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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 10, 2014

Ray Ward

Ray Ward

Ray Ward died April 2, 2014, in the arms of his beloved wife, Joyce, at Trinity Mother Frances.
Ward was a retiree of L.T.V. in Grand Prairie after 35 years.
After retirement, he and his wife, Peggy, moved to Gun Barrel City and he built a beautiful house on Cedar Creek Lake.
The couple established a country western band “Southwind Band” at the 49’ers in Gun Barrel City.
They devoted many hours at nursing homes and community events.
He and Joyce celebrated seven years of marriage Oct. 2, 2013.
They enjoyed traveling and following Western Swing Festivals.
He loved the east Texas area.
He was laid to rest next to his first wife, Peggy, at Restland in Dallas April 7, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; sons Mike and Willie; grandson Jake; stepdaughter Melinda Gilmore; and stepgrandson Aaron Gilmore.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 10, 2014

Barbara Hamby-Brewer

Barbara Hamby-Brewer

Barbara Jean Hamby-Brewer, of Mabank, was born on May 8, 1952 in Dallas, TX to parents Jack and Myrtle (Raymond) Bass, Sr. and entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014 at the age of 61. Barbara was a huge Elvis fan and collected memorabilia. She loved to collect different knick knacks from other states, like spoons and cars. Barbara worked in the retail industry for most of her life. She was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church. She was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jack “Buddy” Bass, Jr. and sister Darlene Bass.
She is survived by her husband Reggie Brewer of Mabank, daughters Sondra Bangs of Gun Barrel City, Tamela Bangs, grandchildren; Jamie Lee Ries, Joshua L. Ries, Jade A. Ries and Kiera A. Ries, sisters; Maggie Arnold of Garland, Judy Brandenburg and husband Wayne of Forney, mother-in-law Wynonia Brewer of Mabank, other loving family members and many friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 10, 2014

Shirley Bird

Shirley Bird

Services for Shirley Ann Bird, of Mabank, were held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Eason officiating. Interment followed the service at Baker Cemetery. Shirley was born on August 1, 1947 in Chattanooga, TN to parents Lester and Mae Catherine (Baxter) Hunley and entered into eternal rest on April 5, 2014 at the age of 66. Shirley was given many names in her lifetime; Nanny Bird, Granny Shirley, Me Maw, Nanner and Cousin Me Maw. She enjoyed reading and playing Farkle. Shirley loved traveling to the casinos and playing the slots. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Shirley was Baptist by faith and was a member of Hossana Full Gospel Church in Canton, TX.
She is preceded in death by her parents, son Howard Schaefer, brothers; Marvin Hunley, Joe Ridge, sister Barbara Ridge and great-grandson Tyler Schaefer.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Bird of Mabank, daughter Jeannie Sutton and husband Randy of Gun Barrel City, sons; Tommy Schaefer of Eustace, David Schaefer and wife Stacey of Mabank, William Cullefer of Mabank, 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, brother James Hunley of Atlanta, GA, her baby Winner Ann Bird, best friend Jean “LuLu” Barina, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.