Our Obituaries

Mary George Ethridge

September 16, 1923 - January 26, 2018

Mary George Ethridge born September 16, 1923 in Marlin, TX to Leola DeBardelebn and George Washington Gross. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Oliver Eugene, Jr., her husband Oliver Eugene, Sr., her brother John Gross of Troy, TX and her sister Nancy Lynn of Syracuse, New York, and numerous brother n laws, sister n laws, nieces and nephews. Her life began at 10 pm on September 16...
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Peggy Jones Wegwerth

March 24, 1937 - January 22, 2018

Peggy Jones Wegwerth, age 80, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in Perry, Texas. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. Burial to follow at St. Paul Cemetery with Reverend Donny Fulton officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 26th at Adams Funeral Home.Peggy was born March 24, 1937 to William Vard and...
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Leonard M. Leddy

November 11, 1931 - January 16, 2018

Reverend Leonard Leddy, a Catholic priest for 58 years, died on January 16, 2018, in Waco, Texas at the age of 86. He was born on November 11, 1931 in the parish of Annaduff, County Leitrim, Ireland to Michael Leddy and Catherine (Leyden) Leddy.After finishing his studies at St. Kieran's Seminary in Kilkenny, Ireland, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin on May 31, 1959 in St. Mary...
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Roy Henry Pursche

July 27, 1926 - January 14, 2018

Mr. Roy Henry Pursche, age 91, peacefully passed away at his home in Riesel on Sunday morning, January 14, 2018. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, January 18, at Adams Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Friday, January 19, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riesel with Pastor Robert Kitson officiating. Interment to follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Riesel. ...
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R.L. Edison Vaughan

March 15, 1924 - January 11, 2018

R.L. Edison "Bo" Vaughan, 93, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Temple. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Ward Street Church of Christ with Brother Keith Sellers officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until service time at the church.Mr. Vaughan was born on March 15, 1924 in Franklin,...
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Ronald Keith Lamson

August 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...
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Vernon Lloyd Ethridge

May 21, 1942 - January 4, 2018

Vernon L. Ethridge, 75, of San Angelo, formerly of Marlin, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 in San Angelo, Texas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home with Mr. Dock Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in McClanahan Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 Pm until service time.Mr. Ethridge was born on May 21, 1942 in Falls...
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Maebelle Fisher

April 16, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Mabel Downes Fisher, age 92, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. Services will be held on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at Ward Street Church of Christ, Marlin, Texas, with ministers, David Johnson, Alan Ritchie and Frank Downes officiating. Burial will be at the Criswell Cemetery, near Ben Hur, Texas....
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Billy John Richardson

November 13, 1924 - January 3, 2018

Billy John "Bill" Richardson a member of the Greatest Generation died, January 3, 2018 at the hospital in Marlin. Services will be held at Blue Ridge Baptist at 2:00 PM with graveside to follow at Blue Ridge cemetery.Bill was born to Jack and Agnes (Harlan) Richardson November 13, 1924 in Marlin Texas. Most of his youth was spent living on the farm that his great grandfather, T.D. Harlan,...
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Jan Skrabanek

December 26, 1970 - January 3, 2018

Jan Skrabanek, 47, of Riesel, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Waco. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 6, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, with the Reverends Andy Kilpatrick and David Harlow officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM prior to the service. Ms. Skrabanek was born on December...
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Merry Lynette Ruppert

December 25, 1955 - January 2, 2018

Merry Lynette McCormick Ruppert, age 62, of Marlin, TX passed away on Tuesday January 2, 2018. Merry was born December 25, 1955. Merry is survived by; son Daniel Broderson; brother Robert McCormick, brother Richard McCormick, sister Crystal Jones and sister Debbie Gerhardt.Merry leaves many family and friends to cherish her memoryFond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www...
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Dimple Welch

January 7, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Dimple Sue Williford Welch, age 88 of Marlin died peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Services will be 11:00am, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin with Reverend David Thomas and Judge Robert Stem officiating. Burial will be at the Fort Parker Cemetery in Groesbeck. Dimple was born January 7, 1929 in Marlin to Sallie & Sam Williford. She attended...
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Raymond Dee Pursche

February 27, 1931 - December 27, 2017

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

June 14, 1924 - December 18, 2017

Robert Marion "Bob" Swinnea, Sr., 93, went home to be with the Lord December 18, 2017 in Bremond, Texas.A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 22, at Adams Funeral Home. The burial followed the service in Waite Cemetery in Reagan. A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00p.m., January 13, 2018, at the Aggie Barn in Reagan and lunch will follow. Bob was born in Stranger,...
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Florene M. Kupper

March 23, 1924 - December 10, 2017

Florene Kupper, age 93, passed from this life on December 10, 2017 to join her husband of 65 years Robert Kupper, their son Christopher, and their daughter Marlise in God's loving embrace in heaven.Florene Margaret Endres was born March 23, 1924 in Muenster, Tx. Florene was the 6th child of 7 born to Werner and Adelaide Luke Endres. As a youngster Florene loved school and excelled in math. She...
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Melton Lewis Merryman,

October 3, 1940 - November 27, 2017

Melton Lewis Merryman, Sr., age 77, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Bryan, Texas. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with John Grusendorf officiating. Family will receive friends from 5pm to 7pm Friday, December 1, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.Melton was born October 3, 1940 to Rozell...
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James Edward Cohn

August 17, 1935 - November 26, 2017

James Edward "JE" Cohn, 82, of Whitney, formerly of Marlin, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Whitney. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin with Mr. David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.Mr. Cohn was born on August 17, 1935 in Marlin, Texas to James Edward and Martha (William) Cohn. He married Penny...
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Raymond C. Smith

February 11, 1927 - November 22, 2017

Raymond C. Smith, 90, of Marlin, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with Father Ron Feather officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with Military Honors provided by Fort Hood Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM with Rosary being recited...
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Jean L. Harrison

July 28, 1928 - November 20, 2017

Jean L. Harrison of Marlin, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 in Falls Community Hospital. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, November 24, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery with the Reverend Mickey Fugitt officiating.Jean was born July 28, 1928 in Ione, California to Leland and Doris Wakefield. She graduated High School in Ione and then attended Armstrong Business College in Berkley,...
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Enrique Zarazua

September 16, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Enrique Zarazua, Jr., known as Henry, went home to be with his Lord November 16, 2017. The family invites guest to celebrate his life at 11:00a.m., Tuesday, November 21, at Adams Funeral Home with Rev. Jol Davila as officiant. Burial will follow services at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9:00p.m., Monday, November 20, at the funeral home.Henry was born to the Rev....
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Blas Gonzales

February 3, 1927 - November 14, 2017

Blas Gonzales, 90, of Marlin, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017 after a long battle from cancer. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. Mr. Gonzales was born on February 3, 1927 in Lockhart, Texas. He enjoyed watching western movies and listening to country music. Mr. Gonzales loved the outdoors and loved spending time with...
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William Kilgore

November 1, 1937 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, TX.
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Thelma Louise Dancak-Blazer

October 17, 1925 - October 28, 2017

The angels carried Thelma Blazer gently and peacefully to heaven with her family by her side on Saturday, October 28, 2017.The celebration of her life will be at 1pm on Tuesday, October 31 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, TX with the Reverend Terry Bowman officiating. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive guests at a reception following the burial at Adams Funeral Home.A...
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Vera Elaine Williams

September 11, 1952 - October 20, 2017

Vera Elaine (Locke) Williams, age 65, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 in Leroy, Texas. Family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Monday, October 23, at Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, Texas. Services will be Tuesday, October 24, 10:00 A.M., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 264 County Road 143 near Riesel, TX.Vera was born September 11, 1952 to Louis Walter and Irene (Holle) Locke in Marlin, Texas. ...
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Donna Marie Charlton

October 21, 1967 - October 17, 2017

Donna Marie Charlton, 49, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 in Waco, Texas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Baptist Church with Reverend Ross Mullens officiating.Donna was born October 21, 1967 to Robert (Bob) and Mary (Grote) Charlton in Waco, Texas. Donna was a former resident Marlin. She loved help people and go to garage sales....
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Betty Carolyn Cunningham

December 24, 1931 - October 12, 2017

Betty Carolyn Childs Cunningham passed away on October 12, 2017.Betty was born December 24, 1931 in Marlin, Texas to H.B. and Maudie Childs in Marlin, Texas. She was married to the love of her life, Robert ("Bob") Dean Cunningham, on March 19, 1954. Betty was preceded in death by Bob, her mother and father, and by five siblings, H.B. Childs Jr., Lionel Childs and his wife Blondie, Darrell Childs,...
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Thomas McKinley Criswell

February 6, 1928 - October 7, 2017

Thomas McKinley Criswell, 89, went home to be with the Lord October 7, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00p.m., Saturday, October 21, at Adams Funeral Home.Thomas was born February 6, 1928 in Falls County, Texas to Thomas Turner and Amelia (McKinley) Criswell. Thomas graduated from Marlin High School in 1945 and joined the United States Navy in March of 1946. After two years of active...
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Clyde Junior Nutt

July 27, 1934 - October 5, 2017

Clyde Junior Nutt, 83, went home to be with the Lord and Savior October 5, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 2:00p.m., Monday, October 9, at Adams Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5:00p.m., Sunday, October 8, at the funeral home. Clyde was born July 27, 1934 in Reagan, Texas to Clyde Cleo and Dorothy Louise (Wirtz) Nutt. He...
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Alice Reichle

March 13, 1929 - September 25, 2017

Alice A. Reichle, 88, went home to be with her Lord September 25, 2017.A celebration of her life will be held at 2:00p.m., Thursday, September 28, at Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Perry United Methodist Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Perry United Methodist Church Building...
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Bessie Kleypas

June 7, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Mrs. Bessie Bartek Kleypas, age 95, passed away peacefully September 25, 2017 in Marlin, Texas. Graveside service will be Friday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin with Reverend Joel Davilla officiating. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.Mrs. Kleypas was born June 7, 1922, to Joseph and Marie Bordovsky...
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Raymond Robert Neumann

November 18, 1925 - September 24, 2017

Mr. Raymond Robert Neumann, age 91, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Bryan, Texas. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin with Reverend Kurt Rutz officiating, Interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. Raymond was born November 18,...
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James D. Sandhoff

March 22, 1936 - August 16, 2017

James Donald Sandhoff passed away at his home in Grapevine, TX. early Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, Tx. Burial will follow in Marlin at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 at Adams Funeral Home. He was born to August and Nola Sandhoff in Crawford, TX.  After attending Riesel High School, he...
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Walter Herbert Grams

February 1, 1922 - August 7, 2017

Mr. Walter Herbert Grams, age 95, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Graveside service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Waite Cemetery in Reagan, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas.Mr. Grams was born February 1, 1922 to Herbert and Mary Augusta (Neuman) Grams in Perry, Texas. He was...
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Ella Jewel Sandifer

January 4, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Ella Jewel Sandifer, 86, went home to be with her Lord August 5, 2017.A celebration of her life will be held 1:00pm, Tuesday, August 8, at Adams Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow the service at 3:00pm. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00pm, Monday, August 7, at the funeral home.Ella was born in Boon Prairie, Texas to Ira and Georgia (Morehead) Ware. She married the love of...
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Howard Smith

February 13, 1928 - August 5, 2017

Dr. Howard Lee "H.L." Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. Feb. 13, 1928 - Aug. 5, 2017 Dr. Howard Lee Smith of Marlin, TX passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017 he was 89 years old. Known to many as of his friends as "H.L." Dr. Smith was born in Marlin, TX on the 13th of February, 1928 and was the only son of Dr. Howard Owen Smith JR. of Hamilton, TX and Mary Ashley Smith (née Lee)...
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William Bachert

January 7, 1943 - August 4, 2017

William Joseph Bachert, Jr. (Billy) was graciously and peacefully called home to meet his Lord and Savior on August 4, 2017, in Marlin, TX. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 53 years, Sharon Bachert, of Marlin, their son, David Bachert, his wife Denise and five grandchildren - Elizabeth, Rebekah, Luke, Anna and Andrew of Katy, TX. He also leaves behind brothers Michael Bachert of...
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Donald W. Lewis

January 24, 1943 - July 30, 2017

Donald W. Lewis passed away peacefully after battling cancer on July 30, 2017.The family will have visitation on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Adams Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1 pm.Donald was born January 2, 1943 to Cecil Keith and Gladys Wells Lewis in Briary, Texas. Mr. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Nellie...
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Andrew E. Woltman

February 18, 1929 - July 28, 2017

Andrew E. Woltman, 88, of Lott, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 in Marlin. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, July 31, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with the Reverend Scott Spence officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul UCC with military honors provided by Fort Hood Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, July 30th at the funeral home.Mr....
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Ruby Jean Pursche

March 23, 1928 - July 26, 2017

Mrs. Ruby Jean Pursche, age 89, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Waco, Texas.Funeral service will be Sunday, July 30, at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riesel with Pastor Robert Kitson officiating. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at Adams Funeral Home. Interment to follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Riesel. Ruby was born March 23, 1928 to Tom and...
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Carolyn Fairbairn

April 26, 1943 - July 26, 2017

Carolyn Kay Swinnea Fairbairn, passed away July 26, 2017 in Baylor Hospital, Dallas. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Kosse. Interment will follow in Stranger Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, July 28th at Adams Funeral Home.Mrs. Fairbairn was born on April 26, 1943 in Marlin, Texas to...
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Craig Michael Ray

December 8, 1976 - July 23, 2017

Craig Michael Ray, age 40, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Craig was born on December 8, 1976 in Waco, TX and has been a resident of Marlin most of his life. Craig pursued careers in construction, the oil field industry, and was working as a supply chain associate at L3 in Waco, TX Craig enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a true outdoorsman. He also enjoyed dancing, playing...
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George Lawson Harlan

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...
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Keith Keith Glover

August 4, 1930 - July 4, 2017

William Keith Glover passed away on July 4, 2017. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday July 7, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday July 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Marlin. Keith (aka "Papa") was born August 4, 1930 in Vernon, Texas to John and Maude Glover. He was married to the love of his life, Marilyn Gage Glover, on June 18, 1949....
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Billye Jo Koester

January 16, 1929 - June 21, 2017

Billye Jo Koester, 88, passed away June 21, 2017 in Marlin, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riesel, Texas. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.The family will recieve friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 23, at Adams Funeral Home. Jo was born January 16, 1929 in Bloomingrove, Texas to R.B. and Sally ...
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Mary Lillian Hunt

October 24, 1925 - June 21, 2017

Mary Lillian Hunt, 91, of Austin, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Rosary will be recited at 1:00 PM, on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with funeral services following with Deacon Julian Tyboroski officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.Mrs. Hunt was born on October 24, 1925 in Lott, Texas to Adolph and Cora (Tepe) Radle. She married William ...
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Betsy V. Erskine

September 18, 1919 - June 16, 2017

Mrs. Betsy V. Erskine, age 97, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 in Marlin, Texas. Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 23rd, at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin with Reverend Mickey Fugitt officiating.Mrs. Erskine was born September 18, 1919 to Alfred and Bertha (McBurney) McQuerry in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Falls County, Texas. She married the...
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Adolph Herman Reich

December 2, 1938 - June 13, 2017

Mr. Adolph Herman "A.H." Reich, age 78, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Austin, Texas surrounded by his family. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Perry United Methodist Church in Riesel with Reverend Ron Oden officiating. Interment will follow at Perry United Methodist Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home on...
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Frances Lee Nutt

March 23, 1931 - June 5, 2017

Frances Lee Nutt, 86, of Marlin, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Johnston and Reverend Curt Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 8th at the funeral home.Mrs. Nutt was born...
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Jimmie Lee Cullins

March 23, 1941 - June 1, 2017

Jimmie Lee Cullins, 76, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Maypearl, Texas while surrounded by his loving family. Jimmie was born to the late Jessie and Earl Cullins on March 23, 1941 in Coleman, Texas. Jimmie moved to Marlin, Texas in 1969 where he worked in the cable industry for 30 years and owned a gun shop. He also spent many years coaching youth baseball in Marlin.He enjoyed many...
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Josie E. Thomas

December 14, 1932 - May 30, 2017

Josie E. Thomas, 84, of Marlin, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Friday, June 2, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with the Reverend David Harlow officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery.Mrs. Thomas was born on December 14, 1932 in Adair, Oklahoma to Clarence Ruben and Ruby Belle Pittman Breshears. She married Frank John...
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Elsie V. Martinez

June 12, 1921 - May 29, 2017

Elisa "Elsie" Martinez, of Marlin, Texas, passed away May 29, 2017. Serviceswere held at First Baptist Church of Marlin, Texas. She was laid to rest at HillcrestCemetery in Marlin, Texas. Services were officiated by her loving Granddaughter JoyMartinez and Ron Skrabanek.Elsie was born June 15, 1921 in Marlin, Texas, to Refugio Vanegas and AngelitaVanegas. Elsie was a housekeeper and childcare...
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Billie B. Lansford

January 21, 1921 - May 15, 2017

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

September 12, 1940 - May 12, 2017

Annie Ruth (Anne) passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. She was born in Lott, Texas on September 12, 1940 sharing the same birthday as her beloved mother, Annie Mae.Anne graduated Lott High School in 1958 and earned her Beautician's certificate in 1960. She was married to William (Bill) Bottenfield in 1964 until his death in 1998.Anne and Bill had one child, William (Billy) Todd...
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Alfred Samuel Vasser

November 13, 1922 - May 11, 2017

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

September 5, 1919 - May 8, 2017

Lucille (Wilson) Cargill, 97, of Irving, Texas, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on May 8, 2017, after a short illness. Lucille was born September 5, 1919 in Stranger Community - Falls County Texas, where she grew up and eventually, met and married the love of her life, Arthur Ray Cargill, in 1938. They raised two sons together that grew into 5 grandchildren and 12 great...
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Mary Hunnicutt Price

July 12, 1928 - May 5, 2017

Mary Hunnicutt Price, 88, of Marlin, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at St. John Episcopal Church with Rev. Judy Filer officiating. Interment to follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the funeral homeMary was born July 7, 1928 to William Wesley and Sybil (Finley)...
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Maria Guadalupe Galvan

September 24, 1946 - April 29, 2017

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

September 24, 1917 - April 28, 2017

Ruth Mae Baker, 99, of Marlin, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 in a local hospital. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Monday, May 1, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery with Reverend David Harlow officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Sunday, April 30th at Adams Funeral Home.Mrs. Baker was born on September 24, 1917 in Thornton, Texas to Marshall and Rachel Holden...
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Russell K. Hefelfinger

July 1, 1967 - April 27, 2017

Russell K. Hefelfinger, 49, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 in a Waco hospital. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery with Brother David Johnson officiating.Mr. Hefelfinger was born on July 1, 1967 in Georgetown, Texas to Marvin and Debra Shaffer Hefelfinger. He married Angela Jackson on April 6, 1990 in Marlin and they celebrated...
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Eddy Lee Rut

November 18, 1933 - April 15, 2017

Mr. Eddy Lee Rut, 83, of Riesel, Texas passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Waco, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home with Chaplain Danny Tomlinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, April 17th at the funeral home. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.Mr. Rut was born on November...
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Annie Venagas

February 15, 1944 - April 14, 2017

Annie R. Venagas, 73, of Marlin, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 in Waco. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin with the Reverend Joel Davila officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18th at Adams Funeral Home.Mrs. Venagas was born on...
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Lupe Tovar

June 1, 1990 - April 8, 2017

Lupe Tovar Jr., 26, passed away Saturday, April 08, 2017 in Marlin Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, April. 15, at 2:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Marlin with Reverend Demetrio Salazar officiating. Visitation will be Friday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home. Prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home by Reverend David Cruz officiating. Lupe was born...
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William Eugene Dieterich

August 16, 1935 - April 8, 2017

William "Bill" Dieterich, 81, of Marlin, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Reverend Robert Kitson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, April 10th at Adams Funeral Home. Mr. Dieterich was born on...
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Clarence Raymond Pitrucha

January 29, 1939 - April 7, 2017

Clarence Raymond "Babe" Pitrucha, 78, of Marlin, passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Pitrucha was born January 29, 1939 in Marlin, Texas to John and Minnie Schraeder Pitrucha. He loved fishing, hunting and bull riding. Mr. Pitrucha was a longtime Bull Dozer operator. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cherry Almon; and a sister, Doris Hefelfinger...
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Emma Colunga

March 10, 1935 - April 5, 2017

Emma Colunga, 82, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Mansfield, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Marlin with Father Ron Feather as Celebrant. Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Emma was born March 10, 1935 to Emilio and Eulalia (Beltran) Rosas in Falls County,...
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Louis C. Duty

August 31, 1952 - March 31, 2017

Louis C. Duty, Jr. 64, passed away March 31, 2017 in Marlin, Texas. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Roberts Cemetery in Troy, Texas. Louis was born August 31, 1952 to Louis C. Sr. and Christine (ketch) Duty in San Diego, California. He was a resident of Marlin at the time of his death. Louis attended Temple High where he graduated in 1970. He served...
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Artie Irene Edmonds

October 20, 1917 - March 30, 2017

Funeral services for Artie Irene Blocker Edmonds, 99, resident of Belton, Texas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin Texas. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Marlin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Edmonds was a long time resident of Marlin, moving there from Teague, Texas, in the summer of 1961. She lived in...
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Fena Shields

March 31, 1920 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Marlin, TX.
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Robert Lee Charlton, Sr.

October 7, 1931 - February 28, 2017

Robert Lee (Bob) Charlton, Sr., 85, of Marlin, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017 in Hillcrest Cemetery with the Reverend Ross Mullens officiating. Military Honors will be provided by Fort Hood Honor Guard.Bob was born on October 7, 1931 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Charlton. He joined the United...
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Neva Florence Killough Toler

January 10, 1921 - February 22, 2017

Neva Florence Killough Toler was born in Cisco, Texas, January 10, 1921, to Samuel B. and Lillie Mae Killough. The family moved to Marlin during the Great Depression where she met her husband to be, Ralph V. Toler. They were married in December 1938 and moved to Detroit, Michigan where they remained until the end of WWII. They lived in Freeport, Texas for a year and then moved back to Marlin...
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Mickey L. Green

December 24, 1952 - February 21, 2017

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

May 18, 1931 - February 2, 2017

Cecil Naoma (Franklin) Nutt entered into peaceful rest on February 2, 2017 at the age of 85. She was born in Gause, Texas to the late George Jiles Franklin and Cecile Zelle Parks on May 18, 1931.Cecil was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved the outdoors and had a fondness for all of God's creatures. Her spirit, sacrifices, faith and love will always be...
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Jo Jerreine Barnett Jones

October 16, 1920 - January 25, 2017

Jo Jerreine Barnett Jones passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017 in Houston, Texas. She was born in Marlin, Texas, to Dr. and Mrs. John Houston Barnett on October 16, 1920. Jo graduated from Marlin High School in 1937 and from Baylor University in 1941. She received her Master of Arts from Columbia University in New York City in 1943.Jo was a lifelong member of St. Philip Presbyterian...
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Lena Ida Bethke Drews

February 26, 1919 - January 24, 2017

Lena Ida Bethke Drews, 97, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at Golden Years Nursing Home. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 28, at Grace Lutheran Church, Marlin with the Rev. Kurt Rutz officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, January 27, at Adams Funeral Home.Lena was born February 26, 1919 in rural...
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Raymond Rodriguez

August 30, 1946 - January 12, 2017

Raymond "Crow" Rodriguez, 70, of Chilton, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Monday, January 16, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waco with Father Benjie as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 15th at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin;...
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Cory Joe Farmer

October 23, 1967 - December 28, 2016

Cory Joe Farmer, 49, of Marlin, Texas, born in Levelland, Texas on October 23, 1967 died on December 28, 2016.Cory is survived by father, Joe Farmer and step mother Berinda of Marlin, Texas; mother, Shirley Farmer of Lubbock, Texas; step brothers, Jarrod Gunter and wife, Shawn and Justin Gunter and wife, Pamela of Moshiem, Texas; sons, Chris Farmer of Waco, Texas, Sean Farmer of Mart, Texas and...
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Alfred Sam Moore

April 18, 1943 - December 27, 2016

Alfred Sam Moore, Sr. (PA), 73, of Marlin, passed Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Waco. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, December 30th at the First United Methodist Church in Marlin with the Reverend Robert Reyes and the Reverend Doug Howell officiating. Interment will follow in Central Texas State Cemetery in Killeen. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM on Thursday,...
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Michael Manes

October 20, 1951 - December 17, 2016

Michael Wayne Manes, 65, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Providence Hospice Place at St. Catherine's. Mike ultimately lost his battle from complications due to cancer. Mike was born to Buel and Frances Manes on October 20, 1951 in Marlin, Texas. Growing up, Mike had an affinity for building and discovering how things worked. Whether it be science projects, home projects,...
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A.L. Kunze

February 6, 1936 - December 15, 2016

A.L. "Jack" Kunze, 80, of Marlin, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, December 19, 2016 at Saint John's UCC in Otto with the Reverend Larry Felice officiating, Interment will follow in Saint John's Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM on Sunday, December 18th at Adams funeral Home in Marlin.Mr....
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Ima Jean Hegefeld

November 26, 1933 - December 5, 2016

Ima Jean Hegefeld passed away peacefully on December 5, 2016 with her devoted husband, Louis Hegefeld, by her side. She was born in Kosse, Texas on November 26, 1933 to Mr. and Mrs. Morris T. Hall. Jean married the love of her life, Louis, on February 15, 1963. She enjoyed attending dances and playing dominos and cards with her family and friends. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Marlin...
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Ruth Ann Wilson

October 23, 1938 - December 3, 2016

Ruth Ann Parrish Wilson, age 78, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 in Waco. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 7, at 2 PM at St. John Episcopal Church in Marlin. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.Mrs. Wilson was born October 23, 1938, the daughter of William Manly and Leah Fountain Parrish. She graduated from Marlin High School in 1957. Mrs. Wilson attended Texas State...
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Nadene Purtell Streater

May 11, 1941 - November 26, 2016

.Nadene Purtell Streater, age 75, passed away with her family at her side, on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the home of her son. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin. Mrs. Streater was born May 11, 1941 in Comanche, Oklahoma to Edd and Lucille Purtell. She married Ross B. Streater on November 28, 1958 in Hugo, Oklahoma,...
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Virginia Gayle Lawson

August 1, 1947 - November 25, 2016

Virginia "Gayle" Lawson, 69, of Marlin, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 in Waco, Tx surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 2pm on Monday, Nov. 28 at Adams Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sun from 2-4pm at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin. Gayle was born on August 1, 1947 in Marlin, Texas to Dan & Mildred Stevens....
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Cindy Douglas

December 23, 1953 - November 8, 2016

Cindy Douglas, 62, of Marlin, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with the Reverend Kurt Rutz officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 11th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin.Mrs. Douglas was born on...
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Sharron Kay Schwecke Geldmeier

October 11, 1942 - November 6, 2016

Sharron Kay Schwecke Geldmeier, a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 6, 2016 after a lengthy illness. A native Houstonian, Sharron was born on October 11, 1942 to the late Rev. Al and Mrs. Idell Schwecke. While her father was serving in World War II, she and her mother lived with her maternal grandparents, Alvin...
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William T. Watson

August 7, 1933 - November 3, 2016

William Thomas "Bill" WatsonBill joined his heavenly Father on November 3, 2016 at 10:01am after a long battle with a very rare lymphoma called mycosis fungoides. He was born August 7,1933 in Montevideo, Minnesota where he attended public schools until he was old enough to join the Air Force. Bill served active duty on Okinawa during the Korean War and boxed on the boxing team.Bill's father came...
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Gladys Ann Downes

March 2, 1957 - October 23, 2016

Gladys Martinez Downes, age 59, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 in Waco, Texas. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Spanish Assembly of God in Marlin with Pastor's Jonas Davila and Joel Davila officiating.Gladys was born March 2, 1957 to Lupe and Eulalia (Rosas) Martinez in San Antonio, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Marlin and a member of Spanish...
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Kathy Estelle Barganier

March 8, 1950 - October 22, 2016

Kathryn Estelle Barganier, 66, passed away October 22, 2016.Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Clover Hill Cemetery in Lott, Texas. Kathryn was born March 8, 1950 in Houston, TX and attended Lott High school in Lott, Texas.She is preceded in death by her mother, Eula Imajean Barganier; grandparents, Josephine...
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Cornelius Kasner

October 29, 1928 - October 18, 2016

Cornelius Carl (Duck) Kasner was born October 29, 1928 to Edna and Gus Kasner in Barclay, Texas. Duck graduated from Marlin High School in 1947. He served his country in the United States Army. ? ?Duck farmed and ranched all of his life with his brother and later in life his son David. David and Duck were the best of friends and where there was one, the other was usually near. They worked...
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Gilynn Stone Bucy

February 18, 1937 - October 11, 2016

Gilynn Stone Bucy, 79, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in a local nursing home. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM, Friday, October 14, 2016 in Criswell Cemetery with Mr. David Johnson officiating.Mrs. Bucy was born on February 18, 1937 in Criswell, Texas to Gile Borden and Mildred Elizabeth Wright Stone. She was a wonderful person with a big heart and would do anything for...
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Anna Lois Steele

March 22, 1926 - October 3, 2016

Anna Lois Taylor Steele died peacefully in her sleep on October 3, 2016.Funeral services will be held at Adams Funeral Chapel in Marlin on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Reverend William Wright will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Marlin following the service.Anna was born March 22,...
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Kathryn Louise Estep

December 23, 1954 - September 28, 2016

Kathryn Estep, 61, of Marlin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at her residence with her loving family by her side. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Marlin with the Reverend David Harlow officiating. The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 5:00 PM, on Saturday, October 1st at Adams Funeral Home.Mrs. Estep was born on...
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Ross B. Streater

June 23, 1939 - September 25, 2016

Mr. Ross B. Streater, Sr., age 77, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Marlin, Texas. There will be a graveside service on Thursday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.Mr. Streater was born June 23, 1939, the son of Rev. Hayden and Helen Streater in Houston, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Marlin. Mr. Streater worked over 40 years as a parts manager with...
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Ernest L. Cobb

February 21, 1944 - September 23, 2016

Ernest Lee Cobb, 72, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016. Mr. Cobb was born on February 21, 1944 in Marlin, Texas to Mabel Haley and Clifford Cobb, Sr. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1962.He is survived by his wife; Judith Cobb of 52 years, children; Stephen Cobb and his wife, Debera, Rhonda Sykes and her husband, Todd and Jennifer Poole and her husband, Paul, grandchildren; Kyle...
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Winford Daniel Herring

June 4, 1938 - September 17, 2016

Winford Daniel "Dan" Herring, 78, went home to be with his Lord September 17, 2016 in Groesbeck. Funeral services will be held 2:00p.m., Wednesday, September 21, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Marlin. Burial will follow in Criswell Cemetery in Mart. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8:00p.m., Tuesday, September 20, at Adams Funeral Home.Winford was born in Marlin, Texas, June 4, 1938...
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Esther MOORE

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...
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Daphana Densman

October 11, 1934 - September 4, 2016

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

September 11, 1937 - August 28, 2016

Evelyn Kampfhenkel was born September 11, 1937 in Marlin, Texas to Charlie and Alma Kampfhenkel. She passed away August 28, 206 in Rosebud, Texas. She was a life-long Lutheran and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin. Evelyn lived in Minnesota for many years with her aunt and uncle, Esther and Ed Holtz. While there she worked for Janesville Nursing Home and Bird's Eye Cannery. After...
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Brenda S. Moehlmann

March 19, 1955 - August 27, 2016

Brenda S. Moehlmann, age 61, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Marlin, Texas.There will be a memorial service with visitation held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home.Brenda was born March 19, 1955 in Marlin, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Marlin.Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memories, sister, Lesa Reneau of Marlin; nephews, Dalton...
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Patricia Parker

September 20, 1940 - August 22, 2016

Patricia Parker, 75, of Marlin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on August 22, 2016. She was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on September 20, 1940, to her parents, Fred B. Moore and Theresa Ruth (Wood) Moore. Mr. Moore was a business man and a renowned accordion player. Mrs. Moore was a housewife. Patricia was the oldest of five children. She graduated from Walker Consolidated High School and joined...
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