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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Jack Cates

Jack Cates

Funeral services for Jack L. “Von Khristopher” Cates, of Kemp, were held Oct. 17, 2014, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with Rev. Don Teague officiating. Interment followed at King Cemetery.
Jack was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Straw Plains, Tenn., to parents John and Veda (Oglesby) Cates, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 13, 2014, at the age of 76.
Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
He loved livestock and attending his Saturday afternoon auctions. Jack enjoyed being outdoors fishing and working with his flowers.
He worked for 50 years in construction building homes. Jack built the press boxes at the football stadium in North Richland Hills.
He was Baptist by faith. He was a loving and caring man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Eddie Cates, Paul Cates, Bill Cates and Jessie Cates, and niece Cathy Cates.
He is survived by his loving wife, Toni Ferioli, of Kemp; sons Larry Cates of Arlington and David Cates and wife Judy of Enchanted Oaks; daughter Angela Crawford and husband Cary of Burleson; step-daughters Christine Lenzen of Mineral Wells, Lisa Lenzen of Inverness, Fla., and Jennifer Williams and husband Frank of Weatherford; stepsons John Lenzen and wife Dawn of East Providence, R.I., Tony Lenzen of East Providence, R.I., and Michael Ferioli of East Providence, R.I.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Doyle Cates of Tenn., and Homer Cates of Tenn.; sisters Lena Pankey of Tenn., Carolyn Cates and husband Eugene of Tenn., and Bonnie Long of Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews; other loving family members and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jack’s honor to American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/donate.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Bill Parish

Bill Parish

Funeral services for Bill Parish, of Kemp, were held Oct. 18, 2014, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp, with Foy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Lone Oak Cemetery in Kemp.
Bill was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Sulphur Springs, to parents Voner Lee and Frances Addie V (Lackey) Parish, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 15, 2014, at the age of 81.
Bill loved his family dearly and was a man of faith.
He was a member of East Gate Church of Christ.
He loved working outdoors, riding horses, watching old western movies, singing, playing the guitar and most of all, being with his family.
After attending Sunset High School in Oak Cliff, Bill enlisted in the United States Marines and served during the Korean War.
He was in the real estate business for over 35 years, and received numerous awards including Salesman of The Year, Highest Sales Production and others.
Bill was the owner and broker of New Home Information Center, Inc., since 1985, and was very well-known throughout his career.
Bill was a loving and caring husband, father, brother, grandfather and uncle, who will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, niece Jennifer Thomas Parker and nephew Carl H. Thomas III.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melinda Parish, of Kemp; daughters Tamara Thompson and husband Luke of Kemp, Jennifer Clearman and husband Scott of Kemp, Kathryn Johnson and husband Gary of Crandall, and Missy Jedlicka and husband Jerry of Kemp; grandchildren Taylor, Sam, Josh, Ryan, Jake, Kara, Jax, Wes and Kenna; sisters Shirley McSpedden of Kemp and Betty Brown of Cedar Hill; brothers Carl Thomas Jr., and wife Sue of Kemp, Larry Thomas and wife Pam of DeSoto, and many other relatives and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Shawn Bigley

Shawn Bigley

A private memorial service for Shawn Edward Bigley, of Tool, will be held at a later date.
Shawn was born Feb. 9, 1976, in Arlington, TX to parents William Edward and Carrie Nell (Coleman) Bigley, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 14, 2014, at the age of 38.
Shawn attended Sam Houston High School in Arlington.
He loved to tinker with cars, boats, motorcycles, anything automotive and rebuild it to make it better. Shawn loved animals. He was loving and caring and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
Shawn was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his daughter, Katlyn Michelle Bigley, of Arlington; mother Carrie Bigley of Tool; brother David Bigley and wife Jennifer of Tool; niece Mason Bigley of Tool; girlfriend Lori Blankenship of Tool; numerous other relatives and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.