BANGS — The funeral for Noah LeMond, the 4-year-old Bangs boy who died following an accident with mini-blind cords Saturday, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at High Mesa Cowboy Church in Brownwood.
    Noah, the son of Everett and Tiffany LeMond, will buried in Bangs Cemetery.
    Sheriff Vance Hill said deputies responded sometime after 6 p.m. to the home just west of  Bangs city limits on a report of an unresponsive child. The boy’s mother found the boy in his bedroom with mini-blind cords wrapped around his neck, he said.
    “It appeared he may have stacked some toy boxes and crawled up on them,” Hill said.
    The mother and first responders performed CPR, and the boy was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, where doctors could not revive him.
    “We don’t believe this to be anything other than an accident, but we have sent the child off for an autopsy just to confirm our belief,” Hill said.
    “I want to urge everyone to cut those mini-blind cords as short as possible. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”
    The community is rallying around the family.
    A bank account has been set up at TexasBank to help with funeral expenses under the name Tiffany Kilburn Lemond in memory of Noah Lemond. Blaylock Funeral Home is also taking donations for the family, and Center for Life Resources will also be taking donations, according to Facebook posts.
    A fundraiser for the family, hosted by Chip Barker, will be held beginning at 10 a.m. July 17 in front of the Firestone store in Brownwood. A chopped brisket or pulled pork sandwich plate lunch will be sold for $7 a plate.