• 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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  • Administrative

Kunkel, Arnold

February 16, 1934 – October 26, 2012

Arnold Kunkel, 78, of Marlin, entered into rest Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Delton Shifflett and Chaplain Judy Prather officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Adams Funeral Home.

Arnold was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Riesel, to Theodore and Annie Wegworth Kunkel. He was a letter carrier for 25 years at the USPS in the Waco office retiring in 2001. Arnold coached little league for 25 years and served in many capacities at the First Assembly of God Church, helping build this Church from the ground up.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jean Kunkel in 1987; and brother, Robert Kunkel in 2012.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Kunkel; sons, Larry Kunkel and wife, Cindy, and Paul Flentge and wife, Amanda; daughters, Jena Scaman and Dennis Taylor, and Tricia Stephenson; brother, Steve Kunkel and wife, Julietta; grandchildren, Eric Westerman and wife, Julie, Megan Westerman and Burl Jordan, Kayla Scaman, Kyle Taylor, Addicyn Kunkel, Leah Stephenson, Lauren Slafka, Parker Flentge and Abby Flentge; great-granddaughter, Claire Westerman; and soon to be great-grandson, Luke Westerman.

A special thank you to Bluebonnet Hospice and Elmwood Nursing Home for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to First Assembly of God Church, 4981 Hwy 7, Marlin, Texas 76661.

Arrangements made by Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas.

Kirkpatrick, William Edwin “Bill”

In Memory of William Edwin Kirkpatrick

October 14, 1921 – October 17, 2012

Military Graveside Services were held Friday, October 19, 2012 in Calvary Cemetery, Marlin, Texas.

Marlin ISD Educator

Scruggs, Windell

August 28, 1925 — October 17, 2012

Windell Scruggs, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Marlin on Wed., Oct.17, 2012. A private burial service was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. Celebration of his life is to be held Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Marlin officiated by Jeff Watkins and Rev. Joe Sandifer.

Windell was the oldest of two born to Alberta Wilson Scruggs and Berry Finch Scruggs. His sister, LaDell Eddleman, has deceased. He served honorably in the US Navy as Chief Petty Officer during World War II graduating with honors from the Naval Academy and receiving seven major battle stars and the Admiral’s Citation for bravery in the battle of Okinawa.
At 36, he was the youngest president of a National Bank in Texas. He served on the President’s Council for banking for two years during Lyndon B. Johnson’s term. He was past president and chairman of many banking organizations including a founder, National Director and third president of the Texas Independent Bankers Association and President of the National Association of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers. He was voted outstanding Banker of the Year in 1985.

Windell lead and promoted Falls County agricultural and industrial development for years. He was a founder and chairman of the Marlin Public Housing Authority, organizer of Tex-Best Turkey Co-Op, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Red Cross, President of the Board and trustee and financial advisor to Torbett, Hutchens, Smith Memorial Hospital, President of Easter Seal Society, President of United Fund and former director of Falconer Community Center.

Windell is survived by his wife Doris (Walter) Scruggs, daughters Beth Scruggs of Marlin and Connie Gustafson of Dallas, five grandchildren, Daniel Scruggs and Chelsie Gustafson of Los Angeles, Ca., Kelly Scruggs of Marlin, Jodi Guitzkow and husband Lorne of Marlin, Marlin Scruggs of Dallas and four great grandchildren Logan and Larson Guitzkow and Donavon and Donisha Blakes of Marlin.

Windell was preceded in death by his son Phillip, Phillip’s wife Donna, and his granddaughter Wendi (Scruggs) Blakes.

Maines, Ruth

R. MainesDecember 12, 1929 – October 14, 2012

Ruth Maines, 82, of Waco, entered into rest Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Waco with the Rev. Reggie Blake officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.

Ruth was born Dec. 12, 1929, in El Dorado, Ark., to Charles Selman and Sally Lou Harrington Hardin. She loved to dance, do crossword puzzles and cook. But most of all Ruth loved her family. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Maines on Oct. 26, 1989; daughter, Marsha Dyer on Jan. 17, 2011; grandson, Robbie Berberette on Oct. 12, 1991; and great-granddaughter, Bonnie York on March 30, 1992.

Survivors include her sons, Bill Maines of Hamilton, and Morris Maines and wife, Shirlene, of Cypress; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

Zwischer, Marian Buie

March 13, 1949 — June 7, 2010

Webb, Margaret Alexandra “Peggy” Hall

September 13, 1952 — January 18, 1976

Dollahite, Myrtle Turner

January 31, 1918 — July 22, 2000

Marlin High School Class of 1935

Dollahite, Samuel “Sam” David Jr.

July 3, 1914 — March 21, 1992

Marlin High School Class of 1930

Cornwell, Fan Read Buie

October 10, 1915 — August 21, 1981

Marlin High School Class of 1932

Cobb, Una Irene Curry

May 24, 1894 — November 18, 1986

Marlin High School Class of 1912
Marlin High School Staff

Branson, Mable

February 1, 1890 — December 15, 1972

Marlin High School Class of 1908

Branson, Lalla

August 16, 1888 — April 5, 1975

Marlin High School Class of 1904
Marlin ISD Educator