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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 22, 2014

Dorothy Jean Cannada

Dorothy Jean Cannada

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Cannada, 78, were held Aug. 9, 2014, at Victory Baptist Church in Scurry. Burial followed at Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank under the direction of Moorhead-Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Dorothy was born June 8, 1936, in Dallas, to Calorda (Cruz) and Forest Inmon, and was laid to rest Aug. 5, 2014.
Survivors include her loving husband of 61 years, Dwayne Cannada; children James Cannada, and wife Barbara, Annett Cannada and Michael Cannada; brother Freddie Inmon and wife Judy; sister Shirley Ann Anderson; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Ed, Marvin, Lewis and Forest, and sisters Bernice and Gladys.
Condolences may be posted at www.moorheadepps.com

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 22, 2014

Funeral services for Barbara Jean Parr, of Gun Barrel City, were held Aug. 20, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Adalian officiating. Interment followed the service at King Cemetery in Kemp, Texas.
Barbara was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Karnes City, Texas to parents James and Mary (Crawford) Bingham, and entered into eternal rest on Aug. 13, 2014.
Barbara enjoyed playing cards and Dominoes.
She was a member of Legendary Baptist Church. Barbara was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Parr in 2003, son Robert Lynn Garner and brother James Robert Bingham.
She is survived by her sons, Rodney Garner and wife Mary of Gun Barrel City, Danny Glynn Garner, Charles Wayne Garner, all of Houma, La.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Roland Darrel Bingham and wife Margie of Lawrenceville, Ga.; numerous nieces, 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 : August 22, 2014

John Garsjo

John Garsjo

Funeral services for John Douglas Garsjo, 57, were held Aug. 16, at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank.
A Celebration of Life and balloon release followed.
Douglas was born Nov. 19, 1956, in Glasgow, Mont., to Wilma and Victor Garsjo, and died Aug. 11, 2014, in Tyler, after complications arising from a stroke.
His family lived in Glasgow located in northeastern Montana, and his parents owned and operated the Fort Peck Bar in Nashua.
He attended Nashua High School, graduating in 1975.
He spent summers at his aunt and uncle’s house with their eight children and learned to ride horses, brand cattle, pick rocks out of the fields and drive tractors.
He was introduced Norwegian delicacies such as lutefisk and lefse.
He joined the U.S. Army after high school and was stationed in Germany, working as a helicopter mechanic.
When he returned to northern Montana, he moved to Malta, and met and married JoAnne Jones from Wagner.
He got a job on a seismic crew, and left Montana for Louisiana.
He moved to Grand Prairie, in the early 1980s, and got a job as an equipment operator with the city.
He later married Darla Vaughn and became the stepfather to Christy, David and Sonya.
The children would help him work on cars and the family enjoyed many Saturday afternoon picnics in the park.
He also took them shooting with bb and pellet guns. He taught the children how to drive a car, fish, and bait their own hook.
He was shy, funny, a hard worker and mechanic.
He was good with his hands and he loved animals.
He was a good father, grandfather and a great guy who cared about the people around him. He would help anyone in need.
He most recently worked for Larry Partridge Construction.
Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Darla Vaughn; daughters Christie, Sonya Lightfoot and husband John; son David and wife Porscha; grandchildren Sarah, Summer, and David Jr., Nevaeh, and Dakota; brother Mike and wife Marie of Fort Worth; neice Landon of Belgrade, Mont.; many other Garsjo family members. We will all miss him terribly.