And a community bids farewell
By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
There was no fanfare, no train bells ringing, only close friends, family and silent tears as the church bells downtown chimed at the top of the hour. Eighty-two days following the tragic accident of two Union Pacific trains in Goodwell, Brian Stone and Dan Hall are laid to rest in private, separate services on September 14, which would have been Dan Hall’s 57th birthday. Friends and family members gathered for a closed service to say their final goodbyes to two of the three men lost in the horrific accident that stunned the Dallam and Hartley communities. Stone and Dan Hall’s remains were released by the State of Oklahoma’s Medical Examiners office earlier this week. John Hall’s remains were released shortly after the accident and his services were held in June.
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