Obituaries July 4 - 10, 2017

Brown Ryan E., age 46, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Ryan is survived by his wife, Lynnie; 2 sons, Nathan and Dustin; 2 daughters, Kelsey and Tessa; and 3 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Cushmeyer Margaret, age 84, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sr. She is survived by her 4 children, Arthur Jr., Barbara Cushmeyer, Carol Opalka, and Diane Burnejko; and 5 great-grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Ann W. Schmalhorst, age 80 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Ann is survived by her spouse Shirley; son Steven; one grandchild and two great grandchildren. Src; Downing

Matthews Lisa S., age 48, of Spring Hill, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. She is survived by her mother Beverly Stephens. Src; Brewer

Dunn Roger S., passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017. Src; Turner

Byrd, Yancey D., age 49, of Spring Hill, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Spring Hill. He is a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Christina, daughters Shanell and Dana Byrd, son, Devin Byrd, stepchildren Patrick and Kimberly Davis, and 3 grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest

Cline, Earl T., age 78, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife Gloria, daughter, Michele Wicks and her husband, Jeff, son Thomas Cline and his wife, Carrie, and Stephen Cline and his wife, Sharon, sister, Grace, and 5 grandchildren. Src; Pinecrest

Sexton Audrey Ann, age 78, of Spring Hill, died on Friday July 7, 2017. She is survived by her son John and wife Anita; son Thomas and wife Jane; and 6 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Staats Dorothy A., age 66 of Weeki Wachee, Florida passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Jennifer; and 2 grandsons. Src; Downing

Somerville Frank N., age 74 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.He was a U.S. Army veteran. Frank is survived by his wife Sandra; sons Chris & Mike (Jennifer); four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Src; Downing

Fernandez, Orlando John, age 89 of Spring Hill, Florida died Friday, July 7, 2017. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond & Angelina Fernandez, son, John Fernandez. Survivors include his wife, Luddy; sons & daughter-in-law:  Jay Fernandez and Orlando John, Jr. & Shelly Fernandez; daughter & son-in-law:  Ellen & Thomas Sacco, and 4 grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Penning, Thomas Frederick, age 79, of Brooksville, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.    He was a Ranger in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Judith Penning; son, Andrew Guy Penning; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Renee and Michael Pendelton; and three grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, July 17, 2017 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel. Src; Merritt

Dowd Florence P., passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Src; Turner

Johnson April Faith passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Src; Turner

Bennett Louie J., age 76 of Brooksville, FL passed away on Monday, July 10, 2017. Louie is survived by his wife Carol Bennett. Src; Brewer