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•   Cari Bailey (Cloud) (2000)  27/9
•   Gary Nelson (1983)  17/9
•   Patti Weeks (Kennamer) (1972)  6/9
•   Troy Huey Allen (1981)  5/9
•   Rita Brooks (Dick)  5/9
•   Clint Gilmore (1989)  4/9
•   Shanna Laird (2010)  15/8
•   Tyler Hays (2015)  10/8
•   Daylene Wheeler (Knight) (1989)  29/7
•   Mark Willingham (1981)  27/7
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.6%

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2 live in Korea
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863 are deceased


•   Timothy Preece (1996)  9/30
•   Bill Swindle (Swindle) (1959)  9/30
•   Monica Minyard (Buchanan) (1993)  10/1
•   Herschel Lloyd Riddle (1941)  10/1
•   Heather Woodard (2006)  10/1
•   Debbie Burton (Kershman) (1975)  10/2
•   James Frank (2006)  10/2
•   Amy Hill (Wright) (1988)  10/3
•   Caryn Thomasson (Stovall) (1998)  10/3
•   Mark Hendrix (1978)  10/4
•   Becky Elliot (Shattuck) (2000)  10/5
•   Jimmy Hall (1991)  10/5
•   Cheyenne Shelton (2010)  10/5
•   Whitney Crouse (Hubbard) (2002)  10/6
•   Dennis Webb (1984)  10/6
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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.

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(Tuscola Tigers) - Class Of 1933

Mary Elizabeth Jones Allyn

February 14, 1917 - September 23, 2016

Mary Elizabeth Jones Allyn, daughter of Elmo Stephen Jones and Ruby May Edwards, married to Fred Ezra Allyn and buried in Tuscola Cemetery.

Mary Allyn

Abilene, TX

Mary Allyn, 99, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 in Abilene, Texas.

Born in Tuscola, Taylor County, Texas on February 14, 1917, Mary was the daughter of Ruby May (Edwards) and Elmo Stephen Jones. Her grandfather, Ben F. Jones was the sheriff of Dallas County from 1878-1880. Ben F. Jones and wife Eliza May Jones moved to Buffalo Gap in 1885 and bought the ranch west of Tuscola in 1887.

Mary married Fred Allyn on December 26, 1940 in Albany, Texas. They lived in Amarillo and in Roby prior to moving to the family ranch where she lived for 61 years.

Mary began teaching at Wingate school in 1937. She taught for 23 years, the majority of which was in the Jim Ned School District. She retired in 1977. Mary was a member of Abilene Retired Teachers Association and several local Bridge clubs. She was a longtime member of Tuscola United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Ezra Allyn (1996); one daughter, Pat Allyn McMahon (1987); and one brother, Mac Elmo Jones.

Mary is survived by a son, Frank Allyn of Tuscola; a daughter, Becky Poindexter and husband Don of Abilene; and two sisters, Claire Watson of Saginaw, Texas and Madie Newman of Abilene. Survivors also include seven grandchildren, Monte McMahon, Miste Kennedy, Eddy Allyn, Kaylee Shackleford, Lyndee Cox, Trent Poindexter and Tricia Poindexter; and ten great-grandchildren, Saegan Allyn, Landry Allyn, Nick Allyn, Matthew Shackleford, Garrett Beard, Avery Cox, Zane McMahon, Nathan McMahon, Daniel McMahon, and Isaac Poindexter.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Sunday, September 25, 2016 in The Hamil Family Funeral Home Chapel, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, with Rev. Jeff Hatcher officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscola Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Monte McMahon, Eddy Allyn, Trent Poindexter, Keith Shackleford, Bill Newman and Brandon Kennedy.

The family expresses their heart-felt appreciation to Mary's caregivers, Bonnie Henington, Carla Qualley, and Dena Ashcraft.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605, or the donor's favorite charity.

Online condolences may be submitted at



Funeral Home
Hamil Family Funeral Home
6449 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, TX 79606
(325) 692-2232
Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Sept. 24 to Sept. 25, 2016

Patsy Marie Vinson Martin

Patsy Marie Vinson Martin

Patsy Marie Vinson Martin

May 26, 1942 - September 17, 2016

Patsy Marie Vinson Martin, daughter of James William 'J.W. Vinson and Stella Ulene Kitchens, married Jimmy Ray Martin and will be buried in Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Buffalo Gap, Taylor County, Texas.


BUFFALO GAP: Patsy Marie (Vinson) Martin, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016. A graveside service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Chuck Gililland officiating, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 20, from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.

Patsy was born to J.W. and Stella (Kitchens) Vinson on May 26, 1942 in Ranger. She attended school in Ranger and graduated high school in 1960. She was a majorette and voted basketball queen while attending college in Ranger.

Patsy married Jimmy Ray Martin on August 18, 1962 and moved to Abilene where she worked at Thortons Department store. In 1963 they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kelli and in 1967 a son named Kirk.

She and Jimmy Moved to Buffalo Gap 1976. It was a year later that Patsy volunteered to sub for the Buffalo Gap Elementary school cook for a couple of weeks, after 26 years of “subbing” she retired from the school as head cook.

Her loves were her family, grandchildren and great grandson. Her second love were Christmas, summertime and Elvis. At the time of her retirement, the faculty at Buffalo Gap presented her with a trip to Graceland.

Her love for Elvis continued as she had dedicated a room full of memorabilia in his name. During Christmas time, she often told people that she put up so many lights outside that she could not turn on her Christmas lights and microwave at the same time without blowing a breaker.

Patsy is survived by her husband of fifty three years, Jimmy of Buffalo Gap; daughter, Kelli Ethridge and husband Keith of Tuscola, son Kirk Martin of Tuscola, brother Rickey Vinson of Las Vegas Nevada, brother Dewight Vinson of Eastland, five grandchildren and one great grandson.

Her parents and one sister Rita Munoz (2016) precede her in death.

The care that Patsy received from the staff of the Winters Nursing Home was outstanding, and the family wish's to extend a thank you to each one of it's staff.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Texas Tech Health Science Center, Garrison Institute on Aging, MS 9424, 2601 4th St, Lubbock Tx, 79430.

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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