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, October 4, 2012
In Loving Memory...
Jerrell Loyd "Jerry" Bradley (1935 - 2012) 77, went home to be with his heavenly Father and to be reunited with his son, other family members and friends, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. Graveside service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hawkins Cemetery at 5501 N. Hwy. 287 Access, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701. Jerry was born Oct. 20, 1935, in Seymore, and graduated from Goree High School. After a year of college, he joined the Navy serving a four-year tour. In 1960 he married Carolyn Connally and they moved to the Metroplex. Jerry worked at the Arlington Plant of General Motors for 34 years before retiring and moving to their home on Lake Palestine in Chandler. Jerry served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Arlington for many years and director of the Single Adults Department much of that time. He was preceded in death by his son, Curtis Loyd Bradley; and his parents, Loyd A. and Dixie Bradley. Survivors: Wife, Carolyn; brother, Clifford D. Bradley of Rockwell; daughter, Heather Moore of Arlington; three granddaughters; and one grandson.
Published in Star-Telegram on October 3, 2012
Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=jerrell-loyd-bradley-jerry&pid=160240458#storylink=cpy
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.