Archive - 2012
August L. Speegle, 92, of Borger, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Borger, Texas. No services are scheduled.
August was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Wellington, Texas, to Oliver and Pearl Speegle. He married Clyda Mae Packard on Nov. 23, 1946. They were married 62 years before she preceded him in death in 2009. He had been a Borger area resident for most of his life. He retired from the Phillips Copolymer Plant where he worked for over 35 years. He enjoyed working on cars as a hobby.
Sherman â€“ Graveside services for Robert â€śBobâ€ť Dean Deffibaugh 88, of Sherman will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Cedarlawn Memorial Park with Bill Mayes officiating. Mr. Deffibaugh passed away Sunday, December 2, at Texoma Medical Center. Waldo Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bob was born November 27, 1924 in Caney, KS to Otis M. and Maybelle (Hixon) Deffibaugh.
Connie Vandergriff Maynard
Born Aug. 4, 1964, Died Nov. 18, 2012
Survived by big brother Terry Hollingsworth, sister Donna Davis, younger sister Audrey Russell, and younger brother Albert Jr.
Connie had two boys, Joseph Harley and Joshua David.
Grandchildren Joseph Jr., William, and Shaylee Marie.
Connie was a fun, loving, caring person. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. She took after her mom on the fact that she didnâ€™t know a stranger. She loved everyone.
Memorial services will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church.
The City of Borger was the epitome of Christmas cheer as the Christmas parade sponsored by the Borger Chamber of Commerce made its way down Main Street Monday evening. There were a variety of floats from churches, civic clubs, and local businesses, and various pageant queens also participated. Various law enforcement officials and city officials participated as well, along with cheerleaders from Borger High School. Above, one of the floats featured this year was from the office of local medical professional Dr. Wallace Mann.
There are several Grinches right here in Borger trying to steal Christmas one home at a time.
This holiday season, there have been many reports of shredded blow up outdoor Christmas decorations and other decorations stolen right out of peopleâ€™s yards.
Lt. Anthony Griffin of the Borger Police Department said, â€śWe have stepped up our patrolling in the evenings and nighttime in residential areas.â€ť
At this time there have not been any arrests for this crime, but Borger PD is investigating to find the green men with hearts two sizes too small.
The FPC Lady Plainsmen beat Central CC-Columbus by a score of 79-57 at the Southeast Community College Holiday Classic in Beatrice, NE. Natasha Thomas was the leading scorer with 30 points. Honesty Sullivan, of Canyon, scored 10 points and had 9 rebounds.
The FPC Plainsmen lost to Lamar 85-70 on Friday night. Ronald Scott led with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Greg Nelson had 15 points for FPC.
Paula Ann Howard Schaffer, 63, passed away on November 30, 2012 surrounded by family.
Private services will be held. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Paula was born February 28, 1949 in Borger, Tx. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Allen "Bud" Howard and mother, Luvinia "Gee" Howard.
Velma Attebery Simpkins, 81, of Borger, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Borger.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Bunavista Baptist Church with Conny Moore of Borger officiating, and Tommy Batson of Stinnett assisting. Arrangements are under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Abner â€śAbâ€ť McClellan, 74, of Borger, TX passed away Monday, November 26, 2012.
Ab was born Tuesday, June 14, 1938 in Panhandle, TX to Cleburn and Nola Mae (Wood) McClellan.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Herman McClellan and Junior McClellan and by his parents.
Survivors include a son, Jeff McClellan and wife Selena; grandsons, Jake and Taylor McClellan; brothers, Wade McClellan of El Paso, TX, Johnny McClellan of Fritch, TX, Milam McClellan of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Dorsey Eakin of Pampa, TX.
Larry Blackshere, 63, of Borger, TX went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Larry Richard Blackshere was born May 31, 1949 in Oklahoma. Larry served his country as a member of the United States Marines. Larry worked for many years at Vernon & Sons Tire Company and Country Chevrolet.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include two aunts, Joyce and Vicky. He is also survived by his second family, Brandee and Bert Bowen and their children; the Ferguson and Ridlehuber families; and many, many friends who loved him very much.