• Thoughts

    “I hear a voice you can not hear. Which says I must not stay. I see a hand you can not see. Which beckons me away."

    The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind
    --- John Allston

    There is more peace somewhere.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    I'm gonna keep on 'til I find it.
    There is more peace somewhere.
    --- African American Hymn

    I cannot think of them as dead who walk with me no more;
    along the path of life I tread they but are gone before.
    --- Fredrick Lucian Hosmer

    In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
    In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
    In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
    In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
    In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
    In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
    When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
    When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
    So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
    --- From Roland B. Gittelsohn

    "Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you." ~Pueblo Blessing ~

    Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
    Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
    Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
    Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

    Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
    Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
    Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
    Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

    He was my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

    The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
    For nothing now can ever come to any good.

    W.H. Auden

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    Tommy Barton
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    Evelyn Boucher
    Ricky Dan Brown
    Harry Closs
    James Cross
    Jimmy Daily
    Raymond Eads
    Elizabeth Georgette Eichler Graves
    Roddy Ethridge
    Larry Green
    Nancy (Neecie) Hardeman Beard
    Otis Havis
    Bobby Hesskew
    Sheryl Hicks
    Donald Hogan
    Kenneth Hogg
    Patty Holloway
    Jane Howerton
    Bob Humphrey
    Valarie Iglesia
    Brad Jennings
    Carol Kendrick
    Bobby Lessman
    Grace Locke
    Leo Locke Jr.
    Patricia Macha
    Sharon Padilla Murray
    Debra Neumann
    Kay Phillips
    Julia Pickvance
    Joyce Rachui
    Marcia Beth Roberts
    Raymond Smith
    Al Stein
    Paula Stone (McIntosh)
    Moda Strickland
    John Hart Thompson
    Hector Trevino
    Barbara Chane (Tull)
    Mary Lynn Walker (Drews)
    Mary Helen McBee White
    Marion Willars

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Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth

Elizabeth KirkpatrickAug. 2, 1908 – March 30, 2006

Elizabeth Fullinwider Kirkpatrick, 97, has joined her husband James A. Kirkpartrick (1903 – 1947) in the presence of her savior, Jesus Christ. Elizabeth died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Houston.

She was born in Marlin on Aug. 2, 1903, to Jacob McNair and Myrtle Smith Fullinwider.

She was a 1925 graduate of Marlin High School, and received her B.A. and M.A. in English from the Univesity of Texas. She served on the faculty at Marlin High School for 35 years, where she taught English and was librarian before becoming librarian for the Marlin Public Library in 1973. She also served on the board of the Marlin Public Library, and continued to volunteer after her retirement in 1980. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marlin whree she was a Deacon and Elder. Elizabeth was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed knitting and crocheting as a member of the Dewing and Handwork Club.

Graveside services were Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery with Dr. Hollie Mitchell and Reverend Carter Sanger officiating.

Pallbearers were Russell James, Stephen James, Ken Brackett, Britton Pyland, Scott Cover and John Cover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution can be made in Elizabeth’s named to the Marlin Public Library or the Salvation Army.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her beloved sister, Frances Fullinwider Luther.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Kirkpatrick Cover, and husband Gene; grandchildren, Russell James and wife Marietta, Stephen James and wife Sheila, and Leslie Brackett and husband Ken; step-grandsons Scott and John Cover; nine great-grandchildren; niece, Peggy Luther Pyland, and other family members and close friends.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who leaves us with a legacy of a saving faith in Jesus Christ alone.

Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gray, Sam

Sam GrayJuly 25, 1921 – February 22, 2009

Sam Gray, Jr., a lifelong educator, passed away February 22, 2009. At the time of his death, Mr. Gray was living at The Carriage House in Denton, Texas.

Sam Gray was born on July 25, 1921, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, growing up on the family farm. He enjoyed telling stories about his boyhood and was proud of being a “Hopkins County boy.” Sam joined the U.S. Navy and served on a destroyer escort, the USS Richey, during World War II. After the war he earned B.S. and Master’s degrees from the University of North Texas and began his career as a high school principal in Wortham, Texas. Mr. Gray soon fell in love with the art teacher and married Margaret Clark on August, 28, 1949. The newlyweds moved to Marlin, Texas, where Sam served as high school principal and superintendent of schools, guiding the MHS through a difficult period of integration during the mid-sixties and supervising the building of a new high school in the seventies.

A 32nd degree and 50-year Mason, Mr. Gray served as Worshipful Master of the Marlin Masonic lodge. He was a longtime member of the Lions Club, working many chili suppers and other charity events. Sam was also a deacon in the First Baptist Church and taught a men’s Sunday School class for over forty years. An easy-going, humorous man, Sam was never happier than when he was with family, playing golf, or fishing, especially in the rivers of Colorado.

Mr. Gray is survived by Margaret, his wife of 59 years; daughter Elaine Davis and her husband Mark, of Denton, Texas; son Gary Gray, of Marlin, Texas; daughter Ellen Patrick and her husband Tim, of Memphis, Tennessee; six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Sam also survives in the memories of countless friends, students and teachers whose lives he touched.

Funeral service will be at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas on Wednesday, February 25th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Marlin Public Library, the Marlin Masonic Lodge for educational scholarships, or to the First Baptist Church of Marlin, Texas.

Glasscock, Parker

Mar. 5, 1931 – Oct. 18, 2004

Parker Glasscock, 73, of Temple, died Monday, October 18, 2004 at a local hospital. Services were Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 10:00 am at Scanio-Harper funeral home with Reverend Deborah Jones officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, October 19, 2004 6:00-8:00 pm at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.

Mr. Glasscock was born March 5, 1931 in Troy, Texas to Truby Ellwood and Mary Pauline Parker Glasscock. He graduated from Troy High School in 1948 and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force 1952-1956, serving in the Korean War 1952-1953.

Mr. Glasscock taught in Waco, Killeen, Marlin, Chilton, Mt. Calm, and he retired from Academy after 35 years of teaching. He did substitute teaching at Troy High School at the time of his death.

Mr. Glasscock was a member of First Christian Church in Temple, member of the American Legion post #133, VFW post #1820, Triple L Club of Meadow Oaks Baptist Church, and the Troy Senior Citizens Club. He was a frequent participant and winner in the Senior Olympic Games in Central Texas.

Survivors are his wife, Bobbie Glasscock of Temple; daughter, Lanie Glasscock of Ft. Worth; son, Todd Glasscock of Temple; two step-daughters, Cheri Coulom of Waco and Kim Keene of Denver, North Carolina; two sisters, Mary Chamlee of Temple and Anne Meacham of Temple; brother, Dale Glasscock of D’Hanis, Texas; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to UMHB, Pauline Parker Glasscock Endowed Scholarship Fund, 1900 College Street, UMHB Box 8433, Belton, Texas 76513 or the Leukemia Society, Suite 220,12850 Spurling Dr., Dallas, Texas 75230.

Mr. Glasscock received the United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He also received 2 battle stars while serving in the Korean conflict. He served two years in the Army National Guard following the service.

Gardner, Tennie

Falls County educator

A graveside memorial service will be conducted for Tennie Lee Gardner, at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 9, 2008, at Clover Hill Cemetery in Lott.

Ms. Gardner was a retired schoolteacher, who taught in both the Lott and Marlin schools. Her teaching experience included primary through the 12th grade levels and adult education.

John R. Taylor, Jr. of Dallas and his family, Mary Williams Boyles of Sierra Vista, Arizona and her family, Bill Williams of Lubbock and his family and Mrs. Minnie Owen of Marlin and her family survives her.

Falsone, Robert

Robert FalsoneJuly 24, 1922 – Nov. 24, 2005

Robert Falsone, 94, of Marlin, entered into rest Thursday, November 24, 2005, the result of a traffic accident.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marlin with Rev. Christopher Ferrer as celebrant. Rosary was recited Sunday at St. Joseph’s. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery.

Robert was born July 24, 1911 in Highbank to Joe and Frances LaBabera Falsone Sr. He was a farmer, a school teacher and counselor and was a former Falls County Deputy Sheriff. He was a lifelong resident of Falls County, a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a member of the Marlin Noon Lions Club. His wife, Cora, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Robert Falsone and Ronald Francis Falsone, both of Austin; two daughters, Francine Falsone Hass, of Roundrock, Rose May Falsone Teague, of Conyers, GA; brother, Anthony Falsone, of Waco; sisters, Angeline Cangelosi, of Stafford, Camilla Scamardo, of Mumford, Mary Dicorte, of Waco, Benetta Wenning, of Dallas; three grandchildren Stephen Haas, of Pflugervile, Briana Cora Teague, and Payton Abby Teague, both of Conyers, GA; great-grandson, Addision Riley Haas, of Pflugerville.

Adams Funeral Home in Marlin was in charge of arrangements.

Berry, Merry

Merry BerryAug. 18, 1917 – Nov. 10, 2006

Merry Berry, 89, passed away November 10, 2006 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on August 18, 1917 to the late Dr. William D. Berry, a graduate of The American College of Surgeons, and Mary Uttonbork Berry. Throughout World War II Merry worked with the USO in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas were she settled, and began her teaching career in Science.

A Graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas on Thursday at eleven o’clock in the morning with Rev. Mitchell officiating.

Read about Ms. Berry’s gift to SHSU: Merry Berry – SHSU

Edens, Virgina Price

Virginia EdensJan. 23, 1943 – Oct. 20, 2005

Virginia Price Edens, 62, died on Thursday, October 20, in Phoenix after a 15-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Virginia was born in Marlin on Jan. 23, 1943 to William A. Price, Jr. and Lorene Barganier Price. She was in the class of 1962 at Marlin High School and graduated from Baylor University in 1966. Virginia and her husband John were married in the First United Methodist Church of Marlin on Aug. 28, 1965, and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this year.

The Edens reared their sons in Denver then John’s career took the Edens family to Miami, Farmington, and Phoenix. Each new home brought awareness to Virginia of the wonders of nature, and she became an avid outdoorsman when she was not in her classroom fulfilling her duties as a dedicated teacher.

Virginia was a highly regarded ornithologist. In Denver she was a member of the Denver Field Ornithologists and compiled the bird list for the Plains Conservation Center. In Miami she served as an officer and director of the Tropical Audubon Society, the largest such organization in the U.S. Virginia shared her knowledge and love of nature with others while serving as a volunteer conducting birding tours in Everglades National Park while also compiling the bird list for the Dade County Preserve on Biscayne Bay. Serving as president of both the Four Corners Audubon Society and the San Juan County Archaeology Association while also teaching school kept Virginia busy while living in Farmington, NM. Recently health problems limited Virginia’s outdoor activities; however, she was still walking the trails of the desert preserve near the Edens’ home as recently as last month.

Virginia will be remembered for her effervescent smile, her ebullient personality, and the joy with which she approached life and the reality of her impending death. She was an inspiration to talk to during her illness; people responded to their interface with Virginia feeling that they were the ones who were uplifted by her positive spirit.

She is survived by her husband, John R. Edens, 9427 N. 33rd Way, Phoenix, AZ 85028, son Roger P. Edens of Morrisville, PA, son Brent D. Edens of Seattle, WA, two grandchildren – Alexis and Leonard, her mother Lorene Barganier Anding of Marlin, step-mother Mary Hunnicut Price of Marlin, and father-in-law Roger Edens of Waco. Virginia’s siblings are William E. (Bill) Price of Salado, James E. Price of Dallas, and Mary Ann Price Close of Ramrod Key, FL.

A memorial service will be held in Phoenix at the Religious Society of Friends Meeting House, 1702 E. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5 with Virginia’s ashes being scattered over the desert that she loved on the mountain trail behind their home Saturday afternoon. Memorials may be shared with Phoenix Friends Meeting, c/o Vance Marshall, 4009 E. Coolidge, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

Duhr, Louis, Jr.

Louis Duhr, Jr.May 26, 1953 – Oct. 5, 2002

Louis John Duhr Jr., age 52, of Marlin, entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin, with Rev. Christopher Ferrer as celebrant. Burial followed in the Walnut Cemetery in Bremond.

Louis was born on May 26, 1953 in Marlin to Louis John Duhr and Lavon Joan Clark Duhr. He was owner of Duhr Remodeling for the past 25 years and was a life long resident of the Marlin area. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Louis loved football and all other sports, loved the beach and the renaissance. He was a member of the OSBL of Waco. He was preceded in death by his father in 1999. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his mother, Joan Duhr, of Marlin; sons, Justin Duhr of Austin, Jeremy Duhr of Waco; brothers, Johnny Duhr of Marlin, David Duhr of Temple; sisters, Elizabeth Young and husband Bob of Ft. Meyer’s Beach, FL, Barbara Dalton of Gatesville, Debbie Armes of Waco; special friend: Joyce Nelson of Waco; several nieces, nephews, seven great nieces and nephews and a host of dear friends also survive.

Pallbearers will be Sammy Citrano, Alan Guy, Don Blount, Mike Royal, Rogelio Barrera, Tom Leggott, William McLain and Tony Elfrez

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to your favorite charity.

Cox, Terry McDaniel

Mar. 27, 1962 – Jan. 21, 2005

Services for Terry Cox, 42, of Grapeland were held at 1:30 pm, Sunday, Jan. 23, at Bailey & Foster Chapel in Palesine, Texas, with Rev. David Boyd officiated. Burial followed at 4:20 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.

Mrs. Cox died Friday, Jan. 21, at Palestine Regional Medical Center. She was born March 27, 1962 in Marlin to James and Roberta Stevens McDaniel. She graduated from Marlin High School where she was a majorette with the band for three years. She was employed in the counseling service at Texas Department of Ciminal Justice, Michael Unit, and was a member of Westwood Church of God.

Mrs. Cox is survived by two sons, Cody Cox of Tucker and James Cox of Grapeland; parents, James and Roberta McDaniel of Marlin; grandmother Lucile McDaniel of Marlin; sister, Tracy Martinez of Waco; brother, William McDaniel of Dallas; father of her two sons, Ronnie Cox; three nieces and one nephew.

Kilgore, Billy Ray

Billy Ray KilgoreBilly KilgoreMay 29, 1955 – Aug. 5, 2009

Billy Ray Kilgore, age 54 of Marlin entered into rest on Wednesday, August 5, 2009. Graveside services will be 9:30 A.M. Monday, August 10, 2009 at Hillcrest Cemetery with Elder Billy Walker officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Billy was born May 29, 1955 in Marlin to Ralph and Rose Alice Courtney Kilgore. He was a truck driver and worked as a nurse’s aide at both Marlin nursing homes and in Bremond. He was a bartender at the club known as Moma’s Place where he met his wife, Cynthia Ehlers Kilgore.

Billy was preceded in death by his mother, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Courtney, his grandmother, Emma Kilgore, who raised him and a sister, Anita Kilgore.

Billy is survived by his wife of 11 years, Cynthia of Marlin; his father Ralph Kilgore of Waco; sisters, Debbie Speas and husband John of Waco, Ruth Ward of Marlin, Dorothy Trumper and husband Gary of Blanket, Mary Douglas and husband Ray of Marlin, brothers, DaWayne Kilgore of El Paso, William Kilgore of Huntsville, Donald “Monkey” Kilgore and wife Linda of Madisonville, Clyde “Bubba” Kilgore and wife Alice of Hearne.

Also surviving are five step-children, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Adams Funeral Home in Marlin is in charge of the arrangements.

Stone, Aubrey B.

March 28, 1941 – June 29, 2008

Aubrey B. Stone, age 67, of Marlin, entered into rest Sunday, June 29, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Adams Funeral Home chapel with James Haney officiating. Burial will follow at Criswell cemetery. A visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Stone was born March 28, 1941 in Little Elm Community in Limestone County to William and Mina Mae Ray Stone. His family then moved to Falls County in 1942. He attended elementary school at Criswell and McClanahan. Mr. Stone graduated from Marlin High School in 1959 and then attended Sam Houston State University. He married Janet J. Price May 18, 1961 in Madisonville, Texas. Aubrey worked for almost thirty years as a lab technician for U. S. Silica in Kosse, Texas. He spent his lifetime in Falls County farming and ranching. In addition to farming and ranching, he enjoyed gardening, barbequing, and playing dominoes. For several years he and his wife owned and raced horses.

His spouse preceded him in death on April 22, 2003. He was also preceded in death by parents and one brother, Conrad Stone.

Survivors include his daughters, Donna and husband Jes Scott of Marlin, Kim and husband Billy Sustaita of Dalhart; brothers, Winfred Stone of Waco, Keith Stone of Georgetown, Terry Stone of Georgetown; sisters, Jo Ann Milnes-Cohn of Marlin, Nelda Brown of Marlin; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kohl, Vicki Lynn Daniel

NOV. 2, 1961 – NOV. 25, 2003

Vicki Lynn Daniel Kohl, 42, Lott, went to her eternal rest on Nov. 25, 2003, at a Temple hospital.

Vicki was born Nov. 2, 1961, in Marlin to Billy E. and Bertha Ann Daniel. She attended Marlin schools and had worked at the Texas department of Human Resources for 14 years.

She married John P. Kohl Oct. 13, 1988. Into this union were born two sons Cody Daniel Kohl and Michael Joseph Kohl.

Preceding her in death were her husband and son John and Cody on April 28, 1996. Left to treasure her memory is the love of her life Michael Joseph Kohl; mother- and father-in-law Dorothy and Gene Kohl of Lott; mother, Bertha Solly of Thornton; father, Billy Edgar Daniel of Monterey, Calif.; sisters and their husbands, Terry and ChrisWoycheshin of Marlin, susan and Richard Young of Reagan, Lori and Donnie Bowman of Marlin; brother-in-law Charles and Shellie Kohl of Temple; numerous nieces and nephews; and two great nieces.

Vicki left with a smile that will never be forgotten and an example of courage that will never be matched. A rosary was recited at Adams Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, 2003.

Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marlin. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lott.

Pallbearers were Mike Greger, Wayne Kleypas, James Rekieta, James Czajkoski, Mike Lehrman, Patrick Margiotta, Charles Kohl, Scott Conners, David Pomykal and Robert Stem.

Honorary pallbearers were Chris Woycheshin, Richard Young, Donnie Bowman, Christopher Woycheshin, Caleb Woycheshin, Adam Bowman, Adam Kohl and her co-workers at The Department of Human Resources.

The family has requested that memorials be made to The American Cancer Society, the Westphalia CCD Program or Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lott. Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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