• 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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    Larry Green
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Scamardo, Mario Luke

Mario ScamardoJuly 12, 1954 – January 29, 2010

Mario Luke Scamardo, 55, of Bryan, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2010, at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 1, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bryan. A visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, January 31, with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Bryan.

Mario was born in Bryan to Morris and Tillie Scamardo. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys football fan. Mario married Linda Trcalek on November 18, 2000. He enjoyed league bowling and was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association. He was the Business Manager for TEEX for the past eleven years. He is a former banker. Mario was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1834 and Fourth Degree.

Preceding Mario in death is his father Morris Scamardo.

Survivors include his wife Linda; his mother Tillie Scamardo, of Bryan; his son Brandon and wife Kristie Scamardo, of Bryan; his step-daughters Kim and husband Gordon Widdison, of Bryan, Shelly Hensarling, of Farmersville, Texas, Lisa and husband Fred Ortiz, of Plano, Texas; his sister Dr. Sandi and husband Christopher Lampo, his brothers Jerry and wife Barbara Scamardo, of Bryan, Andy and wife Kathy Scamardo, of College Station; his grandchildren Chanden and Victor Scamardo, Marissa, Kendra and Logan Widdison, Jonathan, Brandon and Hailey Ortiz; one great-granddaughter Natalie Widdison and numerous, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Dr. Tripathy and his staff at The Cancer Center and the nurses at St. Joseph Regional Health Center for the compassionate care given to Mario.

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Haak, Garland Ray

June 16, 1932 – Feb. 7, 2015

Garland Ray Haak, of Temple, formally of Marlin, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at his residence. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 9, in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Marlin. Chaplain Bruce Mercer will officiate.

Mr. Haak was born June 16, 1932 in Marlin, Texas, son of Albert Charles and Pearl (Tull) Haak. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1949 and married the former Marlene Nix on August 31, 1951 in Marlin. Mr. Haak managed Haak Lumber Company in Marlin for 25 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Pamala Raye Haak; and a brother, Charles Haak Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Haak of Abilene; a sister, Shirley Barrett of Waco; and several nieces and nephews.
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Honeycutt, Hazel Marie Oliver

Sepyember 28, 1922 — January 25, 2015

On September 28, 1922, I became the daughter of Andy J. and Belle Smiley Oliver of Groesbeck, Texas. On that same day I became the sister of Frances and Dorothy Oliver.

As a young girl I asked God to come into my life, I became a Christian. I graduated from Groesbeck High School.

On December 25, 1939, I became the wife of T. J. Honeycutt. I then became the sister in law to Elizabeth and Ruby Joy Honeycutt.

On January 1, 1943 I became a Mom to Lana Jo Honeycutt. Lana was the joy of our lives.

I worked as a Secretary several places, I retired from the Texas Department of Correction, Classification Division in Huntsville, Texas.

My family began to leave me, 1st my Mom Belle, my Dad Andy, then my sister Frances Kemp in 1984. In July, 2004 T. J. and I lost Lana Jo. In January of 2008 I lost the love of my life T. J. Honeycutt. Also in January of 2008 I lost a niece Rena Cheryl Vitale, Dorothy’s baby. In 2010 I lost my sister Dorothy Pacini.

I am survived by one nephew Jack Oliver Kemp, Frances’s baby and his wife Neta. Three (3) great nephews, Three (3) great-great nieces, and One (1) great- great nephew. Maybe some cousins on the Smiley side but I am not sure.

I am a member of the First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas. I have missed ya’Il.

My life has been full, I have been to all but 3 states in the United States of America. I have been on a gospel singing cruse, to Alaska twice and to Hawaii three times and lots and lots of gospel singing trips.

God has been good to me! T. J. and I were able to celebrate 68 years of marriage on December 25, 2007. I leave behind lots of nice neighbors, great friends and wonderful memories.
Thank You All. Hazel 0. Honeycutt

In lieu flowers of memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1229 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340.

Mrs. Honeycutt will lie in state from 9:00 AM till 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Huntsville, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas.

Memorial condolences may be made to the family at http://www.shmfh.com.

Meyer, Karen Ann (Little)

Karen MeyerMay 8, 1949 – January 29, 2015

Karen Ann (Little) Meyer, 65, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin, with the Reverend Blake Herridge, the Reverend Lynn Starnes, and the Reverend Mark Newton officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Saturday, January 31st at Adams Funeral Home.

Mrs. Meyer was born on May 8, 1949 in Teague, Texas to Byron and Tommye (Bond) Little. She married Danny Meyer in 1979 in Marlin and they celebrated over 35 wonderful years together. Mrs. Meyer loved doing ceramics, helping people; especially the people in Marlin. She was very community involved. Mrs. Meyer formerly owned and operated Majestic Flowers and was a former Marlin mayor. She was a Justice of the Peace in Falls County for the last 8 years. Mrs. Meyer was a member of the First Baptist Church and sang in the Choir. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister; Bobbie Coslin.

Survivors include her husband; Danny Meyer of Marlin, Daughter; Lori Laskoskie and her husband, John of Lorena, mother; Tommye Little of Marlin, step son; Daniel Christian Meyer of New Jersey, brothers; Gerald Little of Riesel, Wendell Little and wife, Glenda of Kosse, grandchildren; Hannah and Lance Laskoskie of Lorena, 10 nieces and nephews, and multiple great nieces and nephews.

Wieting, Nelson Lee Roy

November 2, 1918 – January 26, 2015

Nelson Lee Roy Wieting, 96, of Marlin, TX, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at his residence with his family by his side. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Perry United Methodist Church with Reverend Ron Oden, Reverend Melissa Graham, and Reverend Jim Newton officiating. Interment will follow in Perry United Methodist Cemetery with military honors provided by Fort Hood Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Wieting was born on November 2, 1918 in Marlin, to Herman and Olga (Schmalz) Wieting. He married Emeline Lessman on December 21, 1952, they have celebrated over 62 wonderful years together. Mr. Wieting served his country during the WWII in the United States Army. He was a lifelong member of Perry United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and raising longhorns, but his true love was his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Wieting is preceded in death by his parents, brother; John Wieting, sisters; Viola Wieting Schreiber and Florence Wieting Dreyer and son-in- law; Shelton Grote.

Survivors include his wife; Emeline Wieting of Marlin, daughters; Nell Hegefeld and her husband Bill of Marlin and Gail Grote of Riesel, grandchildren; Justin Hegefeld and his wife, Carisa of Arkansas, Lance Hegefeld and his wife, Mary of Austin, Stacy Grote Pope and her husband, Joe of Speegleville, Stephanie Mims and her husband, Robert of Sugarland, and Michael Grote of Riesel, and great grandchildren; Jathan Hegefeld, Emaline and Logan Hargraves.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to; Perry United Methodist Church building fund, 193 CR 127, Riesel, Texas 76682.

Byer, Lester

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April 4, 1937 – January 19, 2015

Lester Lee Byer, 77, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, January 19, 2015 in Waco, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00a.m., Thursday, January 22, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Reggie Blake officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30p.m., Wednesday, January 21, at the funeral home.

Lester was born in Marlin, Texas April 4, 1937 to Fritz Charlie and Minnie Lee (Pomykal) Byer. Lester had a lifetime of service to his community and fellow man. He was a member of the Old Time Baptist Church in Riesel, Texas. He served in the volunteer fire department in Sonora, Texas and the Lions Clubs of Sonora, Texas and the Lions Clubs of Sonora and Riesel, Texas. Lester was the first Judge for the City of Riesel. He was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Sam Byer, and John Byer as well as his sister Mary Frances (Byer) Bandy.

Lester is survived by his wife of 57 years Ann (Stricklen)Byer; daughter Lee Ann (Byer) Stewart and husband Robert of Riesel; son, Keith Byer and wife Viktoria of Glenbrook, Nevada; grandchildren, Michael and Daniel (and wife Amy) Stewart, Nicole and Alex Byer; great grandchildren, Mallory, Alyssa, Avery, and Maylan Stewart. He is also survived by his two brothers Fritz Byer and Thomas Byer as well as two sisters Ollie (Byer) Berka and Lillian (Byer) Thompson.

Erwin, Gene Bennett, Sr.

Gene ErwinApril 17, 1938 – January 10, 2015
Gene Bennett Erwin, Sr., 76, of Granbury, Texas, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, died Saturday, January 10, 2015.
Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, January 15, at Granbury First United Methodist Church. Burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by honor guard. Memorials: Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donating to Granbury First United Methodist Church or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Gene was born April 17, 1938 in Newton, Kansas and raised in Blum, Texas. He graduated from Sam Houston State University where he was a charter member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. On September 3, 1960, Gene married Nancy Bartlett, his beloved wife of 54 years. Amidst 27 moves during his 23-year military career, they raised two daughters, Elizabeth and Melissa and a son, Gene, Jr.
Gene was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961. He served in the Cuban blockade, the Cyprus Crisis and the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Republic of Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Stars, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Gold Frame, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Bronze Star with Combat “V” for Valor, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and National Defense Service Medal.
Following his retirement from the Marine Corps in 1984, Lt. Col. Erwin taught mathematics and athletics at Marlin High School in Marlin, Texas for 14 years retiring from his second career in 1999.
In 2001, he and Nancy moved to Granbury, Texas. As a member of Granbury First United Methodist Church, he served in numerous activities including the Church Food Program, the Angel Tree Program and the program that provided fans and blankets for the needy. He also mentored young people in the Confirmand Program and tutored mathematics in Brandon’s Hope.
Survivors are his wife Nancy; daughters, Elizabeth Meschwitz and husband, Ken, Melissa Kinzel and husband, Brian; son, Gene Erwin, Jr. and wife, Jennifer; and grandchildren, Lauren and Alex Meschwitz, Bennett, Riley and Charlie Kinzel and Thomas and William Erwin; brothers, Bill Erwin and Bob Erwin; and sister, Cecelia Ann Waits

Barganier, Joni Dell

September 9, 1922 – January 12, 2015

Joni Dell Barganier, widow of Hillary H. Barganier, died January 12, 2015.

A Graveside service will be held in Calvary Cemetery on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Born in Marlin, Texas, she was married in 1947 to Hillary Barganier, a local rancher and cattleman. Joni Dell attended Baylor University and The University of Colorado where she received her degree in Medical Technology. Anyone who knew Joni Dell, knew that she was an avid fan of Marlin High School football.

Joni Dell was preceded in death by her husband, Hillary, and her son Craig.

She is survived by one sister, Jo Jones of Houston; her daughters, Joni Barganier, Sally Barganier, Jenny Neumann, and husband Ronnie; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Barganier; grandchildren, Lisa Barganier, Ryan Barganier and wife, Marissa, Hillary and Hunter Neumann, Travis Neumann and wife, Kathleen, Trent Neumann and wife, Jennifer. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Jaxon Craig Barganier, Harrison and Annesley Neumann, and Piper Neumann.

The family would like to give a special “thank you” to the caring nurses and staff at Providence Hospital.

Memorials may be sent to Marlin Public Library or charity of your choice.

Sign the Guest Book at http://www.wacotrib.com

Glass, Edward Marshall

Edward GlassJuly 19, 1930 – December 21, 2014

Edward Marshall Glass, 84, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Edward was born July 19, 1930, in his home in Marlin, Texas to Dr. Thomas G. Glass and Dorothy Marshall Glass. In 1954 he married his beloved wife, Carol Harter, also of Marlin, Texas. He was a 1947 Graduate of Marlin High School. In 1951 he joined the United States Air Force where he piloted F-86D Sabre jets. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a B.B.A. in 1958, graduating with honors. He was an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Edward began his career with Travelers Insurance and later worked for Merrill Lynch as a stock broker and manager in San Antonio and Wichita Falls, respectively. He returned with his family to San Antonio to work as a portfolio manager for Midland Investment Company before eventually opening his own investment business, Glass Management Company. He and Carol retired to Horseshoe Bay, Texas, where they spent 20 years together enjoying the small town feel they were accustomed to in their childhood. In 2013 they relocated to Austin, Texas to be closer to their family.

He is survived by wife, Carol H. Glass; daughter Ann Glass Rinehart; son William Edward Glass; grandsons Johnson M. Rinehart and Jeffrey E. Rinehart; twin sister Dorothy Glass Robbins; and other close friends and family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 29, 2014, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home on N Lamar Blvd in Austin, Texas. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 10:00am at St. David’s Episcopal Church on E 8th Street in Austin, Texas. Graveside service will follow at 3:00pm at the Calvary Cemetery in Marlin, Texas.

Falco, Joseph Anthony “Joe”

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November 19, 1950 — December 17, 2014

It is with great sadness the family of Joseph Anthony Falco, 64, announces his passing on December 17, 2014. His final days were spent surrounded by family in his League City home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Anna Falco; son, Christopher Falco; daughter, Angela Ratzlaff; and sister, Vincent Tacker.

Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Connie Falco; children; Jason Falco, Kristina and JT Deel, Andrea and Kevin Ross and Monte Ratzlaff; grandchildren: Avery and Mason Falco, Haley and Tyler Deel, Reese and Raylee Ross, and Emma, Landon and Cole Ratzlaff; siblings; Nunzio and Cindy Falco, Rosie and Sammy Tull, Ann and Tim Paulissen, Charlie and Shawna Falco and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was born November 19, 1950 in Marlin, Texas to Anthony and Anna Falco. He attended Marlin High School and continued his education at Tyler Junior College. He was a pipe fitter welder for 25 years for the Local Union 211. Seventeen years ago he begin his own business, Joe’s Amusements, giving him the flexibility to set his work schedule around his favorite past time; golf. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing golf with his wife and friends, fishing with his siblings and playing with his grandchildren. Though too short, his life was filled love and happiness.

The visitation for Joe will be held Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 6:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581. The funeral service will take place Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:00 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

Robertson, Anita Polston

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Funeral services for Anita Louise Robertson, age 54, of Manchester, TN, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alex Robertson officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 AM until time of services on Saturday. Mrs. Robertson passed away Wednesday morning at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Anita was born in Waco, TX, the daughter of Bobby (Florence) Polston of Texas and Anita (Dan) Norris of Iowa. She graduated from Marlin High School in Marlin, TX in 1979. She was currently employed at M-Tek in Manchester. She was previously a corrections officer at the Texas State Penitentiary for 10 years and also a truck driver for 15 years. She enjoyed crafts, including knitting and sewing.

In addition to her parents, Anita is also survived by two sons, Dale (Kathryn) Robertson, of Manchester and Dustin (Brittany) Robertson of Nashville; former husband, Morris “Mo” Robertson, Jr. of Manchester; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Macie, Cooper, and Kaiden; sisters, Lisa, Angie, Sheila, Paula, Brenda, and Shirley; brothers, Eddie and Billy; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Anita’s memory to the Manchester Police Department Children’s Fund, 200 West Fort Street, Manchester, TN 37355.

Cunningham, Robert “Bob”

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March 18, 1934 — November 24, 2014

Robert (“Bob”) Dean Cunningham passed away on November 24, 2014.

Bob (aka “Pa”) was born March 18, 1934, in Rosebud, Texas to John Dick and Mary Vera Cunningham. He was married to the love of his life, Betty Childs Cunningham, on March 19, 1954.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father and eight siblings, Hazel Rowan, Dorothy Bennett, Marvin (Dink) Cunningham, Helen Johnston, Margie Lierman, Evelyn Burns, Arden Cunningham, and his twin, Lela Jean.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, brother Richard Elliot Cunningham and wife Ginny, daughter Rebecca Cunningham Glover and husband Randall Keith Glover, son Robert Dean Cunningham, Jr. and wife Cheryl Elmore Cunningham, four grandchildren, Jana Glover Grundy and husband Brant, John Randall Glover and fiancé Cheyanne, Lauren Elizabeth Cunningham, and Robert Grant Cunningham and wife Laura, and four great-grandchildren, Luke Ryan Glover, Alexander Kenneth Grundy, Carson Randall Glover, and Cameron Gage Glover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob worked hard all of his life, beginning with a job at Continental Oil Company, which he left to go into business for himself, and then serving as County Judge for Falls County, retiring after twelve years in that position. Bob was a strong Christian man, who loved his wife, his family, and his church. He loved to spend time in his garden and was known for his loving, generous heart, often giving food and his time to others.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either East Side Church of Christ, Marlin, Texas (PO Box 1068 Marlin, TX 76661), or Lifeline Chaplaincy (1415 South Moore, Houston, TX 77004).

A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 29, 2014 at East Side Church of Christ with Mr. Shawn Williams officiating.


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