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Naranjo, Ruben, 53; conjunto superstar, singer and accordionist known for his slow, danceable style; of heart failure, in Alice, Oct. 12, 1998.

Nasher, Raymond D., 85; developer of Dallas’ NorthPark shopping mall in the 1960s; philanthropist who donated sculpture collection and museum to the city; in Dallas, March 16, 2007.

Navaira, Emilio, 53; Tejano singer who was successful in Mexico as well as the United States; San Antonio native majored in music at Texas State University; grew up listening to Willie Nelson and Bob Wills, he crossed over to country music in the 1990s; in New Braunfels, it was believed he suffered a heart attack while jogging, May 16, 2016.

golfer Byron Nelson  
Byron Nelson.

Nelson, Byron, 94; golf icon who dominated the game in the 1940s; went on to second career as TV commentator; at his Roanoke ranch, Sept. 26, 2006.

Nelson, George “Pop”, 92; Houston barber who was a key civil rights leader there starting in the 1940s; in Houston, March 13, 1997.

Neuhaus, Richard John, 72; liberal Lutheran pastor in civil rights struggle who became Catholic priest/theologian beacon for conservatives, as teenager ran store in Cisco, graduated from Concordia College in Austin in 1950s; in New York, Jan. 8, 2009.

Neumann, Charles, 74; former president of St. Mary’s University who taught theology there for 28 years; in San Antonio, May 9, 1997.

Newbury, Mickey, 62; Houstonian was among the Texas songwriters of the 1960s, first hit was “Funny, Familiar, Forgotten Feelings”; his “An American Trilogy” was a Elvis Presley standard; in Oregon, Sept. 29, 2002.

Newcomb, William W. Jr., 88; UT professor of anthropology who focused on the rock art of Texas, led the Texas Memorial Museum for 21 years; in Austin, Feb. 8, 2010.

Newhouse, Robert, 64; running back played in three Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys, threw the game-winnnig touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII; at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota while being treated following a stroke, July 22, 2014.

Niekro, Joe, 61; knuckleball pitcher who came from obscurity to become the Houston Astros’ all-time winner (1975 to 1985); in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 27, 2006.

Nix, Emery, 86; nicknamed “Ice Water”, he quarterbacked TCU in upsets over No. 1-ranked UT in 1941 and highly ranked UCLA in 1942; in Blanco, Dec. 6, 2005.

Nixon, Joan Lowery, 76; award-winning author of more than 140 books, including murder mysteries and historical novels for children and for young adults; in Houston, June 28, 2003.

Nobis, Tommy, 74; University of Texas football great on the Longhorns’ 1963 national championship team, played linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL; native of San Antonio where he attended Thomas Jefferson High School; in suburban Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 13, 2017.

Norsworthy, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Moroney, 83; granddaughter of Dallas Morning News founder George Bannerman Dealey; in Highland Park, March 6, 2001.

North, Phillip R., 79; former executive editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram who became chairman of the Tandy Corp.; in Fort Worth, April 12, 1998. His wife, Janice Harris North, 77, active in charity work, died July 26, 1998, in Fort Worth.

Norton, Jim, 68; one of the original AFL Houston Oilers and the franchise leader in pass interceptions; in Garland, June 12, 2007.