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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 30, 2016

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Funeral services for Johnnie Teague were held Nov. 25, 2016 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Bro. Jeff Moran officiating. Bro. Don Teague presented the obituary and eulogy.
Johnnie was born on May 7, 1930 in Mabank to parents Johnny W. and Winnie Zirah (Johnson) Sanderford and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 22, 2016 at the age of 86. Johnnie graduated Valedictorian of Mabank High School, class of 1947. She attended Henderson County Junior College and received her teaching degree from East Texas College in Commerce.
Johnnie was a public school teacher, teaching in the elementary schools at Eustace ISD, 1969-1977 and serving as the Elementary Principal during the latter part of her tenure.
Johnnie was a Christian and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Mabank in 1940 and remained an active member there until 1982. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana, 1982-2010 and was a current member at First Baptist Church of Waxahachie.
Johnnie was always active in WMU at First Baptist Church in Mabank and also taught Sunday school. She received her certification as a Master Gardener from Texas A&M and became a National Flower Show Judge.
Johnnie enjoyed being a part of the Halcyon Club, Kinslow House, bridge and book review clubs as well as several garden clubs. She took a mission trip to Rushlikon Seminary in Switzerland. Johnnie was a member of Order of the Eastern Star of Mabank and served as Worthy Matron. She was a wonderful and amazing lady, who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved her.
Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years Eugene (Sonny) Teague, daughter Kathy Herriage and husband Johnnie of Navarro County, son Larry Teague and wife Linda of Mabank, son Garry Teague and wife Sheila of Rice along with nine grandchildren, Randy Teague, John David Herriage and wife Jaime, Rachelle Morris and husband Mark, Justin Herriage and wife Heather, Shanna Lopez and husband David, Robby Valdez and wife Wendy, Chad Valdez, Jennifer Fisher and husband Jason and Robby Teague and wife Tiffany, 24 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Wanda Gardner and husband Charles and a host of friends and extended family.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : November 24, 2016

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Graveside services for Mary Gayle Lusk were held Nov. 26, 2016 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank with Rev. Mike Drinkard officiating.
Gayle was born on Nov. 10, 1957 in Mineral Wells and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 18, 2016 at the age of 59.
Gayle was adopted by Robert Eugene and Dorothy Mae (Evans) Koepf. Gayle was an amazing woman, mother and wife. She married her best friend, Johnny Ray Lusk, on March 27, 1976 in Lively.
Gayle loved to play Bingo, dominoes, video games and working a good word puzzle. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting and sewing. Gayle was a licensed beautician and also worked as a teacher’s aide and bus driver for the Mabank Independent School District. She loved getting together with her family and friends. Gayle’s favorite color was purple and her favorite song was One Day at a Time. She was Christian by faith. Gayle was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Gayle was preceded in death by her adopting parents.
She is survived by her loving husband Johnny Lusk of Gun Barrel City, son Danny Ray Lusk of Livingston, daughter Patricia Benitez and husband Jose of Athens, grandchildren Gloria Diane Pena, Cheyenne Pena, Lorenzo Benitez, Mariana Benitez, Galilea Benitez, Jennifer Lusk and Danielle Lusk and one great-granddaughter, 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 24, 2016

Robert Lee Ward was born on Oct. 3, 1934 in Livingston to parents Robert Lee and Katie (McDonald) Ward and entered into eternal rest on Nov. 20, 2016 at the age of 82.
Robert could be found wearing his Stetson hat and starched jeans, sitting on the front porch telling stories. He was mostly known as “pappy” to family, or “leather britches” at work. He loved the outdoors! His favorites included fishing at Middle Fork Lake and camping in Red River, N.M.
Robert was an amazing storyteller, he could do it all day if surrounded by friends and family. He was a truck driver for over 60 years and a proud Teamster member. Throughout those 60 years, he met many wonderful people and traveled all around the U.S. Although he loved to work, he cherished every memory with his friends and family the most. Robert was a very loving brother, husband and father, and was instantly family to anyone he ever met.
He will be deeply missed by those that had the opportunity to meet him, but his stories and memories will live on through his family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Billy (Bill) Jones.
He is survived by his loving wife Gayle Ward of Tool, son Robert (Butch) Lee Jr. and wife Nancy of Tool, son Charles Glen Ward of Angleton, grandson Charlie Ward and wife Melissa of College Station, granddaughter Michelle Hauck and husband Justin of Denton, great-granddaughter Rylee Hauck of Denton, sister Betty Louise Jones of Neches, sister Rebecca (Tootie) Aills of Palestine, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.