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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 29, 2017

Funeral services for Odell Terrell will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday (today), March 30, 2017 at at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Charlie Woodard and Rev. T.L. Taylor officiating. Interment will follow the service at Payne Springs Cemetery.
Odell was born on Sept. 6, 1930 in Kaufman County to parents Joseph and Willie (Pannell) Terrell and entered into eternal rest on March 26, 2017 at the age of 86.
Odell owned and operated Terrell Construction Company with his sons and was a builder for over 60 years. He did inspection work on Athens High School and Eustace High School. Odell loved being outdoors fishing, hunting, gardening and mowing the yard. He hunted in Colorado every year for 63 years, only missing that trip twice.
Odell was an ordained minister and led several churches. He served on two school boards; Crandall and Eustace and Payne Springs City Council. Odell was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Mabank. He was an amazing man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Odell was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Jean Terrell of Eustace, daughter Diane Chambers of Eustace, son Randy Terrell and wife Glenda of Streetman, son Rick Terrell and wife Vandy of Eustace, grandchildren Brian Terrell of Shreveport, Julie Woodel and husband Reese of Shreveport and Chris Chambers and wife Stefani of Tyler, eight great-grandchildren, 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 : March 29, 2017

Evelyn Reed was born on November 25, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to parents Frank Heitz and Elsie Good and entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2017 at the age of 90.
Evelyn had a very strong personality, she was a sweetheart with rough edges. She loved reading her Bible and was a member of First Baptist Church in Gun Barrel City, where she used to sing in the choir.
Evelyn liked watching western television shows and reading books. She was an amazing seamstress and made her own clothing. Evelyn loved to paint and she made beautiful quilts by hand. She was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Milton Reed and her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her son Richard Webb.
The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Gun Barrel City Building Fund in memory of Evelyn.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 29, 2017

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–According to a press release on social media, Gun Barrel City Police arrested a Payne Springs man in connection with a shooting death and kidnapping in the southwestern part of the city.
On Saturday night at around 10:55p.m., police responded to the 100 block of Arbolado Drive in reference to a disturbance, where a man suffered a gunshot wound. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle leaving the area, at a high rate of speed.
Gun Barrel City Police Officer Justin Keahey while enroute observed the suspect vehicle turning eastbound on Main Street from Legendary Lane. Officer Keahey initiated a stop on the vehicle and detained the driver and passenger, while additional officers responded to the scene on Arbolado Drive.
Meanwhile, Keahey learned the passenger was being taken against her will. In addition, Keahey recovered a handgun from inside the vehicle.
Fire and police personnel responded to the residence and found a male victim dead on the floor with a single gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Kevin Pollock pronounced the death at the scene. Social media comments identify the victim as Mark Armick III.
The driver and suspected shooter is identified as Timothy Washington, 45, of Payne Springs, formerly of Eustace. Washington is being held for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Kidnapping, and Felon in Possession of Firearm and Murder. His bonds total bonds total $1,725,000.
Two witnesses and family members at the scene report on social media that the suspect pointed his gun at them as well as the victim and shot the victim point blank in front of the victim’s children and in front of the suspect’s own children, who were in his truck at the time.
He is being held on Washington’s previous criminal record in Henderson County includes traffic citations out of Gun Barrel City in 2009, three misdemeanor charges, and a fourth charge that was dismissed, with all fines paid. DPS records show the suspect as a registered sex offender out of Kansas in 1995.
There are no arrest records on Armick III.
in Henderson County.