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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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Bohn, David Wayne

dwbohnApril 25, 1940 – August 7, 2011

David Wayne Bohn, 71 of Waco passed away at a local hospital Sunday August 7, 2011. Services will be 10 AM Saturday August 13, 2011 at Perry United Methodist Church 193 County Road 127 Riesel, Texas 76682, with Rev. Darrell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Perry United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Friday from 6-8 PM at Pecan Grove Funeral Home 3124 Robinson Dr.

David was born April 25, 1940 in Marlin TX to Herman and Benieta Bohn. He served four years in the United States Navy, and retired from the Texas Highway Department. He married the love of his life Emily Bethune, January 18, 1963 in California. He loved going fishing, and most of all spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Dolores Ann Bohn.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Emily Bohn; son Daniel Bohn; daughter Robin Gonzales; brothers Larry and Glenn Bohn; 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.


Hunnicut, William Wesley, III

W HunnicutFebruary 19, 1927 – August 9, 2011

William Wesley Hunnicutt III age 84, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011. He was born on February 19, 1927 in Marlin. He spent his life working in the field of engineering. He also served his country during WWII and was a devoted member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star.

William is preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Hunnicutt, his son Russell Wayne Hunnicutt, his parents William Hunnicutt, and Sybil Sutler, and his sister Pearle Shryock.

He is survived by daughter Donna Davis and Debra Crowley; grandchildren Staci and Bart and Kimberly Davis; great grandchildren Emma and Zach his sister, Mary Price, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

The family received friends on Sunday, August 14 at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Monday, August 15 at the Chapel of Pat. H Foley Funeral Home. Interment will follow at a later day at Calvary Cemetery in Marlin.

In lieu of flowers, please honor his memory to his Lodge, Oak Forest Chapter No. 1080 O.E.S.

Pat H. Foley and company was responsible for the arrangements.

Allen, Betty Jo (Sanders)

Betty Jo AllenBetty Jo AllenOctober 16, 1925 – August 10, 2011

Betty Jo Sanders Allen passed away and was reunited with her husband of 68 years on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, surrounded by her family.

She was born October 16, 1925 in Coolidge, to Dwain and Adele Sanders. Betty spent her young life in Marlin, where she graduated from High School and met her husband, Bill. After high school she attended college in Waco. Bill and Betty were united in marriage on January 27, 1943. After the birth of their first child Mary in 1950, they moved to Pecos, where they farmed and then later owned the State Farm Insurance Agency. Betty was a legal secretary to Judge J.M. Preston for 27 years. Their son Bill and daughter Kim were born in Pecos. Betty was involved in many aspects of the Pecos community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pecos, Beta Sigma Phi, the Pecos Legal Secretaries Association, and parent volunteer for all of their children’s activities. She loved to sew, tole paint, and do ceramics. Betty devoted tireless energy and enthusiasm to her family, friends, and community, all of which benefited from her efforts. She believed strongly in doing the right thing rather than the easy thing and she passed that lesson on to her children.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, parents Dwain and Adele Sanders, two brothers, Rod Sanders and Davy Sanders.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Caruth and husband Jim Caruth of San Antonio, her son Billy Allen and wife Wanda Allen of New Braunfels,, and daughter Kim Poitevint and husband Duane Poitevint of Midland; Grandchildren: Hilary Caruth Hamilton and husband Brian of San Antonio, Will Caruth and wife Sarah of San Antonio, Todd Collins and wife Debra of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kelly Coronado and husband Gene of San Antonio, Colin Gorman of New Braunfels, Garret Poitevint and wife Tandi of Midland, and Preston Poitevint of Midland. Great Grandchildren include: Conway Hamilton, Adele Hamilton, Barrett Caruth, Caleb Collins, Noah Collins, Brandon Moran, Rain Moran, Justin Moran, Alex Coronado, and Clayton Poitevint.

A visitation was held in Midland on Friday, August 12, 4:00 to 6:00 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services were held in Marlin, on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm at Adams Funeral Home with a burial following at the Calvary Cemetery in Marlin.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Midland for all their support and loving care of their mother. They suggest memorials be made to Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, Texas 79702.

Jones, Allene

Allene JonesFebruary 14, 1931 – August 10, 2011

Allene Jones, “The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values” This quote is a great summary of the life of Allene Jones. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, mother in law, and friend. Born in Lott, on February 14, 1931, raised in Marlin, she was always a proud Texan. As a natural caregiver, she graduated from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing where she received her degree as a registered nurse. She served over fifty years in many key nursing positions and retired as a Lead Industrial Nurse.

Relationships were the most important aspect of her life and she valued her family and friends above all else. She also loved to play cards and routinely beat her opponents at bridge, hearts and poker. When her sons were growing up, she was the Mom every kid wanted to have. Allene was also the consummate hostess and her chicken spaghetti and shrimp salad became the staples of every family gathering and a treat everyone looked forward to. Her vibrancy, forthright manner, loyalty and sense of humor engendered life long friendships and built a cohesive and loving family.

On August 10, 2011, she returned to God’s loving arms. She is survived by her five sons; George, Mark, Chris, Matthew and John Paul and her grandson Chad Allen. She has truly made a difference in all the lives she touched and will be missed everyday.

There was a viewing at the Pasadena Funeral Chapel on Sunday followed by the funeral service on Monday. There was a graveside service at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas on Tuesday, August 16, at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer Association at http://www.alz.org.

Anderson, Dorothy Merlene (Pointer)

Merlene AndersonSeptember 19, 1924 – July 17, 2011

Dorothy Merlene Anderson, 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 17, 2011. She was born in 1924 in Hamilton, Texas to Samuel Thomas Pointer and Alta Pearl Gage Pointer. She is survived by her loving husband Harry Wilton (Andy) Anderson of 70 years. They were married in 1941, her senior year, and she finished high school before becoming a military bride, moving all over the world and making many friends along the way. Wherever she lived, she made it a point of learning the countries traditions and cultures, even taking classes to make beautiful Japanese dolls. She was to become what we call America’s Greatest Generation, providing love and support to her husband’s Air Force career of 30 years and taking care of her family whom she loved so dearly. She was the best mother in the world to her three daughters: Linda Anderson Lisciarelli (Gary), Kay Price (Scott) and Jill Douglas (Bill Lemieux). She was loved so much by all of her grandchildren: Lisa Costello (Jim), Randy Lisciarelli (Heather), Michelle Blair (Kenny), Erin Nowak (Josh) and Emily Price. Great-grandchildren: Skylar Fletcher, Joshua Lisciarelli, Matthew Lisciarelli, Jordan Blair, Amber Lisciarelli, Trey Costello, and Lilah Blair. She loved to cook, read and write letters to keep in contact with the many friends they made in their military career moves. She was known for having homemade desserts always ready for anyone that came by. Everyone who knew and loved her will forever miss her. The Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel, 1701 Austin Highway, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. There will be a private burial at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be offered at http://www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society .

Fowler, Robert W.

Robert FowlerJune 3, 1934-June 24, 2011

Robert W. Fowler, age 77 of Marlin entered into rest Friday, June 24, 2011. Services will be at Noon Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Kelly officiating. To honor his wishes, he will be cremated. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 10:30 a. m. until service time.

Robert was born June 3, 1934 in Seminole, Oklahoma to Joseph W. and Leah Pauline Thorne Fowler. He was a sales representative in the automotive industry. Robert was a member of the Presbyterian church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Korean war. He enjoyed hunting pheasants and playing golf. He was a salesman by heart and loved to engage in conversation.

He is survived by his wife Jean Fowler of Marlin; a son, Jim Fowler of Marlin; daughter, Debra Fulcher of Willis; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Zeman and Steve of Crystal, MN; daughter Vikki Nannenga of Willis; sister and brother-in-law Joanna Holton and Tom of Cedar Springs; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Baughn, Grace Inez Warnke

May 18, 1914–June 24, 2011

Grace Inez Warnke Baughn, age 97 of Marlin entered into rest Friday, June 24. Services were held on Monday, June 27 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joel Davilla and Elder Arthur Allen officiating. Burial was held at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday at Adams.

Mrs. Baughn was born May 18, 1914 in Smithville to Arthur L. And Lizzie B. Allen Warnke. She was a production worker for Tex-Best Turkey plant for 14 years, an inspector for Marlin Mills for 17 years and assisted her husband in the operation of Lefty’s Package Store for many years.

Grace loved to work cattle and loved having a lot of friends She was constantly taking care of anyone in need, her family and all of God’s creatures.

She was a faithful Christian and a long time resident of Marlin.

She married Edgar Baughn, June 28, 1939 in Marlin and he preceded her in death. Also preceding her were 2 brothers, Ollie and Everett Warnke.

Survivors were her daughter, Eddie Grace Boehm of Kosse, a grandson, Tim Boehm and wife Brenda of Riesel and nieces and nephews, Scott and Nora Warnke, Gwynett and Mark Argo and Ed and Pat Moody.

Webb, Gladys Plunkett

Galdys WebbApril 8, 1921 – May 25, 2011

Gladys Plunkett Webb, 90, passed away on Wednesday May 25 at her residence. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 28 at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation was Friday May 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mrs. Webb was born in Thornton to Joseph Calvin Plunkett and Addie Belle Arbuckle Plunkett on April 8, 1921. She was one of nine children who all preceded her in death. She married Louis Baskem Webb on September 14, 1938. They lived in and around Marlin after they wed. She was known to her family and friends as “Nanny” or “Maude”.

Mrs. Webb was a homemaker, who enjoyed babysitting and ironing and also worked at Torbett-Hutchins-Smith Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Baskem Webb on May 6, 1992 and son Louis Calvin “LC” Webb on August 1, 2004. She is survived by two daughters: Ann Zimmerman of Denton, Doris Kluck and husband Terry of Marlin, eight grandchildren,Freddy, Danny, Sandra, Christy, Addie, Michael, Tashsa ans Tash, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Marlin.

Moore, Doris Jane “Pinkey”

August 24, 1928 – May 1, 2011

Doris Jane “Pinkey” (Bull) Moore, of Hemphill, passed away on Sunday May 1, 2011. She was surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born in Houston, Texas on August 24, 1928, the daughter of Iva Lee (Erwin) and Byron Bull. She graduated from Marlin High School, where she was a cheerleader, in 1945. She married her life long companion, Floyd D. “Dave” Moore Sr. on December 9, 1946. Their love flourished for 64 years.

Doris was the full time C.E.O. of the Moore family which included her husband Dave; their daughter Jeannie Handley and husband Gerald; son Dave Moore Jr.; and son Dan Moore and wife Dianna. Her grandchildren include Jennifer McSweeney and husband Ray; Melissa Griffin and Brandon Rainbolt; Leslie Greenberg and husband Joseph; Elisabeth Applbaum and husband Shai; Ashley Moore; and John David Moore. Her two great-grandchildren are Michelle and Thomas Davis.

She is a devout Christian and has been an active member of the First United Methodist Church Hemphill. Arrangements for a memorial service are pending. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church Hemphill, P.O. Box 287, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

Herring, Charles

Charles HerringMarch 3, 1933 – May 5, 2011

Johnny Charles Herring age 78, of Woodway and Marlin passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011 at a local hospital. Graveside services will be 10AM Monday May 9, 2011 at Moody Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Sunday May 8 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel.

Charles (Sonny) was born March 6, 1933 in Travis, Texas to Joe Bob and Rosa Lee Herring. Charles grew up and lived most of his life in Falls County where he enjoyed remodeling projects and helping friends and neighbors. He also loved to hunt and fish and entertain at family fish fries where he cooked. Charles and Venita met at the VFW in Hewitt and enjoyed dancing throughout their marriage.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; son, John Kelly Herring; half-brother, Billy Herring; half-sister, Frances Rutherford; sister, Bobbie Roberts; and brother, JW Herring.

Charles is survived by his wife Venita McNiel; son LaVon Herring and wife, Cynthia of Navasota; daughter Cindy Clark Broseh and husband, Larry of Mansfield; daughter Becky McPherson and husband John of Richland Springs; son Jamie Herring and wife Susan of Riesel; eight grandchildren ; five great grandchildren. He also is survived by step children Ronnie McNiel and wife Sherry of Hewitt; Cathi Collie and husband Waller of DeSoto; Kelly McNiel of Waco; Tracy McNiel and wife Suzanne of Waco; six step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter.

Sapp, Willie, Jr.

March 17, 1924 – May 3, 2011

Willie Sapp, Jr. age 87 formerly of Marlin passed from this life Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Graveside services will be 10 A.M. Friday, May 6, 2011 at Powers Chapel Cemetery in Falls County with the Rev. Roy Marshall of Hewitt First Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday 6 to 8 P.M. at Adams Funeral Home

Willie was born March 17, 1924 in Minerva, Texas to Willie Sapp, Sr. and Stella Vawters Sapp. He resided most of his life in Falls County and was a farmer and carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife Louise Douglas Sapp, his parents and two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Kathy Hartin of Woodway, daughter, Sandra Hunter of Marlin and son Jerry Sapp and his wife JoAnn of Marlin. Seven Grandchildren and fifteen Great Grandchildren, brother, S.A. Sapp and wife Rudean of Sealey, sisters, Bertha Fincher and husband Gerry of Spring, Agnes Rice of Marlin and sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Sapp of Rosebud.

Pallbearers: Michael Stanford, Brian Stanford, Brett Humphus, Jordan Sapp and Jimmy Jackson.

The family would like to thank Scott & White/Hillcrest Hospice for the excellent care provided our loved one during the last two weeks of his life.

Wilton, T. A.

T A WiltonJan 17, 1945-April 28, 2011

Thomas Andrew Wilton, Jr., 66, of Richland Springs entered into eternal rest on April 28, 2011 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center. He was surrounded by his family and close friends. Memorial services are pending with Howell Doran Funeral Home in San Saba.

T.A. as he was known to his many friends and family was born in Brady, TX on January 17, 1945. He was a graduate of Brady High School and a 1968 graduate of Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. He was a proud Aggie, a true believer in the Aggie Spirit, and was often heard saying those famous Aggie words, “once an Aggie, always an Aggie.”

After graduating from Texas A&M, T.A. married his college sweetheart and moved to Marlin where his education career as a Biology and an Agriculture teacher spanned 27 years. T.A. spent these years mentoring the youth of Marlin, participating in livestock shows, and various programs for his Ag students. T.A. was instrumental in the formation of a Young Farmers Association which encouraged and supported all young farmers of the Marlin area. T.A. was a simple man who had simple pleasures in this world, “small in stature, yet larger than life.” His greatest joys were spending time reminiscing with friends and family, watching Aggie football games, and playing his weekly domino game every Wednesday night. He also loved working on his home that he humorously named his “Tawz Mahal.” T.A. was a man that touched many lives and lived life to the fullest. He radiated a kind and generous heart, had a sense of humor like no other, never met a stranger, and could light up a room. He was definitely was one of a kind. He will be sorely missed by all of those who knew and loved him.

T.A. was preceded in death by his son Jody Wilton of Marlin, his grandparents John & Mollie Wilton of Richland Springs, and his parents T.A. Wilton, Sr. and Florence Wilton of Brady.

Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Cody Wilton and fiance, Kathy of Marlin, Cory Wilton and wife Ashley of Riesel, and his daughter Jana Farquhar and husband Matt of Waco. one granddaughter, Kaylin, of Riesel, a brother, Kenneth Wilton and wife Mary Ann of Brady, sister Pam McFarland and husband RL of Hutto, along with several nieces and nephews.

Respecting the wishes of T.A., the family will have his body cremated and his ashes spread along the creek where he spent so many happy hours as a child.

The family would also like to thank Teddy and Trisha Grabarkewitz, and Charlie and Pattie Fowler all of Richland Springs for the years of love and friendship they showed to T.A.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in T.A.’s honor to the Ronald McDonald House, a place near and dear to his heart.