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  Vada Sue Ballard
Vada Sue Ballard, Lovingly called “Sue” by her family and friends, was born June 25, 1943, to Millie Ellen and Charles Aubrey Allen. The youngest of six children, she died peacefully June 17, 2008.
There will be a graveside service in Addington, Okla., date pending.
She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., and attended school at the Parkview Seventh-Day Adventist Academy in Oklahoma City and the Southwestern Adventist University in Keene.
Survivors include her husband Bill Ballard; daughter Kelly Sue Green; granddaughter Maranda Green; grandson Jeremy Pace his wife Nichole and two great-grandsons Tate Gilliam and Cadence Pace, all of Eustace; caring stepchildren Harmon Ballard and wife Wendy, and granddaughter Christy Ballard, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Bowie Ballard, Dallas; Tina Moore, Waxahachie; and many stepgrandchildren; sisters Reba Wilson, Altus, Okla.; and Beverly Kirby, Eustace; many nieces and nephews.
She and her husband were both active members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
She enjoyed working with children. For 20 years she taught in the Cradle Row and Kindergarten. Also, she taught many Vacation Bible School summer classes.
She played the piano many years for Sabbath services, had a strong trust in a loving God and believed she would see all her loved ones again in her heavenly home.
She was employed for many years in Dallas by Dr. George Mekker general practitioner, and Dr. John W. Fisher, internal medicine.
She loved helping people and always had an uplifting, helpful and gentle spirit. People enjoyed working with her. She had an attentive ear to help and encourage.
She volunteered at Brian’s House in Dallas, caring for AIDS children, and loved getting the babies up in the morning for their baths and rocking them to sleep, quietly singing “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know.”
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Abbie Meadors-Hale
Services for Abbie Lou Williams Meaders-Hale will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2008, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in McKinney with her son-in-law the Rev. Dr. Hap Lyda officiating. Interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery, located in the Forest Grove Community of Lucas.
Meaders-Hale was born March 8, 1915, in Kemp, the fifth of six children, to Jessie Victoria Weatherly and Warren Hutchens “Huffie” Williams and died June 21, 2008, at her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace M. Hale, whom she married Sept. 15, 1995, in 2007, Roy Whiteman, John Meaders, Joe Crutcher, sister Ema, brothers Warren, Temple, E.H. and Billy Dunk.
She was a cattle rancher and worked for McShan Florist in Garland for many years. She moved to Plano in 1954, and was a member of AA since November 1949.
Survivors include her daughters Julia Anne Lyda and husband Hap, Southlake; and Jolly Tucker and husband Doyle, Lucas; grandchildren Marc, Jay, Lance, Peter, Julie, Kerri and Rick; great-grandchildren Jared, Morgan, Avery, Lindy, Sarah Beth, Tyler, Hayley, Christopher, Bradley and Kaycee.

Gertie Amrein
Services for Gertie Marie Amrein, 87, Seven Points, were held June 22, 2008, at Seven Points Church of Christ with Buck Griffith and Leon McManus officiating. Interment was in the Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points.
Amrein was born March 26, 1921, in Duncan, Okla., the daughter of the late Helen E. and James Monroe Jones and died June 18, 2008, in Athens.
She was preceded in death by parents, brothers Donald E., J.M. Jr. and Billie Dale Jones, all of Norman, Okla.; son Harold Lynn Amrein; and daughter Carolyn Sue Amrein, Arlington.
She was a homemaker and member of the Seven Points Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband Charles Troy Amrein, Tool; daughter Patricia Gayle Amrein, Tool; grandson Michael Lynn Amrein; and five great-grandchildren.

Jack Dyer
Services for Jack Edward Dyer, 73, Mabank, were held June 25, 2008, at the Mabank Church of Christ with Messrs. Timothy Sparks and Jack Bateman officiating. Interment was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dyer was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Mabank and died June 22, 2008, in Mabank. He was preceded in death by his wife LaWanda Dyer in 2007.
He was a lifetime resident of Mabank and member of the Phalba Church of Christ. He retired from the Dallas Times Herald as a machinist and was a Church of Christ minister.
Survivors include his father Chester Dyer, Mabank; sons John Dyer and wife Betty, Mabank; Mark Dyer and wife Tina, Mabank; and James Dyer and wife Brandi, Canton; daughters Athena Taylor and husband Jim, Rusk; and Jackie Martin and husband Don, Eustace; brother Billy Wayne Dyer and wife Roylene, Mabank; sister Sandra Featherston and husband Shelley, Kaufman; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Dyer, Mark Dyer, James Dyer, Bill Dyer, Don Martin and Caleb Dyer.
Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Dyer, Daniel Dyer, Tommy Byrd and Joshua Bradford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boles Children’s Home, 7065 Love, Quinlan, TX 75474.

Kenneth Young
A private memorial service for Kenneth R. Young, 71, Trinidad, will be held at a later date under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Young was born Feb. 25, 1937, in New York, N.Y., and died June 22, 2008, in Dallas.
Previously of Dallas, he had resided in Trinidad for the past three years and had retired from the Prudential Insurance Company in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a consumer advocate.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn Young, Trinidad; son David Young, Plano; daughter Susan Foret, Denham Springs, La.; and granddaughter Camille Foret, Denham Springs, La..
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

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