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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 13, 2016

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Teresa Marilyn Laing, lovingly known as Marilyn, passed away on Friday Sept. 9, 2016, in Gun Barrel City. She was born in New Orleans, La. on May 2, 1948 to the late Lloyd and Ann Theriot.
Marilyn is survived by David Laing, her husband of 46 years and sons Keith Laing and wife Nikki of Texarkana, Kary Laing and wife Alison of Forney, Aron Laing and wife Crystal of Kaufman, grandchildren Bryceson Laing of Texarkana, Cameron and Caden Laing and Karson and Kaylee Rivers of Forney, and Sadie Laing of Kaufman, sisters Loylyn Miles of Whitehouse and Teddi Sparks of Theriot, La.
Marilyn was a high school Geometry teacher at schools in Metairie, La. and at T.K. Gorman High School in Tyler. For twenty years, Marilyn was owner of Schlotzsky’s Restaurant with her first store in Metairie, La., then moving to Texas and opening stores in Gun Barrel City and Terrell.
For the last ten years of her life, her passion was the well-being of St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City where she was the finance officer. She was also a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard on Cedar Creek Lake.
The family will hold visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Moorehead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Rosary will be recited from 6:30-7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City on Sept. 17, 2016 with Father Dan Daugherty as Celebrant.
Pallbearers will be Bryceson Laing, Cameron Laing, Caden Laing, Karson Rivers, Tim Sparks and Mark Landry. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ron Landry, Joey Lafranca and Larry Miles.

Sep

09

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 9, 2016

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Funeral services for Thomas Allen Lowrey Jr. were held Sept. 9 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Teddy King officiating. Interment was at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Thomas was born in Dallas on Oct. 7, 1935 to parents Thomas Allen and Mary Aileen (Perritte) Lowrey Sr. and entered into eternal rest on Sept. 5, 2016 at the age of 80.
Thomas loved being outdoors; fishing, gardening and working in the yard. He enjoyed his time outside with nature and smoking his pipe. Thomas also liked old trucks and cars.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea. Thomas worked as an aircraft mechanic for Braniff Airlines, a security guard for the hospital in Kaufman and a custodian at Mabank ISD. He was a very loving and caring man who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jerry Lowrey and sister-in-law Marietta Lowrey.
He is survived by his daughter Pattiann Burnett and husband Randall of Eustace, son Thomas Lowrey III of Dallas, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com

Sep

09

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 9, 2016

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Funeral services for Annette Carol Slaughter were held Sept. 8 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Eston Williams officiating.
Annette was born on Aug. 5, 1954 in Dallas to parents Charlie and Helen (Fowler) Slaughter and entered into eternal rest on Sept. 4, 2016 at the age of 62.
Annette started working for the IRS while still in high school and then went on to have her own bookkeeping business for 45 years. She loved motorcycles and Native American folk art.
Annette is a member of the Legion Riders and held office for several years. She was a member of Gun Barrel City Order of the Eastern Star. Annette was a fun and loving person who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Annette was preceded in death by her parents, husband Billy Daniel, son-in-law Phillip Coots and sister Mary Slaughter Paul.
She is survived by her daughter Charity Groom and husband Zac of Kemp, son Chase Barnes and wife Krystl of Kemp, daughter Chancie Coots of Eustace, step-daughter Chelesa Wilds of Virginia, grandchildren Ryan and Emory Groom, William and Waylon Coots, Brayden and Lukas Barnes and Kamdyn Wilds, numerous cousins, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.