March 5th, 2014
Thousands of Hutchinson County residents turned out to vote in their parties’ primary elections Tuesday. Voter turnout for all of Hutchinson County was about 20% of all eligible voters, including 2,384 Republican party ballots and 148 Democratic party ballots.
Elza Marie Patterson, 84 of Borger died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday March 5, 2014 at Minton Memorial Chapel with Pastor Connie Moore and Steve Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. There will be a visitation Tuesday March 4, 2014 at the Funeral home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Marie was born October 8, 1929 to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moffitt in Achille, Oklahoma.
Fern Ritter, 76, of Pampa, died Saturday, March 01,
2014, in Pampa.
Vigil will be at 6:00 PM Monday, March 3, 2014 at St. Vincent
dePaul Catholic Church. Mass will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday,
March 4, 2014 at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church
with Father Christopher Schwind, officiating. Following the
mass, Mrs. Ritterâ€™s body will be donated to Texas Tech School
of Medicine. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral
Mrs. Ritter was born Dec. 29, 1937 in Shamrock. She married
Lilburn Forrest Ritter on Aug. 28, 1955 in Clayton, New Mexico. He preceded her in
Dorothy Mayrene Goodspeed, 88 of
Borger died March 1st in Borger. Funeral services will be
2:00 at p.m. Tuesday March 4th at Minton Memorial Chapel
with William McKee officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn
Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors
Dorothy was born March 8, 1925 in McNair County, TN
to Henry and Ora Russum Isbell. She was a cook at Borger
hospital and county jail. She had been a Borger resident since
1965. She loved cooking and gardening, telling jokes and loving
Rose Willingham, 80, of Fritch, born 08/18/1933 passed away 02/18/2014. Rose was a mother of six, and a seamstress who worked for the Levi-Strauss company for 20+ years. Rose was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, W.J. Willingham, and two brothers; Rocky and Rodney Cooper. She is survived by four children, Sabrina Walker of Amarillo, Weldon Freeman of Amarillo, Diana Dillard of Kerrville, and Ruth Cooper of Amarillo. She has 19 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Rose will be held at 305. N. Robey in Fritch.
Jim Wilson, 80, passed away Wednesday, February
Graveside service will be held 2 pm Saturday, March
1, 2014 at Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of
Verla Joyce Smith, 67, of Borger, died Saturday, February 22, 2014. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 108 Broadmoor in Borger. Burial will be in Thomas, Oklahoma. Mrs. Smith was born on October 9, 1946 in Redlands, California to Irene and Leonard Kirk. She had been an associate at Walmart for 15 years. She married Edward Warren Smith on August 7, 1971 in Riverside, California. She was a zealous minister of the good news of Jehovah’s Kingdom, being baptized on July 20, 1973.