Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 19, 2016

Graveside services for Mary Etta Harvey were held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park in Mabank with Jerry Harvey officiating.
Mary was born on April 10, 1934 in Frankston to parents Henry Williams and Eunice McCafferty and entered into eternal rest on Oct. 16, 2016 at the age of 82.
Mary was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and cosmetologist. She loved reading, gardening and canning. Mary was a very loving and caring lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Harvey and siblings; John Williams, Vernon Williams, Vera Pearl Harley, Velma Lee McCoy, H.D. Williams, Casey Williams and Blanche McCoy. Mary’s surviving siblings; sister Mollie Guthrie of Dallas, brother Pat Williams and wife Barbara of Tyler,
She is survived by her son David Harvey of Plano, son Gary Hardin of Athens, son Ronald Harvey and wife Janet of Denton, son Richard Harvey of Mississippi, grandchildren Travis, Richard, Destiny, Josh, Jason and wife Brandy, Jennifer, James and John, great-grandchildren Emma, James and Skyler, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 5, 2016

Monitor Staff Reports
WASHINGTON–U.S Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., announced in a press release that Tool Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
The teachers and staff have been working diligently since the school’s nomination in January to earn the Blue Ribbon designation. This makes back-to-back years that schools in Malakoff ISD have been named to the honor.
Tool Elementary School is one among 279 public schools and 50 private schools receiving this honor. The school was one of 26 schools in texas to be nominated for the recognition.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices.
Tool Elementary School Principal Christal Calhoun, along with teachers Kristi Dalrymple, Tasha French and Kristina Page will be attending a two-day ceremony in Washington D. C. Nov. 7-8 to celebrate their achievements.
Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels.
Malakoff ISD Superintendent Randy Perry said he was very proud of the leadership of Principal Christal Calhoun (in photo) and the hard working teachers, staff and students of Tool Elementary.
“Great things are happening in Malakoff ISD!”



Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 31, 2016


Funeral services for C.R. “Reese” Earl were held Aug. 30 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with Jim Eubanks officiating. Interment followed the service at Morrow Chapel Cemetery in Ola.
Reese was born on Oct. 22, 1936 in Myrtle Springs to parents Lester and Vera Agnus (Clay) Earl and entered into eternal rest on Aug. 26, 2016 at the age of 79.
Reese loved his family dearly. He enjoyed watching western movies, especially John Wayne. Reese loved horses and was an honorary member of the East Texas Riders.
He owned and operated his own heating and air conditioning business since he was 18 years old. Reese was a member of Ola Church of Christ. He was a kind and loving man who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved him.
Reese was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mavis Earl, brothers Jimmy Boyd, Homer Glenn and Clarence Wendell, and nephew Wendell Gene.
He is survived by his daughter Teresa L. May of Talty, Terry A. Wacasey and husband Roy of Mt. Pleasant, and Veronica K. Gunderson and husband Mark of Eustace, son Leslie Reese Earl and wife DeAnna of Kemp, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way, nephews Clyde Earl of Wills Point, Jason Earl of Fruitvale and Clarence Earl of Grand Saline and niece Mary Earl of Wills Point, dear friend of 50 plus years Joyce May and family of Mesquite, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.