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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 17, 2014

Joyce Daphine Miller, of Eustace, was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Van Zandt County, to parents Robert and Maudie (Bailey) Miller and entered into eternal rest on August 11, 2014, at the age of 84.
Joyce graduated from Canton High School and worked as a hairdresser in Houston. She owned and operated three salons, until her retirement in 2011.
Joyce enjoyed drinking coffee and eating peanut butter toast in the morning with her friend, Bobbi.
She loved watching her cattle and she personally named each one of them.
Joyce enjoyed being outside, working in her flower beds and watching the humming birds.
She was an animal lover, especially dogs.
Joyce loved having her hair brushed by her grandchildren, who called her “Grandma Joyce.”
She attended the Methodist Church in Eustace. Joyce was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Cherry Bell and Mary Emma Miller, brothers Clifford Miller and John Henry Miller, nephew Robert Paul Kofron and her beloved dog, “Little Bit.”
She is survived by her sister, Linda June Kofron and husband Charlie; adopted son Little Johnny and daughter-in-law Bobbi; numerous grandchildren; nieces Lisa Chavez and Paula Miller; nephews Tim Whaley, John Robert Miller, Christopher Miller and Baker Whaley and Keith Miller; cousins and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Aug

14

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 14, 2014

Betty Fairbrother

Betty Fairbrother

Betty Sue Fairbrother, 78, of Eustace, was born Nov. 28, 1935, to Helen (Graziola) and Burton Fairbrother, and died Aug. 9, 2014.
She moved to the lake area, in 1996, to retire after a long career in nursing in Clear Lake, south of Houston.
She was an United States Air Force Captain as a nurse for 10 years.
She is preceded in death by her parents, step-father John Hartnett, brother Richard Fairbrother, formerly of Mabank, and sister Jean Sommers.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Gloria Fairbrother; nieces Shauna Brucker and husband Kevin of Eustace, Tamra Fairbrother of Carrollton, Kym Lewis and husband Darryl of Elizabeth, Ind., Vickey VanFrandenburg and husband John of New York, Paula Dickson of Santa Fe; nephews Kenny Fairbrother and wife Regina of Forney and Glenn Sommers, Jr. of Deluth, Minn; great-niece Kylie VanFrandenburg; great-nephews Beau and Dustin Lewis, KJ and Branson Fairbrother and Zachary Brucker.
Fairbrother requested services not be held.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 14, 2014

Pete Willson

Pete Willson

Pete Willson, 80, of Tool, was born Feb. 27, 1934, in New York City and died Feb. 13, 2014, at his home in Tool. He died after a long battle with bladder and prostate cancer.
He went to the University of Connecticut and graduated Sigma Chi.
He was a retired accountant and was a U.S. Army Korean veteran.
He volunteered at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake and with the AARP free tax assistance.
He worked at the Brookshire’s Gas Station in Seven Points.
He enjoyed hiking, golfing, working in the yard and spending time with family.
His motto in life was “It’s good to want.”
He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris Willson, daughter Karen Akers and mother Ann Willson.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbie Willson; sister Edith Brown of Florida; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
For more information, call Barbie Willson at (903) 451-3226.