Oct

23

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 23, 2014

Rachelle Dixon

Rachelle Dixon

Funeral services for Rachelle Pauline Dixon, of Mabank, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday (today), Oct. 23, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Brian McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Van Zandt County.
Rachelle was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Dallas, to parents Jeff Doy and Polly (Johnson) Holmes and entered into eternal rest Oct. 20, 2014, at the age of 69.
Rachelle was always taking care of her family. She had a funny sense of humor.
Rachelle was a cake maker; she made them for special occasions like family birthdays and weddings. She enjoyed floral designing and was a professional seamstress.
Rachelle made doll and Barbie clothes. She loved going shopping.
Rachelle enjoyed going to the movies with her sister-in-law, and traveling with the girl gang: Luanna, DoraLee and Beverly.
She loved her soap operas and reading the National Enquirer. Rachelle once snuck onto the set of Little House on the Prairie and met the cast member Mrs. Olson.
She would travel to Dallas and go to the Sportatorium.
Rachelle enjoyed going to the VFW with her late husband.
She worked for over 36 years at Koral Industries in Ennis, where she supervised and manufactured fiberglass tubs. Rachelle was a faithful Christian and very loving, caring lady who will be missed dearly by those who loved her.
Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Vester Vanoven, who passed in 1980, second husband Grover Dixon, who passed in 2010, grandson Steven Lamb and infant brother Richard Holmes.
She is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Perdue and boyfriend Mike Molanders of Seven Points; sons John Watson of Mabank and William Watson of Dallas; grandson Jeremy Lamb and wife Ashley, Christopher Perdue and wife Jenna, Cody Perdue and wife Terri, Dakota Watson and wife Anissa and Montana Watson; adopted son Ronny Bird; granddaughters Lindsey Davis, and Bekah Davis and fiancé Justin; adopted granddaughter Brandi Garner; great-grandchildren Riley Lamb, Ella and Olly Watson; brothers Jeff, Ray, Donald, Wayne, Gene and Jesse Holmes; special friend Bobbie Cupp; a host of extended family and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Oct

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Jamie Moorhead

Jamie Moorhead

Funeral services for Jamie Kay (Southard) Moorhead, 57, of Gun Barrel City, were held Oct. 18, 2014, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel.
Moorhead was born Jan. 18, 1957, in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Jean and James Southard, and gave up her courageous two and half year battle with ALS on the evening of Oct. 13, 2014.
She grew up in New Mexico, was raised in the Kenna, N.M. Community Church, where she taught Sunday School.
She graduated from Elida, N.M. High School, and earned her Bachelors of Science and Masters in Psychology with honors from Eastern New Mexico University.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mabank, and a past clinic director of Lakes Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation Center in Terrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Kathleen and Frank Southard, Margie and Mays Jenkins, Delia Jenkins, nephew Slade Southard, and the many other aunts and uncles that were pioneer ranching families around the community of Kenna, N.M., where she grew up.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Moorhead; cherished son Evan Moorhead and fiance Brittany Willingham; sister Kate Southard; brothers Sam Southard and wife Melissa, Tim Southard and wife Laura; grandson Mason Moorhead; step-mother Betty Southard; schoolmates and lifelong friends the Elida divas Cindy Boone, Betty Price and Ann Pettigrew; numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws; other family members and friends.

Oct

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Jack Cates

Jack Cates

Funeral services for Jack L. “Von Khristopher” Cates, of Kemp, were held Oct. 17, 2014, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with Rev. Don Teague officiating. Interment followed at King Cemetery.
Jack was born Feb. 25, 1938, in Straw Plains, Tenn., to parents John and Veda (Oglesby) Cates, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 13, 2014, at the age of 76.
Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.
He loved livestock and attending his Saturday afternoon auctions. Jack enjoyed being outdoors fishing and working with his flowers.
He worked for 50 years in construction building homes. Jack built the press boxes at the football stadium in North Richland Hills.
He was Baptist by faith. He was a loving and caring man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Eddie Cates, Paul Cates, Bill Cates and Jessie Cates, and niece Cathy Cates.
He is survived by his loving wife, Toni Ferioli, of Kemp; sons Larry Cates of Arlington and David Cates and wife Judy of Enchanted Oaks; daughter Angela Crawford and husband Cary of Burleson; step-daughters Christine Lenzen of Mineral Wells, Lisa Lenzen of Inverness, Fla., and Jennifer Williams and husband Frank of Weatherford; stepsons John Lenzen and wife Dawn of East Providence, R.I., Tony Lenzen of East Providence, R.I., and Michael Ferioli of East Providence, R.I.; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers Doyle Cates of Tenn., and Homer Cates of Tenn.; sisters Lena Pankey of Tenn., Carolyn Cates and husband Eugene of Tenn., and Bonnie Long of Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews; other loving family members and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Jack’s honor to American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org/donate.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.