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28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 28, 2016

swarm

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer
KEMP—A balmy evening at Jacket Stadium honored military and first responders with a runaway score of 63-0 in favor of Kemp against the Palmer Bulldogs Sept. 23.
Malik Prox delivered the first touchdown of the evening within the first three minutes of the game, the point after was good opening the first quarter at 7-0.
It didn’t take the ’Jackets long to get the ball back and drive down the field. Cameron Clamon filled in as quarterback for Dreyson Watters, who was recovering from a slight injury. Clamon was successful in several quarterback keepers to march the ball down the field as well as completed passes to Eilijah Gardiner and Josiah Brewington. Brewington caught a long pass in the first quarter and ran it in for six points. The PAT was good for a 14-0 score with less than two minutes expired in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Gardiner again gets the Jackets off to a fast start with a 26-yard pass interception for a third touchdown with the PAT added, just two minutes into the second frame. Gardiner followed that up with his own touchdown for a 28-0 score with seven minutes left until the half.
Some yellow flags on both teams at the same time, called for a replay, many times without success for the Palmer team. On a Palmer punt in the second quarter Brewington blocked it only to have Palmer recover the ball with a swarm of jackets bringing the Palmer player down on their own 20-yard line.
Clamon scored the next touchdown for Kemp to make the score 35-0.
After a turnover, Palmer begins its march down field and completed a pass to Palmer Bulldog Dylan Villasenor for a 46-yard reception before being tackled by the Jackets’ Marcus Sullivan. However, the Bulldogs run out of steam after a time out and once again Kemp gained ground on its march down the field. Alec Cooper ran the ball in after a pass reception. The PAT was good for a 42-0 score at the end of the first half.
At the start of the second half Clamon scored another touch. After the PAT, Kemp led 49-0.
Kemp got the ball back following the kickoff, then Desmond Jones carred the ball for a 8-yard touchdown run. The PAT was good to make the score 56-0.
The game clock ran down quickly in the fourth quarter, but Palmer was denied a touchdown when Kemp intercepted a pass, leading to one final Kemp score five minutes left on the clock.

Sep

28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 28, 2016

gleaves-obit

Jerrell Rosamond Gleaves was born in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas on Nov. 6, 1937, and went to his eternal home on Sep. 22, 2016.
He grew up in a loving home with his parents, Eldon and Mildred Gleaves, and two brothers, Lynn and Les. His parents, and brother Lynn preceded him in death.
Jerrell graduated from Sunset High School where he excelled as quarterback of the Bisons. He went to Duke University on a football scholarship. After an injury, he left Duke and returned to Dallas where he worked in the printing business, and as sales manager for Dilly Boat Trailers.
Jerrell moved to Mabank in 1972 where he met and married Linda. He soon left his job in Dallas and they started their own business where they worked together for the next 26 years. Originally it was J and L Marine, then later J and L Printing, a trade he learned growing up and helping his dad in a print shop in their garage.
Jerrell always enjoyed working and staying busy. After selling the business and retiring, he liked to be in his shop mostly working with wood, making things for the kids and grandkids and friends. He was a quiet, sweet, and loving family man that was very content. He enjoyed living a simple life with family and friends. He loved his Christian family at the Mabank Church of Christ.
His memory will be cherished by those he loved so dearly, his devoted wife, Linda, his children Steve and Carol Gleaves of Houston, Scott and Sherri Gleaves of Montgomery, Ala., Jana and Blake Grimes of Mabank, Kelly and Pat Beck of Mabank, grandchildren and great grandchildren Garret and Shana Grimes, Cameron and Kayleigh, Jordan and Erika Grimes, Isabella and Jordan, Colby and Jennifer Grimes, Colt and Hannah, Seth Grimes, Jill Grimes, William Beck, Samantha Beck, Jackie and Daniel Haynes, Taylor, Kendall, Emma, Anna, and Jackson, Sara Gleaves, Marcy Gleaves, Nathan Gleaves, Taylor Gleaves, Lindsay and Brian Gibson and Amelia, his brother Les Gleaves and wife Nancy, his church family, extended family, and friends.
The family wants to thank all of those that helped during the last few months with calls, cards, visits, food, and most of all, keeping Jerrell in your prayers. He knew this day was coming and he prepared himself for it. They also want to thank Kindred Hospice for easing Jerrell’s pain and making his last days comfortable and being just a phone call away at any time. It was a blessing to have this resource.

Sep

28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 28, 2016

reed-obit

Funeral services for James Roy Reed Sr., of Chatfield, were held Sept. 23, 2016 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp.
James was born March 8, 1925 in Killeen to parents George Lewis and Mary Francis (Wilson) Reed and entered into eternal rest on Sept. 18, 2016 at the age of 91.
James grew up in the former State Orphan’s Home in Corsicana. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Army and asked to be in the Calvary so he could ride the horses. They accepted him in the Army but he got to drive a tank instead of riding a horse. He served in the United States Army during WWII under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge and helped to liberate several concentration camps during his service.
He married Jewel Virginia Lee Lawson in February of 1950. That began the love story that lasted, unseparated and never-ending for over 66 years. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and raising cattle. He loved his family very much and wrote songs and poems to them all through the years.
James was the minister at Trinity Full Gospel Church in Seven Points since 1995 where he touched many people’s lives with his preaching and knowledge of The Word. He was a loving, caring man who will be tremendously missed by all who knew him.
James was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, George, Albert, Kelton and a set of twin boys, sisters Blanche, Dovie, Lorene, Jewel and Louise, grandsons Robert Glen Turner, Jason Leon Reed and Mark Anthony Deramee and great-grandson Maddox Alexander Nagnwai.
He is survived by his loving wife Jewel Reed of Chatfield, sons Roland Reed of Mabank, James Reed Jr. and Huyen “Wee” of Kemp, a nephew that was like a son “Petalo” Price of Mexia, daughters Debra Turner and Harold of Kemp, Brenda Deremee and Don of Garland, Donna Renfro and Jim of Irving, Bonnie Anita Jones and Larry of Gun Barrel City, Carolyn Reed of Gun Barrel City, an acquired child Robbin Drake of Tool, an adopted sister-in-law Shirley Wood, 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and one on the way, numerous other nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.
A personal tribute can be made online at www.andersonclaytonkemp.com .