Oct

23

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 23, 2014

Constance Fariss

Constance Fariss

Memorial services for Constance “Connie” Fariss, 85, of Mabank, were held Oct. 13, 2014, at Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Fariss was born June 12, 1929, in North Zulch, to Emma (Jeffries) and Benjamin Hatley, and died Oct. 9, 2014, in Tyler.
She retired from General Motors after 20 years working in data processing.
She was a secretary for Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville, Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens and Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
She was a member of the VFW 4376 Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion 310 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and many brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Debbie and husband Dean Ragsdale and Lesa Randall; companion Don Luberg; grandchildren Ryan A. and Lynsey E. Coleman, Matthew and Patrick Randall and Jennifer Reyna, great-grandchildren Tatym, Trac and Jack Coleman, Victoria and Nicholas Reyna; brothers Hurshell Hatley and wife Shirley, Billy Hatley; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Oct

23

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 23, 2014

Rachelle Dixon

Rachelle Dixon

Funeral services for Rachelle Pauline Dixon, of Mabank, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday (today), Oct. 23, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Brian McWhorter officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Van Zandt County.
Rachelle was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Dallas, to parents Jeff Doy and Polly (Johnson) Holmes and entered into eternal rest Oct. 20, 2014, at the age of 69.
Rachelle was always taking care of her family. She had a funny sense of humor.
Rachelle was a cake maker; she made them for special occasions like family birthdays and weddings. She enjoyed floral designing and was a professional seamstress.
Rachelle made doll and Barbie clothes. She loved going shopping.
Rachelle enjoyed going to the movies with her sister-in-law, and traveling with the girl gang: Luanna, DoraLee and Beverly.
She loved her soap operas and reading the National Enquirer. Rachelle once snuck onto the set of Little House on the Prairie and met the cast member Mrs. Olson.
She would travel to Dallas and go to the Sportatorium.
Rachelle enjoyed going to the VFW with her late husband.
She worked for over 36 years at Koral Industries in Ennis, where she supervised and manufactured fiberglass tubs. Rachelle was a faithful Christian and very loving, caring lady who will be missed dearly by those who loved her.
Rachelle was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Vester Vanoven, who passed in 1980, second husband Grover Dixon, who passed in 2010, grandson Steven Lamb and infant brother Richard Holmes.
She is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Perdue and boyfriend Mike Molanders of Seven Points; sons John Watson of Mabank and William Watson of Dallas; grandson Jeremy Lamb and wife Ashley, Christopher Perdue and wife Jenna, Cody Perdue and wife Terri, Dakota Watson and wife Anissa and Montana Watson; adopted son Ronny Bird; granddaughters Lindsey Davis, and Bekah Davis and fiancé Justin; adopted granddaughter Brandi Garner; great-grandchildren Riley Lamb, Ella and Olly Watson; brothers Jeff, Ray, Donald, Wayne, Gene and Jesse Holmes; special friend Bobbie Cupp; a host of extended family and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Oct

19

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2014

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell

Monitor Photo/Pearl Cantrell


(From left) Calvin Coolege and Precinct 4 Constable Bryant Morris pause to converse with Kaufman County Fire Marshal Randy Richards at the Kemp Fire Station.
More photos from this event can be found in the Sunday, October 19, 2014 issue of The Monitor.