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09

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

Funeral services for Marcus “Marc” Lee Crumbley were held Sept. 7 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Bob Patterson officiating. Interment followed the service at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Marc was born in Wilson on Dec. 22, 1933 to parents Horace Mack and Iva (Key) Crumbley and entered into eternal rest on Sept. 2, 2016 at the age of 82.
Marc served in the United States Army as a SP4. He was married to the love of his life nearly 64 years. Marc loved traveling and was a member of Sam’s Travel Club. He enjoyed trout fishing in Colorado and being outdoors riding his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.
Marc was a former owner of a sign manufacturing business. He also owned a pawn shop, “Pioneer Pawn”. Marc was a member of the Church of Christ in Mabank. He was a very loving and caring man who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Marc was preceded in death by his parents, brother Billy Wayne Crumbley and brother Don Crumbley.
He is survived by his loving wife Joan Crumbley of Mabank, son Bradley Crumbley and wife Anna of Garland, daughter Marquitta Saye of Mabank, grandson Andrew Abrahmson and wife Tobi of Mabank, grandson Robby Saye and wife Mary of The Colony, granddaughter Kalyn Krause and husband Erik of California, grandson Bradley Scott II of North Carolina, granddaughter Shannon Crumbley of Oklahoma City, Okla.,granddaughter Mandy Clagg and husband Brian of Oklahoma City, Okla.,grandson Arron Smithhart and wife Melanie of Kaufman, grandson Chet Smithhart and wife Katlin of Lake Dallas, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, 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 Bill Jamison were held Sept. 10 at Mabank Church of Christ with Bob Patterson officiating. Interment followed the service at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Bill was born July 10, 1944 in Red River County and died Sept. 6, 2016 at the Mabank Nursing Home.
His parents were James L. Jamison and Juanita Jamison of Clarksville, grandparents were Jack and Velma Dawson and Doak and Tillie Jamison of Clarksville.
Bill was the former Mabank Auto Mechanics teacher and also taught in Gilmer, Marshall and Warren, Ark. He was an insurance agent for Farm Bureau Insurance and received the status of Master Agent. He served as agency manager in Smith, Greg and Upshur counties.
Bill attended Texas A&M, Texas A&M Commerce, as well as Texas Tech, Pittsburgh State, University of Kansas and Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock. He ministered to congregations in Gail, Hagansport and Shirley, Dove Creek, Colo. and McCune, Kan. In 1969, he married Viarinne Sanders Jamison, his wife for 47 years.
He is survived by his wife, sons Jamey Jamison of Little Elm, Casey Jamison of Mabank, daughter Jessica Jamison of Arlington, grandsons Justice Womack of Arlington and Cayson Jamison of Canton, sister Jane Westbrook of Weatherford, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Caring Hearts Hospice, especially nurse Kay, Tammy and hospice aide Christina, who were so caring and diligent. Thank you to the Mabank Nursing Home nurses and staff who guided us through this difficult time. Thank you to Dr. Koerth and the staff of Lakeland Medical Center for keeping Bill alive for so long.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Sep

02

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 2, 2016

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Emma Lea Ward was born in Colorado City to Don and Lucille Blassingame on July 18, 1941 and passed away on August 30, 2016.
She graduated from Colorado City High School as Salutatorian in 1959. Emma attended Tarleton University and completed her degree in computer science at Trinity Valley Community College in 1987.
She married Bobby Ward, her high school sweetheart, on December 31, 1960. They lived in San Diego, California, while Bobby served in the Navy and moved back to Texas after his service. They were married 56 years.
Emma has two sons, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She valued family time and enjoyed spending holidays and other special times with her sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren. Her family always says that if you look up mother or grandmother in the dictionary you would find her picture.
She served her community as a CASA volunteer and as a member of the Larue United Methodist Church. Over the past seven years she and Bobby have received numerous awards for their service to CASA. During that time she helped over 40 children.
Emma enjoyed many hobbies such as woodcarving, sewing, beadwork, woodburning, painting, and gardening.
Over the years she also worked for Gulf Life Insurance, Kaufman First United Methodist Church, Kaufman County Appraisal District, and Henderson County Appraisal District.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Lucille Blassingame and her granddaughter Ashley Ward.
She is survived by her husband Bobby Ward of Larue; son Eric Ward and wife Sonya of Mabank, son Brad Ward and wife Anna of Dallas, granddaughter Amber Ward Kimball and husband Jason of Richardson, grandsons Brady and Austin Ward, and great-grandson Lex Ward Kimball.
Other remaining family includes her sister Carol Davis and husband Tommy of Granbury, brother David Blassingame and wife Judy of Fort Worth, brother-in-law Danny Ward and wife Lois of Powderly, brother-in-law Leon Ward and wife Reba of Big Spring, Aunt Martha Hamilton of Friona and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you to donate to CASA of Trinity Valley, First United Methodist Church of Larue, or Cedar Lake Hospice. You can donate to CASA of Trinity Valley at www.casaoftv.org or by check to CASA of Trinity Valley, PO Box 2259, Athens, Texas 75751. To donate to FUMC please send donations to FUMC of Larue, 11259 CR 4353, Larue, Texas 75770. To donate to Cedar Lake Hospice please send donations to 104 South Terry St., Malakoff, Texas 75148.