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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 5, 2013

Praying for the Gray Family...

In Loving Memory...

Mike Echols
October 8, 1958 - May 31, 2013
Carl Michael “Mike” Echols, 54, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Throckmorton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Throckmorton with Bro. Floyd Patterson and Bro. Peter Parker officiating. Interment will take place immediately following at Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Visitation is planned for Monday evening, June 3 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mike was born October 8, 1958 in Seymour, Texas to Helen Francelle (Underwood) and Carl Madison (Buster) Echols. Mike attended schools in Megargel and Goree. He graduated from Goree High School in 1977 where he was a standout athlete in football, track, golf, and basketball. After completing a year at Vernon Jr. College, he returned home to work in the oil field industry. Mike worked at Pumper Supply in Knox City, G&L Tools and Basic Energy. He eventually began his own business in Bridgeport completing oil and gas wells and a hot shot business.

When Mike wasn’t working he loved to spend time at the lake and fish. He also loved playing golf and when he couldn’t play he would watch on TV. Mike moved to Throckmorton 3 ½ years ago to be near his parents and sister and receive necessary medical treatments. He battled his illness with dignity, strength, and never a complaint. Mike was at peace because he loved and trusted the Lord. He was an amazing father, son, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

Mike is preceded in death by his grandparents, Dewey and Addie Underwood and Jim and Allie Echols; uncles, Bill Echols, J.C. Echols, and W.H. Echols; aunts, Thelma Howe, Mary Ellen Malone, and Mae Thomas.

He is survived by his sons, Jacob Echols and wife Stephanie of Junction City, Kansas and Caleb Echols of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Mikah Echols and her son Alex of Springtown, Texas; parents, Buster and Francelle Echols of Throckmorton; sister, Carla Dormier of Throckmorton; nephews, Josh and Jeff Dormier of Throckmorton; nieces, Susan Dormier of Throckmorton and Sarah Dormier of Lubbock; great-nephews Zach Hare of Throckmorton and Little Johnnie Dormier of San Antonio and other family and friends.

Serving as pallbearers are Gus Dormier, Doug Wilkinson, Dickie Patterson, Johnny Gibson, James Howe, and Billy Harris.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In Loving Memory...

Larry Miller Hutchens, born September 6, 1944, died Friday, March 26, 2013, in Abilene, TX.  A visitation will be held Monday, April 29, 2-3:30 pm at North Funeral Home, 242 Orange Street in Abilene.  Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Turner and husband Jimmy, sisters Johnnie Hutchens Merrill and husband, Charlie and Brenda Hutchens Dickson and husband, Joe as well as stepbrother Howard Wilson and wife, Cindy.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Larry was always generous and would help anyone in need.  His wife, Carol, preceded him in death.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Loving Memory...Class of '86

Sandra Allen Archie, age 45, died last week after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.  She is the daughter of Raymond and Willie Jean Allen.  Her daughter, Ashleigh, is a student at Munday High School. 

Right now her funeral has been delayed due to a shortage of funds.  Randy Reagins and Isabella Cobb said tonight they are hoping to have Sandra's service on Saturday.

If you are able to contribute to Sandra's funeral fund, you can make your check out to Isabella Cobb or McCauley Smith Funeral Home and send it to Isabella Reagins Cobb, Box 1, Goree, TX 76363.

Almost time...

The Knox County
Cotton Pickin Quilt Show and
Cookin Show will be held
Saturday, Feb. 23, at the
Knox Prairie Events Center in Goree
(old Goree School Bldg.)
The event is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Over 100 quilts will be on display with a best of show
awarded.  The cooking competition this year will be fruit pies.
A cooking demonstration will be presented on Dinner
Tonight. It will demonstrate preparing a main dish,
vegetable and dessert.  Lunch will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Cotton
Pickin Cafe (the cafeteria).

Numerous vendors will offer a variety of merchandise.
The Knox County Cotton Pickin Quilt Show and
Cookin Show is an annual event hosted by Goree Going
for Greatness and the Munday Chamber of Commerce.
The quilt show displays the handiwork of area quilters
and over 100 quilts are viewed each year with a best of
show awarded by votes cast by the public.

“The Knox County Quilt Guild is the backbone of the
quilt show and this event could not happen without the
work of these ladies throughout the year,” said GlennaDecker.
“Visitors come from all over Texas and
Oklahoma each year to participate in the quilt

This is the third year for the cooking portion of the
show. It is being expanded each year. “The competition
portion of the cooking show this year will be
fruit pies,” Decker said.  “It is overseen by Lorrie
Coop, CEA-FCS. Also, Lorrie will be doing a
cooking presentation on Dinner Tonight and will
demonstrate preparing a main dish, vegetable and

This is an all-volunteer project, according to
Decker. “People from the whole county volunteer
their time to make this show happen each year,”
Decker continued. “Ladies, mostly from Munday
and Goree, graciously volunteer to make the various
dishes needed to provide the meal each year, which
consists of chicken spaghetti, frozen fruit salad
and three layered desert.  Those dishes, along with
salad and rolls which are donated by different businesses
are the long standing traditional quilt show

A large variety of vendors will be present offering
their merchandise. Anything from children’s
toys and books to fabric, patterns and cooking
utensils will be available. The quilt show and
cooking show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch
being served from 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.

The event is held at the Knox Prairie Events
Center (old Goree School Bldg.)
For more information, contact Vickie Huffman
at 940-203-0463, Glenna Decker at 940-256-0097
or Pat Wild at the Munday Chamber office - 940-
422-4540. Information and forms are also available
on Facebook at Cotton Pickin Quilt Show
and Cookin Show.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Quilt & Cookin' Show

The Knox County Cotton Pickin' Quilt Show and Cookin' Show is Sat., Feb. 23 at the old Goree school bldg. It is from 9am to 3pm. Hope some of you can make it to the show. Lunch is served in the cafeteria from 11am-1pm. This is sponsored by the Goree Going for Greatness and the Munday Chamber of Commerce. Like us on fb. Cotton Pickin' Quilt Show and Cookin' Show.

In Loving Memory...

SEYMOUR — Wally Roberts, 87, of Goree died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in Seymour.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Weinert with Benny Archer officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Archer Funeral Home in Seymour.

Mr. Roberts was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Clistene RuDel Roberts; his daughter, Ina Laney of Weinert; his son, Samuel Warren Roberts of Rhome, Texas; his brothers, James Franklin Roberts of Arlington, Texas, Billy Joe Roberts of Hurst, Texas and Kenneth Woodrow Roberts of Plainview, Texas; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Hospice.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.