Martha Barbee
Services for Martha Manning Barbee, 89, Mabank, were held May 2, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church of Mabank with Dr. Royce Riley and the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Barbee was born July 26, 1918, in McAlester, Okla., and died April 29, 2008, in Mabank. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years John Palmer Manning, husband of seven years Edgar L. Barbee and brother Mack Allen.
She spent most of her life in Mabank and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mabank and loved great music, traveling and her family.
She was a member of the Halcyon Club for more than 50 years, United Methodist Women, and active in her Sunday School class.
Survivors include her sons John A. Manning and wife Ralaine, Mabank; Roger L. Manning and wife Kathryn, Mabank; and Thomas S. Manning and wife Rhonda, Mabank; grandchildren Susan Winkelvoss and husband Matt, Mabank; Keitha Adams and husband Wayne, Mansfield; Mark Manning and wife Cindy, Mabank; Scott Manning and wife Carolyn, Mabank; Lauren Hall and husband Ryan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Nancy Manning and Valerie Manning, Mabank; nine great-grandchildren; stepson Walter Barbee and wife Robin, Annandale, Va.; stepdaughter Sue Gima, Sun City, Ariz.; six step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Mark Manning, Scott Manning, Wayne Adams, Larry Hall, Ryan Hall, Matt Winkelvoss and John Dellis.

Ann M. VanRavensway
Services for Ann M. VanRavensway, 92, Mesquite, were held April 30, 2008, at the Devine Mercy of Our Lord Catholic Church in Mesquite.
Graveside services were held at Grove Hill Memorial Park under the direction of Grove Hill Funeral Home in Dallas.
VanRavensway was born April 23, 1916, and died April 26, 2008. She was preceded in death by a daughter Betty Eller.
She and her husband had lived in Mesquite for 50 years. She retired from the City of Dallas as a communications supervisor, after 20 years service.
In 1965, they bought land in Shady Shores, Payne Springs, and in 1973, built a house there.
They enjoyed the lake cabin on weekends and vacations for the past 35 years.
They enjoyed the Cedar Creek Lake 49’ers dances and were active members of the Senior Citizens Club in Mesquite.
Survivors include her husband Ernest “Ernie” VanRavensway; daughters Pat Chrispin, Sandra Simpson and Cathy Lightfoot; son Ernest VanRavensway; sister Josephine Brown; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives, extended family and many friends.

Samuel Story
Memorial services for Samuel “Sam the Tire Man” Story, 85, Kemp, will be held at a later date under arrangements with Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Story was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Campbillsville, Tenn., to the late Lena and James Story and died April 26, 2008, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and five brothers.
He owned and operated The Tire Shop in this area for many years.
Survivors include his wife Bobbie L. Story, Kemp; daughters Paula and husband Billy Baker, Gun Barrel City; and Bobbie Mann, Seagoville; stepdaughters Sherrie and husband Curtis Webb, Kemp; Tammy Anderson; Dicki Sue Hanks and Kelli Rae Taylor; stepsons Mark Hawkins and Anthony R. Beam; brother Heron Story; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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