Apr

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 3, 2014

Memorial services for Gail Haynes, 65, are set for 1 p.m. Thursday (today), April 3, 2014 at Grace Community Church in Mabank.
Haynes was born April 19, 1948, in Eden, N.C., to Winona and Peachy Haynes, and died at home March 29, 2014, in Scurry.
She retired from the Bureau of Federal Prisons in 2006 after a long and successful career.
She was a proud member of the Cedar Creek Garden Club and was president for the past two years. She had a passion for working in the yard, recycling, shopping and playing Mahjong with friends. She also cherished her many beloved dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Diehl of Scurry; five step-children; eight grandchildren; sister Merenda Haynes; and brother-in-law David Olds of Corpus Christi.
She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to your favorite cancer research fund.

Apr

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 3, 2014

Services for Wanell Jones, 80, of Eustace, were held March 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Eustace with Pastor Paul McKinney officiating. Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery.
Jones was born Oct. 19, 1933, in Eustace, to Vertis (Beason) and Charles Ballow, and died March 27, 2014.
She was born and raised in Eustace and graduated from Eustace High School.
She collected Fenton White Hobnail Glassware. She enjoyed playing dominoes, gardening and traveling in her RV to Alaska and many Bluegrass festivals.
She retired from Continental Insurance in 1992 after 36 years.
She was married 52 years before her husband’s passing in 2007.
She was Baptist by faith and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eustace.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Jones, and best friend Corrie Mosley.
Survivors include her sons, Roy Jones and wife Kathy, Randy Jones and wife Jan, all of Eustace; grandsons Troy Jones, Kenny Samford and wife Meagan, Chance Samford and wife Yolanda; granddaughter Crystal Garrison and husband Terry; nine great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.
The family thanks Wanell’s home healthcare team.
Condolences may be posted at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Apr

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 3, 2014

Funeral services for Sallie Mae Hammer, 91, of Athens, are set for 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Hensley officiating. Interment will follow at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Hammer was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Texas, to Cynthia (Blackabey) and Rufus Chitty, and died March 30, 2014.
She was lovingly known as “Memaw” by her grandchildren and “Meme” by her great-grandchildren. Her greatest love was her family.
She enjoyed doing crafts, and sewing and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and collecting dolls.
She received a diploma from the Payne Springs School.
She was a Bluebirds Den Mother and enjoyed attending The Payne Springs Fourth of July Picnic.
She was Methodist by faith and attended Payne Springs United Methodist Church.
She was a very loving and caring lady, who will be missed by all who knew her.
Shee was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon Hammer, brother Buck Chitty, and sisters Nora Bell Howell and Christine Williams.
Survivors include her daughters, Linda Cross and husband Johnny of Gun Barrel City, Vernell Wells of Garland; grandchildren Bryan, Denny, John and Gina; 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other loving family members and friends.
Condolences may be posted at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.