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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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Moore, Esther (Miller)

Moore, E.December 22, 1926 – September 10, 2016

Esther Carline Moore, 89, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016. She was born December 22, 1926 to Martha “Mattie” Mueller Miller and Karl Frederich Wilhelm “Charlie” Miller. (Her father passed away two months before she was born.) Esther married her soulmate, L. D. Moore, in Cego, Texas on April 11, 1947. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Arthur Miller, Ben Miller, Pete Miller, Adolph Miller, Raymond Miller, Gertrude Huber, Lydia Krause, and Elfrieda Miller who passed away at the age of four.

Esther was a long time employee of the gas company and member of the First United Methodist Church of Marlin. She was most at home in her kitchen, baking bread, cookies, cakes, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls from recipes past down from her own mother. She enjoyed needle work and quilting. She lovingly made unique quilts for each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Milton D. Moore and wife, Betty, Don C. Moore and wife, Donna, Kathleen Mach and husband Tom, and Candace Rhymes and husband, Jimmy. “Nana” will be deeply missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her seven grandchildren include Becky Moore Seibert and husband, Trent, Misty Mach Weihs and husband, Tyson, L. David Moore M.D. and wife, Gayle, Brett Mach and wife, Katherine, Sara Moore and fiancé, James Lynaugh, Kallie Moore, and Madeline Rhymes. She is survived by five great-grandchildren; Jacob Seibert, Jackson Seibert, Wyatt Weihs, Margaret Mach and Karlene Moore. Other surviving family include: brother-in-law, Aubrey Lee Moore, and wife, Joan, sisters-in law, Alma Miller and husband, Eddie Burge, as well as Duretha Tull Neumann and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks to her caregiver and cherished friend, Selia Barron.

Pallbearers will be Gayland Moore, Lester Krause, Leonard Miller, Charles Miller, L. David Moore, MD and T. Brett Mach.

The Family will receive friends Friday, September 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Marlin with internment following at St. Paul’s Cego Cemetery.

Densman, Daphana (Dal) Laverne (Springer)

October 11, 1934 – September 04, 2016

Funeral services for Daphana (Dal) Laverne Densman, 81, of Livingston, Texas will be held Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin, Texas. Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, Texas.

Dal was born in Marlin, Texas to parents, Willie Jewel and Gertrude Lavenia Springer on October 11, 1934. She was the oldest of four children that were a part of a loving, Christian family. She graduated from Marlin High School with academic excellence in 1951.

Dal with her husband, Robert, owned several businesses during her lifetime. After moving to Livingston in 1974, they purchased a small boat storage business and named it Bob’s Boat Storage. Over the years, this business has grown to be a thriving business with 180 units of boat and RV storage.

Dal’s strength in Jesus Christ led her through the ups and downs of life including her battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was a member of the Revival Center Church of God in Onalaska, Texas and she found joy in cleaning the church auditorium until she could no longer. She loved spending time in fellowship with her church family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie Jewel and Gertrude Lavenia Springer; her brother, Billy Brandon Springer; and sister, Rhonda Gail Guilliams Thompson.

Dall is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Lee Densman; brothers, Larry Gene and Ronnie Dale Springer; daughter, Rena Gay Tate and son-in-law, Larry Neil Tate; son, Robin Keith Densman; grandchildren, Jason Michael Milliken and wife, Jill Christine Milliken, Nicholas Brandon Densman, Kristen Nicole Densman; great-grandchildren, Rylee Christine Milliken, Ethan Michael Milliken, Molly Jane Elizabeth Milliken, Ella Faith Milliken, and Jensen Charles Milliken; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers: Dwayne Densman, Danny Densman, Craig Thomas, Louis Fresquez, Jason Milliken, Ethan Milliken

Cochran Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at http://www.cochranfh.com.

LaBarbera, Nick Robert

Nick LaBarberaJanuary 23, 1951 – August 22, 2016

Nick Robert LaBarbera, age 65, passed away August 22, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Born on January 23, 1951 in Marlin, Texas, he was the son of Frank Joe LaBarbera and Lena Mae Harris LaBarbera of Marlin, Texas.

He graduated from Marlin High School in 1969. He enjoyed playing in a band with his friends as the lead singer and then joined the Army Reserve after graduation from High School. Nick enjoyed working on cars, as he was a great mechanic, and enjoyed playing dominoes, hunting, fishing and camping on the Brazos River with his family. Nick was involved with the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council “4329” in Marlin, TX for several years. In 1985 he moved his family to New Braunfels, Texas to pursue his Insurance career. He loved his family and built many memories for a lifetime for us to share.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Joe LaBarbera and Lena Mae Harris LaBarbera and by many uncles, aunts and grandparents. He is survived by his children Nicholas and wife Lori LaBarbera of San Antonio, TX, Anthony LaBarbera of New Braunfels, TX, and Trina LaBarbera Keller and husband Kory Keller of Castroville, Texas; the mother of his children, Anthonett Rekieta LaBarbera of New Braunfels, TX; Seven Grandchildren, Jonah, Patrick, Taylor, Colton, and Hudson LaBarbera and Kaden, and Zane Keller; Sisters, Jackie LaBarbera of Thompsons Station, TN, Debbie LaBarbera Miller and husband Mark Miller of Dripping Springs, Texas, Teresa LaBarbera of Granbury, Texas, and brother Joe LaBarbera of Marlin, Texas. Also surviving are many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church Marlin, Texas with Reverend Ron Feather of Marlin, Texas officiating.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for love, support and prayers. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association. To leave a message for the family, please visit http://www.luxfhcares.com, and select obituaries.

Janeke, Joseph A., Jr.

December 1, 1943 — August 22, 2016

Joseph A. Janeke Jr., 72, of Burkburnett passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Jan Lee Baptist Church with Reverend Mark Simons officiating. Interment will follow at Burkburnett Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Burkburnett.

Joseph was born on December 1, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to the late Joseph A. and Mary Helen (Capps) Janeke Sr. He proudly served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. He and Kathy were married on May 12, 1978 in Wichita Falls. Joseph worked for Ameron for 39 years in Shipping and receiving. He enjoyed reading, and loved to take his son Ben fishing. He also loved cooking outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathy, of Burkburnett; son Benjamin Janeke and wife Shauna of Lubbock; sisters Tracy Munson and husband Robert of Snyder, and Margaret Thomas and husband James of San Antonio.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Owens and Brumley in Burkburnett.

If desiring, the family suggests that memorials be made to Jan Lee Baptist Church.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.owensandbrumley.com

Blann, Clint Warren

October 4. 1927 — July 30, 2016

Clint Warren Blann, 88, of Marlin, passed away Saturday July 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin with Pastor Michael Estep and Thomas Giovannitti officiating.

Clint was born on October 4, 1927 to Richard Adelle and Ruth (Lansford) Blann in Marlin, Texas. He grew up in Marlin where he graduated from Marlin High School. Clint went to Texas A&M and was class of 1948. Clint followed his father in the newspaper business and retired after 35 years from Austin American Statesman in Austin, Texas. While in Austin, Clint married Hilda Guerrero in 1980 and raised two daughters and a son. In 1984 Clint started a new career as a real estate appraiser for the Cameron County appraisal District in San Benito, Texas. He retired from the district in 1992 and they moved to Marlin. While working full time Clint raised cattle, was an avid golfer, and a loyal Aggie football fan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Brother Jack, and grandson Matthew.

Clint is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Hilda, daughters; Laura and husband Sam Hutchins, Phyllis and husband Alan Crawford, and son; Bruce Blann, sister; Jane and husband, Jimmy Curry, sister-in-law; Lavonne Blann, grandchildren; Austin Henderson and wife, Natalie, Duke Ness and wife, Erika, Brad Hutchins and wife, Marie, Greg Hutchins and wife, Stefanie, Brent Hutchins, Lori Fetterman and husband, Cody, Sheila Crockett and husband Terry, twelve great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers are Austin Henderson, Duke Ness, Greg Hutchins, Brad Hutchins, Brent Hutchins, Corry Fetterman, Craig Fetterman, and Taylor Henderson. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Bill Logins, James Wilkey, Jerry Guerrero, and Billie John Richardson.

Humphus, Doris (Vaughan)

July 25, 1925 — July 31, 2016

Doris Humphus, 91, of Temple, formerly of Cedar Springs, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 in a Temple Nursing Home. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Cook-Gerngross-Green-Patterson Funeral Home in Rosebud with Mike Gentry and Sid Blackman officiating. Burial will follow in Powers Chapel Cemetery near Rosebud.

Mrs. Humphus was born July 28, 1925 in Lott to Ozy and Lillian Barganier Vaughan. She graduated from Lott High School and married Tom Humphus on December 7, 1945. She retired from the Marlin ISD where she worked as a Dietary Manager for 23 years. She was a member of Leon Valley Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dean Humphus, and brother, Lendon Vaughn.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Humphus of Temple, two daughters, Debbie Hunt and husband Bill of Lott and Cathy McLane and husband Mike of Brownwood. 5 Grandchildren 7 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild

Memorials may be made to Powers Chapel Cemetery.

Steinke, Felix Edward

Felix SteinkeMay 7, 1926 – July 16, 2016

Felix Edward Steinke, 90, of Marlin, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home with the Reverend Kurt Rutz officiating. Interment will follow in Mart Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Monday, July 18th at the funeral home.

Mr. Steinke was born on May 7, 1926 in Malone, Texas to Albert and Lena (Sager) Steinke. He married Evelyn Ruth Wellbrock on November 7, 1953 and they celebrated over 30 wonderful years together until her death on May 27, 1984. Mr. Steinke was a farmer, he loved the smell of fresh tilled dirt and raising cotton but his true love was his family; especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he was a wonderful dad and grandpa and he will forever be loved and missed. He was a very generous and caring man that never met a stranger, he loved to help people, and he would always say it never cost a thing to help someone. Another thing he would say; when I tell you something you can take it to the bank. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son; Larry Dean Steinke, great grandson; D.J. Kinsey, sisters; Alvina Littrell, Emma Steinke, Alma Schreiber and Martha Hefelfinger and brothers; Otto Steinke, Ernest Steinke, Paul Steinke, Herman Steinke, Albert Steinke, Henry Steinke and Alvin L. “Skinny” Steinke.

Survivors include his daughters, Sandra Box and her husband, Michael and Sharon Walker and her husband, William, brother; Edwin “Fats” Steinke, grandchildren; Kellie Bigler and her husband, Matt, Amanda Box, Crystal Zimmerman and her husband, Steven, Colton Steinke, Justin Walker and his wife, Raysha and Brady Walker, 8 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and his riding buddy; Eli Evans.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to Dr. Fedro, Billie Simpson and the staff of Texas Home Health Hospice for all the love and care they gave to Mr. Steinke.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.

Cantu, Jim Willars

October 16, 1925 —  June 22, 2016

Jim Willars Cantu, 90, passed away June 22, 2016 in Temple, Texas.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 27, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Ron Feather as celebrant. A rosary will be held 6:00p.m., the night before at Adams Funeral Home.

Jim was born October 16, 1925 in Falls County, Texas to Crespin and Ersilia (Willars) Cantu. He joined the United Stated Navy and served his country during World War II. Jim worked in the construction industry for several years. He was a long time member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marlin. Some of his hobbies included fishing and bingo. His family was his life and he will always be remembered and loved by all who knew him.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Isabel Dela Cruz Cantu and granddaughter, Monica Beltran Douglas.

Those left to cherish his memory are children, Minerva Cantu Rish and husband Ken, Jimmy Ray Cantu and wife Pat and Tony Cantu and wife Brenda; sister, Eva Alcaraz; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

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

Powers, Richard W.

May 15, 1926 – Jun. 18, 2016

Richard Wilton Powers, 90, of Waco, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Services will be at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at OakCrest Funeral Home, with Rev. Gene Bandy and Rev. Carey Killough officiating. Burial will be at 6 p.m., at Blue Ridge Cemetery, Reagan, Texas.

Mr. Powers was born May 15, 1926 in Reagan, Texas to Herschel and Arrilla (Cobb) Powers. He attended local public schools and served in the U. S. Army. He married the love of his life Clara Marie Benke. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather and also a successful salesman in farm equipment.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Herschel Milton; son Bill; sister, Faye; brother, Tom; and his loving wife.

He is survived by his daughters, Laura Powers of Robinson, Lisa Jobe and husband, Mike, of Arlington, and daughter-in-law, Dianne Powers of College Station; sons, Rod Powers and Jerry Powers both of Waco; grandchildren, Scott Powers, Jennifer Campbell, Dan Cathey, Amy Smith, Amanda Walker, Cara Powers, Chris, Brandon, and Justin Jobe; and 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Dorris Childs and Shella Moore; brother; Robert Powers; and brother-in-law, Bud Hagner

Hopkins, Milton E. “Hoppy”

January 6, 1957 – June 17, 2016

Milton Eugene “Hoppy” Hopkins, 59, of Marlin was called home on Friday June 17th after fighting a brave battle with cancer. Milton was born on January 6th 1957 in Marlin to parents Carroll “Hoppy” and Lanona “Nonie” Hopkins. He was a career truck driver whose roots were always in his hometown of Marlin with his life-mate Brenda and son Justin Huff, who he affectionately called Buster. He was a good man and had many friends throughout his life. He also had a gift for making a quick friend with any kid he came into contact with. He definitely enjoyed fishing, and you knew without a doubt on Saturday  nights that if he wasn’t cooking a mean steak or burger out on the grill, you were eating fish until you were tired of it.

Milton is preceded in death by his parents Carroll and Lanona. He is survived by his wife Brenda and son Justin Huff of Marlin, sister Melanie Hennen and husband Andreas of Austin, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Memorial Service:

Thursday, June 23, 2016
2:00 pm
Adams Funeral Home
Marlin, Texas

Johnson, Ella Mae Holmberg

May 21, 1922 – May 9, 2016
Ella Mae Johnson, age 93, went home to be with the Lord Monday, May 9, 2016 in Waco. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 13, at 10 AM at Adams Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Johnson was born May 21, 1922 to John and Signe (Halverson) Holmberg in Duluth, Minnesota. She resided in Waco at the time of her death. Ella was a homemaker and longtime resident of Marlin. She was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed painting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy DeWitt Johnson.

Ella leaves behind her daughter, Coy Grace and husband, Shaun of Roanoke; son, David Johnson and wife, Beatrice of Marlin; grandchildren: Jenny Goldsmith and husband, Jeff of Roanoke, Amanda Kasal and husband, Jason of Roanoke, David Keith Johnson of Marlin and Renea Soto and husband, Greg of Kyle; 8 great-grandchildren.

Coble, Ruthie “Honey”

ColbeSeptember 1, 1933 – April 9, 2016

Ruthie ‘Honey’ Coble, 82, of Burnet Texas, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

She was born near Marlin, Texas, and grew up there.

She was the youngest of seven children.

She graduated from Marlin High School and became a teller at First State Bank of Marlin.

In 1964, she married her loving husband of 52 years, William ‘Bill’ Coble. Bill’s career at AT&T took them to seventeen different locations across the country from McAllen, Texas to New Jersey.

She was a tireless and supportive wife and Mom who endured the moves without complaint.

She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Burnet and she dearly loved her church family and Pastor.

Honey Coble enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing board games, and watching the Texas Rangers. Her favorite endeavor was spending time with, and taking care of her beloved family.

She enjoyed many special memories with her family at Lake Whitney, Texas and Ruidoso, New Mexico.

In addition to her husband, Honey Coble is survived by her daughters Linda Ingram and husband Joe McCubbin and Lisa and husband Steven Woolston; sister, Doris Luedke; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter as well as a host of family and friends who loved her dearly.

Visitation was held at Clement-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet from 6-8 p.m. on Monday April, 11.

Funeral services were held at First Lutheran Church-Burnet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12 with graveside services following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations to First Lutheran Church Burnet – Memorial Fund for Ruth Coble, would be appreciated.