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  Rachel Lee Rice
Memorial services were held for Rachel Lee Rice, 85, Kemp, Sept. 26, 2007, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp, with the Rev. Rocky Weatherford officiating.
Rice was born Rachel Lee Hall, April 19, 1922, in Palmer, Tenn., daughter of Mae Meeks and Henry Hall and died Sept. 23, 2007, in Gun Barrel City.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her parents, Mae and Henry Hall, husband, Joseph Lee Rice, and three brothers preceded her in death.
Survivors include sons, Stephen Rice and wife Bonnie, San Diego, Calif.; Wayne Rice and wife Shelly, Kemp; and Thomas Rice and wife, Penny, Palmdale, Calif.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

Jerry Pool
Services for Jerry Don Pool, 64, Rockwall, were held Sept. 28, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Rockwall with pastors John Tunnell and Kerry Pool officiating. Interment was in Haven of Memories, Canton, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home in Canton.
Pool was born Oct. 28, 1942, in Mabank to Ilene Cheek and A.D. Pool and died Sept. 25, 2007, after a long illness.
He loved to hunt, play tennis, eat out and spend time with his family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rockwall.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years Theresa Tunnell Pool, Rockwall; son Kerry Pool and wife Delena, Rockwall; daughter Vicki Miller and husband Michael, Flower Mound; sister Wanda Long and husband Willard, Whitehouse; grandsons Austin, Jenson, Britian, Travis, Taylor, Timmy and Tristan; uncle Frank Fountain, Wills Point; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Mike Dorain, Dave Plante, Mike Bauchman, Richard Bailey, Don Bohannan and Paul Pool.

Joan Shoemaker
Services for Joan Shoemaker, 69, Tool, were held Sept. 28, 2007, at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery with the Rev. James Jacobs officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shoemaker was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Youngstown, Ohio, and died Sept.24, 2007, in Kaufman. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Shoemaker Sr., sister Jean, and brother Rick Kelsh.
Previously of Grand Prairie, she had resided in Tool since 1990 and retired from the U.S. Military Exchange as a clerk.
Survivors include her sons Fred Shoemaker Jr. and wife Bobbie, Tool; and James Shoemaker and wife Linda, Tool; brother Jimmy Kelsh, Shreveport, La.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Fred Shoemaker Jr., James Shoemaker, Brandon Shoemaker, Dale Bayse and Freddie Shoemaker III.