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•   James Hebert (1978)  20/2
•   Linda Cross/Knott  3/2
•   Linda Knott (Cross) (1965)  3/2
•   Valerie Mays (Gann) (1987)  18/1
•   Helle Hasselbach (Loft) (1986)  9/12
•   Patti Snodgrass (Davis) (1986)  7/12
•   Martin Bentancur (Bentancur) (1986)  3/12
•   Malorie May (McBath) (2005)  19/11
•   Kacey Young (Marshall) (2004)  16/11
•   Carolyn Kilpatrick (Akin) (1995)  15/11
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•   Patsy Beaver/June (1965)  2/20
•   Tamra Johnson (Ratliff) (1988)  2/20
•   Michele Owen (Danforth) (1989)  2/20
•   Michael Winegeart (1993)  2/21
•   Ollie Jack Herrington (1945)  2/22
•   Carolyn Kilpatrick (Akin) (1995)  2/22
•   Christene Mayfield (Funderburg) (1962)  2/22
•   Carolyn Ford (Atkins) (1962)  2/23
•   Guadalupe (Lupe) Vasquez (Rodriguez)  2/23
•   Lupe Vasquez (Rodriguez) (1977)  2/23
•   Kobi Melton (LeBlanc) (1993)  2/24
•   Christopher Camp (1980)  2/26
•   Regina Flowers (McFall) (1979)  2/26
•   Steve Smith (1972)  2/26
•   Laura Martin (Taylor) (1984)  2/27
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Troy Abbe


Troy Ray Abbe was born March 24,1953 in Clovis, New Mexico to Margaret Monroe (Moser) and Walter Edward Abbe. He went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2018 in Tuscola. He spent his life as a devoted family man and worked hard for all he had. He worked at Texas Instruments for many years, and while there, with the persistence of his mother in law Charlene Stephens, he received his GED and went on to Wayland Baptist University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Business in 1993. He then spent 23 years working at Eagle Aviation as parts supervisor alongside family and friends.

He was married to the love of his life and best friend, Linda Marie Stephens, on November 20, 1972, and was with her until her last day on this earth. They loved to travel together especially watching their two sons, Troy Ray Abbe Jr. and Billy Walter Abbe play sports and participate in FFA. One of his hobbies was watching his nieces and nephews play sports and was like a second dad to many of them. Recently his pride and joy was his granddaughter Adley Abbe.

Troy is preceded in death by his parents Margaret and Walter Abbe, wife Linda Abbe, son Troy Ray Abbe Jr (TJ), sister Alice Smith, brothers Donny White, Garland Abbe, and Tommy Abbe, and mother in law Charlene Stephens.

Troy is survived by son Billy Abbe, and wife Jessica and granddaughter Adley of Tuscola,; sisters Mary Burleson of Clyde Carolyn Gathright of Plano; and Beverly McConnell and husband Ed of Tuscola; brother Larry Abbe and wife Brenda of Abilene; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30AM in the sanctuary of Lawn Baptist Church on Friday, February 2, 2018, officiated by Mark Moore and Larry Baird, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Lawn Baptist Church with special designation to Youth Group.


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 1, 2018

Cherry Gleason

Abilene, TX

Cherry Winona Minga Gleason left her earthly body and gained heavenly wings on January 28, 2018 at the age of 101 years old.

Cherry was born on August 13, 1916 in Abilene, Texas to Maggie and Eron Minga.

Cherry's family moved from Abilene to Littlefield, Texas when she was 12 years old. She graduated from Littlefield High School in 1934. She then attended Draughon's Business College in Abilene. She went to work for Camp Berkeley, an Army camp located southwest of Abilene during World War II. After the camp closed she worked for the Abilene Public Library, and a finance company that was on the first floor of the Grace Hotel. She retired in 1981 from the United States Post Office after 24 years of dedicated service.

Cherry married Lester Moore in 1948. They were married until his death in 1953.

While working for the post office, Cherry met and married Howard Torrey Gleason in 1967. Cherry and Howard loved to travel with their friends, watch baseball, square dance, and of course, play dominos. After 30 years of marriage, Howard preceded her in death in 1997.

In an interview by the Abilene Reporter News for her 100th birthday, Cherry said, "Get a job after retirement. Don't stay home and be a couch potato." Cherry began volunteering at the Abilene Public Library keeping records, and the Taylor County Historical Commission who presented her with the Perini Award in 2005 for outstanding service. She also volunteered for the Abilene Police Department's Granny Squad for 24 Years.

History and genealogy were one of Cherry's many passions. She has traced our family history back for centuries. She spent many hours helping put together the History of Callahan County in the book called "I Remember Callahan" which was published in 1986.

Cherry touched many lives during her years. From homemade birthday cards to teaching crochet, she always found a way to make everyone feel special.

Cherry was a beloved member of Potosi Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Howard Gleason, 1 brother, Johnny Sparks, and 2 sisters, Gracy Blume and Louise Manuel.

She is survived by 3 sons, Terry Gleason and wife Bobalea of Potosi, H.T. Gleason and wife Marsha of Eula, and Robert Gleason and wife Carolyn of Tuscola. She has nine grandchildren, Zach Gleason, Kayla Williams, Chance Gleason, Laura Gwinn, Coby Gleason, Matt Gleason, Callie Southall, Jake Gleason, and Marleigh Gleason. Cherry also has 11 great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Potosi Baptist Church with burial to follow in Potosi Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018 from 6PM to 8PM at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.

Pallbearers are Zach Gleason, Chance Gleason, Coby Gleason, Matt Gleason, Spence Southall and Jake Gleason.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Potosi Baptist Church and/or Hendrick Hospice.

You may view and sign the guestbook at
Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Jan. 30, 2018

Class Of 1962

Robert Carroll Fry

Robert Carroll Fry

September 10, 1944 - January 7, 2018


1944 – 2018

Meadowlakes, TX 78654

Robert Carroll Fry, age 73, passed away on January 7, 2018, at his home in Meadowlakes, Texas surrounded by family.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Boles and Juanita Fry. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lynda, his sons Courtland Murphy, Sean Murphy, and daughter, Heather Fry Cussimanio, Sean’s wife, Sherry, Heather’s husband, Tony, and Robert’s grandchildren Kailey, Taryn, Morgan, Brendan, Colton, and Capriella; sister, Judy Brinck, her children, Cindy Britt and husband Eric, Robert Brinck and wife Laura, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was born in Abilene, Texas on September 10, 1944. He was raised in Tuscola, Texas, graduated from Jim Ned High School, and furthered his education at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls; he later earned a Graduate Degree from SMU School of Banking.

His banking career began in Abilene, Texas in 1965 with Citizens National Bank. In 1979, he moved his family to Austin, Texas where he joined United Bank of Texas as Vice Chairman and was later promoted to President. He left United Bank in 1987 and later moved back to West Texas where he accepted the position of president at American State Bank in Big Spring. He returned to Austin in 2000 when he joined Wells Fargo Bank, and retired from his banking career in 2010 and moved to the Marble Falls area.

Robert enjoyed running, gardening, loved boating, hunting, training his hunting dog, Jennie, cooking out, spending time with his children and friends and absolutely adoring every one of his grandchildren.

A celebration of Robert’s life will be held on February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 PM at the Zilker Park Clubhouse located at 2100 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Advocates by Putnam, 206 Avenue H, Suite 204, Marble Falls, Texas, 78654. (830) 798-8413.

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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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