Jan

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 22, 2016

Graveside services for James “Dick” Brown, 87, of Gilmer, were held Jan. 21, 2016, at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, with Phillip Bryant officiating under the direction of Croley Funeral Home.
Brown passed away Jan. 18, 2016, in Gilmer. He was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Quanah, to George T. and Naomi Box Brown.
He married Yvonne Bishop Brown Oct. 4, 1945.
Brown served in the United States Air Force, and later worked as a maintenance engineer for 40 years for Mrs. Baird’s.
Brown is survived by his daughter, Lavonne Jones and husband Wayne of Gilmer; sister Vaneta Lane of Vernon; grandchildren Ronald James Crutsinger, Kevin Allen Crutsinger; four great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Yvonne Bishop Brown (2012), daughter Loretta Crutsinger (1999), sister Jewel Seaton, and granddaughter Christina Patterson (2001).
Please leave online condolences at www.croleyfh.net.

Jan

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 20, 2016

CRISP OBIT PHOTO

On Jan. 13, 2016, Harold “Sonny” Milton Crisp went to be with the Lord and Savior.
He was born Dec. 11, 1939.
Sonny was a devoted servant of the Lord, first and foremost. He loved to serve his community and did so for 20 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Jim Wells County Sheriff’s Office, where he promoted to the rank of sergeant. He also served his community as Constable during his 20 year career.
The citizens for which Sonny work, were a large part of his life. Sonny loved his family without question. He often said, “I never had anything to give but love.” That was enough for anyone who knew Sonny.
Sonny was preceded in death by his father, Paul Thomas Crisp, mother Mary Alice White, and daughters Angela Crossland and Deborah Sullivan.
Sonny is survived by his wife, Jewel Crisp, sisters Paula Roux and Florence Wilson; daughters Tammy Farris, Brenda Mach, Janice Gammon, Mary Donaldson; son Glenn Crisp, 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Sonny was a man of principles, honor, courage, love and a selfless servant. God Bless you, we will miss you until we meet again.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Jan

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 20, 2016

Gragson Obit

Carl Andy Gragson, Sr., 77, was born May 4, 1938, in Dallas to George H. Gragson and Josie Ellen Price Gragson, and passed away Jan. 9, 2016, at his home in Payne Springs.
He owned and operated Andy’s House Moving and Leveling in Dallas for many years until health issues forced his retirement.
He enjoyed taking part and being in the middle of whatever was going on around him.
He is preceded in death by his parents and son Darrell Gragson.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Charletta Gragson, children Carl Andy Gragson Jr., Connie Garvin and husband Ronnie, Susan Benavidez and husband Michael, Julie Williams and husband Kenneth Martin; brother Leroy Gragson and wife Noreta, sister Mary Lou Able, 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 12, 2016, at Moorhead Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.