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24

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 24, 2014

Charles Deering

Charles Deering

Charles “Harold” Deering was born July 1, 1936, in Reed, Okla., to Levi Jackson Deering and Julia Mae Nesmith Deering.
After a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease, Harold was welcomed in Heaven after peacefully passing away July 15, 2014, at the age of 78.
Harold grew up in Pampa, Texas, and served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-58 and was recommisioned from 1961-62.
Harold married Martha Jean McFadden Aug. 14, 1958, in Pampa, and together they have five children, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Harold began his career in the construction business as an operators engineer for Cabot Corporation and spent the majority of his career as a district manager for Harnishfeger Corporation selling heavy construction equipment.
Harold loved to hunt, fish, play cards and Dominoes, tell jokes and attend anything his grandchildren were involved in.
Harold is survived by his wife, Jean, of Rockwall, Texas; daughter Shaurie; grandchildren Bailey and Reese of Rockwall, Texas; son Dayne, wife Shana and grandchildren Ashley, Heather, Nathan and Timmy of Haslett, Texas; and great-granddaughters Lexi and Sadie; son Shayne, wife Nancy and granddaughter Ashley of Mabank, Texas; daughter Shelly and grandchildren Brett and Kylie of McKinney, Texas; son Chad, wife Adrianna, grandsons Lucian and John of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren Britney, Keegan and Tate of Marble Falls, Texas.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Levi Jackson, mother Julie Mae, sisters Juanita Mae and Wanda, and brother Glendon.
A memorial service was held July 20, 2014, at Eubanks of Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of Harold be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Jul

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 17, 2014

Ronald Reed

Ronald Reed

A funeral service for Ronald Lynn Reed, 57, was held June 24, 2014, at Anderson Clayton Funeral Home in Kemp. Interment followed at Baker Cemetery in Tolosa.
Reed was born Sept. 26, 1956, to Mildred and Billy Reed, and died June 15, 2014.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, grandparents Annie and Clifton Smith, and Pearl and Evert Reed, nephew Jeffrey Reed, and cousins Jeremy Doss and Sam Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Marianne Reed; daughters Amanda Michelle Vaughn and partner Amanda Ward, and Kristy Patterson; son Chase Reed and wife Michelle; grandchildren Monica Reed, Marissa and Shawn Vaughn, Chastity, Justin, Caleb and Jayden Reed, and Alexis and Latisha Patterson; sister Diane Bookman and husband John; brothers Dicky Reed and wife Bonita, Terry Reed and wife Patty; and dog Ziggy.

Jul

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 17, 2014

Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas

Funeral services for Grace R. Thomas, 105, of Gun Barrel City, were held July 12, 2014, at Laurel Land.
Thomas was born Sept. 5, 1908, in Bonham, to Grace E. (McRae) and William B. Hardy, and died July 8, 2014.
She was one of nine siblings.
She graduated from Bonham High in 1926.
She and her husband, Charles, were married in 1933, after she attended Texas Tech University.
She was active in the garden club, attended doll classes, and was a Master Bridge player, who played three times a week.
She enjoyed going to Ladies Bible Class, and the fellowship of Elm Wood Church and Cliffwood Church of Christ.
She was a city girl who came to live in Gun Barrel City nine years ago, where she became associated with the sweetest people in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
Noma Chris Parkhouse was considered her second family.
She did not live forever as she planned, but lived life well to the end.
She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1978.
Survivors include her sons, Brad Thomas and wife Susan, Cordell Thomas and wife Beverly; grandchildren Chris Thomas and wife Penny, Kimberly Thomas, Shawn and Scott Veltman; great-grandchildren Taylor and Jon Veltman, Riley and Delaney Thomas.