M.H. (Shorty) Carson BOVINA-M.H. (Shorty) Carson, 89, of Bovina died Saturday, Aug. 16, in Bovina. Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 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 by 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. Mr. Carson married Dixie Lee Malcom Jan. 31, 1947, after his WWII service in the United States Army. A longtime Bovina area farmer/rancher, he served on the board of several community and agricultural development organizations. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bovina and a 32nd Degree Master Mason. He raised horses and Charolais cattle and enjoyed hunting and 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, Galen Charles Carson and wife Pam of Concordia, Missouri; 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. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: Bluebonnet Home Health and Hospice 304 East 11th St. Friona, TX 79035 You may sign the online register book at www.blackwellmullins.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 21, 2014