Mar

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 22, 2017

Funeral services for Tracy L. Hyre were held March 19, 2017 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Lonnie Mosley officiating.
Tracy was born on June 29, 1943 in Weston, W. Va., to parents Matthew John and Helen Pearl (Imboden) Hyre and entered into eternal rest on March 16, 2017 at the age of 73.
Tracy loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing. He couldn’t stop talking about his fishing trip to Alaska with his brother Steve. Tracy was a machinist by trade and a very hard worker. He also loved being a prankster and making people laugh.
He gave his life to Jesus on March 13, 1964 at Waxahachie Central Baptist Church by Bro. Bill Beck at a morning service. For several years, Tracy was the leader over Jesus Connection Clothing and Food Pantry. He was a true servant who touched many lives and helped people in numerous ways. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Eustace. Tracy was an amazing Christian gentleman who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Once mentioned that his greatest accomplishments are knowing God and raising a family, he did both.
Tracy was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Sue Hyre, grandchildren Chelsea and Dwayne Hyre Jr., and brother Stephen Lawrence.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty Hyre of Eustace, children Cynthia Cash of Athens, Dwayne Hyre and wife Michele of Garland, Pamela Peterson of Mabank, Lynda Slay and husband Donald of Eustace and Tracina Jackson and husband Jay of Jacksonville, Fla., step-children Barbara Myer and husband Tim of Eustace and Traci Splawn and husband Brian of Seven Points, grandchildren John May and wife Jenny, Joseph May, Brandi Alman and husband Andrew, Brittany Peterson, Amber Rivera and husband Jonathan, David Slay and wife Heidi and Samantha Slay, step-grandchildren Stephanie Byrum, Jamie Myer and Jessica Myer, great-grandchildren Ethan, Connor, Emmerson, Lauren, Drake, Sebastain, Caleb, Emily, Matthew, Julius, Brodie, Dillon and Finley, step-great-grandchildren Jackson, Leah and Novie, brothers Donald Lawrence and wife Sue of Garland, Paul Lawrence of Dallas and Thomas Lawrence of Log Cabin City, sister-in-law Kris Lawrence of Fresno, Calif., numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Mar

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 22, 2017

Heaven received a beautiful soul today! Our precious mother, Hazel Warner, 99, went to be with her lord and savior on March 19, 2017. She was born in Corbett on June 8, 1917.
Hazel worked as a nurse at Arlington Memorial Hospital, was a member of Eastern Star and an active member of First Baptist Church of Mabank.
Hazel was a beautiful, spiritual wife, mom, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, who touched the lives of everyone she met. She gave every day to her family, her friends and to God.
She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands Louise and Bob Clarkston, Carol English-Rieger, Robbie and Evan Wallace, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren as well as 20 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents John Robert Benefield and Laura Lee Benefield as well as her husband Gordon “Pete” Warner, four sisters and three brothers.
Visitation is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank. Services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Mabank, with graveside ceremony at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
We would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful people at the Kemp Care Center and Solaris Hospice Care. The love and dedication they showed during Hazel’s time with them will always be remembered.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.

Mar

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 22, 2017

By Rollin Hadsell
Monitor Staff Writer
EUSTACE–The Eustace Lady Bulldogs used a four-run sixth inning to pull away from Quitman for a 7-3 district win at Eustace field Friday, March 17.
Coming into the bottom of the sixth inning tied at 3-3, Lady Bulldog Courtney Smith reached on an error. After Ashlyne Burke walked, Chevy Jones singled to drive in Smith, which also put runners at first and third with no outs. Rachael Cook hit a ground ball to second to drive in another run and put the Lady Bulldogs up 5-3. After a flyout to left kept runners at first and third with two outs, Jaci Gray lined a triple to right field to score to put Eustace up by three runs. up 7-3. A passed ball by the Quitman catcher brought in the final run of the inning for Eustace. Olivia Herring struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning to close the win for the Lady Bulldogs.
The game was close throughout until the final Eustace at-bat. The Lady Bulldogs got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning. Cook got on with a bunt single and moved to second base on a throwing error. After a Zoie Bailey walk, Gray singled in a run for the 1-0 Eustace lead.
Quitman tied the game in the top of the second inning with a walk, a fielder’s choice ground out and a single.
Quitman took the lead 2-1 in the top of the third inning on a couple singles. The inning ended for Quitman when a runner was thrown out advancing to third.
Eustace regained the lead in the bottom of the third inning. Cook had her second hit of the game on a single to center. With one out, Gray reached on an infield single to third base.The Quitman pitcher then battled a bout with wildness with the next two hitters. Herring was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Haley Purselley got hit with the very next pitch to drive home Cook. Nancy Lowe reached on an error, driving in the go-ahead run.
The inning ended on a strange play as Smith hit a sacrifice fly to left field, but the baserunner at second passed the baserunner at third for the automatic out.
Quitman again tied the score in the top of the fifth inning on a single, an error and a double to left.
This set the stage for the big sixth inning for the host Lady Bulldogs.
Cook went 3-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Gray was 3-3 (and was hit by a pitch) with two RBIs and a run scored.
Purselley finished the night with one run batted in. Lowe went 1-3 and drove in a run and Jones had a single, an RBI and a stolen base.
Lowe also pitched five innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits.
Herring came on in relief and threw the final two innings, retiring all six batters faced, including striking out the side in the seventh.
Eustace will be traveling to Mineola to take on the Lady Yellowjackets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in a district battle.