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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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    Tommy Barton
    Betty Jo Berezoski
    Evelyn Boucher
    Ricky Dan Brown
    Harry Closs
    James Cross
    Jimmy Daily
    Raymond Eads
    Elizabeth Georgette Eichler Graves
    Roddy Ethridge
    Larry Green
    Nancy (Neecie) Hardeman Beard
    Otis Havis
    Bobby Hesskew
    Sheryl Hicks
    Donald Hogan
    Kenneth Hogg
    Patty Holloway
    Jane Howerton
    Bob Humphrey
    Valarie Iglesia
    Brad Jennings
    Carol Kendrick
    Bobby Lessman
    Dwight Lessman
    Grace Locke
    Leo Locke Jr.
    Sharon Padilla Murray
    Debra Neumann
    Kay Phillips
    Julia Pickvance
    Joyce Rachui
    Marcia Beth Roberts
    Raymond Smith
    Al Stein
    Paula Stone (McIntosh)
    Moda Strickland
    John Hart Thompson
    Sandra Tobias
    Hector Trevino
    Barbara Chane (Tull)
    Mary Lynn Walker (Drews)
    Mary Helen McBee White
    Marion Willars

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Davis, Susan V.

Susan DavisAugust 1, 1943 – June 20, 2015

Susan V. Davis, 71, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Marlin, Texas. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, at Grace Lutheran Church, in Marlin, with the Rev. Kurt Rutz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home.

Susan was born August 1, 1943 in Midland, to H. and Chris (Baker) Hamlin. She was a longtime resident of Marlin and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Susan was a 3rd generation from Midland. She married Leslie Davis on August 2, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nevada where they owned a commercial landscaping company together. They retired in 1995 to Marlin, Texas where Susan was president of the Garden Club, Music Club and the Falls County Hospital Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by one son; her parents; and grandparents.Susan leaves behind her husband of 20 years, Leslie Davis of Marlin; brother, Dwayne Hamlin and wife, Becky, of Odessa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nowaski, Kasmier “Tom”

Tom NowaskiKasmier “Tom” Nowaski, age 91, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015. He was born in Lott, and grew up in Marlin. He served his country honorably with the Marines in Tarawa, Guadalcanal and the Korean War, receiving the Purple Heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley P. and Helen B. Nowacki; brothers, Edward F. Nowaski and Martine S. Nowaski; and sister, Louise H. Richie.

He is survived by daughters, Kristie Munson and husband Mitch of Huntsville and Stephanie Benner and husband Steve of Pasadena; grandchildren, Larissa Nowaski, Keegan Nowaski, Colton Munson, Holly Munson, and Ryah Benner; great-grandson, Liam Myers; niece, Elizabeth N. Richie; nephew, Ed Nowaski; great niece, Karen Mucker; great nephew, Eddie Nowaski; great great nephews, Andrew and Jacob Mucker; and numerous cousins in Texas and Chicago. Visitation was held on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Freeway, Houston. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Queen of Angels Church, 4100 TX-3, Dickinson, Texas 77539. A Graveside Service then followed at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Houston, Texas 77038.

Daniel, Billy E.

March 14, 1934 – June 28, 2015

Billy E. Daniel passed away surrounded by children and grandchildren on April 14, 2015, in Monterey, California. He was 81.

A memorial service is planned for June 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. The Rev. Arthur Allen will officiate.

Billy was born on March 14, 1934, to Hubert and Nettie (Casey) Daniel. He was a barber by trade and enjoyed many happy years, including working alongside his father, brother Garland, and brother-in-law J.C. Woods. He retired as supervising barber at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California.

Survivors include daughters Jody Gallagher and husband Ricky of Monterey, Terry Woycheshin and husband Chris of Marlin, and Lori Bowman of Belton; sisters Dorothy Turnipseed of Axtell, Mary Alice Woods of Calvert, and Jeanette Gistinger of Marlin; and brother Garland Daniel of Cleveland, Texas.

Preceding him in death were his beloved daughters Vicki Kohl and Susan Young and precious grandson Cody Daniel Kohl; sisters Vera Mae Daniel and Mildred Swanzy; and brothers H.L. Daniel and Grady Daniel.

Lanfer, Darline Joy

July 15, 1923 – June 13, 2015

Darline J. Lanfer, 91, of Marlin entered into rest Saturday, June 13, 2015. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church with Father Ron Feather as celebrant. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, on Wednesday, June 17th at Adams Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM.

Darline was born on July 15, 1923 in Wellington, Texas to Charles and Beulah (Tennison) Jackson. Mrs. Lanfer was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and a past president of the PCCW. She loved playing Bridge with her friends but her true love was her family whom she cherished so much. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years, Al Lanfer, her parents, step mother; Edith Jackson and her brother; Carroll Jackson.

Survivors include her sons; Joe Lanfer and wife, Elaina of Bedford, Texas and Tom Lanfer and wife, Debra of Richmond, Texas, brother; Charles Jackson, grandchildren; Rachel Blaylock and her husband, Scott and Laura Boldt and her husband, Clayton and great grandchildren; Madison Blaylock, Garrett Blaylock and Ryan Boldt. Darline’s family will always remember her as a wonderful cook, dedicated wife, incredible mother, and very special “Mema”. She will be truly missed.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the 3 B’s for all of the love, care and compassion that they gave to Mrs. Lanfer.  Memorials may be made to Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, 311 Oaks Street, Marlin, Texas 76661 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements trusted to Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas.

Haptonstall, Patty

Aug. 10, 1938 – June 11, 2015

Patty Haptonstall, 76, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015, in a Waco hospital. Memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Adams Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Estep officiating.

Mrs. Haptonstall was born on August 10, 1938, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to George Roy and Nola (Daniels) Wood. She married Ronald Haptonstall on November 18, 1983, in Marlin and they celebrated over 31 wonderful years together. Mrs. Haptonstall retired from Baylor University, worked for Dr. Phataley for several years and was a volunteer at Falls Community Hospital. She was a people person; she loved talking to kids and their parents, especially at McDonalds. Mrs. Haptonstall used to love working in her flower garden and yard. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and her son; Donald Bruce Lewis.

Survivors include her husband; Ronald Haptonstall of Marlin, son; Doug Lewis and his wife, Melissa of Panama City, Florida, step sons; Marcus Haptonstall and his wife, June of Azle, Texas, Roger Haptonstall of Waco, Texas, grandchildren; Wiatt and Ethan Lewis of Panama City, Florida, Laura Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, Rachel Haptonstall of Azle, Texas, Steven Haptonstall and Ashley Meeker of Waco, Texas, great grandson; Ethan Miller of Fort Worth, Texas, nephew; Steve Cox of Indianapolis, Indiana, and niece; Julie Fruth of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Nutt, Jimmy Dwayne

December 23, 1941 – May 30, 2015

Jimmy Dwayne Nutt, Sr., 73, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Jimmy was born in Marlin, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1941, to James Marion and Wilma Dean (Underwood) Nutt. He grew up in Marlin, and graduated from Marlin High School in 1960. On Dec. 26, 1960, he married Evelina Cobb and they made their home in Marlin, and then lived in Houston, before moving to Ennis in 1969.

He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad for over thirty years, and was a member of Baylor Baptist Church of Ennis. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed nothing more than being in the stands at his granddaughters’ various sporting events.

He will be remembered by all who knew him and his memory will be cherished most by his family including, sons: Jimmy Dwayne Nutt, Jr. and wife Rhonda, Nelson Perry Nutt, Sr., and Richard Andre’ Nutt and wife Laura; six grandchildren: Perry Nutt, Hana Nutt, Joshua Nutt, Landry Nutt, Ryan Nutt, and Brandon Nutt; great-granddaughter Avery Nutt; two brothers: Garry Nutt and wife Kathy, and Ronnie Nutt and wife Javone; two sisters: Janie Wellman and husband James, and Rhonda Johnson and husband Richard; and a host of other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelina Nutt; and son, Guy Shannon Nutt.

Visitation will be on Saturday, June 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A Celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. in the Adams Funeral Home, in Marlin, Texas, with interment to follow in Blue Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jimmy’s name at Bank of America, for Ennis Youth Sports.
http://www.jekeevermortuary.com

Komar, Nickolas E.

October 23, 1943 – May 23, 2015

Nickolas E. Komar, 71, of Marlin, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kurt Rutz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, May 22nd at Adams Funeral Home.

Mr. Komar was born on October 23, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to Estella (Locke) and William H. Komar, Sr. He married Darlene McDaniel on March 7, 1964 in Mart and they celebrated over 51 wonderful years together. Mr. Komar formerly managed the meat market at Safeway in Marlin, owned Commerce Street Drive In Grocery, Sears Catalog Sales Merchant for 17 years, owned Ward Street Laundromat and also Nick’s Drive In on Ward Street. He was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church where he formerly served as an Elder, Board of Stewards and the Board of Education. His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife; Darlene Komar of Marlin, children; Karen Lawrence of Indianapolis, Indiana and Keith Komar and his wife, Midori of Lihue, Hawaii, sisters; Frances Barganier and her husband, R.B., Barbara Kerns and Kathy May, brother; William Komar, Jr., grandchildren; Hannah Komar, Takeshi Komar, A.J Lawrence and Grace Lawrence and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Providence Hospital and Golden Years for the love and care they gave Mr. Komar.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin, 432 Houghton Street, Marlin, Texas 76661.

Stevens, H. Adam

H. StevensDecember 7, 1949 – May 13, 2015

H. Adam Stevens was born December 7, 1949, at the military hospital in Frankfurt, West Germany. He graduated from Richfield High School in Waco, Texas in 1968, but not before earning his pilot’s license and becoming skilled in amateur radio, and building and racing hot-rods. After a brief period at Baylor University, H “didn’t even bother to drop out” and came straight to Austin. His stories of Austin’s golden age include seeing music at the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters, driving the ski boat at AquaFest, and many colorful tales from his days as station engineer at KOKE FM. H eventually went on to earn his Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Texas, and worked on the TEKTITE II program in St. John, USVI during his time as an undergraduate at UT. He also worked for many years at Motorola in MOS 8. His greatest career achievement as a physicist was his recent work building subatomic particle detectors with the Maya Muon Tomography Project under the UT Department of Physics. He spent many hours broadcasting HAM radio under the call sign NQ5H from his house on a hill in Bastrop, frequently taking shifts on the Maritime Mobile Service Network. He was a passionate and skilled marksman, and held a deep love for aviation throughout his life. H also enjoyed spending time in the Davis Mountains, and was enthusiastic about his burgeoning hobby as an apiarist. In recent years, H dived passionately into exhaustive genealogical research and was greatly looking forward to an upcoming trip to Scotland, where he planned to visit sites of his ancestry. One of his greatest joys of all was being a grandfather. He deeply missed his beloved cat, Max.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Lynn, of Austin; son, Austin O’Neil Stevens of Denver; daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Stevens of Austin; daughter-in-law, Mary Costello Stevens; grandchildren, Olivia and Jack Stevens of Denver; sister, Avo Stevens Butler and husband David Butler of Sherman, Texas. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Melissa Jones of Austin, step daughter, Fontaine, husband Ryan and children, Stella and Nolan Schibi; father-in-law, Clive Lynn of Austin, son-in-law, Logan Ralph and members of the Ralph family, Marcela Sanchez, Santiago Grogan, and Rowan Ralph of El Paso, nephews, Chris and James Butler of Sherman, Texas and their families.

He is preceded in death by his parents, H Wright Stevens and Isabell Stevens.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 16, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Friends of Bastrop County Animal Shelter: bcasfriends.org.

Smith, Alfred Lee

October 11, 1947 – April 9, 2011

Alfred Lee Smith of Willis TX, formerly of Marlin, was born Oct. 11, 1947 and passed away April 5, 2011. Services were April 9, 2011 at Waco Memorial Park, Waco, TX

Hunsicker, Foree Peterson

June30, 1932 — March 11, 2015

Foree Peterson Hunsicker, a descendant of the Fishers, one of Dallas’s original founding families, died on March 11, 2015 with her loved ones by her side.

She was born in Dallas on June 30, 1932, the only child of Elizabeth Foree Peterson and Albert Hiram Peterson. She grew up in Marlin, Texas, the long-time home of her father’s family. She graduated from Marlin High School and attended Lindenwood University in Missouri for one year. In 1954, she graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in art. At UT, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Later, she studied at Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC and the Arts Students League in New York City.

A life-long Francophile, in July of 1956, she made the first of many trips to Europe, this initial journey on the venerable Queen Elizabeth. While crossing the Atlantic, she met Harry Hunsicker, a recent graduate of Harvard Business School who was beginning a journey around the world. At their first meeting, they stayed up the entire night talking. Some months later, after circumnavigating the globe, Harry, a native of Ohio, traveled to Texas to find the woman he met on the Queen Elizabeth. He found her and in short order moved to Dallas. In 1959 they married, celebrating 55 years of together last May.

Foree always had an artistic bent. At various times, she was a painter, clothes designer, and interior decorator. Her greatest success, however, came as a jewelry manufacturer when she started a company in 1987 called Medalias by Foree Hunsicker. At one time employing nearly fifty people, Medalias specialized in luggage tag jewelry, reproducing in sterling silver a wide variety of Victorian-era luggage tags and fashioning them into earrings, necklaces, and other accessories. A fixture for many years in the North Texas design world and at the Apparel Mart, Foree was honored with a Dallas Fashion Award in 1995.

Foree was a member of the Dallas Women’s Club, the Dallas Dinner Dance Club, and Believer’s Chapel Church. One of her greatest joys came from sharing with others the faith she had in Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Hunsicker, Sr., her son, Harry Hunsicker, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Alison Hunsicker, and the many friends she touched over the years. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 14, at 11:00 am, at Believer’s Chapel, 6420 Churchill Way, Dallas, TX 75230. Donations may be made in her name to Believer’s Chapel.

Jobson, Betty Jo (Berezoski)

May 29, 1954 – April 30, 2013

Betty Jobson, 58, Buda resident for 27 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Betty was born in Bremond, Texas, May 29, 1954. Betty retired from St. David’s Medical Center in 2009 and most currently worked at Sprouts Farmers Market. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Kort. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Laws, and son, Mathew Jobson. A Memorial Mass will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 3rd at Santa Cruz Catholic Church, 1100 Main St., Buda, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter and Humane Society (http://pawsshelter.org/). The family would like to thank Hospice Austin and Angel Healthcare for the care they provided Betty in her final days.

Stone, Terry William

Terry StoneAugust 30, 1956 – April 11, 2015

Terry William Stone, 58, of Georgetown, Texas, passed away on April 11, 2015. He was born on August 30, 1956, in Falls County, Texas, to W.N. “Doodlebug” Stone and Mina (Ray) Stone.

Terry graduated from Sam Houston University with a BBA in Finance. He was employed in the Insurance Industry for over 35 years, helping to develop and manage a Workers Compensation Claims Company. Many of his best friendships were developed through these associations.

Terry loved to fish, either bank fishing one of the cattle tanks around Falls County, off the dock on Lake LBJ or in the Gulf. Dove hunting was a favorite although he also enjoyed deer hunting trips with his family and friends.
Special thanks to the family, friends and colleagues who participated in his many barbeques and fish frys. Terry’s kindness and friendship was a catalyst for a wide group of family and friends to enjoy life. He will be greatly missed.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Conrad Stone and sister in-law Bobbie Stone; and Aubrey Stone and sister-in-law Janet Stone. He is survived by his wife, Nannette Stone of Georgetown; sons, Thomas Stone of Austin, Samuel Stone of Austin, and Koy Stone of Georgetown; siblings, JoAnn Milnes Cohn of Marlin; Winfred Stone of Waco; Nelda Brown and husband Gene of Marlin; and Keith Stone and wife Marsha of Georgetown; as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Ward Street Church of Christ, Marlin, Texas. Interment will immediately follow in Criswell Cemetery, Marlin, Texas.

Honorary him as pallbearers are his nephews, Jeffery Brown, Randal Brown, Michael Milnes, Gary Stone, Travis Martin, Bill Adams, Jes Scott, David Walgren and Robert Stone. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Falsone, Gary Parsons, Terrell Wilkey, Roy Wornat, Jimmy Welch, Larry Ludke, James Randazzo and Max Stone,

Arrangements under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas 78613, (512) 259-1610. On-line registry at http://www.beckchapels.com

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