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December 23rd

Charles Edwin “Chuck” LaGrone

December 23, 2013

Charles Edwin “Chuck” LaGrone, 77,
died December 18, 2013 at his home in Borger. Funeral
services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Fairlanes
Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Burwash, Pastor officiating.
Interment will follow at Highland Park Cemetery
under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors
of Borger.
Charles was born October 6, 1936 in Moody, Texas to
Willard Levi LaGrone and Cleo Reed LaGrone. He
was a graduate of North Texas State University where
he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He married Cynthia Ivey August 23,

December 21st

Highway 136 Closed

December 21, 2013

Highway 136 between Fritch and Lakeside Drive in Amarillo has been closed due to weather. According to sources on the scene, a truck hit its brakes, spun out, and became stuck on the highway. An estimated 30 cars are stuck going either direction, and the Department of Public Safety has been forced to close the highway to travel. Updates will be published as they become available.

December 20th

Tommy Frank Ramey

December 20, 2013

Tommy Frank Ramey, 53, died Monday,
December 16, 2013 in Borger.
Services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 21,
2013 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa,
with Pastor Paul Nachtigall of Highland Baptist Church of
Pampa, officiating. Cremation will follow under the direction
of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Ramey was born November 2, 1960 in Pampa. He
had been a resident of Pampa most of his life, moving to
Borger six years ago. He was a CNC machinist for DISCO,
Inc. for 21 years. Tommy enjoyed flying airplanes, riding

December 19th

Mark Ridge Russell, Jr

December 19, 2013

Mark Ridge Russell, Jr., 69, died Friday,
December 13, 2013 in Lubbock.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December
18, 2013 at the Miami Cemetery under the direction
of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mr. Russell was born August 11, 1944 in Southwest
City, Missouri. As a young boy he moved to Pampa, attending
schools and graduating from Pampa High School.
He married Laqueta Dunn in Pampa. Mark was a cowboy
his entire life. As a young man, he participated in the amateur
rodeo circuit. Later, he worked as a ranch hand for

Christine Robin Lynch

December 19, 2013

Christine Robin Lynch, 54, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
A memorial service will be held 3pm Saturday, December 21, 2013 in Minton Memorial
Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Christine was born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 8, 1959 to Bob and Dolly Joswick.
She loved dogs, playing slot machines and read. She was a loving mother and was always
kind and generous.
Survivors include her sons, Jason Lynch and Jeremy Lynch of Borger; Nathan Meadows

Dustin John West

December 19, 2013

Dustin John
West, 26, passed
from this life December
13, 2013 in Stinnett, Tx.
A memorial service will
be held at 2:00p.m. Friday,
December 20, at
Bible Baptist Church.
He was born to Bobby
Jack West and Shannon
Hargues on March
30, 1987.
As a child Dustin played little league sports and made All-Stars each year he played football.
He grew up quick and missed out on a lot of normal teenage life. He was human and, like
most of us, was no saint. The path he chose led to a rough life but through the trials he found
God and had a deep faith and love for Jesus Christ.

December 18th

UPDATE: Major crash injures several; at least one dead

December 18, 2013

Several people were injured Wednesday night in two separate automobile accidents on State Highway 136 between Fritch and Borger.

According to the DPS, at around 6:00 p.m. a Ford Ranger pickup with two occupants heading East on 136 attempted to make a left hand turn into a private driveway, crossing the oncoming lane. The truck was then struck by a second Chevrolet pickup moving westbound with five occupants.

Dustin John West

December 18, 2013

Dustin John West, 26, passed from this
life December 13, 2013 in Stinnett, Tx. A memorial
service will be held at 2:00p.m. Friday, December 20,
at Bible Baptist Church.
He was born to Bobby Jack West and Shannon
Hargues on March 30, 1987.
As a child Dustin played little league sports and
made All-Stars each year he played football. He grew
up quick and missed out on a lot of normal teenage
life. He was human and, like most of us, was no saint.
The path he chose led to a rough life but through the
trials he found God and had a deep faith and love for
Jesus Christ.

Florene Ethel Vann

December 18, 2013

Florene Ethel Vann, 92, passed
away Friday, December 13, 2013.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30
am Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the
Minton Memorial Chapel under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of
Borger.
Florene was born February 23, 1921 in
Bristow, Oklahoma to Joseph and Loudean
Eldredge. She was a long time resident of
Hutchinson County living in Stinnett, Borger,
Spring Creek and Fritch. Florene had been a Baptist for many years. Florene was
a member of the Red Hat Society and Tops Club. She was a loving mother, grandmother,

Lloyd Lavon West,

December 18, 2013

Lloyd Lavon West, 82, of Borger,
passed away Saturday December 14, 2013.
Loyd West was born October 11, 1931 in
Holdenville, Oklahoma to Lloyd Fulton West
and Iren Flyn.
He married Etta Mae Smith December 15,
1951 in Borger, TX.
Mr. West is preceded in death by his
wife Etta Mae; a daughter, Linda; Steve; three
brothers Ted, Homer and Doyle West; and one
sister, Verna Knott.
Survivors include one son, Mark West of
Borger TX; three grandchildren: Steven West,
Michelle West and Sabrina Davis and two Great-grandchildren.

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