Aug

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 3, 2016

Kenneth Lee Murphy, 77, of Bradford passed from this life on July 27, 2016 in Bradford.
Ken was born on September 13, 1938 in Ramsey, Ill. to Willie F. and Mable G. Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie and Mable, brother Bob Murphy of Cherokee Village, Ark., sister Nadene ‘Toots’ Horner of Ramsey Ill., wife Scotty Murphy, son Larry Murphy and grandson Donald Cole Hamby.
He is survived by two sisters, Betty Wollerman (Ken) of Ramsey, Ill. and Esther Hill (David) of Vandalia, Ill., his three children, Dana and Ken Hamby of Chandler, Mike and Deana Murphy of Brownsboro and Kevin and DeAnn Murphy of Bradford, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, his loving cat Koko and Rory the Rooster.
Ken joined the United States Air Force at 18 years of age and travelled the world from Germany to Hawaii raising a family before retiring as a Master Sergeant at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo with 21 years of meritorious service. After retirement he pursued careers in banking, purchasing and state government.
Ken was a long time resident of Athens and recently moved to the Bradford area to pursue retired ranch life on the Blue Sun Ranch, where he was often seen walking the ranch or speeding about in his Gator.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel City on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Ken asks that donations may be made to either the Athens Family Peace Project or St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Jun

08

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 8, 2016

Monitor Staff Reports
HENDERSON COUNTY–Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse announced the arrest of a man in the Bonita Point subdivision for possession of suspected methamphetamines, citing it as the beginning of his promised campaign against illegal drugs.
“For too long bad people have believed they could do as they please with illegal drugs in Henderson County,” Hillhouse said. “That stops today.”
On Tuesday, Sheriff Deputies Kyle Pochobradsky and Duane Sanders arrested 35-year-old Jacob Waymire and charged him with possession a suspected illegal drug.
The Deputies were initially responding to a domestic disturbance call at 331 Sailfish. When they arrived, they observed a white male exiting the rear of the residence through a bedroom window.
After a short foot pursuit, Waymire was captured and taken into custody. Waymire was transported to the Henderson County Jail.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest with previous conviction and could face between 2 and 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.
“This is the first step in this department’s campaign to make this county a drug unfriendly zone,” Hillhouse said. “Let it be known to dealers and users alike, illegal drugs in any amount, no matter how large or small, will not be tolerated under my watch.”

Jun

03

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : June 3, 2016

Dempsey Obit
Richard Frank Dempsey II, AKA (Juggy), died peacefully June 2, 2016 at his home in Mabank, at the age of 54.
Richard was born June 29, 1961 in Dade County, Florida to Patricia Meyers and Richard Dempsey I.
He was a successful business owner and passionate about his family. He mentored many and encouraged everyone to pursue their goals and dreams.
He was an avid Harley Davidson rider.
Richard is survived by his wife Lana Dempsey, children Heather Shaw and husband Brad, Harley Feltman and wife Lisa, grandchildren Richie, Aliyah, Jr., Aubree Ann, and numerous siblings.
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held at his residence at 4 p.m. on July 3.