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  Edward Shafer
Services for Edward Shafer, 76, Mabank, were held Nov. 16, 2007, at the Lakeview Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Don Bell officiating. Interment was in Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Shafer was born May 21, 1931, in Irving and died Nov. 13, 2007, in Athens.
He was a maintenance supervisor and a member of the Lakeview Assembly of God Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife Frances Shafer, Gun Barrel City; sons David Shafer and wife Linda, Dallas; Ronald Shafer and wife Kem, Mesquite; and Gary Shafer and wife Kristi, Dallas; daughters Sharon Williams and husband Keith, Gun Barrel City; and Lurlene Madsen, Dallas; brother Gerald Shafer, Sulphur Springs; sisters Cora Reed, Dallas; and Musette Sharpe, Balch Springs.

Violet L. Frankenstein
Graveside services for Violet L. Frankenstein, 79, Eustace, will be held Nov. 20, 2007, at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, Ariz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Dec. 12, 2007, at 8 a.m. at St. Judes Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Frankenstein was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Detroit, Mich. and died Nov. 12, 2007, in Athens. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Frankenstein.
Previously of Show Low, Ariz., she had resided in Eustace and was a member of the St. Judes Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters Sharon Taraci and husband Dick, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kathy Gigger and husband Dave, Glendale, Ariz.; Pam Cass and husband Del, Eustace; and Michelle Folsom, Tucson, Ariz.; son Mike Koenig and wife Sandy, Scottsdale, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Minnie C. Williams
Services for Minnie C. Williams, 86, Kemp, were held Nov. 15, 2007, at the Eubank Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Dee Daniels officiating.
Burial was in Cedar Creek Memorial Park under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Williams was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Bennington, Okla. and died Nov. 13, 2007, in Athens.
She was a cosmetologist and resided in Kemp since 1984. Her favorite things in life were fishing, cooking and gardening.
Survivors include her daughters Melba Slack, Kemp; Juanita Gipson, Kemp; and Judy Alexander, Seven Points; granddaughters Jackie Roberts, Dallas; Jimmie Coley, Kemp; Jena Hustead, Malakoff; Jeri Stewart, Pilot Point; Christyl Walker, Seymour, Mo.; and Amy Stewart, Junction City, Ariz.; four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Rogers, Todd Hustead, Hank Hustead, Rocky Brown, Jerry Alexander and Jack Flemming.
Honorary pallbearer was Clyde Byrd.

Emma Lee Gaddis
Services for Emma Lee Gaddis, 92, Mabank, were held Nov. 15, 2007, at the Mabank Church of Christ with James Netherland and Ken Maddox officiating under the direction of Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points. Interment was in Kleberg Cemetery.
Gaddis was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Kleberg to the late Evalena and Ollie B. Floyd, and died Nov. 12, 2007, in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Roland Gaddis, parents, brothers Ollie, Otis, Charlie and David Floyd, sisters Leta Stafford and Florene Sullivan, granddaughter Sherrie Gaddis, great-grandson Daniel Fenley and great-great-granddaughter Jasmine Marie Hale.
Survivors include her daughter Connie and husband Joe Fenley; son Larry Gaddis; sister Evelyn Hawes; grandsons Brad Fenley, Wendell Fenley, Tony Gaddis, Jason and John Gaddis; granddaughters Rebecca Grosch, Pam Patterson; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.