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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 18, 2017

Graveside services for Anita Hensley Schwartz will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank with Rev. Karl Tingle officiating.
Anita was born on Nov. 19, 1953 in Fort Worth to parents Kenneth Clay and Dorothy Faye (Bell) Hensley and entered into eternal rest on Jan. 13, 2017 at the age of 63.
Anita graduated from Mabank High School, Class of 1971. She then went to El Centro in Dallas, where she was top of her class and received her nursing degree.
Anita was a compassionate, loving person who would do anything for anyone. She was an amazing mother and nana, who loved her family almost as much as she loved God. Anita never let go of her faith and love of God even through the darkest days of her life. She enjoyed her shopping trips with her daughter and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a Christian and loved attending Casa View Baptist Church, because she could feel God’s presence and that gave her peace. Anita was very loving, caring and sentimental and that added to her compassion for people. She will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved her.
Anita was preceded in death by her grandparents Harry and Neily Bell.
She is survived by her parents Kenneth and Dorothy Hensley of Mabank, son Daniel Routt and wife Carrie of Lindale, daughter Amy Diggs and husband Jon of Talty, granddaughters Bethany Routt, Emma Routt and Olivia Routt, grandsons Tanner Diggs and Tyler Diggs, sister Karen Hensley, brothers Brent Hensley, Chris Hensley and wife Stacy and Kevin Hensley, nieces and nephews Kimberly, Clay, Nicole, Brianna, Aaron, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah and Hope, 15 great-nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 18, 2017

Gracie V. Rosson, age 96 of Arlington passed away Jan. 11, 2017. She was born on Nov. 27, 1920 in Friendship, Okla., to Jonathan and Lou Stidham.
She married Francis Rosson on June 28, 1946 in Friendship, Okla.
She was a longtime member of Dumas Avenue Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and Legendary Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Francis Rosson, sons Dwayne Rosson and wife Kathy and Larry Rosson, niece Marilyn King, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and numerous extended family.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Alonzo, Harold, James, Otis, Edna and Dirotha.
Graveside services were held Jan. 14, 2017 at Moore Memorial Gardens.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 18, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–Who can stop Sydnee Wynn in girls 3A-District 12? Right now, nobody is.
Wynn continued her streak of dominating personal performances with 26 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 50-25 win against Kemp Jan. 13
Wynn, the 6-2 senior, is a top 3-A prospect and has already signed a letter of intent to play with the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio last November. The big game against Kemp came just one match after she dropped 31 points and pulled in 25 rebounds against Mineola Jan. 9. The University of the Incarnate Word currently plays in the Division II Southland Conference and will move up to Division I status next year when Wynn joins.
Even a player of Wynn’s great talent can’t take the win for Eustace alone. Supporting her and helping the Lady Bulldogs were Lily Sorrels with two points, three rebounds, one block and one steal; Zoie Bailey with seven points, two rebounds and four steals; Sadie Cates with two points; Payton Schwartz with one steal; Hana Abuhatub with five points and eight rebounds; Miranda Fontenot with five points, three rebounds and two steals; and Johnsynn Luckey with four points and three rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs are back in action Jan. 20 at home against Edgewood, while Kemp gets back to it the same night in Grand Saline.