Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 7, 2017

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Vinson Obit


Beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend Suzanna “Suzie” Ruth Vinson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 27, 2016 at ETMC in Athens.
Memorial service is pending.
Suzie was born to Robert “Bob” and Patsy Finley Vinson on July 25,1966 in Dallas.
Suzie graduated from Mabank High School, class of 1984, and then attended TVCC working toward her nursing degree. At graduation, she went to work at Terrell Columbia Hospital in Terrell as a Med-Surg and Pediatric nurse.
Later, she changed to home health and spent the last 17 years with Bridgeway Home Health. Taking care of her patients was a labor of love.
Suzie loved raising her Siberian Huskies and Akita dogs. She also loved cutting out wood crafts on the scroll saw and fishing on the lake. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Seven Points and enjoyed helping in whatever capacity they needed help.
Another love of hers were her nieces and nephews who called her “Aunt SueSue”.
Family who preceded her are her father, grandparents, Willie Joe Finley, Earnest “Blackie” and Mildred Werner Vinson.
Survivors are her mother Patsy, brothers Ronald “Eddie” and wife Shannon Ayers with children Nathan, Joe and Shyanne Vinson, Jason and wife Heather Koelsch with children Matthew and Julianne, grandmother Mamie Ruth Finley, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a special sister Dorothy Max.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Four Mile Lutheran Church with interment following the service at Four Mile Lutheran Cemetery.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 3, 2017

Sherry Carolyn Patterson, 77, passed from this life at her home in Kemp on Dec. 20, 2016. Sherry was born on April 6, 1939 to parents Edgar and Blanche Tharp.
Sherry attended school in Kemp and graduated from Kemp High School in 1957. She married Harold Patterson on Nov. 12, 1955. They lived in Mesquite until his death in 1995. Sherry returned to Kemp and was there until her death.
Sherry was preceded in death by husband Harold Patterson and parents Edgar and Blanche Tharp.
Sherry leaves behind one daughter Connie Lynn Felt and son-in-law Steven Felt. She also leaves granddaughter Laci Brewer and great-grandson Conar of Mesquite. Sherry is also survived by sisters Mary Rene Cline of Kaufman, Elaine Collard, Eloise Fortner, Nancy Smith and brother Michael Tharp, all of Kemp. She also leaves behind many other family members and more friends.
Sherry will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Singing was a big part of our family with Sherry always there playing the piano and singing along.
Interment was in the Kemp Cemetery Dec. 31, 2016.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : January 27, 2017

Bill Mack Nikirk was born on April 8, 1941 and joined his Lord on Jan. 16, 2017 in Dallas at the age of 75 years, nine months and 15 days.
Born in Decatur and raised in Alvord, he graduated from Alvord High School. Bill was the youngest of seven children born to May Prince Nikirk and Lewis Nikirk.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and stood Honor Guard for John F. Kennedy. Bill worked for Texas Bitulithic Company, a division of APAC and Ashland Oil for over 20 years. He retired from the construction company and in 1982 went to work for the City of Irving, where he retired with over 20 years from their street department.
He moved just outside of Kerens in 2004, where he and his wife Judy A. Nikirk lived until his passing.
Bill loved his family above all earthly things and knew his Lord, but was quite a private person. He loved to sit in the garage at home and look out, smoke a cigarette or cigar and drink a beer.
Bill loved the open air and was a good neighbor and friend to those that knew him. He was a prankster and loved a good joke. Bill loved his farm animals and his animal kids (two dogs and three cats).
He was a great husband and the time they were married (35 years as of Dec. 31) seemed like a very, very short time. They were glad the Lord was fit to give them that time together.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Renee Nikirk and great-grandson Zade Richey.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy Nikirk of Kerens, sons Joseph Richey of Fort Worth, Randall Smith of Crowley, Russell Nikirk and Donna of Macon, Ga. and Rodger Featherston and Alex of Austin, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.