For the Last 3 Months.
Virginia H Aldrich, 79, Floral City, FL
Virginia “Ginny” Hermion Aldrich, 79 of Floral City, FL passed away unexpectedly, May 15, 2022. She was born September 23, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA and has been a resident of Citrus County, FL since 1992, previously residing in Hastings and Grand Rapids, MI. Ginny was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of and loved her church, First Baptist Church of Wahoo, Bushnell FL. She had a magnetic personally that drew people to her; everyone she met she considered a friend. She was a natural caregiver (family, friends, the elderly) and always wanted to help others in need including rescuing and homing many pets over her lifetime. She was a member of the VFW, Eagles, Moose, and American Legion. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed anything to do with gardening, birds, and nature. Ginny is survived by her children, Donald Aldrich, Pamela (Shaun) Davis, Scott Aldrich, Shannon (Joe) D'Agostino; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Mike and Staci, James and Kelsey, Grant and Tatiana, Bryce, Raegen, Barrett and Beckham, Jacob, Frederick, Jessica, Joseph, Jr., Justin, John and Gino; her siblings, Patrick “Lee” Jernigan and Colleen Hidlery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry "Skip" Aldrich, son, Michael Aldrich, grand daughter, Makayala Johnson, long time friends and companions, Lori Jones and Lowell Waller, parents, Marvin D. Smith and Eleanor G. Korness, and brother, Frederick Jernigan. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Wahoo, Bushnell, FL at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 4, 2022 with a visitation beginning at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her name to the Humane Society and the First Baptist Church of Wahoo. Cremation entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
Patricia A Allen, 78, Spring Hill, FL
Patricia Ann Allen 78, of Spring Hill, formerly of Inverness, passed away May 4, 2022 at the Sturgill Hospice House in Brooksville, FL. Pat was born on November 11, 1943, in Astoria, NY, to the late Charles Stone and Mary Ann (Brenner) Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Charles, and her loving husband of 44 years, Wendell. Pat grew up in Franklin Square on Long Island and graduated from Valley Stream North High School. She obtained her B.S. in Elementary Education from State University of New York College at Oswego. She taught in Syracuse, NY; Berkley, CA, Pacifica, CA, and Citrus County, FL. Pat obtained her certification in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida State University. During her 40 year teaching career she taught kindergarten through 8th grade at various times. She retired from Citrus Springs Elementary School after teaching first grade there for 20 years. Pat was also active as a union president in California and was negations spokesperson in Florida. Since retiring she was Secretary for the Citrus Eagles Auxiliary for 7 years. She also loved to read and travel. Left to mourn her are her sons: Charles and his wife Karen and Robert; and her granddaughter Karlie Karish and her husband Barrett; her 2 great grandsons: Luke and Jude; as well as her many Eagle, Elks and teaching friends. Charles and Robert will be reaching out through Pat’s Facebook for any additional information on services or gatherings. Catholic Prayer Services for Pat and Wendell are scheduled for Saturday, May 14th at 1:30 PM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be private in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness
Benjamin Alvira-Mora, 70, Floral City, FL
Rev. Benjamin Alvira-Mora 70 years, of Floral City, FL, passed away March 8, 2022, HPH Hospice in Lecanto, FL. He was born October 5, 1951, to the late Lorenzo and Maria Mora Alvira in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Mr. Alvira-Mora was a retired minister at The Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. He was ordained in 1986, and had the title of Church Planter. He enjoyed mentoring and counseling young people. He was associated with Faith Evangelica Presbyterian Church in Brooksville, FL. A loving and devoted family man, he was always ready to entertain family and friends with a joke. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, following the Eagles, Phillies, 76er’s, and the Flyers. Above all was his love for Jesus Christ and His Word. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 48 & ½ years, Milca E. Alvira, and his children, Adelaida Koehler (“DJ” Donald Joseph), of Nolensville, TN, Samuel Alvira (Beth) of Pedricktown, NJ, and Ismari Laubach (Kevin) of Phillisburg, NJ. He is also survived by his siblings, Wilfredo Alvira of Gilbertsville, PA, Elba Ramos, of Sanford, FL, Brunilda Alvira of Orlando, FL, and 9 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Service Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2pm, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, FL 34450. Visitation will be from 1-2pm. Officiating the service will be Benjamin’s son, Rev. Samuel Alvira. Memorial contributions may be made to Puerto Rico Mission care of Douglas Hoogerhyde, LLC & CPA 886 Belmont Ave Suite 1 N. Haledon, NJ 07508.
Addison C Anderson, 92, Floral City, FL
Addison “Andy” Charles Anderson, 92, of Floral City, FL, passed away February 15, 2022. He was born in Westfir, OR on September 15, 1929 to the late Clayton Carl and Blanche Corabella (Stetler). Andy was a Navy veteran of the Korean War, and owner of a Ben Franklin store. He arrived in this area in 2015, coming from Washington State, and attended Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL. Andy loved fishing and gardening. He was a very talented wood worker, making Hope Chests for the kids. He also enjoyed reminiscing about his experiences in the Navy while in Korea. Andy was predeceased in death by 2 sons, Dennis and Matthew Anderson; and 2 daughters Denise Cedatol and Meia Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Eileen Anderson. Other survivors include son Randy Anderson and his wife Arlea of Athol, ID; daughters Theresa Thompson and her husband Mike of Brighton, CO, and Erin Anderson of Floral City, FL; and brothers Carl and Lester Anderson; 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial for Andy will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 12, 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness. Following the Mass, Andy’s urn will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. The procession will depart the church after the Mass for the cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Beverly A Bass-Spivey, 82, Inverness, FL
Beverly Ann Bass Spivey, age 82, Inverness, FL passed away March 22, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Beverly was born in Payne, OH on February 19, 1940 to the late LeRoy W. and Virginia (Sprague) Roberts and came to Florida with her late husband, The Rev. Martin J. Bass, in 1977 from Painesville, OH. She served the Lord with her whole heart as well as serving in various Administrative Assistant positions in several offices. She is survived by her husband, Earley Spivey, Inverness, FL; 4 children: Toni A. Veale and husband Keith of Mt. Vernon, OH; Jarrette A. Bass and wife Tammy of Homosassa, FL; Timothy J. Bass and wife Xan of Groveland, FL; Kirk M. Bass and wife Melodee of Xenia, OH; her brother and sister, Gerald J. Roberts of Ft. Wayne, IN and Marlene M. Germaine and husband Steve of Groveland, FL; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. There will be a Celebration of Life scheduled at the Hernando Church of The Nazarene on Saturday May 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM. The Rev. Andy Heer will officiate. Donations may be made to the Hernando Church of the Nazarene or Hospice. Private cremation arrangements with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory.
Gayleen S Baxter, 70, Floral City, FL
Gayleen Sue Baxter 70 years, of Floral City, passed away May 1, 2022, at Bravera Health in Brooksville, FL. She was born August 2, 1951 in Kankakee, IL to the late Sherill Darlington and Anne Bagley. She has been a resident of Floral City for the last 5 years, previously residing in Sydney, FL for 40 years. A loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she also enjoyed ceramics. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brothers; David and Joey. Left to cherish her memory are, her loving husband of 50 years Orten Thomas Baxter; 1 son; Orten A. Baxter (Sharleen) 1 daughter; Tiffany Baxter, 2 sisters; Sherry and Elizabeth, and 5 grandchildren. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Ronald Bazur, 68, Inverness, FL
Ronald Bazur, 68, of Inverness, FL passed away March 10, 2022 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 4, 1953, and was a dry wall finisher in the construction industry. Ronald served our country honorable in the U.S. Army during the Viet-Nam war, arrived in this area in 1974, coming from Antioch, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, Alex Bazur. Survivors include his mother Frances Bazur of Inverness, FL; brother Alan Bazur of Silver Lake WI; and sister Darlene Ann White and her husband Gary of Inverness. Ronald will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Charles A Benke, 87, Homosassa, Florida
Charles A. Benke, 87 years, passed away April 5, 2022. He was born November 11, 1934, in Chicago, IL, to the late, Elmer Emil and Catherine D. (Sedore) Benke. Mr. Benke was an Offset Pressman, in the printing industry, retiring after 39 years. He has been a resident of Homosassa since 2004, previously residing in Grand Junction, MI. He was a loving and devoted, husband, father, and grandfather, a member of the American Legion, Post Commander, Grand Junction, MI and also a member of the NRA. Mr. Benke was quite accomplished in everything he did throughout his life. He had a photographic memory, built their home from the ground up, and there was nothing he set his mind too, that was left unfinished. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Benke and his parents, Elmer and Catherine Benke. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Scott Charles Benke, Gulf Port, FL, Debra Jean Overton, Grand Junction, MI, and Susan Marie Newkirk, Homosassa, FL, his sister; Donna Jean Zeug, Orland Park, IL, also survived by 2 grandchildren: David Charles and Michelle Overton. Graveside services for Charles will be conducted on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, with full military honors presented by Floral City VFW Post #7122. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 12:00 PM until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 1:15 PM.
Linda Bennett, 74, Inverness, FL
Linda Bennett, 74, passed away May 20, 2022, at the New Horizon Senior Living Facility, after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Brooksville, Florida and grew up in Inverness. Linda is predeceased by her husband, Bill Bennett, her parents, Hazel and Dusty Szafranski, and her son, Daren Sherman. She is survived by her daughter, Terri Sherman, two grandchildren, LeAnn (Mike) Larabee and Bobby Breeden; 3 great grandchildren, Oliver, Jayden and Caroline Larabee, all of West Virginia; her sister, MaryAnn (Tony) Boline, Mayo, FL; her brother, Bob Szafranski, Largo, FL; two nephews, Kevin Ogden, Mike Szafranski, and her beloved cousins, Jan Rolph, Pam Harris, Wanelle Scott, Denzel Rolph, and Greg Mathis. Linda requested that there be no service. Private arrangements under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.
William J Blair, 87, Beverly Hills, FL
William (Bill) Johnson Blair of Ariton, Alabama passed away peacefully at the home of his Granddaughter, Jeni & Tom Teachman in Beverly Hills, Florida on March 6, 2022. Mr. Blair was born in Opp, Alabama to Mary Alice Johnson and Louie Monrow Blair on August 11, 1934. William attended primary elementary school in Opp, AL. In his early years he helped work the family farm and raise his younger siblings. William married Jean House of Lumpkin, GA on December 30, 1953. William & Jean moved to Ocoee, FL in the early sixties where they raised their four children. They later moved to Ferndale, FL where they lived for many years before retiring to Caryville, FL and Ariton, AL. William owned and operated Blair Plastering and Tile for several years traveling the State of Florida perfecting his trade. He was known as one of the best in his field and could out last and out work the majority. William is preceded in death by his wife of nearly 50 years Jean House Blair. His Father & Mother. Sisters, Mary Ellen Blair, Opal Deese and CoraLee Hobbs. Brothers James Blair and Jerry Blair. Daughter, Carolyn Blair Dooley, son-in-law Michael Dooley. Granddaughter Chrissy Dooley Calhoun. He is survived by his children Patricia Alexander (Peter) of Winter Garden, FL, William (Rusty) Blair of Chipley, FL, and Deborah Glass of Toledo, OH. He leaves behind his brother John Blair of Westville, FL his beloved grandchildren, Jeni Teachman (Tom), Kelly Hall, Shannon Dooley, William Daniel Blair, Steven Glass (Liz), Matthew Dooley, Krystal Blair, Jessica Mathesius, Jonathan Glass, Mark Glass, and Melissa Roberts (Russ). Eighteen Great Grandchildren and Three Great-Great Grandchildren and a host of beloved nieces and nephews, far too many to name. Our sincere appreciation to Vitas Hospice for their support during our time of need. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hayes Funeral Home, 431 Davis Street E, Elba, AL 36323. Local arrangements: Chas. E. Davis
RoseMarie Boone, 92, Inverness, FL
RoseMarie Boone, age 92, Inverness, FL went to be with her Savior on May 18, 2022 at home under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. She was born in Canton, OH on December 22, 1929 to the late Arthur J. and Pauline (Daniels) Muzzy and came to this area from Miami in 1980. She owned and operated RoseMarie’s Home Medical Supply in Beverly Hills for 25 years. A devout Catholic, she was a long time communicant at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, active in the Catholic Women’s Club, Rosary Makers, Respect Life Committee, Bingo Committee and office help. Left to mourn her loss are 4 children: Dianne Marie Paris of Inverness, FL; Charles Joseph Boone of Homestead, FL; Daniel John Boone of Inverness, FL; Jane Marie Boone of Inverness, FL; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son years ago, Paul Arthur Boone as well as 3 sisters: Joan Pauline Miller, Rita Ann Miller, and Donna Louise Tunstead. There will be a visitation at the Charles E. Davis Funeral Home on Thursday, June 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM until noon where The Holy Rosary will be recited at 11:00 AM followed by a Eulogy given by her children. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home at 12:00 PM and arrive at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 PM. Fr. Timothy Cummings will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, it was RoseMarie’s wish that donations be sent to Citrus County Right To Life, 519 Cabot St., Inverness, FL 34452
Linda S Bradbury, 80, Floral City, FL
Linda S. Bradbury, 80 years, passed away peacefully, April 4, 2022, at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehab Center, Lecanto, FL. She was born January 8, 1942, in Plant City, FL, to the late Charlie and Lillian (Leath) Graham. She has been a Florida resident her whole life, and has been residing with her son Tony and his wife Cindy in Floral City. Linda was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed; yard sales, reading, puzzles, and spending time with her grand children. She loved to socialize, meeting new folks, and old, there was never a person Linda could not strike up a conversation with. She was predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Lillian Graham, and her son Ricky Diamond Left to cherish her memory are her son Tony Diamond (Cindy), with whom she resided, her daughter Cheryl Barwick, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life Saturday 11am, Pastor Paul Giglio, officiating, from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. Visitation will be from 10-11am.
H. K Canfield, 80, Lecanto, FL
H. Keith Canfield, 80 years, of Lecanto, passed away May 1, 2022, in Vitas Hospice, Lecanto, FL. He was born July 25, 1941 in Muskegon, MI, to the late Herbert N. and Fledda (Watson) Canfield. Keith and Dolores A. Daniels were married in 1978. Keith retired from Citrus County where he was The Supervisor of Road Maintenance. He enjoyed fishing, especially for shark. He has been a resident of Citrus County since 1973 Previously residing in Bath MI. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his son Robert Keith Canfield and his daughter Joy Canfield. Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, of 44 years, Dolores (Dee) A. Canfield, 2 sons; Michael, “Mickey” Lee Canfield of Lecanto, FL and Brian Neuman (Jamie) Canfield of Citrus Springs, FL, 1 brother; Terry Canfield of Bath, MI and 1 sister; K. “Elaine” Tarrant (Barry), of Tustin, MI, also survived by 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness.
Gary W Cantrell, 70, Inverness, FL
The Rev. Gary Wayne Cantrell, age 70 of Inverness, FL passed away on April 13, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. Pastor Cantrell was born in Seneca, SC on March 26, 1952 to James T. and Norma (White) Cantrell and moved to Citrus County in 2005 from Clearwater. He was a minister of the gospel and currently was affiliated with the New Covenant United Methodist Church in The Villages, FL. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn (McKnight) Cantrell of Inverness; 2 children: Sherri Gillespie and her husband Chris of Easley, SC; Traci Schall and husband Jason of Largo, FL; his mother, Norma Cantrell of Inverness, FL; and 7 grandchildren: Byron and Nikolas Gale; Sierra and Kale Schall; Grace, Abigail and Sam Gillespie. Pastor Cantrell graduated from Carson Newman University and was ordained into the ministry. He pastored churches in Tennessee and South Carolina. He worked on his master's degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1984, Pastor Cantrell joined the staff at Tamassee DAR School and for the next 16 years held various positions from houseparent to Director of Development. He also worked for Anderson Youth Association in fund development. He served on staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clearwater and finished his career in ministry at New Covenant United Methodist Church, where he had a large group of beloved members in several small groups and Bible studies. Pastor Cantrell loved the mountains and enjoyed time away basking in God’s beauty and loving special time with his cherished family. He was an avid collector of baseball cards, sports memorabilia, comic books, vinyl albums, marbles, Santa figurines, and Department 56 Christmas villages. He never missed an opportunity to challenge anyone on baseball or classic rock and roll trivia or the opportunity to laugh and joke with family and friends. His passion was teaching Bible and theology. Once Pastor Cantrell formed an opinion on any subject, he defended that decision passionately. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., from the New Covenant United Methodist Church, 3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages, FL 32162. Family and friends are invited to attend. A visitation was held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness on Saturday, April 16, 2022. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Tamassee DAR School, PO Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.
Linda J Carlton, 71, Beverly Hills, FL
Linda J. Carlton, 71 years, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away April 9, 2022, at HPH Hospice in Lecanto. She was born in Santa Monica, CA to the late Donald Goetz and Donna Clark. Linda was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. She was a lover of Art, loved everything nautical: decorative boats and ships, sea shells, and lighthouses. She was very creative and crafty, and could usually be found wearing anything “tyedyed”. She considered herself a Natural Hippie. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Lee Carlton, her parents, Donald Goetz and Donna Northcraft, and her brother, Gary Northcraft. Left to cherish her memory are children; Rick Nutter and Vickie Marie Segura, her siblings; Terry Northcraft, Bobbi Callies, and Jeanne Stafford, her grandchildren; Stephon Segura, Cyprian Segura, and Josh Segura. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Duane A Carte, 62, Inverness, FL
Duane Allen Carte, Sr., 62 years, passed away April 6, 2022 at home, in Inverness. Born on January 15, 1960 in Clay County, West Virginia, to the late Dana Sheldon and Harriet Judith (Nottingham) Carte. Duane has been a resident of Citrus County for more than 58 years. He was a graduate of Citrus High School, he enjoyed working on cars, was interested in Muscle Cars, enjoyed the sport of drag racing, but most of all, spending time with his grandchildren, is what he enjoyed the most. There was nothing Duane could not fix. As quoted by Lisa, “I did not need a repairman, I had Duane”. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia Carte, his daughter, Melissa Carte, his parents: Dana and Harriet Carte, and his sister; Debbie Legg. Left to cherish his memory are: 2 sons; Robert S. Carte (Stepahnie), of Inverness and D.J. Carte (Nelly), of Tampa, 1 daughter; Amanda Jones (Matthew), 6 grandchildren; Lisa, Lexi, Hunter, Piper, Michael, and Grayson, 1 great grandchild; Haisley. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, April 23, 2022, 1pm at Mama’s Kountry Kafe. Cremation with care arrangements Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Anna J Catucci, 56, Inverness, FL
Anna Julie Catucci, age 56, Inverness, FL passed away peacefully March 12, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Anna was born in Hialeah, FL on February 12, 1966 to the late John Sebastian and Alma Mangiafico. She moved to Florida in 1985 from West Virginia. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Frank Catucci of Inverness; 3 children: Julie Catucci, Lecanto, FL; Emilie Catucci, Inverness; Paul J. Catucci, Inverness, FL; step son, Joseph Catucci; 3 step daughters: Rachael McCreery, Dawn Layton, and Lisa Johnston; 3 brothers: Vergil (Nancy) Blythe, Jerry Blythe, and Paul (Susan) Mangiafico; 1 sister, Alma Martinez; 9 grandchildren, several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th at 12:00 noon from the Bethel Baptist Church of Inverness with Pastor Matthew Sandiford officiating. Cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.
Donna L Caudell, 71, Inverness, FL
Donna Lee Caudell, age 71, Inverness, FL passed away March 29, 2022 in Vitas Hospice Care Center. Donna was born in Boston, MA on February 25, 1951 to the late Charles and Frances Dexter. Left to cherish her memory are 10 brothers and sisters: Kenneth, David, and Charles Dexter; Karen Doiron, Shirley Stlouis, Dorothy and Eileen Dexter, Elaine Lombardo, Beverly Reed, and Michelle O’Donnell; 3 grandchildren; her companion of 3 years, Ron Frosig; many nieces and nephews. Private Cremation with care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
Marie C Comiskey, 98, Inverness, FL
Marie Catherine Comiskey, of Inverness, was called by Our Lord on March 7, 2022, at the age of 98, under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. Marie was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 8, 1923 to Salvatore Scarpelli and Josephine (Ciaccio) Scarpelli. She and her husband, Bill, came to Citrus County in 1974 from Metuchen, NJ, where she was a long time member of the American Italian Club, and was actively involved in volunteer work and fundraising activities for the Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. When they arrived in Inverness, Marie and Bill joined Our Lady of Fatima Parish, where Marie sang in the church choir for many years. Marie took particular joy teaching children arts and crafts at the Busy Bee Pre-School in Inverness, where she was in charge of the program during the 1980’s. Left to cherish her memory are her children: Kathleen M. Balabas of New Smyrna Beach, William J. Comiskey III of Inverness and John P. and Melissa Comiskey, of Aledo, TX; her grandchildren: Kerri, Kevin, Jimmy, AnnMarie, Brent, Shawn, Ashlyn, JW and Trace; and her eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 1996 and her daughter, Maureen Richie in 2012. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Church in Inverness, with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Burial will be at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with prayer services at 7:30 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
Joanna P Czubko, 99, Homosassa, FL
Joanna Pauline Czubko, 99, of Homosassa, FL passed away May 2, 2022 at her residence in Homosassa. She was born in Fremont, MI on May 29, 1922 to the late John and Catherine (Piecuch) Kutas. Joanna was a secretary at the Detroit Medical Center and Hutzel Hospital. She served our country honorably in the Women’s Army Corp (WAC), and arrived in this area in 1983 coming from Plymouth, MI. Joanna was Catholic by faith and attended St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Homosassa. She was also a member of the Crystal River Women’s Army Corp #78. She was preceded in death by her husband Tadeusz and her sisters Helen Kowaleski, Stella Tutak, and Louise Whiteford. Joanna is survived by sons Mark Theodore Czubko (AKA Nick Barkley) of Homosassa, and Peter Czubko of Lake Worth, FL.; brothers Edward, Joseph and Stanley Kutas; and grandchildren Vincent, Michael, and JJ. Graveside services for Joanna with Military Honors will be conducted on Thursday, May 12, 2:00 P.M. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL with VFW Post 7122, Floral City, FL officiating. A procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home at 1:15 P.M. sharp. Friends and family should arrive at the funeral prior to 1:00 P.M. Arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Fl.
Janet S Dant, 82, Inverness, FL
Janet Sharon Dant, 82, of Inverness, FL passed away May 6, 2022 at her residence in Inverness. She was born in Pontiac, MI on December 3, 1939 to the late Lester and Ella (Canady) Hendley. Janet was a loving and caring housewife and homemaker. She arrived in this area in 1997, coming from Pontiac. She loved crafting and ceramics, and enjoyed collecting clowns. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Richard Dant. Other survivors include her children Christopher Dant of Pontiac, MI, Mark Dant and his wife Carla of Lapeer, MI, and Kim Vansen and her husband Kirk of Belmont, NH; sisters Doris Carline and Marilyn Polzen; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Jeanine M DiGiovanni, 42, Inverness, FL
Jeanine Marie DiGiovanni, age 42, Inverness, FL passed away March 18, 2022 under the care of Cates Hospice House in Ocala. Jeanine was born in Ocala, Florida on September 10, 1979 to Ralph and Kristine DiGiovanni. She was employed as a server in the food and beverage profession. Jeanine grew up in Citrus County and loved sports as a child participating in soccer, basketball, and softball. She graduated from Citrus High School and went on to get a Graphic Arts degree from Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Jeanine had a love of life and always made a stranger feel like her friend. She had a big and kind heart always trying to help people in need. If she only had a nickel she would try and give you a dime. Jeanine was always a people person outgoing and fun loving which would draw others to her. Jeanine had a love of dogs especially Her mini pincher Pink (named for her favorite singer) that she had for 14 years. Jeanine has taken a piece of our hearts and we will miss her terribly. Jeanine is survived by her wife, Rebecca Weaver of Inverness; her parents, Ralph and Kristine of Inverness and her brother, Stephen DiGiovanni and his wife Tina of Key West, FL., Grandma Ellin DiGiovanni, Uncle Frank DiGiovanni, Uncle George Ryf, Aunt Karen & Uncle Mark Remz, and her many cousins & friends. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on April 3rd 2022 at 4:00 PM. Fr Claudius Manga of Our Lady of Fatima Parish will officiate. Family and friends are invited to attend and help celebrate Jeanine's life with her family. Cremation with care is under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.
Chris Dolcemascolo, 47, Inverness, FL
Chris Dolcemascolo, 47, of Inverness, FL passed away April 17, 2022 at his residence in Inverness. He was born in Kingston, NY on July 14, 1974, and worked for Door Dash as a delivery person. Chris arrived in this area in 1987, coming from St. Petersburg, FL and was Methodist by faith. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. He was preceded in death by his father Paul A. Dolcemascolo. He is survived by his mother, Debra Le Beau of Inverness. Other survivors include his sister, Melissa Anderson, half brother Michael Le Beau, half sister Kristi Penno, half brother Andrew Dolocemascolo, step sister Erin Gastaldi, step sister Heather Jones, and step brother Victor Le Beau and many nieces, nephews and one great nephew. Services for Chris will be held at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL
Randall J Drury, 82, Inverness, fL
Randall Jessie Drury, 82 of Inverness passed away May 20, 2022 at the HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto. Randall was born on September 11, 1939 in Marion Illinois, to the late Jessie and Marie (Evan) Drury. He came to Citrus County from Illinois. Randall was a telephone company contractor and electrician. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 26 years, Carol Drury; his children: Allan Drury, Jeffrey Drury of Daytona Beach, FL and Christine Drury of Daytona Beach, FL; his sister, Beverly Sanders of Illinois and two grandchildren. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Vivian C Ebbert, 88, Inverness, FL
Vivian C. Ebbert, 88 years, passed away peacefully, March 29, 2022, at Citrus Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Coppoly, OH to the late, Walter and Alice (Goffinett) Morrison. Vivian has been a resident of Inverness since 2000, previously residing in Ohio. She was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Ebbert, on November 21, 2021. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Linda Hoover (Donald), Patricia Waggoner; Nancy Phillips, her sister, Ruth Brown; and 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Cremation with care arrangements, under the care of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Patrick Ebbert in Florida National Cemetery.
John C Edge, 84, Inverness, FL
John Charles Edge, “Jack”, age 84, died peacefully at home on April 16, 2022. Jack was born September 19, 1937 in Queens, NY. He grew up in Maryland and Queens, NY, the only child of Benjamin and Alice Edge. He attended Regis High School and went on to earn a BS in Accounting at Fordham University in New York City. While attending Fordham, Jack worked as a New York City Police Officer and served in the Army Reserves before becoming a federal Special Agent with the US Treasury Department where he worked on several high-profile cases as well as other assignments including attachments to the Secret Service. While in school, Jack met nursing student Carolyn Hicka and they married in 1959. They lived in Queens Village, then Long Island, before moving to New Windsor, NY for more than 30 years, where they raised their seven children. Strong, caring, and engaged Jack was devoted to his family and community. He coached youth basketball and baseball for many years. At St. Joe’s he was also a trusted bingo manager, mass lecturer, and was active with the Knights of Columbus. Upon retiring, he worked for the NYS Commission for Government Integrity. He became licensed as a paralegal, and worked as a school bus driver maintaining his connection to children and passion for transportation safety. He was a volunteer with the Hudson River Riverkeeper and was physically active enjoying hiking the Hudson Valley and participating in bike tours and marathons with his sons. Jack and Carolyn moved to Inverness, Florida in the early 2000s and became snowbird seasonal residents of Rock Tavern, NY. In his ‘second retirement’, Jack studied German, took up kayaking, traveled the US, Europe, and the Middle East, and was active in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Devoted to his wife Carolyn and intensely proud of his kids and grandkids, Jack loved engaging in discussions of history and current events. He had empathy for those less fortunate, proven by his contributions to multiple charitable causes. When traveling, Jack prided himself on connecting with people living locally and learning new customs. Jack was preceded in death by his children Laura Ann and Catherine Marie. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn, his son Joseph (Heather), his daughter Maureen, his son Stephen (Penny), his son Gerard (Donna), his son Robert (Cathleen), his brother-in-law Robert Hicka, and his grandchildren Julianne, Kelly, Zachary, Emily, Michael, and Peter. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday April 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Inverness, FL with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. Services and burial will follow in the Newburgh, NY area at a date yet to be determined. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Yvonne M Evans, 79, Inverness, FL
Yvonne M. Evans, age 79, Inverness, FL passed away May 10, 2022 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Center in Inverness. Yvonne was born in Easton, PA to the late Raymond and Dolores (Uch) Volkert, moving to Florida from New Jersey. She was employed at Winn Dixie where she served as Head Cashier. Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Gregg and Jim Meglic; 2 brothers: Barry and Jack Volkert; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Private cremation entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.
Guistino "Gus" Falcone, 89, Hernando, FL
Guistino A. “Gus” Falcone, 89, of Hernando, FL passed away April 6, 2022 at his residence in Hernando. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 1, 1933 to the late James and Josephine Falcone. Gus was an electronics repairman and arrived in this area in 2006, coming from Middletown, NY. He was Catholic by faith, and loved music and singing. Gus enjoyed eating out and spending time with children teaching them life’s lessons. Most of all, he loved his wife of 60 years, Lucille, who passed away in 2010. Gus was also preceded in death by one daughter, Lucia Falcone, brother Vincent Falcone; and 4 sisters, Marie Tarzia, Gloria Giordano, Carmela Genovese, and Catherine Fabian. Survivors include his daughter Susan Falcone of Hernando, brother Emanuel Falcone, and sister Linda Vitelli and her husband Alan. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Victor Feliciano-Marrero, 86, Inverness, FL
Victor Feliciano-Marrero, 86 years, of Inverness, passed away March 14, 2022, at home, under the loving care of his family by his side. Victor was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico, on July 22, 1935, to the late, Candelario Feliciano Rosado and Maria (Reyes) Marrero. Victor was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills. He was known by his family as a sweetheart of a dad, a positive role model for his entire family, and their Hero. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Victor Ivan Feliciano-Rios, Eric Joel Feliciano-Rios, Harry Feliciano-Rios, Miguel Angel Feliciano-Rios, and Maritza Feliciano-Rios. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maria Rios Rivera, his brother Richard Feliciano-Marrero, and his sister, Clotilde Feliciano-Marrero. Funeral services for Victor will be conducted on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 9:30 AM, from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 AM. Following the service, his funeral procession will depart at 10:15 AM for burial in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Michelle A Ferrara, 47, Hernando, FL
Michelle A. Ferrara, 47, of Hernando, FL passed away on March 21, 2022. She was born in West Islip, NY on August 24, 1974 to the late Robert V. and Cheryl (Dousa) Slavik. Michelle arrived in Citrus County coming from Lindenhurst, New York in 1979. She attended Citrus High School, and worked at various businesses till she found her passion as a personnel analyst for Citrus County Schools, where she has forged many cherished friendships. Michelle’s number one compassion above everything else was seeing her “218-Month-Old Baby” grow into an amazing person. Olivia holds her mother’s spirit for making others smile. On Sundays Michelle is either cheering for NASCAR’S Martin Truex or the now Las Vegas Raiders. During the week, she would be sporting a Met’s rally cap and her enthusiasm for sports was unmatched. Saturdays was Florida Gator Football, and the occasional Florida Seminoles, to keep friendships alive. She attended Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness, FL. Everyone knows, Michelle loved to shop, either in person or on-line. Tory Burch may have lost their most lucrative customer for shoes and purses. Her excitement for holiday decorating was unfathomable, as one holiday closed on midnight, she was already getting ready for the next. Her delight was giving, and constantly filling her gift closet was an everyday task, she was prepared for everything, having gifts lined up for all her friends. Michelle loved everyone, from all walks of life and she constantly enjoyed entertaining all of them, and knew who to invite and when to invite them. She had incredible luck in life and going to the casino with her husband and friends gave her true joy. She is survived by her loving husband, Justin Ferrara and her daughter Olivia Croft of Hernando, FL. She is also survived by her brother Michael Kerrivan and his wife Joy of Myakka City, FL; her sisters Donna Fletcher and her husband Lance of Crystal River, FL, Christine Hibbard and her husband Ricky of Floral City, FL, and Karen Boersma of Ocala, FL. as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life for Michelle is scheduled for Monday, March 28, 3:00 P.M visitation, 4:00 P.M. service at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. Special thanks to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness for their support during this difficult time.
Ralph E Fisher, 92, Inverness, FL
Ralph Emerson Fisher, Jr., 92 of Inverness, passed away May 13, 2022 at the Vitas Hospice care center in Lecanto. Ralph was born on January 8, 1930 in Newport, Rhode Island, to the late Ralph E. and Marjorie (Morrison) Fisher. He came to Citrus County in 2001 from Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Ralph was a graduate of Temple University. He worked in the tool manufacturing industry at NASA and served his country in the US Navy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 35 years, Glenda Fisher; his children: Eudon Javier Buezo of Ocala, Holmer Alexis Buezo of Arlington, WA, and daughter, Glenda Zidone Buezo of Inverness, FL, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Goslin of the Hernando 7th Day Adventist church officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Inverness. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness from 9:00 AM until the hour of service
Virginia Flanagan, 83, Inverness, FL
Virginia “Ginny” Flanagan passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the age of 83. Virginia was a loving wife, friend, and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Ginny is predeceased by her mother, Myra Golder Stearn, her father, Leo Fracasso, brother Stephen Fracasso and his wife Tammy. Left to cherish her memory is Edward, her husband of nearly 63 years, nieces Deborah, Susan, Tracey, nephews Stephen, Scott, Edward, and David, and many close friends who were like family to her." Ginny was born June 6, 1939 in Newark NJ. Not long after graduating from Bloomfield High school, Ginny met and fell in love with Edward, who would become the love of her life for almost 63 years. Ginny enjoyed working for many years at American bank in Montclair New Jersey and Pilgrim State Bank in Cedar Grove New Jersey, before moving to Inverness, where she finished her career at Edward Jones. Ginny had the gift to light up whatever room she entered. Her quick witted sense of humor, infectious laugh, and optimistic outlook on life is what her loved ones will miss the most. A celebration of life ceremony will be held Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2pm with Pastor Eddy Fulford officiating, visitation from 1pm at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness.
Glen R Flodstrom, 79, Homosassa, FL
Glen R. Flodstrom, 79 years, of Homosassa, passed away April 18, 2022, at home, with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago, IL, to the late, Eric and Myrtle (Johnson) Flodstrom. Glen was a veteran of the US Army, he was a gun collector and gardener. He enjoyed planting flowers in his garden and feeding the various birds, which would frequently visit his property. He enjoyed taking care of his Ford Mustang. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Glen has been a resident of Homosassa since 2007, previously residing in Wheaton, IL. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Tom Flodstrom. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Roseann, and their daughters; Sheri Flodstrom and Michelle Bowling, granddaughter Kayla Bowling, also survived by his sister; Laura Hill. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Edna M Fowler, 88, Dunnellon, FL
Edna M. Fowler, 88 years, passed away, March 29, 2022 at Arbor Trail Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center, Inverness, FL. She was born on April 8, 1933, in Baltimore, MD, to the late, Thomas and Alma Thomas. Mrs. Fowler, was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland. She was an avid reader, she enjoyed Tennis, and in her younger years, she loved roller skating. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Edna has been a resident of Dunnellon for the last 20 years, previously residing in Baltimore, MD. Left to cherish her memory is her childhood sweetheart and loving husband of 70 years, John A. Fowler; one son, John Todd (Elizabeth) Fowler; her sister, Marge Davis; and 2 grandchildren, Justin and Angel Nunez. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, FL.
Donald A Frazel Jr ., 60, Beverly Hills, FL
(Chip) Donald Arthur Frazel Jr. March 09, 1962-April 21, 2022 Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and uncle, passed away to join our heavenly father. Preceded in death by his mother Jean McClusky, and father Donald Frazel Sr. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Dawn Frazel, Children, Jesse Michael Frazel, Cora Camille Alexander(Denzel), sisters Debbie (Donny) Mattern, Donna Collins, Tracy Logan, and brother Marc Frazel, four beautiful grandchildren, Amelia, Anniya, Denzel, and Michael, and (mom) Diane Nye. Private family arrangements. Cremation With Care: Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL
Frederick W Gelders, 95, Homosassa, FL
Frederick W. Gelders, 95, of Homosassa, FL passed away March 1, 2022 at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, FL. He was born on January 7, 1927 to the late Harold Benjamin and Ruth (Steenman) Gelders. Frederick was an Engineer for Dresser Industries and served our country in the U.S. Army. He arrived in this area in 1992, coming from Muskegon, MI. Frederick enjoyed racing sail boats and going on cruises. He is survived by his loving wife Jill Gelders of Homosassa. Other survivors include his daughters Terri Gelders and Christine Rodriguez, both of Michigan; and 3 grandchildren. Frederick’s urn will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Shelby D Gibson, 96, Homosassa, FL
Shelby Douglas Gibson, 96, of Homosassa, FL passed away March 30, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born in Brantley, AL to the late Jeter and Sara (Davis) Gibson. Shelby served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a aircraft maintenance supervisor. He arrived in this area in 1980, coming from Ohman, in the Middle East. He enjoyed fishing and was an excellent gardener. Shelby was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Betty Gibson. Survivors include his sons Gary Gibson and Paul Ceilo, daughter Cindy Majors; 4 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Deborah J Gillespie, 71, Hernando, FL
Deborah Jane Gillespie, 71 years, of Hernando, passed away May 7, 2022, under the care of Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. She was born January 5, 1951, in Baltimore, MD, to Dolores Virginia (Peltz) Betz and the late John Edward Betz. Sr. Deborah was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, video games, her church, and she loved animals, especially her dog, Guppie. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood B. Gillespie; her father, John Edward Betz, Sr.; her son, Edward E. Brown, III; and her sister, Susan L. Betz. Left to cherish her memory are her mother, Dolores V. Betz; brother, John E. Betz, Jr (Elaine).; sister, Beverly A. Calderon (Carlos); daughter-in-law, Elyse Brown; 2 grandchildren: Hunter Brown and Amber Shea Brown; a niece; several nephews; and many friends. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life on Friday, June 3, 2022, 12:00 Noon, at the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 S. Florida Ave. Inverness, with Rev. Ottis Barnet, from Calvary Church officiating. Visitation from 11:00 am to 12 Noon. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. The Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, Debbie’s family has asked for donations in Debbie’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Delene S Graham, 60, Inverness, FL
Delene Susan Graham, 60, of Inverness, Fl passed away on April 25, 2022, at home in the loving care of her family and Vitas Healthcare Hospice. She was born in Elizabeth, NJ on June 22, 1961, to the late David and Mary (Yankovick) Bogart and moved to Inverness in 1972. She was the Valedictorian for the Citrus High School Class of 1979. She worked as a Cost Analyst for various power companies at the Crystal River nuclear complex for 38 years and retired from Duke Energy at the end of 2020. She continued working at the nuclear complex with the NorthStar Group until September 2021 when she stopped working due to her illness. She was a devout Christian and attended the Inverness Assembly of God, Inverness Church of God, and Cornerstone Baptist Church during her 50 years in Inverness. She enjoyed singing and listening to Christian music, cooking, traveling, and camping. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Delene is survived by her husband of 38 years, Darvin Graham, sons, Justin Graham of Inverness and Logan Graham of Ocala, grandson Liam Graham of Inverness, brother Keith Bogart of Middleburg, Fl, and his wife Donna and their children Nicole and Colby, Sister-in-law Denise and Butch Slusser of Inverness, and Mother-in-Law Gay Graham of Inverness. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Inverness at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Saturday May 14, 3:00 P.M. with Pastors Darrell Reneau and Harvey Dunn officiating. The Celebration of Life will be live streamed on the church Website and Facebook page. In leu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Delene’s name to her favorite radio station The JOY FM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Howard "Sonny" Groves Jr, 82, Hernando, FL
Howard “Sonny” Groves, Jr., of Hernando, Florida, Passed away on March 3rd, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born to parents, Howard and Virginia Groves, on November 11, 1939, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sonny graduated from St. Pete High School. He married Martha, the Love of His Life, in February 1970, who survives him. Sonny is also survived by son, Michael Groves and wife Cinda; son, Randy Groves and fiancée Katy; son, Robert Oglesby and wife Ronda; and son, Don Oglesby and wife Myra; as well as a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved him dearly. Sonny was known for his love of family and friends. He has always referred to Glen and Lina Parker as his 5th son and daughter. He was the kindest most generous person you could possibly know. If you were ever in need or required help of any kind, he would always be there with a plan. His mind was keen and sharp, and he always knew exactly what you needed. The Gathering of Friends and Family will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 11:00AM to 12:30PM, with the family officiating, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL. The burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, FL.
Donald D Hall, 88, Floral City, FL
Donald D. Hall, age 88 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home in Floral City, FL on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. He was born August 27, 1933 in LaMonte, Missouri to Norman Hall and Della Mae Brown. He was drafted and served with the United States Army in Korea. Following his service, he returned to F.W. Woolworth in St. Louis, and later worked at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI for 34 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters and three brothers. He was married to Roberta Gabel for 63 years who survives. Also survived by his sons Dennis (Kim) of Punta Gorda, FL, Bryan (Vickie) of Reed City, MI, and Kevin of Key Largo, FL, and daughter Dawn of Buffalo Grove, IL. Also surviving are Donald’s niece Karen, and nephew Bob (Tina); four grandchildren Ryan, Donnie, Hannah(Eric) and Hillary(Ben) and seven great-grandchildren. Donald was happiest outdoors mowing the lawn, and was known for the quality of his work. He loved watching sports, time with his children, and was active in Boys Scouts, and his time with Senior Friends for Life. Donald was a member of St. Paul Lutheran in Reed City, MI and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hernando, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice of Citrus County. Chas E. Davis Funeral Home was entrusted with his arrangements. A memorial service will be held in the summer at the Florida National Cemetery. Thanks to Vitas Hospice of Citrus County for their help and support in caring for Donald.
James H Hamilton, Jr., 95, Floral City, FL
JAMES H HAMILTON, JR, 95, FLORAL CITY James Henry Hamilton, Jr (Uncle Junior), age 95 of Floral City, FL gained his wings on February 25th, 2022. Preceded in death by his parents, James Henry Hamilton, Sr and Viola Florence Johnson. He is survived by a large loving family of nieces and nephews here in FL and in Thomasville, GA. James was born in Thomasville, GA on April 19, 1926. James lived most of his life in the Plant City area of FL. James was an avid sports fan. He loved any & all sports; he even coached the Turkey Creek Trojans Football team as well as coaching the Plant City Little League Baseball. He purchased a brand new 1956 Chevy, then handed the keys over to his nephew (Gorman) to go to his high school graduation parties. He did what he could to help family. James also loved to read. At the time of his death, he had over 200 books. Some books, he had read twice! He was a proud owner of a Floral City Library Card. At 95, he could read a book in no time. At age 18, James enlisted into the United States Coast Guard. Upon his discharge as a 1st Class Seaman, his hearing was never the same. James retired from Plant City Cold Storage aka Southland Frozen Foods. In 2008-09, James moved to Floral City to be closer to his loving family. He loved his little apartment and was always so appreciative of it. James attended the Floral City Church of Christ while he was still driving. James was always so happy and positive. He loved to say, “I Love You”. When he said “Thank You” he meant it. At birthday and Christmas time, upon opening a gift, you’d think it was a million dollars the way he’d lite up and smile. James loved his sweets too! But at 95, his health started dwindling fast. He started falling, which brought us to this sad time. It’s hard to say Good-Bye to 95 years. At James request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. Private arrangements will be made with Chas. E Davis Funeral Home With Crematory and the family will hold a private Celebration of Life at the home of his nephew, Gorman Gene, Sr and Joyce Hamilton in Weirsdale, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, send/donate to your local Meals on Wheels Program.
Benjamin P Hayward, 78, Inverness, FL
Benjamin P. Hayward, age 78, Inverness, FL passed away April 10, 2022 at home under the loving care of his family and Vitas Hospice. Ben was born in Steubenville,OH on January 10, 1944 to the late Phillips A. and Helen (Tomillon) Hayward and came to this area in 1959 from Louisville, KY. He retired from the Citrus County School Board as a Route Supervisor with 18 years of service. Following that retirement, he worked at NAPA Automotive. Ben served our country in the United States Air Force, having retired as a Tech-Sgt from active duty and the reserves with over 30 years of service . During his service, he was stationed in both Okinawa and Vietnam. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Flo (Johns) Hayward; 2 children: Phillip Hayward and his wife Theresa of Hernando, FL, and Wendy Gibbs and her husband Brian of Spring Hill, FL; 3 grandchildren: Noah and Jonah King and Brody Hayward; 5 sisters in law: Faye, Betty, Joyce, and Karen, and Kim; 2 brothers in law: Terry and John. Military graveside services will be on Friday, April 29th at 2:00 PM at Florida National Cemetery. Interment will follow. Friends may visit with the family at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home on Friday from 12:00 Noon until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 1:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in Ben’s name to: First Baptist Church of Inverness (OCC) or Family Resource Center, 3660 No. Carl Rose Highway, Hernando, FL 34442
Cheryl Heath, 72, Beverly Hills, FL
Cheryl Heath, 72, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away March 6, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. She was born in Belfast, Maine on April 28, 1949 to the late Benjamin and Winifred (Ryan) Albee. Cheryl worked as a landscaper, and arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Bucksport, Maine. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by 2 sons, Thomas and Harry Dyer; brothers Larry and Dean Albee; sisters Joyce Davis, Faye Montminy, Marsha Pierce, and Connie Hall; and 7 grandchildren. Private cremation arrangements by Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
Guy B Hill, 64, Inverness, FL
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, Guy Hill, beloved husband, father, and son, left this earth peacefully with his family by his side. His humor and presence will be missed by his family and friends. Guy was born, July 29, 1957, in Kittery, Maine, to Donald Joseph and Annelle (Knight) Hill. He became a resident of Inverness, Florida in 1976, where he met his wife of 26 years, Caseie Ann. He spent time in home construction and was the owner of a small engine repair business for over 30 years. Guy enjoyed spending time with his family, meeting his customers, eating “good” food and staying busy. He attended Grace Bible Fellowship Church in Inverness. Guy was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, and longtime friend, Dennis Sutterfield. He is survived by his loving wife Caseie A. Hill, his parents Donald J. and Annelle K. Hill, all of Inverness, three sons: Casey Hill (Cara) of Orlando, Shane Hill (Kathy) of Valrico, and Christian Hill of Inverness, two sisters; Carol Sutterfield of Rogers, Arkansas and Melissa Trump (Bill) of Merritt Island and five grandchildren; Carter, Caleb, Grace, Faith, and Sarah. To honor Guy’s courage and battle with lung cancer, please donate to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. In lieu of a traditional service, Guy's wishes were for a “no big fuss” celebration. Family, friends, and former customers, please join us for a gathering celebrating Guy’s life. The event will be held on April 22nd from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Whispering Pines Park in the Recreation Building. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Richard K Hodges, 60, Inverness, FL
Richard K. “Richie” Hodges, 60 years, of Inverness, passed away April 22, 2022 at home. He was born May 18, 1961, in Logan, West Virginia, to the late Terry K. Hodges and Eunice Duma. On February 7, 1986, Richie and Valerie L. Corrie were married. They have resided in Inverness for the last 20 years, previously residing in Ellendale, DE. Richie was a handyman, he could fix just about anything. He was employed as a carpenter, mainly finish trim work in the building industry. He enjoyed attending the Orange Blossom Jamboree, held every year, in Brooksville. Above all else, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted, husband, father, and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory, his wife; Valerie L. Hodges, 3 daughters; Lauren Hodges, Megan Hodges, and Allison Hodges, his siblings; Debby O’Steen and Terry Hodges. Also survived by his grandchildren Abigal Bradley and Lilly Perkins, and many friends. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Klara A Horvath, 82, Homosassa, FL
Klara Adrian Horvath, age 82, Homosassa, FL passed away at home on March 4, 2022 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Klara was born in Hungary on October 10, 1939 to the late Bela Horvath and Zsuzsanna (Molnar) Horvath. She accomplished many things in life. By profession, she was a Licensed Practical Nurse, having been employed by Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River for many years. She was an accomplished violinist and attended the Layton School of Arts in Milwaukee, WI. Her favorite past time was gardening, and she became a Master Gardener. She also was a recognized poet. Many of her poems were published. But most of all, Klara was a loving Mother to her family. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Liselotte “Lilo” Kartune and husband Ronald of Homosassa; her brother, Zoltan Tibor Horvath and a sister, Eva Gabriela Horvath; a niece and nephew; John Mayer and Audrey Romeis. She was preceded in death by her brother, Bela Horvath, Jr. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, on Tuesday March 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Lloyd Bertine, from the Gulf to Lake Baptist Church, officiating. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.
Cherylann Hovatter, 58, Hernando, FL
Cherylann Hovatter, age 58, of Hernando, FL gained her wings on May 15, 2022 at Bravera Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, FL. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 2, 1963 to Francis Hovatter and Carol Chase and moved to Florida in 2019 from Baxley, GA. to be near her family and young grandchildren. Her spirit lives on in her 2 daughters, Shanna Jarrett of Rainsville, Alabama, and Jessica Keller of Hernando, FL. She is survived by her mother, Carol Jarrett, Baxley, GA; 1 brother, Edward Jarrett of Baxley, GA; 2 sisters- Tammy Chase of Mount Holly, NJ and Margaret Wright of Woodstown, NJ; Her 5 grandchildren: Gabrielle, Jesse, Dakota, Emmett, and Amelia; 3 great grandchildren: Colton, Charleigh, Owen were her greatest joy. She was preceded in death by her life long partner James J. Sireci on July 29, 2021. Private service arrangements have been made with Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home.
William D Hughes, 79, Crystal River, FL
William "Dale" Hughes, aka "Bill, aka "Ollie", aka "Uncle", aka "Dad", aka "Papa", 79, of Crystal River, passed away March 12, 2022 at Bravera Health Seven Rivers Hospital, Crystal River. He was born February 9, 1943 to the late Ancil and Hulda (Dick) Hughes, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Hughes has lived in Florida for over 70 years and for the last 45 years he has been a resident of Citrus County. He was a veteran of the US Army. He liked to supervise his friends and family on their various projects. He was a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, and he owned and operated a few family owned businesses. Hobbies included wood working, metal working, handyman, and was an avid motorcycle rider, taking annual cross country trips on his Honda Goldwing "Wing". He had the contagious "Hughes" laugh and you couldn't help but laugh with him. He attended Gulf to Lake church in Crystal River and was a devout Christian. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Brian Hughes (Jill) of Buford, GA, Jason Hughes, (Charity) of Williston, FL, and Courtney Armstrong, (James), of Bronson, FL. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, Lauryn Armstrong, James Lee Armstrong, Logan Armstrong, Gabriel Hughes, Daniel Hughes, Sarah Hughes, and Elijah Hughes. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased in death by his brother Earl and his sister Caroline. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of his life on Saturday March 19, 2022 (please contact family for location) Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations, while not necessary, may be given at the celebration of life ceremony.
Sigitas Jablonskis, 78, Inverness, FL
Sigitas B. “Ziggy” Jablonskis, age 78, Inverness, FL passed away May 18, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. “Ziggy” was born in Siauliai, Lithuania on June 6, 1943 to the late Bonoventuras and Aleksandra-Marija (Sirputyte) Jablonskis. He was naturalized in this country when he was 19 years old. “Ziggy” worked in the construction industry as a Certified General Contractor, both in residential and commercial projects. He was a devout Catholic and member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish as well as the Knights of Columbus Council 6391 (3rd Degree). Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Renna (Wheatley) Jablonskis; 4 children: Ian Keane Jablonskis and wife Cristina of Inverness; Keegan Maximilian Jablonskis and wife Cathy of Lecanto, Fl; Andrew Benefield and wife Jennifer of Inverness; Maurisa Applegate and husband Jeremy, Inverness; 8 grandchildren: Paige, Adriana, Alan, Paul, Elias, Scarlett, Sawyer, and Liam. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Claudius Mganga, Celebrant. There will also be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, May 22, 2022 between 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. The service will start at 2:00 PM. Family members and friends will participate. Interment will be at a later date in Hills of Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to: Shand’s Children’s Hospital, 1600 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608
Annebelle H Kelnstin, 100, Floral City, FL
Annebelle Helen Kelnstin Annabelle Helen Kelnstin had turned 100 on September 30, 2021 and passed on to God in her sleep on April 23, 2022. She was born in Illinois on September 30, 1921 and moved to Florida from Texas in 2016. She loved cooking, cryptograms, reading, and taking care of her daughters. She enjoyed crafts of all kinds whether it was gardening, making drapes, knitting or crocheting. Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Rozella Asbury and Debbie Kelnstin, both of Floral City, FL. Additionally survived by many, many, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Kelnstin on October 4, 1986; her six brothers: Woodrow, Richard, Charles, Roscoe Jr, Daniel, and Robert Stephens; 1 sister, Lucille Casaus. The family will have a private service at a later date. Private interment was in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, FL. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Frank J Lentsch, 92, Beverly Hills, FL
Frank John Lentsch, 92 of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away on March 14, 2022 at home under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Frank was born on June 24, 1929 in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Frank and Amelia (Bach) Lentsch. He came to Citrus County in 1995 from New York. Frank was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Citrus Springs. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He enjoyed gardening and reading and was known as Mr. Fixit. Frank was hired as a Frame Man, at the NY Telephone Company and worked his way up to central office supervisor, after several promotions. He retired as a supervisor – consultant from NY Telephone in 1985. For 2 years, 1977-79, he lived and worked in Iran. Frank enjoyed traveling in Europe sightseeing along the way, especially visiting the Caspian Sea. He made a lot of Iranian friends, and learned the Farsi Language, which he spoke fluently. Back in Upstate New York, he owns several acres of land, which they nicknamed, LentschLand. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of over 68 years, Arlene Lentsch, his son Frank Lentsch and his wife Brenda of Long Island, NY; his brother, Ralph and his wife Doris; his sisters Marie and Emily; three grandchildren: Jamie, William (Elissa) and Frank (Breanna) and great grandchildren: Frank Jr., Joseph, Walter, Axel, Rylee and Charlotte. Family and friends are invited to his funeral Mass 11am Saturday, April 2, 2022 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 1401 W. Country Club Blvd. Citrus Springs FL 34434, Fr. Sojan Punakkattu officiating. Military Honors immediately following Mass. Burial Private. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton C/O Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp, in memory of Frank J. Lentcsh
Earlene Leonard, 82, Inverness, FL
Earlene Leonard, 82 of Inverness, passed away May 14, 2022 at Avante of Inverness under the loving care of her daughter Ronnie Buchanan and HPH Hospice. Earlene was born in Greensboro, NC on August 22, 1939 to the late Estes R. McCadams and Vashtie (Holmes) McCadams. She moved to Citrus County in 1993, then moved to Alabama. She returned to Inverness in 2003. She was a member of the Inverness Church of God. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Ronnie Michelle Buchanan of Inverness; her grandson, Brandon Fisher and his wife Talia; 2 great granddaughters, Romy Christine Fumiko Fisher and Brittany Reece Saeko Fisher; granddaughter, Shay Kappell and husband Michael and their children, Charlee, Lincoln, and Trent. Additionally, Earlene’s friends, Patricia and Daryl DeWan. She was preceded in death by her son, William “Bill” Buchanan on March 27, 2020 and her husband, David Allen Leonard on November 1, 2000. Graveside services for Earlene will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 4:00 PM from Oak Ridge Cemetery of Inverness. The Rev. David Lucas, pastor of the Connection Church of God will officiate. Burial will follow. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home from 3:00 PM until the procession departs for the cemetery at 3:45.
Marcile E Like, 91, Homosassa, FL
Marcile Edith Like -November 29,1930 – May 17, 2022 On Tuesday, May 17, 2022 our beloved mother, Marcile Edith Like passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord Jesus Christ under the loving care of her daughter and Vitis Hospice Center. Marcile is survived by sons David Like (Kim Gravlin) of Bradenton Florida & Robert Like of Marquette Michigan , daughter Sally Like (Norman Maes) of Homosassa Florida and her faithful Pomeranian Skipper. Predeceased by husband Richard and sister Phylis McQuillin. Born Nov 29,1930 and raised in Fulton County Ohio, Marcile set out for Chicago at age 17 in 1948 where she worked at the American Medical Association while taking dress design classes at the Art Institute of Chicago and attended Moody Bible Church. She continued to serve our Lord in the music ministry as organist for 40 years at First Baptist Church in Richmond and Grace Baptist in Citrus Springs Florida. Marcile and Richard Like married May 16,1953 at the Chapel in the garden, Angola Indiana. Settling in Richmond Michigan the power couple both ambitious and determined to achieve the American dream. Together they opened the Dairy Queen franchised in Richmond, founded Marcile’s Fashions (1960-2019) and with partners established American Energy Services. Marcile also reveled in the role of tour hostess, arranging trips to the Holy Land in the 1980’s and retreats to Word of Life Bible Camps. She was so enthusiastic of her faith in Jesus and shared her love of Christ with all who knew her. This is the story of our mother whose love shone upon all of our lives. She will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be arranged at a later date at Grace Bible Church in Citrus Springs, FL. Burial will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, MI. Cremation was entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, Florida. Kindly direct donations of remembrance to your local Hospice organization.
Roger C Lindsey, 72, Inverness, FL
Roger Clark Lindsey, 72 years, passed away April 18, 2022 at home with his beloved wife by his side. He was born July 8, 1949, to the late Richard and Laura (Clark) Lindsey. Roger entered the US Marine Corps right from high school. After his tour with the Marines, he traveled throughout the country, deciding, he would make Florida his home. He has been a Florida resident for most of his life, and a resident of Inverness since 2010. A member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, The American Legion, and The VFW, he enjoyed riding his Harley, RV’ing, and following the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. He was employed by JR Davis Construction Company, as a crane operator. He would use his RV when he had to travel to different jobsites, instead of commuting. On January 3, 2015, he married his love Mary C. (Atherton). Left to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Mary C. Lindsey and his nephew Allan Barber (Liz), of New York, niece, Linda Jordan (Ken) of New York and many friends. A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for Saturday April 30, 2022 at 1pm in the Hernando VFW Post 4252, (State Route 200) 3190 North Carl Rose Hwy, Hernando, FL 34442. Cremation with care, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Home, Inverness, FL.
Melissa Lyons, 57, Floral City, FL
Melissa Kay Lyons, 57 years of Floral City passed away February 25, 2022 in HPH Citrus Hospice House, Lecanto, FL. Born in Brooksville, FL, she was a resident of Floral City. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Aaron Douglas and Blake Douglas, her close friend Frank Reiman, and siblings, Floyd, Linda, and Lori. Private cremation arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Oneal Martin, 85, Floral City, FL
Oneal Martin, 85, of New Port Richey, formerly of Floral City, passed away at home on May 9, 2022 under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice. Oneal was born on January 5, 1937 in Sylacauga, AL, to the late Ira and Hettie F. (Morris) Martin. He was a fleet maintenance mechanic and Christian by faith. Oneal came to Citrus County in 2015, from Oklahoma. He enjoyed gardening, NASCAR, and watching television. Left to cherish his memory are his children: Greg L. Martin (Laura Denars) of Florida, Al Martin (Marcia) of Oklahoma, John Martin of Florida, Dale Martin (Erica) of Florida, Jo Wicker (Steve) of Florida, Jacie Riley (Pat) of South Carolina, Mindy Martin of Florida, Danielle Martin of Florida, and step-daughter, Monica Guinn; his sisters: Mae McDonald, Betty Colliers; 14 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Martin in 2002. Friends may call at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 11 AM until 12 Noon. Additional services and burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Sylacauga, AL, at a later date. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL is in charge of arrangements.
Angelita M Martinez, 74, Floral City, FL
Angelita Morales Martinez, age 74 of Floral City, FL passed away at home on May 15, 2022 under the loving care of her family and Vitas Hospice. Angelita was born on November 2, 1947 in Pleasanton, TX, the daughter of the late Enemencia Castillo. She moved from Texas in 1971 to Citrus County, Florida. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith. Left to cherish her memory are 4 children: George Anthony Martinez, Ocala, FL; Martha (Bill) Bass, Mary Ann (Arturo) Lozoya, and Melissa Ann Martinez, all of Floral City, FL; 4 brothers: John Joe, Ernesto, Lupe, and Joe Ray Aguilar; 2 sisters: Virginia and Juanita Aguilar; 7 grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL
Cheryl A Matinzi, 65, Inverness, FL
Cheryl Ann Matinzi, 65 years, passed away suddenly May 1, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital, with her son’s by her side. She was born December 31, 1956 in Brockton, MA, to the late Warren G. and Beverly Ann Williams Foster. Cheryl was a Certified Nursing Assistant in her home town in Massachusetts, before moving to Citrus County in 1993. While residing in Inverness, she was employed by Citrus County Hospital in the culinary department, until her retirement. She adored her grandchildren, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Cheryl Ann enjoyed following the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. She was a big fan of Rock n Roll, enjoyed watching her soap operas, and enjoyed living her life. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul Matinzi, February 25, 2019 and her brother, J R Foster. Left to cherish her memory, are her 2 sons; Kodi P. Matinzi, of Tampa, Florida, and Kyle J. Matinzi, of Seattle, Washington, 2 grandchildren; Trinity Matinzi and Adelynn Matinzi, and many near and dear friends. Cheryl Ann’s family will have a private Celebration of Life. Cremation with Care arrangements, under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Jean K Mattucci, 84, Inverness, FL
Jean K. Mattucci, 84, of Inverness, FL passed away March 29, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Pike County, PA on December 5, 1937 to the late Frederick Worth Hoffmaster and Cecilia May (Scott) Hoffmaster. Jean was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse and arrived in this area 5 years ago coming from Boca Raton, FL. She was Christian by faith, and enjoyed going on vacations and visiting her family. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Jerald Mattucci. Other survivors include her son, William Fagg, Jr. of Symrna, DL; and Step daughter Jean Gooder; brother James Hoffmaster; and sister Joan Kathleen Brown of Bear, DE. Other family members include niece Wendy Hopkins; and nephews Timothy, Waren, and Steven Butterworth; great nephew Eric Forrester; great niece Christine Kelly and many other extended family members. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
John C McErlean, 70, Beverly Hills, FL
John C. McErlean, Jr. age 70, Beverly Hills, Florida passed away April 6, 2022 at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida. John was born in Bryn Mawr, PA on September 16, 1951 to the late John C. And Ruth (Dorsey) McErlean. He was employed as a carpenter in the construction trade. John‘s hobbies we’re going hunting, fishing, shooting, playing golf, and on Sunday watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their games. Left to cherish his memory are two sons: Brian James McErlean, of Inverness Florida and John R. McErlean, of Beverly Hills Florida; his sister, Susan G. Hallock Quakertown PA; and 5 Grandchildren: Madison, Aiden, Eli, Charleigh, and Adrian. Celebration of Life is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2022 at 3 PM from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, Florida.
James P McGinn, 82, Inverness, FL
James “Jim” Patrick McGinn, 82 years, passed away April 9, 2022 at The Grove Health and Rehab Center in Hernando, FL. He was born in Norfolk, NE, to the late Robert and Fayme “Rice” McGinn. Jim has been a resident of Inverness, Florida, since 2006, previously residing in Nebraska, California, Georgia, and South Florida. He graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in O’Neill, Nebraska in 1958, where he played multiple sports and was captain of the football team and Homecoming King. Jim’s career as an analyst in the telephone industry spanned more than three decades. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, sailing, and golf. He was very fond of the many furry and feathered pets he knew over the years. Left to cherish his memory, he leaves behind his companion and wife of many years, Mary DeRosa; three children: Bridget, Patrick, and Kara, Mary’s children: Mike and Gail; three siblings: Jerry, Jack, and Donna; three grandchildren: Ian, Finn, and Willa, and many other family and friends. He also leaves behind their beloved dogs: Halle and Gabby. Irish Blessing for Jim: “May the road rise up to meet you” Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Kayli M Merrick, 18, Hernando, FL
Kayli Mae Merrick, age 18, born July 1, 2003 of Hernando, Fl. Passed away on April 17, 2020. She was a graduate of Crystal River high school class of 2021 and also attended the Academy of Environmental Science for two years. Left to cherish her memory are her parents Coy and Jessica Merrick of Hernando, Fl. Kayli had three brothers Kai Merrick, Keaton Soldano and Evan Schwartz; three sisters Taevin Merrick, Delaney Colbert and Zoey Fuqua ; Paternal grandparents: Jim and Ursula Merrick and Paternal great grandparents Phil and Kay Duke; Maternal grandparents: Linda and John Conroy; Kris and Sherry Kyte ;Aunts and Uncles: Samantha and Michael Ryals, Andrea and P.J Darlington, Tiffany and Christopher Herring; Justin Merrick and lots of cousins. Kayli Mae was a graduate of Crystal River High school class of 2021 and was proud of the fact she got to attend the Academy of Environmental Science for two years. She was a free spirit with aimless dreams and had the world at her fingertips. Kayli loved life and was a child of god receiving her gift of prayer language at the age of 16. She truly had a servants heart. Kayli loved her family and friends and loved spending the last few months of her life with sister and best friend Taevin Merrick in the island of St. Thomas. She was exceptional and brought great joy to anyone that met her. She was our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, and cousin that is irreplaceable. We ask that when you think of her, think of her vivacious smile and the beauty she radiated. Kayli’s presence will sorely be missed and the sounds of her laughter will echo through our minds and hearts forever. The world has lost an immeasurable treasure but Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel. We never thought Heaven could get any more perfect. Dearest Kayli, You were taken from this world at the blink of an eye. Way too young and way too soon. We promise you this sweet girl, your memory will never fade. You are now apart of the kingdom of God and even if you were given the opportunity to come home , you wouldn’t want to for you are happy and your heart is pure. We want you to know that we will love you forever and always. Until we meet again ~ Dad and Jessie There is a Celebration of Life scheduled on May 5, 2022, 2:00 PM at the Crystal River Church of God. Pastor Ronnie Reid will officiate. Butterflies of love will be released at 6:30 PM at Fort Island Beach (sunset). Cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Lynda S Miller, 68, Hernando, FL
Lynda S. Miller, 68 years, passed away, March 30, 2022, at Vitas Hospice, Lecanto, FL. She was born March 1, 1954 in LaCrosse, WI, to the late, Joseph R. and Beverly Ethel (Schwertfeger) Bay. On November 24, 1974, Lynda married Vernon S. Miller, Jr., in Little Creek, Virginia. Lynda was a wonderful, perfect wife and mother. Above all else, her family would always come first. She has resided in Hernando for the last 3½ years, previously residing in Springfield, Missouri. She was employed by the United States Post Office, as a mail carrier, and later as a window clerk, retiring in 1992. Left to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Vernon S. Miller, Jr. and their sons, Matthew Miller and Jeffrey Miller: and her granddaughter, Makenzie Miller. Also survived by her brother, Garry Bay; sister, Cynthia Campbell. Her funeral procession will depart Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, approximately 1:45pm, Wednesday, April 6, and arrive at Florida National Cemetery for graveside service at 2:30pm. Cremation with care arrangements under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
Randy J Moore, 65, Inverness, FL
Randy Joe Moore, age 65, Inverness, FL passed April 17, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. Randy was born in Zanesville, OH on December 3, 1956 to the late Charles and Ruth (Mick) Moore and moved here in 2006 from there. He was a well known and respected automotive and truck detailer, having worked for several dealers and private individuals. He leaves behind a son, Shae Moore who lives in Zanesville OH; his devoted brother, Terry Ray Moore of Inverness and his sister, Dixie Cornell of Alabama. Additionally, his life partner, Theresa Morrison will mourn his loss. Private cremation arrangements with care at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.
Eva A Morris, 76, Inverness, FL
Eva A. Morris, 76, of Inverness, FL passed away May 23, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Akron, OH on December 11, 2022 to the late John G. and Anna K. (Zutty) Tierney. Eva was a Customer Service Representative for AT&T, and arrived in this area in 2019, coming from Vienna, GA. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed politics. Eva loved animals and devoted time to animal rescue. Eva was also very social. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Morris in 2018. Mourning her loss is her sister Peggy Toth and her husband Dennis of Inverness. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Michelle A Morris, 55, Inverness, FL
Michelle Anne Morris, 55, of Inverness, FL passed away April 25, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Baltimore, MD on November 12, 1966, and served as a prison guard. Michelle arrived in this area in 2019 coming from Miami. She is survived by her children T.J. Yueling of Chicago, IL, Adam Yueling of Florida, and Ashley Morris and her husband Jake of Beverly Hills, FL.; parents William Emmett and Jacquilyn Morris; and one brother Mark Anthony Morris. She was preceded in death by one son Jonathan Kent Murphy Morris. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Alvin P Muckenfuss, 84, Lecanto, FL
Alvin P. “Bud” Muckenfuss, age 84, Lecanto, FL passed away April 23, 2022 in the Citrus Health & Rehab Nursing Home in Inverness, FL. Alvin was born in Dallas, TX to the late Julian and Frances (Stier) Muckenfuss and moved to this area in 1980 from St. Petersburg, FL. He was a retired welder/pipefitter, having been employed by Florida Power Corp and Duke Energy. His co-workers at the power companies knew him as “Muck”. Bud enjoyed working with model airplanes and fishing. He was a Master Mason, affiliated with Inglis Masonic Lodge No. 324 and a 32nd Degree Mason, affiliated with the Scottish Rite and Shrine. Alvin enjoyed boating, fishing, riding his motorcycle and flying model air planes. Left to cherish his memory is his wife Pamela (Bega) Muckenfuss; daughter, Cheryl Jones (special friend, Frances Hawk) of Crestview, FL, her children: Robert Jones II, Dunnellon, FL, Kim Palmer, Joaquin, TX, their father, Robert Dean Jones, Dunnellon, FL; Alvin’s brother and sisters: Julian Allen Muckenfuss, Ft. Valley, GA; Frances Nichols, Brooksville, FL; Betty Brunner, husband Pat, Brooksville, FL and Virginia Brewer, Kenneth City, FL; his special friends: John Gramzo and George Derowinkle, both of Inverness, FL. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 54 years Judith Muckenfuss and his daughter, Lori Muckenfuss. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home. HPH Hospice Chaplain Mark Scott and Inglis Masonic Lodge No. 324 will officiate. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Cremation with care arrangements entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory.
Richard O Nendze, 81, Inverness, FL
On the morning of February 26, 2022, Richard Oscar Nendze passed away peacefully of natural causes. Richard was at the Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida at the time of his passing. Richard was 81 years old. Richard was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 5th, 1940. He was the only child of Louise Griffith and Oscar Nendze. Richard proudly served as a military police officer in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He moved from New Jersey to Florida in 1974 where he worked as a heavy machine operator for 18 years. Richard was a devoted family man who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Richard was predeceased by his mother and father. He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Nendze, his two sons, Kenneth (Susannah) Nendze, Michael Nendze, and 8 grandchildren. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. Private burial Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fl.
Patricia M Ney, 57, Homosassa, FL
Patricia M. Ney, 57 years, of Homosassa, FL passed away April 14, 2022 at 7 Rivers Hospital, with her daughter Meghan, by her side. She was born July 3, 1964, in Pottsville, PA, to the late Roy Reed and Lillian Bowen. Patricia has been a resident of Homosassa for 20 years, previously residing in Schuylkill Haven PA. She was a 1982 graduate of North Beach High School, North Beach Maryland. She enjoyed talking about her youth, and her high school years. She loved photography, especially capturing pictures of her daughter. Patricia was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a homemaker. She enjoyed arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and living the Florida lifestyle. She was predeceased by her parents Roy Reed and Lillian Bowen, and her brothers; Dennis Minnich and Wayne Nealey. Left to cherish her memory; her beloved daughter Meghan Weaver, and her siblings; Francis Ney, Ricky Ney, Norman Bowen, Glen Allen Minnich, Jimmy Bowen, Roger Reed, David Reed, Barbara Got, and MaryLou Nealey. She will be laid to rest in the family plot, Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, PA. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL.
Elaine E Nixon, 86, Inverness, FL
Elaine Edna Nixon, age 86, Inverness, FL passed away May 3, 2022 at Highland Place Assisted Living in Inverness. Elaine was born in Drexel Hill, PA on November 17, 1935 to the late Howard C. Nixon and Edna Corbly Nixon. She moved to Citrus County in 1995 from Ft. Lauderdale. She was a retired Executive Secretary, having spent many years working in a large law firm as well STP Automotive. She volunteered at Citrus Memorial for many years. Left to cherish her memory are her niece, Jeri Ziebarth (Steven), nephew Thomas Nixon (Shelley), great nieces Sherri Nieves (Gerry), Stephanie Jones (Nathan), and Kristen Germain (David), nephews Tim Nixon, Matt Nixon (Katie), and Kevin Ziebarth plus 8 great-great nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves her most trusted friends, Barbara Greiner and June Meier. At Elaine’s request, there is to be no funeral service. Her nieces and close friends will gather privately at The Fountains Memorial Park in Homosassa to observe her being placed in the mausoleum along with her beloved pets whom she adored. Elaine will be missed by family and many friends. Beautiful lady, amazing angel! The arrangements are entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
Stephen O'Hare, 64, Inverness, FL
Stephen O’Hare, 64, Inverness passed away on Saturday April 10, 2022. Stephen was a long-time resident of Inverness, FLA which he called home following a life of travel around the United States. He was an artist and musician creating countless works of art and music throughout his life. His resourcefulness allowed him to arrive in unfamiliar cities, meeting new people and making new friends along his way. He was a caring, kind person, those close to him knew the scope of his good-naturedness. Stephen settled and made Inverness his home in 2009 where he continued his artwork. He was passionate about animals and cared dearly for his cats who will undoubtedly miss his daily presence. He is survived by his wife Nettie, his mother, two brothers, stepson Tim ( April ) Crick, of Globe, AZ and step daughters Melinda ( Gabriel) Genier, of Prescott, AZ and Amanda Williams of Mesa, AZ in addition to many cousins in Great Britain, many who visited Florida from year to year. Private cremation with care entrusted to Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
Sally A Papp, 81, Inverness, FL
Sally Ann Papp, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away March 16, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. She was born in Akron, OH on July 7, 1940 to the late Paul and Florence (Kuntz) Hannig. Sally was an administrative assistant for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Ohio. Her and her husband Jack were snowbirds locally since 2003; permanently settling down in Citrus County in 2015, coming from New York. She was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed showing AKC registered show dogs, and traveling in their motor home. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Jack Papp. Other survivors include her sons Michael Papp and his wife Sandy of Poland, NY, and Christopher Papp and his wife Jenny of Akron, OH; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Edward "Dale" Parraghi, 73, Floral City, FL
Edward “Dale” Parraghi, 73, of Floral City, Florida died peacefully at his home on April 24, 2022, surrounded by his family and friends. Dale was born on February 22, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan. After graduating from Cros-Lex Highschool in 1967, Dale started a tinsmith apprenticeship at Grand Trunk Railroad, where he worked until his retirement. During the same time, he farmed and built street rods as his hobbies. In 2003, after losing his street rod shop in Michigan to a fire, he rebuilt his shop at his home in Florida. Once fully retired, he began to build street rods most of the time. He had a passion for building cars and also fabricated parts for airboats. He enjoyed spending time with his friends, who called him “Woody,” and many of whom were from childhood, airboating, traveling to car shows in their street rods, working in his yard, and pontoon boating. He also enjoyed traveling the country in his fifth wheel, using only the backroads. He was a big fan of John Deere tractors. His last major project was last winter, when he built a John Deere backhoe from scratch. Dale was a man with many interests and a brilliant mind. He was always tinkering or building in his shop. He had a very close network of neighbors who would often stop by to see his latest project. Dale owned a backhoe and was always eager to use it to tear down a building or dig a hole. His favorite food was McDonald’s and he declared their burger the best in the country. He single handedly created a trend of eating un-salted french fries from “Mickey D’s” or “The D” as he fondly called it. He is preceded in death by his father Edward G. Parraghi. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Skaggs) Parraghi, mother, Beulah Parraghi, his brothers Lyle Parraghi, Bruce (Delaine) Parraghi, his children, Anna (Danny) Zeller, Ben (Kim) Parraghi, Ryan (Margot) Parraghi, Jennifer (David) Portero and Mike (Chanda) Wall, his grandchildren Shane, Kaitlyn and Allyson Zeller, Wyatt, Paris and Weston Parraghi, Ryan, Dylan, Maya and Lauryl Parraghi, Brett and Beverly Portero, Luke and Cole Wall and his great-grandchildren Adam and Aliza Zeller and, soon to be born, Seth Michael. Catholic Prayer Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home of Inverness, Fl. The Rev. Fr. Tim Cummings, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish will officiate. Interment will follow in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City, Fl. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 AM until services begin. A Memorial Mass will be held in Michigan on Monday, June 27, at 11:00 AM, at St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church, Lakeport, Michigan with a Celebration of Life to follow.
David O Pate, 68, Lecanto, FL
David Owen Pate, 68 years, passed away, March 25, 2022, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born in Lakeland FL, July 11, 1953, to Robert Owen Pate, III and Ruth Cox. He was a resident of Fort Lauderdale for the past 30 years. He was a member of Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Pate was owner operator of Showtime Construction with his longtime friend and business partner, David Lashbrook. He is survived by his daughter Wendy Marinelli (Dan), and his sisters Jennifer Williamson (Nory), Georgia Shelar (Tom), Holly Roberts, and Kaywood Pate, his grandson Mason Marinelli, and former spouse Pamela Mann He was predeceased by his parents Robert Owen and Ruth (Cox) Pate, III, his daughter Mandy Ruth Pate, and his sister Deanna Johnston. Family and friends are invited to his Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 4pm. Visitation will be from 3-4pm, Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, FL 34450. Burial will take place in Magnolia Cemetery, Lecanto, FL In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either Grace to You Ministries or Focus on the Family
Randolph "Randy" S Pettit, 80, Inverness, FL
Randolph “Randy” Pettit February 5, 1942 – March 28, 2022 As the sun set on March 28, 2022, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ took his servant, Randy’s hand and walked with him into paradise. Randy loved his Lord and the way he lived his life and treated people reflected that love. He never met a stranger. He treated each and every person he met with respect and had the unique gift of making them feel valued. He always had time to listen and was always willing to lend a hand. If you had a problem or couldn’t figure something out – Randy was your man. He truly shared the love God gave him. Dandy Randy, handy Randy, BH, “Superman”, all nicknames given to him by those who loved him. Everyone got a kick out of his quirky personality and quick wit. He will always be remembered by his “easy going” nature and “his smile”. He absolutely adored his wife, Debbie, who he felt was one of God’s most beautiful gifts to him. They were inseparable even to his last breath. A once-in-a lifetime love. Randy was a simple man, his life was his treasure. He appreciated God’s blessings. Moving to Inverness, to this community, was a great part of those blessings. As everyone knows, he had an awesome amount of energy. We all wondered how he kept the pace. He definitely could run circles around a 30 year old all day long. He enjoyed hunting, gabbing with David Rom, boating, motor-cycles, old pickup trucks, singing and kicking back with friends. His favorite pastime was breakfast at C.K. or Hen House with friends. Randy “lived” life, he loved his Lord and was never shy about sharing his faith. Praise was a good part of his life. He had the unique ability to offer food for thought and comments, his timing was impeccable! He would tell you - straight - it is definitely better to give than receive. To live your life, being kind to your fellow man. That’s what is important. Oh, how we all will miss you Randy! And honey bunny - I love you and always will, see you when our Father calls me home. Left to treasure Randy’s life: wife Debbie; son, Court Pettit; daughters, Vicki Pettit and Kim Arnett; sister in law, Sherry Gentile (Larry); son in law, Osmany (Mary, deceased); 10 grandchildren, and many greats; precious friend, “GladyMom” Potter, and many faithful and loving friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 11:30 AM at the First Baptist Church on Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Friends and family may call from 11:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Inverness Youth Fund. Cremation with Care by the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Anthony F Preston, 89, Inverness, FL
Anthony F. Preston, 89 years, of Inverness, passed unexpectedly on April 18, 2022, into the loving arms of Jesus. He was born August 29, 1932 in Kansas City, Kansas, to the late Anthony F. Prelesnik, Sr. and Helen (Kalcic) Prelesnik. He has been a resident of Inverness since 1970, previously residing in North Carolina. He enjoyed traveling to Minnesota, fishing, gardening, and remodeling houses. He would purchase a house, remodel, and resell the house. Anthony was a Veteran of the US Navy. He was preceded in death by his parents; Anthony Prelesnik, Sr. and Helen (Farmer) Prelesnik; his wife of 41 years, Lillian Donna (Malstrom) Preston; and son in law, Steven Patrick Hailey. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 20 years, Kay (Burkhardt) Preston; and his daughters: Pamela Heller (Randy), Barrington, NH; Roxann Hailey Indian Trail, NC; Antonette Levin, Inverness, FL; Tammy Johnson (Brian) Patchogue, NY; his sister, Betty Moorehouse; grandchildren: William Anthony Johnson, Tabitha Gwendolyn (Johnson) Kirshey (Erik), Steven Harris Levin (Amy), Reagan C. Heller (Steve Audia) and Courtney D. Heller (Christina); 3 great grandchildren; Richter Fox Audia, Grant James Levin, and William Steven Levin. Also survived by Kay’s sons: Gordon (Susan) Ash, Elk Rapids, MI, Mark (Dorothy) Ash, Inverness, FL, Brian (Penny) Ash, Church Hill, TN; grandchildren: Bradley Ash, Cory (Stephanie) Ash, Jana Ash; and 3 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service, with his grandson officiating; Steven Harris Levin, 11am Monday April 25, 2022 from Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness, FL 34450. Visitation will be from 10-11am. He will be laid to rest in Hills of Rest Cemetery, Floral City
John C Prive, 63, Inverness, FL
John C. Prive, 63 years, of Inverness, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, April 15, 2022. He was born December 3, 1958, in St. Albans, Vermont to the late Joseph A. and Carmen F. (Kane) Prive. John was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, he graduated from Citrus High School and loved the Florida lifestyle. He enjoyed fishing and boating. He has resided in Inverness for the past 46 years. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph A. and Carmen F. Prive, and his brother, Steven Prive. Left to cherish his memory are his siblings; David Prive of Tampa, FL, Paul Prive of Seffner, FL, James Prive of Inverness, FL, Alice Prive of Texas, and Jane Prive of North Port, FL. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home.
Victoria J Puskaric, 55, Hernando, FL
Victoria Jean Puskaric, age 55, of Hernando, FL, passed away suddenly on March 11, 2022 in Ocala, FL. Victoria was born in Salem, OH on March 5, 1967 to the late Clarence and Ina (Beadnell) Fatherly. She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Fatherly. Victoria is survived by her fiance Patrick Geiger, and by her 3 children: Amanda Crespo of Negley, OH, Nichole & Adam McCann of Carrollton, OH, Jeffery Puskaric of Ocala, FL; her 6 sisters: Loretta Fatherly of Apache Shores, FL, April Fulton of Austintown, OH, Virginia Gilson of Herndon, FL, Ruth Ingledue of Hanoverton, OH, Rebecca Czapski of Hanoverton, OH, Ina Miller of Salem, OH; her seven grandchildren: Victoria, Joshua, David, Timothy, Bailey, Cynthia and Melanie. Victoria often liked to go fishing, she liked doing arts and crafts, going to yard sales and especially loved to spoil her grandchildren whenever she had the chance. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
John D Ramsay, 61, Floral City and Lecanto, FL
John David Ramsay, 61, beloved son of Barbara and the late David John Ramsay, went to Heaven on April 24, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital. John was born on October 9, 1960 in West Islip, New York and came to Citrus County in 1990 from North Babylon, New York. John loved 60’s music, chocolate milk, trips to the park, and “a bite to eat” just about anywhere. He resided at the Spooner Cottage at Key Center for the last 31 years. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Barbara Ramsay of Floral City, his sisters: Barbara Anne Corey and her husband Mike, of Titusville, FL; Debra Corey and her husband Pat of Inverness and Heather Wyman and her husband Brian of Floral City, several nieces, nephews, Aunts, Uncles, cousins and many long time friends and caregivers from the Key Center. A Celebration of John’s life will be conducted on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Minister Bill Weaver of the Church of Christ, officiating. Friends may call from 1:00 PM until service time. John will be laid to rest with his father, David, at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell privately.
Paul E Reese, Jr., 76, Inverness, FL
Paul Edward Reese Jr. born 11/05/45 in Marion, IN. passed away on 04/22/22 near his home in Inverness, FL. Paul was a lifelong servant to his nation, community, friends, and family. Paul served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. He spent much of his life serving the community as a highly respected and decorated law enforcement officer and investigator, having worked for the Metropolitan Police Dept. in Washington, D.C., Clearwater Police Department, and Pasco County Sheriff's Office. Paul was a willing mentor and role model to all. Paul was the bedrock of his family and was an example of duty, integrity, and selflessness. He loved all things history and aviation, and was an avid photographer as well as a great storyteller. He joins his son Nik, brother Phillip, and his parents, Paul and Virginia. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dawn, daughter, Brittany, sons, Philip and John, grandchildren Nolan, Alexandra, Kylie, and Ellie, as well as brother Ron and nephew Darren. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Luz M Reynoso, 86, Brooklyn, NY
Luz (Lucy) M. Reynoso 86 years, of Brooklyn, NY, passed away March 14, 2022 at Superior Residence, Lecanto, Florida. She was born August 12, 1935 in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, to the late Santo and Josefa (Aviles) Ruiz. She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, in Sunset Park. Brooklyn. She loved dog passionately and baseball, an avid fan of New York Mets. Lucy was a wonderful, loving, and caring mother, who worked and fought tirelessly to ensure her 3 sons had a better life. Left to cherish her memory are her 3 sons, Giovanni, Aramis, and Edsel, and her 4 grandchildren, Ariana, Diego, Elsea, and Madeline. Family and friends are invited her Catholic Prayer Service, Sunday 1pm, Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating, from the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home. 3075 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 34450. Visitation will be 11-1pm. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 526-59 Street Brooklyn, NY 11220
Britt R Riggs, 42, Inverness, FL
Britt R. Riggs, 42 years, of Inverness FL, suddenly passed away March 21, 2022, at home. She was born, April 16, 1979, in Norfolk, VA to George Hurst, and the late Elaine Coursen. Britt was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of her family, her family was her life, and they meant the world to her. A lot of people referred to her, as their second mom. Whether, cooking, cleaning, tending to her husband, the kids, or the animals, Britt made it a point to be the best wife and mother for her family. She was predeceased by her mother Elaine Coursen, and her sister Michelle Phillman. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 21 years Donald J. Riggs, and her children, Austin J. Riggs, Wade Riggs, Mercedes Riggs, and her daughter in law Samantha Riggs. She is also survived by her father George Hurst, brothers, Shawn Coursen, Shane Coursen, and her sister Heidi Kenyon. Cremation with care under the direction of Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.
Michael W Riley, 59, Inverness, FL
Michael W. Riley, 59, of Inverness, FL passed away April 16, 2022 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. He was born on July 14, 1962 in Corning, NY to the late William and Roxanne (Harrison) Riley. Mike was a General Contractor in the construction industry, and served our country in the U.S. Army. He arrived in this area 5 years ago, coming from Corning. Mike enjoyed fishing and loved his kids and grandkids. He would do anything for anybody. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wendy Riley. Other survivors include his children Matthew Riley of Bath, NY, Shawn Riley of Inverness, and Jessica Gerrish of Corning, NY; brothers Eric and Mark Riley; sisters Kathy Ricker and Vicky Ralph; grandchildren Abagail, Allison, Alliegha, Aubree, Hazel, Aurora, Mia, Atlas, and Ezra. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Joan V Rossi, 90, Burlington, ON, formerly of Inverness,
Joan V. Rossi, 90, formerly of Inverness, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Joseph Brant Hospital, in Burlington, Ontario Canada. Joan was born in the Bronx, NY on May 19, 1931 to the late Edward F. Virginia F. Gavagan. She came to Citrus County in 2001 and moved to Nashville, TN in 2014. In late 2015, she moved to Burlington, Ontario Canada and remained there until her passing. Left to cherish her memory are her children: John R. Rossi (Rubily) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Virginia F. Fego (Michael) of Irvington, NY; Grandchildren Matthew, Abigail and Lianne and Great Grandchild Will. In addition to her parents, she is preceded by her husband Robert F. “Bob” Rossi in 2013 and her son Mark E. Rossi in 2017. Joan will be interred with her husband Bob privately at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Friends are invited to pay their respects to Joan at their convenience. Following cremation in Canada, local arrangements are under the direction of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory in Inverness.
Paul S Rouillard, 87, Inverness, FL
Paul Spencer Rouillard, 87 years of Inverness passed away May 12, 2022 at home with his family by his side. He was born May 17, 1934 in Stoneham, MA to the late Lloyd Spencer Rouillard and Eva Yarasitis. He has been a resident of Citrus County since 2018, and first came down to Citrus County in 1993, previously residing in Seabrook, NH. Mr. Rouillard was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He served his country in The National Guard for 23 years, with the 101st Battalion Engineers, in Massachusetts. He enjoyed the outdoors and could fix just about anything. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Helen A. (Richardson) Rouillard, 1 son; Paul David Rouillard (Traci) of Palm Bay, FL, 3 daughters; Susan Rouillard (Robert High) of Whitefield, NH, Lisa Cerullo (Brent) of Melrose, MA, Kelly Murphy of Stoneham, MA, 1 brother; James Rouillard, 1 sister Rita Cook, also survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Family and friends invited to visit with the Rouillard Family, Friday May 20, 2022, from 2-4pm at Chas E. Davis Funeral Home 3075 S. Florida Ave Inverness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Paul’s name to: Vitas Hospice, P.O. Box 1330, Lecanto, FL 34460.
Velma J Russell, 100, Hernando, FL
Velma Jean Russell (Facey) was born on Sept. 14th, 1921 of parents who came to the U.S. from Newfoundland, Canada. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Valley Stream. Eventually they relocated and she spent the majority of her life in Florida. She was athletic and lettered in both basketball and softball in high school, at a time when women's sports were not as common as today. While attending nursing school, she changed careers due to a back injury. She was later employed at a bank where she excelled at and enjoyed her work, successfully moving her way up. She was a character in her own quiet way. When she married, she and her husband together built up a bait and tackle business in Fort Lauderdale, eventually shipping deep sea fishing bait and equipment across the world. Early in their marriage, Velma's mother was lovingly welcomed into their home, becoming an integral part of the family and taken care of until her passing, also at the age of 100. Velma was independent and had a calm strength, quite often saying, "Everything is going to be alright"... and you believed her. She appreciated the peace and quiet of nature and a good book. Her immense love of reading started in childhood and lasted throughout her life. She especially enjoyed mysteries and nonfiction inspiring stories of animals. Upon retiring, she and her husband bought the fish camp in Citrus County where they had spent their honeymoon and every vacation thereafter with their children in tow, instilling in them their love of the outdoors. In later years, she cared for her husband in his prolonged illness with love and dignity. She is a Christian and now resides in heaven. We deeply miss her, but take comfort in knowing that we will see her again. She passed the love and appreciation she had for animals and how they enrich our lives to the following three generations in our family. Out of this love she requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations would be made to the Humanitarians of Citrus County. She is survived by her son Clinton H. Russell and his wife, Janet. Also by her daughter Joy D. White and her husband, Walter. Also by two grandchildren, Abigail Baxter and Rebecca Matava and 7 great-grandchildren, Asher, Phoenix, Ocean, Honey, Gideon, Stormy, and Mercy. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Willis Russell; father Albert Edward Facey; mother Tryphena Lydia Facey; half-brothers Albert Edward Facey Jr. and Herman Leslie Facey; and half-sisters Lillian Gada Facey VanDyke and Gertrude Facey Merrit. Funeral service will be held at Charles E, Davis funeral home in Inverness on Saturday, April 30th, at 2:00 p.m.
Catherine Schanne, 84, Hernando, FL
Catherine J. Schanne, 84 years of Hernando, FL passed away March 8, 2022 at home, with family by her side. She was born December 17, 1937, in Buffalo, NY, to the late, Gerald & Catherine E. O’Leary Byrne. In 1959, she married Richard C. Schanne, they resided in Buffalo, NY, moving to Ravenna, OH, before moving to Citrus County 22 years ago. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing and crafts, although she always put her family first. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard C. Schanne, daughters, Patricia A. Azam, (Mohamed), of Boardman, OH, Kathleen M. Laurich, (Frank), of Dry Ridge, KY, Annemarie B. Pedalino, (Daniel), of Ocala, FL, 1 brother, Donald Bryne, of Buffalo, NY, 5 grandchildren, Matthew Azam, Zachary Azam, Desiree Laurich, Nicholas Pedalino, and Bridget Pedalino. Catherine was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Gerald Bryne. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass, Friday, March 25, 2022, 2pm in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Timothy Cummings, officiating, 550 US 41 Inverness, FL, 34450. Cremation with care arrangements through Chas E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness, FL. Memorial donations to Hospice would be appreciated by the family. HPH Hospice 2939 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Lecanto, FL 34461
Terry K Shouse, 75, Inverness, FL
Terry Keith Shouse, age 75, Inverness, FL passed away April 29, 2022 surrounded by family in Citrus Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Terry was born in Vincennes, IN on March 15, 1947 to the late George and Florence (Johnson) Shouse and moved to Inverness from St. Petersburg in 1985. He retired from Florida Power, Progress Energy, and Duke Energy after 43 years of service. Terry proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps and was a Viet Nam veteran. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Kathy (Jost) Shouse; 3 daughters: Suzanne (Vic) Clemente, Tampa, FL; Terri K. Rockett, Inverness, FL; Mindy (Joe) Melito, Citrus Hills, FL; brother, Carrol Shouse, Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren: Chelsea, Toni, Emma, Tyler, Anthony, Aiden, and Michael; 5 great grandchildren: Corbin, Clay, Emily, Ezra, and Xane and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Shouse and 2 sisters, Betty Buchanan and Ilene Grumieaux. At Terry’s request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted by Nature Coast Young Marines, 8551 W. Venable Street, Crystal River, FL 34429. Cremation with care at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory.
Edna M Skaggs, 78, Floral City, FL
Edna Mae Skaggs, 78, of Floral City, passed away on March 31, 2022 at HPH Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto. Edna was born in Colorado Springs, CO on April 2, 1943, to the late William Arly and Hilda Irene (Martin) Relaford. She came to Citrus County in 2006 from Ohio. Edna worked in home healthcare, and is Christian by faith. She loved her family, crafting, shopping and camping. She was also a member of the Manchester, Ohio Eastern Star. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of over 62 years, John Skaggs; her sons: Alfred J. Skaggs of Floral City, Michael R. Skaggs (Anna) of Xenia, OH, William E. Skaggs of Floral City, Joseph E. Skaggs (Lisa) of New Carlisle, OH; her daughters: Linda K. Delgado (Ramon) of Monument, CO, Deana R. Cartner (Eugene) of Ashtabula, OH; brothers: Donald, Thomas, Stanley, William, Karl Relaford; sisters: Marian Gardner, Sharon Sintas, Alice LaBonte, and Carol Lezer; 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Richard, Norman and Marvin Relaford, and grandson Bennie Skaggs. Funeral services for Edna will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 12:30 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Chaplain Elizabeth Smith of HPH Hospice, officiating. Burial will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 11:30 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to HPH Hospice, 2939 Gulf to Lake Blvd, Lecanto, FL, 34461. I Made it Home I just wanted to let you know that I made it home. Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh, so new. I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too. Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand, God is taking care of me….I’m in the shelter of His hand. Here there is no sadness and no sorrow and no pain. Here there is no crying and I’ll never hurt again. Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now…I’ve just got to try my wings. p.s…I’ll be the first face you see when you get here.
Michael A Smith, 42, Inverness, FL
Michael Allen Smith, 42 years old passed on May 6th 2022. Mike was born on October 16th, 1979 in Dunedin Florida. He was the proud son of James D Smith Jr and Mother Linda M Waldron and blessed with the best Step Parents Debra A Smith and Robert D Waldron. He was the Best husband anyone could ask for to his wife Jessica R Smith. He was the Father to 4 amazing children and they were the center of his world. Rhiannon Skye Di Leo 18 years, Zoey Jane Elizabeth Williams 17 years, Annabelle Grace Smith 8 years, and Jason Allen Smith 6 years. Mike also shared a special bond with his older brother James D Smith III and younger brother Steven J Smith. Mike always said he was the good looking one out of the bunch. He was also a loving Uncle to many. He was a God fearing man, smart, funny, kind hearted, entertaining, loving and a friend to all. Now its Heavens turn to be entertained. And he will be forever missed here on earth, Because no one can be like Mike. At Mikes request a Celebration of life will be held on June 5th as a cook out for Family and Friends. Please contact Linda Waldron 352-697-2112 to RSVP. Please share your memories on line at Mike’s facebook page. Cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Theodore J Smith, 92, Inverness, FL
Theodore J. Smith, age 92, Inverness passed away March 11, 2022 He was a retired engineer in the aircraft manufacturing industry and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Carol Howard Smith; 2 daughters: Debbie Pettit and Sherry Gentill; grandchildren, Mary and Lamar. Private burial is in Florida National Cemetery. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
Richard W Snyder, 80, Inverness, FL
Richard William Snyder, 80 years, passed away March 8, 2022, at Vitas Hospice in Lecanto. He was born in Staten Island, NY to the late Edward and Anne Baum Snyder, October 24, 1941. Mr. Snyder was employed by the New York City Sanitation Department as a foreman, and a member of Local 444, retiring in 1984 after 20 years of service, He has been a resident of Inverness, FL, since 1985, previously residing in Staten Island, NY. Mr. Snyder is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, Our Lady of Fatima Council 6391, and a member of the Lions Club. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was the greatest man in the world. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 61 years, Marie McKenna Snyder, 1 son, Richard W. Snyder, (Gina Celia), 3 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, son Dominick Snyder, and daughter, Mary Regina McKenna. Family and friends are invited to his funeral Mass Monday March 28, 2022, 10am in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, with Fr. Claudius Mganga officiating, 550 US 41, Inverness, FL 34450.
Mary A Strickland, 81, Beverly Hills, FL
Mary Ann Strickland, 81, of Beverly Hills, FL passed away March 28, 2022 at HPH Hospice House in Lecanto, FL. She was born in Pennsylvania and arrived in this area 58 years ago, coming from New York. She was Catholic by faith, and a talented florist; owning her own Floral Shop. Mary Ann enjoyed watching soap operas, and taking care of her farm animals and pets. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Richard Strickland. Mary Ann is survived by two sons, Michael and David Duncan of Citrus Springs, FL; one daughter, Donna Chiarizio of Citrus Springs; and sister Michelle Addison. 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Mary Ann will be held at a later date. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Albert L Sutherland, 70, Floral City, FL
Albert Lewis Sutherland, age 70, Floral City, FL passed away suddenly at home on April 1, 2022. Al was born in Camden, NJ on August 17, 1951 to the late Albert and Wilhelmina (Wilson) Sutherland. He was a graduate of Collingswood High School and Rutgers University. He moved from Westmont, NJ in 2019. He was employed as a chemist in the pharmaceutical profession and attended St Margaret’s Episcopal Church. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 34 years, Nancy (Rust) Sutherland; 1 son, Matthew Sutherland and fiancée, Audrey of Westmont, NJ; his brother, Robert (Susan) of Pittman, NJ, and other extended family. After a stroke in 2011, Al was determined to regain his strength getting back to doing those sporting activities he enjoyed. His favorites were surf fishing at NJ shore, bowling, and golf. His hard work with physical therapy paid off, allowing him to return to bowling and golf. He was also an avid fan of auto racing traveling to NASCAR races as well as local tracks. He bowled in leagues in New Jersey and at Sportsman’s in Inverness. Al, Nancy and Matthew could be found enjoying time together fishing at the beach in NJ and North Carolina, at hockey games, auto races and golfing in NJ and Florida. Friends are invited to the Celebration of Life scheduled for Wednesday, April 13th at 3:00 PM from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Fr. Eugene Reuman, Rector of St Margaret’s Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will follow in New Jersey at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Albert’s name can be donated to the Greater Citrus County USBCA Youth Bowling League.
Carl D Taylor, 88, Inverness, FL
Carl David Taylor, 88 of Inverness passed away at home under the loving care of his family and HPH Hospice on April 2, 2022. Carl was born on August 16, 1933 in Fall River, MA, to the late George A. and Edna M. (Kennedy) Taylor. He came to Citrus County in 2001 from New Hampshire. Carl was a draftsman for Raytheon Electronics company before retirement. He was an active member of the Inverness Elks and Moose Lodges. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rhonda “Ronni” Taylor; his son, Carl Taylor, Jr. of Crystal River, his daughter, Candice Taylor Reid, Bellingham, MA, step daughter, Angela Diamond of Biloxi, MS; brother, Robert Taylor and sister Jane Scott both of Rhode Island, and several grandchildren A Memorial Service is scheduled at the Inverness Moose Lodge on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to attend. Cremation with care under the direction of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness
Paul S Taylor, 57, Inverness, FL
Paul Scott Taylor, 57, of Inverness, FL passed away April 5, 2022 at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. He arrived in this area in 2017, coming from Texas. Paul enjoyed watching TV and camping. He is survived by his loving husband of 11 years Charles L. Brown. Other survivors include his mother, Muriel St. John Taylor of Inverness; son Duke Taylor of New York; daughters Nena Taylor of Queensbury, NY, Crystal Castro of Katy, TX, and DeeAnna Taylor of Santa Fe, TX; step son Thomas Brown and his wife Samantha of Minnesota; brother Robert Taylor; sisters Theresa Truesdale and Laura Colvin, and several nieces and nephews. 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.
Joseph A Valverde, 95, Beverly Hills, FL
Joseph A. Valverde, 95, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2022. He was born on September 21, 1926 in New York, NY. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lucy; daughter, Vivian Splawn (Michael) of Burlington, NC; son, Charles Valverde and family of Massachusetts; grandson Morgan Splawn of Nashville, TN; sister, Mary Serughetti of Toms River, NJ, and brother, John Valverde of Chicago, IL. He was an Army veteran of WWII, the Korean War, Viet Nam and also served in the Mideast, and was immensely proud of his service to his country. A private memorial service will be held at a later date in New Jersey. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, NC. Cremation arrangements under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Melvin G Williams, 73, Inverness, FL
Melvin G. Williams, 73, Inverness passed away March 29, 2022 in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A Memorial Celebration / Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, April 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, 3075 South Florida Avenue, Inverness, FL In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to: American Heart Association (www.heart.org) or American Lung Association (www.lung.org) Arrangements entrusted to: McGan Cremation Service and Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory
Betty A Woolverton, 87, Inverness, FL
Betty A Woolverton, age 87, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 6:25 a.m. Betty was born in Warren, MI on April 16, 1934, to the late Frank and Francis (Siekerk) Buckley. She was the ninth of sixteen siblings! Betty married the love of her life, Joseph Wenta on June 29, 1957 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Wilmot, MI. They resided on the beautiful family farm in Deford, Mi where they raised their two children. They were married for 35 years. Joe passed in 1992. On October 8, 1994, Betty married Craig Woolverton. They moved to Inverness, FL in 1997 and were married for 21 years. He passed in 2015. Betty started working at age 15 at a five and dime store after both her parents died and she had to quit school and go to work. She continued to work in the grocery store business and retired from Kroger’s at age 62. Betty loved staying active and busy. She enjoyed crafting, cooking, socializing, crocheting, jewelry making, volunteering at the local hospice center, and helping others whenever she had a chance. Betty also loved children and was a nanny to the Javier family, the Huecker family, and several others. She was also a member of Redemption Christian Church in Inverness, FL. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Joseph H. Wenta, and his wife Vicki of Deford, MI and Elizabeth A. Wenta and her husband Bill of Orlando, FL; three brothers: Jerry (Sally), Ron, and Henry Buckley and her sister, Shirley Rahn; one grandson, Jordan Wenta and two stepdaughters, Cindy (Wayne) Moore and Gail Woolverton. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. There is a Celebration of Life scheduled for Friday, April 15th at 3:00 PM at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness with the Rev. Todd Langdon, pastor of the Redemption Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in St. Michael’s Church Cemetery in Wilmot, MI. Visitation with family and friends will be at 2:00 PM until the hour of service. ~Those in attendance are respectfully asked to wear masks.
Casimir J Wyzgowski, 80, Inverness, FL
Casimir John “Casey” Wyzgowski 80, of Inverness, passed away at home under the loving care of his family on May 4, 2022. Casey was born in Peru, Illinois, on April 20, 1942, to the late Casimir C. and Regina (Goletz) Wyzgowski, and came to Citrus County in 1997 from Maryland. Casey was a retired police detective and served his country 7 years in the United States Marine Corps. He served the Marine Security Guard Detachment American Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria 1963 – 1964, and the American Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 1964 – 1965. He is also a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of NARLEO (National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers). He served 24 years with the MPDC Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C. Casey loved doing yard work and was a member of the UF Master Gardeners. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Wyzgowski; his God child Tracey Bacidore; Evelyn’s God child, Cade Vallero; and brother-in-law, Daniel R. Vallero. Memorial services for Casey will be conducted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 with visitation at 11:00AM-12:00PM, and services at 12 Noon at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home in Inverness, with Fr. Tim Cummings, officiating. Interment will follow at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell with Military Honors at 1:30PM. Cremation arrangements are under the care of the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness.