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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 10, 2017

Laura Rocha, 97,was born Dec. 6, 1919 in Kemp to the home of Ben Rocha and Natalia Pavon Rocha and passed away Feb. 8, 2017 in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Pete Rocha and Barney Rocha, sisters Rose Valdez and Mary Whatley Lees.
She is survived by a brother Joe Rocha of Tulsa Okla., numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
Laura was a lifelong resident of Kemp and was a loving daughter, sister, and aunt.
She lived a long and wonderful life and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to: ForeverFamiliesProgram.org in her memory.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 10, 2017

William (Bill) J. Cooper was born Aug. 27, 1934. He passed away at his home in Gun Barrel City on Feb. 7, 2017.
He was preceeded in death by his mother Olivia Bedsaul and father Loyd Cooper, sisters LaWanda Lambright, Melba Starks, Zelma Milan and brother Howard Cooper.
He is survived by his wife Odessa Cooper of Gun Barrel City, daughters Rebecca Cooper of Gun Barrel City, Ruby Hudson and husband Tony Hudson of Commerce, Cynthia Turner and husband Fred Turner of Arlington, Mary Deering and husband Richard Deering of Arlington, Emily Sawyer and husband Chris Sawyer of Gun Barrel City, sons Billy Cooper and wife Gail Cooper of Gun Barrel City, Jeff Cooper and wife Dannie Cooper of Gun Barrel City, brother Jesse Cooper of Gun Barrel City along with sister Naomi
Johnston of Athens, 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He loved fishing, hunting and mowing.
Funeral Services are pending at Eubanks Funeral Home in Mabank.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 10, 2017

Anita Louann Geisler passed away peacefully at her home with her husband Jim by her side in Gun Barrel City on Jan. 21, 2017. She was born Sept. 5, 1938 in Ada, Okla. to the home of William and Francis Emmett.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents William and Francis Emmett, daughter Donna Sadler and a grandson Billy Dean Garoutte, III.
Anita met and married her best friend, her soul mate Jim in 1973; they were inseparable for 43 years. She had three children Jerry Sadler, Donna Kay Sadler and Tamara Sue Smith. Jim helped raised them as his own.
Anita was blessed with her children marrying wonderful soulmates as well; her son Jerry married a lovely lady, Linda and her daughter Tamara married a handsome man, Mike Smith.
What made Anita’s heart smile was the love of her grandchildren: Billy and Carissa and her husband Dustin Bowen, her great-grandchildren: Alexis, Brookelyn, Jocylin and Hannah, and also her great-great granddaughter Jayden Dean.
Anita loved to be outside enjoying the fresh air and she had true passion for gardening in her yard. Every day she would sit and have conversations with her beloved parrot Killer.
Anita never met a stranger and would stop and lend a helping hand to anyone who was in need.
Left to cherish Anita’s memories are many other family members and a host of friends. Anita was greatly loved by all and she will truly be missed by all who knew her.