Jun

08

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 8, 2016

Westmoreland Obit

Claudia O’dell (Byers) Westmoreland was born in Eustace on April 28, 1928 and left Earth for Heaven June 2, 2016.
Her entire life was lived in Henderson, Van Zandt and Kaufman counties. Her love for hometown Mabank ran deep.
Claudia was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, JT (Peavine) Westmoreland, parents Mattie Henson Byers and James S. Byers, brothers James Marvin Byers, Roy E. Byers, Lonnie E. Byers, Orval Glenn Byers, sisters Nellie Mae Boyde, Letha Laverne Harper, Bonnie M. Wilson, Patsy S. Ashton and son-in-law James L. January.
Claudia is survived by sons Roy L. Mills and wife Rita, of Tool, Billy R. Mills and wife Barbie of Seabeck, Wash., daughters Ann January of Mabank, Donna J. Hyde and husband Glenn of Mabank, grandchildren James B. January (Brenda), Melinda Fudge, Melissa Henderson (Lance), Jeff L. Hyde (Mary), Jody Hyde Luna (Lance), David Mills (Stephanie), Caitlin Mills, Jennie Franks, Bryan Franks, great-grandchildren (bonus children) Tommy G. Westmoreland (Cheryl) of Malone, Linda Westmoreland Bolden (Bud) of Hillsboro, brothers Jimmy W. Byers (Jan) of Mesquite, Vernon Byers (Joyce) of Athens, sisters Hazel Weaver of Malakoff, Shirley Roman of Tool and Edie Featherston of Tool.
Claudia’s eleven school years were at Payne Springs Community School. One of her beloved teachers was Mrs. H. L. Allison of Mabank.
Claudia’s longtime career was as the owner of Petticoat Junction Cafeteria which was in Mabank’s old train depot.
Home-cooked lunches of chicken fried steak with cream pies as the finisher were her specialty.
In retirement, she enjoyed gardening, reading, and was a volunteer support for Mabank Fire Department and Mabank Area Good Samaritans.
Claudia leaves a legacy of always work hard, be honest, behave and keep moving.
She was a Christian by faith and a member of Central Baptist Church of Mabank.
Services were held June 4, at Eubank Cedar Creek Chapel. Burial followed at Elm Grove Cemetery.
The family extends their gratitude to the Caring Hearts Hospice and Mabank Nursing Home for their steadfast support and compassionate care in her final Alz journey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mabank Volunteer Fire Dept, 111 E. Mason St, Mabank, Tx., 75147 or Mabank Area Good Samaritans, 405 W. Walnut St, Mabank, Tx., 75147.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jun

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 3, 2016

Williams Obit

Guy Russell Williams, 90, born January 21, 1926 in Lithonia, Ga., went to be with his Lord and Master on May 30, 2016 in Mesquite.
Guy served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and retired from Texas Instruments after 30 years.
He was a faithful elder to his church and a wonderful father and grandfather. His positive attitude and determined faith enabled him to fully enjoy 90 plus years of living.
Guy is preceeded in death by his wife Patsy Jane Reagin Williams.
Guy is survived by his children Jerry Michael and wife Judi Williams, Guy Richard and wife Nancy Williams and Deanna Lynn and husband Patrick Searle, grandchildren Michelle, Shannon, Joel, Joanna, Ryan, Jonathan, Katrina, Joshua and great-grandchildren Sarah, Jacob, Jordan, Adam, David, Darien, Danielle, Jhett, Stephanie, Amber, Bethany and numerous loving family and friends.
The viewing will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 6 followed by the funeral at noon at Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 13005 Greenville, Ave., Dallas in the Abbey Chapel.
If anyone desires to submit donations in lieu of flowers, please submit to Heritage Hospice of Texas, 1315 Brookside Dr. Hurst, Tx. 76053.

Jun

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 3, 2016

Dempsey Obit
Richard Frank Dempsey II, AKA (Juggy), died peacefully June 2, 2016 at his home in Mabank, at the age of 54.
Richard was born June 29, 1961 in Dade County, Florida to Patricia Meyers and Richard Dempsey I.
He was a successful business owner and passionate about his family. He mentored many and encouraged everyone to pursue their goals and dreams.
He was an avid Harley Davidson rider.
Richard is survived by his wife Lana Dempsey, children Heather Shaw and husband Brad, Harley Feltman and wife Lisa, grandchildren Richie, Aliyah, Jr., Aubree Ann, and numerous siblings.
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at his residence at 4 p.m. on July 3.