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(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1955

Lillian Anita Blankenship Evans

October 26, 1936 - October 14, 2020



Lillian Evans

Arlington - Lillian Anita (Blankenship) Evans, 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. A graveside service, next to her beloved husband, Don, will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 in the Tuscola Cemetery at 2:30pm, Roy Meyer, of Lawn Church of Christ, officiating. A visitation will be held before the service on Monday, at 12:30, at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Lillian and her twin sister Juanita (Dec 2010) were born in Port Lavaca on October 26, 1936 to James Harold (J.H.) and Mildred Lorena (Gill) Blankenship. Lillian moved to south Taylor County at an early age where she attended school at South Taylor High School. While in high school Lillian was named to the all-district girls' basketball team for two years.

Thanks to a close friend, Betty Turnbow, Lillian met her future husband Donald Evans. They married on March 16, 1957. They moved to California, then back to Abilene in 1967 where she went to work for Timex. Donald's work with Foremost Foods moved them to Shreveport where she went to work for Western Electric. They moved back to Arlington where Donald finished his career with Foremost. They moved to Abilene after Donald's retirement. After Donald's death in 2007, she moved back to Arlington to be closer to her family.

Lillian loved women's basketball, she watched it anytime it was broadcasted. Her favorite coach was Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee. The only thing that she loved more than basketball, are her grandkids and her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and listing to music. Her passion was reading the word of the Lord.

She is survived by her daughter, Melinda Pederson and husband John of Arlington; son, Gary Evans and wife Staci of Arlington; son, Bill Evans of Burleson; six grandkids and six great-grandkids. She is also survived by her brother, Harold Don Blankenship and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Donald William, parents, Harold and Mildred Blankenship, her twin sister, Juanita Cumby, and sister, Iona Earnest.


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Published in Abilene Reporter News from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2020.

Cheyenne Miles, daughter Felicia Rogers Miles (1986), passed away the 10th of October.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Cheyenne (Cheyner) Kari Miles, 27, died Saturday, October 10th, 2020, at home.

Services will be Friday, October 16th at 10:30 am, at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, IL, with visitation on Thursday, October 15th from 4 pm until 6 pm at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline, IL. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, IL.

Cheyenne was born on February 19, 1993 at Good Shepherd Medical in Longview, Texas.  She is the daughter of Scott and Felicia Miles of North Henderson, Illinois.

As a little girl, Cheyenne was always on the back of a horse. She was never afraid of horses and was a natural rider. Growing up, she was active in 4-H and Illinois Junior Rodeo. She was a member of the New Windsor Drill Team from 2005 to 2012 and in 2011,she was the New Windsor Rodeo Queen.

Cheyenne was an Alwood Cheerleader all four years in High School, graduating in May 2011. She attended St. Ambrose University for college until 2014, competing on their Competitive Cheer team from 2011 to 2013.

Cheyenne lit up a room and had a bubbly personality. Her smile was contagious and she loved everyone genuinely. Cheyenne acted selflessly if anyone had a need.

Cheyenne loved horses and cats and had a beautiful voice. She often sang the national anthem at football games, rodeos, horse shows, and fairs.

Cheyenne struggled with addiction and depression and was sometimes misunderstood. We stand believing in Jesus Christ, that he can turn all things for good and though Cheyenne is not with us now, we hope one day we will see her again.

Cheyenne’s greatest joy, accomplishment, and legacy came the day her daughter, Gracee, was born on Oct. 7, 2016.

Cheyenne is a gift and we hold her in our hearts.

Memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established for her daughter.

Cheyenne is survived by her precious daughter, Grace Erin Michelle, her parents, Scott and Felicia Miles of North Henderson, IL. One sister, Morgan (Moe) Miles of Atkinson, IL.  Three brothers, Cliff (Hannah) Miles of Austin, Texas, Michael Miles of Waterloo, IA and Clint Miles of North Henderson, IL.  Her Grandfather, Larry Miles, of Alpha, IL.  Her Aunts and Uncles:  Megan Miles of Alpha, IL, Shayne (Shanna) Rogers of Kilgore, TX., Ken (Ann Sullivan) Hayden of Minneapolis, MN, Emily (Mike) Horning of Fenton, MO, Destiny Miles of Waterloo, IA., and Bridgette Brown of Longview, TX.  One nephew and Niece, Maverick and Maggie Frisk of Atkinson and many cousins.

She is preceded in death by her sister Lacey Michelle Miles, her Uncle Peter Miles, her grandfather Forrest Glynn Rogers, Her grandmother and grandfather, Nancy and Larry Hayden.

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Class Of 1971

Stanley Dewayne 'Stan' Egger

Stanley Dewayne 'Stan' Egger

September 27, 1952 - October 6, 2020

Stan Egger, 68, of Tuscola, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his home in Tuscola. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Wylie United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Hatcher and Mark Moore officiating. Interment will follow at the Lemons Gap Cemetery, located next to the Egger family home at 834 Lemons Gap Road, under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road. Stan was born on September 27, 1952 in Sweetwater, Texas to the late Oran and Gloria (Ensminger) Egger. He graduated from Jim Ned High School and Texas A&M University. Stan married his high school sweetheart, Nan Alexander, on August 3, 1975 in Abilene. Stan served as the County Commissioner for Taylor County Precinct 3 for 24 years and a Member of the Texas Jail Standards Commission. He served on the Board of Directors for the Tuscola State Bank and the Steamboat Mt Water Supply Corp; in addition to, the Abilene Regional Airport Board for 15 years, Buffalo Gap Historical Commission, Presbyterian Medical Care Mission, Taylor County Expo Board, Jim Ned School Board, West Texas Fair & Rodeo Grand Marshal in 2017, a Member of Abilene/Taylor County Venue Tax Board and the Chairman of the Jail Diversion Task Force. He also served on The Taylor County Junior Livestock Show, Jim Ned Booster Club, Abilene/Taylor County Health District Advisory, and Tuscola Methodist Church Board Member and Sunday School teacher. Stan was a member of the Wylie United Methodist Church. He and Nan moved to Tuscola in 1976. Stan was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Amanda Lea Alexander. Stan is survived by his wife Nan of Tuscola; one son, Cole Egger and wife Kelli of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Jessica Egger Baldwin of Dallas; his grandson, Croix Baldwin of Dallas; one sister, Ora Jean Lee and husband Jimmie of Seymour, Texas; two nieces, Jill Stewart and husband Cody of Bowie, Texas and Jacie Pescina and husband Jorge of The Colony, Texas; two nephews, Mike Hines and wife Dannette and Billy Alexander and wife Al-Ana all of Tuscola; his sister-in-law, Cheri Hines of Tuscola; his father-in-law, Bill Alexander of Abilene; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Poindexter, Mike Peterson, Roy Rogers, David Black, Kent LeFevre and Steve Smith. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be family members Croix Baldwin, Mike Hines, Billy Alexander, Jimmie Lee, Kyle Buchanan, Jorge Pescina and Cody Stewart. In lieu of flowers the family kindly suggests memorials be made to the Wylie United Methodist Church, 3430 Antilley Rd, Abilene, Texas 79606, Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas 79601, Be The Match, at or a local church of the donor’s choice. The family of Stan Egger wishes to extend our sincere thanks to The Doctors of UT Southwestern Cancer Center and all of the many family and friends who loved us through this journey.


***Keep Tommy Bryant (1997) and family in your prayers as his mother Vickie has gone to be with the angels on high.***

TUSCOLA: Vickie Lynn Bryant, 61, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her store in Tuscola. She was a pillar in the Tuscola community, who daily brought the residents together at Vickie’s. She was a loving daughter, sister, grandmother, and mother to her family, her morning coffee drinkers, lunch customers, and thousands of Jim Ned Indians that made her home their home each day after school.

Vickie was born on September 27, 1958 in Littlefield Texas to Thomas Jefferson and Deloris Ann (Armour) Bryant. She was the oldest of seven. She attended school in Littlefield. She graduated from high school in 1977. With the encouragement of her teacher, Mr. Lowrance, and Vickie being Vickie, who was strong willed and very independent, became the first female member of the Littlefield FFA and then the first female FFA officer in Littlefield.

While in Littlefield, Vickie went to work at the Tasty Cream and Curly Top drive-ins. This was her first education in the restaurant business that would later allow her to become a success with her own restaurant.

She later married Donald Whitten and they welcomed their son Tommy. Vickie and Donald moved to Longview, then they later moved to West Texas in the early nineties for Donald’s work as a truck driver and where she became the manager of Lantrip’s in Tuscola. Even with her time-consuming work at the store, Vickie never lost sight of the importance of family as she made time for Tommy and her stepchildren Wayne and Lisa.

In 2006 Vickie bought Lantrip’s and renamed it Vickie’s. Vickie’s independence came from life’s struggles and the hard life she was delt, but these are what made her so successful. Vickie’s became a household name in the Jim Ned Valley, known for great hamburgers, drinks, and Thursday’s Chicken Spaghetti. The good people of southern Taylor county had their gathering place. It always started with the early morning rush of people stopping for a quick hot breakfast before going to work or school, then a little later her regular coffee drinkers solved the world’s problems and might have gossiped a little. The lunch rush brought in more regulars and new faces of people working in the area. When the end of the day school bell rang, Vickie’s became the local hangout for the kids of Jim Ned. The evening brought families that were tired from long days at the sports field and husbands that decided to “cook” that night for their wife.  Game nights saw sack dinners for the teams that had come to play Vickie’s beloved Indians. It was Vickie that brought so many together and provided a safe spot for the kids of Jim Ned and for everyone else.

Vickie’s soft side was all dedicated to her family. She loved her son Tommy, and his wife Michelle. She cheered hard for each grandchild, and she rejoiced with each milestone that they made. The one thing she shared from the store to the family was simple, it was always her way. This often would mean someone would get a candy bar when they were not supposed too.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Whitten, father, Tommy Bryant and her grandparents.

She is survived by her son, Tommy Bryant and wife, Michelle of Tuscola; mother, Deloris Bryant of Lubbock; brothers, Ricky Bryant of Gardendale, Jeff Bryant and wife, Kelly of Gardendale, Donald Bryant of Big Springs, Mark Bryant of Oklahoma; sisters, Patti Bennett of Shallowater, Kayla Miller and husband, Greg of Odessa. Vickie is also survived by her grandchildren, Dylan, Kate, and Cy. She is also survived by her stepchildren Wayne Whitten and wife Tommie of Tennessee Colony, Lisa Polmounter husband Ken of Staley, NC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 at 1:00pm in the Tuscola Cemetery, Mark Moore of Lawn Baptist Church officiating, services have been entrusted to Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. Visitations for Vickie will be held on Sunday September 27, from 1 to 3pm and from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to, On the Way Home Ministries, 240 Ballpark Rd., Lawn, Texas, 79530.


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September 27, 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
502 Kent Ave
Tuscola, TX 79562


September 27, 2020
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
502 Kent Ave
Tuscola, TX 79562


September 28, 2020
1:00 PM
Tuscola Cemetery
Hwy 83
Tuscola, TX 79562

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