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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 4, 2016

GRISHAM OBIT

Services for James Ray Grisham were held Jan. 30 2016, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank, with Mike Nelson officiating. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.
James was born on October 12, 1935, in Van Zandt County, to parents Ernest Grisham and Maggie Childs and entered into rest January 27, 2016, at the age of 80.
James was a family man and a successful rancher. He was the previous owner of Van Zandt County Livestock in Wills Point.
James was married to the love of his life, June, for 57 years. He attended Rope, Catch and Ride Cowboy Church in Mabank. James was a very loving and caring man who will be missed tremendously by all those who knew and loved him.
James was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Dorothy Allen and Gracie King; brothers Billy Grisham and Earnest Junior Grisham.
He is survived by his loving wife, June Grisham, of Mabank, daughter Karen Willard and husband Dennis of Brownsboro, son Kelly Grisham and wife Karen of Mabank, grandson Kyle Grisham and wife Macy of Mabank, grandson Brad Willard and wife Ashton of Tyler, granddaughter Kandice Sides and husband J.R. of Canton, grandson Brandon Willard and wife Krystle of Lindale and granddaughter Britney Willard of Tyler, 11 great-grandchildren, other loving family members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of James to Rope, Catch and Ride For Christ Church at 570 CR 2807, Mabank, TX 75147, (903) 887-6081 or to the charity of your choice.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 4, 2016

Worked up photosYork Obit

Melvin Alexander York was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Milam County, to parents Robert and Martha York. He passed away Jan. 19, 2016 in North Richland Hills Texas.
Melvin joined the Army in 1942 and served in World War II, where he received the Purple Heart, and three Bronze Stars. He drove long haul trucks for over 22 years, and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Melvin spent his spare time gardening, fishing, and deer hunting. He will be missed by those who loved him most.
Melvin is survived by his loving wife Betty Jo York, children Marjorie L. Yeager, Martha A. Hilsabeck, Don R. York, Dana J. York, grandchildren Bart, Kim, Duke, Shelly, Teresa, Pete, Brandon, Stephanie, Dustin, and Rick; 10 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his two sons, Robert Lee York and Richard W. York.
Graveside services were held Feb. 1, 2016, at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 4, 2016

Crowley Obit

Alice Marie Crowley passed away Jan. 25, 2016. She left us peacefully at her home resting comfortably in her favorite chair. She was just two days shy of her 86TH birthday.
Alice was born Jan. 27, 1930, to Agnes and Leonard Fick in Kansas City, Mo.
She attended Ward High School in Kansas City where she met her lifelong husband, Donald Raymond Crowley. She continued her education at Avila College.
Alice and Don were married and raised five beautiful children. Alice dedicated her life to her family and was a neighborhood mom to so many. She was a thoughtful and generous woman who enjoyed a good book, watching a full moon rise over the lake, making her awesome meatloaf for her “favorite” son. She was most content when the house was full with family, the freezer was full of fish and the yard was cleared of leaves…those relentless falling leaves!
She was a woman of great faith, who dedicated much of her time in service to the church.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard John and Agnes Josephine Hueser Fick, husband Donald Crowley and brother Lawrence Fick.
She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Brasier, and husband Lucian of Plano, son Kevin Crowley and wife Pauline of Salida, Colo., daughter Maureen Mellander and husband Paul of Greensboro, N.C., son Michael Crowley and wife Robin of Panama City, Fla. and son Steve Crowley and wife Elizabeth of Dallas; grandchildren Andrew, Kristen and husband Matt, Rachel, Griffin, Jasmine, Laura, Gabrielle and Kiefer; sister Loretta Fick of Levenworth, Kan., brother Robert Fick of Payne Springs, sister Jane Fick of Payne Springs, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com