Aug

23

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 23, 2015

Price Obit

Richard Marion Price was born December 17, 1955, and passed away unexpectedly in Athens, Aug. 9, 2015, at the young age of 59.
He was born in Rogersville, Tennessee to John Pierce Price and Nora Mae (Davis) Price.
He graduated from Little Elm High School in 1972 and married Sondra Ferguson, in 1981.
Richard worked in the granite and marble business most of his life, living in Emory, Hawaii and the last 22 years in the Cedar Creek Lake area.
He had many interests and pastimes. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, camping with Boy Scouts, traveling and most recently being Santa at The Library at Cedar Creek Lake.
His life will live on through others with his generous act of kindness of being an organ donor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, oldest brother John Jr. and nephew Clayton Price.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Sondra Price, of Kemp, sons Kyle Price of Kemp, Joseph Price of Little Elm; daughter Carri (Randy) Lesatz of Little Elm, siblings Robert Price, and Joye Vickery; grandchildren Trey Lesatz, Cambry Lesatz, Tyler Lesatz, Jenna Price; numerous nieces and nephews; and family in East Tennessee.
A memorial is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Cedar Creek Bible Church in Seven Points. Pastor Bob Parry will officiate the ceremony.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Richard’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Breakfast with Santa Fund or The Richard Price Memorial Fund c/o the Best Friends of The Library P. O. Box 43165, Seven Points, TX 75143.

Aug

23

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 23, 2015

TEMPLIN OBIT

Services for Lowell Templin Sr., of Mabank, were held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Mabank with Rev. Dana Norton officiating. Interment followed the service at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, TX.
Lowell was born September 2, 1920 in McKinney to parents Sam Templin and Willie May Hillburn and entered into eternal rest on August 16, 2015 at the age of 94.
Lowell stood strong in his faith and loved his family dearly. He enjoyed raising cattle, writing poetry, and visiting with friends and telling stories.
Lowell served in our military; the United States Army prior to WWII and joined the Marine Corps in 1942. He held the rank of a Sergeant in both.
He worked for Southwestern Bell for 38 years and mentored many young men while there.
Lowell always thought people should be active and contribute to the community. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, an active member of the Democratic Party and Communications Workers of America, Board of Directors at the Cedar Creek Country Club and Telephone Pioneers. Lowell was Methodist by faith and was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Mabank.
He was a loving and caring man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, brother Bob, sisters Viola, Lois and Rosella.
He is survived by his son Lowell Templin Jr. and wife Jane of Garland, granddaughter Kristin Trinble and husband Chris of Mesquite, grandson Justin Templin and wife Shana of Grapevine, great-grandchildren Lily and Braeden, brother Sam Templin of Gun Barrel City, brother Gerald Templin and wife Jackie of Phoenix, AZ, nephew Sam Thomas and wife Sharon of Mabank, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp. com.

Aug

20

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 20, 2015

A graveside service was held for Dianna Briggs Aug. 19, 2015, at Payne Cemetery in Eustace, under the direction of Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.
Dianna Lynn Benefield Briggs was born Aug. 23, 1956, in Houston, and passed away at the age of 58 on Aug. 17, 2015, in Tyler.
She was a resident of Mabank most of her life, and was a devoted wife and mother.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Laverne Grantham Benefield, in 2004, and her daughter, Rachel Conner, in 2005.
Survivors include her husband of 40 years, John Briggs of Mabank, sons Rick Kirkpatrick of Mabank, Tim Kirkpatrick of Eustace, and John Wesley Briggs, Jr. of Plainview; father Tommy Benefield of Walton, sisters Barbara Cornelius and Mona Bell, both of Eustace; brother T.J. Benefield of Payne Springs, six grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many cousins and friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.