Monday, December 29, 2008
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday January 2, 2009 at Goree First Baptist Church in Goree, Texas. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas for family and friends.
Born March 30, 1929 in Goree, Texas. She worked in Munday First National Bank for 30 years. She was a member of Goree Methodist Church.
Survivors: Two nephews: Phil Johnson of Anson, Texas and his daughter Miranda Johnson of Haskell, Texas and David and Lisa Johnson of Eastland, Texas and children Sarah and Tod Gay and Hunter Gay of Eastland, Texas; One Niece: Laura Stovall of Knox City, Texas and her Children: Melissa and Anthony Sayers of Dayton, Ohio; Derek Stovall; Sean Stovall; Heather Stovall and Nicole Stovall, all of Knox City, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; One sister: Jessie Mae Johnson and one infant brother.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Her Mother and Dad are Leroy and Lucy Brooks.
If some of you can help, email Jerry for the general location of the grave sites...Keith
I think his name is really Santa Jimmy Claus.
At 12/24/2008 2:47:42 AM Central Standard Time, I sent an email to my Goree Group Email List.
Before noon, Jimmy Claus was back in his warm home, had processed the pictures and had emailed them to Jerry in Houston. At 12/24/2008 1:07:46 PM Central Standard Time, Jimmy Claus forwarded me a copy of the pictures.
We can all be sure that Goree still has good people that go out of their way to help with happiness of others. It is still as it was when we lived there.
Thanks Santa Jimmy Claus, you did good!
Keith and Nancy
Golly, there are a lot of Santas in the Goree area offering to help Jerry.
Let's all run down to Jerry's for New Years. She said we could stay with her (see forwarded email). We could have a big New Years party of Goree alumni. Unnn, on second thought, her husband Jimmy, and their daughter might throw us out, maybe better if we go one at a time.
Anyway, a big thank you, to all that offered to take pictures for Jerry.
Betcha there was surprise, excitement, and a few tears when Jerry opened the email from Santa Jimmy on Christmas Eve. Next, bet she called husband Jimmy and their daughter to see the pictures, maybe even called in the dog and cat too.
As my grandkids say, in the olden days, about sixty-five years ago, 1943, Jerry and I were in the first grade and believed in Santa Claus big time. Now we believe again because of Santa Jimmy. Jerry there is a Santa Claus, just this year his name is Santa Jimmy Claus.
Just passing on Jerry's email so you all know that all Goree people are being thought of this Holliday season. Keith
YOU ARE SO RIGHT. I COULD NOT HAVE RECEIVED A BETTER PRESENT THAT WARMED MY HEART THAN THE PICTURES OF MY MOM AND DAD'S TOMBSTONE WITH THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ON TOP, I DID NOT HAVE A PICTURE OF MY MOM'S DATE OF DEATH ON IT EITHER.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, SANTA JIMMY, YOU HAVE KEPT THE BELIEF OF SANTA AND ALL HIS GOOD DEEDS ALIVE AND THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE FOR HAVING YOU.
THANKS TO ALL THE GOREE PEOPLE WHO EMAILED ME AND OFFERED TO GO AND TAKE PICTURES. IF ANY OF YOU EVERY NEED A PLACE TO STAY WHILE IN HOUSTON, PLEASE CALL ME.
YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE A PLACE OR THE PEOPLE UNTIL YOU LEAVE IT. THERE IS TRULY NO PLACE LIKE GOREE OR THE PEOPLE. GOD MADE A SPECIAL PLACE THERE.
GOD BLESS ALL AND LOVE TO YOU,
JERRY BROOKS MASSEY
Monday, December 8, 2008
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at the Goree First Baptist Church with Genoa Goad officiating. Burial will be in the Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.
Mrs. Jetton was born April 17, 1908. She celebrated her 100th birthday this year. She was a homemaker and a member of Goree First Baptist Church. She moved from Goree to Spearman in 1985. Dimple and Sam B. Jetton were married May 26, 1946, in Munday, Texas. Mr. Jetton died February 14, 1983.
Survivors: one daughter, Lynell Williams of Spearman, Texas; two grandchildren, Lynette Babcock of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Kevin Williams of Goodwill, Oklahoma; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Babcock of Mineral Wells, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Services are Tuesday at Goree First Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.