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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 30, 2015

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Funeral services for Chester Tapp, 83, of Gun Barrel City, were held April 25, 2015, at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City with Dan Baum officiating. Burial followed at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas under the direction of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home.
Tapp was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Dallas, to Bessie Ruth (Hudgin) and Odis Bryon Tapp, and died April 22, 2015, in Dallas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother O.J. Tapp, sisters Irvine Stinson, Doris “Mickie” Horton, sons Perry and Wesley Tapp.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Tapp, daughter Bonnie Uptmor, sons Michael and David Tapp.
Condolences can be posted at Tomlinson-funeral.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 30, 2015

A private graveside service for Lovether Daniels was held April 25, 2015, at the IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville.
Lovether was born May 2, 1923, in Johnson County, Okla., to Charles Clarence Harris and Verlie Eubanks Harris, and entered into eternal rest April 23, 2015, at the age of 91.
Lovether was preceded in death by her parents and husband Roy Lee Daniels.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Daphna Daniels; their children, Cory, Wes and Heather, daughter and son-in-law Deon and Julie Burgett, their children, Stacy, Tracy and husband Kevin, April and husband Joshua; great-grandchildren Jordan Deon Wylesky, Addison Elizabeth Mummert and Julianna Grace Cooper, her siblings, Albert, Edsel, Ora Lee, Vernis, Sylvia, Kenneth, Lenard, Raford, Roy and Dean.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 30, 2015

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Funeral services for Mrs. LaVerne Sutton were held Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Brother Chris Sweet officiating. Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery.
LaVerne was born May 7, 1925, in Prairieville, to parents James Craft and Alva Sprague Craft, and entered into eternal rest on April 25, 2015, at the age of 89, just 12 days before her 90th birthday.
LaVerne loved her family dearly and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She especially enjoyed being “Nana” to her four grandchildren.
She always liked to travel and cherished the years after she and her husband, Duane, sold their home and became full time RVers. They traveled extensively around the United States, visiting every state in the contiguous 48 states, and especially enjoying travels into Arizona and New Mexico.
She was an excellent cook and was known for her candy making at Christmas, dumplings at all holiday meals and pies for any occasion.
In later years, LaVerne enjoyed watching westerns and listening to her favorite gospel artists.
She was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed tremendously by her family and friends.
LaVerne was an extremely industrious and entrepreneurial woman who worked in a variety of positions.
While living in Corpus Christi, she was a secretary for a shipping company and enjoyed going on the ships that she worked with, where she would often be invited to eat with the Captain and enjoy the native food from that ship’s country.
In 1969, she moved to Mabank and opened a shoe store, Sutton’s Shoe Inn, which she owned and operated for many years.
After she “retired” from that business, while in her 60’s, LaVerne commuted to Dallas every day where she worked as a secretary for an insurance company while running her own successful Mary Kay business from her home. She continued to sell Mary Kay cosmetics while she and Duane traveled around the country.
LaVerne was a devout Christian woman, who always found time to practice her faith and witness about God’s goodness. As a life-long Baptist, she served in many capacities in her churches, including working in the youth department, teaching Sunday school, serving on various committees, and participating in Bible studies. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mabank for 46 years.
LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 66 years, Duane, sister Loraine Craft, and brothers A.J. (Buck), Hugh, James, and Leon Craft.
She is survived by her sons, Ronnie Sutton and wife Kathy of Eustace, Paul Sutton and wife Janice of Mabank; grandchildren Mindy Sutton of Oxford, Miss., Stewart Sutton of Eustace, Jeff Sutton and wife Karli of Mabank, Chance Sutton and wife Brandi of Eustace; great-grandchildren Brody Sutton of Eustace, Chloe Morris of Eustace and Lynlee Sutton of Mabank; sister-in-law Ann Sutton of Mabank, and many nieces and nephews.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.