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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 25, 2016

worked up photos obit folder Waltman Obit

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Waltman Obit

Services for Calvin Waltman Sr. were held May 24, 2016, at the Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Weathered officiating. Interment followed the service at the Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Calvin was born on July 5, 1939 in Delhi, La. to parents Charles Moses and Ruby Blackledge Waltman and entered into eternal rest on May 19, 2016 at the age of 76.
Calvin was known as “Pops” to his family and friends. He served in the United States Army as a Cpl. from 1962-1964.
Calvin loved playing golf and wood working. He enjoyed flying his single engine aircraft and was a pilot for over 40 years. Calvin worked 30 plus years and retired from G.T.A.E., where he was a telecommunication engineer.
He attended Assembly of God Church in Gun Barrel City.
Calvin was a loving and kind man who will be tremendously missed by all who knew and loved him.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Nathan Colby Waltman and 13 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his son Calvin Waltman Jr. and wife Becky of Kemp, daughter Donna Sudbay and husband Bob of Irving, son Jerry Waltman of Irving, son James Waltman and wife Sue of Owasso, Okla, daughter Rhonda Kieffer of Shawnee, Okla. and daughter Pam Kendrick of Shawnee, Okla., numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 25, 2016

First Responders work to free two Mabank High School students from the wreckage of a one-auto wreck Friday, May 20 on Harbor Point Road.

First Responders work to free two Mabank High School students from the wreckage of a one-auto wreck Friday, May 20 on Harbor Point Road.

Monitor Staff Reports
GUN BARREL CITY–Jeremiyah “JJ” Mathis, a senior at Mabank High School and his passenger survived hitting a tree and landing in a ditch on Harbor Point Road, after his car crossed standing water and lost contact with the pavement.
The Ford Mustang hydroplaned and spun around three times before colliding with a tree, Mathis reported. The driver was treated and released the same day. The car Mathis had begun to drive two weeks ago is a total loss. However, he will be able to walk across the stage to pick up his diploma.

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Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : May 25, 2016

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
ATHENS–Henderson County District Attorney R. Scott McKee delivered the last box of evidence over to experts this week to determine if 56-year-old Randall Wayne Mays is competent to be executed by lethal injection.
His brutal killing of two Sheriff’s deputies on May 16, 2007, the day of the annual Henderson County Peace Officer Memorial observance, is once again brought into sharp focus during this year’s memorial observance held at the court house May 17. Mays was convicted of killing Deputy Tony Ogburn and Investigator Paul Habelt, the first to arrive on scene of a domestic disturbance call in Payne Springs on the Mays homestead. Bullets from Mays’ rifle blew the deputies’ heads clean off their shoulders.
Mays’ death sentence was halted March 15, 2015, when the Court of Criminal Appeals agreed with Mays’ attorney that his competency should be reexamined.
McKee said the review of competency has been in the discovery phase for some months with every state agency having anything to do with Mays ordered to turn over their files for review by three psychiatric experts.
Once the experts review all the pertinent information, they will file their report with the court. Henderson County will hold a hearing of that report and render a judgment. That judgment (if against Mays) will be appealed and all findings up to this point will go to the Court of Criminal Appeals for a second round, McKee explained. “There are many routes Mays’ attorneys may take to delay or overturn the death penalty sentence,” he said.