Dateline: September 26, 2002


Funeral services for Carrie L. Kirkland, age 89, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2002, at N.S. Griggs and Sons Chapel in Amarillo with Wyley Chaney and Jacky Martin officiating.  Burial was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2002, at Rowe Cemetery in Hedley under the direction of N.S. Griggs and Sons Funeral Directors in Amarillo.

Mrs. Kirkland died September 19, 2002, in Amarillo.  She was born on October 12, 1912, at Okmulgee, Oklahoma.  She married Curtis Kirkland at Lakeview in January 1934.  She owned and operated her farm at Hedley.  She enjoyed driving the tractor, plowing, planting, etc.  She also worked at a sheet factory in Memphis for several years starting in 1961.  She moved to Amarillo in 1980. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hedley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Kirkland, in May 1978.

Survivors include four daughters, Georgia Forkner and Joan Wagner, both of Amarillo, Joyce Walter and husband, Walt, of Amarillo, and Barbara Escamilla and husband, Froy, of San Antonio; two sons, Cleo Kirkland and wife, Judy, of Panhandle, and James Kirkland of Clarendon; two sisters, Patsy Newsom of Meridian, California; and Venita Wortham of Live Oak, California; thirteen grandchildren; and nineteen great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Crown of Texas Hospice or to Make a Wish.

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