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Berneice Nahrgang

Berneice Nahrgang, 81, former Hereford resident, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Prairie Acres Nursing Home in Friona.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Rev. Kyle Streun, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Hereford, officiated. Services were entrusted to Hereford Heritage Funeral Home, 411 E 6th Street.

Berneice was born January 21, 1933 in Reed, Oklahoma to Benjamin and Lillie (Fields) Fisher. She married Glenn Martin Nahrgang on July 26, 1952 in Granite, Oklahoma. She graduated from City View High School, Mangum, Oklahoma, in 1951. Berneice moved to Friona in 2009 from Hereford. She was a Lutheran by faith.

Berneice was a homemaker. She liked to have family gatherings, bake and cook, but more especially, she liked to clean her home and clean up after her family after they had eaten her fixins’. Berneice liked to watch “Everyone Loves Raymond” and basketball games on TV. She loved her Lord and her family and will be dearly missed by all who loved her.

Berneice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn; four brothers, Elmer, George, Ralph and H.M.; and three sisters, Betty Williams, Evelyn Cook and Pat Williams.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Nahrgang and wife Laurie of Amarillo; two daughters, Brenda Barrett and husband Richard of Hereford, Glenda Downey and husband Alvin of Friona; one brother, J. R. Fisher of Amarillo; two “Special Friends and Caregivers”, Nora Gonzalez of Friona, Rosemary Guerra of Hereford; seven grandchildren, Keith Barrett and wife Ginger of Shallowater, Kari Bezner and husband Stephen of Dalhart, Blaire Black and husband Tanner of Hereford, Stephanie Chaney and husband Jeff of Allen, Renee Downey of Lubbock, Tristyn Nahrgang of Canyon, Ashley Fields and husband Michael of Midland; and 11 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Prairie Acres Nursing home in Friona, Alzheimer’s Association, location of choice and/or a Charity of Choice.

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Anita Louise Bynum

Anita Louise Bynum, 75, of Friona, Texas, died on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Amarillo. Celebration of Life services were held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church in Friona with Pastor Bobby Broughton, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Anita Louise was born on December 11, 1938 in Lawton, OK, to W. R. and Dorothy Millsap Bowers. She married Jimmy Bynum in 1959 in Muleshoe, TX. They moved to Friona in the early 1960’s. Louise worked in the school cafeteria, as an aide in the nursing home and private care, and served as custodian of her church. She enjoyed handwork, painting and country life.

She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Friona, where she served in many ways. She was a humble person and wonderful Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. She was a dedicated wife, mother and a special grandma to her grandchildren. She valued and loved the friendships she made during her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

Survivors include two daughters, Melanie Burns of Muleshoe, TX and Denise Parker and husband, Jeff of Borger, TX; two sisters, Virginia Bowers of Muleshoe, TX and Barbara Dalton and husband, Alvin of Ft. Worth, TX; and two grandchildren: Roy Burns of Muleshoe and Keshia Parker of San Angelo, TX.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1500 Cleveland, Friona, Texas 79035 or the Friona Senior Citizens, 1410 Washington, Friona, Texas 79035.

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M.H. (Shorty) Carson

M.H. (Shorty) Carson, 89, of Bovina, died Saturday, August 16 in Bovina. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 22, at the First Baptist Church of Bovina with Rev. Gene Hawkins and Rev. Brian Mullins officiating. Interment with military and masonic honors will follow in the Bovina Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona. Family and friends are then invited to gather at Bovina’s XIT Recreation Center afterword for a celebration of Mr. Carson’s life.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21 at the funeral home in Friona.

M.H. was born December 15, 1924 in Donley County, TX near Clarendon to M.C. and Gertrude Nunley Carson. He graduated from Central High School near Marlow, OK in 1942, moving to Bovina shortly thereafter to work for his uncle, Fred Carson.

Mr. Carson served in the Army 32nd Infantry Regiment in WWII as scout for his unit in Okinawa. Following the war, Mr. Carson returned to Marlow and married Dixie Lee Malcom on January 31, 1947 and moved to Parmer County. He was a longtime Bovina area farmer-stockman, serving as A board member for several organizations including the Bovina School District, West Texas Rural Telephone, Bovina Roping Club, and the Farmers’ Cooperative.

A longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Bovina, Mr. Carson was also a 32nd Degree Master Mason and Master of the Farwell Lodge ON three separate occasions, recently earning his 60 year service pin. He enjoyed raising and racing horses and Charolais cattle, hunting, and having fun with family and friends.

Mr. Carson was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gary Stephen Carson in 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Dixie of Bovina; three sons, Richard Lynn Carson of Bovina, Alan Dale Carson and wife Casey of Clovis, NM, and Galen Charles Carson and wife Pam of Concordia, MO; one daughter, Joan Carol Carson Strawn and husband, Mike of Cedar Park, TX; 12 grandchildren, Jared and Erin Carson (Gary’s), Chrysta and Cody Carson (Alan’s), Michael Carson and Kristin Carson Arko, Joel, Justin, Josh, Jacob, and Jarod Moenkhoff (Galen’s) and Caleb Strawn (Joan’s); and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice 304 East 11th St. Friona, Texas 79035

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Eva Aline Turner

Eva Aline Turner went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Friona, with Reverend Brett Hoyle, pastor, officiating. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona, Texas.

Eva was born on October 16, 1920 in Floris, Oklahoma to James Roy and Ina B. Harryman Coker. She married Billy Wade Turner on July 18, 1942 in Clovis. She enjoyed sewing and was talented in making clothes from her own patterns and dolls. She and her husband, Bill, worked as dental technicians and enjoyed this in their later years. Eva loved the Lord and served as secretary of her Sunday School Class for many years. She leaves behind a legacy of love for her family, children, and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers, Wesley Coker, Bob Coker, Floyd Coker, Cecil Coker and Paul Coker, and two grandsons, Loren Drew Blake and Billy Lawrence Blake.

Survivors include two daughters, Becky Hardcastle and husband, Gary of Wheeler, TX and Karen Blake of Waco, TX; three grandchildren, Mindy Brashears and husband Todd of Lubbock, Marcus Hardcastle and wife Heather of Wheeler, Kristi DeCluitt and husband Chris of Waco; nine great-grandchildren, Bailey Brashears, Reagan Brashears, Presley Brashears, Justin Hardcastle, Houston Hardcastle, Sierra Hardcastle, Katheryn Blake, Eva DeCluitt, Blake DeCluitt

Memorials can be made to Prairie Acres Nursing Home, 201 East 15th, Friona, Texas 79035.

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Letha F. Gammon

Letha F. Gammon, 82, of Friona, Texas, died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Friona, TX. Memorial services were held Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6th Street Church of Christ in Friona, TX with Jeff Procter, minister. Arrangements were under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona, TX.

Letha was born on August 20, 1931 in Olustee, Oklahoma to George and Ola (Lovejoy) Harwood. She married J. W. Gammon on October 10, 1952 in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a teacher and a member of Hub Ladies Auxiliary. Letha attended Lazbuddie Church of Christ for 50 years, and 6th Street Church of Christ for 12 years. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J. W. Gammon; four sisters, Velma Powers, Ruth Conrad, Bertha Greteman and Wilma Pritchard; and three brothers, Haskell Harwood, Floyd Harwood and George Harwood.

Letha is survived by two daughters, Sarah Black and husband, Ricky of Friona, TX and Cindy King and husband, Dee of Amarillo, TX; one son, Mark Gammon and wife, Tammy of Friona, TX; two brothers, Fred Harwood of Amarillo, TX and Bill Harwood of Pampa, TX; one sister, Betty Avent of Canyon, TX; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and caretaker Maria Rodriguez of Bovina, TX.

Memorials to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, New Mexico 88130.

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James W. Upton

James W. Upton, 54, of Friona, died Tuesday, August 19, in Friona. Graveside Services were held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the Friona Cemetery with Paul Garcia, Chaplain for Samaritan Hospice, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home in Friona.

James was born June 8, 1960 in Brownfield, Texas to Jess Willard and Betty Lewis Upton. He loved TV and Gospel and Country Music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister Rita Isum.

Survivors include a sister, Yvonne Jones of Friona; three nieces, Linda Thompson of Brownfield, Lisa McLellan of Red River, New Mexico, and Lydia Johnson of Edmond, Oklahoma; and one nephew Pat Upton of Friona.

You may sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullinscom.