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Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Allene Seale

Times Record News
Published Thursday, December 8, 2011

Allene Seale, 91, died Saturday December 3, 2011 in the Munday Nursing Center. Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2011 in the First Methodist Church, Munday with burial in the Goree Cemetery, under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.

Mr Jimmy and Ms Allene giving to the community
Allene was born March 23, 1920 to Ben and Annie Holder as one of ten children. Growing up on a farm in Goree she attended Hefner School and married Curtis Seale in 1936. Together they farmed at Goree. She enjoyed being outdoors, growing a garden, and family get-togethers. She loved to go camping, hunting, and fishing at every opportunity. Always an active member of the community, after moving to town in 1969, she dedicated much of her time to supporting her church, the Goree Memorial Building, and Goree Cemetery and working for the Knox County Meals on Wheels. She loved family and community history, and worked to identify and catalogue the Knox County cemeteries. She was one of a group of volunteers that were honored by the Governor of Texas in 1995 for community service. She was a member of the Goree Methodist Church and later the Munday Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons; Jim and wife Velma of Spokane Valley, WA, Fred and wife Claire of Shallowater, TX, four grandchildren; Steven Seale and wife Tammy of Broken Arrow, OK, Julie Johnson and husband Paul of Spokane Valley, WA, Jay Seale of Lubbock, and Melissa Seale of Shallowater, and thirteen great-grandchildren;Brittany, Brooklynne, Brianna Seale, Ashley , Seth, Jared, Caleb, Nathan, and Aaron Johnson, Megan and Jaden Seale, and Peyton and Mya Kirk . She was preceded in death by husband Curtis, grandson Josh Seale, and a great-grandchild Kymberly Seale.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 8 from 6 to 7 PM at the McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.

The family suggests memorials to the Goree Cemetery Association or the Munday First Methodist Church.

Friday, December 2, 2011

In Loving Memory...

SEYMOUR — Ruth Bates, 97, of Stephenville, Texas, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Stephenville.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Goree Cemetery with Benny Archer officiating, under the direction of Archer Funeral Home of Seymour.
Mrs. Bates was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Jacqueline Wallace of Stephenville and Roxanna Griffore of Danville, Tenn.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

(Frank Ross Bates (Goree Class of 1957) was son of Ruth and John Bates. Frank died a few years ago.  Not sure what Goree Class Roxanna (Bates) Griffore was in.  Jacqueline (Bates) Wallace is Goree Class of 1955.)

Monday, November 7, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Joshua Allen Seale, 27, of Lubbock passed away on Nov. 2, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shallowater with burial to follow at City of Lubbock Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Josh was born on June 3, 1984, in Lubbock to Fred and Claire Seale. A lifelong resident of Shallowater, he graduated from Shallowater High School in 2003, then moved to Lubbock. Josh graduated from South Plains College in 2007 and from Lubbock Christian College in May of 2011 with a degree in communications.

Josh was a member of the Shallowater First United Methodist Church. During high school, he was active in the youth programs at the Methodist and Baptist churches, and a member of Student Council, FHA, and FFA. He was a member of the Parliamentary Procedure Team, manager for the Mustang football team and kept books for the Mustang baseball team. He was an original member of the Ruthless Reds, voted senior class favorite and received best sportsman in Senior League Baseball.

He was an effervescent supporter of every event he was a participant in. Josh was a source of encouragement for everyone he was associated with and loved by many. He enjoyed sports trivia and anything to do with sports, and loved playing games, especially dominoes, cards and golf. Josh also wrote poems and loved spending time with family and friends.

Josh had a very compassionate personality and saw no differences in people, treating everyone equally with respect. He never met a stranger because they became friends almost instantly. Josh would help anyone in need. He had a very unique outlook on life. He did not think outside the box, he did not have a box. Josh had a strong faith in God and lived life to its fullest with a positive attitude. He learned early in life that God had a plan for him. He was a role model for unselfishness. He overcame many medical illnesses and was a cancer survivor. Josh loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

Josh leaves behind his parents, Fred and Claire Harpham Seale; one brother, Jay Seale and wife Robin; one sister, Melissa Seale; paternal grandmother, Allene Seale; two nephews, Jaden Seale and Peyton Kirk; two nieces, Megan Seale and Mya Kirk; one uncle, Jim Seale and wife Velma; two great aunts; many cousins; and a huge circle of very special and precious friends that he loved with all his heart.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jimmy and Mable Harpham, and paternal grandfather, Curtis Seale.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of doctors and nurses in the Surgical ICU at University Medical Center for their compassion and care for Josh following his car accident.

For those who wish to make a memorial donation, the family suggests it be made to the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the Shallowater First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Condolences may be offered

Friday, October 21, 2011

In Loving Memory...

EVA M. BAKER, 77, Whitehouse, died Oct. 17. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler.

Eva was Class of 1951. Senior picture.

In Loving Memory...

Sue Baker, 77, passed from this life Oct. 17, 2011. She resided in Whitehouse at the time of her death.

Born in Goree on June 14, 1934, to the late Jerry and Roberta Hudson, she was the youngest of eight siblings. Sue married Boyd Baker in October of 1955. She was an active member of the Church of Christ in Whitehouse for more than 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shellie and Steve Arnold of Whitehouse, daughter and son-in-law, Robbie and Lloyd Dunn of San Antonio; and her grandchildren, Amy and David Goins of Little Rock, Ark., Steven Arnold of Santa Monica, Calif., Kylie Dunn of Denton, and Macie Dunn of San Antonio; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Her passion in life was teaching children, whether in Bible class, Girl Scouts or serving at Medina Children's Home. She was a friend to and advocate for children of all ages.

Memorial services will be held at the Whitehouse Church of Christ on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sapphire School, 835 Isom, San Antonio, 78216; East Texas Christian Academy, 2448 Roy Road, Tyler, 75707; or Arms of Hope (formerly Medina Children's Home), 21300 Texas Highway 16 N., Medina, 78055.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Guadalupe E. Andrade

Funeral services for Guadalupe E. Andrade, of Plano,

were held at 9 AM, Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the

Dossman Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Bill

Bunting officiating. Burial followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery

in Temple.

The family received friends for visitation on Tuesday

evening from 6-8 PM at the dossman Funeral Home in


Mrs. Andrade died July 23, 2011 in a San Antonio hospital.

Mrs. Andrade was born in San Juan, Texas the daughter

of Sabino and Claudia (Ramos) Espinoza. She married

Jose Morales Andrade in Edinburg, Texas. She was a

long time resident of Goree, Texas. She was a member of

the Goree Church of Christ, before moving to Plano in

1997. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Andrade was preceded in death by her husband

November 4, 1984 and a son, Eloie Andrade, in 1955.

Survivors include two sons, Jessie Andrade, Sr. and

wife Martha of Munday and Jose Andrade, Jr. and wife

Josie of Plano. She is also survived by eight daughters,

Yolanda Andrade of Plano, Dora Andrade of Austin, Olga

Casey and husband Mike of Corpus Christi, Billie

Andrade of Dallas, Herrlinda Thrash and husband Philip

of Lubbock, Margie Parker and husband Robert of Bryant,

Arkansas, Rachel King and husband Pat of Marble Falls

and Sue Banfield and husband Eric of Belton. Brother

Faustino Espinoza of Linares, Mexico and Vidal Espinoza

of Monterrey, Mexico; 16 grandchildren, Elizabeth Bell,

Jessie Andrade, Jr., Marcus Steven Andrade, Priscilla

Andrade, Yomaida English, Douglas Andrade, Lloyd

Andrade, Celeste Cole, Monica Andrade, Bradley Casey,

Bryan Casey, Ashley Casey, Taylor Banfield, Macey

Banfield, Codee King and Rilee King. Twelve great grandchildren

and four great great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Temple Cemetery Company/

Hillcrest Cemetery, P.O. Box 2333, Temple, Texas


Monday, July 25, 2011

Another perspective...

Here is the viewpoint from a young 'un that is the intern for the Knox County Vision Group:

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In Loving Memory...

Charles Parks Heard was born December 11, 1916, in Goree, TX, to Dr. E. F. Heard and Sydney Parks Heard. He died July 21, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

He managed NAPA Auto Parts stores in Odessa and Midland for over 20 years. Charlie was a proud Goree Wildcat his entire life. He was in the Army Medical Corp and was honorably discharged in 1945.

Charlie lost his sight in 1973, and continued to be fully active in his church and community service. He was a member of Sixth & Jackson Church of Christ, and he was an active member of the Odessa Downtown Lion's Club where he held every office including District Governor. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

He received the Heritage of Odessa Award in Community service.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maldene Branch Heard, and a daughter Jo Heard.

He is survived by a daughter and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends only at Frank W Wilson Funeral Directors, Sunday July 24, 2011 from 2 until 3 p.m.

Graveside services will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Abilene, TX, at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011.

Services are entrusted to Frank W Wilson Funeral Directors of Odessa.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just Dreamin', Again...

Above City Hall/garage sale building

Before clean-up event, new windows and new roof

I have a friend who has been seeing lights in a second story window of the, “Our dream home for a Bobby Boatright Museum”, building. She said, “Someone has some Christmas lights plugged in up there. And, after the sun rises they turn from red to white.”

Well, my posse and I went to investigate today. Nope, no lights! We concluded that she must be seeing a reflection. And speaking of that building, most of the Goree residents don’t remember what actually took place there in days of old. It’s been an empty shell during our lifetime. In our rural rescue effort, we need to breathe life back into it, but what, how, who? We have a dream…a museum.

Emptiness also exists in the dying art form of western swing music, made popular by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. We squint into the past to capture a glimmer of what was. And up until two years ago, at least in Goree, it was all smoke and mirrors. Western Swings’ existence was dim; if not, completely flickered out.

As we attempt to revive a town, we have also been privileged to watch the Bobby Boatright Western Swing Music Camp strain and stretch fingers across fiddles and guitars of the now and next generation. These instructors are the reflection of western swing that students are mimicking in order to master the art of swing music. The past is gone, and so is Bob Wills and Bobby Boatright, an original Texas Playboy, but they are not forgotten. Someone out there has the memorabilia of these men…Turkey, Texas boasts of Mr. Wills’ belongings.

Someday we long to peer through that same window and see more than the reflection of street lights. We desire to see Bobby Boatright’s life being played out pictorially to honor his legacy and the music style he lived to perform.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In Loving Memory...

"This special lady from Goree is Dr. Phil's Mother. My wife and her sister grew up with the McGraws in W. Falls and were good friends with daughter Brenda and Son, Dr. Phil." said an alumni.

Copied and pasted from the Wichita Falls Times Record News:

Geraldine “Jerrie” McGraw, age 86, of Lewisville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 19, 1924, in Goree, Texas, to John Calvin Stevens and Willie Mae Harris Stevens. Jerrie was married to Dr. Joseph J. McGraw for 52 years prior to his death on August 22, 1993. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lewisville where she was active in the Darcus Circle.

She is survived by her children, Deana McGraw, Donna Madsen, Dr. Phillip C. McGraw and Brenda Watters; grandchildren, Anthony Madsen, William Madsen, Jr., Douglas Watters, Melissa Mullin, J.P. McGraw and Jordan S. McGraw; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Lewisville. Interment will follow in McCurley Cemetery in Lewisville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Darcus Circle, C/O First United Methodist Church, 907 W. Main St., Lewisville, Texas, 75067. For online condolences please go to

Adventure Days of Knox County

Goree, Texas participated in the Adventure Days of Knox County on June 17-18th. On Friday night, the Movement Space dancers performed. And after a cake auction, 3kord, praise band from Goree First Baptist, had a concert.

Saturday was a jammed packed day.

Trainham Ice, at the bank building, was station #6 for the Amazing Grace Race where five teams participated in challenges spanning the entire county. In Goree, their task was to melt ice until they filled a cup.

There were also teams pillaging around looking for the GPS locator in the ‘Underwood Building’ during the Geocaching Event.

Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called "geocaches" or "caches") anywhere in the world or in our situation, Knox County.

Did I mention the 5K run? Early that morning at the Knox City Country Club folks ran for the cause.

A morning tour was scheduled for the southern part of the county. An afternoon tour of the northern part of the county ensued after Fireman’s Luncheon (benefited county-wide fire stations) at Benjamin School. About 11:45 a.m., a nice air conditioned yellow dog arrived in Goree and fifteen or so filed off. Upon entering the bank building, the stories began…stories about:

-the olden days, i.e. theater, skating rink, three grocery stores, five gas stations, etc.

-how the clean-up began

-the move of the town and school to be by the RR

-first brick building in 1906, domino hall, jail, GMB and beginnings

-Goree School, dorm rooms w/showers, music camp, quilt show w/tour bus, cowboy ball

-Miller Creek and outdoor adventures

And to top off the evening, a blues concert at the Munday Park. Thanks to everyone who made this ‘staycation’ possible in our own backyard. Here’s to great beginnings. And Goree, Texas cannot wait till next year.

Outdoor Adventures

Goree, Texas is gateway to Miller Creek Reservoir which is a great place if you want exceptional fishing, camping, boating or hunting. The lake is the best kept secret in North Central Texas for fishing according to a testimonial. Goree is within 10 minutes or so of the lake, which is just a hop. Forget the skip and jump. Miller Creek Ranch is an ideal getaway.

Miller Creek Ranch is one of the most diversified hunting destinations in Texas. The ranch offers Trophy Whitetail Packages, as well as, Wild Hog hunting. If you are looking for a Guided Duck, Turkey, Goose or Sandhill Crane hunt they can put you a hunt together that will keep you coming back year after year. The ranch also maintains a strong population of quail and their dove hunts are a great way to start up the new hunting season with a bang!

Miller Creek is an isolated reservoir and has generally good fishing for all species with traditional baits. Catfish are usually caught in upper portion of reservoir. Crappie are abundant and are of good size. They can be caught in the row of timber by the water pump station southwest of the boat ramp, and also across from boat ramp around submerged brush piles. White bass and hybrid striped bass are often located in the lower half of the reservoir. Many anglers target these fish in the cove across from the boat ramp. Many prefer trolling for these species.

Camping is often enjoyed in conjunction with activities, such as: hunting, hiking, walking, climbing, canoeing, biking, boating, swimming, and fishing. Camping may be combined with hiking either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location. Outdoorsmen have been visiting these parts for years. Never a dull moment!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Myra Jenette "Jennie" (Williams) Reed, Goree Class of 1955

Jenette was diagnosed with cancer in April of this year and passed away about 11:00 AM Monday, June 20, 2011.

Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Seymour Memorial Funeral Home-940-888-3124
200 S Cedar
Seymour, Texas

Services: 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 23, 2011
First Baptist Church
420 N Washington
Seymour, Texas

Graveside Service following the church service at the Brushy Cemetery (located south of Goree).

Click here: Myra Jenette ‘Jennie’ Reed » Times Record News

Copied from the Wichita Falls Times Record News:

SEYMOUR — Myra Jenette “Jennie” Reed, age 73, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 at her residence in Seymour. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, June 23, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Seymour, with Dr. David Warren, pastor, and Wayne Sharp officiating. Interment will be in the Brushy Cemetery near Goree, Tx., under the direction of Seymour Memorial Funeral Home.

Mrs. Reed was born July 23, 1937 in Wichita Falls, Texas, to Luther and Bear Gray Williams. She married Lloyd Reed on June 27, 1953 in Goree, Texas.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Reed of Seymour, Texas; by three daughters, Carla Engels and husband, John of Greeley, Colorado, Kim Deisher and husband, David of Keller, Texas, and Robin Shane of Burleson, Texas; by 8 grandchildren, Stephen Sims, Robby Blush, Jamie Oliva, Andrew Sims, Brittany Deisher, Wesley Deisher, Tyler Shane and Dylan Shane; and by 7 Great-grandchildren, Chandler, Wyatt and Landry Sims, Addison and Brianna Blush, and Vaughn and Marcus Oliva.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Doris Putman, and a daughter, Donna Kay Sims.

A visitation will be held at 6 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church in Seymour.

Friday, April 29, 2011

In loving memory, Eva Warren (October 19, 1914 - April 28, 2011)

Eva Warren, 96 a resident of Pine Tree Assisted Living in Paris, Texas, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Funeral services will be 10:00A.M. Sat., April 30, 2011 in the Church of Christ of Honey Grove, Texas. Mr. Preston Boles and Mr. Roger Dawdy will officiate. Pallbearers serving will be family members. Burial will follow at Goree Cemetery in Goree, Texas. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10A.M. Sat. April 30, 2011, at the church prior to services.

Eva E. Warren was born Oct. 19, 1914 in Goree, Texas to parents, Edward A. Jones and Claudia Elizabeth Edwards Jones. She attended Hefner and Goree schools. After graduation in 1932, she continues her education at North Texas State University. She started teaching at Hefner Rural School. For the next seven years, she taught in the winters and attended North Texas in the summers. She also taught in various positions in the Goree public school before her retirement in 1978.

She was a longtime faithful member of the Church of Christ, worshiping in Goree, Selfs, Honey Grove, and Paris. Her family brought much joy to her. She loved cooking, sewing, quilting, and playing games, especially Chinese Checkers with the great grandchildren. She always had a wonderful smile that cheered those around her.

She married Elkin B. Warren Sept. 17, 1939 in Frederick, OK. and after 59 years of marriage before his death Feb. 2, 1998. Along with her loving husband she was preceded in death by her parents, son in law, Sammy Dobbs, sister, Lila Faye Mobley and two brothers, Clarence and Paul Jones.

They are survived by two daughters, Claudia and Roger Dawdy of Holly Lake, TX; and Fran Dobbs of Honey Grove, TX; Three granddaughters, Kristy and Eric Howell of Argyle, TX; April and Preston Boles of Honey Grove, TX; and Stacy and Randy Barnes of North Richland Hills, TX. Nine Great Grandchildren, JonAaron, Kyleb, Kason, and Julia Howell, Luke and Kendall Boles, Hudson, Easton, and Greyson Barnes.

Memorial gifts may be made to Camp Deer Run, 1227 CR 4590, Winnsboro, TX. 75494 or Arms of Hope, Quinlan, TX.

Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home 803 East Main Street Honey Grove, Texas 75446 (903) 378-2291 Fax (903) 378-3030.

Monday, April 18, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Patsy Stout Cooper passed from this life to eternity in heaven on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Ulrey, officiating. Burial will be in the Cache Creek Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home, Seymour, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 18, 2011 at the funeral home. Patsy was born in the family home southwest of Seymour on January 16, 1929 to Lowe L and Mary Alice Robertson Stout. She attended a one room school, Miller Creek School for two years and transferred to a two teacher school, Mary’s Creek school for four years. She graduated from Seymour High School. Patsy graduated from Texas Tech University in 1950 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. She taught Home Economics in Sonora, Megargel, Olney and Goree. She returned to college and received her Master’s in Library Science in 1971 from East Texas State University. She became librarian at Seymour High School and later Seymour Elementary, as well. She retired after 35 years of teaching; then returned to Goree Schools as a part-time librarian. Mrs. Cooper sponsored FHA trips, class activities and senior trips. Juniors and Seniors benefitted from her research expertise while writing term papers. She loved those high school students. Cooper, Mama Pat, or Aunt Patsy had a life long love for her family and community. She was an active member of the Baylor County Historical Commission, serving as president. She helped collect information and write “Salt Port to Sirloin, Volumes I and II” and “Latchstrings”. She renewed interest in homecoming for Seymour Ex-Students beginning in 1976. She served on the nominations committee for the Seymour Old Settlers Reunion. She served and encouraged others to do the same. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a past member of the Classroom Teachers Association and a lifetime member of TSTA/NEA. She served as an officer in both. Patsy received the Seymour Chamber of Commerce 1986 Friend of Seymour and 1989 Citizen of the Year. She was an honorary Chapter Farmer for Seymour FFA. Patsy Stout married Raymond Cooper of Sonora. They divorced. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lowe and Mary Alice Stout; an infant brother, William Frank; an infant daughter, Phyllis Jo; and an older brother, Jack Stout. She is survived by a daughter, Alice Ruth and husband, Laron Peters of Gothenburg, NE; a granddaughter, Lizette Alice and husband, Mike Dahlgren of Lincoln, NE; a grandson, Levi Zach Peters of Lincoln, NE. Other survivors include three sisters, Jo Alice Stout of Munday, Betty Lynn Stout Styles of Seymour, and Trixie Stout Holt of Gruver, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Stout and wife, Jo Rozelle of Seymour; and a sister-in-law, Anne Stout of Seymour. She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins whom she dearly loved. Memorials may be directed to Cache Creek Cemetery Association, c/o Carolyn Bomberger, 6283 FM 1152, Seymour, Texas 76380.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goree girl on the news...

One of Goree's own...

Jeanie (Tynes) Turek, Goree Class of 1967.

Jeanie's and David's new pets are expensive to feed!
Fort Worth: 'Cow Town' is now 'Sow Town'????

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

In Loving Memory...

Times Record News
Published Tuesday, April 5, 2011

KNOX CITY — Patsy Ruth Lankford, 78, passed away April 2, 2011, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Knox City Cemetery under the directon of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City.
Patsy was born July 13, 1932, in Munday, Texas, to Ezra Pryor and Effie Yeager. She married Jackie Wayne Lankford December 24, 1952. She was retired from the Texas Department of Human Resources in Knox City where she worked as a secretary. She was a longtime resident of Knox City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and nephew Terry Hollar. Patsy is survived by a daughter, Janet Kay Herzog of Wichita Falls; two sons, Michael Wayne Lankford of Round Mountain, and David Lynn Lankford of Knox City; one sister, Marjorie Hollar of Burleson; five grandchildren, Jill King of Wichita Falls, Emily Herzog of Wichita Falls, Douglas Pierce of Norfolk, Va., Audrey Lankford of San Angelo, Sondra Lankford of Lubbock; and one great-grandson, Chaz King of Wichita Falls. Memorials can be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls, Texas, and the Wichita Falls Humane Society.

Friday, March 4, 2011

In Loving Memory...

MUNDAY — Joy Hord, 80, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, in Munday.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Munday First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.

Mrs. Hord was a homemaker.

Survivors include one son, Mike of Goree; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

In Loving Memory...

GOREE, Texas — Roel (Rolly) Ramos, 49, died Thursday, February 24, 2011, in Forth Worth, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.

Rolly was born January 4, 1962, in Knox City, Texas. He graduated from Goree High School and was a cook.

Survivors: two brothers, Manuel D. Ramos of Yucca Valley, California, and Art Ramos of Abilene, Texas; three sisters, Connie Reyes of Watauga, Texas, Molly Shires of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Gloria Ramos of Fort Worth, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends was Monday at the funeral home at 6 p.m.

2011 Cotton Pickin' Quilt & Food Show In Review

“It (speaking about the Quilt & Food Show) was even better than last year. There is something around every corner. I didn’t think it could get better”, was one comment overheard. Another, “See what can happen when two great groups work together for a common cause.”

Well it was way more than two great groups involved, but she was right...two were instrumental in pulling it off. Going for Greatness in Goree did the Quilt Show and Munday Chamber of Commerce did the Food Show. The Knox County Visioning Group, Knox City Chamber of Commerce, Knox County Historical Commission, Badlands Productions and Ranger Creek Ranch were among the rest.

It was mesmerizing to see over 100 quilts decorating the gym. Vendors were everywhere! The Home Ec Building was the spot for food vendors and cooking demonstrations. Gourmet Food Shows with “Yo Momma”, Cynthia Kinsey were well attended with standing room only. The first, “From Fridge to Fabulous in 30 Minutes”, was amazing. The other demonstration, “Puff Pastries—Breakfast, Dinner, Appetizers and Desserts”, wow’ed the crowd with extra pizzazz due to her warm, witty and fun personality. The east wing held four more rooms packed full with vendors.

If the next generation doesn’t take a hankerin’ to quilt, then it will be a sad day on the farm. The lost art isn’t lost, yet though. Thanks to groups like the Brazos Valley Quilt Guild. A “Log Cabin Challenge” was issued to their members. The Guild’s quilts made this year were required to incorporate the log cabin pattern and were judged by Donna Mizer. First place ribbon for the hand quilted category was awarded to Lula Baty and second went to Geraldine Koenig. First place in machine quilted went to Jan Carver and second to Mary Huffman. And finally, first in the wall hangings went to Carol Dickson and second went to Susan Spake. Experts, for certain.

Another endangered trade is canning. Lorrie Coop demonstrated “Canning & Food Preservation” techniques twice that day. And something that IS popular with the younger generation is scrapbooking. Ronda Thompson put her skills to work for everyone interested in scrapbooking with Creative Memories Products. Mrs. Penny Kizer demonstrated a new measuring tool that would make any sewing job a breeze. And Trainham Ice’s Caroline Garcia was on task sharpening scissors.

Quilt viewers were given the opportunity to vote on the quilt they liked most…the Viewer’s Choice Award went to Judy Hubbard who entered a Pinwheel Quilt given as a retirement gift from Munday First United Methodist Church which was pieced by Mary Huffman, hemmed by Penny Kizer and custom quilted by Amanda Bibb. Her prize was a beautiful rocking chair donated by Lake Creek Beverage Store of Goree, Texas. Joni Smith of Erick, Oklahoma won this year’s Raffle Quilt donated by Geraldine Koenig, pieced by Susan Spake & Friends, quilted by Jo Heard.

And finally, Agape Tours brought a group of forty-four clients on a Mystery Trip to experience the Knox County Adventure Tour. They met at the Bank Building in Goree for coffee and donuts, spent hours at the Quilt & Food Show and then were off to tour Knox County. They saw the Cathedral in a Cotton Field, were impressed with the fruits of Keep Munday Beautiful, gawked at tractor art and wall murals, ducked under the ‘almost-none-like-it’ bridge while headed to tour the jail and museum, flew by The Narrows (our little Continental Divide) and finally roosted at Ranger Creek Ranch for a marvelous dinner joined by Wyman and Sylinda Meinzer, our state photographer. An Agape Tour traveler is seen here with her door prize, an autographed copy of his latest, "Under One Fence: The Waggoner Ranch Legacy"

Great day in the morning! Job well done to ALL who made an event like this HAPPEN! It just gets better with age. Thanks, thanks, thanks…