Archive - Dec 2013
Rumors abounded yesterday about an alleged incident involving a gun at a public school campus in Fritch, but officials from the Sanford-Fritch ISD and the Fritch Police Department have denied such reports.
â€śThere was no weapon of any kind,â€ť stated Fritch Chief of Police Monte Leggett. â€śThat is only a rumor.â€ť
Officials from the National Park Service and several area fire departments will conduct a controlled burn today near the Bugbee Estates community at the Lake Meredith National Recreation Area that may leave some areas off-limits to visitors, according to a press release from the National Park Service.
Roy Cordell Reynolds, Sr., 65, of Fritch passed away Sunday, December
8, 2013 in Fritch.
Roy Cordell Reynolds, Sr. was born October 9, 1948 in Pampa, TX. to Cloyce â€śBudâ€ť and
Betty (Thompson) Reynolds, Jr.
He married Cherie Cunningham July 17, 1998 in Fritch, Texas .Roy owned his own upholstery
shop in Fritch. Roy was a member of the Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge #1360 A.F. &
Roy is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Cherie of Fritch, two sons Roy Cordell Reynolds Jr. of Missouri,
Dana Wayne Collins, 64, of Ranger,
Texas formerly of Fritch passed away Monday,
December 9, 2013.
Cremation is under the direction of Minton
Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
Dana was born March 23, 1949 in Borger, Texas
to Louie and Wanda Collins. He graduated from
Sanford Fritch High School and proudly served in
the United States Navy. Dana is affectionately
known to his Indian family as Yobota Onssi (Flying
Eagle). Dana was also known as a musician and songwriter.
He is preceded in death by his father Louie Collins; grandfather, Dean Stucker and grandmother,
Lisa Renee` Harris, 46, passed
away December 11, 2013.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm Friday,
December 13, 203 at Grace Church. Burial will
follow at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of
She was born March 31, 1967 in San Angelo,
Texas to Rodney and Gail Russell. Lisa Renee`
loved to read, scrap booking of her family, and
going on motorcycle rides. She loved being with her friends and family.
Survivors include husband, Billy; daughter, Marci Harris both of the home; parents, Rodney
Registration for the Fire Service Exploring program will be Thursday, December 12th, 7pm at the Borger Fire Department located at 200 N. Cedar. This program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old.
J. F. â€śBuckâ€ť Formby, 89, of Stinnett died
December 5th in Borger. Cremation is under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Graveside
services will be 10:00 am Thursday in Stinnett Cemetery
with the auspices of Unity Masonic Lodge 1242
Buck was born April 9, 1924 in Hopkins County, Texas
the piney woods of East Texas to William Roy and Nora
Bell Dean Formby. He served in the US Army during
WWII and settled in the Texas Panhandle after the War.
He joined the Sea Bees during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Phillips Petroleum
Patricia Gayle Williams was born June 21, 1945 in Leedey, Oklahoma to Dora Gayle and Arthur Frank Haney. She passed away December 6, 2013 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 15 days.
Pat grew up in western Oklahoma before moving to Lubbock, Texas. She moved to New Mexico and then to Borger, Texas in 1965 to make her home.
Pat had worked a number of years for Plains Chevrolet as a bookkeeper. She moved to Elk City in 2009 to be near her children.
Vicki Martin Oâ€™Gorman, 62, died December 5, 2013, in Canyon, Texas.
Services celebrating her life will be at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Canyon with Debra Huffman, pastor, officiating. Services in Stinnett will follow at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday at First Christian Church of Stinnett. Burial will follow in Stinnett Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon. Burial will take place at Stinnett Cemetery, Stinnett, Texas, with arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors.
AUSTIN â€“ Gov. Rick Perry today issued an emergency proclamation directing additional state resources to prepare for a severe winter storm system that is moving across Texas. The governor yesterday activated the Texas Military Forces to preposition assets in preparation for the storm.
â€śAs this winter storm makes its way across the state, I urge all those in the affected communities to closely monitor the storm and prepare for dangerous weather conditions,â€ť Gov. Perry said. â€śWe will continue to take the necessary actions to make state resources available to assist affected areas.â€ť