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.
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.
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.
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.