David Chris Heatley

Frederick “Rick” Avery

David Almond

Dr. Adrian Anderson

Ronald Spangenberg

Tim Allen Light

Branard H. Brochstein

George Cummins

Sylvia Bigler

Healing Hearts

Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC, which includes Cremation Advocates by Putnam in Marble Falls and Bertram Funeral Home in Bertram, is happy to be a Healing Hearts sponsor for Camp Agape, a free summer program for children grieving the loss of a loved one.

Registration is now open for the 2019 camp, which is scheduled for July 8-11 at Camp Buckner Retreat Center in the Texas Hill Country. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 attend Camp Agape at no cost to their families. Register eligible children now at the Camp Agape website –

We cannot say enough good things about this organization. They are wholly committed to helping families that have experienced trauma from the loss of a loved one and we have personally witnessed how their efforts change children’s lives in the Highland Lakes area.

Most children come away from their Camp Agape experience able to process their grief and move past it. There are numerous examples of these children now serving in their organization as leaders and taking what they learned from their hardship and using their experience to grow and help others overcome death. This camp provides opportunities for experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. Many times, these children have not left their loved one’s side since the death occurred. This camp pulls them out into a “camp environment” to have fun, process their grief, learn to move forward, and also to realize they are not alone. The children see there are many other children going through what they are going through. In addition, they receive professional help from counselors and have buddy counselors that have walked the path they are walking.

After the camp is over, each child also has the opportunity to come to a Fall Retreat and process grief with their family and also meet other friend’s families. Many of the children that attend camp make life-long friendships with other children attending because they are able to bond at such an intimate level.

In addition to donating to this organization, we volunteer as well. It has been a wonderful experience.  Camp Agape will change the future of a child’s life… guaranteed.

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Frederick Avery Memorial Service

Frederick F. “Rick” Avery peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 8th in his Horseshoe Bay home after a long, brave struggle with dementia. Memorial service will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday October 5th at The Church of Horseshoe Bay, 600 Hi Ridge Rd., in Horseshoe Bay, TX. The full obituary and an online registry may be found at Rick’s care entrusted to Cremation Advocates by Putnam, 206 Ave H, Suite 204, Marble Falls, TX 78654. (830) 798-8413.

David Almond Memorial Service

David Almond, an active and passionate member of the Spicewood and Highland Lakes Lions Club since 2012, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2nd. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 29th at Spicewood Community Center, 7901 County Road 404, in Spicewood. David’s care entrusted to Cremation Advocates by Putnam, 206 Avenue H, Suite 204, Marble Falls, Texas, 78654. (830) 798-8413. For the complete obituary and on-line register book, please visit:

Come and Go Gathering to Remember Don Poston

Donald Poston, age 79, of Marble Falls, Texas, passed away on September 18, 2019 at Granite Mesa in Marble Falls. Gatherings to celebrate the life of Donald Poston will be held on Tuesday, September 24 from 12:30-2:30pm at Cremation Advocates by Putnam, 206 Ave H, Suite 204, Marble Falls, Texas, and in Statesville, North Caroline in the month of October 2019. Cremation services entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory. To read the full obituary and to sign an on-line register book, please visit: