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•   Jacqueline Russo (Dennis) (1971)  19/2
•   Dennis Dacus (1988)  15/2
•   Janet Gaston (Gaston) (1964)  31/1
•   Lynette Edwards (Sheffield) (1979)  8/1
•   Amy Derrick (Coomes) (1994)  7/1
•   Felicia Rogers (Miles) (1986)  27/12
•   Jim Burleson (1991)  13/12
•   Tim Richards (1983)  13/12
•   Summer Cullins (2001)  27/11
•   Kenneth Windham (Windham) (1961)  26/11
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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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Class Of 1982

Elizabeth Joanne 'Beth' Woolf (Rose)

Elizabeth Joanna 'Beth' Woolf Rose

August 1964 - February 3, 2019


Elizabeth Joanna Rose

Abilene, TX

Elizabeth Joanna Rose was born in August 1964 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Nancy and Alton Woolf. Not long after having been born Elizabeth (Beth) moved with her family to Abilene, home of her father's family. Except for brief periods Beth remained in Abilene or the surrounding area until she was called home by Almighty God on February 3, 2019.

A graduate of Jim Ned High School in Lawn, Texas, Beth attended Oklahoma State College in Altus, Oklahoma.

In 1984 Beth met and married the love of her life, Tom Rose, here in Abilene. Together Beth and Tom built a life based on faith and service to their community for 34 years. It was this commitment to faith that led Beth and Tom to foster 41 children in addition to the 2 children they already had. Eventually Beth and Tom adopted 17 of those foster children. Beth's children include Ashley, April, Jasmin, Katelyn, Nikki, Hannah, Michelle, Izzy, Brittany, Connie, Randall, Sara, Bobby, Jake, Billy, Mary, Ava, Pete, and John.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents Nancy and Alton Woolf, brothers Butch, Bill and Joe Woolf and sister Francis Kudella. She is survived by her husband Tom Rose; her children; sons-in-law Tim Jaudon, Jordon Wing and Anthony Salgren; grandchildren Jordon (Bear) and Kamryn Wing and Bralin and Brilin Salgren as well as sisters and brothers-in-law Pamela and Steve Logan of Phoenix, Arizona, Janice and John DeKoster of Alymer, Ontario, Charlotte and Thomas Prather of Clyde, Texas and Amy and Robert Graven of Abilene; and brothers and sisters-in-law David and Jessica Woolf and Leo and Latisha Woolf of Sparta, Missouri. She is also survived by Aunts and Uncles Brenda and Frank Johnston, Shirley and Colin Reese and Patsy Johnson; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends too numerous to list.

Viewing and visitation with the family is to be held at Bailey Howard Funeral Home in Clyde, Tx on Tuesday, February 5th from 6-8 pm. Memorial services celebrating Beth will be held at Victory Church (2943 South 6th Street) officiated by Pastor Randy Estes on Wednesday, February 6, at 1 PM.

Our beloved Beth will be missed by all.

Online condolences may be made at


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Feb. 5, 2019

Father of Sharon ('78) and Mike ('81).


Norman McVey

Abilene, TX

TUSCOLA: Norman Allen McVey, 86, went to be with his lord on January 31, 2019. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Elm Valley Community Church with interment following at Buffalo Gap Cemetery, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola, Texas. A visitation will be held Sunday, 2 to 4p.m. at Fry-Smith Funeral Home.

Norman was born November 15, 1932 on the family farm outside Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, to parents Harry Milton McVey and Susan (Weaver) McVey. He was the youngest of eight children, having two brothers and four sisters and one child dying at birth. He grew up helping the family with the farm and a thriving turkey business. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force and was decorated Veteran of the Korean war.

Shortly after his return, he met his wife of 65 years, Beverly Ann Weigand of Altoona, Pennsylvania. They were married September 23, 1954 in Hollidaysburg, PA. While Norman pursued his career as an electrician in the Air Force, the two relocated many times to include Greenland, New Mexico, Austin, Spain, N. Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, and Abilene when the family settled in Elm Valley upon his retirement as a Chief Master Sergeant after serving 23 years. Norman also served one year in Vietnam and was again decorated several times for his achievements. After his retirement in 1973, Norman actively pursued his passion as Elm Valley's handyman, installing water wells, wiring over thirty of his neighbors' homes, and repairing what ever was broken.

Norman's other passions included raising award winning pecans, keeping up his swimming pool for all the area kids, and ministering to the residents of all the local nursing homes.

Norman was the last of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Susan McVey; brothers, Melvin and Raymond; sisters, Marjorie, Shirley, Ruth, and Betty.

He is survived by his wife Beverly of Abilene, Texas; son, Steve and wife Barbara of Elm Valley; daughter, Sharon and husband Hank Horton of Midland, Texas; son, Michael of Glacier Bay, AK; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the many caring members of the Hendrick hospice organization as well as Ms. Melissa Flores and the Flores family for the exceptional care Norman received. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hendrick Hospice, Harmony House, Love and Care Ministries, or a charity of your choice.


Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2019

Class Of 1950

Ernest Howard Mayfield

April 10, 1932 - January 30, 2019


DALE: Ernest Mayfield, 86, beloved Husband and Grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on January 30, 2019. A funeral service will held on Febuary 2, 2019 at 2pm in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Tuscola, officated by DeWayne Bush, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation was held on Friday Febuary 1st, at the funeral home in Tuscola.

He entered this world on April 10, 1932 in Anson, TX, born to Claude and Florence Mayfield. He attended south Taylor high school, Ranger Junior College, and Cisco Junior College. He married Dorothy Seabolt on September 3, 1949. He proudly served in our nation's military from 1952 to 1954. He was a big believer in hard work. He was active in real estate, oil, and farm and ranching.

His favorite past time was playing dominoes, fishing, and hunting.

He is survived by wife Dorothy Mayfield; son Douglas Mayfield; granddaughters Dixie Mayfield, and Desirae Utley; grandson Daniel Mayfield; sister Llavonia Hellums; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces nephews family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Eva Lee Reece, and Brothers CD Mayfield, John Mayfield, and Joe Mayfield.

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1956

Shirley May Thompson Good (Lawn Longhorns)

Shirley May Thompson Good

December 2, 1937 - January 24, 2019


Shirley May Thompson Good

Abilene, TX

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, our Mom went to be with her Lord and Savior. Shirley Thompson Good was born December 2, 1937 in the Rodgers community outside of Abilene to Irven and Tommie Thompson. She graduated from Lawn High School and then entered Hardin Simmons University to study elementary education with the goal of becoming a teacher. While at Hardin Simmons she met another student named Kenneth Preston Good and they married August 23, 1958. By 1962 they had been blessed with 4 children, her husband started his teaching career, and as a family, moved frequently. In 1971, she graduated from Dallas Baptist University with her teaching degree and in the fall of 1972 they moved to Gorman, Texas where she started her teaching career. In Gorman she found the home and community she had always wanted to raise her family in. She also found a church family at First Baptist Church in Gorman. She was a faithful and valued member until she passed. She spent her entire teaching career at Gorman Elementary until her retirement, and will always remain as one of the most respected and beloved teachers to have taught there.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents Irven and Tommie Thompson, her sister Mary Sawyer, brother-in-law Bill Vaughn, and her husband of almost 60 years Kenneth Good. She is survived by her children David and Holley Good of Forney, TX, Ken and Terri Good of Bullard, TX, Carla Strasner of Granbury, TX, Darla Good and husband Rick Ferrell of Tuscola, TX. She is also survived by children of her heart, Barry and Sharlene Schahn of Gorman, TX and Jacque Derkson of Australia. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to either First Baptist Church Gorman, TX or Hendrick Hospice Care of Abilene, TX.

The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Mesa Springs Nursing Home and Hendrick Hospice Care Abilene.

Family visitation will be 6:00-8:00, Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Higginbotham Funeral Home in Gorman. Services will be Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at 1:00 P.M., at the First Baptist Church Gorman. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery.


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Jan. 27, 2019

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1945

Billy Charles 'Hank Green (Lawn Longhorns)

Billy Charles 'Hank' Green

November 13, 1927 - January 16, 2019


Billy Charles "Hank" Green

Anson, TX

Billy Charles "Hank" Green went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 16, 2019. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Adams-Graham Funeral Home in Anson. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Bill was born November 13, 1927 to Robert Lee Green and Annie Lois Alford Green. He attended schools at Hanna Elementary and Anson High School, 3 years, graduating from Lawn High School in 1945. Bill played football at Anson High, and Basketball and baseball at Lawn High School.

Bill was a member of First Baptist Church, Anson, Texas; The Gideon's International; the VFW and American Legion.

Bill served and rose to the rank of Sgt. In the Regular Army in the 24th Division, 34th Infantry Regiment. He serviced in the United States and also Japan. He was a Sgt. in the Texas National Guard for 9 years.

Bill "Hank" attended Hardin-Simmons University and played basketball from

1949 - 1953. He was a member of the All-District Six NCAA Division I in 1953, was on the 2nd Team, All Border Conference in Basketball in 1953.

Bill went to a NCAA Division I playoff in 1953, and still holds the record for most points made in a post season game against Santa Clara University in Palo Alto, CA in 1953. In 1952-53, Bill played in 2 National AAU Tournaments in Denver, Colorado.

Bill "Hank" was inducted into the Hardin-Simmons Hall of Fame in 1989.

Bill was a member of Texas State Teacher's Association for 38 years. Bill taught math, coached, worked as an administrator, and supervisor of Driver's Education program. Bill coached boys and girls basketball, boys and girls tennis, and golf. Bill finished his coaching career as Head Coach at Andress High, a 5A school in El Paso.

After retiring from public schools, Bill was a teacher and coach at St.

John's Episcopal School for 4 years, and was the Headmaster at St. John's for one year.

Bill worked 13 years with the California Creek Soil and Water Conservation District.

Bill was a flying enthusiast as a private pilot. Bill was rated to fly several single engine aircraft.

Bill took great pride in the accomplishments of his 3 children. They were all good athletes, and he was also very proud of his grandchildren's accomplishments.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, mother, and sister, Dorothy Long and his wife of 68 years, Wanda Faye Bingham Green.

He is survived by his 3 children: Susan and Bob Schneider of Willow Park, TX, Robert and Eunice Green of Amarillo, William and Sharon Green of Bossier City, LA.: three grandchildren, Sarah and Hannah Green of Amarillo, Mark Green of Bossier City, LA.: Two nieces, Sherry and Gary Childress of Norman, OK and Judy and Phil McFarland of Bartlesville, OK, and a number of cousins.

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Jan. 19, 2019

Class Of 1964 VIEW PROFILE

Douglas Lynn Copeland

Douglas Lynn Copeland

December 30, 1945 - August 25, 2018


Douglas Lynn Copeland

Douglas Lynn Copeland, age 72, of New Orleans, LA, passed from this life Saturday, August 25, 2018 in Odessa, TX. He was born Sunday, December 30, 1945 in Lawn, Taylor County, Texas to the late Guy T. Copeland and Ida V. Short.

Douglas was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was an artist who was born a country boy, but loved the city life. Douglas loved to entertain. He had his master’s degree in finance and retired from hotel management.

Those left to cherish his love and memories are his daughter: Kim Copeland; brothers: Charles Copeland and Jim Copeland; grandchildren: Haley, Taylor and Mason; and great grandchildren: Addison and Dominick.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Delbert Copeland; and sister: Shirley Copeland.

A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at McBee Cemetery in Lawn, Taylor County, Texas. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel. 


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Alice (Hall) Harp - Parade Chair/               Class of 1995

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