Obituaries

JOHN THERMAN BRIGGS

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John Therman Briggs, 80, of Cody, Wyoming, died June 19, 2019. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 1 pm at the Abundant Life Assembly of God with Gary Jahnel officiating. Inurnment will follow at Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery. Following the inurnment, family and friends are invited to return to the Abundant Life for a time of visitation.
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JOE LACKEY

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Joe Lackey, 70, of Amarillo, passed peacefully in his sleep at the Country Club Nursing Home and Rehab on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Joe’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service at 10 am Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at the Eleventh St. Baptist Church (1010 N. Missouri) in Shamrock.
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FRANK F. McMORDIE III

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On Monday, March 2, 2020, Frank F. McMordie III slipped the surly bonds of this earth. Headed to altitudes unknown in his final skyward journey, he left his mortal remains and burdens to find peace above. A memorial service for Mac will be held in Lubbock at 11 am on Tuesday, March 10, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3321 33rd Street. Ashes will be returned to Canadian at a later date.
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DONALD L. ‘DON’ JOHNSON

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Donald L. “Don” Johnson, 81, of Canadian, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Canadian. Services were held at 10 am on Monday, Feb. 24, at the Carmichael-Whatley Canadian Chapel with Lee Cornelison and Bill Gamel officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.
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VIRCIE GODWIN DYSART

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Vircie Godwin Dysart, of Graham, Texas, formerly of Amarillo, celebrated a grand 100th birthday in September 2019, and was ‘ready to go’ on Feb. 15 ... after getting President Trump and Gov. Abbott elected. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Mobeetie Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Wheeler.
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EVA ELIZABETH ANDERSON MCCLELLAN

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Eva Elizabeth Anderson McClellan, 69, of Perryton, and formerly of Canadian, died Feb. 15, 2020, in Perryton. Cremation memorial services will be at 2 pm on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Chapel in Canadian with Beck Timmons, grandson, and Jeff Lay, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

VIRGIL DAKE

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Virgil Dake, 84, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. No services are planned. Virgil was born Sept. 28, 1935, in Glazier, to Glen and Stella (Jamison) Dake. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict; a member of the United Methodist Church; a 32nd-degree Mason; and a licensed electrician, engineer, and surveyor. Virgil is survived by his lifetime partner, Mary “Em” Morris of Mountain Home; her daughter, Sondra Dailey; her son, Rick Dailey; and two grandchildren; by his sons, Russell, Danny, and Michael; by a daughter, Elaine (Jim) Hand; by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and by his sister, Kahra Whistler and special friend Jack Colston of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his first wife, Jeannie Sutton.