Jul

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 6, 2014

Funeral services for Linus Floyd Mooney, 76, of Tool, were held July 2, 2014, at the Styx Church of Christ with Kenneth Bell and Kenneth Maddox officiating under the direction of Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Interment followed at Guthrie Cemetery in Seven Points.
Mooney was born Feb. 17, 1938, in Corsicana, to Jessie Velma (Dickson) and John Clarence Mooney, and died June 29, 2014.
He was a loving, caring family man who enjoyed being around his wife, children and friends.
He was good at many things and was a truck driver until his health would no longer permit it.
He enjoyed working on his tractor. He loved plowing, planting and dirt work. At one time, he had the best peach orchard in the county.
When he was young, he earned a black belt in the martial arts form of Jiu-Jitsu.
He loved animals, especially goats. He could play, look at and talk about goats all day.
He was a member of the Styx Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Junior Mooney and daughter-in-law Donna Newman Mooney.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Joanne Mooney; sons Rocky Mooney of Denton, Dusty Mooney and wife Teresa of Tool; grandchildren Elizabeth Bolle and husband David of Longview, Laura Spencer and husband Martin of Seven Points; great-grandchildren Katelynn Rose Bolle and Emmalin Bolle, both of Longview, Nicholas Spencer of Seven Points; brother Roddy Mooney of Scurry; sister Wanda Holland and husband Chris of Wills Point; many other family and friends.
Condolences may be posted at www.moorheadepps.com.

Jul

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 6, 2014

Bonnie Wilson

Bonnie Wilson

Graveside services for Bonnie Merle Wilson, 82, were held June 20, 2014, at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Wilson was born July 25, 1931, in Van Zandt County, to Mattie (Henson) and James Byers, and died June 16, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Elmer and James Marvin Byers, twin Lonnie Earl Byers, sisters Letha Laverne Harper and Nellie Mae Boyd.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, John Robert Wilson, Sr.; children Wayne, Ronnie and Mackie Pope, and Brenda Pryor; stepchildren Donna Lynn Kelley, John R. Wilson, Jr., Carol Ann DeMaio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers Vernon Ray and Jimmie Wayne Byers; sisters Claudia Westmoreland, Hazel Weaver, Patsy Ashton, Shirley Roman and Edie Featherston; sister-in-law Rosemary Barber; nephew Johnny Barber, both of Tupelo, Miss.

Jun

29

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 29, 2014

Dennis James Fitzgerald

Dennis James Fitzgerald

Dennis James Fitzgerald, of Mabank, was born on April 12, 1940 in Farina, Illinois to parents Edward Fitzgerald and Eleanor (Rungee) and went to be with the Lord on June 17, 2014 at the age of 74.
Dennis attended Odessa High School. Dennis a 1st Class Chief Petty Officer, served honorably as a diver and flight analyst and lived in the Philippines for a time.
He married his wife Linda in July of 1960 in Odessa, TX. He was retired from the United States Navy. He earned his teaching degree and he taught at Kaufman ISD as a wood and metal shop teacher. He enjoyed traveling, collecting relics from his travels, teaching survival skills and gunsmithing. He was a member of the Canton Masonic Lodge and a faithful member of Old Bethel Baptist Missionary Church.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; Edward Fitzgerald and Eleanor Wright, step-father George Curry, brother Jerry Fitzgerald and stepbrother G.G. Curry
He is survived by his wife Linda, daughter Paula Fitzgerald- Young and husband Jesse Neal, son James Fitzgerald and wife Juliette, grandchildren Tasha Hyde – Scarlett and husband Brad, Krystal Borden and husband Jason, Christina Fitzgerald, and James Fitzgerald, great-grandchildren McKenna, Preslie, Allie and Drake, brothers Buddy Wright, Bobby Wright and wife Paula Ruth, step-brother Glenn Curry and wife Debbie, step-sister Phyllis Koehl.
Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Old Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Van Zandt County with Rev. Adam Key officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to the American Cancer Society.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.