• 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
    Betty Jo Berezoski
    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
    Dwight 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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Honeycutt, Lana Jo

January 1, 1943 – July 15, 2004

Lana Jo Honeycutt, 61, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at her home in Houston. She was born on Jan. 1, 1943, in Mexia to T.J. and Hazel Oliver Honeycutt. Her young life was spent in Marlin, Texas, where she graduated from Marlin High School in 1961. She left Marlin to attend Sam Houston State University. After college she then worked as an executive secretary in Galveston and Houston.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed at 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. She lay in state throughout the day Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lana Jo was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Honeycutt of Marlin and Mr. and Mrs. Andy J. Oliver of Groesbeck; aunts, Frances Oliver Kemp of Sweeny, Texas, Elizabeth H. Houston and Ruby Joy Foster.

She is survived by her parents, T. J. and Hazel O. Honeycutt of Huntsville.

Scruggs, Wendi Lynn

Wendi ScruggsSept. 24, 1976 – June 20, 2005

Wendi Lynn Scruggs, 28, of Marlin, was taken from us on Monday, June 20, 2005.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church with Dr. Gary Glynn Clark officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Wendi, born Sept. 24, 1976 in Waco, was the daughter of Phillip and Donna J. Scruggs of Marlin. She worked as a dental assistant for many years. She loved life and spending time with her many friends and family. She was a dedicated mother to three year-old son, Donavon and nine year-old stepdaughter, Donisha. She lived life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Wendi’s kindness and personality was reflected in her beautiful smile. Her loving attitude made people draw to her and you immediately became her friend. Wendi loved spending time with her mom and dad; they were a very special part of her life. Wendi was also a best friend to her sisters Kelly and Jodi and baby brother Daniel. Life without Wendi will be a great challenge: however, she will always be in our hearts.

Her maternal grandparents Roy and Doris Anderson, whom she loved very much, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her parents, Phillip and Donna Scruggs of Marlin; her son Donavon; step-daughter Donisha, both of Marlin, who were her whole world; sisters Kelly and Jodi Scruggs, both of Marlin; brother Daniel of Houston; paternal grandparents, Windell and Doris Scruggs of Marlin; aunts, Beth Scruggs of Marlin, Connie Gustafson and Debra Anderson-King both of Dallas; uncle, David Anderson of Duncanville; cousins Paula, Penny and Jared Parsons, Chelsie Gustafson, Chris and Scott Anderson and Marlin Scruggs-Maddox.

Arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.

House, Charles Lee, Sr.

Charles HouseApril 26, 1951 – June 9, 2008

Charles Lee House Sr., was born April 26, 1951 in Marlin to Robert Lee and Maggie Jewel House, both whom preceded him in death.

Charles loved reading his Bible and coaching little league baseball. He coached for southern, northern and eastern little leagues. He also served on the board at southern.

Charles answered God’s call on Monday, June 9, 2008 in Temple.

He leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted and loving wife, Gail Gosha House; three sons, Jason and David House of Waco, Charles (Johanna) House Jr. of Georgetown; one brother, Gary House Sr., of Waco; two sisters, Carolyn Stevenson of Killeen and Waltereen Phillips of Marlin; one grandson, Jason Jr., of Waco; a loving aunt, Maggie Griffin of Dallas; a devoted cousin, Angela Ellison of Ferris; a devoted niece, Shelia Hodges of Killeen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Black, Joe Tom

Joe Tom BlackFeb. 12, 1948 – Oct. 30, 2004

Joe Tom Black, age 56 of Robinson, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin with Rev. Eric Holleyman officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest.

Mr. Black was born Feb. 12, 1948 in Marlin to Thomas and Agnes Wolf Black. He was an auditor for the Comptroller’s office of the State of Texas for the past 25 years. He was an eight-year resident of Robinson having moved there from Marlin. He was an active member of the Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Robinson and a veteran of the Air National Guard. Joe Tom was an avid supporter of the Robinson Rockets, both the football team and the band. He adored his family and his granddaughter Emily was the light of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Black, of Robinson; daughter, Holly Reynolds and husband Chris of New Orleans, Louisiana; son, Andrew Black of Robinson; and granddaughter, Emily Claire Reynolds of New Orleans.

Honorary pallbearers were Keith Womack, Gary Lathern, Ervin McRae, Tommy Hollingsworth, Steve Johnson, Gary Unger, Gary L. Fair and Clyde Dameron.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Meadowbrook Baptist Church building fund, 1207 N. Old Robinson Road, Robinson, TX 76706.

John: 14:2 -“In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions.”

Adams Funeral Home in Marlin was entrusted with the arrangements.

Watkins, Elbert

Elbert WatkinsBorn: October 23, 1906
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 21, 1973
Buried: Powers Chapel Cemetery

Biographical Info
Age: 66
Tour of Duty: 21 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, August 21, 1973
Weapon Used: Officer’s handgun
Suspect Info: Charged with capital murder

Deputy Watkins and Deputy Harold Humphus were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man on a mental warrant. During the arrest the suspect was able to gain control of Deputy Humphus’ revolver and shot both deputies. The suspect was arrested a short distance away carrying the deputies’ shotgun.

Deputy Watkins had been a part-time deputy for the agency for 20 years and had only been a full-time deputy for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and six children.

Walker, Mary Gene

Mary WalkerMay 14, 1926 – April 17, 2009

Mary Gene Walker of Satin passed away Friday, April 17, 2009 at a local retirement center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, at Austin Avenue United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Mesa and Chaplain Suzanne Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room.

Mary was born May 14, 1926 in Hillsboro, Texas to Searcy and Eugenia Smith. At an early age, the family moved to Bryan. She grew up and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan where she was head cheerleader. She continued her education at Baylor University where she attained her B.A. and M.A. degrees. Mary was a teacher in Satin and an algebra and geometry teacher at Marlin High School for 16 years.

Mary’s spiritual and compassionate gift was an encourager to others as evidenced by her phone calls and thousands of notes and cards. She enjoyed working with stained glass, woodcarving, loved animals and enjoyed her ranch in Bryan. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always expressed her love to her family with “I love you the best”.

Mary and Bill were married June 13, 1947 in Bryan, TX and moved to Satin where she lived for her remaining life. Mary was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church where she was a high school Sunday school teacher, a teacher of the Evans Class, member of the Administrative Board and a meals on wheels volunteer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Mary Lynn Drews.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Bill Walker; her son, Rick Walker III and wife, Debbie of Woodway; grandsons, Chris Drews and wife, Paige of Lexington, TX; Tyler Walker of North Carolina; granddaughter, Jordan Walker, of Waco; three great-granddaughters, Ava Marie, Violet May and Wendy Lynn Drews; and numerous cousins.

Pallbearers are Sid Jones, Pat Pattillo, Barker Chapman, Jeff Massingale, Jack Aldredge and Wendall Crunk.

Norton, Sarah “Tady” Bartlett

Sarah NortonJune 19, 1916 – Oct. 16, 2008

Sarah Bartlett Norton, known as “Tady” died Thursday, October 16, 2008 at her home in Marlin. A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Holly Mitchell officiating.

She was born June 19, 1916 in Marlin to Tom and Bess Bartlett. Tady was a graduate of Rice University and taught English in both Marlin and Calvert for 20 years. She was a charter member of the “Not So Great” Book Club and a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marlin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Hammond Norton, her brother Thomas B. Bartlett and a sister, Ann Harlan Bartlett.
Survivors include sons, Dr. Bart and Cathy Norton, Bill and Jean Norton and Andy and Dot Norton; sister, Elizabeth Bartlett Allen; nine grandchildren whom she adored, Caroline, Court, Sarah, John, Catherine, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Bradley and Maria; three great-grandchildren, Jack, Charlie and Sara Grace.

Adams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Meisch, Robert E.

Bob Meisch Robert Meisch

Oct. 26, 1923 – Nov. 17, 2004

Robert E. “Bob” Meisch, 81, of Marlin, entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004 at the First Presbyterian Church of Marlin with the Rev. David Thomas and Dr. F. H. Mitchell officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Bob, born Oct. 26, 1923 in Marlin, was the son of B. F. and Edna Meisch. He and his family moved to Waco in 1927 and began his musical training at Providence Heights Elementary and West Junior High School where he began playing the tuba. He returned to Marlin in 1937 and graduated from Marlin High School in 1941.

He attended Texas Tech University prior to entering the Army in 1943 during World War II. He served in radio operations in the European Theater of operations under Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army, and was a member of the 3rd Army Headquarters Band.

Bob earned his bachelor of music degree from Southern Methodist University in 1950 and a Masters of music degree from the University of Texas in 1962.

He and Nevia Arney were married on July 8, 1952.

During his career which spanned some 35 years, he directed bands in several schools in Texas including Gatesville, Post, Dallas, and Marlin.

Bob was a member of the Masonic Lodge #152 and was a past master of the Lodge. He was also a member of the Waco Karem Shrine Temple and the Karem Shrine Band. He was a member of the Lion’s Club for many years and served on the board of the Samaritan House. He played in the Saints Band and most recently, sang with the Baylor Senior Adult Choir.

Bob was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marlin, singing in the choir and serving on the Session.

He had many interests including a love of history and working crossword puzzles, but music was the focus of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Nevia Meisch of Marlin; son, Robert Edward Meisch Jr., of Denver; daughters Shearon Alex Bacon of Reno, and Lisa Kay Meisch of Liberty; sister, Sue Price of Dallas; aunt, Annie Meisch of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that memorial be made in Bob’s name to the American Lung Association, American Heart Association or the charity of one’s choice.

Adams Funeral Home in Marlin was in charge of arrangements.

Lumpkin, Dorothy Gentry

Dorothy LumpkinNov. 30, 1925 – Oct. 15, 2006

Dorothy Evelyn Gentry Lumpkin passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 in a Georgetown hospital. She was 80 years old. A memorial service celebrating her life and the Gospel of Jesus Christ were held Thursday, October 19, at the First United Methodist Church of Marlin, with pastor Howard Whiddon officiating.

The family received friends on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home.

Dorothy was born November 30, 1925 in Italy, Texas. She was the oldest daughter of Roy and Mamie Parten Gentry. She graduated salutatorian from Italy High School in 1943. She went on to earn a B.B.A. degree and a M.S. degree in Economics from Baylor University.
Dorothy married the love of her life, Enos Lumpkin of Avalon, Texas in 1943. They moved to Marlin in 1948. Enos preceded Dorothy in death on February 6, 2001 after having enjoyed over 57 years of married life together.

Dorothy was a homemaker and a high school business teacher. In the 1950’s and early 60’s she worked in the office of the Falls County School Superintendent under Robert Burton. After receiving her teaching certificate, she instructed over a generation of Marlin High School students in accounting, bookkeeping, and typing. She was employed by the Marlin ISD for a total of 36 years, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of the Marlin First United Methodist Church, serving over the years in many capacities, and was especially active in the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the learners Club and Delta Kapa Gamma Society teacher’s organization.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Enos Lumpkin, and her brothers Roy and Bill Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ann Will and husband Richard Will of Georgetown; son George Lumpkin and wife, Brenda Lumpkin of Lampasas; grandchildren Shannon Will, Steven Will, Angela Lumpkin, Daniel Lumpkin, and John Lumpkin; sister Bobbie Whiteaker and husband Bill of Fort Worth; sister-in-law Mildred Gentry of Italy; and nephews Ken Philips, Danny Gentry, and Bob D’Allesandro.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 411 Coleman, Marlin, TX 76661.

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.


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