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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 24, 2014

Howard Dewaine Gilbert, 78, of Mabank, was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Van, to Ollie (Price) and John Howard Gilbert, and died July 20, 2014, in Tyler.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 24, 2014

Elsie Levera Kennedy

Elsie Levera Kennedy

Memorial services for Elsie Levera Kennedy, of Kemp, will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Sharon officiating.
Elsie was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Cloudland, Georgia, to parents Joseph and Lorine Sisimore Ott, and entered into eternal rest on July 19, 2014, at the age of 77.
Elsie was known to her family and friends as “Levera.” She was very close with her family. Levera spent her early childhood growing up in Georgia, in the mountains.
She attended high school in Dallas. Levera lived in Galveston in the 1950s when her children were small.
She earned her license as a cosmetologist and worked as a hairstylist in Irving in the early ’70s.
Levera loved Elvis and crocheting. She was a big fan of Pat Boone and even got to meet him once.
Daily, Levera would work the New York Times crossword and loved Suduko. She was an avid golfer, as well as a member of the Cedar Creek Country Club ladies group.
Levera was also a member of Cedar Creek Women’s Club, Cedar Creek Civic League and the Presbyterian Woman’s Group.
She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian Church of Mabank for over 20 years. Levera was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Levera was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Kennedy, whom she had been married to for over 25 years before his passing, sister Sarah Belle Goins and brother Larry Ott.
She is survived by her sons, Jimmy “Button” Holloway and wife Jackie of Phoenix, Ariz., Chuck Holloway and wife Patricia of Bedford, Richard Kennedy and wife Colleen of Illinois and Ted Kennedy of Saginaw; daughters Kathy Medders and husband Bill of Holy Lake Ranch, Sue Miller and husband Morgan of Dewight, Ill.; grandchildren Jennifer, Jeramie, Christy, Meredith, Chad and Sarah; great-grandchildren Hannah, Chase, Taylor, Alli and RayLan; sisters Jewel Tibbets and Louella Steiner; brother Howard “Buddy” Ott; a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Levera’s name to the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank P.O. Box 1977 Mabank, Texas 75147, (903) 887-2571.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : July 24, 2014

Charles Deering

Charles Deering

Charles “Harold” Deering was born July 1, 1936, in Reed, Okla., to Levi Jackson Deering and Julia Mae Nesmith Deering.
After a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease, Harold was welcomed in Heaven after peacefully passing away July 15, 2014, at the age of 78.
Harold grew up in Pampa, Texas, and served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-58 and was recommisioned from 1961-62.
Harold married Martha Jean McFadden Aug. 14, 1958, in Pampa, and together they have five children, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Harold began his career in the construction business as an operators engineer for Cabot Corporation and spent the majority of his career as a district manager for Harnishfeger Corporation selling heavy construction equipment.
Harold loved to hunt, fish, play cards and Dominoes, tell jokes and attend anything his grandchildren were involved in.
Harold is survived by his wife, Jean, of Rockwall, Texas; daughter Shaurie; grandchildren Bailey and Reese of Rockwall, Texas; son Dayne, wife Shana and grandchildren Ashley, Heather, Nathan and Timmy of Haslett, Texas; and great-granddaughters Lexi and Sadie; son Shayne, wife Nancy and granddaughter Ashley of Mabank, Texas; daughter Shelly and grandchildren Brett and Kylie of McKinney, Texas; son Chad, wife Adrianna, grandsons Lucian and John of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren Britney, Keegan and Tate of Marble Falls, Texas.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Levi Jackson, mother Julie Mae, sisters Juanita Mae and Wanda, and brother Glendon.
A memorial service was held July 20, 2014, at Eubanks of Cedar Creek Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in honor of Harold be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.