Celebration of Life: Services for Monte Monkress

Celebration of Life: Services for Monte Monkress

ROCKWALL, TX – November 4, 2021 — Monte Ray Monkress passed away Friday, October 29th, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas after battling complications from a heart transplant. Monte was born on November 26, 1952, in Dallas, Texas, to Ray and Marie Barnett Monkress. He grew up in Farmers Branch, later moving to Garland […]

Celebration of Life: Services announced for J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton

Celebration of Life: Services announced for J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton

ROCKWALL, TX (Oct. 6, 2021) Celebration of Life Memorial Services for James Edward Robert “Bob” Chilton III will be 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225. Chilton was 88 years old, and died tragically on Sept. 26, 2021. He was a successful businessman, author, […]

J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton leaves lasting legacy in Rockwall community and beyond

J.E.R. ‘Bob’ Chilton leaves lasting legacy in Rockwall community and beyond

ROCKWALL, TX (Sept. 28, 2021) The Rockwall community mourns the loss of J.E.R. “Bob” Chilton, namesake of the Rockwall YMCA, whose life was taken Sept. 26 following an automobile accident near his home in West Palm Beach, Florida. The phrase “Renaissance man” echoes throughout our community, as friends and associates search for adequate words to […]

Tribute to Ken Dickson from Rockwall County Republican Party

Tribute to Ken Dickson from Rockwall County Republican Party

ROCKWALL, TX (August 25, 2021) Rockwall Republicans, with the passing of beloved Ken Dickson last week, we want to remember him and all that he contributed to the Republican Party and the many Republicans he influenced in Rockwall County along the way. The focus of this brief tribute to Ken Dickson is on his work […]

Legacy lives on through Robert & Cis Hawk scholarships for Rockwall ISD students

Legacy lives on through Robert & Cis Hawk scholarships for Rockwall ISD students

A legacy of character and opportunity ROCKWALL, TX (August 19, 2021) As the excitement of a new school year begins for so many of our students, nothing is more exciting than beginning a senior year at Rockwall High School or Rockwall-Heath High School. With the anticipation of seeing old friends and meeting new ones, the […]

New McLendon-Chisholm public safety building named in honor of former Mayor Mike Donegan

New McLendon-Chisholm public safety building named in honor of former Mayor Mike Donegan

MCLENDON-CHISHOLM, TX (Augut 6, 2021) Mayor Keith Short and the McLendon-Chisholm City Council honored the family of former Mayor Mike D. Donegan at a special meeting last night by issuing a proclamation dedicating the new public safety facility as the Mike D. Donegan Public Safety Building in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the community. “Mike […]

Celebration of Life: Services for Joe Burger, former Fate Mayor

Celebration of Life: Services for Joe Burger, former Fate Mayor

FATE, TX – August 5, 2021 — Joe Burger, age 54, of Fate, TX, passed away on July 30, 2021. He was born October 14, 1966, in Arlington Heights, IL, to William Joseph Burger and Mary Anne (Schraffenberger) Burger. Joe’s family moved to Butte, MT where Joe graduated from Butte Central High School and went […]

Helping Hands mourns loss of beloved supporter, Mr. Robert Hawk

Helping Hands mourns loss of beloved supporter, Mr. Robert Hawk

ROCKWALL, TX (August 2, 2021) Rockwall County Helping Hands, its Board of Directors, as well as staff are saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Robert Hawk. He was an important friend and supporter of Helping Hands and he passed away peacefully in Mesa, AZ on July 28, 2021. He served as a Vice […]

Celebration of Life: Services for Bliss Ferris, fifth generation Rockwall County resident

Celebration of Life: Services for Bliss Ferris, fifth generation Rockwall County resident

ROCKWALL, TX (July 23, 2021) Bliss Ferris, mother, wife, daughter, and friend, has joined her heavenly family. She will be remembered for her heart of service and love for others, especially her precious daughters, Bronwyn and Blythe, and her loving husband, James. She was a devoted daughter and friend to so many. Bliss was a […]

Celebration of Life: Jack B. Cowley

Celebration of Life: Jack B. Cowley

ROCKWALL, TX – February 26, 2021 — Jack Barry Cowley, age 76, and long-time resident of Rockwall, TX, passed away on January 25, 2021. He was born January 12, 1945, in Hillsboro, TX, to Jack Barry Cowley and Harriett Ann (Allen) Cowley. Jack received his undergraduate degree from UT Austin and his law degree from […]

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