Obituaries August 1 - 7, 2017

Mitchell Thomas L., age 75 of Brooksville; passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He is predeceased by his wife, Sandy Mitchell. He is survived by his sons, Jay and Eric Mitchell; daughters, Traci Trodglen; Denice Lund, and 6 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

McMann Joseph, age 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife Lorri; 2 daughters, Kimberly Humphries (John), Jessica Martin (Nicholas), 1 son Michael (Laura); 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson. Src; Brewer

Hodgson Kenneth James, age 95, of Spring Hill, passed on Tuesday, August1, 2017. He was a US Army WWII veteran. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by daughter, Heather Durkop, and 1 grandson. Memorial Service Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, at Timber Pines Country Club

Timber Pines Spring Hill, FL 34606. Src; Brewer

Dean Geneva, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Geneva was predeceased by her husband, Jack Lamar Dean and daughter, Sandra Tipold. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Delois Ann Young, Cheryl Arning, Donna Bainbridge; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter. Src; Brewer

Sirben Mark C., age 57 of Spring Hill, passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He is survived by his mother Elaine. Src; Downing

McKinney, Charles M., age 76, of Hudson, FL died Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife: Shirley McKinney; sons and daughter-in-law: Wade McKinney; Brent and Michele McKinney, and one grandchild. A memorial service will be at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. FL. Src; Merritt

Pilcher, Carl Robert, age 69, of Brooksville, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, Linda Kay Rowland Pilcher. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Scott Robert and Amanda Pilcher; daughter, Meghan Elisabeth Rowland Pilcher; 1 grandson, and 2 step-grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Pantaleo, James D., Sr., age 92, of Spring Hill, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He is a U.S. Army veteran. Src; Pinecrest

Ross Robert H., age 84 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Roger is survived by his son Ronald; daughter in law Lisa; and 2 grandchildren. Src; Downing

Busby Haldon D., age 85 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. A U.S. Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife Margie. Src; Downing
Kilroe Michael F., age 54 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on Thursday August 3, 2017. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Michael is survived by parents Richard & Carol; daughter Andrea; and 2 grandchildren. Src; Downing

Edith B. Zapke
March 15, 1925 - August 3, 2017; Turner

Walker Betsy (Larson), age 85 of Brooksville passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017. Betsy is survived by her daughter, Susan Overstreet (William); 3 sons, Richard Walker (Jan); John Walker; Stephen Walker (Kim); and 5 grandchildren. Src; Brewer

Morabito Alice P., age 72, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away Friday, August 4, 2017. She is survived by her son Carl Morabito and daughter-in-law Becky; daughters Lisa Hamilton and son-in-law Todd; Anita Hickey and son-in-law Ed; and 7 grandchildren. Src; Turner

Kelley, Charles F., age 89, of Brooksville, died Friday, August 4, 2017. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Shelton. Survivors include his sons, Gary Kelley, Craig Kelley, Randall Kelley, Mark Kelley; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Houk, Nancy Lee, age 79, of Brooksville, died Saturday, August 5, 2017. She is survived by her husband Ronald L. Houk; son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Heather Houk; daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Tom Holschbach; and four grandchildren. Src; Merritt

Ralph E. Decker, 68 of Brooksville passed away August 5, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Decker; son, Leon Decker; daughter, Samantha Chatham; 5 grandchildren, sister, Helen June Powers; loving family and friends. A Gathering will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13th from 2-3 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at Brewer & Sons, Brooksville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HPH Hospice, or the American Cancer Society. Brewer

Munoz-Guzman Carmen Elba, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. Src; Turner

Jane L. Carpenter, 80 of Brooksville passed away August 5, 2017.
She is predeceased by her husband, Paul W. Carpenter and her brother, Richard Obitts. She is survived by her 4 children, Sharon Hoyle and her husband, Mickey of Brooksville., Paul Carpenter and his wife, Crystal of Haines City, Clay Carpenter and his wife, Rhonda of Brooksville, and Todd Carpenter and his wife Barbie of Brooksville; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and sister, Carol of PA; loving family and friends.

Eleanora M. Vanatter
August 10, 1924 - July 30, 2017; Turner

CHRISTENSEN, Marie Aline “Lee,” age 81, of Hernando Beach passed away peacefully August 7, 2017. Beloved wife for 60 years to Jorgen Borregaard Christensen. She will be forever missed and never forgotten by her loving son Wayne and daughter Lisa, one daughter-in-law, one son-in-law, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, family and friends.; Turner

PHILLIPS, Robert Lee, 68, of Brooksville, passed away August 7, 2017 at his home.
He proudly served in the United States Army. He was a self-employed electrician and a member of Anchor Baptist Church. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 1:00pm, Friday, August 11, 2017 at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida, with Reverend David Thomason officiating. Merritt

Charles Swansey, age 63, of Brooksville, Florida passed away on Monday, August 07, 2017. He is survived by his son Thomas Swansey and grandchild.