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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 2, 2016

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Graveside services for Pauline Stevens were held Dec. 2, 2016 at Old Columbia Cemetery in West Columbia with the Stevens family officiating.
Pauline was born on April 5, 1926 in West Columbia to parents Robert Clarence and Emma (Winslow) McKinney and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 28, 2016 at the age of 90.
Pauline married the love of her life, R.J. Stevens on August 2, 1947.
She was very crafty and enjoyed sewing and needle work. Pauline loved gardening and growing roses. She lived and exemplified her life by Proverbs 31:27-28; “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her.”
Pauline was always taking care of her family and others. She enjoyed living at Cedarview Assisted Living in Gun Barrel City. The staff loved and cared for her for nearly six years.
Pauline was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ. She was an amazing lady who was truly loved and will be missed by all.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband R. J. Stevens, who passed away Dec. 20, 2012 and siblings Howard McKinney, Winslow McKinney and Laverne Curtiss.
She is survived by her sons Roy Joseph Stevens Jr. and wife Marsha of Pampa, Timothy P. Stevens and wife Vicki of Kemp, daughter Paula S. Ladd and husband Richard of Roseville, Calif., grandchildren Greg Stevens of Canyon, Jeff Stevens of Pampa, Becky Helvey of Tyler, Kayleen Dennis of Lindale, Penny Simpson of Tyler, Steven Ladd of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Katie Stevens of Roseville, Calif., 17 great-grandchildren, other loving relatives and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 2, 2016

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Funeral services for Sherrie Gayle Groom 68, of Lindale were held Nov. 26, 2016 at Grace Fellowship Outreach in Eustace with Bro. W.M. Compton officiating under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Sherrie passed away Nov. 22, 2016 in Lindale and was born Sept. 14, 1948 in Dallas to Marvin and Ann Cobb Ware.
She grew up in Wilmer-Hutchins where she attended school.
As a pastor’s daughter, she traveled quite often attending revivals her father preached. Sherrie was a self-taught piano player who enjoyed traveling, sleeping in, photography, shopping, shoes and diamonds.
Sherrie also enjoyed running marathons and even won a 10k at the age of 62. She loved cutting hair and would not retire in fear of letting her clients down. Sherrie had a servant’s heart and was a member of East Erwin Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband Ira Clifton Groom of Lindale, son Joey and Pam Ridgle of Murchison, son Phil and Tammy Ridgle of Brownsboro, son Jeff and Christi Ridgle of Eustace, son Greg and Sheri Groom of McKinney, 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters Ann and Buck, Suzy and Mike, Sandy and Tommy and Jayne and Niece Honey and Darrell Counts.
Sherrie is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Ann Ware, daughter Gayla Bartlett and grandson Shawn Clifton Groom.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 30, 2016

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Funeral services for Ida Faye Whitt were held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Mabank, with Rev. Brent Tucker officiating. Interment followed the service at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
Ida was born on April 13, 1920 in Bismarck, Ark. to parents James Wylie and Ophia Neil (Moore) Hughes and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 22, 2016.
Ida Faye was known only as “Faye” to her family and friends. Faye worked as a telephone operator in her younger years, and then spent the majority of her working career as the bookkeeper at Buckner Baptist Benevolences.
She was very talented and loved to paint with watercolors. Faye loved a good game of chicken foot with her closest and dearest friends. She attended First Baptist Church of Mabank.
Faye had a beautiful voice and sang in the choir for many years. She loved spending time reading her Bible and going to Bible study. Faye was a member of Triple L at the church, Living Long and Loving It. She was an amazing woman who was loved by many, she will be greatly missed.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bart Whitt, son Johnny Whitt and sister Jo Hall and multiple siblings.
She is survived by her granddaughter Lesa R. Frailey and husband Brian of Mansfield, granddaughter Madison Kruse and husband Dennis of Dallas, great-grandchildren, R. James Han, Blake A. Han, Brittany Broome, Brian A. Frailey and R. Walker Frailey, brother Harold Hughes and wife Jean of Jasper, numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.