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Janee Jackson

Janee Jackson, 86, of Anton, formerly of the Rhea Community, died February 2, 2017 in Lubbock. Funeral services were held Monday, February 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Bovina with Rev. Brian Mullins, pastor, John R. Blackwell and Ricky Taylor, officiating. Burial followed in the Bovina Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Janee Jackson was born Sept 27, 1930 in Winganon, Oklahoma to T.F. and Beatrice Parker Taylor. For many years she was a certified apartment manager, managing apartments in Abilene, she was a past licensed real estate agent and worked for the Friona funeral home for over a decade.

Janee loved to read Christian novels, was an avid knitter, loved to crochet while watching the Gaither Homecoming programs. The Rhea community and members of First Baptist Church in Bovina were her extended family, every bit as loved as much as her actual family

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Wayne “Sonny” Taylor, and Norman Ray Taylor.

Survivors include two daughters, Kay Jackson of Anton, and Kathy Herrin and husband Randy of Anton; on sister, Barbara Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada; one granddaughter, McKenzi Jackson of Ft. Worth, TX; one sister-in-law, Gay Taylor of Rhea Community; two nieces, Kristy Anderson and Shannon Malone; and one nephew, Ricky Taylor.

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Christopher Hardy Carrillo

Christopher Hardy Carrillo, Sr.,71, of Hereford, died February 3, 2017 in Friona. Mass of Christian burial services was held Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Friona with Rev. Anthony Swamy Aakula as Celebrant. Burial followed in the Friona Cemetery under the direction of Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home of Friona.

Christopher was born August 21, 1945 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Andrew and Angela Hardy Carrillo. He was a truck driver, loved fishing, model cars and was a member of the Catholic Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Faustina Mendoza Carrillo of Friona; one son, Christopher Carrillo, Jr. and wife Martha of Amarillo; two brothers, Andy Carrillo and David Carrillo of La Grande, Oregon; three sisters, Mary Benitez of La Grande, Oregon, Carmen Brown of Washington, Rosemary Peasley of Smith River, CA: two grandchildren, Nickolas Carrillo and Matthew Carrillo.

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Dorthy "Lavelle" Bronniman

Dorthy “Lavelle” Bronniman, 76, of Friona, went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 3, 2017.

Services were held Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Vega Church of Christ with Carroll Thomason, minister, officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements were under the direction of Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Lavelle was born on November 23, 1940 in Lamesa, Texas to Effie and L. T. Prather. She married her beloved Oscar Bronniman on August 24, 1963 in Lamesa, Texas. They had three children. She was an elementary school teacher. She taught 3 years at Fluvanna; 3 years at Walcott; and 10 years at Friona. Lavelle enjoyed singing church songs and reading. She was a member of the 6th Street Church of Christ in Friona.

She is survived by her husband, Oscar Bronniman, of the home; two sons, Bart Bronniman and wife Sharla of Clovis, NM and Bret Bronniman and wife Krista of Early; a daughter, Bena Glasscock and husband Jerry Don of Adrian; three brothers, Jack Prather and wife Leslie of Lubbock; Ewell Prather and wife Marilyn of Abilene; and Orville Prather and wife Madie of Temple; a sister, Estelle Strother and husband Jim of Allen; ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Josh, Caitlin, Jacob, Blake, Jarrett, Jayden, Beau, Briley and Madison; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter, Taylor Bronniman and a sister, Verla Strickland.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Prairie Acres in Friona, the Alzheimer’s Association, Camp Blue Haven or a charity of choice.

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