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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.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

GHS, Class of '57

Joe Royce Peterson
January 16, 1940 - March 11, 2012

Joe Royce Peterson, 72, of Kountze, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at his residence.  Born January 16, 1940, in Crockett, to Stella Pethenia (Sanders) and Earl Louis Peterson, he had been a resident of Kountze since 1976.  Joe was retired from Motiva in Port Arthur as a powerhouse operator and proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He was a charter member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kountze.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Peterson of Kountze; daughters, Rebecca Walton and her husband, Jarrod of Kountze, Samantha Karst and her husband, Steve of Houston, and Melissa Hatcher and her fiance’ Chris Hutchison of Kountze; sister, Kathryn Volker of Hillsborough; grandchildren, Hannah Walton, Grace Walton, Mason Walton, Gavin Robles, and Jack Hutchison; great grandson, Carson Walton; and special friends, Roy and Diane Langston and Robert and Geri Hunt.

His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1600 S. Pine, Kountze with Reverend Tony Thornton and Reverend Joe Patterson officiating.  Burial will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze.  A gathering of his family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Broussard’s, 530 W. Monroe, Kountze.

Friday, March 9, 2012

In Loving Memory...

Jimmy Roberts, Goree Class of 1955, is husband of Johnetta.

We lost a lovely lovely lady.  Jim called and said Johnetta went peacefully with all her family at her side except for Chris who is at OU.  He wanted me to tell everyone.   
Her body is at the Arlington Funeral Home, 1231 East Division, Arlington.  Jim wants to have the funeral in Arlington on Saturday and burial in Jacksboro on Sunday, but nothing is definite yet.  Check the funeral home's website tomorrow. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

In Loving Memory...

Charles Cooper Haskin (1926 - 2012)

Charles Cooper Haskin, 85, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Graveside service: Private burial. The family will host a reception in Cooper's honor at 5 p.m. Friday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Cooper's honor to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice . Cooper was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Goree. In 1943, at the young age of 17, Cooper graduated from Goree High School and enlisted in the U.S.Navy where he was a signalman aboard the USS Buckingham in the Pacific Ocean and later shore patrol in Honolulu, Hawaii, before being discharged in 1946.

In 1949 he graduated from Texas Tech University and a year later
he met his future wife, B.J. Haskin, on a blind date. They were
married in 1953 and shortly thereafter he was called to active
duty in the United States Air Force. Cooper reported to flight
training, receiving his wings and served in the Strategic Air
Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. He flew the
B-29, B-36 and B-47 and was sent to Atomic Bomb School in New Mexico and finally
assigned to a nuclear target in the old Soviet Union. Upon his departure from the Air Force he saw a billboard advertising a job opening for pilots at American Airlines. This was the beginning of
a 31-year career allowing him to travel the world and rise to the
rank of Capt. Charles Cooper Haskin. In 1973, Cooper founded Makers Company which still operates as a steel lighting facility in Haltom City. Upon his retirement from American Airlines, he left Makers Company in the hands of his children and moved back home to Seymour.

Cooper enjoyed spending his free time hunting with his son,
fishing in Colorado with friends, "cowboying" at the Cowen & Sons ranch and Meadowbrook Wranglers with his daughter, gardening and flying his plane. He was an excellent cook and loved to share his creations with his family and friends. Survivors: Wife, B.J. Haskin; sister, Connie Bingham of Amarillo; son, Greg Haskin and wife, Becky; daughter, Laura Haskin; grandson, Travis Haskin and wife, Jenny; granddaughter, Marleigh Carol Haskin; great-grandson,
Holden Cole Haskin; special cousin, Candy Estes; and faithful
companion, Joe.

Published in Star-Telegram on March 7, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cinda Cay Letson

2/4/1955 3/1/2012
Service: 12:30 pm Monday, March 5, 2012 at Trinity Bible Church, Weatherford.
Burial: Memory Gardens.
Visitation: 6-8 pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the funeral home.

 WEATHERFORD -- Cinda Cay Letson, 57, died Thursday, March 1, 2012.
       Service: 12:30 pm Monday, March 5, 2012 at Trinity Bible Church, Weatherford. Burial:Memory Gardens. Visitation: 6-8 pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the funeral home.
       Cinda was born February 4, 1955 in Seymour, Texas to Jack and Dyne Nuckols. She attended Trinity Bible Church. Cinda received her real estate license in 1993 and was a real estate agent for Century 21 Judge Fite.  She served on the Greater Metro West Association of Realtors, being elected by her peers she served on the Board of Directors for a full term.  Cinda was also a member of Texas and National Association of Realtors and served on TREPAC.
       Cinda loved antiquing, reading but most of all she loved her granddaughters.
       Survivors: daughters, Mandi Hamilton and husband, David, Maci Benet and husband, Bryan; son, Brady Foerster and wife, Adryn all of Weatherford; parents, Jack and Dyne Nuckols of Munday, TX; special friend and caregiver, Casey Letson of Mineral Wells; brother, Troy Nuckols and wife, Paula of Goree, TX; and five grandchildren, Skyler, Kaylee, and Lauren Hamilton, Maddie Benet and Avery Foerster.

Friday, March 2, 2012

In Loving Memory...Cinda (Nuckols) Leston

Service: 12:30 pm Monday, March 5, 2012 
at Trinity Bible Church, Weatherford. 

Burial: Memory Gardens. 

Visitation: 6-8 pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the funeral home.