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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 6, 2014

Larry Moran

Larry Moran

Funeral services for Larry W. Moran, of Seven Points, were held Nov. 5, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Charles Moran officiating. Interment followed the service at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.
Larry was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Kemp, to parents Cecil and Helen (Rachel) Moran, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 31, 2014, at the age of 78.
Larry loved woodworking and was a master craftsman. He enjoyed talking, especially about history.
Larry was in the United States Navy and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He was on the board at East Texas Medical Center in Athens and served as a volunteer for the Tool Fire Department.
Larry was a member of First Assembly of Sanford, Florida. He was a very loving and caring man who will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers James, Billy and Carol.
He is survived by his wife, Oma Lou Moran, of Seven Points; daughter Laura Jenkins of Olive Branch, Miss.; step-sons Philip Ivy of Waco and Michael Ivy of Hickory Creek; step-daughter Michele Bryce of Rowlett; grandchildren Kristie Poole, Morgan and Nathan Haley; step-granddaughter Christi Schluter; great-granddaughters Alyssa Rines, Reese McDaniel, Sydney Lee and Ainslie Haley; step-great-grandchildren Demi Bayless, Alyssa Bayless, Ethan Schluter and Zachary Schluter; sisters Margaret Drummond of Cross Roads and Bonnie Bennett of Cross Roads; brother Charles Moran of Pampa; numerous nieces and nephews; other loving relatives and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 6, 2014

Dennis Harrison

Dennis Harrison

Funeral services for Dennis Felix Harrison, were held Nov. 6, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Donnie Burrow officiating. Interment followed the service at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Dennis was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Paragold, Ark. to parents Felix and Martha (Williams) Harrison, and entered into eternal rest Oct. 31, 2014 at the age of 92.
Dennis was in the United States Navy from 1942-45 and was in World War II.
He loved to write poetry and drove a truck until he was 88, driving was his passion.
Dennis was Baptist by faith and was a member of the Payne Springs Baptist Church. He was a very loving and caring man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife Juanita Harrison, daughter Deanna Lea Harrison Thatcher, sister Permelia Whiteside, brothers Alvie, Donald, Marlin, Zane and Norman.
He is survived by his daughter, Betty Lou Spalinger and husband Ed of Oakridge, Ore.; sons Larry Dennis Harrison and wife Susan of Gun Barrel City and Sidney Alfred Harrison of Forney; daughter Dennita Joyce Burrow and husband Gary of Forney; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 6, 2014

Bessie Bennett

Bessie Bennett

On December 4, 1940, in Marble, Ark., a beautiful baby entered into this world to Rachel Emma and Clyde Everett Fredrick.
Now back in those days, midwives would deliver babies. The midwife that helped deliver this little bundle was blind in one eye and practically couldn’t see out of the other, bless her heart.
Due to her declaration immediately after the birth, the sweet baby’s parents lovingly chose to name him John Henry. Now John Henry is a rather nice name, but pretty soon it became apparent that it wasn’t quite appropriate for this child. He was a she. And so a new name was settled on. Bessie Lea Fredrick.
Bessie was one of six siblings. Anyone who knew Bessie knows that she was so full of overwhelming compassion, and that’s how she was as a child. She was a caretaker to her siblings, always ready to receive discipline for their mishaps. She didn’t want to see them sad or hurt. She was a protector.
Bessie attended school with a handsome young fellow named Alonzo “Boogie” Bennett. As young teenagers they fell in love and before too long, they married. Boogie was in the Army and Bessie worked at Sears for a short period of time.
She eventually had four babies, and sadly, she miscarried another. She loved staying home and raising her children.
She once had dreams of becoming a nurse. She was made to take care of others. After she had her children, Linda, Sherrie, Ramona, and Mark, she found her true calling was to be a wife and Mama, and later a Grandma, and later still a Great-Grandma. She was so blessed to have one son, three daughters, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was the absolute best Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.
Bessie was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease in her mid-twenties. That was just the beginning of a long life of physical struggles as a result of that terrible disease. She suffered cysts on her kidneys and liver, high blood pressure, aortic dissection, brain aneurisms and arterial fibrillation, among many other things.
She lived on dialysis until she was blessed with a kidney transplanted from one of her loving daughters, the only one of her children who did not inherit the disease.
During her many years of struggling with the symptoms of PKD, her daughter, Linda, also had to fight for her life as well. She gained her freedom from PKD in 2006 when she found her place with God.
Although day-to-day living was often difficult and tiring for Bessie, she continued to do all that she could to be a blessing to those around her.
She once took in a child who was terminally ill and cared for him.
Bessie and Boogie began attending the Mabank Church of Christ around 1981 where they have been members since. She always attended when she was able and was a beautiful example to others of God’s children.
After over 20 years, Bessie’s transplanted kidney began to fail and she, once again, needed to live on dialysis. She spent many, many years in and out of the hospitals with Boogie always at her side caring for her. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary Oct. 25, 2014 in the hospital together.
From the time Bessie first put on Jesus as her Savior, to her last breath, she lived with the goal of meeting Jesus.
On Oct. 28, 2014, at 2:48 a.m., she was given the highest honor of being called Home to live with Him.