Dec

18

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 18, 2014

Lilliam Estelle Pelham

Lilliam Estelle Pelham

Services for Lillian Estelle Pelham, of Balch Springs, will be held Thursday, (today) December 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Bishop David C. Gibbs D.D. PHD officiating. Interment to follow the service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Lillian was born on January 10, 1935, in Meridian, Mississippi to parents Charles Earnest and Elizabeth Royal (Tate) Lea and entered into eternal rest on December 13, 2014 at the age of 79.
In Lillian’s early years she was raised in Meridian, Miss. and then moved to Dallas. As a student, Lillian modeled some. She graduated from Terrell High School. She worked for Taylor Publishing, Sweetheart Cup and drove a school bus for Dallas ISD.
Lillian raised four beautiful children and was an excellent mother. She invested greatly into her family and encouraged everyone. She studied and passed all five parts of her CPA exam. The day the results come in, she jumped up and down shouting, “I did it, I did it!” Lillian believed that you do not take from a community without returning to it. She was very involved in the Chamber of Commerce. Lillian enjoyed sewing and reading. She loved being outside; planting flowers in the garden and bird watching, especially hummingbirds. Lillian was very talented; she made many things by hand. She sewed school clothes for her children and also made bridesmaids dresses for her children’s weddings. Lillian designed soccer uniforms for her son’s teams. She was a very accomplished seamstress.
Lillian was a beautiful lady, who was very caring and giving, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 53 years Billy Pelham; grandsons Charles Carter and Bobby Pelham Jr.; granddaughter Lillian Pelham; and brother Charles Lea.
She is survived by her daughter Sherri Lynn Walker and husband Mike, of Terrell; sons Billy Ferrell Pelham Jr. and wife Christina, of Kemp, Paul Dennis Pelham and wife Lynn, of Mabank and Bobby Lea Pelham and wife Ashley, of Balch Springs; grandchildren Paul Carter, Johnny Carter, Tiffany Akin, Paul Pelham, Tabitha Pelham, Billy Pelham, Wendy Pelham, Chris Pelham, Wesley Pelham, Jennifer Pelham and Crystal Walker; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers Mickey Lea and Paul Lea; sisters Faye Lea and Carol Lea; other loving family members and many more friends.

Dec

14

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 14, 2014

Sharon Shaw

Sharon Shaw

Memorial services for Sharon A. Shaw, of Gun Barrel City, were held Dec. 11, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Jan Castleberry officiating.
Sharon was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Dallas, to parents James H. and Eunice M. (Marrow) Poston, and entered into eternal rest Dec. 9, 2014 at the age of 70.
Sharon was known as “Mamaw” to her grandchildren. She was strong in her faith and she loved her family and friends dearly.
Sharon graduated from Mesquite High School and worked more than 22 years for Mabank ISD, where she received numerous honors and awards.
She loved to travel, go to the ocean and be on the beach. Sharon enjoyed being outdoors, going on nature walks.
She was an avid reader and loved going to the “Boats.”
Sharon was a member of Halcyon Club of Mabank. She was the best mom, mamaw and wife.
Sharon was a member of Central Baptist Church of Mabank.
She was the most giving lady one could ever meet. She loved all people. Sharon will be remember as a very loving and caring lady who always thought, even to the end, that life was good. She will be truly missed by those who loved and knew her.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, brother Charles Poston, granddaughter Brooke Marie Watson and brother-in-law Melvin Bishop.
She is survived by her loving husband, Daniel Shaw; son James Shaw and wife Tammie; daughters Peggy Everett and husband Adam and Kellie Armentrout and husband Marc; grandchildren Eric Watson, Kim Santiago, Kurt and Drew Norman, Reese and Tate Armentrout, Kassie and Will Shaw; great-grandson Anden Watson; brother James Larry Poston and wife Loretta; sister Linda Bishop; other loving family members and many more friends.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made in honor of Mrs. Shaw to the charity of your choice.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Dec

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : December 11, 2014

Margie Tanksley

Margie Tanksley

Funeral services for Margie Ann Tanksley, of Scurry, were held Dec. 8, 2014, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Bro. Chris Ricketts officiating. Interment followed the service at Ware Cemetery in Kemp, Texas.
Margie was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Tolosa, Texas to parents Homer Yancy and Elva Jean (McKenzie) Farley, and entered into eternal rest Dec. 5, 2014, at the age of 71.
Margie was a country girl through and through; she loved being at home taking care of her family. She enjoyed being outside gardening, growing vegetables and beautiful flowers. Margie loved bird watching; her favorite bird was the hummingbird. She enjoyed crocheting Christmas booties for the family.
Margie loved spoiling her grandchildren and her dog “Buddy.” She was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Grays Prairie Baptist Church.
Margie was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed dearly by those who loved her.
Margie was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Levon Potts, whom she was married to for 25 years before his passing in 1985, second husband William Tanksley, nephew Scott Tanksley and niece Misty Farley.
She is survived by her son, Jeff Potts, and wife Debbie Pometo; daughter Cindy Potts; grandsons Justin Potts, Dillon Potts and Peyton Potts; brother Larry Farley; sisters Linda Earnhart, Nita Tanksley and husband Wayne, Karen Rosson and husband Charles and Tracy Thomasson; a host of extended family and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.