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•   Zach Darby (2004)  10/6
•   Joan Aldridge (Pohovich) (1962)  8/6
•   Felice Mabes (Berg) (2003)  14/5
•   Carolyn Kilpatrick (Akin) (1995)  14/5
•   Thomas Skinner (2009)  29/4
•   Gay Nell Norris (Lawn Longhorns. Grffin) (1954)  27/4
•   Jon Hoebelheinrich (1989)  13/4
•   Vickie Raper (Sparks) (1981)  10/4
•   James Hebert (1978)  26/3
•   Halee Frizzell (Miller) (2009)  22/3
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.3%

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1 lives in Mississippi
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
9 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
2 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
5 live in Ohio
7 live in Oklahoma
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
670 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
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1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Denmark
1 lives in Ecuador
1 lives in Germany
2 live in Korea
2 live in United Kingdom
2,374 location unknown
904 are deceased


•   Ashley McClure (2005)  6/17
•   Cory Prew (1995)  6/17
•   Hailey Sawyers (2009)  6/17
•   Grace White (Mulloy) (1953)  6/17
•   Kristine Napier (Wylie) (1996)  6/18
•   Will Umstead (2010)  6/18
•   Cherie Broadway (Tweedie) (1981)  6/19
•   Daylene Wheeler (Knight) (1989)  6/19
•   Jennifer Eschberger (1993)  6/20
•   Angela Haggerton (Crotwell) (1978)  6/20
•   Shannon Leeper (Weise) (1988)  6/22
•   Fred Quinney (1972)  6/24
•   Kenneth Lammons (1978)  6/26
•   Patti Moulton (1999)  6/26
•   Shawn Brown (1988)  6/28
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If you graduated or attended the Lawn Independent School District in 1957 or before, please make plans to attend the Lawn Longhorn Roundup at the Sanders Ranch east of Lawn, Texas, Saturday, June 23rd at 10:30. You can contact Charles Warford at (325) 583-2977 or (512) 924-0416.  Please feel free to share this post. This may be one of the last times the Lawn Longhorn's get together so make this reunion a good one!! I plan on being there to take pictures of the occasion so I hope to see some of you there.

The 1990's are having a reunion, BUT all Jim Ned Indian classes are invited to attend during the Homecoming Weekend September 28-29.


Please keep Johna Elliott in your prayers as she lost her dad early this morning. Johna was in my Jim Ned class of '84 for a while and her mom Irma Lewis taught at Jim Ned Jr. High for a long time. Irma passed away at the end of 2015.

Johna, "My Dad walked through heaven’s gate this morning at 1:27am I am certain he was met by mom and all his loved ones that went before him."

Johna Elliott's Dad’s (Jonathan Lewis/ John Lewis) obituary.

Jonathan Lewis walked through Heaven’s pearly gates on May 18, 2018 at 1:27am.

Jonathan (Lew) was born in Pennsylvania in 1934 to Jonathan and Velma Lewis. He was the oldest son of 6 children. He joined the US Air Force at a young age where he excelled as an Aircraft mechanic. He gained the respect and trust of many generals and colonels because of his knowledge in his field and his work ethic. He got to see many parts of the world while in the military and lived in many different states. He retired as a Master Sergeant to Abilene, Texas in 1974 after serving 20 plus years in the military. He owned his own insurance business, worked at and retired from Halliburton and was the maintenance man at a few different nursing homes. At age 50 he obtained his Associates degree.

He was also a cancer survivor.

He married Irma Lewis in 1964 after a brief courtship and they remained married until her death in 2015.
Jonathan loved life and loved being independent. He was a man who lived life to the fullest and loved his friends and family greatly. He was a practical joker and loved to laugh. He was a handy man, being able to fix almost anything that was broke. He believed in staying active, being outside, and tinkering with what he could. He always had some type of story to tell whether it was about airplanes, cars or fishing.
He loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren with all of his heart and would do anything for them. He will be truly missed by the whole family.

He will see again one day in Heaven an Aunt-Leona Mull, 2 sisters Hazel Steinruck and Charlotte Lewis, 2 Brothers, Frank and Theron Lewis. A son, Andre Lewis and his wife Tamra. A daughter, Johna Elliott and her husband Carl. A son-in-law Robert Burns. 9 grandchildren, Heather Rudd, Jon Burns, Austin Burns, Kristi Barr, Cal Lewis, Andrea Lavy, Shelby Halter, Lacey Odell, and Kacey Humphries. 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was greeted at Heaven’s gate by his wife, Irma Lewis; a daughter Paula Burns. his parents, A sister, Marie Sullivan; and many other loved ones.

Jonathan has chosen to donate his body to science and will receive a military burial of his ashes. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Foundation or to the Boy Scouts Of America.

(Tuscola Tigers) - Class Of 1947

Lura Mae Bowman Adkisson

 October 1, 1929 - May 4, 2018

Lura Mae Bowman Adkisson

Abilene - Lura Mae Bowman Adkisson, 88, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2018. Funeral services are pending with Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on May 5, 2018

Below is link by: 

Kimberly Davison

Y'all...this is my 87 year old grandmother who was a cheerleader for the Tuscola Tigers many years ago. She's been doing this CHEER for us since I was little and I finally thought to record it. Isn't she precious?!
We ❤️ her to pieces!





Lura Mae (Bowman) Adkisson

Abilene, TX

Lura Mae Bowman Adkisson, age 88, of Abilene, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Hendrick Hospice Care Center of Abilene.

Lura was born on October 1, 1929 in Potosi, Texas to Jerry M. Bowman and Lula R. (Bell) Bowman and later moved to Tuscola, Texas to begin their family farm. Lura attended school in Tuscola where she was a member of the Tuscola Tiger Pep Squad. She still sang the cheers way into her 80's. Lura continued the close friendships of her classmates spanning over 70 years. She met with her classmates regularly for dinners and reminisced about their school years at Tuscola High School while having many laughs.

Lura married her sweetheart, Junior Adkisson of Abilene, on December 15, 1945 in the Adkisson family home with Pastor Campbell of Palm Street Church of Christ officiating. Junior and Lura have cherished watching their family grow throughout their loving marriage of 72 years. They have lived their entire married life in Abilene. Lura's world has revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren and serving the Lord. Lura was baptized at the age of 13, by Brother Clarence Snodgrass, at Cedar Gap Church. She has been a lifetime member of the Oak Street Church of Christ of Abilene, where she enjoyed worshiping and singing praises to the Lord.

After marrying the love of her life, she went on to attend Commercial College in Abilene. She worked at U.S. Timex for many years and later became a full-time homemaker. Lura then worked alongside her husband as the interior designer of their antique car restoration business. She found great enjoyment camping with her family on the Red River Motorcycle Ranch. She was always up for a good time and had a fun-loving sense of humor. She enjoyed family reunions and gathering for special occasions. She loved to sing with the family, especially the grandchildren. Lura was a prime example of Christ-like living, constantly paying compliments to all. She never missed an opportunity to make you feel uplifted and loved. Her greatest joy was reading her Bible daily. One of her favorite scriptures was Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Lura was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Lula Bowman; infant daughter, Pamela June; two sisters; three brothers and daughter-in-law, Barbara of Abilene.

Lura is survived by her husband, Junior Floyd of Abilene; two sons, Ricky Adkisson of Abilene, Perry and wife Kay of Ridgecrest, California; and one daughter, Sandy Miller and husband Rick of Tuscola; 11 grandchildren: Kyle Miller, Wendy Moseley, Candie Atkinson, Skylor Adkisson, Tammy Adkisson, Angela Pope, Kimberly Davison, Tami Lusk, Kim Hair, Nathaniel Adkisson and Caleb Adkisson; 30 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons: Ryker Adkisson, Kade Miller, Levi Smith, Jarrod Acosta, Hayden Lusk, and Andrew Rodriguez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Hunter Davison, Brayden McDonald and Hunter Crowder.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tommie Farrell and the wonderful staff and compassionate nurses that cared for our sweet Mother (Grandmother) during her stay at Hendrick Hospice Care Center. They are the best!

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 5-7 pm at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories, 5701 US Hwy 277 South, Abilene, Texas. A celebration of Lura's life will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Chapel with burial to follow at Cedar Gap Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to Hendrick Hospice Care Center, 1651 Pine, Abilene, Texas 79601.

You may view and sign the guestbook at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on May 6, 2018

Class Of 2019

James Clay 'Jimmy' Stockton

June 2, 2001 - May 2, 2018

TUSCOLA Jimmy Stockton 16, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018. A funeral service will be held on Sunday May 6, 2018 at 3 pm at the Tuscola United Methodist Church, Ryan Goodwin officiating directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Jimmy was born in Moro on June 2, 2001 to Steve Stockton and Janie (Dodd) Spurrier. He attended Jim Ned Schools and was finishing his junior year. Jimmy was looking forward to graduating early.

Jimmy loved to read, take care of his chickens and horses, dance two-step, go hiking, eat Mexican food and steak, but loved his mom's cooking the most. He loved God and read his bible often. He was the best help working on the farm. He was a major inspiration to all those around him, especially his siblings and peers.

He is survived by his parents Steve Stockton of Tuscola and Janie Spurrier and husband Joe of Fort Davis; brother Hugh John Stockton of Fort Davis; sister Jacqueline Stockton of Stephenville; paternal grandmother Linda Stockton of Tuscola; maternal grandparents Jack and Janice Dodd of Cache, Ok; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He is preceded by his grandfather Loy Stockton, and aunt Deidra Stockton.

Condolences can be left at

Gene was the dad to several alumni and remembered by many.

TUSCOLA: Barton Eugene ‘Gene’ Rogers, 84, of Tuscola, Texas, passed away on April 28, 2018. He was born on April 21, 1934, in Wingate, Texas, to C. L. ‘Dock’ and Edna Woods Rogers.

Gene attended Wingate and Winters Schools. He graduated from Winters High School in 1951, and then attended Hardin Simmons University. Gene worked in the oil and gas industry before retiring to full-time ranching.

Gene married Kay Rita Bryan in 1954 and to that marriage his daughters Tanna, Lisa and Gena were born. In 1963, Gene married Royann (Anne) Lee and to that union Louanne was born.

Gene is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Tanna Jaquess and Tom of San Angelo, Lisa Marks and Ricky of Brownwood, Gena King and Robert of Ballinger, and Louanne Stanley and Micki of Brownwood. He is also survived by step-children, Theresa Kennemer, Dena Souder and Jody Weaver. Gene is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola. A celebration of life will be held at the Ovalo Baptist Church in Ovalo, Texas, on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. with interment following at the Counts Cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons Stephen King, Jared Marks, Trey Allen, David Jaquess, Cody Allen, and long-time friend, Larry Henderson. Honorary pallbearers are his great-grandsons, step son, Jody Weaver and Gene's good friends, John Griggs and Bob Eisenberg.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Royann Lee Rogers and his parents, Dock and Edna Rogers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in Gene’s memory to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605, or charity of one's choice.

Barbara was a mom to several alumni and a part of a family with deep roots in our community.

Barbara Coleen Phipps Israel Adkisson

December 29, 1948April 30, 2018

Barbara Coleen Adkisson, 69, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 30, 2018 in Wichita Falls, Texas surrounded by her family. She was born in Odessa, Texas on December 29, 1948 to William Tivas and Thelma Phipps.

She retired from the Abilene State Supported Living Center, where she worked for 28 years. She enjoyed going to casinos with family and reading books sometimes, two at a time. She loved spending time with family while camping, getting together for special occasions, working crossword puzzles, or just having a loud game of Yahtzee.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Ricky Adkisson of Abilene, TX; daughters, Tami Lusk(David Dutton), Kimberly Hair (Donald) all from Merkel, TX, Tammy Adkisson, Angela Pope (Bryan), Kimberly Davison (Mark); son, Skylor Adkisson (Heather) all of Abilene, TX; sisters, Wanell Hewitt (Everett), Norma Flynn of Austin, TX, Nancy Nay (Steve) of Monahans, TX, and Sandy Miller (Rick) of Tuscola, TX; brother Billy Phipps (Lynn) of Austin, TX; father and mother in-law, Junior and Lura Mae Adkisson of Abilene, TX; her favorite uncle, Hub Phipps; and her sweet dog, Wolfy; several nieces and nephews; 18 grandkids, Haden and Sonora Lusk, Shelly Lusk, Kayla and Austin Eaddy, Elizabeth Hair, Cody O'Dell, Hunter Crowder, Ryker Adkisson, Cloie Huntley, Drew Smith, Alexis Pope, Gabriel Pope, Levi Smith, Hunter Davison, Jarrod Acosta, Brileigh Davison and Erica Ball; 5 great-grandkids, Braxton Shipman, Bailee Eaddy, Kennedy Lusk, Aubrey O'Dell and Cashlee Hopkins. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 20 years, Jerry Israel; brothers, Clarence and Bobby Phipps; nephew, Nodin Phipps; and son-in-law, James Lusk.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, 5701 Hwy 277 South, with burial following in Cedar Gap Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Acting as pallbearers will be Haden Lusk, Ryker Adkisson, Hunter Davison, Jarrod Acosta, Levi Smith and Hunter Crowder. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • William Phipps, Father
  • Thelma Phipps, Mother
  • Ricky Adkisson, Husband
  • Tami Lusk, Daughter
  • Kimberly Hair, Daughter
  • Tammy Adkisson, Daughter
  • Angela Pope, Daughter
  • Kimberly Davison, Daughter
  • Skylor Adkisson, Son
  • Barbara also leaves behind sisters, Wanell Hewitt, Norma Flynn, Nancy Nay and Sandy Miller; brother Billy Phipps; father and mother in-law, Junior and Lura Mae Adkisson; her favorite uncle, Hub Phipps; and her sweet dog, Wolfy; several nieces and nephews; 18 grandkids, Haden and Sonora Lusk, Shelly Lusk, Kayla and Austin Eaddy, Elizabeth Hair, Cody O'Dell, Hunter Crowder, Ryker Adkisson, Cloie Huntley, Drew Smith, Alexis Pope, Gabriel Pope, Levi Smith, Hunter Davison, Jarrod Acosta, Brileigh Davison and Erica Ball; 5 great-grandkids, Braxton Shipman, Bailee Eaddy, Kennedy Lusk, Aubrey O'Dell and Cashlee Hopkins.
    Barbara is also preceded in death by her husband of 20 years, Jerry Israel; brothers, Clarence and Bobby Phipps; nephew, Nodin Phipps; and son-in-law, James Lusk.

  • Haden Lusk
  • Ryker Adkisson
  • Hunter Davison
  • Jarrod Acosta
  • Levi Smith
  • Hunter Crowder

Jamie was the father of Keith ('79), Karley ('81), and Kristi ('84) as well as a few grandchildren who graduated JN.

OVALO: James "Jamie" Carley Clearman, 79, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 with his family at his side. A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 in the sanctuary of Lawn Baptist Church, officiated by Mark Moore, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Sunday April 29th from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home in Tuscola.

Jamie was born in Lamesa Texas to J.C. and Anna Laura (Stanford) Clearman on September 26, 1938. He was the oldest of five children. The Clearman family moved from Lamesa to Summerfield, Texas in 1952, and Jamie graduated from Hereford High School in 1956. He married Elizabeth Ann Lookingbill in Summerfield on August 20, 1959. They remained in the Hereford area, where their three children, Keith, Karley and Kristi, were born until moving to Taylor Country in 1969, and settling just east of Tuscola in 1971. Jamie was a life-long lover of livestock, with a special affinity toward cattle. Stock shows were a part of his raising and that love spilled over to his children and grandchildren. Though the animals may have changed from lambs, to steers, to a one-year stint with a pig, and ending with goats, each child or grandchild gained life-long lessons and quality time with their Dad and Papa.

Jamie is survived by his sons, James Keith and Karley Joe both of Tuscola; and daughter Kristi Ann and husband Kelvin Keith Whitehurst of Lawn; one brother, Ken Clearman and wife Linda of Arlington; three sisters, Diane Walser and husband Kenny or Prosper; Nanetta Thompson and husband Gary of Amarillo; and Mary Jo Leonard and husband Mike of Canadian; brothers-in-law Bradley Lookingbill of Amarillo; and Fred Lookingbill and wife Sandy of Friona; sisters-in-law Margaret Lookingbill of Hereford, and Shara Renner and husband Clyde of Friona; five grandchildren: Kaylee Decker and husband Cameron, Klay Clearman and wife Victoria, Kade Whitehurst and wife Kaylee, Ty Clearman and fiance Madison O'Dell, and Hadley Clearman; and three great grandchildren: Kennedy and Jensen Clearman, and Mason Decker.

Jamie was proceeded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann; an infant son, Kolby Lois; two brothers-in-law, Bill and Jim Lookingbill; and one sister-in-law, Jeannie Lookingbill.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the wonderful ladies and gentlemen of Wisteria Place who gracefully cared for him the past nineteen months, and to KInder Hearts Hospice for their additional, compassionate assistance through the journey of Jamie's last months.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Jim Ned Livestock Association, P.O. Box 191 Tuscola, TX 79562.

Class Of 1961

Nelda Sue Dean Raper

October 21, 1942 - April 27, 2018

LAWN: Nelda Sue Raper passed away on April 27, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. She was born in Abilene on October 21, 1942, the daughter of Lonnie and Lottie Bell Dean of Tuscola. She married Ronnie Raper of Lawn, on September 3, 1960. The two lived in Lawn where they raised their two girls, Susan and Vickie.

Sue was a homemaker before becoming the City Secretary of Lawn, Texas for over 35 years. She enjoyed her work, helping people, spending time with her family, and working in the yard.

She is survived two daughters, Susan Sneed and husband Richard of Schertz, and Vickie Sparks and husband David of La Grange; granddaughter Skye Sneed of College Station; brother Johnny Dean and wife Reba of Odessa; sister Shirley Hayden of Anchorage, Alaska, sister-in-law Sylvia Rose of Waco; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ronnie Raper (April 8, 2018); sisters Luda Fern Cooke of Elgin; Norma Jean Akeman of Rankin; brothers Vaden Dean of Tuscola; Jimmy Dean of Abilene; Winfred ‘Buddy’ Dean of Midland; and bother-in-law S.G. Raper Jr. of Claremore, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 1st at Lawn Baptist Church at 5:00 pm. A short burial service will follow at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola. The family will receive friends before the service starting at 3:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605

Condolences may be left at

MAY 5th

Jim Ned Class Reunion 86-89

Saturday, May 5 at 6 PM - 10 PM
726 County Road 136, Ovalo, Texas 79541


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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