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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 15, 2017

Funeral Services for Joseph Dean Scarborough, Jr. were held March 15, 2017 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Bro. Larry Reneau officiating. Interment followed the service at Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Joseph was born Aug. 7, 1947, in Mt. Pleasant, to parents Joseph Dean Scarborough, Sr. and Nell Eugenia (Howard) Scarborough and went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 10, 2017, at the age of 69.
He spent his formative years in Mt. Pleasant followed by graduation from John Tyler High School. Joseph then went to Texas A&M University in College Station, where he earned his Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with honors, in addition to being elected by the student body to represent Ag Sciences as the student Senator and subsequently serving as a member of the Ag Teacher Association and A&M Alumni Association.
During his post graduate work, Joseph was also instrumental in writing the curriculum for the state for Equine Science, as well as Wildlife Management, while he taught six years in Henderson and Scurry Rosser before beginning his career in Mabank, where he retired after 25 years of teaching.
Throughout his lifetime, Joseph enjoyed working with and teaching others how to train and ride horses, in addition to taking pleasure in almost anything while surrounded by the great outdoors, including hunting and fishing.
He served as Vice President and then President of Ducks Unlimited organization.
Baptist by faith, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Mabank for 30 years.
Joseph was a very loving and caring man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was known and respected by his family, friends and students as a man of integrity who worked to instill the importance of your word and strong character. Everyone who knew him trusted he could be counted on if need arose, even his students, who have continued to stay in touch to share their appreciation as the years have passed.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents and brother Johnny Scarborough.
He is survived by his loving wife Mary Scarborough of Mabank, brother JW Scarborough and wife Vonda of Beckville, sisters Reba Caraway Scarborough of Whitehouse, Sherry Ann Thornton and husband Douglas of Tyler, Nelda Cox and husband Will of Mineola and Mary Sue Carter and husband Woody of Tyler, son Joseph David Scarborough and wife Christine of Princeton, daughter Melissa Scarborough of Dallas, grandchildren Ashley, Logan, Justin, Madison, Jordan, Jasmine and Joey, many nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Mar

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 15, 2017

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Wayne Harrison of Mabank passed away in Malakoff recently. He was born in Shreveport, La., to Ernest Malcolm Harrison and Lula McClellen.
Wayne loved to travel and got to do so by serving his country in the Air Force and Korean War. He worked as an Aeronautical Engineer, which also provided opportunities to travel around the country to many different jobs in the aeronautical industry with his wife Lou Ann Galloway Harrison.
Wayne was a man of many words, not only did he laugh all the time, he loved to debate with you and to ‘tell ya’ what you needed to do, even though he may not be right. A few of his favorite pastimes were his beer and pipe and the love of a good college football game, especially USC where he graduated college. He was partial to San Diego, and anywhere with lots of sunshine, horse races and slots.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Lula Harrison, brothers James D., Earl and Lester Harrison, sisters Ernestine Wallis, Doris Horton and Margaret L. Harrison.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Lou Ann Harrison, daughters Dara Mills, Pam Sandstrom, son Don Harrison, niece Deba Von Gremp, mother-in-law Louise Galloway and brother-in-laws Craig Galloway, David Galloway and Scott Galloway. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
A memorial has been established in his name at Adopt A Happy Tail, Inc., animal rescue organization. Donations may be made at HappyTailsofGBC.org. (903) 880-4124. P.O. Box 1303, Mabank, TX 75147.
Online condolences can be made at www.tomlinsonfuneral.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 10, 2017


RB Dickerson was born on April 8,1938 to Robert Pickins and Bessie Cause Dickerson. He entered into eternal rest on March 6, 2017.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one great-grandson, five brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Judy Dickerson of Mabank, sons Michael Raney and wife Maria of Arlington, Kevin Greene of Gun Barrel City, Bradley Dickerson and wife Brandi of Kemp, daughters LaTonya Jordan and husband Todd of Ft. Worth, Cheryl Nichols and husband Dee of Mabank, Dana Rankin and husband Bartt of Gun Barrel City, Angie Matthews and husband Larry of Canton, 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, sister Jeanette Brooks and husband LaVarl of Iowa Park, brother Ray and wife Jean Dickerson of Seminole and several nieces and nephews.
He worked for Centennial Radiator for 24 years then became the owner and operator of Reliable Radiator in Gun Barrel City. He was a very loving husband, father and papa.
The service was officiated by Brother George Yarger from Harbor Baptist Church in Payne Springs March 8, 2017.