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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 14, 2017

Richard Hampton Ray was born on July 21, 1969 in Dallas to parents Rickey Hampton Ray and Rhonda Gene Walton and entered into eternal rest on March 30, 2017 at the age of 47.
Richard graduated from Trinity High School in Euless in 1987. He attended Tarrant County Junior College. Richard got his HVAC certification and went to work at Valley Heating and Cooling.
He loved his family more than anything; he adored his two sons and his grandchildren. Richard liked being outdoors throwing horseshoes and washers. He loved fishing and was an awesome cook.
Richard was a fan of Nascar, especially Jeff Gordon, and wrestling. He loved music and enjoyed listening to George Strait, Rolling Stones and AC/DC. Richard was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. He was a hard worker and he would go without so others didn’t have to. Richard was amazing man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Richard was preceded in death by his grandparents Memaw and Pepaw. He dearly loved his Pepaw.
He is survived by his sons Justin Hampton Ray of Austin and Korey Alexander Ray and wife Jessica of Huntsville, Ala., mother Rhonda Walton and fiancé Gil Ellis of Cedar Creek Lake, father Rickey Ray and wife Carrie Ray of Euless, granddaughter Autumn Ray of Huntsville, Ala. and grandson Miles Ray of Huntsville, Ala, sisters Rachel Pierce and husband Jackie of Valley Mills, Stormy Finley of Euless and Misty Gill of Ft. Worth, nieces Lauren Bradley of Valley Mills and Sidney Bradley of Valley Mills, uncle Randy Olson and wife Peggy of Mansfield, other loving family members and many more friends.
“HE IS BACK HOME.”
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in honor of Richard to Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home to assist with his services.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 14, 2017

Funeral services for Jack Davis Haley were held April 13, 2017 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with interment following at Peaceful Hollow Cemetery in Corsicana.
Jack was born on Jan. 19, 1941 in Mabank to parents James Medlock and Rosella (Shew) Haley and entered into eternal rest on April 9, 2017 at the age of 76.
Jack was retired from TX DOT and had been married to his loving wife Linda, for more than 55 years. He was competitive and loved playing all kinds of games, especially board games, cards, 42 and long 9 in dominoes and was on a bowling league. Jack enjoyed fishing, camping, working on motors and drag racing. He was a special man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John, Jake, Bill, Grady and Leroy, sisters Julie, Cotton, Katherine, Geraldine, Little Heart, Ruby and Esther.
He is survived by his wife Linda Haley of Kemp, children Dorothy McDougald and William of Kemp, Angie McLean and Daniel of Corsicana, Billy Haley of Kemp, Dewey Haley and Erin of Kemp, Debbie Farmer and Kevin of Corsicana, 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, brother James Haley of Kaufman, sister Betty Starek and Jerry of Kemp, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his favorite dog Princess.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 14, 2017

Funeral services for Jackie Lou Groom, 85, of Mabank, were held April 15, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Mabank with Rev. Brent Williams officiating. Interment was at Elm Grove Cemetery near Mabank under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Jackie was born on January 25, 1932, in Wills Point, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hollister and Lula Estelle Sanders Hollister. She passed away April 11, 2017, in Mabank surrounded by her family.
She was raised in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point High School in 1949. On October 3, 1952, she married Rudy Groom in Terrell.
Jackie was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She lived in Houston prior to moving to Mabank twenty-one years ago. She was a member of the Garden Club, PTO, Friends of the Library and the Delphian Club. Jackie was also a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Lula Hollister.
Jackie is survived by her husband Rudy Groom, of Mabank, two sons Rudy Michael Groom and wife Andrea Myntti of Mabank and William Hollister Groom and wife Seruwaia Vuki Groom of Mabank, three daughters Deborah Sue Groom Massey and husband Ronal of Mabank, Mary Kathleen Groom Valentino and husband Joseph of Dale and Laurie Anne Groom Carder and husband Rick of Angleton, two brothers Donald Hollister and wife Judith of Wills Point and Jerry Hollister and wife, Candy of Wills Point; sister Wanda Clark and husband Jim of Mabank, thirteen grandchildren Jennifer Ashley Brendel Morris, Patrick Michael Groom, Christopher Thomas Brendel, Wesley Parks Burke, Jaclyn Marie Durante, Steven Chase Burke, Agatha Myntti Venters, Edward George Durante Jr., Brendon Kyle Groom, Paige Nichole Nicholson, Jonathan William Groom, Caelyn Hailey Groom and Rhys Bailey Groom and great-grandchildren, innumerable because they all called her “Nini”.
Donations may be made to the Mabank Area Good Samaritans, PO Box 1891, Mabank 75147 and the Mabank I.S.D. Education Foundation, PO Box 5229, Mabank, Texas 75147 in memory of Jackie Groom.