Feb

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 22, 2017

Funeral services for James Allen Williams, Sr. were held Feb.18, 2017 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
James was born April 27, 1950 in Crowell to parents JB and Wilma (Heath) Williams and entered into eternal rest Feb. 15, 2017 at the age of 66.
James attended H. Grady Spruce High School. He was a carpenter for Dallas ISD and JB Williams Construction. James loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who all called him “Papaw”. He was a loving, caring man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
James was preceded in death by his parents JB and Boots Williams, sons B-Bo and Billy Williams, sister Jaime Williams and brother Chalky Williams.
He is survived by his wife Donna Williams of Kemp, daughter Kimberly Olguin and Arnie of Garland, daughter Barbie Reed and Cody of Kemp, son Lance (Bobo) Williams and Chloe of Kemp, brother Bucky Williams and Karen of Scurry, brother Hayston Williams and Debbie of Dallas, brother Jerry Williams and Jean of Lively, sister Susie Osmer of Dallas, sister Jeanie Gober of Dallas, mother-in-law Honey Martin of Mabank, sister-in-law Debbie Robbins of Mabank, grandchildren Stephen Shaw, Colton Williams, A. J. Olguin, Randi Jo Parish, Summer Williams and Presley Reed, great-grandchildren; Braylee Massey and Paislee Jo Shaw, many nieces, nephews, other family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute can be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com.

Feb

22

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 22, 2017

By Erik Walsh
Monitor Staff Writer
MABANK–The Panthers baseball team is primed for a new baseball season under first year head coach Brandon Kajihiro.
Kajihiro has been working with Panther athletes since he was brought on board last summer and been preparing students for the baseball season.
“We’ve done lots of lifting weights to get stronger and practiced our fundamentals,” Kajihiro said.
Kajihiro comes to the Panthers with an unproven head coaching record, but an outstanding pedigree, winning a state championship with the 2-A Sunnyvale Riders in 2014.
“I’ve wanted to be a head coach for a long time,” Kajihiro said. “I spent six years in Sunnyvale and I think my time there has prepared me for this position. I want to make the most of it.”
Kajihiro is a tech apps teacher at the junior high.
Kajihiro says the Panthers have been improving in each scrimmage after not looking very good in the first. “If we keep improving, we will be just fine.”
The Panthers have three weeks of tournaments to improve and get in peak form before district play begins in late March. Tournaments will be held in Malakoff, Sunnyvale and in Mabank.
The usual suspect ,Athens, will not be competing against Mabank this year. The Panthers will face Van, Brownsboro, Canton, Rains and Wills Point in 4-A District 13.
“We should have a competitive district, Kajihiro said. “Nobody should be much better or worse than anyone else. Anybody can win.”
Key players on this year’s squad include second baseman Hunter Caves, shortstop Pearson Johannesen and catcher Dalton Penix.

Feb

17

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 17, 2017


A memorial service for Raleigh Pallett will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 (today) at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Rev. Jerry Harvey, Chaplain Sharon Walker and Mr. Chuck Taylor officiating.
Raleigh was born on Sept. 6, 1946 in Dallas to parents Raleigh Henry and Otha Pauline (Yarborough) Pallett and entered into eternal rest on Feb. 14, 2017 at the age of 70.
Raleigh loved being outdoors; hunting, fishing, gardening and being around his animals. He was very competitive, was a jack of all trades and loved police work. Raleigh enjoyed cooking and making people laugh.
He was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. Raleigh attended Creek Crossing Assembly of God in Mesquite. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Raleigh was preceded in death by his parents and son Raleigh Dale Pallett, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife Minette Pallett of Kemp, children Lori Pallett of Ennis, Michael Pallett of Garland, Richard Pallett of Terrell, Leisha Pallett of Garland, Adrienne Gaug and husband John of Aubrey, Lance Pallett and wife Jessica of Gainesville, Fla., and Courtney Duncan and husband Shane of Kemp, grandchildren Lauren Pallett-Snow, Aerial Pallett, Hayden Pallett, Hunter Watkins, Rachelle Valois, Silas Gaug, Dylan Pallett and Mateo Pallett, brothers Danny Pallett of Gun Barrel City and Denny Joe Pallett and wife Renee of Oak Point, sister Lena “Bootsie” Thomas and husband Bobby of Forney, numerous nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com.