• 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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    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.
    Sharon Padilla Murray
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Criswell, Thomas McKinley

Thomas McKinley Criswell, 89, went home to be with the Lord October 7, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday, October 21, at Adams Funeral Home.

Thomas was born February 6, 1928 in Falls County, Texas to Thomas Turner and Amelia (McKinley) Criswell. Thomas graduated from Marlin High School in 1945 and joined the United States Navy in March of 1946. After two years of active service, he attended Texas A&M and graduated with a Bachelors of Agronomy.

Thomas started Criswell Enterprises in 1977 and worked with his wife, Wanda, until her death. His son, Little Tom, worked with him for 30 years. He was very active in many organizations for several years including the Lions Club, the Marlin Masonic Lodge, the Knights Templer, Eastern Star, The Shriners as well as others. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 60 years and he taught Sunday School there for 20 years. Later, he helped at the disabled veterans home teaching Sunday school.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Harper Criswell; brothers, JC Criswell, Glenn Criswell, Travis Criswell, Ray Criswell and sisters, Mary Ruth Criswell and Myrtlene Criswell Tate.

Survivors include his children, Pam Fillip, Shannon Peck, Kathy Criswell and Tom Criswell; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, TX.


Cunningham, Betty Carolyn (Childs)

December 24, 1931 – October 12, 2017

Betty Carolyn Childs Cunningham was born December 24, 1931, in Marlin, Texas, to H.B. and Maudie Childs. She was married to the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Dean Cunningham, on March 19, 1954.

Betty was preceded in death by Bob; her mother and father; siblings, H.B. Childs Jr., Lionel Childs and wife, Blondie, Darrell Childs, Jack Childs, Sonny Childs, and Patsy Swenson and husband, Arnold; brother-in-law, Richard Davison; and sister-in-law, Joyce Lynn Childs.

She is survived by her brother, Don Childs; sister, Joy Davison; sisters-in-law, Laura Childs, Mary Childs, and Pauline Childs; brother-in-law, Rick and wife, Ginny Cunningham; daughter, Becki Glover and husband, Randy; son, Rob Cunningham and wife, Cheryl; four grandchildren, Jana Grundy and husband, Brant, John Glover and wife, Cheyanne, Lauren Cunningham, and Grant Cunningham and wife, Laura; great-grandchildren, Luke Glover, Carson Glover, Cameron Glover, Alex Grundy, and Eli Cunningham; and by many nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.

Betty loved her family and was married to Bob for 60 years. She was loved by many, who appreciated her sweet spirit and thoughtful ways. When she told you “thanks a million,” it made you feel really special. She was a fantastic cook and her family always looked forward to enjoying the meals and treats that she prepared. In addition to taking care of the home and her family, she worked with Bob, as they owned and operated Lakeview Drive in and Baeuchle Photography Studio together. Later she owned and ran the Burger Palace and then in later years concluded her working career, beginning at age 60, serving as a prison guard for twelve years.

Betty loved God and her church, faithfully attending East Side Church of Christ in Marlin, Texas, as long as she was able. She loved to sing and had a beautiful soprano voice.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to East Side Church of Christ, 5099 State Hwy 7, Marlin, TX 76661.A memorial service celebrating Betty’s life will be held at 2p.m., Saturday, October 14, at East Side Church of Christ.

Nutt, Clyde Junior

July 27, 1934 – October 5, 2017

Clyde Junior Nutt, 83, went home to be with the Lord and Savior October 5, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m., Monday, October 9, at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5:00p.m., Sunday, October 8, at the funeral home.

Clyde was born July 27, 1934 in Reagan, Texas to Clyde Cleo and Dorothy Louise (Wirtz) Nutt. He attended Reagan Elementary and later attended Marlin Schools graduating in 1953. Some of his fondest childhood memories were spending time with his older sister, Pauline, and friends in Rosedale. Clyde married the love of his life, Wandalene Lucas, on August 26, 1956. To that union they had four children whom he was very proud of.

Clyde was a plumber by trade and upon completion of his plumbing certifications he made the highest score on the test. He later became a Master Plumber and owned Nutt Plumbing of Marlin. Clyde was the Red Cross Coordinator of Falls County and also a member of the board of directors of the Marlin Little League Baseball. Clyde was a huge Baylor Lady Bears fan. His favorite show to watch was Dancing with the Stars.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wandalene and son, Terry Nutt. Survivors include his children, Larry Nutt, Nancy Nutt and Judy Venegas and husband Davie; sister, Pauline Elizabeth Malone; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his fur babies, Sarah Jane and Suzie Q and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Reichle, Alice A


March 13, 1929 – Sept. 25, 2017

Alice A. Reichle, 88, went home to be with her Lord September 25, 2017.

A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00p.m., Thursday, September 28, at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Perry United Methodist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Perry United Methodist Church Building Fund.


Fikes, Gloria

March 9, 1947 – Sept. 21, 2017

Gloria Fikes passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. Services will be 10 a.m., Monday, September 25, at First Baptist Church of Waco, with Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will follow at 12 p.m., at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas

.Gloria was born March 9, 1947, in Marlin, to James Nathaniel Adams, a police officer, and Nelene Rowena Lamson Adams, a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She attended school at Eagle Lake, Texas, and graduated from Wharton High School, Wharton, Texas, in 1965. Gloria attended Wharton Junior College and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BBA degree in 1969. She became a CPA in 1975.

While living in Marlin, she was a member of First Baptist Church Marlin. In the early 1990s, she served terms as president and secretary of the Marlin Chamber of Commerce, president and secretary of the Rotary Club of Marlin, treasurer of Marlin Festival Days, and was elected to the Marlin Independent School District Board of Trustees.She moved to Waco in 2002, where she was a member of the Rotary Club of Waco and First Baptist Church of Waco. Gloria was a retired CPA, CFE, and a former shareholder in the accounting firm of Parrish, Moody & Fikes, P.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents.She is survived by her son, Christopher Edison Fikes of Las Vegas; brother, Rodney Lee Adams and wife, Cindy, of Conroe, Texas; nephews, Robert Lee Adams and wife, Stephanie, of Rockwall, Texas, James Ross Adams and wife, Michelle, and their two children, Randy Adams and wife, Robin, and their two children, and Ronnie Adams and wife, Rebecca, and their four children; grandchildren in my heart, Kylee Alaine Adams, Kamryn Elizabeth Adams and Matthew Cade Adams; her double cousin, Rosalee Adams Schraeder; and special friends, the Patterson Ladies, Elizabeth Dietrich, Pam Hughes, Abby Sobel, Lenora Crowder, Georganne Ferguson, and her special Wharton girls.Pallbearers are Bill Parrish, Mac Hughes, Tommy Davis, Rodney Oliver, Curtis Moore, and Kermit Lowe.

Memorials may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center or First Baptist Church of Waco.

Grams, Walter Herbert

February 1, 1922 —  August 7,2017

Mr. Walter Herbert Grams, age 95, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Graveside service was held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Waite Cemetery in Reagan, Texas. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas. Mr. Grams was born February 1, 1922 to Herbert and Mary Augusta (Neuman) Grams in Perry, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Falls County, Texas and a rancher. Mr. Grams was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Mary Augusta (Neuman) Grams; son, Walter Grams, Jr.; granddaughter, Latisha Grams; sisters, Bernice Pankonien, Louise Reich, Christina Grams and Elnora Bush; brother, Nelson Grams. He leaves behind to cherish his memories are sons, Gary Grams and wife, Julia of Reagan, Carl Grams of Marlin, Timothy Grams of Reagan and Michael Grams of Belton; daughter, Linda Moore and husband, Jack of Reagan; grandchildren, Aaron Grams, Timothy Grams, Jr., Jackie Tullos, Richard Moore, Rosa Sanders and husband, Richard Busby, Jackie Grams, Patrick Grams, Ashleigh Grisby Grams; greatgrandchildren, Haley Holub, Hannah Tullos, Gabriella Martinez, David Busby, Lidia Sanders and Case Lee Grams; great-great grandchild, Brantley Holub.

Sandifer, Ella Jewel Ware

Ella Jewel Sandifer, 86, went home to be with her Lord on August 5, 2017. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, at Adams Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow the service at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, at the funeral home. Ella was born in Boon Prairie, Texas to Ira and Georgia (Morehead) Ware. She married the love of her life, Dilton Sandifer on October 19, 1947. Ella loved the Lord and was a founding and longtime member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Williams Road in Bellmead. She was a kind soul who made anyone feel welcome and cared for. Anytime someone was hungry she welcomed them with a warm meal. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. Ella had an infectious laugh and was very witty. If you needed a pick me up Ella was the cure. Ella was always there with a encouraging word. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Georgia (Morehead) Ware; her husband of 58 years, Dilton Sandifer; brothers, Henry Ware and Ira Ware; sister, Mildred Twigg. Survivors include her children, Joe Sandifer and wife, Ann and Vicki Freeman and husband, Kenneth; grandchildren, Jason Sandifer, Jeff Freeman and wife, Christy, Amanda Johnson and husband, Nathan, and Clay Freeman and wife, Lori; great-grandchildren, Kolton Freeman, Hannah Vasser, Abigail Vasser, Kaylee Freeman, Emily Johnson, and Dilton Johnson. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Smith and Larry Ware and wife, Susan.

Johnson, Chloe Marlyn (Glass)

April 3, 1931 – August 9, 2017

Chloe Marilyn (Glass) Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia passed away in her home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was 86 years old. She was born on April 3, 1931 to Lewis and Evelyn Christian and grew up in Marlin, Texas. Chloe graduated from Marlin High School in 1948 where she was the Drum Major of the band. She attended Sam Houston State University before moving back to Marlin to raise her family. She worked at the VA Hospital in Marlin until 1971 when she accepted a position in Washington, D.C. with U.S Congressman W.R. (Bob) Poage of Waco. Upon Congressman Poage’s retirement, she worked for his successor, Marvin Leath of Marlin. In 1974, she met her husband, Gil Johnson, and they married in 1977. They retired to San Antonio, Texas in 1994 to be close to her sister, Judy and family. When Gil passed away in 2003, Chloe decided it was time to move to Atlanta to be near her daughter, Gail, and son, Steve and family.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marlin and then later the Community Bible Church in San Antonio. Chloe was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her family and friends were more important to her than anything. She loved to travel–to see family; cruises in the Caribbean and Europe and to casinos with family and friends. She had recently achieved her goal of Silver Life Master in bridge and had continued competitive play online. She was also a dedicated San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan— Thanksgiving meals were always scheduled around the Cowboys game.

Chloe was preceded in death by her husband, Gil Johnson; her mother, Evelyn Christian; her sister, Judy Ward; and son, Scott Glass. She is survived by her two children, Gail Glass and her partner, Robin Waterhouse, and her son, Steve Glass and his wife Lauren; three grandchildren, Katie (Mike Adams), Curry and Byron; one great grandson, Ryan Adams all of Atlanta, Georgia; four stepchildren, Gary, Sheryl, Doug and Mitch; six stepgrandchildren, Paul, Jennifer, Paul, Chuck, Corey, and Amber; two brothers-in-law, Ken Ward and Bobby Glass; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial service and Celebration of Life were held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at The Allen House in Marlin, Texas. Donations may be made to The Marlin Public Library, 400 Oak Street, Marlin, Texas, 76661 (254) 883-6602) or Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta, 1401 Peachtree St., Suite 500, Atlanta, GA, 30309 (678) 686-1740) or online ttp://www.girlsincatl.org/donate-now/

Sandhoff, James Donald

March 22, 1936 – August 16, 2017

James Donald Sandhoff passed away at his home in Grapevine, Texas early Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, August 19, at Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas. Burial will follow in Marlin at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, August 18, at Adams Funeral Home.

He was born to August and Nola Sandhoff in Crawford, Texas. After attending Riesel High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and continued his service at the Marlin V.A. Hospital for 27 years. He married the love of his life, Allene Smith Sandhoff, on June 30, 1956. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Riesel, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers W.O. Sandhoff, Ralph Sandhoff, and Ross Sandhoff; and one sister, Francis Juntunen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Allene ; daughter, Sheila Keel and husband; daughter, Jennifer Purdy and husband; son, Jeffrey Sandhoff and wife; grandchildren, Cassandra Keel, Brandon Keel, Mitchell Purdy, Emily Purdy, Andrew Sandhoff, and Alaina Sandhoff; sisters, Janie Wells, Sue Bullington and husband, Nancy Mininger and husband, Judy Sandhoff; brother, Bill Sandhoff & wife, Jackie Sandhoff;, and many nieces and nephews.

Smith, Howard Lee

Feb. 13, 1928 – Aug. 5, 2017

Dr. Howard Lee Smith of Marlin, TX passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 he was 89 years old.

Known to many as of his friends as “H.L.” Dr. Smith was born in Marlin, TX on the 13th of February, 1928 and was the only son of Dr. Howard Owen Smith JR. of Hamilton, TX and Mary Ashley Smith (née Lee) of Galveston, TX.

H.L. graduated from Marlin High School with the class of 1944. In the Autumn of that year, he matriculated with the class of 1948-B to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA where he graduated Bachelor of Science (Pre-Med) on the 8th of June, 1948 and received his commission in the Army Reserves as a Second Lieutenant.

Howard Lee was accepted to Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland earning his MD in 1952 and he went on to complete his residency and training as a General Surgeon at the University of Michigan’s Medical School in Ann Arbor.

His inherent sense of duty, coupled with the promise of a position on the staff of the Torbett Hospital brought him back to Marlin in 1957 where he had the opportunity to work alongside his father. He eventually became Torbett’s Chief of Staff and served in that capacity some thirty years before joining the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in 1988, practicing in Marlin and Waco until his retirement in 2008.

H.L. was a man of many talents and was passionate for a multitude of hobbies. Generations of Marlin youth were entertained by “Howard the Magician” at birthday parties and hospital beds. He raced S.C.C.A. during the late fifties and early sixties, driving in and winning dozens of events in his Triumph TR3-A, Lotus 11 and Lola MK1. He was an active water skier and could still slalom well into his seventies. He lived for his annual trips to Aspen, Co and carving those long – sweeping turns on blue runs as recently as 2007. He earned his pilots certificate in 1948 in a Piper J-3 Cub and would eventually become a certified flight instructor who taught many in the local area to fly and imbued them with a passion for aviation. Howard Lee owned and operated his own aircraft, a 1967 Mooney and was still flying around 100 hours a year until 2013.

Howard Lee is survived by his “long-suffering wife” (joking of course) Patricia Ann Smith (née Thomas) of Palestine, TX and their two sons, Michael Owen and his wife Tina of Conroe, TX and Thomas Albert and and his wife Andrea of Hastings, MI.
Dad had five beautiful grandchildren: Cora Ashley, Cannon Lee, Xoe Beatrix, Thomas Jackson “T.J.”, and Gus Ulysses. H.L. and Pat were married on June 9, 1962 and recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 9, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marlin, Texas with a “Celebration of Life” following at The Palace Theatre, Marlin. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Marlin Palace Theatre and/or St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Lewis, Donald W.

January 2, 1943 — July 30, 2017

Donald W. Lewis passed away peacefully after battling cancer on July 30, 2017. The family will have visitation on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Adams Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1 pm.

Donald was born January 2, 1943 to Cecil Keith and Gladys Wells Lewis in Briary, Texas. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Nellie Bishop, Vertia Hegefeld and Margie Blackwell and his brother Billy Joe Lewis.

Over the years he enjoyed being involved in Little League, and also loved fishing, hunting, and playing dominoes. He owned Stein & Son Paint Contractors for several years. Donald always said not to cheat, steal, or lie to him; but if you needed anything he would give you the shirt off his back. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Marlin for over 50 years and was also involved in starting the Marlin JC’s Association.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Lewis; son, Beau Lewis his wife, Jeannie; daughter, Donna Lewis; grandchildren, Jeremy Gonzales, Josh Lewis, Jenna Lewis, Christina Howard, and Misty Munday; greatgrandchildren, Alex, Brailyn and Sheri; sister Grace Baker and several nieces, nephews and numerous close friends.

Fairbairn, Carolyn Kay

April 26, 1943 – July 26, 2017

Carolyn Kay Swinnea Fairbairn, passed away July 26, 2017 in Baylor Hospital, Dallas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Kosse. Interment will follow in Stranger Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, July 28th at Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Fairbairn was born on April 26, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to Charles Grover Swinnea and Kathryn Johnson Swinnea. She married Bill Fairbairn on June 5, 1965 in Fort Worth. Mrs. Fairbairn graduated Northside High School in Fort Worth in 1961, Texas Wesleyan College in 1965 and earned a Master’s Degree from Baylor University in 1975. Carolyn taught first and second grade for 41 years (33 in Marlin) and is remembered with gratitude and affection by her former students. After her retirement she was active in Falls County Retired Teachers Association as an officer, organizer of local meetings and representative to the State Association. She was also active in the Presbyterian Womens prayer fellowship and was instrumental in continuing the Fellowship and its service to the former members and the large community after the First Presbyterian Church in Marlin closed. Carolyn was a member of Lott Presbyterian Church and was active in the First United Methodist Church of Kosse and Stranger Community Church. When time permitted, she enjoyed reading, quiet time watching sunrises and sunsets, listening to the sounds of nature, and camping in the mountains of Colorado. Carolyn was known for her beautiful singing voice, her sweet and gentle disposition her loving and supportive nature as well as her organizing skills. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles and a nephew, Shane.

Survivors include her husband, Bill; mother, Kat of Kosse; brother, Charles Gary Swinnea of Fort Worth, sisters, Charylott Swinnea of Rockwall and Jan Claeys of Horse Shoe Bay as well as nieces, Heather, Sharla and Stephanie and nephews, Nic, Matt and Bryan. Her extended family included Bills family; James and Carol Fairbairn, Mary Fairbairn, Sherri, Jimmy (Alice) Elizabeth (Scott), Alice (Mike), Karen, Mason, Jack, Roman, Have, Austin, Brianna and Savana.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Stranger Cemetery, c/o Linda Scott, Marlin, TX 76661, Lott Presbyterian Church, c/o Gail Palmore, 1412 Overlook Ridge Dr., Belton, TX 76513, First United Methodist Church, P.O. 26, Kosse, TX 76653 or your favorite charity.