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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 16, 2015

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kimpix HILLobitFuneral services for Laquita Joy Sims, of Gun Barrel City, were held April 12, 2015, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lynette Solomon officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
Laquita was born April 1, 1937, in Dallas, to parents Dorsey Cornell and Velma J. Watson, and entered into eternal rest April 9, 2015, at the age of 78.
Laquita lived in Rylie and went to the Rylie Schools in her youth. She married Robert (Bob) L. Sims Sept. 24, 1954.
Over the years, she worked in the retail business at Ellen’s Dress Shop and Blair Clothing Industry, both in Dallas and Gibson Clothing Department in Seven Points. She also worked in the grocery industry at Green’s Grocery Store and David’s Grocery, both in Mabank.
Laquita owned a cleaning business in Gun Barrel City and in later years, she and Robert (Bob) had a second hand resale business called “Things of Yesteryear” in Kerens.
She was a Baptist by faith and a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church. Laquita was a kind, funny, loving Christian lady. She loved to talk and never met a stranger. Her family and friends were her life.
She loved going to garage sales, reading, watching television, shopping, playing bingo with friends, and collecting Coca-Cola items, iron skillets, knick-knack collectables, Betty Boop items, Elvis Presley items and many other items. She loved old glass and old books. Collecting these items is how her and Bob started a resale shop.
Laquita was preceded in death by her parents Velma Morris, D.D. Morris and Dorsey Cornell, son Robert Tracy, husband Robert (Bob) L. Sims and brother Willard Cornell.
She is survived by her daughters Terri and husband Walter Reaves of Mabank, Vicki and husband Larry Shelton of Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Daniele Shelton, Matt Shelton and wife Hollye, Natalie Reaves and Kellie Reaves, all of Mabank; great-grandchild Gage, sisters Laverne Cornell of Springtown, Nettie Hughs of Mesquite and Margaret Burns of Arkansas; sister-in-law Lucy Cornell of Austin, several nieces and nephews, many other family and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com

Apr

16

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 16, 2015

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–A tragic traffic death Saturday afternoon is under investigation by Mabank Police.
Motorcycle rider and Cedar Creek Lake resident Paul Davey, 32, was most likely killed instantly when a 2013 Buick Verono failed to yield the right-of-way. The call to first responders was recorded at 1:46 p.m.
“He was DOA, when we arrived,” Police Chief Keith Bradshaw told The Monitor.
Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Patricia Ashcroft was on-call and pronounced the death.
Davey was northbound on State Highway 198 (North Third Street), riding a 2004 Honda RTV-1000 motorcycle.
The white passenger car was driven by an unidentified juvenile operating the vehicle under a learner’s permit with an adult present.
“They were all legal to drive,” Bradshaw said.
The car pulled out of East Jeter Street (close to the U.S. 175 junction), Bradshaw added.

Apr

15

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : April 15, 2015

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Funeral services for Deborah Lynn Hill, of Mabank, were held April 9, 2015, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Pastor Kathy Bowser officiating. Interment followed at King Cemetery in Kemp.
Deborah was born March 17, 1957, in Shreveport, La., to parents Lynn T. Frye and Rose Margorie Dees Frye, and entered into eternal rest April 6, 2015, at the age of 58.
Deborah was very active in Relay For Life. She loved lunch dates and going shopping with her daughter.
She was a wonderful mother with “two left feet at times.” She loved fishing and going to garage sales.
Deborah participated in the Special Olympics and won second Place in the Walker Dash. She loved reading and collected beanie babies; she loved Mickey Mouse.
Deborah loved teaching at Kleberg Elementary. She was a faithful member of the Celebration On The Lake Church. Deborah had a way of always making you feel that everything would be okay. She was very loved and will be missed immensely by all her family and friends.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jimmy Snowden.
She is survived by her daughters, Samantha Crocker and husband Billy, Bonnie King, Cathy King; son Robert King and wife Stormi, grandchildren Bobby, Heather, Judy, Jake, Daylon and Serenity; five great-grandchildren, sister Ala Sinclair and partner Sandra Morris; special baby “Bandi” and a host of extended family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers were Billy Crocker, Jacob King, Jacob Cothren, Jesse Johnson, Robert King and Donna (Fritz) Ford.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.