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Loretta Joyce Wakefield Sheppard

January 24, 2022

Loretta Joyce Wakefield Sheppard passedaway to be with Jesus on Jan. 14, 2022. Acelebration of life will be held at Leave AMark Church in Columbus, Ohio on Jan. 26 at1 p.m.She was born Friday, Dec.18, 1970 in Hurst,Tx. She grew up and was raised in Vernon, Tx.She graduated from Vernon High School in1989, and went…

Gladys Faye (Graf) Golden

January 24, 2022

Gladys Faye (Graf) Golden , 91, passed from thislife to Glory on Jan. 8, 2022, in Arlington, Tx.She was preceded in death by her husband of 66years, James M. Golden, Sr., who passed on Jan. 8,2015. They had a blessed full life together loving,serving, and spreading the love of Jesus wheneverthey could.Gladys was born Dec.…

Jerry Hobbs

January 24, 2022

Jerry Hobbs, age 92, of Norman, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. He and his wife Jeanette served as pastors of a church in Vernon in the 1950sbefore accepting a call to be a missionary to Thailand in 1957.

Dorothy Dianne “D-Dab” Tate,

January 24, 2022

Dorothy Dianne “D-Dab” Tate, 75 of Vernon, Texas, died on Saturday, Jan.15,2022, in Wichita Falls, Texas.Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Sullivan FuneralHome Chapel with Rev. George Records officiating. Interment will be held atEastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 at…

Patsy Lynn (Pat) Luttrell

January 24, 2022

A celebration of life for Patsy Lynn (Pat) Luttrell, age 76, who passed away on Sun–day, Dec. 12 , 2021 at Advanced Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Vernon, Texas., willbe held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at the First Baptist Church

Ray Dean Wilkinson

January 24, 2022

,Ray Dean Wilkinson age 52, passed awayin Wichita Falls onTuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.A funeral will be held onThursday, Jan. 6, 2022at 2 p.m. in MorrisonFuneral Home Chapel.Visitation will precedethe service starting atnoon. Arrangements areunder the direction ofMorrison Funeral Home.Ray Dean was born onApril 9, 1968 in Vernonto Jesse and Linda(Haynes) Wilkinson.He was a natural borncaretaker.…

Elizabeth Guggisberg

January 24, 2022

Elizabeth Guggisberg, 84 of Vernon, Texas, died onSaturday, Jan. 1, 2022, in Vernon, Texas.Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Rev. StevenBrummett officiating. Interment will be held at East-view Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral

Vernon ISD closed for the week due to staff shortage

January 11, 2022

Vernon ISD will be closed for the remainder of this week, and the first two days of next week.. From Tuesday, Jan. 11 through Friday, Jan. 14, Vernon will be closed due to a shortage of staff due to COVID-19 quarantine requirements. Students will not have online assignments during this closure. Classes are set to…

287 closed due by fiery train wreck, updated

January 8, 2022

According to an official with BNSF Railway company, 28 of the 98 cars on the train derailed at approximately 9:45 a.m. Saturday. As of 5:32 p.m., that night 25 of the derailed cars carrying ethanol were on fire. There are no reported injuries to crewmembers.  BNSF stated there is no threat to the surrounding community.…

Earthquake reported southwest of Vernon

December 29, 2021

A moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported 26 mi southwest of Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas on Monday, Dec 27, 2021 7:56 p.m. local time. Vernon was reported as the closest town to the quake, with Seymour 30 miles away. It was at a depth of 5 km (3.3 miles) with Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.91484°N…