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, July 5, 2012
In Loving Memory...
Virginia Dare Land
Times Record News
Thursday, July 5, 2012
HASKELL — Virginia Dare Land most recently of Haskell, but longtime resident of Goree, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Haskell. She was 94. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Goree Cemetery in Goree with Dr. Troy Culpepper officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes.
Virginia Lain was born in Parker County, Texas on January 18, 1918 to parents, William and Mary (Murphy) Lain. She married John Arnold Land on December 19, 1936 who preceded her in death. She lived most of her life in Goree and was a clerk at Carl Dry Goods for over 30 years. Mrs. Land was a member of First Baptist Church in Haskell.
Also preceding her in death is her second husband, Howard Reding, whom she married October 25, 1991. Additionally, are her parents, William and Mary Lain; a sister, Nina Morton; 5 brothers, Fred Lain, Homer Lain, Leroy Lain, and 2 that passed at infancy.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hicks of Seymour; 3 sons, Michael Land of Wichita Falls, Don Land of Comfort, and Garry Land of Clinton, Iowa; 1 brother, C.W. Lain of Seymour; 10 grandchildren, Andrea Land, Sarah Land, Clint Hicks, Lisa Lane, Sherrie Hicks, Jamie Glaze, Jason Land, Ashlee Land, Emily Steinhendt, Erin George; 14 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Online condolences and memories can be left for the family at www.smithfamilyfh.com
Last stop for a cold one before headin' to the lake...
"Cool things off a bit!"
Goree At A Glance
Located: U.S. Highway 277 and Farm Road 266, 84 miles north of Abilene, 72 miles southwest of Wichita Falls
First settled: 1886 and originally named Riley Springs
Named for: Robert D. Goree, Confederate veteran
Incorporated: 1906, the same year the Chigger Hill School moved to Goree
At its peak: About 35 businesses, including a cotton gin, grocery store, movie theater, bank and skating rink. Served by the Wichita Valley Railroad
Today: Agricultural community with cotton, cattle
Population then: 614 in 1920
Population now: 307 est. in 2007
City budget: $121,000
About Knox County: Munday and Knox City are the largest towns in the county. Goree is larger than the county seat of Benjamin, population 263.
Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, Texas Almanac
Where is this town?
Halfway between Wichita Falls & Abilene. Still don't get it? Then halfway between Dallas/FtWth and Lubbock. We're the closest town to the lake, Miller Creek Reservoir, where there is great fishin' and fun.