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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 30, 2014

Merlyn Faye Champagne

Merlyn Faye Champagne

Merlyn Faye Champagne was born Nov. 27, 1933, in Merkel, to Lindle and Etta Martin, and died Oct. 23, 2014.
She resided in Nederland, Texas for 40 years and then settled in Mabank.
Faye is preceded in death by her parents Lindle and Etta Martin, and brothers Bennie and Sonny Martin.
She is survived by her husband John “Bo” Champagne; sons Gary Champagne, Terry Champagne and wife Sherly; daughter Shere Plunkett and husband Bobby; grandchildren Ashley Plunkett, Lindsay Reznicek and husband Jason, John Plunkett, Beau, Blake, Joel and Elijah Champagne; great-grandson Jase Reznicek; siblings Betty Steele and husband Billy, Linda Miller, Joyce Burns, Daren Loyd and husband Bob, and Mimi Mathis and husband Jack; and many nieces and nephews.
Champagne was the eldest of eight children. Faye or Maw, as she became known by her grandchildren, was blessed with a great talent as a musician and entertainer. “Yodeling Faye Martin,” as she was once known on her radio show in Abilene, had earned a music scholarship to Hardin-Simmins University at the age of 16.
It was during that time at the university she met her future husband Bo.
The young couple married April 27, 1950, and began their 63 years together.
Faye, with her musical talents, touched so many people in their lives, whether it was raising money for handicapped children to receive playground equipment to performing a musical special in church.
Her heart was kind, patient and full of love. This truly special lady will be missed by those she left behind but this is a time to celebrate her life and that she is in the presence of Jesus with her family and friends.
Faye was a lover of animals and an advocate for the animals.
To make a donation in her memory to the Friends of the Animals in Gun Barrel City, send donations to P.O. Box 5455, Gun Barrel City, Texas 75147.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 30, 2014

Lee Roy Merimon

Lee Roy Merimon

Funeral services for Lee Roy Merimon, of Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 28, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Bro. Larry Reneau officiating. Interment followed the service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Lee Roy was born Nov. 4, 1941, in Wilson, to parents Obie Darrel and Ada Lee (Hill) Merimon, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 24, 2014 at the age of 72.
Lee Roy was a simple man. He loved spending time with his family and sharing stories of a time when he was younger.
He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and camping.
Lee Roy helped all kinds of people, even strangers. Many years ago, he helped a family stranded on the side of the road. They had small children, as did he. He brought them home with him and they stayed there for a couple of days, while Lee Roy fixed their car. That’s the kind of man he was, kind-hearted and giving.
Lee Roy was a truck driver for more than 50 years.
He always liked being on the go and he loved life. Lee Roy had many friends, he never met a stranger.
He was Baptist by faith. Lee Roy was a loving and caring man who will be missed by all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 47 years, Mary Helen Merimon, son Terry Dewayne Merimon, grandson Jason Watts, great-grandson London Reznicek, brothers O.J., Jimmy Ray, Harry and James Merimon, and sister Betty Mann.
He is survived by his daughters, Cathy Watts and husband Dewayne of Crandall, Sherrie Marini and husband Philip of Canton; son Gary Merimon and wife Rebecca of Allen; grandchildren Tonya Stover and husband Ronald, Kristin Rezicek and husband Brian, Brandi Skole and husband Jesse and Amber Ortiz and husband Javier, Joshua Marini, Tyler Miller, Austin and Alek Merimon; great-grandchildren Taylor Christian and husband Jeremy, Tatum Stover, Phoenix and Addison Reznicek, Santino Ortiz and Lilly Skole; and great-great-grandson Maverick Christian.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 30, 2014

Shirley Ann Templin

Shirley Ann Templin

Funeral services for Shirley Ann Templin, of Payne Springs, were held Oct. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Interment followed the service at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Cemetery in McKinney.
Shirley was born Nov. 4, 1935, in Collin County, to parents George and Anna Hamilton, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 20, 2014, at the age of 78.
Shirley loved to work crossword puzzles. She did engraving art and enjoyed sewing. Shirley loved life, being around those she loved and having a good time.
She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Post 1114 in Gun Barrel City. Shirley attended Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Debra Lynn Anderson, husband Ralph Templin, grandson Shane Anderson, brothers Gene and Carl Hamilton, and sister Patsy Mayfield.
She is survived by her sons, David Reneau of Magnolia, Dennis Massey of Payne Springs, Wayne Templin and wife Kim of Athens and Steve Templin and wife Mary of Payne Springs; daughters Becky Shelton of McKinney and Julie Seymore of Waco; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.