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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 17, 2018

William McCleary “Bill” Estes, 65, of Blue Ridge, Ga., passed into Heaven on Jan. 10, 2018.
Bill was born in Waco Sept. 11, 1952, to Evelyn Lawrence Estes and Robert James Estes, Jr.
He spent his youth in Dallas before moving to Mabank where he raised his son Marcus Estes, and was very involved in the First Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge.
After retiring from the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, Bill moved to Ft. Lauderdale, where he married Janet Teschner. Bill and Janet moved to Blue Ridge in 2010 and are members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Blairsville, Ga.
Bill was a kind, loyal and compassionate man with a strong faith, quick wit and good sense of humor.
He was an avid ice hockey fan and a long-time student of history involving WWII, the Civil War and as a Texan, The Alamo. He also enjoyed the change of seasons and riding his Harley throughout the beautiful mountains.
Bill is survived by his wife Janet Teschner, his son Marcus Estes of Midland, siblings Jim Estes of Slaton, Ric Estes of Wolfe City and Betsy Estes of Mesa Ariz., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bill’s memory to an organization supporting Parkinson’s Disease research or patients. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Mabank.
Arrangements entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, Ga.
You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 17, 2018


Robert “Bob” Harwerth, Jr., 79, of Gun Barrel City passed away peacefully at home Jan. 9, 2018, surrounded by family.
He was born to the late Eva Marie (Bippert) and Robert Harwerth, Sr. Feb. 2, 1938 in LaCoste.
Bob attended St. Leo’s grammar school and Harlandale High School, before going to the University of Texas, where he earned a scholarship to play football. He graduated in 1961 with a degree in Business and eventually began working for Texas Instruments, where he worked for 30 years until retirement.
He was a long time member of the Christian Community of God’s Delight and St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas.
In his retirement Bob enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a man of daily prayer and faith who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was an active member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, a craftsman who enjoyed building things, doing renovations and repairs.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8806, Bob helped with the church remodeling project and was instrumental in the total redesign of the KC’s gathering space in Gun Barrel. “Harwerth Hall” was named and dedicated in his honor, Nov. 15, 2017.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Mary Sue (Mitchell) Harwerth.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Brady Montgomery), son Mike and Karen Harwerth of Chanhassen, Minn., daughter Julie and Roger Van Scoy of Leander, son Steve and Gloria Harwerth of Irving, daughters Victoria and Chris Spratt of Woodstock, Ga., Mary and David Rogers of Farmers Branch, Joy and Dino Remedios of Olney, Md., and Pat’s children Sharon and TomHarman of Mesquite, Terry and Tom McDowell of Richardson, Bob and Gretchen Montgomery of Farmers Branch, John and Cristi Montgomery of Richardson, JoAnna and Mike Mayers of Littleton, Colo., and Paul Montgomery of Lake Dallas, sister Barbara Navia of Gulf Shores, Ala., 38 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, numerous other loving family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Eubank Funeral Home in Mabank with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas with Fr. Tom Cloherty officiating. A luncheon will be provided after Mass followed by internment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Rowlett.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: Knights of Columbus 8806, Attn: Greg Aiello, 118 Los Peces St., Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 17, 2018


Esta Pansy Blakely was born Oct. 24, 1934 in Hedley to parents Malcolm “Red” Mills and Ruth (Brown) Mills, and entered into eternal rest Jan. 8, 2018.
Pansy loved playing bridge with her friends in the Cedar Creek Lake area and was proud of her accomplishment as a Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League.
She delighted in singing in the choir and with her beloved Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
At the sight of friends and family, her bright smile would light up the room and melt hearts. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Pansy was preceded in death by her parents, past husband Howard Blakely and son Sam Blakely.
She is survived by her son Blake Blakely, grandchildren Clifton, Jared, Crystal and Jonathan, multiple great-grandchildren, sisters Anna and Kate, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the First Baptist Church of Mabank.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.