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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

Nichols-edit

Monitor Staff Reports
AUSTIN–The Texas Press Association named Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) a ‘Champion of Transparency.”
“I am grateful to TPA for this honor. I believe local newspapers are essential for the communities not only in East Texas, but also across the state of Texas,” Nichols said. “I have and will continue to stand behind and support the needs of the newspapers within Senate District 3.”
TPA said Nichols was being recognized for his work to ensure there is transparency in government by providing Texans with access to governmental meeting and records, as well as ensuring public notices, required of governmental bodies, are available in newspapers.
“Many in government give lip service to transparency, but real champions of public access and accountability are few and far between, TPA Executive Vice President Donnis Baggett said. “Senator Nichols has an open door and an open ear to the issues that are vitally important to newspapers and the public in general. He is truly passionate about the citizen’s right to know.”
In the Texas Senate, Nichols serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance, Natural Resources and Economic Development, and Intergovernmental Relations committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and a former vice chairman of the Sunset Advisory Committee.
The Texas Press Association is the voice to the state’s newspaper industry. TPA promotes the welfare of Texas newspapers, encourages higher standards of journalism and plays an important role in protecting the public’s right to know as an advocate of the First Amendment liberties. TPA is one of the nation’s oldest and largest newspaper trade associations, representing more than 450 newspapers across the state.