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January 7, 2021

Hop Lewis

Long time resident and barber Hop Lewis passed from this life to his eternal home on November 22, 2020 at the age of 96 in Oklahoma City from Covid-19. Hop was born October 8, 1924 to Emit Lewis and Audie Moore Lewis in Hollis, Oklahoma. The family moved to Friona, Texas in 1937 where Hop attended school. After graduating Hop joined the Navy and served in WWII at Pearl Harbor with a Navy Repair Unit.

Hop had been living in Guthrie, Oklahoma for over 20 years where he had many friends. He was a member and attended the Baptist church in Guthrie.

Hop is survived by one son Randy of Earth, Texas along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Emit Lewis and Mother, Audie Lewis brother Dan Lewis sisters Wanita Taylor and Margie McCarty and one nephew George McCarty.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held in the Spring in Oklahoma.

He will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

Myrna Mae Adams

Myrna Mae Adams, 77 of Texico, N.M., formerly of Friona passed away December 25, 2020 in Texico. Viewing was held from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Monday, December 28, 2020 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Graveside Services set for 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 in the Friona Cemetery with Lance Teague, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Myrna was born October 29, 1943 in Denver, Colorado by Lester Lloyd and Sylvia Priscilla Kirk Roth. She later married Robert Dean Adams April 28, 1962 in Arvada, Colorado.

Myrna was all about family and enjoyed cooking and caring for them. She loved hummingbirds and roses, and playing just about any type of game.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son-Leslee Adams, and 1 brother-Kenneth Roth.

Those to carry on her legacy includes 1 daughter-Beverly Bentley of Texico, 2 sons-Donnie Adams and wife Cindy of Amarillo, and Tim Adams and wife Michelle of Wheeler, 1 sister-Darline Cole and husband Tom of Yampa, Colorado, 1 brother-Darrel Roth of Ulysses, Kansas, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Robert Neelley

Robert Neelley, 79, of Friona, passed away December 30, 2020. Viewing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Masks are highly urged during the visitation. Celebration of Life Graveside Services will be Monday, January 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park of Lubbock with Rev. Skip Hodges and Rev. Archie Echols officiating. Burial following by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Robert was born November 2, 1941 in Amarillo, Texas to Bert and Melba Neelley. He attended schools in Hereford and Friona before graduating from Perryton High School, where he met his future wife Connie LaMaster. They married on June 1st, 1960, and began their life together in Lubbock to attend Texas Tech. After graduating in 1964, he held jobs in Plainview, Friona, and Houston before making Friona his permanent home. He was employed by Friona State Bank from 1971 to 2001. He loved working at the bank and considered his fellow employees his family. He had numerous friends in the agricultural banking community at large. Robert was a friend to many and had an especially soft spot for people in difficult circumstances.

Being active in the Friona community was important and meaningful to him, and he most recently served on the boards of Parmer County Community Hospital and the Friona Economic Development Corporation. He was a follower of Jesus Christ, serving as an active member of the Friona United Methodist Church. He was an avid reader and never stopped his quest for learning. He spent many enjoyable afternoons with friends at the Friona golf course and could always find time when traveling for a round or two! Fishing the beautiful trout rivers of Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho and Canada was also a love of his, a skill and joy passed down from his parents. His children have fond memories of their winter ski trips and summer vacations. He and Connie enjoyed staying in touch with friends all over Texas, meeting for meals, fellowship, and a chance for a game of bridge or hearts (heart games with his two brothers and dad were special and often involved an outburst of exasperation and laughter). He was a loyal fan to the Red Raiders and attended many games in Lubbock. Robert's most treasured time was traveling with Connie, visiting the mountains, and spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted grandfather, traveling all over Texas and beyond to cheer on his grandkids and share in their special activities.

Robert is survived by his wife Connie of Friona; one daughter, Leigh Ann Boatman and husband Tony of Cedar Park; two sons, Ben Neelley and wife Amanda of Columbia, Tennessee, and Dan Neelley and wife Shanda of Vega; twelve grandchildren, George Neelley and wife Emily, Paul Neelley, Caroline Neelley, Charlie Boatman, Leslie Boatman, Juliana Neelley, Jackson Neelley, Luke Boatman, Miles Neelley, Wade Neelley, Mason Neelley and Molly Neelley; one great granddaughter, Isabella Neelley; one brother, David Neelley of Austin; one sister-in-law, Sharon Neelley of Amarillo; brother-in-law Joe LaMaster and wife Marva of Perryton, and many nephews and nieces.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Jacob Ben Neelley; his brother Rick Neelley; and sister-in-law Shasta Neelley.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to the Methodist Children's Home, Wounded Warrior Project, or a favorite charity.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the many healthcare workers at Parmer County Community Hospital, Friona EMS services, EagleMed Medical Transport and University Medical Center, Lubbock.

Daniel Soltero

Daniel Soltero, 46 of Friona passed away December 29, 2020 in Lubbock. Viewing was held from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. with Rosary Services at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, January 3, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY. Mass of Christian Burial Services were held at 11:00 A.M Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Friona with Father Gregory Bunyan as Celebrant. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

Daniel was born in Chihuahua, Mexico to Arnulfo Soltero and Maria de los Angels Faudoa. He later married Fabiana Gomez February 15, 1993.

He was an employee of Del Rio Dairy , loved his family, especially his grandchildren, horses and horse racing, helping others, cooking, grilling and having fun.

He is preceded in death by a nephew Roque Soltero Jr.

Those to carry on his legacy include his wife Fabiana of Friona, both parents of Mexico, 1 son - Daniel Soltero Jr. and wife Heather of Canyon, 2 daughters - Adriana and Ahtziri Soltero, both of Friona, 5 brothers - Humero and Gumaro Soltero of Chihuahua, Mexico, Roque Soltero of Hart, Rigo Soltero of Dimmitt, 1 sister - Blanca Soltero of Hereford, 3 granddaughters-Zitlaly and Aizlynn Cervantes and Charlee Soltero.

John Allen, Jr.

John Allen, Jr., 92 of Lubbock, former long time Friona resident passed away December 22, 2020 in Lockney. Viewing was held from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, January 1, 2021 in the Ron Smiley Memorial Chapel of HANSARD FAMILY with Celebration of Life Graveside Services set for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 2, 2021 in the Friona Cemetery with Rev. Gary Johnson, officiating. Burial following in the Friona Cemetery by HANSARD FAMILY Funeral Home of Friona.

John was born January 5, 1928 in Beardon, Oklahoma to John Andrew and Gertrude Marie Petty Allen. He was a proud master electrician for 35 years, a member of the Friona Volunteer Fire Department from 1966 until he retired in 1984, and a collector of rare coins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wives- Betty Allen, Elsie Allen, and Loree Myers Allen, 2 brothers-Joe and Bill Allen, 4 sisters-Lillian Parson, Jessie Jackson, Viola Holton, and Francis Drake.

Those to mourn his passing include 1 son-Johnny Allen and wife Val of Oklahoma, 1 brother-Frankie Allen of Friona, 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Friona Volunteer Fire Department or a favorite charity.