May

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 6, 2016

A memorial service for Daniel Sonka will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016, at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool.
Daniel was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Ennis and died Jan. 16, 2016, after a short illness.
The Department of Veterans Affairs honored Daniel in a memorial service May 9 and in Bonham May 10.
Dan graduated from Ennis High School in 1945.
He enlisted July 16, 1946 and attended Engineering School at Kelly Field 1956 to October 1972 Field, becoming a draftsman. He was stationed at Geiger Field, Spokane, Wash. He was honorably discharged Dec. 30, 1947.
Dan had several part-time jobs while attending Arlington State College. He graduated in 1957 with an Associate of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He worked for Gifford Hill-American Inc. from 1956 to 1972 as a design technician and sales representative from 1972-73.
He also worked for Bowles & Edens Co., in Dallas as a sales representative from December 1973 to March 1991.
Dan and his wife, Fran, were married May 13, 1991. Being an only child, he now had five brothers.
Dan was a member of the Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool.
Dan was a loving, caring friend, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was a man of many talents. He loved to dance and he was very good at it. His hobby was glass blowing and had a booth on the weekends in Grand Prairie. He should have been an artist. He was also good at painting and sketching the projects he was always doing.
He enjoyed working the elections for Henderson County.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Daniel (Joe D.) and Jarretta Jaresh Sonka, grandparents Mary (Lanick) and John Sonka from Czechoslovakia, and Annie (Petre) and Ed Jaresh from Czechoslovakia.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Fran Sonka, stepchildren Linda Burton, Larry Burton, Beverly and Lloyd Groves; grandchildren Kathryn and Randy Martin, Morgan Groves, Maegan and John Jauhal, Carly Burton, Charla Burton; great-grandchildren Chandler, Brady, Elijah and Jaxen; cousins Mildred McDonald, Adele Janak and Harold Straud, Helen Skracek, Carolyn and Wayne McDonald, Brenda and Gary McDonald, Lisa and Keith McDonald.
Dan loved the Cedar Creek Lake area and was proud to call this home.

May

06

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 6, 2016

Services for Wanda Lue Moore of Gun Barrel City, were held Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Beacon Church of Christ in Gun Barrel City. Wanda was born on June 1, 1942 in Athens, Texas to parents William and Kathryn (Wright) Dosser and entered into eternal rest on May 2, 2016 at the age of 73. Wanda loved her children and enjoyed to travel. She was able to do both by traveling overseas to visit with her son, Leslie, while he was serving our country in the United States Air Force. She enjoyed researching her genealogy, going on camping trips, reading, and watching T. V. especially Ghost Hunters. Wanda was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed tremendously by those who loved her.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie Moore Sr., brother William M. Dosser and sister, Barbara Dosser.
She is survived by son, Leslie Moore and wife Lorraine of Rockledge, Fla., son William Moore and wife Donna of Gun Barrel City, daughter Kathy Moore of Gun Barrel City, grandsons Nicholas and Louis Palesano of Pasadena, Calif., niece Pat Quick and George Arndt of Ft. Worth, niece Shelly Dosser, nephews David, Billy and Andrew Dosser of Garland, nephew Mark Bandy of Kaufman, nephew Jerry Dosser of Pilot Point, Texas more family and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made on line at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

May

04

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 4, 2016

DUCKWORTH OBIT

Services for Bernice Reagan “Mickey” Duckworth were held April 29, 2016, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Pyle Prairie Cemetery in Kemp.
Mickey was born Jan. 8, 1934, in Kaufman County, to parents Randall Lanson Duckworth, and Kitty Bell Allen, and entered into eternal rest April 27, 2016, at the age of 82.
Mickey loved his grandchildren. He was mechanically inclined and a hard worker. Mickey loved being outdoors on his tractor, mowing. He worked 25 years at Double EE. Mickey had many friends who loved and cherished him. He will by dearly missed by all.
Mickey was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Randall Duckworth and Dan Duckworth, sisters Avis Kay Williams and Margie Lunsford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Juanita R. Duckworth of Kemp, son Mickey Duckworth and wife Debbie of Balch Springs, son Billy Duckworth of Peeltown, son Chuck Duckworth of Seven Points, daughter Daisy Ruth Duckworth-Prewitt and husband John of Terrell, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, sister Lyndall Jarvis and husband Joe of Mesquite, brother George Leo Duckworth of Seagoville, sister Laverne Tucker and husband James of Mesquite, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.