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•   Ralph Perry (Perry) (1975)  17/11
•   John Sanchez (2018)  13/11
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•   Edward Booth (1990)  28/10
•   Kelly McClure (Watts) (1996)  24/10
•   Frank Dick, Jr. (1994)  1/10
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•   Amanda Mansfield (1998)  3/12
•   Stephanie Minyard (Martin) (1994)  3/12
•   Dustin Rose (1997)  3/12
•   James A. Cumby (St Flying Tigers) (1953)  4/12
•   Randy Earnest (1984)  4/12
•   Lori Pope (Hoerman) (1984)  4/12
•   Wanda June Wilder (Cleveland) (1959)  4/12
•   Patricia Bowen (1994)  5/12
•   Chandra Phariss (Glover) (1986)  5/12
•   Jerry Willis (Lawn Longhorns) (1956)  5/12
•   Dorthy Flowers (Ramirez) (1978)  6/12
•   Christopher Milliorn (2003)  6/12
•   Tristan Parnell (1991)  7/12
•   Roy Richey (1973)  7/12
•   Tammy Lott (Wallace) (1976)  8/12
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Class Of 1963

Ronald Loy 'Ron' McMillon

Ronald Loy 'Ron' McMillon

(December 2, 1944 - November 26, 2020)

Ronald Loy (Ron) McMillon

Abilene - Ronald Loy (Ron) McMillon, 75, of Abilene went to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. Services celebrating his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church with Dr. Jeff Reid officiating under the direction of Piersall Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, in the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church sanctuary. Graveside service will be at Elmwood Memorial Park on Thursday, December 3. The family requests social distancing be practiced and masks worn during visitation and services. A livestream of the service will be provided for those unable to attend at pioneerdrive.tv or Pioneer Drive Baptist Church Facebook Page.

Ron was born December 2, 1944, to J.T. (Jake) and Euna (Sheppard) McMillon in Abilene, Texas. After graduating from Jim Ned High School in 1963, he attended Texas Christian University on a football scholarship where he earned a BBA degree. Ron married his high school sweetheart, Bobbye Powell, on December 18, 1965, at First Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap. After graduation from TCU, they moved back to Abilene where Ron worked for BMA Insurance and Treanor Equipment, prior to becoming a partner in Abilene Sheet Metal (now owned by his son and known as McMillon Mechanical).

For over 50 years, Ron was honored to worship and serve as deacon at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Hendrick Medical Center, as President of Taylor County Expo Center, and was a member of the Local Army Reserve Unit, 490th Civil Affairs Company. Ron had a love for the land, farming & raising cattle, spending many hours at the family farm in Lawn, Texas. He was committed to his faith in God and to loving his family.

Ron is survived by his wife of 55 years, his son Jeff and wife Kimberely, of Abilene, daughter Holly and husband Clark Moore of Tuscola, and grandchildren Macy, Ellis, and Cullen Loy McMillon, Jae Moore of Fort Worth and Jenna Moore, his twin brother and closest friend Donald McMillon, and wife Jean of Abilene, and beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Ron was preceded in death by his son, Joel Scott McMillon, his parents, and his nephew Loy Mark McMillon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pioneer Possibility (Church Building Fund) 701 South Pioneer Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605, Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine St., Abilene, Texas 79601, or the organization of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.pbfuneraldirectors.com.

Though we miss Ron's physical presence, his legacy guides and encourages our grateful hearts. Philippians 1:3

 

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Published in Abilene Reporter News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2020.

(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1954

Samuel Bacon 'Sam' Nix (St Flying Tigers)

Samuel Bacon 'Sam' Nix

(August 14, 1936 - November 18, 2020)

Sam Nix

Ovalo - Samuel Bacon (Sam) Nix died on November 18, 2020, at a nursing facility in Abilene after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease and dementia. He was born on August 14, 1936, in Abilene to A. J. (Jack) and Juanita (Bacon) Nix. He graduated from South Taylor High School in 1954 and Abilene Christian University with a B.S. in 1958. He married Emma L. Shaffer on September 7, 1956 in Moro, Texas. Of their marriage two children were born, a son, Clinton, and a daughter, Lisa.

In February 1959, Sam started his professional career with the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) now known as Natural Conservation Resource Service (NCRS). During his career with SCS Sam and Emma lived in Littlefield, Crosbyton, Levelland, Jayton, Stamford, Lamesa and moved to Temple in 1969 to the state SCS office. There he served as the recruitment and training officer and subsequently Personnel Officer for the State of Texas at the time of his retirement in 1986. After his retirement he served as a consultant for several years and investigated EEOC complaints. At all times during his service with SCS he was also involved in family ranching operations including cattle, sheep, and goats. He ran sheep until coyotes and other predators ended raising sheep in the early 1990's. He was particularly involved in the livestock shows with his children and their lambs and hogs. In 1992 he and Emma moved back to South Taylor County and lived at the Shaffer-Nix Ranch where Emma grew up. This was his permanent residence until his death. Sam also served as a director for the Taylor County Farm Bureau for many years. He was recognized as ACU Outstanding Aggie of the Year in 1985. Sam and Emma were named Outstanding Conservation Rancher from Middle Clear Fork Soil & Water Conservation District in 1999. He was the initial Fire Chief for Moro Volunteer Fire Department in 1994 and served for 15 years.

Sam became a Christian at 13 years of age. He served as an elder at Western Hills Church of Christ in Temple for 21 years. Later he served many years as an elder at North Main Church of Christ in Winters until his resignation due to his health. Sam was a Bible class teacher for over 50 years. Sam served as a Trustee of Sherwood & Myrtie Foster's Home for Children in Stephenville from 1981 to 1987. Sam was a board member for Samaritan House in Winters for several years.

Sam is proceeded in death by his parents and his sister Jackie Graham.

Sam is survived by his wife of 64 years, Emma; his son, Clinton and wife Janet of Abilene, Texas; his daughter, Lisa and husband Lance Powers of Winter Park, Florida; four grandchildren, Anna Staton of Saigon, Vietnam; Emily Simpson and husband Adam of Malden, Massachusetts; Charles Nix of Las Cruces, New Mexico; and James Nix of Canberra, Australia. He is survived by one great-grandson, Eaoin Simpson and another great-grandson due in late December, Evander Simpson; two aunts, Jane Verett of California and Judy Walker of Lubbock, Texas; one uncle, Don Bacon of Spring Branch, Texas; a nephew, Sam Graham of Cedar Park, Texas; a niece, Charla Kaye Hart of Austin, Texas; and several first cousins and other extended family members.

The family will have a private graveside service at the Bluff Creek Cemetery on Friday, November 20, 2020 with longtime friend Dr. Gerald R. Freeman of Florence, Alabama officiating, funeral arrangements directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

The family requests that any memorial gifts be made to Sherwood & Myrtie Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.

 

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Published in Abilene Reporter News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2020.

Trilece Michelle Weyman

(May 20, 1978 - November 8, 2020)

Trilece Michelle Weyman

Sweetwater - Trilece Michelle Weyman, age 42, of Ovalo, Texas and formerly of Sweetwater passed away, Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Hendrick Medical Center South in Abilene. Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 14, 2020 at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Ensminger officiating. Graveside will be at 2:00 P.M. at Tecumseh Cemetery south of Abilene. A family and friend's visitation will be Friday from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at the funeral home. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Ben Callis, Ricky (Junior) Bishop III, Dana Sowell, David "PePaw" Sprayberry, David Allman and Coach Charles Parnell. Trilece was born May 20, 1978 in Dallas. She is a graduate of Sweetwater High School in 1996, graduate of Texas Tech University in 2000, and graduated and received her Master's Degree in Education in 2013 from Sul Ross University. Trilece was a Teacher and Coach for fifteen years and is currently employed by Taylor County Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic. She has lived in the local area most of her life. Trilece is survived by her mother; Brenda Suggs and step-father; James "Buzz" Suggs of Sweetwater, her father; Robert S. Weyman, Sr. and step-mother; Jessica of Weatherford, Texas, brother; Robert Steven Weyman, Jr. and wife Mindy of San Angelo, nephews; Hayes and Holt Weyman of San Angelo, aunt; Jill Fleenor and husband Wayne of Louisville, Kentucky, cousins; Sloan Goldberg of Fairhope, Alabama, Jax Goldberg of Loiusville, Kentucky, Erica Hilliard and Kris Weyman both of Burleson, Texas and Jessie Weyman of Forth Worth, fiancé; James "Blue" Earley of Ovalo, Texas, step-children; Jayden and Jennah of Niagra, Wisconsin and her Taylor County E M S family. Trilece is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Arthur "Pete" and MaJaunta Jo Frymire, paternal grandparents; Harold and Shirley Weyman, uncle; Kenneth Frymire and a cousin Harold Weyman. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to; Taylor County EMS at taylorcountyems.com or to one's favorite charity. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.

Class Of 1960

Sonya Elaine Graham (Rogers)

Sonya Elaine Graham Rogers

(July 28, 1942 - November 3, 2020)

 

Sonya Elaine Rogers, 78, of Tuscola passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at her house surrounded by her family.

Sonya was born in Abilene on July 28, 1942, to Everett and Lucille (Moody) Graham. She attended school at South Taylor County and then graduated from Jim Ned CISD in 1960. She was always a proud South Taylor County Tiger. She moved to Howard county where she attended school at Howard County Junior College.

She worked in and around Tuscola and at various jobs but her priority was taking care of her family. She loved any games with words in them and was a master at crossword puzzles. She loved all animals and always had cats and dogs. She was also known to be a little stubborn and might be a tad rebellious.

She is survived by her daughters Darla Rogers of Tuscola, Elaine Ison of Tuscola; son Chad Rogers and wife Toni of South Carolina; brother Butch Graham and wife Margie of Tuscola, and her grandson Colton Ison of Tuscola.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu flowers donation can be made to Rescue the Animals, 4620 N 1st St, Abilene, TX 79603.

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