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  Morton Ridlehuber
A memorial service for Morton Ridlehuber, 86, Mabank, was held May 17, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Mabank with the Rev. Chris Schoolcraft officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Ridlehuber was born April 7, 1922, in Abbott and died May 15, 2008, in Athens. He was preceded in death by his parents Florence and James Henry Ridlehuber and 14 siblings.
Previously of Tulsa, Okla., he had resided in Mabank since 1984 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mabank. He was a sales manager and a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Cedar Creek Lodge and was a Shriner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years Loretta Ridlehuber, Mabank; son Ronald Horton Ridlehuber and wife Cheryl, Montgomery; daughter Gail Robbins, Dallas; grandchildren Deena Robbins, Dallas; and Kenneth Craig Ridlehuber, Montgomery; great-grandson Chandler Robbins; other family members and many friends.

Billy R. Shaw
Services for Billy R. Shaw, 84, Kemp, were held May 22, 2008, in Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points with Bro. Gilbert Davis officiating. Interment followed in Tool Cemetery in Tool.
Shaw was born April 2, 1924, in Paducah to the late Myrtle and Robert Benjamin Shaw and died May 18, 2008, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Pauline, son Steven Raford Shaw, daughter Wanda Janell Thomas, grandson Steven Everett Shaw, four brothers and two sisters.
He worked as a truck driver.
Survivors include his sons Kim and wife Beth Ann Shaw; Mark and wife Carmen Shaw; and Robert and wife Dawn Shaw; sister Bonnie Griffith; brothers Willard Shaw and Irvan Shaw; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Ronald Martin
A funeral mass for Ronald Jay Martin, 61, Gun Barrel City, was held May 21, 2008, at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Malakoff, with the Rev. Father Anthony McLaughlin officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Martin was born July 19, 1946, in Dallas and died May 15, 2008, in Gun Barrel City. He was preceded in death by his sons David and Wayne Martin, daughter Theresa Martin and father Henry Woolbright.
Previously of Houston he had resided in Gun Barrel City for the past eight years and was an active member of the Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Malakoff. He was a machinist and a fourth degree of The Knights of Columbus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his mother Daisy Marie Blood, Gun Barrel City; children Christian Lynn Saunders, Greenville, Tenn.; Laura Crawford, Greenville Tenn.; and Shawna Lynn Martin, Henderson; five grandchildren; sisters Marie Louise Shaffner, Eustace; and Pat Baker, Eustace; other family members and many friends.

Jackie Meredith
Services for Jackie Frazier Meredith, 85, Mabank, were held May 17, 2008, at the Payne Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Diller officiating. Burial was in Payne Springs Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Meredith was born Sept. 13, 1912, in Payne Springs and died May 14, 2008, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her parents Annie Wilma and George L. Frazier, sisters Dale Tigert, Gale Smith and Mary Lee Pelham, brother Roy D. Frazier, stepdaughter Karen J. Meredith, niece Terrie Smith and nephew Steve Smith.
She was a lifelong resident of Payne Springs and member of the Payne Springs United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, excellent wife, mother, grandmother and friend who loved arts and crafts, cooking, sewing and quilting. She was a member of the Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband of more than 39 years J.D. Meredith, Mabank; son Ronal C. Massey, Mabank; daughters Beverly Massey Hart and husband Bill, Mabank; and Gail Meredith Higginbothom and husband Larry, Jackson; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Gene Frazier and wife Opal, Payne Springs; sisters Wilma Childress and husband Hugh, Duncanville; Twyla McManus and husband Luther, Payne Springs; and Nelda Reynolds and husband Glenn, Payne Springs; other family members and many friends.
Pallbearers were Thomas Frazier, Doug Smith, Greg Childress, Bo Massey, Tim McManus, Ed Pelham and Eddie Reynolds.

Clara Bell James
Graveside services for Clara Bell James, 77, were held May 20, 2008, at Roselawn Memorial Park
James was born July 23, 1930, in East Delta County and died May 18, 2008, in Dallas.
Survivors include her son David Cates and wife Raydene, Rowlett.

James Miles
A memorial service for James Benjamin Miles, 26, Gun Barrel City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008, at A Sinnerís Hope Baptist Church in Payne Springs, with Pastor Tommy Merchant officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Miles was born Dec. 22, 1981, in Dallas to Jo Christine Heavener and James Lee Miles and died May 17, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
He attended A Sinnerís Hope Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents Christy and James Miles, Gun Barrel City; brother Jeremy Lee Miles, Payne Springs; maternal grandparents JoAnn Heavener, The Colony; and Arthur Heavener, Cameron, Okla.; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

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