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Granny Strickland

Granny Strickland, 102, of Friona passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Friona. Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Friona Cemetery with Wayne Proffitt and Rev. Rick Burton officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home.

Granny was born April 26, 1910 in Davidson, Oklahoma, to John and Maggie Bradley. When she was two years old she and her family moved to the Fort Worth area and later moved to Hopkins County, Texas where she lived until age 10. The family moved to Mena, Arkansas until she was 13 and later moved to Roosevelt, Oklahoma.

She was 18 when she met and married Paul Strickland and to this union was born three children: Ollie Pearl Taylor, Elwanda Campbell, and Eldon Ray Strickland. Mrs. Strickland and her family moved to Parmer County, Texas in 1930 and she continued to live here the rest of her life.

Paul and Opal operated Strickland Truck Stop from 1951 until the 1970s. Mrs. Strickland was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church of Friona. She lived independently until the last year of her life. She was an amazing example of the enduring spirit that she shared with so many of her generation. Mrs. Strickland was a woman of tremendous faith and her family and friends were blessed by her pure and loving heart. Even in the last hours of her life she continually expressed her “I love you’s” to those close to her.

She is survived by two daughters, Ollie Pearl Taylor and Elwanda Campbell, both of Friona; a daughter-in-law Lois Strickland of Clovis, New Mexico; two sisters, Rose Redinger of Lavern, Oklahoma and Lucy Mae Stokes of Amarillo; 8 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and numerous great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maggie Bradley, her husband Paul Strickland, her son Eldon Ray Strickland, and two brothers, James Calvin and Aiden Bradley.

Memorials may be sent to Friona Senior Citizens, 1410 Washington, Friona, TX 79035, or to Prairie Acres Nursing Home, 201 E. 15th, Friona, TX 79035. You may sign the online guestbook at

Alicia Dale Widner

Alicia Dale Widner, 38, of Houston and formerly of Friona, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Graveside services will be Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Melrose Cemetery in Melrose, New Mexico with Rev. Kurt Borden officiating. Arrangements by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Alicia was born August 12, 1974 in Amarillo, Texas to Dale and Louise Widner. She graduated from Friona High School in 1992. She played basketball and in 1992 was named to the all-tournament team and MVP at the Caprock Holiday Tournament held during the Christmas holidays in Lubbock.

Alicia also participated in track. After graduation she attended and graduated from Texas Tech with her degree in Physical Therapy. She has resided in the Houston area for several years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Widner.

She is survived by her father Kenneth Dale Widner of Friona; one sister, Jaton Magness and husband Glenn of Longview; one niece, Courtney DeLaRosa and husband Ben; and a nephew Landon Jake Magness.

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Jose L. Trevino

Jose L. Trevino, 86, of Friona died Saturday September 22, 2012 in Friona.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the Templo Bautista Church in Friona with Rev. Rudy Trevino of San Antonio officiating. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Mr. Trevino was born March 19, 1926 in Mexico to Juan and Antonia Lucio Trevino. He married Esperanza Gonzales August 12, 1944 in Mexico. He loved the sport of pro wrestling and all kinds of animals.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, five children, two brothers, and one sister.

Survivors include seven sons, Juan Ramon Trevino and Jose Luis Trevino of Friona, Rudy Trevino of San Antonio, Jesse Trevino of Clovis, Frankie Trevino of Amarillo, Bennie Trevino of Belton, and Bernie Trevino of Austin; nine daughters, Esperanza Herrera, Petra Ramirez, and Maria Trevino, all of Friona, Tomasita Reyes of Midland, Armandina Benavides and Alice Portillo both of Amarillo, Janie Trevino of Albuquerque, NM, Marta Logan of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, and Margaret Torres of Hereford; two brothers, Pedro and Juan Trevino both of San Antonio; two sisters, Juanita Herrera of Weslaco and Maria Huerta of San Antonio; 41 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren, and 20 great-great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Esperanza Trevino, five children, two brothers, and one sister. You may sign the online guestbook at