. Larry was a Roman Catholic, and a Past President of A.B.A.T.E, Florida. Larry enjoyed volunteering for fund raisers and poker runs, and loved collecting skulls. He was preceded in death by his sister, Celeste. He is survived by his loving wife of five years, Jennifer "Raven" Molfetto; one son, Rocko; one step-daughter Cherish; and one brother Frank. A Memorial Service will be scheduled by family and friends at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Georgina Molina, 86, Inverness, Fl
Georgina Molina, 86, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, September 30, 2011 at HPH Care Center, Inverness. She was born in Cuba to the late Jose and Maria (Dominguez) Molina on May 10, 1925. Georgina arrived in the area in 2006, coming from Miami. She was a Catholic and attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, Florida. She enjoyed reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Gustavo Gomez; and 3 brothers, Antonio, Angel, and Mario Molina. Georgina is survived by 3 sons, Gustavo Gomez, Jr. of Washington State, Pedro Gomez of Puerto Rico, and Alberto Stevans of California. She is also survived by a daughter, Maria Gomez; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with crematory.


John G Mommers, 85, Homosassa, Fl
John G. Mommers, 85, Homosassa, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born on August 19, 1928 in The Netherlands to the late Pierre and Josephine (Snelling) Mommers. John was a Corporate President in the steel mill industry, and arrived in this area in 1986 coming from the Boston Massachusetts area, and he enjoyed driving his Mercedes Benz. Survivors include children Emil Mommers of Roscoe, Ill., and Hubertine M. (Allen) Fritz of Hunt Valley, Maryland. 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Bruce E Monroe, 59, Inverness, FL
Bruce Edward Monroe, 59, of Inverness, Fl died Monday, August 1, 2011 at his residence under the care of Citrus County Hospice. He was born April 17, 1952 in Camden, NJ. He was a Orthodist, a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Inverness, and a member of the Citrus County Model Railroad Club where he excelled in carpentry and wiring. He was happy to share his knowledge of modeling and trains gained during the many years spent enjoying the hobby in Pennsylvania. The first day Bruce walked through the door, he pitched in and soon was in the thick of things. Bruce enjoyed cooking, sewing, and he loved his church. He is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Virginia Monroe. Survivors include: Son James Monroe of Salisbury, N.C.; daughter Jennifer Cairy of Albany, WI; brothers Tom (Debbie), Robert (Cathy), David (Evelyn), and Chris (Patti); sisters Ginger Loufik, Lois (Weaver) Monroe, Susan (Tony) Picchi, and Janice Monroe. A Service Of Rememberance is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011, 11:00am at the 1st Baptist Church Of Inverness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Citrus County Hospice. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Rudolph (Rudy) Montana, 71, Citrus County, Fl
Rudolph "Rudy" Montana, 71, of Citrus County, Florida passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Sunshine Gardens in Crystal River, Florida. He was born on May 2, 1941 in Vineland, New Jersey to the late William and Lena (Comparri) Montana. Rudy was a teacher at Remapo High School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey for 30 years, and former President of the Sugarloaf Shores Property Owners Association in Sugarloaf, Florida. He arrived in this area 6 years ago, coming from the Florida Keys, and previously, from New Jersey. Rudy was a Catholic by faith, and a member of the Democratic Club of Citrus County. He enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, listening to Doo-Wop music, and restoring his El Camino. He was predeceased by one sister, Betty Medio. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Margaret (Aversa) Montana. Other survivors include one son, John Pierce and daughter-in-law Suzanne Seeley of Bloomingdale, New Jersey; one brother, William Montana, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Annaka Faith. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Bettie A Moore, 78, Inverness, FL
BETTIE ANN MOORE, age 78, Inverness, died September 21, 2012 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native Floridian, Bettie was born in Tampa on June 30, 1934 to the late William and Margaret (Byrd) Collins. A loving wife and mother, she was a homemaker who also worked for H&R Block as a tax preparation agent for over 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and spending time with her family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Lester L. Moore; sons, Richard E. (Sylvia) Moore, Pine Island, FL and Kevin J. (Donna) Moore, Lecanto; her daughter Esther Leonard, Inverness; nephew, Jeffery (Linda) Moore, Hernando, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her brothers Herbert and Sheldon "K.B." Collins. Respecting her wishes, burial will be private at Florida National Cemetery. The family will announce a celebration of her life at a later date. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Harold A Moore, 74, Floral City, Fl
Harold A. Moore, 74, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at his residence in Floral City, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 11, 1939 in Norwich, New York to the late Leon and Lillian A. (West) Moore. Harold was a tree surgeon for Asplundh Electric Company in New York, and arrived in this area in 1992, coming from S. New Berlin, New York. He was a Baptist by faith, and enjoyed coin and currency dealing, rebuilding old cars, participating in flea markets, and doing puzzles. He is preceded in death by his first wife Roseanna Moore, and one son, Gary A. Moore. Survivors include his loving wife of one year, Donna Moore. Other survivors include his children, Lisa Moore of New Berlin, New York, and Gail Moore of S. New Berlin, New York; four step-children, Teresa, Michael, Robert, and Brian; three brothers, Donald, Leon, and William Moore, two sisters, Dorothy Taylor and Carol Moore, one grandchild, seven step grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Helen Moore, 78, Inverness, FL
Helen Moore, age 78, Inverness, died July 17, 2012 at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. Helen was born on January 10, 1934 in Kingman, KS to the late John and Opal Hart. She was employed as a lensmaker in an eyeglass factory. Helen is survived by her son, John Moore, Boise, ID and two grandchildren. She was Protestant by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, John Moore in October, 2003. Inurnment will be privately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Susan P Moore, 66, Inverness, FL
Susan Penelope Moore, 66, Inverness, died Oct 27, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Jacksonville, FL., she was born Feb 8, 1945 to the late Richard and Kathryn (Peabody) Davis. She lived in the Jackonville area for 30 years where she was a restaurant manager for Red Lobster and was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her husband, James Moore of Inverness; 2 sons, Zane Dowty of New York City and Willis LeRoy of Jacksonville; 3 daughters, Tanya Palmer of Keystone Heights, FL; April Burnett and Darlene Moore, both of Jacksonville; 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandaughter, Hannah Faith Burnett in 2002 and her son, Donavan Moore. Burial will follow at a later date in Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Janet Moose, 78, Inverness, Fl
Janet Moose, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. She was born on November 30, 1933 in Maiden, North Carolina to the late Clarence E. and Lois M. (Troutman) Harwell. Janet was an Electronics Assembler, and arrived in this area in 2001, coming from Dunedin, Florida. She was a member of the United Church of Inverness, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends from her church. She was preceded in death by one son, Gregory Moose. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Moose of Inverness; one sister, Norma Gibbs, five grandchildren, Michele, Christine, Ashley, Leighann, and Melody; six great-grandchildren; two nieces, Andrea and Pam, and one nephew, Chris. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness is in charge of arrangements.


Evelyn M Moran, 83, Beverly Hills, Fl
Evelyn M. Moran, 83, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013 at Tampa General Hospital. She was born on December 10, 1930 in Claremont, New Hampshire to the late George P. and Pauline (Osborne) Moore. Everlyn was a office manager for Beaver Concrete Breaking Company for over 34 years, and arrived in this area in 1995, coming from Maspeth, New York. She was Episcopal by faith, and was a 15 year volunteer with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. Evelyn enjoyed cooking, reading, but hated gardening. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Donald F. Moran. Other survivors include 4 sons, Darrin F. (Roseann) Moran of Sunnyside, New York, Brian (Karen) Moran of Garden City, New York, Ronald Betourney of Claremont, New Hampshire, and Glenn (Randy) Ascher of Yorktown Heights, New York; daughter Dawn F. Moran of Maspeth, New York; sister Geraldine Rowe; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Doris L Morgan, 82, Hernando, FL
DORIS LOUISE MORGAN, age 82, Hernando, passed away February 29, 2012, at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice ofCitrus County. Doris was born on May 21, 1929, in Fairbury, Nebraska, to the late Glen and Ella (Haake) Brown, and came to this area in 2000 from Spring Hill, Florida. She served our country in the United States Marine Corps, achieving the rank of Sergeant, before leaving for marriage, children and a civil service career. Doris enjoyed traveling, especially to the mountains, sailing, watching football and basketball, particularly the Gators and Bucs. Along with her husband, she enjoyed spending time with their cats and growing roses, which they generously shared with their neighbors and friends. She was Lutheran by faith and optimist by nature. Doris was very loved by family and friends for her kindness and generosity and will be greatly missed. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Collins Morgan, Hernando; two daughters Rebecca Morgan, Clermont, FL and Daphne (Ken) Swatek, Palm Bay, FL; grandchildren Daniel McMillan (Mandy Brower), Melissa Swatek and LCpl Cole Swatek, USMC (Kelsey); two sisters Donna (Vinal) Casper, Taylorsville, UT and Beverly (Richard) Thompson, Yuma, AZ; three brothers, Jerome (DeeVee) Brown, Apache Junction, AZ, David (Betty) Brown, Omaha, NE and Jon Brown, Oberlin, KS; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her only son, Anthony Morgan and her sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Joe Mammano. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Gary L Morgan, 67, Inverness, FL
GARY LEE MORGAN, age 67, Inverness, died Saturday, September 10, 2011. Gary was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on September 16, 1943 to the late Robert and Lavina (Burch) Morgan and was raised in South Jersey. He came to this area in 2006 from Mays Landing, N.J. Gary was a bus driver for both the Atlantic City Transportation System and New Jersey Transit for over 33 years. He was a member of the Inverness Church of God. He enjoyed golfing with his sons, riding his bike and playing basketball. Gary was a member of the Shuffleboard Club of Inverness and had recently been elected President of the club. A very loving man, he was always helping someone and fixing things. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Ruth Morgan, Inverness; three sons, Robert (Jody) Morgan, Lenoir City, TN, Gary (Tonya) Morgan, Louisville, KY and Russell (Beth) Morgan, Northville, MI; one daughter, Sherri (Michael) Clark, Gahanna, OH; one brother Robert Morgan, Absecon, N.J.; four sisters Carol Martin, Marietta, OH, Jane Cottrill, Mays Landing, N.J., Kathy Andrews and Bonnie McKinley, both of Inverness, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at the Inverness Church of God with Pastor Larry Powers officiating. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ronald S Morgan, 75, Inverness, FL
RONALD SEARS MORGAN, age 75, Inverness, died July 23, 2014 at his residence. Ron was born on February 28, 1939 in Alturas, FL to the late Laurie and Marie (Seager) Morgan. Ron was a plant manager for Florida Mining Company and also worked the auction sales barn in Milton, FL for cattle sales for many years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being in the outdoors and liked being a cowboy. Left to cherish his memory are his three daughters Susan Alfino, Inverness, Pamela (James) Pernice, Ocala and Kimberly Morgan, Safety Harbor, FL, sisters Patricia (Robert) Lyons, Lecanto and Joyce Palmerton, Winter Haven; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Delores Morgan. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Shawn Morgan, 35, Floral City, FL
A. Shawn Morgan, 35, Floral City, died at home on Nov 17, 2011. A Citrus County native, he was born in Ocala, FL on Aug 15, 1976 to Alton and Anne (O'Brien) Morgan. He attended local schools and was a Citrus High School graduate. He worked with his father at Morgan Enviromental as a supervisor and was of the Protestant Faith. His favorite activity was fishing with his daughter. Shawn leaves behind is loving daughter, Paige and her mother Jenny Rowand of Citrus Springs; his parents, Al and Anne Morgan, Hernando; 1 brother, Gregory J. Morgan of Inverness; his grandmother, Mamie O'Brien of Tennessee and his uncle, Butch Hayes of Citrus Springs. A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, Nov 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Alexander officiating. Friends are invited to fellowship with the family at the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the family for an education fund for Shawn's daughter.


Harley M Morris, 17, Inverness, FL
HARLEY M. MORRIS, age 17, died June 4, 2013 at his residence. Harley was born on December 18, 1995 in Levittown, PA to Arthur E. Morris and Christina Gassew. He was a student at CREST School; enjoyed riding the bus to school and loved to swim. Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Arthur Morris and Christina Gassew, maternal grandparents Catherine and Joseph Malcolm, all of Inverness; sisters Katie Taddia, Philadelphia, PA and Tiffany Morris, VA and numerous aunts and uncles who have assisted in his care and support throughout his lifetime. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements. The family requests donations in Harley's memory to autism reseacrch in lieu of flowers.


Lloyd C Morris, Jr., 69, Inverness, FL
Lloyd Clarence Morris, Jr., 69, Inverness died at home on Jan 26, 2014. Mr Morris was born in Dubois, PA on Aug 5, 1944 to the late Lloyd and Sarah Morris, Sr. and moved to Inverness in 1972 from Palaski, VA. He was an anesthetist and Registered Nurse for Citrus Memorial Hospitals surgical unit for over 37 years prior to retirement and was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran. Lloyd is survived by his son, Robert “Nick” Morris, of Jacksonville; daughter, Tracey Morris, Belleview, FL, 1 grandson, James; his sister, Betty Morris of Inverness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Morris April 30, 2008. Cremation arrangements will be private. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


John F Mrozik, Jr., 63, Hernando, FL
JOHN F. "TRUCKIN" MROZIK, JR., age 63, Hernando, died January 26, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on July 12, 1950 in Cleveland, OH to the late John F. Mrozik, Sr. and Eleanor (Janowski) Mrozik. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp. John was a commercial painter by trade. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and being with his friends. He dearly loved his grandchildren. Left to cherish his memory is his life companion of 24 years, Karen Zyla; his sons Jesse Coy and wife Alex, Milton, FL and John "Joe" Coy, San Diego, CA; grandchildren Kaven, Jaxon, Jaycee and Jozalyn. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Joan H Muller, 78, Inverness, FL
Joan Helen Muller, 78, Inverness, died Aug 13, 2012 in Tampa. Born in Brooklyn, NY on Sept 15, 1933, she was the daughter of the late George and Theresa (Coccimiglio) Schwarz. She was a retired beautician and the wife of the late Edward Muller who died Oct 30, 2002. She is survived by 2 children, George Muller of Farmville, NC and Debra Ramsey of New York; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory was in charge of private arrangements.


Raymond C Mullis, 83, Inverness, FL
Raymond C. Mullis, Jr. 83, Inverness, died Nov 8, 2012 in Hospice of Citrus County. Born in Thomasville, GA on July 12, 1929 to the late Raymond Mullis, Sr and Alma Slaton Mullis,, he came here in 1982 from Miami where he was a law enforcement office for Metro-Dade Police. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; 2 Daughters, Linda Joy and Diane Gay; his sister, Martha Everette; 1 Grandchild. Private arrangements with Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


John M Murawski, 85, Inverness, Fl
JOHN MARION MURAWSKI, age 85, Inverness, died July 14, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on February 24, 1929 in Detroit, MI to the late John S. and Lillian (Marok) Murawski. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, WWII. John was an excellent artist and avid cross stitcher, gifting many of he creations to family and friends. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Wendy McDougall, WA and Molly Murawski, HI; his five grandchildren; brother Michael Murawski, TX; sisters Barbara Clemens, MI, Lola Peterson, FL, Diane Pieknik, MI; and a special niece Peggy Anne and her husband Steve Adelman along with many other nieces and nephews. Sons John W. Murawski, Steven F. Murawski and brother, Joseph Murawski, predeceased him. Military Service: 10:30am September 15, 2014 National Cemetery of the Pacific, HI.


Donald W Murphy, 63, Hernando, Fl
Donald Wayne Murphy, 63, of Hernando, Florida passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, Florida. He was born on July 21, 1949 in Brooksville, Florida to the late John Willis and Eula Mae (Stokes) Murphy, Jr. Wayne was a carpenter, and a life long resident of Floral City, Florida. He was a U.S. Army veteran, Viet Nam era, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include three sons, Daniel, Gary L., and Terry W. Murphy; one sister, Gayle Stevenson; and two grandsons. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Helen L Murphy, 97, Inverness, FL
HELEN LOUISE MURPHY, age 97, Inverness, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Helen was born on May 19, 1915 in Imlay City, Michigan to the late Findlay and Olive Detweiler. Helen was a homemaker and teacher; she taught disabled children, a job she enjoyed very much. Survivors include her son Ronald (Beverly) Murphy, Punta Gorda, FL and daughter Linda (George) Zick, Hernando, FL; her brother John Detweiler, Berkley, MI; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Murphy, two sons Clifford and Robert and her siblings, Donald Detweiler, Orthabelle Wood, Dorothy Jones and Betty Jewell. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. The family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers to help them continue their wonderful care of others as they did for Helen.


Helen T Murphy, 92, Beverly Hills, Fl
Helen T. Murphy, 92, of Beverly Hills, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, Florida. She was born on June 25, 1921 in Jamaica, New York to the late Thomas and Nellie (Nolan) Kearny. Helen was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 2008, coming from Queens, New York. She was a Catholic and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness; and loved spending time with her family. Her survivors include one son Kevin (Irene) Murphy of Inverness; one daughter, Kathleen Howes of Beverly Hills, Florida; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:00 AM, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with burial in St. John's Cemetery, Middle Village, New York. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Raymond E Murphy, 78, Lecanto, FL
RAYMOND EARL MURPHY, age 78, Lecanto, died August 14, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Raymond was born on December 5, 1933, in Lenoir County, NC to the late W. Frank and Florence (Baker) Murphy. Raymond was a carpenter and contractor, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed farming. A loving family man, he leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 57 years, Mavis Murphy, Lecanto; sons David R. (Patricia) Murphy, Murrells Inlet, S.C. and Frankie E. (Sandra) Murphy, Deltaville, VA; his daughter Sheila Murphy (Zeke Nichols), Atkins, VA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; as well as his beloved German Shepherd, "Red." He was preceded in death by his brother, William Lee Murphy. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at Padgett Funeral Home in Wallace, North Carolina. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Robert W Murphy, 90, Floral City, Fl
Robert W. "Bob" Murphy, 90, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness, Florida. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 26, 2013. Bob was a business advisor for the bakery industry, and arrived in this area fifteen years ago, coming from Brooklyn. He was a Catholic by faith, and enjoyed flying planes, and collecting antiques. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Gregoria Murphy. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Elizabeth T Murray, 94, Hernando, FL
Elizabeth T. Murray, age 94, Hernando, died Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Hospice of Citrus County Care Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Elizabeth was born on June 23, 1917 in Englewood, NJ to the late William and Julia Moretti. She was a policy adjuster for Royal Globe Insurance Company. Elizabeth was Catholic by faith. Survivors are her only sister, Bina M. Miller of Hernando.


Bessie T Mushorn, 94, Inverness, FL
Bessie Truluck Mushorn, 94, Inverness, passed away Oct 5, 2012 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center. Mrs Mushorn was born on May 7, 1918 in Ft White, Florida to the late Arthur and Cleo (Tolbert) Truluck. She was a retired Registered Nurse, of the Baptist Faith and enjoyed gardening and reading. She is survived by her husband, William R. Mushorn, Inverness; 2 daughters, Beverly (Joseph) Millar, Seffner, FL; Linda (Richard) Beasley, Waycross, GA; 2 Step daughters, Donna (Bill) Story, Inverness; Linda Glaze of Valdosta, GA; 1 step son, Edward (Camille) Mushorn, West Islip, NY; Grandchildren, Laura, Lisa, Sharon, Heather, Shannon, Dylan; step grandchildren, Jennifer, Laura, Tracy, & Michael. She was predeceased by her son, Lewis Glaze, her grandson, Robert Story and great-grandson, Joshua Wyka. Funeral services conducted on Thursday, Oct 11th at 10:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Leary Willis, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wed evening from 5-7 pm. Memorial Donations are gratefully accepted by the Salvation Army.


William R Mushorn, 94, Inverness, FL
WILLIAM RALPH MUSHORN, age 94, died October 13, 2012 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Bill was born on November 2, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Meta (Brockmann) Mushorn. Bill was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII, was an avid sports fan and liked watching all kinds of sports on T.V., especially baseball and the New York Yankees. His family will remember him as a wonderful father and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Edward (Camille) Mushorn, West Islip, NY, his daughter, Donna (Bill) Story, Inverness, stepdaughters Beverly (Joseph) Millar, Seffner, FL; Linda (Richard) Beasley, Waycross, GA; Linda Glaze, Valdosta, GA; grandchildren Jennifer, Laura, Tracy and Michael, 18 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, Laura, Lisa, Sharon, Heather, Shannon, and Dylan; He was preceded in death by his first wife of 33 years, Mary Schluer Mushorn; his second wife of 21 years, Bessie (Truluck) Mushorn (October 5, 2012): a grandson Robert Story and great-grandchild Joshua Wyka. A Celebration Tribute to honor Bill\'s life will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in visitation on Wednesday from 5-7 PM.


Ava J Myers, 77, Homosassa, FL
AVA JOYCE MYERS, age 77, Homosassa, died September 13, 2013. Ava was born on March 7, 1936 in Mill Spring, MO to the late James and Ruth (Smith) Cates. She was employed by Proline Boats as a final finisher. Ava was a very giving, loving and supportive person to her family and friends; she loved her pets. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 19 years, Richard E. Myers, Homosassa; daughter Brenda Roberts, Hernando; her brothers James (Jamie) Cates, Steven (Rhonda) Cates and sister Mary Graham, all of Missouri; 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy Gene Hillis in 2009, her daughter Donna Marie Hillis in 2006 and a sister, Freda. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Effie L Myrick, 89, Floral City, FL
Effie Luvenia Myrick, 89, Floral City, died suddenly Nov 29, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Colquitt, GA., she was born Jan 13, 1923 to the late Willie and Bertha (Nixon) McCalvin and came to this area in 1970 from Dover, FL. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed watching her favorite television shows and crocheting. She is survived by five daughters, Christine Murray and husband, Charles of Pinellas Park, FL; Kathleen Williamson and husband, Mike of Floral City; Shirley Campbell and husband Bill of Floral City; Diane Waller and husband Alan of Istachatta; Debbie Waller and husband, Richard of Floral City; her nephew whom she raised as a son, Richard Story of Pennsylvania; one brother, Billy McCalvin;18 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Marion Myrick on Sept 9, 2011, a brother, Clarence McCalvin; four sisters, Wilma Edmonds, Irene Cox, Pauline Widner, and Belle Clark Effie's life will be remembered on Sunday, Dec 2nd at 3:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Mr Charles Murray officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery of Istachatta. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 pm until the hour of service on Sunday.


Marion A Myrick, 93, Floral City, FL
Marion Albert Myrick, 93 Floral City, died Sept 9, 2011 at home under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. A native of Ellenton, FL., he was born Aug 25, 1918 to the late Whitt and Sadie (Reynolds) Myrick. He served our country during WW II in the U.S. Army, being discharged as a Staff Sergeant. He was in the invasion of Anzio Beach and injured in France, having been decorated with the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Marion was a retired sales representative in the automobile parts business. Other affiliations included the Cove Bend Church of Christ and V.F.W. Post 7122, Floral City. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Effie (McCalvin) Myrick; 5 daughters, Christine Murray and her husband, Charles of Pinellas Park, FL, Kathleen Williamson and husband, Mike of Floral City, Shirley Campbell and husband, Billy, of Floral City, Diane Waller and husband, Alan of Istachatta, and Debbie Waller and husband Richard, of Floral City; 1 son, Richard “Pete” Story of Pennsylvania; 18 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept 13th at 3:30 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Istachatta. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:30 PM until the hour of service. Flowers are greatly accepted or donations to Hospice of Citrus Co will be appreciated.


Nelson G Mys, 74, Inverness, FL
NELSON G. MYS, age 74, Inverness, went to his heavenly home May 7, 2014 at his residence under the loving care of his family. Nelson was born on March 20, 1940 in McBain, MI to the late George and Martha (Stahl) Mys. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, hunting and was an advocate for 4-wheel drivers. He was a professional bowler and member of the Senior PBA, having rolled many 300 games. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Rosemarie Mys. Other survivors include children Elizabeth (Eric) Davis, Homosassa, FL Timothy Mys, Willits, CA, Pamela Mys, Inverness, and Todd Mys, Inverness; brothers Neal (Marilyn) Mys, Grand Rapids, MI, Richard (Sherry) Mys, Allendale, MI, Lee (Sue) Mys, Fremont, MI, Sydney Mys, Grant, MI, sister Gladys (Syd) VanTunien, Zeeland, MI; 5 grandchildren. A celebration and tribute to Nelson's life will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM at The Citrus Shrine Club Building on Lake Nina Drive in Inverness. If family and friends so desire, donations in Nelson's memory may be made to HPH Hospice, 2939 W. Gulf-to-Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461 in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Edward F Nania, 77, Floral City, FL
Edward F. Nania, age 77, Floral City, died October 13, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County care. Eddie was born on January 12, 1935 in Boston, MA to the late John J. and Mary (Cusamano) Nania. He was employed by carnival ride companies his entire life, eventually becoming the lead electrician for Rockwell Amusement Center in Massachusetts. Eddie is survived by siblings Robert and Frank Nania, Dorothy Waugh and Nicholina Rich. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Keith A Nank, 52, Floral City, FL
KEITH A. NANK, age 52, Floral City, died March 27, 2014 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Keith was born on December 16, 1961 in LaGrange, IL to Walter Kenneth and Jean (Mazzarella) Nank. He was the owner/operator of a subcontractor restoration business. An avid outdoorsman, Keith enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, and camping. He signed up to become a girl scout leader when his wife\'s girl scout troop needed help. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 27 years, Sandi Nank; his mother Jean Nank, Inverness; daughter s Danielle Nank (Greg Marchhart), Tampa, Candace Nank (Justin Riley), Floral City and Justine Le Mons (Christopher), Orlando; his brother Kurt Nank (Ann), Downer\'s Grove, IL; sister Katherine Albright, Lockport, IL and grandsons Caden Marchhart and Aiden Le Mons. He was preceded in death by his father. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Arnold A Nannfeldt, 83, Inverness, Fl
Arnold A. Nannfeldt, 83 of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Sylvia Nannfeldt of Inverness. Other survivors include; one brother, Olie Nannfeldt of Niles, Michigan; and brother-in-law Robert C. Thomas of St. Charles, Missouri. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Virginia A Nash, 89, Beverly Hills, FL
Virginia A. “Ginny” Nash, age 89, Beverly Hills, died June 5, 2012 under Hospice of Citrus County care at Barrington Place in Lecanto. Virginia was born on December 27, 1922 in Stockbridge, GA to the late Oza and Etta Mae (Bowen) Chafin. She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, crafts, ceramics and gardening. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Mary) Nash, Beverly Hills, FL, Dennis (Polly) Nash, Covington, GA; one sister, Mary Trammel, Stockbridge, GA; three grandchildren, Reid, Meghan and Heather Nash. Her husband, Thomas A. Nash (Philomath, GA) preceded her in death March 12, 2009. During their 67 years of marriage, they were loving parents and devoted grandparents. Ginny made friends wherever she went and that was certainly true when she moved into Barrington Place in 2010. She also appreciated all those who cared for her daily needs and visited her. Ginny was loved well by the Lord and experienced gospel grace in word and deed in many ways through 7 Rivers Presbyterian Church, her adopted church home. The entire Nash family greatly appreciates the love, care and kindness she received from the residents and staff at Barrington Place and Hospice of Citrus County. A memorial service will be held at Barrington Place on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:30 PM in the great room. The family desires any donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County or 7 Rivers Presbyterian Church Deacons' Fund. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Thomas Natowich, Jr., 83, Inverness, FL
Thomas Natowich, Jr., 83, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 in the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on May 31, 1930 in Ansonia, Connecticut. Tom was preceded in death by his wife Barbara Natowich and his brother Arthur Natowich. He is survived by his loving companion of many years Diana Girard of Dunnellon, Florida. Also by his sister-in-law Sandy Natowich of Merritt Island, Florida, his daughter Linda (Don) Powel of Lambertville, New Jersey and two grandchildren. Tom was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and a lifetime member of VFW Post #4252, Hernando. He was an avid bowler, golfer, and a member of Lakeside Country Club. Tom was a retired iron worker of Locals #15 and #424 out of New York. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at VFW Post #4252. Donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Mary L Naylor, 73, Lecanto, FL
MARY LILLIAN NAYLOR, age 73, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in Inverness. Mary was born September 21, 1939 in Stollings, WV to the late Willie and Amy Miller Fry. She was a coal miner's daughter and a descendent of Chief Cornstalk of the Shawnee tribe. Mary was the co-valedictorian of her Logan, WV high school graduating class and attended Marshall University. In 1975, Mary and her family settled in Citrus County where she raised their 3 children and worked for 20 years as a travel agent in Beverly Hills. Mary had an infectious spirit when she entered a room and never met anyone who wasn't a friend. She loved watching football, traveling and spending time with her family. Mary was the Super Mom, Wife, Grandmother and Friend to so many people. There is a special place in Heaven reserved for people like her but she will be missed by so many here on Earth. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard Naylor of Lecanto; two sons, Paul (Nancy) Naylor of Winter Garden, FL, William (Kamilya) Naylor of Titusville, FL, a daughter Debra (Chip) Wright of Beckley, WV and grandchildren Tyler, Jordan, Jared and Madina. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by sixteen brothers and sisters. She often joked that she was the 17th child of her parents, who had 9 children each, hint- she was the only child of the second marriage of her parents. A celebration tribute of Mary's life will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. If family and friends so desire, memorial donations in Mary's memory may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


James A Neal, 87, Inverness, FL
James Austin Neal, 87, Inverness, passed away July 17, 2013 at the Hospice House of Citrus Co. in Lecanto. Mr Neal was born in Bellaire, OH on June 4, 1926 to the late Harold and Edna Neal and moved to South Florida in 1969 following his retirement as a M/Sgt from the U.S. Army with 23 years of service. His wife, Alberta, preceded him in death May 12, 200 and his brother, Richard \" Dick\" Neal on Nov 5, 2011. He is survived by three children, James A. Neal, Jr and wife Alice of Inverness; Curtis Neal and wife Vickie, Inverness; Janice McIntosh and husband Mike of Santa Rosa Beach, FL; 6 grandchildren, Janelle, Austin, Garrett, Denise, Michael, and Jamie; 3 great-grandchildren,Dayden, Abigail, and Dylan Mr Neal\'s cremains, along with his wife\'s, will be placed in the Columbarium of Florida National Cemetery. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


Richard "Dick" Neal, 82, Inverness, FL
Harold Richard “Dick” Neal, 82 of Inverness died Nov 5, 2011 in the Hospice Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Bellaire, OH, he was born March 5, 1929 to the late Harold and Edna (Giffin) Neal. Mr. Neal came to Inverness in 2007 from Ft Myers, FL where he was a Licensed Funeral Director/Manager and Embalmer for the Harvey-Englehart-Metz Funeral Home from 1976 until his retirement in Inverness. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and practiced his profession for over 50 years, beginning his career in Ft. Lauderdale at the Fannin-Baird Case Funeral Homes. Dick was active in the community in which he lived, having served as President of the Plantation Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club where he served as Lt-Governor. His affiliations included the Royal Palm Yacht Club in the Ft. Myers area, and after moving to Inverness, he joined the First Presbyterian Church. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Dick leaves his wife of 54 years, Phyllis (Freyler) Neal; 1 brother, James A. Neal of Ocala; 2 nephews, James Austin Neal, Jr and wife, Alice and Curtis Neal and wife, Vickie, both of Inverness; 1 niece, Janice McIntosh, and husband Mike of Mexico Beach, FL; 2 great nieces: Janelle Neal and husband, Lane Kunkel and Denise Steele and husband Jason; 4 great nephews: Michael and Jamie McIntosh and Garrett and Austin Neal. There will be a Celebration of Dick's Life at the First Presbyterian Church of Inverness on Friday, Nov. 11th at 11:00 AM with Rev Craig Davies officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Hospice of Citrus County, PO box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Arrangements under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.


Nancy M Neely, 65, Citrus Springs, FL
Nancy M. Neely, age 65, Citrus Springs, died October 10, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County and surrounded by her loving family. Nancy was born on March 5, 1948 in Newton, WV to the late Walter and Edna (Sutton) Ferguson. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, being out in nature and especially watching owls and was a devoted Mother and Grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Gary William Osborn, Donald Craig Osborn, Jason Michael Osborn, Michael Allen Neely, Jason Blake Osborn, her daughter Anne (Steve) Berry; brother Dave Ferguson and sister Barbara Riley; 10 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Charles I Neighbor, 70, Floral City, Fl
Charles I. Neighbor, 70, of Floral City, Florida passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness. He was born on July 29, 1942 in Union Hill, New York to the late George and Ruth (Shermer) Neighbor. Charles was a Mechanical Engineer for Xerox Corporation, and arrived in this area fifteen years ago, coming from Rochester. He enjoyed railroad trains, fishing, and spending time with his friends. He is survived by his loving fiancee of sixteen years, Cindy Russell. Other survivors include two sons, David and Todd Neighbor; one daughter, Katherine Neighbor; one sister, Deborah Hausknecht; and one grandchild; cousin Yvonne Jordan her children Richard and Lucas (Deborah), other cousins, and many good friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Francis V Nelson, 93, Inv, FL
FRANCIS V. NELSON, age 93, Inverness, died January 11, 2014 surrounded by his family. Francis was born on November 18, 1920 in Bronx, NY to the late Eric and Catherine (Foy) Nelson. Francis served our country in the United States Navy. He married his wife Lorraine after his discharge from the military. He was a sanitation worker for the City of New York for many years during which he owned and operated Nelson Brothers Roofing and Siding with his brother Ed. He enjoyed traveling and socializing with family and friends and in later years playing cards with his son and grandsons. Francis was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Survivors who will treasure his memory include sons Sean F. (Beth) Nelson, Montgomery, NY, Eric G. (Susan) Nelson, Inverness; daughters Rita L. Smith, Leslie J. (George) Covino, Deborah A. Nelson, all of Inverness, Kim Ronaldson (George Fritzsch) Montgomery, NY; his brother Joseph Nelson; 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lorraine in 2012 and brothers Edward and Alan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation from 5-7 PM on Thursday at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family suggests memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Lorraine M Nelson, 87, Inverness, FL
LORRAINE M. NELSON, age 87, Inverness, died September 26, 2012 at her residence. A native of New York City, Lorraine was born on May 1, 1925 to the late John and Mabel (Wood) Beagan. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed playing bingo, cards and shopping. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Francis V. Nelson, Inverness; sons Sean F. (Beth) Nelson, Montgomery, NY and Eric G. (Susan) Nelson, Inverness; daughters Rita L. Smith, Leslie J. (George) Covino, Deborah A. Nelson, all of Inverness and Kim J. Ronaldson (George Fritzsch), Montgomery, NY; 22 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 4-6 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Stephen B Nemeth, 47, Lecanto, FL
Stephen Blair Nemeth, 47, of Lecanto , FL passed away Monday, April 16, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. Stephen was born July 18, 1964 in St. Petersburg. He is survived by his parents, John (Jack) Nemeth and Judith (Judy) Nemeth of Lecanto; his brother, John P. Nemeth and wife Rachel; a sister, Cynthia DeCola and husband, Joseph; several aunts, uncles, nieces, a nephew, and cousins. We all loved him and will miss him deeply. Stephen attended the Key Training Center for 25 years where he worked in the client workshop. He loved going to the Key to be with his many friends. His favorite enjoyment was riding his Kawasaki Mule playing his music. He also enjoyed getting the newspaper for his dad and helping feed the farm animals. A Celebration of Stephen's Life will be conducted Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the KEY Training Center


Millard E Newcomer, 63, Floral City, Fl
MILLARD E. NEWCOMER, age 63, Floral City, died March 26, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Millard was born on April 11, 1949 in Connellesville, PA to the late Millard J. and Geraldine (Mitchell) Newcomer. He enjoyed his job as a long distance trucker and using his CB radio. Millard was an avid Lionel train collector, liked fishing and watching NASCAR. Left to cherish his memory are his companion, Virginia Byrne; his children, Steven E. (Tina) Newcomer, WA; Mikki Newcomer, Ocala, Lori Moselle, Orchard Park, NY, Amy and Amber Newcomer, both of Meadeville, PA, his brother John and sister Donna; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Joseph W Newman, 87, Inverness, FL
Joseph William "Bill" "Pops" Newman, age 87, of Inverness, died September 24, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pops was born on June 15, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Edward and Josephine Newman. He was employed as a maintenance worker in airports. He was known locally as "Pops" and was a picker, collecting cans and scrap metal for resale. Survivors include his sister Barbara Pitre; nieces Barbara Kuniski and Lucy (Brian) Press; great-nephew and caregiver Trevor Graver; great-nephews Evan Graver, Keanu Wadhams, Shayne Wadhams, Michael Rinaldo; great-niece Courtney Press; great-great niece Haley Gerhardt and great-great nephews Cameron Graver and Elliott Knowles. Private arrangements through Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Shirley J Newman, 87, Floral City, FL
SHIRLEY JANE NEWMAN, age 87, Floral City, died July 1, 2013 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. A native Floridian, Shirley was born on July 17, 1925 in Fort Lauderdale, FL to the late Liberty and Thelma Slaughter. She was the granddaughter of Joel and Ardena Horne, one of the six families who settled and founded the town of Deerfield Beach. Survivors include her son, Lloyd W. Newman and her sister Jean Byrd, both of Floral City; grandchildren Todd Michael and Christopher Wendall Newman and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lloyd E. Newman in 2007. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Clayton G Niver, 83, Hernando, Fl
Clayton Gilbert Niver, 83, of Hernando, Florida passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born on April 26, 1930 in Cortland, New York to the late Harley and Emma (Pease) Niver. Clayton was a truck driver for the Oswego Asphalt Company, and arrived in this area in 1992 coming from Fulton, New York. He was preceded in death by his wife Lillian Louise Niver, son Clifford Niver; and brothers Phillip, Donald, and Robert. Survivers include his children Douglas (Elaine) Niver of Inverness, Lorne Niver of Inverness, and Dranee (Doug) Stevens of Fulton, NY. Other survivors include brothers Richard, Charles and Robert Niver; sisters Barbara Phillips and Beverly Seamans; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Wallace C Noegel, 86, Inverness, FL
WALLACE CONRAD NOEGEL, age 86, Inverness, died November 4, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Wallace was born on October 30, 1927 in Fort Pierce, Florida to the late Perry and Ruth (Brown) Noegel and relocated to this area in 1977. He served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. Wallace was employed by American Can Company in Tampa for 31 years. He was a member of Fort Cooper Baptist Church for 35 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Lorraine Noegel; two sons, Glenn (Sandra) Noegel, Hernando and Reece (Holly) Noegel, Citrus Springs; his brother Ramon Noegel, Sefner; three grandchildren, Kurt, David and Kassi Noegel. He was preceded in death by a daughter Dana Perez in 2001. A funeral service and tribute to Wallace's life will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Fort Cooper Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery. The family will greet friends in visitation at the church from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. Memorial donations may be made to Fort Cooper Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Susan A Nolan, 78, Inverness, FL
Susan A. Nolan, 78, of Inverness, Florida passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012 at HPH Hospice in Inverness. She was born in Queens, New York on November 21, 1933 to the late John and Mary (Douglas) McMahon. Susan worked at West Point Military Academy as a computer programer. She arrived in the area in 2006, coming from Newburgh, New York and was a member of Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Susan was a big Facebook fan, and enjoyed traveling, swimming, building model doll houses, and spending time with her family in the role of an assertive life coach. She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, John Nolan. Survivors include three sons, Gerald (Eileen) Nolan of Ocala, Florida, Brian (Raeann) Nolan of Lakeland, Florida, and Sean (Elizabeth) Nolan of Wilmington, North Carolina; two daughters, Missy (Richard) Von Staden of Inverness, and Margaret (Peter) Hirschbine of Ashville, North Carolina; one brother, Martin McMahon; one sister, Gloria O'Hara; fourteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida, is in charge of arrangements.


Muriel M Norberg, 78, Floral City, FL
Muriel May Norberg, 78, Floral City, died July 16, 2011 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Bronx, NY., she was born, one of seventeen children to the late Albert and Katherine (Ruff) Norberg on April 11, 1933. She retired from the Act Media Company as a Marketing Director and Manager. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert A. Norberg; 3 sons, Robert A (Cindy) Norberg of Lawtey, FL; Guy M. (Robin) Norberg of Floral City; Dean Norberg, Inverness; 1 daughter, Frances Jones, Floral City; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home Tuesday from 6-8 PM where services will be conducted on Wednesday, July 20th, 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Diabetes Foundation.


Gerhard Nordahl, 92, Ocala, FL
Gerhard Nordahl, 92, Ocala, passed away Aug 8, 2012 at the Ocala Health & Rehab Center. Mr Nordahl was born in Haugesund, Norway on July 1, 1920. He had been a resident of The Top of The World community for 19 years. He was a retired construction superintendent and served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr Nordahl was 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Evelyn Hinsch Nordahl; 5 children, Gary Nordahl of Perrysville, OH; John Nordahl of Uniondale, NY; Fred Harnisch, Lindenhurst, NY; Christine Mengel of North Carolina; Linda Willa, Setauket, NY; 1 sister, Ragna Heiberg, Brooklyn, NY; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug 15th , 11:00 A.M. from Joy Lutheran Church of Ocala. Graveside Military Honors are scheduled for Thursday, Aug 16th at 2:30 PM at Florida National Cemetery with the Marion County Honor Guard officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by Joy Lutheran Church of Ocala. The Chas E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness.


Eleanor C Norton, 74, Homosassa, Fl
Eleanor C. Norton, 74, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River, Florida. She was born on January 27, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Russell and Marion (Bigley) Chapman. Eleanor was a credit analyst for Chesebrough-Pond, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Clinton, Connecticut. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Crystal River. Her memberships include Orange Blossom Pomona and Marion Grange #207 in Belleview; Order of the Eastern Star Olive Branch Lodge #87, Madison, Connecticut; Key Training Center; the animal shelter and pro-adoption group. She was preceded in death by one great-great grandchild, Kenneth Carde. Survivors include her loving husband of forty-one years, Reverend Dr. Alan (TOM) Norton. Other survivors include three sons, Craig Norton of Homosassa, Gary (Jean) Norton of Nova Scotia, and Kenny Norton of Canada; two daughters, Kimberly Langille of Nova Scotia and Kimberly Norton of Toronto Ontario, Canada; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Eleanor\'s name to either the Key Training Center, or Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection.


Robert E Norton, 77, Inverness, FL
Robert E. “Bob” Norton, 77, Inverness, passed away September 25, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Jacksonville, FL., he was born Dec 15, 1935, an only child, to the late Loren and Chrissie (Jones) Norton and moved to this area in 1978 from Orlando. He spent his life in the automobile industry and was formerly the owner-operator of Norton Chevrolet. Bob was a member of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church and active in the Chuck Colsen Prison Fellowship for many years. He received the fellowships Volunteer of the Year Award. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Norton; three daughters, Angela Blasl, Inverness; Robin (James) Martone, Inverness; Beth (Jim) Dennis, Orlando; five grandchildren, Kristopher, Nicholas, Lena Rose, Brooke, and Max. Bob's life will be celebrated at the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Sept 28th at 11:00 AM with Rev Brandon Lauranzon officiating. Interment will be private in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the hour of service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to the Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church Deacon\'s Fund. Chas E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.


Betty J Nugent, 84, Inverness, FL
BETTY JANE NUGENT, age 84, Inverness, died June 13, 2012 under the loving care of her family and the staff of Arbor Trail. Betty was born on July 21, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Roy and Florence Geiger. She was a secretary for an insurance firm. Betty was a member of First United Methodist Church of Hernando and enjoyed her church activities and fellowship. She was a special companion to her daughter, was very proud of her family, especially her grandchlidren. Survivors include two sons, Daniel Floyd (Caroline) Nugent, Centerville, OH and Ronald Keith Nugent, Inverness and her daughter Melody Nugent, Citrus Springs, FL. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Joseph Nunes, 85, Inverness, FL
JOSEPH NUNES, age 85, Inverness, died June 5, 2012 at his residence. Joe was born in Smith's Parish, Bermuda on December 28, 1926 to the late Antonio and Maria (Teixeira) Nunes. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII and the Korean conflict, achieving the rank of Sgt. Joe was employed by UPS as a supervisor and automobile mechanic. He was an avid golfer and camper. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Irene Nunes, Inverness; his son Joseph Nunes, Jr. (Susan), Inverness; daughters Diane (Patrick) Kearns, and Nancy (Mark) Buebendorf, all of Southbury, CT; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by all five of his brothers and a son, Paul Nunes on 11/20/2001. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow with military honors at the Florida National Cemetery. The family will receive friends in visitation from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Lymphoma or American Leukemia Society.


Richard Obitts, 74, Bushnell, FL
RICHARD LEE OBITTS, age 74, Bushnell, died July 1, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Richard was born on May 2, 1940 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Elwood and Evelyn Obitts. He was a brick mason in the construction industry. Richard enjoyed fishing the lakes of Citrus County with his good friends, especially Tim Bias. He is survived by his companion Geraldine James and his sister, Jane Carpenter of Brooksville. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Sarah OConnor, 73, Inverness, FL
SARAH OCONNOR, age 73, Inverness, died December 21, 2013 at her residence under the care of her loving family and Hospice of Citrus County. Sarah was born in Glasgow, Scotland to the late William and Elizabeth (Russell) Connolly. She was employed as a waitress, bookmaker and in building management. She enjoyed crocheting blankets for invalids and the homeless and spent many years volunteering at the Inverness Community Center and for Meals on Wheels. She was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 52 years, Alfred O\'Connor; sons Robert (Linda) O\'Connor, Latrobe, PA, Alfred (Maureen) O\'Connor, Jr., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA and Charles (Lindsay) O\'Connor, Santa Monica, CA; brother John (Kathy) Connolly; sisters Elizabeth (William) McClelland, Mary (Hughie) O\'Donnell and Kathleen McGill, all of Scotland; grandchildren Drew, Bryn and Alaina. The family invites friends to join them in visitation on Thursday, December 26, 2013 from 3-5 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 28, 203 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Memorial donations in Sarah\'s memory may be made to American Cancer Society\'s Benjamin Mendick Hope Lodge, 12810 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Gerard H Offen, 86, Lecanto, FL
Gerard H. Offen, 86, of Lecanto, FL passed away peacefully March 23 after a short illness. Gerard (Jerry) was the loving husband for 40 years of Lillian L. (Ostrowski) Offen. They moved to Lecanto in 1988 after starting their life together in Centerport, NY. Jerry was born in Bohlsen, Germany, on November 5, 1925 and was the youngest of 6 children. His mother passed away when he was a youngster and he was raised by relatives until his teen years. He enlisted into the German army during WWII at the age of 16 and was soon captured and held as a POW in England. Upon the end of the war, he moved to the US to join his brother and soon became a proud US citizen. Jerry worked for his brother as a short order cook in the NYC area until taking up the carpentry trade. Jerry was a master craftsman with the NYC Council of Carpenters with a specialty in steel frame doors. He was meticulous about his work and everything he did in life. He worked on various buildings in the NYC area, but was especially proud of the work he did on the National Gallery of Art East Wing in Washington, DC. where he received a special recognition for his outstanding workmanship. While he excelled in his trade, he had a special love of nature, especially gardening. Jerry spent countless hours on his garden and landscaping. It was his love of the outdoors and nature that helped foster Jerry's interest in golf. He took up the game later in life, but more than the actual game, he enjoyed the comraderie that golf provided. He always respected the rules of the game and was honest to a fault, even to the detriment of his score, which was not his primary concern. Jerry fondly cherished the many friendships he developed through golf, especially in Lecanto. Jerry was also a devoted student of history and was always looking for opportunities to read about unique historical events or individuals. He was a lover of the arts, particulary music such as opera and German Lieder. As a young man, Jerry would often sing some of his favorite Lieder at family gatherings. In New York, Jerry belonged to a choral group and liked to sing Mozart. In spite of all other interests, Jerry's true devotion was the love of his life - his wife Lillian. They enjoyed everything they did together, and in their earlier years of marriage, they took many trips to see the US and their friends and relatives around the world. Together, they were dependable friends and ideal relatives, always ready in a instant to help out family and friends in need. Jerry was predeceased by his siblings Henry, Wilhelm, Albert, Walter, and Anneliese, along with his first wife, Helen. He is survived by his devoted wife Lillian, whom he married June 30, 1972, along with several loving nieces and nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00 AM from St. Scholastic Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the National Cemetery in the Atlanta area. Reposing hours at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home are on Tuesday from 6-8PM. Memorial contributions requested to: Hospice of Citrus Co., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464


John R Oldfield, 83, Floral City, FL
JOHN R. OLDFIELD, II, age 83, Floral City, died Monday, January 2, 2012 at his residence. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, John was born on September 2, 1928 to the late John and Emily (Blumquist) Oldfield. He moved to Florida at the age of six and was raised by his paternal grandparents. John served our country in the Merchant Marines during WWII. He served as a fireman for the City of St. Petersburg for over 27 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant, retiring and moving to this area in 1980. He was a member of the Firefighter's Union. John enjoyed boating with his family and loved watching football on television, especially the Florida Gators. Survivors include his son John R. Oldfield, III (Debbie) of Seminole, FL; and his daughter Sandra (Terry) Buie of Inverness; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Doris “Mickey” Oldfield on Aug. 25, 2009. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with military honors at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.


Mary L Orenyak, 85, Floral City, Fl
Mary Lorraine Orenyak, 85, of Floral City, Florida passed away on Friday, January 3, 2024 at Nature Coast Lodge, Lecanto. She was born on March 28, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late William and Mary (Sarver) Kelley. Mary was a secretary for the Social Security Administration and arrived in this area in 1996, coming from Glassport, Pennsylvania. She was a member of Most Holy Name Of Jesus Catholic Church in Gulfport, Florida, and loved going to the beach. She was a dedicated homemaker and housewife. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Edward Orenyak. Other survivors include one nephew, William (Linda) Kelley of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and many cousins. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Barbara E Orndorff, 69, Hernando, FL
BARBARA E. ORNDORFF, age 69, Hernando, died August 28, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Barbara was born on September 22, 1943 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Frank and Marion (Barrett) Marcus. She was employed as a secretary for the U.S. Government. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she enjoyed reading, cooking and liked watching her favorite T.V. shows, especially "River Monsters." Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 42 years, Michael Orndorff; her son Chris (Sheri L.) Orndorff, Ft. Myers; daughter Michele Orndorff, Hernando, brother Robert S. (Joyce) Perdue, Swan Point, MD; sisters Linda Perdue, Waldorf, MD and JoAnn L. (Tony) Rupert, Mayo, MD; grandchildren Shelby Lynn Vargas and Payton Elizabeth Orndorff and great-granddaughter Stella Marie. The family will greet friends on Saturday, August 31, 2013 (Today) from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM at the Elks Lodge in Hernando. Please come join them in the Celebration of Life for Barbara. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Barbara's memory to either Elks National Foundation or Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL, 34464. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Helga I Ost, 84, Inverness, FL
Helga I. Ost, age 84, Inverness, died Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County. Helga was born in Germany on November 2, 1927 to the late Carl and Erne Rasche. She was employed as a telephone operator with AT&T. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Werner Ost, Inverness; her brother Carl Rasche and sisters Freidel Rasche and Inga Emig, all of St. Clair Shores, MI. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Shirley A Osteen, 74, Homosassa, Fl
Shirley A. Osteen, 74, of Homosassa, Florida passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She was born on April 19, 1939 in Salisbury, North Carolina to the late Phillip E. and Anne (Mears) Lanning. Shirley was a hospital accounting clerk, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Tampa, Florida. She loved her community in Homossasa, and was involved in many of it's community events. Her survivors include one son, Patrick (Sheila) Osteen of Brooksville, Florida; two daughters, Shannon L. (Brian) Butler of Lakeland, Florida, and Kimberly (John) Turner of Tampa; one brother, Phill Lanning; and two grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Carolyn J Owens, 74, Inverness, FL
CAROLYN JUNE OWENS, age 74, Inverness, died November 28, 2013 at McCloud Hospital in Florence, SC. Carolyn was born on October 9, 1939 in Long Island, NY to the late Henry and Eileen (Brady) Geretts and moved to Florida in 1969. Left to cherish her memory are her children Michael A. Owens, Hernando, Karen Owens, Orlando and Renee Rogers, Darlington, SC; sisters Lorraine Bates and Terry Ferner; grandchildren Cameron and Alex Bazin. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman Jan 30, 1982. A graveside tribute will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Marjorie Owings, 89, Lecanto, FL
Marjorie "Margie" Owings, 89, Hernando, died Dec 26, 2012 in Hospice of Citrus County. Mrs. Owings was born in Tampa, FL on March 3, 1923 to the late Louis and Gladys (Raines) Milam and came to this area in 1979 from Miami. She was an accountant for Eastern Airlines prior to retirement. Left to cherish her memory are 2 daughters, Carol Sue Jackson, Hernando; Joan Matteo, Denver, CO; five grandchildren, Nichole, Jeremy, Jason, Dean and Jeff and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William on May 16, 1998. Graveside services are Saturday, Dec 29th at 11:00 AM from Oak Ridge Cemetery with Pastor Nile Stine officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home. The Chas E Davis Funeral Home is in charge.


Martha G O\'Bannon, 95, Inverness, FL
Martha Glenn O'Bannon, age 95, Inverness, died Friday, January 6, 2012 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Nursing Center. Martha was born on June 12, 1916 in Greenville, MS to the late Bennette and Emily (James) O'Bannon. She was a bookkeeper. Martha has no known survivors except her loving caregivers at Arbor Trail who will miss her greatly. Private cremation arrangements.


Ellen L O\'Dwyer, 68, Inverness, Fl
Ellen Lee O'Dwyer, age 68, born December 23, 1943 to Edwin and Ethel Crawley in Charleston, SC, Ellen entered into Eternal Rest on March 3, 2012. She moved to St. Petersburg at a young age and grew up there, attending Dixie Hollins High School. In 1970, Ellie married Daniel O'Dwyer in St. Petersburg FL and lived in Andros Island, Bahamas, Palm Beach Gardens FL, Aurora and Parker CO. In CO Ellen worked as an electronics assembler for Honeywell. She and Dan moved to Inverness in 1996 to be nearer to family. Ellen enjoyed tennis in her younger years and served as a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader in Palm Beach Gardens. She also enjoyed scuba/snorkle diving, wind surfing, sailing, backpacking and camping. Hobby activities included knitting, crocheting and sewing. A stroke in 2004 placed her in a wheelchair and those activities ceased, but she still enjoyed old movies and listening to books. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, daughter Kelly and sister Edwina Porter. She is survived by her husband, daughters Glenyss (Steve) Steinmetz of Tomball, TX and Evelyn (Richard) Traynom of Marianna FL, grandchildren Denise Traynom, Matthew and Kaity Steinmetz, niece Debbie White, nephews George and Daniel Beverley, as will as many aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association or Hospice of Citrus County, Inc. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Wanda L O\'Steen, 90, Inverness, Fl
Wanda Lee O'Steen, 90, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Citrus Health & Rehab in Inverness. She was born in Gassaway, W. Virginia on October 5, 1923 to the late George and Audrey B. (Carroll) Frame. Wanda was a homemaker, a Baptist by faith, and arrived in this area in 2004, coming from Virginia. She enjoyed reading, watching television, doing crossword puzzles, and loved watching birds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. O'Steen in 2000, and three sisters, Bernice, June, and Maxine. She is survived by her children Richard A. O'Steen, Robin (Barbara) O'Steen, and Jean (Harry) Gorring; and six grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Henry K Paikos, 93, Lecanto, Fl
Henry Konstantine Paikos, 93, of Lecanto, Florida, passed away on January 1, 2014 at V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. He was born on September 30, 1920 in Manchaug, Massachusetts to the late Thomas and Pota (Theodosis) Paikos. Henry was an Army veteran of WW II in the 10th Mountain Division, and arrived in this area in 1991, coming from Oxford, Massachusetts. He was Greek Orthodox by faith, and a charter member and past commander of the American Legion Post in Manchaug, a painting contractor, and owner-operator of Four Corners Bar in Manchaug. His passion was his race horses and poker games at Foxwoods. He was preceded in death by his son Thomas, a brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Loretta "Lori" Paikos of Florida; two step daughters, Lori (David) Greene and Kim (Rick) Anders of Florida; stepson Eddie McManus of Oregon; two step-grandsons, Jesse (Ashly) and Cody; one step great-grandson, Channing; and several cousins and nieces. Henry's urn will be placed at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Hans Palm, 89, Beverly Hills, Fl
Hans Palm, 89, of Beverly Hills, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County in Inverness, Florida. He was born in Germany on September 3, 1922 to the late Leo and Agnes (Krakofszig) Palm. Hans was a tool and die maker for Ford Motor Company, and arrived in this area in 1987, coming from Troy, Michigan. He was a Roman Catholic, and a member of the United Auto Workers Union, Ocala, Florida. Hans enjoyed painting and repair work around the house, and loved watching football. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Hertha Palm of Beverly Hills. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Lyvelle Palmer, 81, Inverness, FL
Lyvelle Palmer, age 81, Inverness, died September 20, 2013 at her residence under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Lyvelle was born on January 15, 1932 in Starks, LA to the late Curtis and Maggie (Thompson) Hatchell. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Inverness. She enjoyed gardening; was a very talented crafter, doing macrame, ceramics and needlepoint and loved being with her dog "Princess." Left to cherish her memory is her son Curtis Michael Palmer and his wife Bobbie, Inverness; daughter Diana Paulette Brooks, Lake Panasoffkee, sister Delores Hatchell, LA; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Herman, a son, Herman, Jr. and a great-grandson. A funeral tribute to Lyvelle's life will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Burial will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery in Floral City. The family will greet friends in visitation from 1:00 PM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


James G Panek, 78, Inverness, FL
JAMES G. PANEK, born October 21, 1935 in Plainfield, NJ, son of Ignatz Panek and Mary Gaspar passed away on May 25, 2014. James retired from Carpenters Local 455 in Somerville, NJ. James served with the U.S. Marine Corps, with the rank of Corporal. James interests included fishing, crossword puzzles and he enjoyed watching television. James and his wife Patricia resided in Whitehouse Station, NJ for 38 years before retiring to Inverness, FL in 2005. James and Patricia were married 55-1/2 years. He is survived by his sons James and Jeffrey; in addition four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Lauren, Samantha and Brittney; one grandson Zachary and three great-grandchildren. James also leaves two parrots, Gabby and Webster. At his request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Inverness or your local Human Society. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.


Patricia E Panek, 75, Inverness, FL
PATRICIA ELAINE PANEK, born December 30, 1938 in Somerville, NJ, daughter of Stanley J. Zawistowski and Mary Piatak passed away on May 27, 2014 of long term medical problems. Pat had many interests. She was employed for many years as an Administrative Assistant. Her hobbies included gardening, flea markets, decorating her home, and she was an avid reader. Pat's particular interest was in geneaology whereas she researched both her parents and her husband's parents to the late 1600's. Pat continued her family research until her passing. Pat and her husband James resided in Whitehouse Station, NJ for 38 years before retiring to Inverness, FL in 2005. Pat and Jim were married 55-1/2 years. She is survived by sons James and Jeffery; four granddaughters, Elizabeth, Lauren, Samantha and Brittney; one grandson Zachary and three great-grandchildren, in addition, her pet parrots, Gabby and Webster. At her request, funeral services will be private. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to either Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, Inverness or your local Humane Society. Arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.


Ann Paparazzi, 94, Inverness, FL
Ann G. Paparazzi, age 94, Inverness, died June 1, 2014 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ann was born in Italy on September 10, 1919 to the late Joseph and Lucy (Mendola) Alletto. Ann worked as a receptionist in Drs. Osterhaut and Jenkins office. She was a member of the Citrus Italian American Social Club, a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, a member of the choir, served as a lecturer and Eucharistic minister and member of the Catholic Women\'s organizations. She was a 10-year Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer. Ann was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dominick; her son, Frank; two brothers, Alfred and Joseph Alletto and a sister Carmen. Left to treasure the memories of her long life are sons Dominick (Jeneen) Paparazzi of Brandon and Joseph (Janice) Paparazzi of Pembrooke Pines; daughters Rachel M. Spencer, Inverness and Patricia (Barry) Greenfield, St. Petersburg; brothers Vincent (Jean) Alletto and Frank (JoAnn) Alletto; sister Gloria (Vincent) DeCandia; 7 grandchildren and one great grandson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will greet friends in visitation from 11:00 AM until the procession forms for the church at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery, where Ann will be laid to rest next to her beloved Dominick. Please consider donations in Ann\'s memory to Hospice of Citrus County-for the Lecanto Hospice House; P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Dominick N Paparazzi, 93, Inverness, FL
Dominick N. Paparazzi, 93, Inverness, died Aug 19, 2013 at Citrus Health & Rehab Center of Inverness. Mr. Paparazzi was born in Brooklyn, NY on Jan 22, 1920 to the late Frank and Rachel Paparazzi and moved to this area in 1971 from Staten Island. He was a retired carpenter from the Carpenter's Union Local 2287 in New York. He served our country during WW II in the Army and was a Life Member of VFW Post 4337. Other affiliations included Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Highland Civic Association (Charter Member), Highlands Volunteer Fire Dept, Knights of Columbus, and Italian American Club. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ann Alletto Paparazzi; 4 children, Rachel M. Spencer of Inverness, Patricia (Barry) Greenfield, St Petersburg; Dominick (Jeneen) Paparazzi, Brandon, FL; Joseph (Janice) Paparazzi, Pembroke Pines, FL; one sister, Rose Giordano, Stoneham, MA; 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Frank Paparazzi, two brothers, Joseph and John and his sister, Betty. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, Aug 23rd at 1:00 PM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Military Honors to follow. Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 – 12:45 PM when the procession will leave for the church. Following Mass, there will be a gathering at the Citrus Italian-American Club in Inverness.


Isabelle S Paprocki, 88, Inverness, Fl
Isabelle S. Paprocki, 88, of Inverness, Florida died Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Leo M Paquette, 84, Inverness, Fl
Leo M. Paquette, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on September 21, 1928 in Berlin, New Hampshire to the late Adolphe and Marie-Louise (Cloutier) Paquette. Leo was a dairy maintenance supervisor and a U.S. Army veteran, WWII. He arrived in this area in 1994, coming from Enfield, Connecticut. Leo enjoyed playing pool, loved the Seniors Center, and spending time with his friends and family, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Yolande M. Paquette of Inverness. Other survivors include one son, Guy P. Paquette of Newington, CT; two daughters, Susan (Fred) Frazao of Shrewsbury, MA, and Pauline (Michael) Griffin of Enfield, CT; one sister, Ida (Vitti) Biretta of Cincinnati, OH. Seven Grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Wednesday, December 5, 11:00 AM, with military honors and burial to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 9:00 AM, prior to service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.


Melvin F Parker, Jr., 65, Hernando, FL
MELVIN "MEL" F. PARKER, JR., age 65, died Monday, August 20, 2012 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mel was born on August 29, 1946 in Montgomery, Alabama to Melvin F. and Julia (Sullivan) Parker. He served our country in the United States Air Force. Mel was employed as the general manager for Carrier Services. He enjoyed baseball and coaching youth leagues, was an avid Jeff Gordon and NASCAR fan as well as a devoted Alabama "Crimson Tide" fan. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Georgia Parker, Hernando; his mother, Julia Parker, Alabama; two sons Mark (Sheena) Parker, Wesley Chapel, FL and Allan (Angela) Parker, Citrus Springs, FL; his daughter Tammy (Jason) McLain, Hernando; two sisters, Beth (William) McGinnis, PA and Cindy Johns, AL; nine grandchildren, Chris, Kayla, Taylor, Krista, David, Jake, Karlie, Savannah, and Bristol. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Burial will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The family requests donations in Mel's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


Carl E Parks, 71, Floral City, FL
Carl Emerson Parks, age 71, died September 13, 2012 at the Hospice Unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Carl was born on August 23, 1941 in Greene, NY to the late Robert and Madelyn Parks. He was a road maintenance worker for the State of New York. Survivors include his four sons, Jeffery, Duane, Mark and Brian; brothers Robert, Jr., Ronald, Larry and Steve and sisters Sheila Grant, Kay VanTassell and Joanne Brewer; five grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Ralph D Parmer, 71, Holder, FL
RALPH D. "WAYNE" PARMER, age 71, Holder, died December 5, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong native Floridian, Wayne was born in Holder on March 27, 1942 to the late Ralph C. and Izella (Hudson) Parmer. Wayne was a 1960 graduate of Citrus High School. After graduation, he served our country in the United States Army and was employed as a long distance commercial truck driver. He enjoyed his family and was an avid Steelers and Gator football and NASCAR fan. Left to cherish his memory are his children Ralph Dewayne Parmer II (Margie), Vicky Parmer Cavender; grandchildren Michael Cavender (Heather), Kristin Gullick (Robert), Jessica Heffernan, Bryan Cavender (Stevie), Heather Parmer, Daniel Cavender, Brittany Parmer, Amanda Hillebrand (Colton), Ralph Dewayne Parmer III, Kelsey Parmer, Kristen Frank (Clayton), Megan McCarty; great-grandchildren Christian, Cameron, Carter, Adrian, Elizabeth, Kayleigh, Connor, Karleigh, Avery, Michael, Maxson, David, Christian, Anthony; his sisters Kathy Wells (Peck) and Lorry Billups (Jerry) and lifelong friends Gayle, Elmer, Thomas, Faye and Jeanette. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Parmer and his brother Russell Hudson. A funeral tribute and celebration of Wayne's life will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with military honors. The family will receive friends in visitation from 10:30 AM until the hour of service. Memorial donations are suggested in Wayne's memory to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 in lieu of flowers.


James L Parrish, 57, Inverness, Fl
James L. Parrish, 57, of Inverness, Florida passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 under the care of Hernando-Pasco Hospice in Lecanto. He was born on January 28, 1956 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Kenneth D. and Mary J. (Cakmis) Parrish. James arrived in this area in 1984, coming from Cambridge, and was founder and previous owner of Top Gun Lawn Care of Citrus County. He enjoyed camping, riding ATV's, and the outdoors. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kim Parrish. Other survivors include children Brandon J.(Ciara) Parrish of Summerfield, Florida, and Britney Parrish of Inverness; son David (Stacey) Smith of Inverness; brothers Kenneth D., John R., and Robert W. Parrish, and grand-daughters Destany and Megan Smith. He was preceded in death by brother Thomas K. Parrish. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund in Jim's name. Please visit: www.youcaring.com/jimparrish if you would like to send a donation. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Jane Parsons, 72, Hernando, FL
LOIS JANE PARSONS, 72 of Hernando, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Born on October 11, 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Guy and Garnet (Jeffrey) Fleck, she came here 26 years ago from Auburndale, FL. Jane worked in the bookkeeping department for Brannen Banks for over 25 years. Jane was a bird lover, an artist, and photographer, winning many awards at the Citrus County Fair. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 31 years, Charles C. Parsons, her children, Teresa Anne (Robert) Clarke, Queensbury, NY; Mark (Alison) Shepard, St. Petersburg; Charles “Bo” (Lisa) Parsons, Cottondale, FL; John (Debbie) Parsons, Santa Rosa, FL; Chad (Camille) Parsons, Portsmouth, FL; Greg (Lynn) Parsons, Auburndale, FL She is also survived by her brother, John and sisters, Julie and Elaine; fifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 15th from 5-7 pm at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Catherine Passa, 93, Inverness, FL
CATHERINE PASSA, age 93, Inverness, died August 29, 2013 under the loving care of her daughters. Catherine was born on October 15, 1919 in Bound Brook, NJ. She was a hard worker, enjoyed crocheting and sewing, even sewing her children's clothing and coats. She was Catholic by faith. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Donna M. Passa, Inverness, Lynn and her husband Charles Scruggs, Ft. Payne, AL and granddaughter Laurie Scruggs. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Benjamin Passa. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mandy R Pate, 27, Lecanto, FL
MANDY RUTH PATE, age 27, Lecanto, passed away March 1, 2014 at Orlando Health and Rehabilitation Center. A native of Inverness, Mandy was born on January 29, 1987 to David and Pamela Jo Pate. She was a joyful, funny, rambunctious young lady who was very popular. She enjoyed scrapbooking, taking care of her animals and spending time with her many friends. Mandy will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched with her beautiful spirit. Left to cherish her memory are her parents, David Pate, Inverness and Pamela Jo (Pate) Mann, stepfather Robert Mann, Citrus Springs; her sister Wendy and brother in law, Daniel Marinelli, Lecanto; paternal grandmother Ruth Kroeger of Inverness and extended family members including aunts, uncles and cousins. A tribute to Mandy's life will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. The family will greet friends in visitation from 5:00 PM until the hour of service. Burial will take place at Magnolia Cemetery privately at a later date. Because of Mandy's dear love for animals, memorial donations are requested to Citrus County Animal Shelter or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Rose M Pate, 75, Inverness, Fl
Rose Marie Pate, age 75, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Rose was born on November 24, 1937 in Savannah, GA to the late Luther and Mary (Cromley) Martin. She was a nursing assistant for many years. Rose enjoyed being a mother and grandmother and family was her life. She also enjoyed listening to country music. Rose was a parishioner at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Left to cherish her memory are her children Donald (Carol) Miles, Inverness; Thomas (Lori) Denby, Clermont, Theresa (John) Fitzgerald, Clermont, Martha Hubbell, Inverness and Catherine (Donald) Hester, Jupiter; her brother, Anthony (Anita) Horton, Savannah, GA; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


William E Patrick, 84, Lecanto, FL
WILLIAM "BILL" E. PATRICK, age 84, Lecanto, died January 29, 2014 at Brentwood Health Care Center. Bill was born on May 11, 1929 in Ramona, OK to the late Samuel and Edith (Keaton) Patrick. He served our country in the United States Marine Corp during both WWII and the Korean conflict. He was employed by General Motors as an auto worker. Bill enjoyed scuba diving, traveling and was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #339 in Ortonville, MI. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 57 years, Sue Ellen Patrick, Lecanto; his son Kenneth and his wife Anna Patrick, White Lake, MI; his daughter Heather Arneman, NC; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by sons William and Don and all of his siblings, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Mary J Patton, 88, Inverness, FL
MARY JANE PATTON, age 88, Hickory Hills, IL, formerly of Inverness, died January 17, 2013 in Chicago. Mary Jane was born on April 18, 1924 in Ronceverte, WV to the late Roy and Pearl (Warren) Whitlock. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Inverness. Left to cherish her memory is her son, Chet Patton of Inverness; daughters Lucinda Jo and husband Roger Mobley, Beloit, WI and Ramona and husband Ken Stevens, Hickory Hills, IL; six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James O. Patton in 2009 and her sister Rosalie Lewis. A tribute to Mary Jane's life will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. The family will receive friends in visitation from 11:30 until the hour of service.


LaVerne Payne, 92, Lecanto, Fl
LaVerne Payne, 92, of Lecanto, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Brentwood Health Care Center in Lecanto. She was born on September 15, 1920 in Portland, Oregon to the late Elver and Hazel (Hetrick) Thompson. LaVerne was a homemaker and arrived in this area in 1985, coming from Bend, Oregon. She loved the outdoors, horseback riding, swimming, and spending time in the sunshine. She is preceded in death by her husband of sixty-five years, Glenn Payne. Survivors include two daughters, Christi D. Paynes and her husband, Gregory Darms, and Sherri S. Campbell and her husband Joseph; one brother, Tommy Thompson of Dunnellon, Florida; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


James K Peacock, 79, Hernando, FL
JAMES KENNETH PEACOCK, age 79, Hernando, died September 8, 2013 under the loving care of his daughter, her family and HPH Hospice. Jim was born on November 24, 1933 in St. Petersburg, FL to the late Ira and Lois (Girard) Peacock. He served our country in the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. He was employed by Florida Power for over 37 years as a working foreman. Jim was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of VFW 4252 in Hernando. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter and her family, Stacy, Anthony, Victoria Marie and Kaitlyn Ann Venero, Inverness; sisters Betty (Bernie, Sr.) Gumz, St. Petersburg; Maxine (Larry) Gilmore, Frankfurt, OH, Reba (Larry) DeLauder, St. Petersburg; brother-in-law Jess Knight and family and sister-in-law Pat Peacock and family. He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2012 and a brother John Albert in 1992. A graveside military committal service will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim\\\\\\\'s name to HPH Hospice Foundation, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465.


Shirley Peacock, 77, Hernando, FL
SHIRLEY PEACOCK, age 77, Hernando, died August 11, 2012 under the loving care of her family and HPH Hospice at the Care Center. Shirley was born on December 25, 1934 in Paterson, NJ to the late James and Margaret Gillespie. She was employed as a solderer for ECI, an electronics company. Shirley had a great love for her country and was very Pro-American. She enjoyed horses and stock car races. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, James K. Peacock, Hernando; her daughter Stacy and her husband Tony Venero, Jr., Inverness and two grandchildren Kaitlyn Ann and Victoria Marie Venero. A graveside memorial service will be announced at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. The family wishes to thank the entire HPH Hospice staff for their wonderful care of Shirley and requests memorial donations in her name to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-3503 in lieu of flowers.


Laura A Pearce, 101, Inverness, Fl
Laura A. Pearce, 101, of Inverness, Florida passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Barrington Place, Lecanto. She was born on November 28, 1911 in Elba, Alabama to the late Charles S. and Mollie (Wise) Lee. Laura was an Assistant Chief Operator for United Telephone Company, and arrived in this area in 1989, coming from Avon Park, Florida. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Inverness and enjoyed reading, quilting, and cooking; as well as spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, James Pearce; one son, James Lee Pearce; two brothers, Joe and John; and three sisters, Ruth, Mildred, and Betty. Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Henry) Wright of Inverness; one brother, Kenneth (Jeannette) Lee of Missouri; five grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild due in August. The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM through 10:00 AM, with the funeral service at 10:00 AM. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness. Pastor John Carpenter officiating. Burial to follow at 3:00 PM at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, Florida.


David M Peardon, 76, Floral City, Fl
David Mitchell Peardon, 76, of Floral City, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Whiteside, Tennessee on June 2, 1937 to the late Thomas Mitchell and Juanita Gladys (Parker) Peardon. David served in the US Air Force for 16 years, previously serving in the US Army for four years, and was a TSgt. upon retirement after serving in both Korea and Viet Nam. He was a very talented musician who performed with several bands while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as here in Florida; being a founding member of the "Strictly Country" band. He served as a Rifleman for VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard, and was one of it's original members. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #225, Floral City. Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-two years, Peggy F. Peardon. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Peardon and his companion Kathy Pitts, of Floral City, Danny Peardon of Goldsboro, North Carolina; daughter Diane Kennedy of Goldsboro, North Carolina; step-daughter Jennifer Atwell of Silverhill, Alabama; brother Robert K. Peardon of Liberty, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464, or the Floral City Honor Guard, Post #7122, 8191, S. Florida Ave., Floral City, Fl 34436. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


David M Peardon, 76, Floral City, Fl
David Mitchell Peardon, 76, of Floral City, Florida, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 at his residence in Floral City. He was born in Whiteside, Tennesee on June 2, 1937 to the late Thomas Mitchell and Juanita Gladys (Parker) Peardon. David served in the US Air Force for 16 years, previously serving in the US Army for four years, and was a TSgt. upon retirement after serving in both Korea and Viet Nam. He was a very talented musician who performed with several bands while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as well as here in Florida; being a founding member of the "Strictly Country" band. He served as a Rifleman for VFW Post #7122 Honor Guard, and was one of it's original members. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #225, Floral City. Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-two years, Peggy F. Peardon. Other survivors include two sons, Randy Peardon and his companion Kathy Pitts, of Floral City, Danny Peardon of Goldsboro, North Carolina; daughter Diane Kennedy of Goldsboro, North Carolina; step-daughter Jennifer Atwell of Silverhill, Alabama; brother Robert K. Peardon of Liberty, Texas; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 10:00 AM at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Fl 34464, or the Floral City Honor Guard, Post #7122, 8191, S. Florida Ave., Floral City, Fl 34436. Arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Terry L Peelman, 50, Hernando, FL
Terry Lee Peelman, age 50, Hernando, passed away February 22, 2014 under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Terry was born on March 19, 1963 in Lawrenceburg, IN to the late Marshall and Mary Elizabeth (McAlister) Peelman. He was an auto mechanic who enjoyed working on cars, drag racing, NASCAR and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Sheryl Peelman; stepchildren Chester H. Travis, Coral Springs, FL, Robert A. (Heather) Travis, Cherokee, GA, Penny Elaine Travis and Shelli (Gary) Scheckton, both of Dallas, GA; his brothers, Harold (Barbara) Peelman, Robert (Sharon) Peelman, Jeff (Brenda) Peelman, Archie Peelman and Jerry (Debbie) Peelman, all of IN; stepgrandchildren Harrison, Sydney, Savannah and Andrew Jon. The family invites you to join them for a celebration of Terry's life on March 8, 2014 from 2-4 PM with personal tributes at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Daniel R Pelletier, 77, Hernando, FL
DANIEL RAYMOND PELLETIER, age 77, Hernando, FL died August 26, 2012 at Woodland Terrace. Danny was born on April 1, 1935 in VanBuren, ME to the late Leo and Yvonne (Thibodeau) Pelletier. Danny was a US Marine Corps veteran of the Korean conflict and a retiree of Pratt Whitney Aircraft. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Charlotte Schuttler; sons Randy (Mary) Pelletier, Ty (Diane) Pelletier and daughter Loreen Scott; stepsons Robert (Tracy) Goodby, and Edward Goodby; grandchildren Sarah and Asia; brother Robert (Kris) Pelletier; sister Jeannine (Kenneth) Ouellette and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother Richard and sister Jacqueline. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in his memory to HPH Hospice, Citrus Office, 3545 N. Lecanto Hwy, Beverly Hills, FL 34465-3503. Private arrangements are under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Frank Pelnar, 72, Inverness, FL
Frank Pelnar, age 72, Inverness, died August 26, 2011 at his residence. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private cremation arrangements.


Teresa Kodrich Pemberton, 48, Inverness, FL
Teresa A. (Kodrich) Pemberton-- On March 30, 2012 we held your hand one last time, relieved your suffering had ended. Our deep sadness will remain until the Lord sends us to meet again. Feeling cheated that cancer took Teresa, it is obvious to those who found her love that they were indeed blessed to have her for even a short time. As a devoted, proud and loving Mother to Travis Ray Kodrich, her greatest accomplishment was raising a loving, sensitive boy who through her example grew to become a young man whose values are solid and right. A mother\'s love cannot be replaced or forgotten. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, Teresa extended her kindness to her clients and formed bonds with many people in their time of need. She would often say these words when comforting another who felt sorrow by the loss of a loved one. “When you\'re sad, look into the night sky and find the brightest star. That\'s where they are.” The night sky became brighter with her passing and those who loved her will look upward every night. Teresa loved her pets and had a special soft spot for all animals. Born March 7, 1964 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, she is preceded in death by her father Roger Pemberton. She is survived by her mother Bonnie Stone, her sister and best friend Tana (Pemberton) Ellis, brothers Dale R. Pemberton, Alex A. Pemberton and Glenn Pemberton, several nieces and nephews and extended family. Her fiance\' Tommy Arnold loved and adored her. They cherished time together and enjoyed a good laugh when they referred to themselves as “peas and carrots.” Teresa\'s bright smile and sparkling blue eyes will be greatly missed. Please join the family for a celebration of her life and remembrance gathering on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. In lieu of flowers, please help support others in need through donations to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 or a non-kill animal shelter in your area.


Kathryn Penix, 77, Inverness, FL
KATHRYN PENIX, age 77, Inverness, died July 26, 2014 under the care of her loving husband and Hospice of Citrus County. Kathryn was born on January 29, 1937 in Clairfield, TN to the late Earl and Nellie (Jackson) McKinney. She was employed as a secretary for A-1 Plumbing for over 20 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her home. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 58 years, Daniel Penix; a son Martin L. Penix, Cocoa, FL and daughter Pamela Kay, Inverness; 2 grandchildren. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of private arrangements.


Maria M Perdomo, 83, Inverness, FL
Maria Mancia Perdomo, 83, of Inverness died Thursday, August 11, 2011 in the care of her family and HPH Hospice. She arrived in the area in 2005, coming from her native Honduras. Maria was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith. She was the daughter of the late Octavio Mancia and Concepcion Perdomo. She is survived by her 4 daughters; Blanca Ferrufino, Blanca “Nieves” Mancia, and Betty Marina Mances, all of Inverness; and Melany Mancia of Beverly Hills; 2 sisters, Isabel and Santos Perdomo, and numerous grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.


Michael E Perez, 65, Floral City, FL
Michael Edward Perez, 65, of Floral City, Florida passed away on May 13, 2014. He was a Boiler Maker and a Christian, and arrived in this area 15 years ago, coming from Tampa, Florida. Michael is survived by his fiance, Kim Jackson. Other survivors include children Mike Perez II, Mike Perez III, Jeannie McKinney, and Michelle Calloway. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Nathan (Nat) E Perry, 77, Floral City, FL
NATHAN E. "NAT" PERRY, JR., age 77, died September 9, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Nat was born in Tampa on July 31, 1936, moved to St. Petersburg and was raised there. He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was an engineer for Florida Power and also worked for Homer Electric Power Company in Alaska. He was an avid outdoorsman and a certified fair chase guide for the State of Alaska. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Janice Perry; his sister Linda (Ralph) Waspe, St. Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his sister Betty Brewster. Inurnment will be private at the Florida National Cemetery. "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming "Wow, what a ride!" Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Ruby E Perry, 96, Inverness, FL
Ruby Esther Perry, age 96, Inverness, died November 21, 2011 at New Horizon Senior Citizen Home. She was born on May 2, 1915 in Hinton, W.V. to the late James Wesley and Evaline Cochran Perry and came to this area 2 years ago from Largo, FL. She was employed as a waitress in coffee shops and was Southern Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sherman Perry. Private cremation arrangements with inurnment in Woodland Cemetery, Cedar Grove, W.V.


Fred A Persechino, 72, Floral City, FL
FRED ANTHONY PERSECHINO, age 72, Floral City, died August 4, 2012 at Lakeshore Villas Rehab Center in Tampa under the loving care of his family. Fred was born on December 14, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to the late William and Thelma Persechino. He served our country in the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of Major. Fred was then the owner/operator of his own chemical company and enjoyed fixing anything mechanically. A loving husband and father, he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and fishing. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Inverness, serving in many of the church ministries, International Gideons and the Inverness Moose Lodge. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of seven years, Vera Persechino, Floral City; sons Kevin Michael (Candy) Persechino, Tampa, Fred A. Persechino, Jr., Venice, FL and David Persechino, Tampa; daughters Donna (Steve) Martin, Venice and Veronica Marie (Gary) Combs, Valrico; stepdaughter Stacey (Shannon) Morgan, Lithia; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Inverness, 3896 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. The family will receive friends in visitation at the church from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. Inurnment with military honors will be at a later date at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the First United Methodist Church. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Dorothy Petrazzolo, 97, Beverly Hills, FL
Dorothy Petrazzolo, 97, of Beverly Hill, FL passed away April 30, 2014 at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto, FL. She was born on April 29, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Frank and Agnes (McBride) Nelson. Dorothy was a oil company secretary and arrived in this area in 2013 coming from Manorville, NY. She attended Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, Her hobbies were sewing, crossword puzzles and playing bingo and cards and, at 82 years of age, tap dancing for nursing homes. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Charles Petrazzolo. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (James R.) Stavola of Beverly Hills; grandchildren Christy, Jennifer, and Jimmy; and great-grandchildren Kaylee, Lauren, and Tyler. A visitation is scheduled for Monday, 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M., and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Tuesday, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Inverness.


James D Phillips, 79, Inverness, Fl
James Douglas Phillips, M.D., “Doug,” 79, of Inverness, FL. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends, under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast. He was born in Standing Rock, AL. on February 3, 1934. He attended Pre-Med at Memphis State, Memphis, TN. 1952-1955 and was a member of Phi Kappa Alpha. He continued at the University of Tennessee, Memphis,TN., was President of his senior class and graduated with an M.D. degree in 1958. He did his residency in General Surgery at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN. He completed his residency in Urology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, TN. He served as Staff Pathologist at the Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN. 1965-1966. From 1966-1971 he served as Associate Director of Resident Training at Methodist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN. In 1971 he moved to St. Petersburg, Fl. where he served as Associate Director of the Laboratory and taught Medical Technology at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL. During this time he also served as Associate Clinical Laboratory Professor at the University of South Florida Medical School in Tampa, Fl. From 1982 until his retirement in 1996, he was Director of the Laboratory at E.H. White Memorial Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL. He was a Diplomate of the American Board Of Clinical Pathologists, Ameritus Fellow of The College of American Pathologists and Ameritus Fellow of the College of Clinical Pathologists. He was a member of the Pacific Rim Maltese Club and Co-Founder of “Families For Truth About Gander.” He was preceded in death by his only son, Sgt. James D. Phillips, Jr. and his grandson, Nicholas Scott Carter. Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 32 years, Zona Lee, daughter, Samantha Phillips, Atlanta, GA.,step-daughters, Stephanie Hall, Tampa, FL., Christi Carter, Pinellas Park, FL., grand-daughter, Michelle Phillips, Seoul, Korea, WO1 Lee Scott Carter (Katharina) and great-grandson, Soren Carter, Ft. Rucker, AL. An avid fisherman and hunter, he loved boating and water activities. He enjoyed his home on the lake, tending his roses and gardens. In his retirement years he and his wife were involved in Maltese dog rescue because of their love for the breed. He will be deeply missed by his four beloved Maltese he called “his girls.” He spent a great deal of time connecting with his past medical school classmates, students and friends on the internet. He loved teaching family members anything concerning medicine, fishing, gardening and things he was passionate about. He was renowned for his sense of humor. He was at his best when surrounded by people he could entertain and make laugh. The stories he told of his childhood and college years were many and they never failed to spread humor no matter how often he told them. In lieu of flowers, Doug requested donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County of the Nature Coast, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL. 34464 or your local SPCA. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home will be in charge of private cremation. A celebration of Doug\'s life will be held on June 22, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.at, Calvary Chapel, 960 So. U.S. Hwy. 44, Inverness, FL, 34450


Kathleen M Phillips, 62, Inverness, FL
Kathleen M. Phillips, 62, Inverness, died Feb 16, 2014 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus Co. Mrs Phillips was born in Providence, RI on Feb 7, 1952 to Edward and Margaret Ferris and moved here in 2005 from North Ft. Myers, FL. She enjoyed reading and watching television an d was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Bone and husband, Todd of Inverness. Her mother, Margaret Ferris of Providence; three sisters, Donna Woodford and husband, David of Sarsota, FL; Rosemary Motta and husband Anthony of Chepatchet, RI; and Lisa Ferris of North Providence; a brother, Edward (Mirella) Ferris, Lincoln, RI; her granddaughter, Maria Stevens and husband, Thomas. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in 2005. Kathleen\'s life will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb 20th, 6:00 PM at the Chas E Davis Funeral Home with Fr. James Johnson officiating. Burial will be later in Florida National Cemetery.


Ramona Phillips, 83, Inverness, FL
RAMONA PHILLIPS, age 83, Homosassa, died August 14, 2013 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Ramona was born on October 15, 1929 in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Bidwell and Hazel Mae (Dewey) Hall. She was employed as a secretary for the United States Armed Forces. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Cheryl Jarrett, Judy Culb, Sally Lance, Dennis Lawton, David Lawton and Steve Rortvedt. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.


Emmitt D Pierce, 69, Inverness, Fl
Emmitt D. Pierce, 69, of Inverness, Florida passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. Emmitt was born on August 3, 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas to the late Homer and Margaret (Pauley) Pierce. He arrived in the area in 1981, coming from Pennsacola, Florida, and was a U.S. Navy veteran, retired Senior Chief Petty Officer. Emmitt was a Christian as well as a member of the V.F.W. Lodge #7122, Floral City, Florida. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, playing darts, and spending time with family and friends. He was also a member of IRRU, Inverness. Emmitt is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ellen Pierce. Other survivors include two sons, Eric (Margaret) Pierce of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Michael Murphy of Mesa, Arizona; one daughter Theresa (Dent) Kelley of Chesapeake, Virginia; two sisters, Emma Stevenson of Marysville, Ohio, and Elaine Dotson of Zephryhills, Florida; and one grandson, Matthew. A military service with honor guard is scheduled for Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:30 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, Gainesville, Florida, (www.cancer.org/hopelodge), in Emmitt's memory. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Sherrie E Pimental, 62, Lake Panasoffkee, FL
SHERRIE ELLEN PIMENTAL, age 62, Lake Panasoffkee, died May 26, 2014 at her residence. Sherrie was born on February 17, 1952 in Newport, RI to Lloyd and Agnes (Hudson) Kenyon. She was a paper carrier for the Citrus County Chronicle and the Tampa Bay Times. She dearly loved her horses and dogs, most of which were rescue animals. She is survived by her mother and stepfather George and Agnes Michaels, Hernando; her brother Lloyd D. Kenyon, Jr., MA and her companion Gary. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with private arrangements.


Ellen Pistoll, 83, Inverness, FL
ELLEN PISTOLL, age 83, Inverness, died July 15, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Ellen and her twin brother, Robert were born on February 13, 1931 in Nielston, Scotland to Allan Robert and Ellen Pollock. Sadly, her mother died during childbirth and she was raised by her Aunt Polly, her Mother's sister. Ellen's father had been badly injured during WWI, having lost a leg in battle and he died when Ellen was just thirteen. After her father's death, she and her siblings were lovingly cared for by their Aunt Polly and Uncle Jimmy who raised the children as their own. Ellen received her Registered Nurse degree and became Matron and Director of Nursing at Victoria Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, where she worked for over 30 years. She was highly thought of and much loved by her staff and patients. She enjoyed traveling and visited many countries, including India, Australia and the Holy Land. Her love of travel led to her accompanying the Phoenix Choir to America, where she met her future husband, Heinz Pistoll. They were later married and enjoyed 24 very happy years together until his death on June 20, 2014. After being a winter visitor from Washington State for 20 years, she and Heinz relocated permanently to Florida, where she was very involved in the Inverness Garden Club and First Presbyterian Church. Left to cherish her memory is her twin brother Robert and his wife Irene of Scotland; Heinz's children Carl Silski, OH, Larry Pistoll, WA and Lynn Pistoll, New Zealand, Linda Tuttle, WA and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters Jemina Patison and Barbara Pollock. A celebration and tribute to Ellen's life will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Inverness. The family wishes to thank the minister and church family for their spiritual comfort and kindness and her neighbors and friends for their loving support of Ellen during this sad time. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Ellen's memory to either Hospice of Citrus County or The Path of Citrus County. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Ruth M Polsinelli, 85, Beverly Hills, FL
Ruth Mary Polsinelli, 85, Hickory, NC., former resident of Beverly Hills, died in Hickory at the Sterling House Assisted Living facility on Aug 18, 2012. Mrs Polsinelli was born Aug 12, 1927 in Mechanicsville, NY to the late Felix and Mary Divietro. She was of the Catholic Faith and the wife of the late John Polsinelli, Sr who passed away March 28, 2010 to whom she was married for 62 years. She is survived by her son, John Polsinelli, Jr and his wife Linda of Hickory, NC; her brother, Carmen Divietro; 2 step children, Stacy Helton and Shaw Smitherman, both of North Carolina; 4 step grandchildren Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 10:30 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Fr. Erwin Belgica officiating. Burial will follow in Florida National Cemetery beside her late husband. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 9:30 AM until the hour of service.


Justina D Popp, 75, Inverness, Fl
Justina D. "Jackie" Popp, 75, of Inverness, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. She was born on July 15, 1938 in Ann Arbor, Michigan to the late Raleigh and Jewell (Dale) Woodard. Jackie was a homemaker, and arrived in this area in 1979 coming from Michigan. She was very active in the First Baptist Church of Floral City, and enjoyed bowling, sewing, and all types of sports. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ricky and Randy, and two brothers, Elvis and Robert. She is survived by her loving husband husband of 45 years, George E. Popp, and several grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Floral City. Interment will occur at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, is in charge of arrangements.


Sherwood M Potter, 85, Hernando, FL
Sherwood Melvin Potter, 85, Hernando, died Jan 28, 2013 under the care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Mr Potter was born in Menomonie, WI on Jan 13, 1928 to the late Myron and Flora Bell Potter and came to this area in 1980 from Wisconsin where he worked on the assembly line for Chrysler Corporation and the United Auto Workers. He served our country in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Ovida Neel Potter, Hernando; his daughters, Sharon Waters of Euclair, WI; Vonnie Roberg of Sturdevant, WI; Deborah Willis of Cleveland, GA; his brother, Harold, and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, there are several step children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, Feb 1st at 1:00 PM from Chas E Davis Funeral Home of Inverness with Dr. Paul Hall, Hospice Chaplain officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Florida National Cemetery.


Barbara A Potts, 72, Hernando, Fl
Barbara A. Potts, 72, of Hernando, Florida passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at her residence in Hernando. She was born on April 13, 1940 to the late Edward and Lillian (Cady) Lynch. Barbara was an airline reservation specialist and arrived in this area in 2005, coming from Medford, Massachusetts. She was a Catholic, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Potts. Survivors include one brother, David Lynch of Massachusetts; and two sisters, Sherry Day of Hernando, Florida and Linda Pinet of Winnisquam, New Hampshire. Private arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Evelyn P Potts, 70, Hernando, FL
EVELYN PAULINE POTTS, age 70, Hernando, died April 27, 2012 at her son James' home. Evelyn was born on September 18, 1941 in Mineola, Long Island, NY to the late Gilbert and Evelyn (Schmitt) Kopper. She was employed as a certified nurses aide. Evelyn was a loving Mother and Grandmother, who especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth “Tiger” (Jennie) Potts, Hernando; James (Denise) Potts, Dunnellon; three daughters Kathleen (Ricky) Miller, Inverness, Colleen (Bill) Neale, Coral Springs, FL, Noreen (Tommy) Long, Inverness, two sisters Barbara Larsson, Baldwin, L.I. NY, Pauline Sullo, Beverly Hills and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced by the family at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Francis H Powers, Jr., 63, Hernando, FL
FRANCIS "FRANK" HAROLD POWERS, JR., age 63, Hernando, died January 14, 2013 at his residence. Frank was born on June 6, 1949 in Holyoke, MA to the late Francis Harold Powers, Sr. and Ingeborg (Bauermann) Powers. A man of incredible integrity and honesty, he proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corp in Vietnam, achieving the rank of Sergeant; was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with Combat V and two purple hearts. Frank was a loving family man. He was a member of the DAV and American Legion in Clearwater. Frank coached Little League baseball in Citrus County for over 15 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 44 years, Mary Powers, his sons Jeromy Powers (Lori) and Francis H. Powers, III (Nicole) all of Hernando; sisters Maryanne LaRoche, Julie Langlois, Gretchen Powers, Kathy Cessarini, all of MA; and grandchildren Lauren, Chelbie, Schyler, Zendrick, Seth, Nicolette, Memphis and Hunter. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Pisty. Inurnment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:30 P.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.


Michael L Preston, 55, Floral city, FL
Michael L. Preston, Sr., age 55, Floral City, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Citrus Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. Mike was born on July 21, 1957 in Lansing, MI to Ernest "Jack" and Phyllis Preston. Mike served our country in the United States Army. He was an automobile mechanic who enjoyed working on cars, loved NASCAR racing and was an avid Dale Earnhardt fan. He loved riding his motorcycle and fishing. Left to cherish his memory is his wife and companion of 30 years, Robin Kartune; his Mother, Phyllis Preston of MI and FL; sons Scott (Krystal), Michael Preston, Jr. and Aaron Preston, all of Inverness; grandchildren Alyssa, Brianna, Scotty, Jr. and Caitlynn; brothers Jimbo, David, Steve, and Jerry; sisters Derose, Sherry and Susan; Robin's family, Linda, Shelley, Dona, John, Sarah, Cathy and Ron. He was preceded in death by his father Jack, a brother, Harold and brother-in-law Stephen. A celebration of life memorial service will be announced at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.


Robert E Preston, 64, Lecanto, Fl
Robert E. Preston, 64, of Lecanto, Florida passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County, Inverness. He was born on May 10, 1949 in Mayfield, Massachusetts. Robert was a manager for Wal-Mart, a member of the National Guard, and arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Miami, Florida. He enjoyed fishing and playing computer games. Robert was preceded in dath by his mother Leona (Sykia) Preston. He is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Cynthia Weaver-Preston and her family. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Jeffrey R Price, 52, Beverly Hills, FL
Jeffrey R. Price, age 52, Beverly Hills, FL died February 20, 2013 at his residence under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. Jeffrey was born on November 1, 1960 in Orlando to Eugene and Virginia Price. He was a disc jockey, working in the broadcasting industry. Jeff loved being creative with his voice, played the harmonica, wrote poetry and was a very spiritual individual, giving to others. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Brian Price, Crystal River, FL, daughter Crystal Price, Beverly Hills, FL, his parents Eugene Price, Norport, AL and mother Virginia, Orlando, sisters Linda and Diana. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanine.


Eugene D Prince, 84, Inverness, Fl
Eugene D. Prince, 84, of Inverness, Florida passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his residence in Inverness. He was born on August 24, 1928 in Robbinsville, North Carolina to the late William and Dovie (Ditmore) Prince. Eugene was very business minded; owning and operating several types of businesses, including automotive sales. He arrived in this area in 2003, coming from Otto, North Carolina, and was a Baptist by faith. Eugene enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, computer, and traveling. He was preceded in death by one brother Gid Prince and one sister, Arbutus Hollifield. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of twenty-two years, Carol Prince; two sons, Kenneth L. (Brenda) Prince of Bardstown, Kentucky, and Keith (Lynn) Carpenter of Virginia Beach, Virginia; three daughters, Kathy (Burlin) Gladden of Flat Top West Virginia, Kimberly (Karl) Baker of Okeechobee, Florida, and Melinda (Farris) Yates of Homosassa, Florida; five sisters, Violet Tavares, Iris Garland, Sue Disharon, Virginia Kunz, Virginia Jones; eleven grandchildren, Kelly, Stephanie, Pauletta, Calvin, Andrew, Kendall, Justin, Jason, Joey, Brandon, and Brooke; and numerous great-grandchildren. Private arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.


Carmen F Prive, 90, Inverness, FL
CARMEN F. PRIVE, age 90, Inverness, died July 30, 2012 under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Citrus County. Carmen was born on June 2, 1922 in Quebec, Canada to the late Roscoe and Imelda Kane. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. She served our country in the United States Army as an Army nurse. Carmen graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was a dedicated Registered Nurse for many years. After her retirement, she developed and taught EMT classes; wrote grants to obtain ambulances and services for several counties as well as sold real estate. She was an excellent crafter, making many beautiful items in quilting and needlepoint. She loved to travel and served as a Docent for the Citrus County Heritage Museum. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, Joseph Prive, Inverness; five sons, Steven, James and John of Inverness; David and his wife Diane Handley, Tampa, FL and Paul and his partner Keith, Seffner, Florida; two daughters Alice Prive, Pacifica, CA and Jane Prive and her husband Bruce Giller, Silver Spring, MD; eight grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. One of eight siblings, she is survived by brothers George and Ralph Kane and was preceded in death by brothers Patrick, Dennis and Marcel and sisters Gertie and Irene. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later date at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Carmen's name to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 241270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.


Joseph A Prive, 99, Inverness, Fl
Joseph Alfred Prive´, 99, died on March 20 at his home in Inverness, Florida. Joe was born November 9, 1914 in Masonville, Quebec, Canada to the late Joseph and Josephine Prive´. He served his country in the U.S. Army, Company B, 2nd Armored Replacement Battalion as a tank mechanic. He was originally assigned under General Patton, but literally missed the boat and ended up following him through North Africa and Europe. After the war he married the late Carmen Florence Kane, a marriage that lasted 63 years. They moved to Tampa, Florida from St. Albans, Vermont in 1963 where Joe worked as a master plumber and technician. Upon retirement, Joe moved to Inverness and continued helping neighbors and family with his many do-it-yourself skills. He also ran a small lawn care business for many years. Joe liked to attend the VFW. He also enjoyed boating and fishing in his beloved lake. Left to cherish his memory are his two daughters: Alice, Seffner, FL, and Jane and her husband Bruce Giller, Silver Spring, MD; five sons: David and his wife Diane Handley, Tampa, FL, Paul and his partner Keith Langford, Seffner, FL, Steven, John and James, Inverness. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Jeanne, Brian, Erin, Nikki, Greg, Jesse, Amanda, Loren, Janelle, and Juliann, and ten great-grandchildren. One of eight siblings, he is survived by his sister Theresa and was preceded in death by brothers George and Raymond, and sisters Antoinette, Biola, Alexina, and Gertrude. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, at 11:00 A.M. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is in charge of arrangements.


Waldemar W Pruss, 76, Lecanto, Fl
Waldemar W. (Walter) Pruss, 76, of Lecanto, Florida went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, February 1, 2013 under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County. He was born in Manhattan, New York on May 23, 1936. Walter received his Masters Degree from Steven's University, and became Senior Engineer for Lockheed; designing electrical equipment for submarines and submersables. Walter and his loving wife of thirty years, Linda, arrived in this area ten years ago, with the guidance of the Lord, coming from Long Island, New York. He enjoyed photography, woodworking, and was an avid speed reader. "I have finished the race. I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7). With an unwavering faith in his Lord, he finished the race well, and encourages others to accept the gif