Dateline: February 7, 2002
services for Florence Ardelle Briggs, age 98, were held at 11:00 a.m. on
Wednesday, February 6, 2002, in the First Baptist Church in Lefors with
Rev. Lewis Ellis, pastor, officiating. Burial was held at Memorial Heights
Cemetery in Lefors under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral
Directors of Pampa.
Briggs died Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Amarillo. She was born February
17, 1903, in Comanche County, Texas. She graduated from Ferris High School
and received her bachelorís degree from North Texas Womenís College in
1924. She later received her masterís degree from North Texas State
University in Denton and received a library science degree in Colorado.
She also was awarded an honorary doctorate degree. She was a teacher in
Texas for 38 years of which the last 20 years were served in Lefors. She
finished her teaching career in Liberal, Kansas, where she taught for two
years. Miss Briggs was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lefors and
was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had lived the
last four years at the Medical Center Nursing Home in Clarendon.
was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
include one sister, Ann Briggs Cowan of Jarrell, Texas; several nieces and
nephews including Jaquetta Owens of Clarendon; grand nieces and nephews;
and great grand nieces and nephews.
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