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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 16, 2014

Funeral services for Donnie L. Horne, of Payne Springs, were held Oct. 14, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Br. George Yager officiating. Interment followed at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank.
Donnie was born May 8, 1946, in Crescent City, Ore., to parents Lester and Marian Elizabeth (Patton) Horne, and entered into eternal rest on Oct. 8, 2014, at the age of 68.
Donnie had the biggest heart ever and he held his family close to his heart. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren tremendously.
Donnie never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off his back.
He loved to collect stamps, watch old movies and read to his grandchildren.
Donnie served in the U.S. Navy and did three tours in Vietnam.
He was a welder and fabricator by trade, but was also a seamster and sewing machine mechanic.
Donnie was a member of the American Legion Post 310. He was a stage four colon cancer survivor. Donnie was a loving and caring man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Donnie was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Douglas Horne, daughter-in-law Dee Horne, sisters Jane Mobley and Patty Ginger Benson, and brother Richard Horne.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Horne; son Donald Horne; daughters Geneva Bevis and husband Michael and Donna Horne; grandchildren Carrol Bevis, Arielle Horne, Dillon Horne, Brandon Horne and Lyndsay Horne; great-grandchildren Donnie James Bevis, Makayla Bevis, Mackinzy Bevis and Brody Horne; sisters Cary Benson and Pattie Smith; a host of extended family and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 16, 2014

Memorial services for Mike Antonio Vigil, 73, of Seven Points, are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman. Cremation arrangements were by Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home.
Vigil was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Las Vegas, N.M. and died at home Oct. 11, 2014.
He was raised in Las Vegas and Denver, Colo., and moved to Dallas in 1969.
On December 20, 1968, he married Colleen Delaney Johnston in Denver.
He moved to Seven Points in 1990 where he was a mobile home repairman.
He enjoyed playing pool in his recreation room.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen, of Seven Points; sons Christopher Vigil of Garland and Anthony Vigil of Dallas; granddaughter Brittany Vigil of Garland; brother Joseph Vigil of Las Vegas, N.M.; sister Margaret Macias of Denver; many other relatives and friends.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 16, 2014

James Bellah, Jr.

James Bellah, Jr.

Funeral services for James Walter Bellah Jr., 74, of Mabank, were held Oct. 13, 2014, at Faith Community Baptist Church. Interment followed.
Bellah was born Jan. 25, 1940, in Dallas, to Minnie Pearl and James Walter Bellah, and died peacefully at his home Oct. 10, 2014.
He was in the first graduating class of W. W. Samuell High School in 1958.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on U.S.S. Oklahoma City, Bremerton and Melaney.
He was also a member of the Cedar Creek Lake Model A Club and Faith Community Baptist Church.
He enjoyed restoring antique cars, riding his motorcycle and singing karaoke.
He could regularly be found wearing his overalls, drinking a Coors Light and making common every day things seem more special by putting them into song.
He enjoyed life to the fullest and being surrounded by his family at family reunions and holiday gatherings. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Douglas Lee Bellah and Charles Eugene Lofton, and sister Patricia Ann Rape.
Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Sandra Fay Bellah; sons James Walter Bellah III of Kaufman, Kevin and Kimmie Merritt of Mabank, and Larry Merritt of Mabank; daughters Louwella and Rod Butler of Irving, Tammy and Randy Smith of Eustace, Rhonda Merritt of Mabank, Dottie and David Farmer of Quinlan, and Genna and Jim Sanders of Forney; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara Shook of Ovilla and Elaine Giliss of Mineola.