Obituaries

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LORI PLETCHER

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Lori Pletcher went to her heavenly home peacefully and unexpectedly on Jan. 17, 2020. A celebration of Lori’s life will be held at 1 pm on Jan. 25, 2020 at Messiah’s House in Amarillo. 

Lori was born Oct. 15, 1963, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Doyle and Kathy Cates. She married her lifelong best friend, Dallis, in July 1983, and four years later, their lives were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Alex Beth. 

Lori graduated from Booker High School in 1982. She graduated from Panhandle State University in May 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. 

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BOB HOHERTZ

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Bob Hohertz, 88, of Canadian, died Jan. 18, 2020, in Lubbock.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Canadian’s First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Gerhardt, officiating. Burial will follow in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. 

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EILEEN LOUISE FALKE

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Eileen Louise Falke, 95, of Canadian, passed away gracefully on Jan. 15, 2020, while being cared for by the loving hands of the Hemphill County Hospice and hospital nursing staff. The family will hold a memorial graveside at a later date. Cremation arrangements are Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian. 

Eileen Louise Falke was born April 3, 1924, in Cimarron, Kansas, to Mabel and Roy Jenkins. She was one of 10 children. Eileen married Nick Falke on Dec. 26, 1950, in Garden City, Kansas. She had lived in Canadian since 1963. 

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SALLY SUE SMITH

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Sally Sue Smith, 68, of Borger, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at home in Colorado. Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Riverview Baptist Church, with Pastor Alton Cheatwood II, and Pastor Rick Timmons of the Central Baptist Church in Canadian, officiating. Burial followed in Westlawn Memorial Park.

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BILLY DEAN HUNT

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Billy  Dean  Hunt,  74,  of  Higgins,  died  Nov.  24,  2019. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Church of the Nazarene in Higgins, with Pastor Cawlie Johnson officiating.

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WILBUR N. KILLEBREW JR.

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Wilbur N. Killebrew Jr., 82, of Pampa, died Jan. 4, 2020, in Amarillo. Celebration of life services were held today, Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 am, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel in Pampa, with John Curry and Rev. Ruby Moultrie, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial followed at 2 pm at Edith Ford Cemeteries of Canadian, under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.

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MARION G. HILL

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Marion G. Hill, 92, of Amarillo, died Dec. 29, 2019, in Amarillo. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at the Washington Avenue Christian Church, with Gary Jahnel officiating. Services are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

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MATTHEW JOHN CRAWFORD

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Matthew John Crawford, 41, of Vega, died Jan. 7, 2020. Services will be held at 3 pm on Friday, Jan. 10, at Vega High School Auditorium, with John Herweg and Winfield Davenport officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Vega, with Charles Davenport officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo. Viewing will be 10 am–1 pm, Friday, Jan. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Vega.