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Cosme Constantino Bermea Constancio

Cosme Constantino Bermea Constancio, 55, of Alpine, TX passed away November 25, 2013. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 30 at Cox Funeral Home with Deacon Bill Allein officiating. Services were under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Constancio was born May 8, 1958 in Lubbock, TX to Federico and Rebecca Constancio. He graduated from Friona High School in 1976 and attended Upward Bound at W.T. in Canyon, TX. He went on to receive his technician degree from T.S.T.I. He was a certified electrician in Alpine.

Constancio enjoyed being with his family and telling jokes. He made lots of friends over the years. He liked watching Sci-Fi and War/Combat movies as well as listening to rock-n-roll music.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Federico B. Constancio Jr. in November 1954.

Constancio is survived by his mother, Rebecca B. Constancia, of Friona, his father, Fred Constancio and, stepmother, Paula, of Plainview, TX as well as the Castillo family. He is also survived by three brothers: Joel and wife, Chila, Constancio and Ezequiel and wife, Angie, Constancio of Hereford, TX; Lucas Constancio of Huntsville, TX; and three sisters, Dora and husband, Robin Pence, of Amarillo, TX; Linda and husband, Raymon Chavez, of Hereford, TX; and Nina and husband, Mike Bozell, of Austin, TX. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

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George A. Borel

George A. Borel, 84, of Friona, formerly of Shawnee, Oklahoma died December 1, 2013 in Friona.

Graveside services were scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Friona Cemetery with Rev. Kurt Borden, pastor of the Friona United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Mr. Borel was born March 1, 1929. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a truck driver that loved traveling and working with antique cars.

He is survived by his wife Ova Borel of Friona, one step-daughter Nancy Roden of Friona, six step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

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Joe Benito Hernandez, Sr.

Joe Benito Hernandez Sr. 78 of Friona, died Sunday Dec. 1, 2013. Prayer Services were held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Friona. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Friona with Rev. Rafael Marin, of Friona, and Pastor Robert Cuellar, of San Angelo, TX, officiating. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery by Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Mr. Hernandez was born July 14, 1935 in Lampasas, TX to Marcelo and Melitona Aguirre Hernandez. He married Maria Garcia March 19, 1955 in Petersburg, TX. He was a former employee with the City of Friona and a very active member and deacon of Templo Bautista Church in Friona. God and family were of utmost importance to Joe as he was a spiritual mentor to many.

Mr. Hernandez is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, two brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife- Maria Hernandez of Friona. He is also survived by a son Jesse Hernandez of Friona; and four daughters: Sylvia Carrasco of Amarillo, Susie Hernandez of Alba, TX, Sandra Hernandez of Austin, TX and Sally Cox of Friona. Fifteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren

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Lorena Sadie Wood

Lorena Sadie Wood, 90, died Sunday, December 1, 2013 in Amarillo. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Friona with Rev. Jeff Messer, of Amarillo, and Rev. Brett Hoyle, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at the Friona Memorial Garden. Services are under the arrangements of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Mrs. Wood was born July 14, 1923 in Bell County, Texas to Vincent and Sadie Pomykal Schiller. At a young age, she moved to Anton, Texas. She graduated from Anton High School in 1941 where she was an All-State basketball player. She married her high school sweetheart, Noyle E. Wood, in 1941 in Clovis, New Mexico. He preceded her in death on December 11, 1998.

Mrs. Wood had been a resident of Friona since 1954. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She carried the Star Rural Route for the Friona Post Office for 38 years. She was a wonderful homemaker and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and will be missed by all family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Wood is survived by two sons, Ronnie Wood and wife Suzanne of Pampa, and Eddie W. Wood and wife Erin of Amarillo, a daughter, Jonelle Hand and husband Mike of Aledo, one sister, Ruthie Fite and husband Marion of Lubbock, her brother-in-law, Bill Wood of Levelland.

She is also survived nine grandchildren, Dana Katharyn Macik and husband Greg of Vail, Colorado, Mark Taylor Wood and wife Shannon of Austin, Romni Durrett and husband Will of Wildorado, Matt Wood, Dane Wood, Dr. Shane Hand and wife Staci, all of Amarillo, Dr. Reese Hand and wife Cristen of Aledo, Melissa Brittingham and husband Rodney of Seaford, Delaware, and Clint Hand and wife Amber of Lubbock, thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 404 West 5th St., Friona, Texas 79035 or a favorite charity. You may sign the online register book at

Charles Clifton Rodgers

Charles Clifton Rodgers, 78, of Friona died Monday, December 2, 2013 in Friona. Graveside services have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Friona Cemetery with Dr. Jeff Dickson officiating. Burial following under the arrangements of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Mr. Rogers was born October 8, 1935 in San Saba, Texas to Charles Jay and Ollie B. Petty Rodgers. He was a farmer, well driller, and cleaning service owner. He loved fishing, reading Louis L’amour books, dancing and watching football.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Calaway of Las Vegas, NV., and Diane Henson of Houston, TX; three brothers, Bobby Rodgers of Friona, Darves Rodgers of Phoenix, AZ., and Gary Rodgers of Ft Worth; two sisters, Joyce Dickson and Sue Isberg both of Friona; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Acres Nursing Home, 201 E. 15th St., Friona, Texas 79035 or Samaritan Hospice, 426 N. Main Suite E., Hereford, Texas 79045

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