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    “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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Langley, Robert Clinton

rlangleyJune 7, 1954 – February 17, 2017

Robert Clinton Langley was born in Marshall, TX on June 7, 1954 to Doss Clinton Langley and Ada Lee Thomas Langley. He passed to the next level in this game called “Life As We Know It” on Feb. 17, 2017 while in the compassionate care of Dr. Khan and his band of angels at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, CLC VA Hospital, Temple, TX. ,after a long, hard battle with pancreatic cancer.

Robert was preceded in death by both parents, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Robert is survived by three children and four grandchildren, Robert Doss Langley (mother, Cindy Bueher) and son, Doss Hindrix Langley, Clinton Cole Langley (mother, Cindy) son, Gabriel Cole Langley and daughter, Alivia Kathryn Langley ; daughter in law, Haley Lynn Jenkins, Chelsey Langley (mother, Stacey Langley) and son Aiden Gabriel Santillan. Siblings: Linda Langley Price (John B Price)-nephews Christopher Kelton, Clayton Kelton, niece in law-Noelle Cannon. Allan Langley, nieces, Allianna Langley (Josh), Alexa Langley, Andrea Langley , 5 great nephews. Long time neighbors and extended family, Jerry and Elizabeth Halpain. Also, several dear uncles, aunts and many cousins. Special friends John Hall, Ellen Redd, Dan Wallace, and Paul Carpathian.

Robert went to school from first grade to graduation from high school in Marlin, TX He was very proud of his football career as a Marlin Bulldog. After graduation, Robert joined the Navy where he spent 4 years traveling around the world and building all sorts of structures in many exotic places. He proudly served with the US Naval Mobile Construction Battillion 62, also known as the Sea Bees. He has many lifelong friends from that chapter in his life. They called him “Bob”.

A long career was built on the skills he learned while in the Seabees. He completed many, many projects while working in San Antonio with Paul Carpathian and Dan Wallace in Henderson, TX. If you ever met Robert for more than 30 minutes, you would know he was a talented man on many levels; craftsman, artist, musician, poet, writer and historian. We will be playing his original music at his memorials. Robert’s music career started about the time he was 12. That is when he would “borrow” Linda’s first guitar while she was at work and teach himself how to play. He was well known for his singing ability in church, if you were in the building, you were aware that Robert Langley was there! He also led the congregational singing. No matter where he was, anywhere in the world, he had some type of guitar with him. His music career encompassed several bands, from Arkansas, to Scotland, all over Texas, and hundreds of solo performances. A few with his daughter Chelsey in Henderson, TX.

When the demon disease Cancer, started it’s personal attack on our immediate family, our mother Ada Lee was the first warrior in 2001. We had lost our dad, Doss, on the first day of 2000. a rough start to this century. Robert was living with Ada at Lake Stryker when she became ill. For the last 8 weeks of her life, he was her “one on one” 24/7. For that, he will always be my Hero. When Robert started his battle with pancreatic cancer he was still at Stryker with Allan. For the first few months, Allan was his “one on one”, another Hero in our family . When Robert finally started letting us know he needed us, we ALL stepped up. He called we came. His sons, daughter, sister,brother, nephews, friends would drop what they were doing and take care of business. Because, in Robert’s words, and more recently in Clayton’s words, We are Family, that is what we do. We told you this story to explain our next request. In lieu of flowers, plants or any traditional memorial, please donate to the American Cancer Society (pancreatic cancer) or any of the programs. Or, contribute to the Veterans Support groups in Temple, TX.

Memorial Services:
Saturday March 4, 2017, 1 – 4 pm, Washburn Memorial Building, New Salem Cemetery, New Salem , TX
Directions From Henderson, take US HWY 79 S, go 2-3 miles, turn south on to HWY 839 go 12.7 miles, turn left on to FM 1662 at New Salem-1/10 th mile Take first right on C.R 4258D, Building in front of New Salem Cemetery If you get lost, call Jerry 972 922 9726 or Linda 903-393-4014
Intersection of Hwy 839 and FM 1662

Sunday March 5, 2017, noon til done
VFW #76
10 Tenth St
San Antonio, TX 78215

Seay, Roger Dale

img_2554Feb. 8, 1942 – Feb. 11, 2017

Roger Dale Seay aka “Stick”, “Rock”, “Mr.Pride”, 75, of Robinson, TX, entered into peaceful rest on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his sons residence in Galveston, TX.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb 26, at OakCrest Funeral Home in Waco with Rocky Seay officiating. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, at funeral home. Roger will be laid to rest next to his beloved mother, Lillie Densman Angle. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin.

Roger was born on February 8, 1942 in Marlin to the late Lillie Angle and the late Albert Seay. Roger went to Marlin schools then served in the US Navy from February 21, 1961 to March 30, 1963.

Roger went to college for many years in multiple majors, always had a thirst for knowledge. Roger loved his family, nieces, nephews and grandkids immensely, as well as, all those he took under his wing as if they were all his own. Roger loved to fish, travel, raise Cain, and just loved life in general.Roger was owner and operator of several Mr. Pride Car Washes in New Orleans, LA for many years and loved all his employees and spoke of them frequently. Especially Jeffrey and Calvin. Roger Seay also owned many businesses in Texas. Including bars, construction, auto dealership, manufacturing company, the Village Shopper Newspaper, Pest Control, and many more. He was a businessman to watch out for. He also assisted his son in managing Westview Lanes in Waco TX, as well as, many night clubs in Waco. Up to his last day he was known as the manager of Austin’s on the Avenue.

Like any man, Roger Seay made many mistakes and may admit to most LOL, but Roger was a man that was always there for anyone in need and never looked or expected anything in return. He was a man to fear, but also a man that was always there for everyone, to protect, to console, to make you laugh, and to love. He judged no man, as well as, feared no man. His life was full of ups and downs but he never quit and always had a plan. He was a man that made life interesting for anyone that knew him. He never had a dull moment. He was not in pain and was enjoying life till the end. He always prayed for God’s gift, just to go out one last time. The night before God answered his prayers as his son, Royce, took him out to raise Cain for one last time and he did…LOL. He laid his head down with a smile, with his son. He had a plan up till the end. He never wasted a minute of his life. His life was like a fiction story. You may say unbelievable, a myth, he was a legend.

AMAZING!!!Roger was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Myrtle Frasier; loving mother, Lillie Densman Angle; father, Albert Seay; and sister, Wanda Maddox.

He is survived by his children, George Newell of Roseburg OR , Roger Dale Seay II and wife Jennifer of Waco, Shane Seay, Shonda Moreland and husband Parker of Corpus Christi, Dawn Lehrman and husband Craig, Shawn Seay of Waco, Royce Seay and Corina of Galveston, Lance Ryan Manchester (SEAY) of San Antonio; sisters, Judith McGraw and husband Jim, Paula Pursche and husband Rusty, Rita Byer Eckert, Lisa Angle, Norma Jean Newsom and Judy Walls; brothers, Kieth Byer and wife Beth, Randy Angle, Buddy Marsh and wife Janet, Jerry Don Marsh and Larry Dale Marsh. Best Friends/brothers, Charlie James, Troy Dees, Kay and James. Also, many more that in his eyes where his kids: Derrick, Ashley, Brandon, Joey, Bobby, Jason P., Caleb, Kasey, Dustin, Damian, Lawrence, Jason E., Laurie, Britton, Kari, Adem, Jonathan, Alicia, Shawn Matthew, Neal, Jessica, David, Jeffrey, Calvin, Cameron, Alex, Kaylin, Ryane, Nikki, all his employees, and many many more……

Easter, James “Kenneth”

img_2528September 13, 1933 —  February 18, 2017

James “Kenneth” Easter, age 83, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017, at his home in Marlin, following a brief illness. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 21, at Adams Funeral Home, in Marlin. His service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, also at Adams.

Kenneth was born September 13, 1933, in the Criswell Community of Limestone County to James Edgar Easter and Edith (Webb) Easter. He grew up in Marlin and graduated from Marlin High School in 1953. After being drafted into the Navy in 1955 and serving aboard the USS Vesuvius (AE-15), he returned home and began his autobody career, opening his own business on Commerce Street in Marlin next to his father’s garage in the mid 1960’s.Kenneth loved to garden and was quite proud of his azaleas. Many will remember him as their Scoutmaster, where he served Boy Scout Troop 553 in Marlin for a number of years. Friends and family will possibly remember him most for his habit of picking at you. You knew if you were being teased, you were loved.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and is survived by his wife, Loretta (Baker) Easter; daughter Lisa (Mike) Dragoo of Robinson; sons, Ronnie Easter and Donnie Easter of Temple; grandchildren, Eric Griffin of Marlin, and Kyle and Reis Griffin of Robinson; step-grandchildren, Tania (Dragoo) Baker and husband, John, of Midlothian, and Michael Dragoo of Marlin; great-grandchild, Hayden Griffin of Cego; step-great-grandchild, Troy Baker of Midlothian; siblings, LaNell Smith of Warren, OH, and David Easter of Marlin, and Gloria (Billy) Briggs of Marlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to one’s favorite charity.Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Robertson, JoAnn Williams

June 2, 1939 –  January 29, 2017
Jo Ann Robertson went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 29, 2017. She was at home surrounded by her loving family as she left this earthly world. Jo Ann was born on June 2, 1939 at home to Joe Bailey Williams and Lillian Daphne (Totsie) Knight Williams in the New Hope Community in Tarrant County Texas.

She and Morris (Mo) Rentz Robertson Sr. married November 28, 1956 and celebrated over 60 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant sibling Jack Bailey Williams.

Jo Ann, also known as Grannie Jo, lived a beautiful life of service for her family and others.

She is survived by her husband Morris R. Robertson. Sr. and four children – sons Morris R. Robertson, Jr. Manchester, Tennessee, Douglas E. Robertson Marlin,Texas, Alex S. Robertson (Kelli) Manchester, Tennessee, and daughter Shelia Robertson Leitzel (Dane) Winchester, Tennessee. Grandchildren and their families: Dustin Robertson (Brittany) sons Kaiden and Cooper, Dale Robertson (Kathryn) daughters Mackenzie and Macie, Eric Robertson (Noell) daughter Keyona, Audrie Cordell (Brian) sons Gavin, Warrick, Asher, Avery, daughters Tristen and Liberty, Scott Robertson (Amber) son Aiden, daughter Lillian, Erin Powers (Trice), Alexis Long (Andrew), Wesley Sarzosa, Daniel Sarzosa, and Lucas Sarzosa. She is also survived by her three sisters: Shirley Seeton (Jerry), Beatrice Bryant (Bob), and Pat Worrell (Bob) all of Texas. She will be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Jo Ann and Morris moved from the DFW Metroplex area to Marlin, Texas in 1966 where they lived until 2003 upon their retirement and relocation to Manchester,TN. Jo Ann served as the secretary of the FBC Marlin for many years. She and Mo were owners of Lakeview Drive Inn, Houston’s Restaurant, and Robertson’s Plantation Inn Restaurant while they lived in Marlin.

Her family would like to extend special thank you to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Manchester, especially Pastor Mark Barron, for their kindness and acts of mercy during Jo Ann’s illness and passing. We appreciate Compassus Hospice in Tullahoma for caring for our matriarch and enabling us to share a beautiful time with her during her final weeks.

Jo Ann requested donations/ memorials go to Coffee County Sheriff’s Department C/O Children’s TOY FUND 76 County Jail Lane, Manchester, Tennessee 37355 or Gideons International.
VISITATION: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11 – 1:00 P.M. at the Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, Tennessee
FUNERAL: Tuesday, January 31, at 1:00 P.M. at Central Funeral Home
BURIAL: Forest Mills Cemetery

Hello friends and family– especially those in TEXAS. As you probably know, our mom, JO ANN ROBERTSON passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017. We will hold a memorial and celebration of her life in Marlin, Texas on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the First Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Jo Ann (Jody) was laid to rest in Tennessee on 1/31/17. We invite you to join us in Texas to celebrate her. Let’s make this a time of reunion and share our love for Jo. She would love that! A casual lunch and fellowship will follow at the same location.

Jones, Jo Jerreine (Barnett)

October 16, 1920 – January 25, 2017Jones
Jo Jerreine Barnett Jones passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Marlin, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. John Houston Barnett on October 16, 1920. Jo graduated from Marlin High School in 1917 and from Baylor University in 1941. She received her Master of Arts from Columbia University in New York City in 1943.
Jo was a lifelong member of St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Tanglewood Garden Club, Houston Bar Auxiliary Association, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and Petroleum Club of Houston.
She was known for her beautiful smile, engaging sense of humor, thoughtfulness and kindness to others, keen intellect, and elegant sense of style and grace. She enjoyed reading, gardening, world travel with her husband, classes at Woman’s Institute of Houston, and her Bible studies. Foremost in her life were her love of the Lord and her family.
Jo was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Harry Lamar Jones, attorney and retired partner of Deloitte & Touche; and her sister, Joni Dell Barganier.
She is survived by her son, Dr. H. Lamar Jones, Jr. and wife Deborah and her daughter Linda Jones Baker and husband Robert H. Baker, Jr.; grandchildren, Bradley Jones, Leslie Jones Doctor and husband Shawn, Kate Jones Burns and husband Thomas, Caroline Baker Jamison and husband Chris, Catherine Baker, and Julie Baker Faulkner and husband John; great grandchildren, Will and Whitney Jamison, Clara Jo and Margaret Doctor, Quinn Burns, Christian, Madelyn, and Myles Faulkner; and her nieces and nephews.
The family extends its deepest gratitude to Jo’s caregivers, Gail Weems and Shegalla Guillory.
Graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin, Texas at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, officiated by Pastor Kurt Rutz. A memorial service will take place at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017 at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe Rd., Houston, officiated by Dr. John Wurster. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Presbyterian Church.

Drews, Lena Ida Bethke


Feb. 26, 1919 – Jan. 24, 2017

Lena Ida Bethke Drews, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Golden Years Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, Marlin with the Rev. Kurt Rutz officiating. Burial will follow at Calvery Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, January 27, at Adams Funeral Home.Lena was born February 26, 1919 in rural McLennan County to Edmond O. and Anna (Schroeder) Bethke. On October 12, 1940, she married Arthur Drews at Zion Lutheran Church, Otto. They made their home in Marlin most of their married life. She was a homemaker, and seamstress having made many a dress, including wedding and bridesmaid, and altered countless pairs of pants over the years.She had a special green thumb, loved gardening, was proud of her flowers, and raised chickens for many years. Her grandchildren and great grandkids loved to pick up eggs when they visited the “grandma with the chickens”.Lena was preceded in death by: her parents; her seven brothers and sisters; her husband; her son, William; daughter-in-law, Lena; and her great-grandson, Christian.She is survived by her sons, Edward (Linda) of Newton, Leonard of Louisiana, Gene (and Jo Ann) of Marlin; and her daughter-in-law, Linda of Hewitt. She is also survived by two granddaughters, Kimberly Kennedy of Robinson and Tracey Rogers of Ft. Worth; and five grandsons, David of Guam, Jeffrey of Hewitt, Brian and Christopher of Keller, and Michael of Reagan; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Loverna Tucker, also survives her, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and “special friends”, Becky Weise and Debbie Drews.The family would like to give special thanks to the understanding and compassionate caregivers of Golden Years and Texas Quality Home Health Care.Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin.Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Farmer, Cory Joe

cory farmerOctober 23, 1967 – December 28, 2016

Cory Joe Farmer, 49, of Marlin, Texas, born in Levelland, Texas on October 23, 1967 died on December 28, 2016.

Cory is survived by father, Joe Farmer and step mother Berinda of Marlin, Texas; mother, Shirley Farmer of Lubbock, Texas; step brothers, Jarrod Gunter and wife, Shawn and Justin Gunter and wife, Pamela of Moshiem, Texas; sons, Chris Farmer of Waco, Texas, Sean Farmer of Mart, Texas and Dillan Farmer of LaGrange, Texas; longtime friend Nancy Erskine of Kosse, Texas and a large extended family.

Cory is preceded in death by his grandparents and brother.

Cory was a Marine Corps Veteran and served in Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.

He was also a member of Greenvine Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas. He lived his life for his 3 sons and cherished every moment he spent with them.

Funeral Service – Adams
Monday, January 02, 2017
2:00 pm

Kroll, Freida Olga Hegefeld

September 20, 1928 — December 11, 2016

Freida Olga Kroll, 88, of Waco, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016. Funeral services were held in Waco with burial at Waco Memorial Park.

Freida was born September 20, 1928, in Marlin, Texas, to Charlie and Olga Hegefeld. In 1947, she married Arnold Ruben Kroll. She was a homemaker and mother to their four children. Freida was an avid flower and vegetable gardener who loved to cook; her family was especially fond of her cinnamon rolls. Freida and her family were long time members of Peace Lutheran Church in Hewitt, where she and Arnold worked making and binding Braille Bibles. She enjoyed dancing, playing dominos, fishing, and camping with family and friends.

Freida was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Albert Hegefeld; and daughterin- law, Joy Kroll.

Freida is survived by her husband of 69 years, Arnold Kroll; children, Doris Tucker and husband Bill; Jeanette Wollitz and husband Kenny; Gary Kroll and wife Sharon; and Randy Kroll and Fran Cantu; brother, Louis Hegefeld; sister, Ella Mae Burnett and husband Luther; sister-in-law, Ruth Hegefeld; grandchildren, Billy Tucker, Aaron Tucker, Melissa Goldberg, Michael Wollitz, Christina Eldredge, and Jeff Kroll; along with 15 great grandchildren.

The family would like to give a special thanks for the compassionate care given by the caregivers of Wesley Woods and Providence Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, PO Box 307, Hewitt, TX, 76643.

Manes, Michael Wayne “Mike”

October 20, 1951 – December 17, 2016

Michael Wayne Manes, 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Providence Hospice Place at St. Catherine’s. Mike ultimately lost his battle from complications due to cancer.

Mike was born to Buel and Frances Manes on October 20, 1951 in Marlin, Texas. Growing up, Mike had an affinity for building and discovering how things worked. Whether it be science projects, home projects, or automobiles, he could invent it, repair it or destruct it. One of his main interests in high school was shop, for which he apprenticed under a local mechanic and learned everything there was to know about engines, alignments, and the  mechanical workings of automobiles.

Throughout adulthood, his professional interests turned into a hobby through stock car racing. On weekends, he could regularly be found at the dirt track in Elm Mott. Besides his hobby, he spent his life working on cars in Waco and Marlin. He could fix anything. Characteristically, Mike was tough physically and mentally, fiercely independent, comical, and definitely ornery. He was a fun-timing guy in his youth and adulthood.

He said his greatest joy was his “three lovely daughters.” Never a minute’s peace, Mike spent his entire life responding to their every need, and a needy bunch they were. Whether a blown engine on Highway 14 near Kosse or a flat tire on the way to college, his daughters were always his first priority. He went through two decades of checking curfews, scaring boyfriends, fulfilling their wants, attending horse shows, softball games, tennis matches, parent/teacher conferences, and ceremonies of all kinds. He raised them to be strong and independent women. Needless to say, he was close to his daughters but also to his mother, Frances, until the end of his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, Buel Manes. Survivors include his mother, Frances Manes of Marlin, his three daughters, Jana Dulock of Marlin, Lynne Kilman of Fairfield, and Melanie Bhateley and husband Dileep Bhateley of Marlin. Mike had four grandchildren: Brent Manes, Cody Windham, Clay Crane, and Abigail Kilman, and one great-grandson, Jaxson Windham. He is also survived by his brother John Manes and wife Pauline of Houston.

Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation service on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin and the funeral service on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.

Hegefeld, Ima Jean

hegefeldNovember 26, 1933 – December 5, 2016

Ima Jean Hegefeld passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016 with her devoted husband, Louis Hegefeld, by her side.

She was born in Kosse, Texas on November 26, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Morris T. Hall. Jean married the love of her life, Louis, on February 15, 1963. She enjoyed attending dances and playing dominos and cards with her family and friends. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Marlin for more than 20 years. Jean was affectionately known to her grandchildren and great –grandchildren as “Mimi”. She lovingly cooked and cared for all of her family and loved entertaining her family and friends in her home. She was also a devoted member of First Christian Church in Marlin, Texas for more than 50 years.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris T. Hall; six siblings, Curtis, Wilmer, L.D., Thomas, Melvin, and Nita; and beloved son, Dennis Carpenter.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Louis Hegefeld; son, Ricky Hegefeld and his wife Oralee of Marlin; son, Danny Hegefeld and his wife Diane of Chilton; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and sister, Juanita (Tootsie) Pringle.

Visitation will held on December 8, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas. Funeral services are on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10 a.m., and the graveside service immediately following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas. Lunch is generously provided and hosted by Frist Christian Church in Marlin, Texas.

Wilson, Ruth Ann Parrish

October  23, 1938 – December 3, 2016

Ruth Ann Parrish Wilson, age 78, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Waco. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, at St. John Episcopal Church in Marlin. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Mrs. Wilson was born October 23, 1938, the daughter of William Manly and Leah Fountain Parrish. She graduated from Marlin High School in 1957. Mrs. Wilson attended Texas State University at San Marcos for one year. She completed her education at The University of Texas at Austin where she majored in Fine Arts.

On March 9, 1963, she married Geo. B. Wilson, Jr. in Marlin. They lived in Hearne, Texas for three years where he owned and managed a retail apparel store.In 1966 they returned to Marlin to make their home.

Mrs. Wilson was an accomplished painter and watercolorist, had been an avid golfer and life-member of Texas Exes. She was a communicant of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marlin, where she was a longtime member of the altar guild.

Ruth Ann was devoted to her family which includes her husband, George; her daughter, Ann, married to Michael C. Lloyd; son, Curry; two granddaughters, Sarah and Claire Lloyd; grandson, George Calan Wilson; brother, William M, Parrish , Jr. of Waco; and sister, Sue Parrish Bass of Dallas.

A special thanks to the staff at Ridgecrest Retirement Center and Interim Hospice.In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church.Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Keyes, Ann Binion

April 29, 1928 — December 1, 2016

Ann Binion Keys, 88, of Paris, passed away Thursday, December 01, 2016, at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living.

Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled graveside services for 2 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright with Rev. Stuart Baskin officiating. A formal visitation is not scheduled, however, friends may pay respects at the funeral home.

Mrs. Keys, the daughter of Paschal & May Tate Binion, was born April 29, 1928, in Dallas. She graduated from Highland Park High School and Austin College. She married Rev. Felix W. Keys, Jr., and their life in the ministry took them to many cities including San Antonio, Marlin, Paris, Marshall, and Tyler.

She was a member of AAUW. Betty enjoyed theater, the symphony and the Rose Festival in Tyler. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Felix, a son, Roger Nelson Keys, and a cousin, Janice Johnson.

Survivors include three children, Martha Gilmore & husband Jack of Temple, Stuart Keys & wife Kim of Paris and Laura Jackson & husband Rusty of Powderly, grandchildren: Dustin Keys & wife Tiffanie, Brandon Keys & wife Brittney, Russell Jackson, Jr. & wife Cassie, Jonathan Jackson & wife Jordan and Jason Gilmore, great grandchildren: Hudson Keys, Kylie, Claire, Carter, Kelsey, Josephine, and Jaimeson Jackson, siblings: Donald Binion & wife Janet and Barry Binion & wife Mary, a cousin, Julie Johnson along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

Honorary casket bearers will be: Dustin Keys, Brandon Keys, Russell Jackson, Jr., Jonathan Jackson, Hudson Keys, Carter Jackson and Jaimeson Jackson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St., Tyler, TX 75701; PATH, 402 W. Front St., Tyler, TX 75702 or St. Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Pine Tree Ranch Assisted Living, On Call Hospice, and Christi Bruce and Kathy Henry, her sitters, for the care given their loved one.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit http://www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.