|Published: 8:30 AM, 02/25/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A man described as a "friend to everyone in Madisonville" died Thursday night after
battling illness since last year.
Ted Cagle had been Madisonville's
city recorder for more than two decades, and had just won re-election
to the seat last November. A popular recorder, Cagle was rarely
challenged at election time.
"He was a good friend," Madisonville Mayor Alfred McClendon said of Cagle. "I'd known him
since he was 6 or 7 years old. He was a friend to everyone and
couldn't sit down in a restaurant because everybody wanted to shake
his hand or pat him on the back."
Cagle, who as city recorder ran City
Hall, was known for being willing to help anyone, even if the problem
in question didn't involve him.
"He'd handle anything that came his
way," Madisonville Police Chief Gregg Breeden said. "It could be
a problem with my department and he'd take care of it, even if he
wasn't responsible for it."
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