Feb

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 22, 2015

Mary Holt

Mary Holt

Funeral services for Mary “Diane” Holt, of Mabank, were held Feb. 18, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with Rev. Jerry Burney and Rev. Chris Sweet officiating. Interment followed at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Diane was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Utopia, to parents Jesse I. Padgett and Opal A. (Estes) Padgett, and entered into eternal rest Feb. 16, 2015, at the age of 76.
Diane was the heart of her family. She loved her church, family and reading. Diane was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mabank, where she taught third grade Sunday school with Doyle, Pat Mosley and Jean Myrick for 15-20 years.
She worked for Mabank ISD, as a payroll clerk, from 1970-2001. Diane was a loving caring lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, Jesse Padgett, mother Opal Estes Padgett and grandson Wade Holt.
She is survived by her loving husband, Doyle, of Mabank, daughter Cindy Holt-Kemp and husband John Kemp of Gun Barrel City, granddaughter Amanda Davenport and husband Jason of Prairieville, great-granddaughters Laney, Riley and Tatum Davenport of Prairieville; son Tim Holt and wife Natalie Sturrock Holt of Waxahachie, granddaughter Makenzie Camille Holt of Waxahachie, grandson Brackon Sturrock Holt of Waxahachie, son Tracy Holt and wife Lynn Hines Holt of Mabank, grandson James Holcomb of Harrah, Okla. and Mallory Davenport of Harrah, Okla., great-grandsons Hunter Holcomb, Colton Holcomb, Cooper Holcomb and Ryder Davenport, all of Harrah, Okla.; other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 22, 2015

Dorothy Bennett

Dorothy Bennett

A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Louise Bennett, of Mabank, was held Feb. 8, 2015, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Louise was born May 16, 1927, in Seagoville, to parents Robert Lee Cady and Ruby Lorraine Thomas Cady, and entered into eternal rest Feb. 4, 2015, at the age of 87.
Louise loved fishing and sewing. She retired from Sears and Roebuck after working there many years and was the owner/operator of Harold’s Exxon. Louise was Baptist by faith. She was a loving caring lady who will be missed tremendously by those who knew her.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Bennett, son Harold Glen Bennett and brother Bob Cady.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Maldonado and husband Colley of Mabank, Paula Draughon and husband Dwight of Mabank; son Carl Bennett and wife Jeanine of Ferris, grandchildren Carrie Wynn, DeeDee Parrent, Jason Draughon, Melanie Thornburg, Carly Loper and Carl Bennett Jr.; nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Feb

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 19, 2015

Memorial services for Marshall Taylor Ardis, 56, of Kaufman, will be held at a later date.
Ardis was born Sept. 30, 1958, in San Antonio, to Dorothy (Whitley) and Jack Ardis Jr., and died Feb. 10, 2015, in Dallas.
He was raised all over the state of Texas and graduated from Bandera High School in 1977.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1980 and served for eight years.
He moved to Dallas and worked for Continental Electronics in Dallas before retiring in 1992.
He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
On April 16, 1987, he married Kimberly Bailey in Kaufman.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clinton Lee Ardis, January 12, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Ardis, of Kaufman; daughter Amanda Megan Ardis of Kaufman, brother Curtis Kimberlin of Crumb, sisters Laurel Grindle of Golden and Julia Booth of Iowa Park; granddaughter Makynzee Lee Ardis.