Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 18, 2016

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Joyce was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Greenville, to parents Billy Leon and Zelma (Cotten) Weatherly and entered into eternal rest May 12, 2016 at the age of 69.
Joyce enjoyed working in flower beds and in the yard. She was the fabric of the family. Joyce was a hard working mother, loving grandmother and great- grandmother.
Early in life she worked as a seamstress, later she worked at a retail distribution center for 15 years. Joyce fulfilled her role as a pastor’s wife being married to Pastor Franklin McManus for 53 years. She also did missionary work in Africa in the early 2000s. Joyce was a loving, caring lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Leon McManus and her parents.
She is survived by son Lonny McManus of Red Oak, daughter Lynn Calhoun and Sean of Canton, son Dale McManus and Janith of Ennis, daughter Janine Korn and James of Mesquite, sister Joan Jones of Fruitville, sister Loraine Leach and Jim of Canton, brother Norman Thompson of Kaufman, sister Edna Duncan and Ray of Mabank, grandchildren Crystal, Joseph, Jonathan, Amber, Justin, Alisha, Darla, Matthew, Taylor and Tyler; great-grandchildren Beau, Lacey, Lillian and Travis; other family and many more friends.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 13, 2016

Margie Fern (Dosier) Godwin was born to Ora Fern (Robertson) and Hilton Dewey Dosier Sr., in Henderson County, in the community of Styx, April 29, 1926. She passed on to the angels on April 8, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob Godwin, sister Martha LaFon, brothers Hilton Dewey Dosier Jr. and Coy Norman Dosier; nephews Larry Wayne Godwin and Kevin Vance LaFon; nieces Laci Lynn Hammer and Melisa Jill Dosier.
She is survived by her son, James Leon Godwin and wife Becky of Kemp, daughter Edith Marie Godwin of Kemp, nephews Bill Godwin and wife Sharon of Nevada and Michael LaFon of Austin; nieces Jana Grimes of Mabank, Lisa Dancer of Kaufman, Emily Barber of Eustace, Jeannie Hammer of Richland Chambers; grandsons James Leon Godwin Jr., Christopher Owen Godwin, William Kyle Flores, Adam Casey Godwin and Michael Ryan Cheseldine; great-granddaughters Kristen Faye Godwin, Nila Grace Flores and Brantli Ray Godwin; numerous great-nephews, great-nieces and many other relatives and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 11, 2016

John Robert Wilson, of Tool, was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Harmony, Ind., to Mary and Edward Wilson, and passed away April 20, 2016, at the age of 91.
John served his country proudly for 20 years in the U.S. Navy and 20 years in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Left to cherish his one-liners are his children, Donna Kelley, John Wilson Jr., Carol DiMaio (Will); brother Glen Wilson, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many loving nieces and nephews, and dear friend Shirley Roman.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, siblings Virginia Davis, Rosemary Barber, Elizabeth Roach and Harry Wilson.
A funeral was held April 23, 2016 at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Burial followed at Payne Springs Cemetery, in Payne Springs.