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A.J. was a resident of Ava since 2003 Alford James “A.J.” Marx, son of J.A. Marx and Lena Turner Marx, was born on June 12, 1928 in Cleburne, Texas, and passed away Dec. 31, 2005, in Ava, at the age of 77.
A.J. was a resident of Ava since 2003, moving from Cedar Creek, Texas. He was a retired general carpenter and was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. On Dec. 24, 2002, A.J. and Wanda Brown were united in marriage in Bastrop, Texas. A.J. was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, of Ava.
A.J. loved to fish and hunt and visit with his friends and family.
He enjoyed watching all the animals from his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, one sister and a step-granddaughter, Kyra Votaw.
His survivors include his wife, Wanda, of the home in Ava; three stepchildren and their spouses, Martin and Kandice Spoelstra, LaGrange, Texas, Jennifer and Jeff Votaw, West Point, Texas, and Belinda and Jeffery McCardle, Vinton, La.; five step-grandchildren, Hunter, Kyle, Kami, Kasey and Jason; nephews, Shawn, Kelly and Dennis King, Wimberly, Texas; two brothers, Harvey Marx, Needville, Texas, and Clint Marx, Oklahoma; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Maples officiating. Graveside service will be Friday, Jan. 6, at 11:15 a.m., at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas.
The family requests memorials be made as love offerings at the funeral home.