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Mildred Welch

Mildred Harkins Welch, 84 of Friona passed away November 20, 2019 in Friona. Viewing was from 9:00 A. M. to 8:00 P.M. with family visitation from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home Thursday November 21, 2019 with a Celebration of Life Memorial Service scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Friona with Rev. Ellis Parson and Rev. Brett Hoyle, officiating. Arrangements by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Mildred Lafern was born June 27, 1935 in Carnegie Oklahoma to Finley Beckham and Nola Mildred Millwee Harkins. Mildred grew up with two older brothers Leon and Earl. Mildred gave her life to Jesus and was baptized at age 11. Mildred graduated from Plainview High School in 1952.

Mildred married Royce Gene Welch on June 29, 1952 and the couple lived in several locations before settling in the Friona area in 1956 to farm.

Gene and Mildred were members of Summerfield Baptist Church for over 60 years. Mildred served the church as the church clerk from 1973 to current. She was a very dedicated member who had served in all capacities such as Sunday School teacher, GA leader, VBS director, along with serving on various boards and offices.

Mildred was a member of the Black Study Club (formerly the Black Home Demonstration Club). She also served the club in every office multiple times. Lifelong friends and families were made!!

Mildred is remembered for always being a kind, generous and loving Christian wife, mom and grandma. She enjoyed working in the yard and caring for her home. Mildred was the perfect farm wife. She was a true servant in every way.

Survivors include three children, Veca Masters and her husband James, Kevin and wife Linda, and Varla and her husband Terry all of Friona; 11 grandchildren, Vacresia Salyer and husband Greg of Shallowater, LaTawn White of Midland, Vanette Barnett and her husband Todd of Amarillo, V’Lynda Barnett and her husband Kevin of Perryton, V’Laura Sundlie and husband Justin of Ozark, MO, V’Lesha Pelton and her husband Raymond of San Angelo, Tolby Wilcox and his wife Jenny of Lubbock, Kelsey Welch of Amarillo, Katy Welch of Friona, Dillon Welch and wife Ariana of Seminole, and Duncan Welch and his wife Ariel of Lubbock. Great-grandchildren Mason, Gage, Liam, Gene, Maddison, Ellis, Kitzy, Valeigh, Bryce, Aubrey, Easton, Palmer, McCoy, Slaton, Parker, Marlee, Peyton, Paxton, Avah and Mavrick. Also, by two sisters- in-law, Carleta Harkins of Hereford and Paula Welch of Amarillo.

The family suggests memorials be to Parmer Medical Center 1307 Cleveland Friona, Texas 79035 or Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice 304 East 11st. Friona, Texas 79035

You may send condolences to the family and sign the online register book at www.hansardfamily.com

Carolyn Rainey

Carolyn Marie Rainey, 80, of Amarillo, TX died Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Services were at 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 25, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Graveside services were at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Bovina Cemetery, with Pastor Brett Hoyle officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

She was born on February 26, 1939 in Friona, Texas, to A.D. and Lucille Stowers. She attended Friona High School. She married Cloys Stanberry and they had four children. He died in 1968. Carolyn then married Joe Bob Bralley who helped her raise her children. Carolyn and Terry were married on December 28, 2006, after Terry helped her recover following her heart surgery. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed going to WT football games with Terry and was a big Houston Texans fan. She loved to work with crafts and take care of her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gaylord Stowers; and her first husband, Cloys Stanberry.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Rainey; daughters, Debbie Madrid and husband Joseph, and Kay Saunders and husband Joe; sons, Terry Stanberry and wife Becky, and Robbie Stanberry and wife Jesenia; brother, Larry Stowers and wife Karen; sisters, Joyce Read and Diane Talley and husband John; four granddaughters; six grandsons; and two great-granddaughters

The family received friends from 4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M., Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com

Raymond Hromas

Raymond Bradley Hromas, 65 of Bovina passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 in Hereford. Celebration of Life Services have been scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Bovina with Stan Miller, officiating. Burial following in the Bovina Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Brad was born January 4, 1954 in Friona to Raymond Arnold and Amy Christine Donaldson Hromas and has lived his entire life in Bovina. His sister Charlotte became like a second mother to him and spent many unselfish hours providing special love and care for him. Brad enjoyed being a part of the Bovina community. He loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He also loved his aunts and uncles, cousins and other family. But, most of all, he loved the Lord and was a prayer warrior.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Charlotte, just a few weeks ago, and his grandparents, Ernest Arnold and Sophia Hromas and Jo and Pearl Donaldson.

Survivors include one brother-Galen Hromas and wife Judy of Bovina, brother-in-law- Jerry Wilburn of Hereford, four nephews-Shannon Wilburn and wife Melanie, Kelley Wilburn and wife Heather, all of Hereford, Darren Hromas and wife Stana of College Station, Matt Hromas and wife Michelle of Bovina, three nieces-Lori Morris and husband Cecil of Amarillo, Jodi Peabody and husband Ted of Ann Arbor, Michigan and Lisa Ketchum and husband Zach of Wolfforth, Texas, also 29 great-nieces and nephews and two great-great nieces.

You may send condolences to the family and sign the online register book at www.hansardfamily.com