Lana Sue Nutt Balzrette

January 26, 1962September 1, 2013
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Lana Sue (Nutt) Balzrette of Marlin passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Services will be Thursday, September 5 at 10 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garry Nutt & the Rev. Ray Blundell officiating. Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery with a reception to then be held at the Nutt Pavilion on Pear Orchard Lane, CR 220. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 4 at Adams Funeral Home. Lana was born January 26, 1962 in Marlin to Harlan Earl and Frances Sowders Nutt. Her parents owned and operated several dry cleaners in Marlin and she basically was raised in the business. Lana worked alongside her parents in the family business for a period of time, but also had several other jobs, one of which was a loan officer. She loved life and tried to live each day to the fullest. Lana was always happy and smiling, often cracking jokes to an excess. She had such a positive attitude and radiated love and happiness. She loved animals and she enjoyed playing games, on the computer or on a table with a deck of cards…..Solitaire was one of her favorites. Lana loved to have fun and she was active in many things, including the Social Sorority AKS.

Lana’s warmth, optimism and smile will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harlan Earl Nutt; sisters, Beverly Jean Nutt and Cathy Stevens; husband, Mark Balzrette; sons, Mark and Matthew; and grandson, Samuel.

Lana leaves behind to cherish her memory her mother, Frances Nutt of Marlin; children, Brooke Balzrette, Whitney Jackson and Michael Stott; grandchildren, Sophie, Mia, Alvaro, C.J. and Christopher; sisters, Linda Scaman of Marlin and Sandra Berry and husband Darin of Marlin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ricky Scaman, Bradley Urive, James Johnson, Zach Bonnier, Kirt Murphey, Pete Nehring, Jonathan Martinez and Tyler Jackson. Honorary Pallbearers include Michael Stott, Darin Berry, Joe Lababera and Martin Matelski.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes,, click on donate at the top right.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Funeral Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lana Sue Nutt Balzrette

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Stefanie Erwin

October 12, 2013

Lana you were a beautiful,sweet soul. Always had a gorgeous smile on your face. You will be forever missed and remembered.

brooke balzrette

September 28, 2013

forever with the angels,always in my heart! Luv and miss you so much!

brooke balzrette

September 28, 2013

mama,stil cant believe your gone! My heart is broken,but at least i know your with the angels. I will always luv u and will hold u n my heart forever and always. Give my son a kiss for me please! Luv ya, r.i.p!

Michael Stott

September 27, 2013

Love you R.I PMama

whitney jackson

September 27, 2013

Im lighting this candle for my mama. I will always love you and remember everything you have taught me. I will try and do as you told me . I love and miss u so much. I will be strong tho

Eddy & Amanda Kay

September 5, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about Lana passing . She always had way of making people smile. She will truly be missed.

Louis Adamez

September 4, 2013

Lana, I will always remember the times we shared and never forget you.

Kathy & Billy Moore

September 3, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.