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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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Dunlap, Jo Ellen (Childs)

September 29, 1959 – March 26, 2018

Jo Ellen Childs Dunlap passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at her residence. Memorial service will be 4:00 PM, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin, Texas with the Reverend Adam Chaney officiating.

Mrs. Dunlap was born on September 29, 1959 in Amarillo, TX to Jack and Mary Childs. Her family lived in Amarillo, Anchorage, AK; and Sumter, SC before moving to Marlin, TX in 1970.

Jo Ellen married Ben Dunlap on July 12, 1980. Jo Ellen Dunlap would tell you that being a mom was her biggest dream and she was a wonderful mom to their three kids! Being a grandma was also a highlight of her life.

Jo learned to read before she started school, and that love of learning continued throughout her life. She received a degree in education from Baylor; a MS in educational administration and a counseling certification from Tarleton. She taught elementary in Chilton ISD, Mart ISD, Riesel ISD, Rangely Schools and Baylor Piper CDC prior to becoming school counselor at Riesel ISD where she retired in 2015.

Her hobbies included meeting strangers, cooking, loving big, a good bath, talking to babies, cheering on her kids, making people laugh, conversations with her husband, traveling with her girlfriends, rooting for the underdog, and watching the sunset from her porch.

Jo Ellen Dunlap was diagnosed with stage IV Melanoma in July 2016 and this chapter is perhaps her greatest testimony. God continued to use her to touch the lives of people around her through her faith and humor. Her healthcare providers’, friends’, and families’ faith was strengthened by her amazing spirit through this time.

Jo Ellen is preceded in death by her father, Jack Childs, and father-in-law, John Dunlap. She is survived by her husband, Ben Dunlap; her mother Mary Childs; her daughter Mindy Morgan and husband Jeremy; her son Wesley Dunlap; her daughter Ashton Goebel and husband Grant; her grandchildren Camryn and Clinton Morgan; and mother-in-law Jean Dunlap. She is also survived by her siblings, Al and Bev Childs, Jackie and Scott Brown, David and Karen Gillum, Nancy and Greg Traylor, Amy and Pokey Swinnea, and Kathy and Gayland Downes. She is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends who felt like family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dunlap Unsung Hero account at any Texas First State Bank.

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Cuevas, Edward

January 5, 1952 – March 26, 2018

Mr. Edward Cuevas, 66, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be Friday, March 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Spanish Assembly of God in Marlin, Texas with Reverend Aristeo Cuevas, Jr., officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas.

Edward was born January 5, 1952 to Aristeo, Sr. and Pauline (Rosas) Cuevas in Marlin, Texas. He was longtime resident of Marlin, Texas. Edward was a member of Faith Walk Fellowship Church in Robinson where he served as an usher. He retired from Marlin ISD. He previously worked at ACE Hardware in Hewitt. He loved the Lady Bears and Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed fishing and also barbecuing.

He was preceded in death by his father, Aristeo Cuevas, Sr.; brother, Buddy Cuevas; sister-in-law, Yolanda Cuevas.

Edward leaves behind to cherish his memories, mother, Pauline Cuevas of Marlin; sister, Pauline Ramirez and husband, Al of Hewitt, brother, Israel Cuevas and wife, Olga of Angleton, brother, Aristeo Cuevas, Jr. of Robinson, brother, Ruben Cuevas and wife, Sue of Archibold, OH, sister, Mary Jo Cuevas of Waco, brother, Richard Cuevas of Waco; seven nieces and nephews, six great nieces and nephews, and one great grandnephew.

Scheef, Herman Carl

herman-scheef-marlin-tx-obituaryJuly 18, 1928 – March 23, 2018

Herman Carl Scheef, Jr., 89, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Marlin, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 in Mineral Wells. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, March 26, 2018 at Adams Funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Q. Robbins officiating. Masonic rites will be provided at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:00 until service time on Monday, March 26th.

Mr. Scheef was born on July 18, 1928 in Fort Worth, Texas to Herman and Elsie (Scholze) Scheef. He married Viola Woltman on July 28, 1951 in Marin and they celebrated over 66 wonderful years together. Mr. Scheef was a very involved individual with the City of Marlin; he was a Past President with the Chamber of Commerce and the Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the City Council, Rotary Club, Lions Club and the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Marlin Masonic Lodge and a Shriner. Mr. Scheef retired from Southwestern Electric Company which turned into TXU. He loved raising cattle and ranching, traveling (worldwide) with his wife but his true love was his family. Mr. Scheef was preceded in death by his parents and a great grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Scheef of Mineral Wells; daughters, Renea Ballman and her husband, Wayne of Cleburne, Ranelle Collinsworth and her husband, Enoch of Weatherford and Robbie Gray of Temple; son Randall Scheef of Marlin; 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Harlan, George L.

January 23, 1935 – July 7, 2017

Mr. George Lawson Harlan met our Father and Saviour Friday, July 7, 2017. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Marlin.

Mr. Harlan was born January 23, 1935 to George W. (Bumps) Harlan and JoAnn (Mackey) in Blueridge. George served in the United States Air Force at Lackland and Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas. He loved to build cars from scratch and race them. Mr. Harlan was a prominent businessman in agriculture. Throughout his life he displayed extraordinary strength and perseverance.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Donna Harlan; parents, and sister, Josephine Lloyd; brother, Zill Harlan.

George is survived by daughters, Cynthia Falco of League City, Deborah Ownby of Cypress, and Lisa Roppolo of Georgetown; son-in-laws, Nunzio Falco, Sam Ownby and Nathan Roppolo; grandchildren: Elysia Johnson, Michelle Taylor, Anthony J. Falco III, Natalie Tomas, Victoria Butzke, and Brian Roppolo; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Harlan; 3 nephews and 2 nieces.

McGregor, Joel I., Jr.

January 1, 1921 – February 26, 2018

Joel I. McGregor, Jr. was born January 2, 1921, in San Antonio, Texas. His loving parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joel I. McGregor, Sr. Their family was completed with two lively younger brothers, Charles and Frank. Growing up in Houston, he had fond memories of activities with family and friends at his home there and at their bay home. Graduating from Sam Houston High School, he continued his education at Texas A&M College, before working in Washington, D.C., then volunteering to serve in the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II.

On April 15, 1943, he married the love of his life, Mary Emily McKnight, of Marlin, Texas, a recent graduate of Baylor University. Their wedding ceremony was moved to an earlier date, because he was to begin serving in the Army within the week. He served as a second lieutenant in World War II, then later served during the Korean War. During World War II, he served in the 28th Infantry Division under General Patton as a forward observer in the second wave landing at Normandy. Later, he served as Aide de Camp to General Norman D. Coda and as field artillery specialist. Because of his valor in the Battle of the Bulge, he earned two bronze stars and was recommended for a Silver Star. He marched with the American troupes through Paris for Victory in Europe and assisted with liberation of internment camps in Europe.

Following WWII, he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M College and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He later graduated with his Master of Arts, also from Texas A&M College, before assuming his most fulfilling profession as Junior High, then Elementary School, principal in Marlin, Texas.

McGregor felt honored to be a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Marlin, a member of the Marlin Lions’ Club, a Mason with the Marlin Chapter, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. An avid golfer at Marlin Country Club, he loved playing with good friends and joining a collegial group that met for coffee upstairs at the bank on week days. He loved visiting, golfing, fishing, and hunting with relatives and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and brothers, Frank B. McGregor and Charles B. McGregor. He is survived by his daughter, Marylin Sue McGregor Kelly and her husband, Robert M. Kelly, Jr.; grandson Walter Joel Kelly and his wife, Jill Diane Bowen Kelly, and son, Owen McGregor Kelly; granddaughter Karen Emily Kelly Kostohryz and her husband, Jeffrey John Kostohryz, and daughter, Elizabeth Mary Grace Kostohryz, as well as loving and devoted nieces and nephews and their families.

Services will be Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., graveside at Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Texas; Adams Funeral Home is making arrangements.

Stem, Sidney Jack

sidney-stem-marlin-tx-obituaryJuly 10, 1923 – February 25, 2018

Sidney Jack Stem was born July 10, 1923, in Waco, to Det. Capt. Wiley W. Stem and Ada Rowe Stem. He attended Waco schools and graduated in 1941. That fall he attended Baylor University on an scholarship for swimming. He joined the College Reserve Corps and was called to active duty in the US Army during WW 2. He was stationed on the islands of Saipan and Tinian in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart, South Pacific Victory Medal, Marianas Islands Campaign Medal, Infantry Field Badge, and many others. He returned in 1945, and re-enrolled in Baylor, lettering in swimming. In 1947 he received his B.S. Ed degree and his Masters in Education in 1948. At Baylor, he met Virginia Johnson and they married in 1947. He accepted a teaching/coaching job in Ben Hur for one year until accepting the job of Dir. of Volunteer Services at the new VA Hospital in Marlin in 1951. He retired from the VA in 1989 after 38 years of service. Jack declined numerous promotions within the VA to stay in Marlin the rest of his life. Marlin always held a special place in his heart. Jack and Virginia had Wiley Montgomery (Monty) in 1951 and Laura Lee in 1965.

Jack visited every state in the US, as well as many countries in Europe. Jack was a member of the Marlin First Baptist for over 70 years, and served as Deacon, Jr. Boys Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the Deacons, Pulpit Committee member, among other positions. He spent many summers as a sponsor at Latham Springs church camp, as well as with Bible Memory Association and Scripture Memory Fellowship. He was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. He was Pres. of the Falls County Red Cross, Pres. of the Lion’s Club, Pres. of the Tomlinson Hill Veterans/Old Settler’s Assoc. He served on the Board of Directors of organizations such as the Marlin Main Street Project, Marlin Civic Center, Men’s Golf Association, Samaritan House, Waco-Marlin Credit Union, and Scripture Memory Fellowship. He was awarded the William M. Parrish/Hazel Falconer Goddard Service Award as Outstanding Citizen from the Marlin Chamber Commerce. He was also a proud supporter of the Falls County Youth Fair. He taught Red Cross Swimming lessons to countless children and adults. He was a Boy Scout leader for 35 years, helping many young men attain the honor of Eagle Scout Award, including his son, Monty. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given by the Boy Scouts. The highlight of his career as a Boy Scout leader was taking 25 scouts to the Natl Jamboree in Valley Forge. They attended the World’s Fair in NY City and a NY Yankees baseball game, where they saw Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris play. Another year he took his troop for two weeks hiking and camping in the mountains of Camp Philmont, NM, where they encountered rain, snow, and bears. Every summer he took his Troop 557 to Camp Tahuaya, near Belton. Two years after Virginia’s death in 1990, he married Jo Childs, and they recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. He always enjoyed saying, “Jo was the only lady he wanted to date and certainly the only one he wanted to marry.” He felt one of the best things about their marriage was how the two families blended so well. Jack and Jo continued to serve the Marlin community until he moved to the William R. Courtney State Veteran’s Home in Temple. Jack was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and golf. He had a lifelong love for the Baylor Bears. He enjoyed bridge, duplicate, and dominoes.

Jack is survived by his wife, Jo Childs Stem, daughter Laura Lee Stem Pirtle and husband Glen, and Jo’s children, Sandy Tusa and husband Frank, Mark Childs and wife Dru, Brian Childs and wife Ferrisa, grandchildren Wendy Stem Gaspard, Matthew Stem, Jennilee Pirtle, Victoria Pirtle, Sydney Pirtle, Jacob Tusa, Jared Tusa, Amy Metcalf, Colton Childs, Chandler Childs, Brianna Childs, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Jack is preceded in death by wife Virginia Stem and son, Monty, his parents, brothers, and sister. Funeral service is 12:00 noon on Friday, March 2, at First Baptist Marlin. Graveside service will follow at Waco Memorial Cemetery in Waco. Visitation is Thursday, March 1, from 6-8 pm at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials sent to Scripture Memory Fellowship (PO Box 550232, Dallas, TX 75355), First Baptist Church (309 Coleman, Marlin, TX 76661), or South Tx Children’s Home Ministries (P.O. Box 759, Beeville, TX 78104.)

 

Meece, Dorthy Ann (Greensage)

March 29, 1945 – January 30, 2018

Dorothy Ann Meece, age 72, of Marlin, Texas passed away on Tuesday January 30, 2018. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Baptist Church in Marlin, Texas with Reverend Billy Walker officiating.

Dorothy was born March 29, 1945 in Marlin, Texas to Maggie (Wilganowski) Greensage and Charlie Greensage. She was a longtime resident of Marlin. Dorothy worked as a cashier at Falls Community Hospital in Marlin, Texas.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Meece; parents, Charlie and Maggie (Wilganowski) Greensage; brother, Roy Greensage.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn Ward and husband, Mark; granddaughter, Taylor Ward and grandson, Sage Ward.

Beltran, Jesse

September 2, 1955 – February 17, 2018

Jesse Beltran, age 62, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Mass of Christian burial will Friday, Feb. 23, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marlin with Father Ron Feathers officiating. Burial will follow in Riesel Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.

Jesse was born September 2, 1955 to Noe and Cassimira (Rodriguez) Beltran in Marlin, Texas. He was longtime resident of San Antonio. He worked as a paralegal.

Jesse is preceded in death by his parents, Noe and Cassimira Beltran. Survivors include his brothers, Noe Beltran and wife, Connie, Edward Beltran and wife, Gloria, Richard Beltran and wife, Olivia, David Beltran and wife, Sara, Robert Beltran and wife, Frances, Sam Beltran; sisters, Mary Gomez, Jean Shelton and husband, Bobby, and Connie Morsbach and husband, Kirk; numerous nieces and nephews.

Schneider, Ruth Ann “Ruthie” Stein

A79CEB94-B2A8-401F-AEAE-999785A2404CJanuary 16, 1951 —— January 31, 2018

Ruth Ann passed away on 01-31-2018, in Boise, Idaho due to complications as a result of three heart attacks suffered in her final four days of life. Celebration of a Catholic Memorial  Mass will be held Tuesday
February 13, 2018 in Boise.

Ruth Ann was born on 01-16-1951 in Marlin. Her parents were Gus Albert Stein, Sr and Pearl Mae Muchow. She attended Marlin schools, where she excelled academically. She graduated from Milby High School in Houston. Ruthie was also known as an excellent pianist. At the time of death, Ruth Ann had retired from an advertising sales company she and her husband Randy had established.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Lloyd, Gus Jr and Billy, and nephew Gus “Al” Stein III, as well as sister in law Naomi Griffith Stein Upshaw.

Ruth Ann is survived by her beloved husband of 33 years Randy Schneider daughter Jessica Schneider and their beloved beagle Dominic. Also surviving are the extended members of both the Stein and Muchow families and generations born or yet to come. Thoughts are with her lifelong friends Susan Roming Raley, Maria and Roger Drews at this time.

Goodman, Adam Lang

September 3, 1961 — January 19, 2018

Goodman, Adam Lang, 56, of Brigantine, was peacefully called home surrounded by his family and close friends on January 19, 2018. Born to Bette and Steven Goodman on September 3, 1961, Adam was raised on the family farm in the small town of Marlin, Texas. Adam is survived by his wife Cheryl, daughter Addison, mother Bette, brother Stephen. He is also the son-in-law of Anthony and Elizabeth Stolfo.

Adam attended Marlin Elementary School then Marlin High School where he served as class president. During those years he was an avid baseball player and had many friends. Later he attended Victoria College and DeMar College in Corpus Christi where he received a degree in hospitality. While in Corpus Christie he began his career in the restaurant industry. In 1989 a friend got him involved with the Hooters Restaurant chain, relocating him to Baltimore. He enjoyed traveling extensively with the Hooters franchises for years. In 1998 Adam graced the Jersey Shore and opened the first Hooters in Atlantic City and soon to follow “A Dam Good Deli”, “A Dam Good Sports Bar”, and “Firewaters”.

Realizing his love for the beach he bought a house in Brigantine, New Jersey. Several years later he met his wife to be, Cheryl. Shortly after, he called his mother to say, “I found the right girl! “They were married on August 23, 2009 and their daughter Addison was born soon after. Adam’s great loves were cooking for family and friends, outdoor activities such as jet-skiing, fishing, golfing, gardening, and most importantly spending time with his greatest love Addison. Adam was a true philanthropist who gave so graciously to so many local youth sports and worthy charities throughout Atlantic County. Selflessly, Adam gave to anyone in their time of need and truly lived up to the name given to him A DAM GOOD MAN!!!

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9:30 am 11:30 am followed by a Celebration of Life Services at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 Brigantine Avenue, Brigantine, New Jersey. Please send flowers and condolences to Community Presbyterian Church 1501 W. Brigantine Ave. Brigantine, N.J. 08203. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Church.

Vaughn, R L “Bo”

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March 15, 1924 — January 11, 2018

R.L. Edison “Bo” Vaughan, 93, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Temple.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Ward Street Church of Christ with Brother Keith Sellers officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church.

Mr. Vaughan was born on March 15, 1924 in Franklin, Texas to Lonnie and Susie (Stubbs) Vaughan. He married Mable Stephens in October 1941 and they had three daughters. After her death in 1990, he married Dorothy Frazier; she loved Bo with all of her heart.

Mr. Vaughan enlisted in the military infantry in 1943, he served in France, Germany, Belgium, Czechoslovakia and England. He was awarded the Purple Heart, GC Medal, ETO and 4 Bronze Stars. Mr. Vaughan retired from the Marlin VA Hospital and was a faithful member of the Ward Street Church of Christ and a Christian example to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Susie (Stubbs) Vaughan; his first wife of 49 years, Mable; his sister and brothers and two grandsons, Keith Shook and Brent Welden.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Vaughan; daughters, Sandra Apley and husband, Jim, Patsy Body and husband, Jim and Dora Rae Hall and husband, John; step children, Edward Frazier, Glenn Frazier and wife, Rose Mary and Debra Gonnion and husband, Doug; grandchildren, Stacy Brignac and husband, Bruce, Celeste Johnson and husband, David and Jimmy Body and wife, Sherrie; 18 step grandchildren; great grandchildren, Chole Brignac, Sophie Brignac, Emma Brignac, David Johnson, Jr., Ethan Johnson, Tyler Body and Kenzie Body; several nieces and nephews and he loved his dog, Taco.

Lamson, Ronald Keith

DACA78AA-4E2E-4913-A044-35C3710673DEAugust 23, 1940 – January 7, 2018

Ronald Keith Lamson was born August 23, 1940, to Newton Reed and Rosa Mae (Morgan) Lamson in Marlin, Texas.

He passed away on January 7, 2018 at the age of 77 in hospice care at Providence Hospital. Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery with Pastor Cameron Supak officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

He was a 1959 graduate of Marlin High School and graduated from Baylor University in 1970 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Mr. Lamson was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church, volunteered for several years at the Samaritan House and was on the Board of the Marlin Service Unit of the Salvation Army. He worked for 30 plus years for the State of Texas, retiring in 2004.

In his younger days he enjoyed many activities including riding his BMW motorcycle, canoeing the local lakes and the Brazos River and collecting guns. After retirement, his favorite pass time was playing his saxophone and guitar.

Proceeded in death by his parents, a sister, Rowena Lamson Adams, nephew Russell Roberson and niece Gloria Fikes.

He is survived by his sisters, Patricia Adams of Marlin, Texas, Lois Roberson of Richmond, Texas and Virginia Wetzel of Riesel, Texas, nieces, Susan Fitzpatrick of Richmond, Texas, Vickie Nunn of Riesel, Texas, Linda Wetzel of Riesel, Texas, Shelly Yvelvington of Kingsland, Texas and Rosalee Schraeder of Riesel, Texas, nephews, Robert Wetzel of Riesel, Texas and Rodney Adams of Conroe, Texas.

Pallbearers are Glyn Schraeder, Mike Schraeder, Logan Fitzpatrick, Johnny Urive, Robert Wetzel and Steven Wetzel.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church of Marlin, Texas or the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 782, Marlin, Texas 76661.