Dateline: November 11, 2004


Loyd “Duck” Dickerson, Jr., age 73, died Friday, November 5, 2004, at Henrick Hospital in Abilene, after a long illness.  Graveside services were held on Saturday, November 6, 2004, in Hawley Cemetery near Abilene under the direction of Girdner-Brown Funeral Home.

Loyd was born October 24, 1931, in Elk City, Oklahoma.  He was a farmer most of his life.  Mr. Dickerson lived in Clarendon before moving to Abilene in 1997.

Mr. Dickerson was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one daughter.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Doris of Abilene; three daughters, Jane Odom of Como, Alice Dickerson and Cynthia Heathington, both of Childress; one son, Mark Dickerson of Hawley; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Neoma Rippetoe and Jay Guinn, both of Clarendon.

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