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•   Amy Mitchell (Biggs) (1993)  25/6
•   Melissa Martindale (Yarbrough) (1989)  13/6
•   Ray Dean (1959)  25/5
•   Martha Denny (Weatherby)  23/5
•   Larry Dorsey (1986)  20/5
•   Deborah Pagano (Todd) (1993)  19/5
•   Michael Lisenby (1977)  11/5
•   Blake Burleson (1988)  1/5
•   Jimmy Hall (1991)  20/4
•   Billy Abbe (2000)  19/3
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.3%

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2 live in Korea
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880 are deceased


•   Shawn Brown (1988)  6/28
•   Karen Boulter (Morris) (1984)  7/1
•   Cara Roberts (Lemm) (1987)  7/1
•   Stephen Thompson (1973)  7/1
•   Jim Conley (1986)  7/2
•   Hunter Cooley  7/2
•   Darla Mayes (1995)  7/2
•   Stanley Boulter (1959)  7/3
•   Janna Reid (Best) (1981)  7/4
•   Martha Denny (Weatherby)  7/5
•   Gina Gohmann (Wharton) (1993)  7/5
•   Hope Hammack (Beatty) (1997)  7/6
•   LaChelle Miller (1999)  7/7
•   Jimmy Strickland (1991)  7/7
•   Mary Ruth Dick (Cozby) (1974)  7/8
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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.

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Billie Sue Stevens Vaughn

Billie Sue Stevens Vaughn

Billie Sue Stevens Vaughn

November 3, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Billie "Sue" Vaughn

Lawn, TX

Billie "Sue" Vaughn, 85, beloved Mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on June 21, 2017. She entered this world on November 3, 1931 in Peacock, TX, born to Opal and Alma Stevens. Sue married her true love, Runt Vaughn, on December 18, 1948 in Abilene, Texas. The couple eventually made their home in Lawn, Texas where they lived for 46 years.

Sue worked for the Jim Ned School CISD at Lawn Elementary in the cafeteria. She retired from the school to take care of Runt and chase her grandkids. She enjoyed golf and camping, but Sue loved to fish.

She was a long time member of Lawn Baptist Church. She was a member of the Honey Bees, which allowed her to help with the children's and senior's programs in Lawn.

Sue is survived by her daughter Sherry Gowin and husband Bob of Abilene, Texas; son Terry Vaughn and wife Penny of Merkel, Texas; daughter Judy Blackwell and husband Larry of Archer, Florida; grandson Scott Blackwell and wife Lisa of Bronson, Florida; granddaughter Misty Braly and husband Russell of Albany, Texas; grandson Ricky Vaughn of Lubbock, Texas; grandson Chad Blackwell and wife Johanna of Vancouver, Washington; granddaughter Lacy Gowin of Abilene, Texas; granddaughter Shelley Scott and husband Brandon of Abilene, Texas; and 6 great-grandchildren (Belicia, Courtney, Hayley, Chase, Hattie, and Sawyer). She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years Virgil Roy "Runt" Vaughn; one son Virgil "Steve" Vaughn; mother Alma Stevens; father Opal Stevens; and 2 sisters, Doris Mackey and Betty Mitcham.

A Funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church of Lawn, Texas. The family will host a visitation for family and friends on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Fry-Smith Funeral Home of Tuscola, Texas.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on June 24, 2017

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1942


Dickie Loraine Willis Haggard

April 2, 1925 - May 31, 2017

Dickie Willis Haggard

Abilene, TX

Dickie Loraine Willis Haggard, 92, of Abilene, passed away on May 31, 2017 in Abilene.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 PM Sunday, June 4th at The Hamil Family Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 2:00, Monday, June 5th at Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery with John Thomas Willis officiating. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Dickie was born in Lawn, Texas to Dick and Jewel Preslar Willis on April 2, 1925. She went to school at Lawn. She graduated from Lawn High School and Draughn's Business College in Abilene. She married Olen "Soapie" Haggard on December 17, 1949 in Abilene, Texas. She was a homemaker devoted to her family. She was an avid bowler. She was a former president of the Abilene Hotel/Motel Association.

Dickie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister, Fern Carr and three brothers Roy Willis, W.T. "Tubby" Willis and Billy Don Willis and son-in-law William O "Bill" Ganus.

Dickie is survived by daughter, Norma Ganus of Abilene, son, Carrol and wife Lynn Haggard of Hays, Kansas, sister Anita Dumis of Abilene, brother Lonnie Willis of Weatherford, granddaughter Laurie Drought of Lubbock, and great-grandchildren, Stephanie Trevino, Kimberly Trevino, and Tommy Trevino, and two great-great grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to Meals on Wheels Plus, 717 N 10th, Abilene, TX 79601.

The family of Dickie Haggard wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of WindCrest Health and Rehab, Abilene, Texas.

Online condolences may be left at


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on June 4, 2017

Darlene attended Buffalo Gap through 9th grade in 1940 and graduated from Wylie in 1943.

Gloria Darlene Simmons Ward

August 24, 1926 - May 26, 2017

Darlene Ward

Hendersonville, NC, formerly of Abilene, TX

Darlene Ward 90 of Hendersonville, North Carolina, formerly of Abilene, passed away May 26, 2017. A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00PM, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in the Wylie Baptist Church. Burial to follow in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery under the direction of North's Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in North's Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange St.

Ms. Ward was born August 24, 1926 in Tuscola, Texas to Ernest and Ola Vada (Pruitt) Simmons. She married William Edward "Dub" Ward in 1945 in Caps, Texas. She was a homemaker and a Preacher's wife.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, two brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her grandchildren; Billy Ward and wife Christina and Linda Ward of North Carolina. Two great-grandchildren; Billy Ernest Ward, III and Christopher Robin Ward. Many nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be made at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on May 31, 2017

Daughter of Peggy Roberson Vernon ('57)

Debra Kay Vernon

Abilene , TX

Debra Kay Vernon, 59, of Abilene, passed away Saturday May 20, 2017. Graveside service will be 2:00PM, Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Tuscola Cemetery.

Debra graduated May, 1976 from Big Spring High School and she completed a few courses at Howard College in Big Spring. She retired from Big Spring State Hospital in May of 2013 after 22 years. One of her favorite jobs was working in the church nursery on Sundays and Wednesdays for four years. She lived in Abilene and Big Spring for many years. Accomplishments included Relay for Life Committee from 2004 - 2013 and was on the Relay team at Big Spring State Hospital from 2002 to 2013. The Relay for Life raises money for cancer research.

She is preceded in death by her father, Thomas Roy Vernon; grandparents, King C. and Florence Roberson, and Roy A. and Norene Vernon; and her uncle, Robert Vernon.

She is survived by her mom, Peggy Roberson Vernon; her brother, Charles Vernon and wife Amanda; her nephew, Roy Vernon and wife Tate; two great nephews, Hudson and Hayden Vernon; and an uncle and aunt, Ronnie and Rita Roberson.

Online Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through the obituary link at


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on May 21, 2017

Class Of 1993

Deidra Gayl Stockton (Goodman)

Deidra Gayl Stockton Goodman

July 17, 1975 - May 16, 2017


Obituary for Deidra Goodman

Deidra Goodman

Deidra Gayl Stockton, 41, of Tuscola, passed away Tuesday, May 16 at Abilene Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Monday May 22, 2017 at 4:00pm at Tuscola United Methodist Church located at 602 7th St.

Deidra was born July 17, 1975, in Abilene, TX, to Loy and Linda Stockton. She attended Jim Ned Schools, graduating from Jim Ned High School in 1993. Her work experience included jobs with Taco Bueno, Drug Emporium, Walmart and Allsups'; but her main job was being a stay-at-home mom for her boys. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, doing bead crafts and making jewelry.

Left to cherish her memory is husband Roger Wayne Goodman and eight beautiful children, Parker, Loy, Nathan, Kevin, Billy baby Iris, Matthew, and Bruce, as well as her parents and one brother, Steve Stockton, two nephews, Hugh John Stockton, Jimmy Stockton and one niece, Jacqueline Stockton along with numerous extended family and many friends. Online condolences may be made at

Alumni Officers Beginning October 2015

Jim Ned Alumni Association

Leslie (Gryder) Ward - President/                      Class of 1998

Crystal (Daniels) Torrez - Sec/Tresurer/      Class of 1998

Alice (Hall) Harp - Parade Chair/               Class of 1995

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