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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.

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

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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.