Services for Mrs. Ruth Ella May, 81, of Canadian, Texas, will be at 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 22, 2008 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Dinzel Leonard, officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, Texas. Mrs. May passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008 in Canadian, Texas. Ruth Ella was born March 29, 1927 in Lipscomb County, TX to the late Mr. Lewis Pundt and Mrs. Rachel (Shahan) Pundt. She attended grammar school at Locust Grove and was a 1944 graduate of Canadian High School. She received her AA degree in 1946 from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. She also attended West Texas State University in Canyon, TX from 1951 to 1953. She married Carey May on May 28, 1950 at Locust Grove Baptist Church. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1981. She was a lifelong resident of Hemphill County. She worked as a school teacher for Canadian Independent School District, Lipscomb Independent School District and Seminole Independent School District. She was a member of Hobby Club, Canasta Club and WTCU Club. She was also a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where she helped with many church activities. She was preceded in death by one son, Carey Thomas May. She is survived by one son, Earl J. May and wife Joyce of Canadian, TX; one sister, Earline Whitfield and husband Bill of Levelland, TX; seven grandchildren, Steven May of Tucson, AZ; Michael May and wife Lindsey of Lubbock, TX; Rachel May of Stephens City, VA; Ryan May of Dallas, TX; Tracye Lamb, Lindye Alumbaugh and T.J. May and wife Prisha all of Abilene, TX; The family suggests memorials to the First Baptist Church, 706 Main, Canadian, TX 79014.