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•   Shanna Laird (2010)  15/8
•   Tyler Hays (2015)  10/8
•   Daylene Wheeler (Knight) (1989)  29/7
•   Mark Willingham (1981)  27/7
•   Kelli Martin (Ethridge) (1981)  26/7
•   Jody Kelley (1981)  25/7
•   Mary Anne Allen (Graves) (1965)  19/7
•   Jeremy Walker (2000)  27/6
•   Lori Bardin (Rapp) (1992)  26/6
•   Tina Torres (Torres) (1987)  15/6
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.5%

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861 are deceased


•   Amy Stephens (Sprague) (1994)  8/31
•   Bettie Jo Chambliss (Senegal) (2008)  9/1
•   Lisa Ellinger (Gibbs) (1984)  9/1
•   Lauren Krivanek (2008)  9/1
•   Sara Allbritton (2002)  9/2
•   Linda (Knott) Cross  9/2
•   Linda Knott (Cross) (1965)  9/2
•   Micki Stanley (1975)  9/2
•   Ricki Stanley (1975)  9/2
•   Sarah Carter (2002)  9/3
•   Frederick Biddle (2009)  9/4
•   Michelle Derington (Lewis ) (1985)  9/4
•   Curtis Jackson (1980)  9/4
•   Mike Dean (1988)  9/5
•   Kyla Kesler (Cooke) (1997)  9/5
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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.

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Class Of 2014

Eriq Andrew Chmielewski

(August 20, 1996 - August 12, 2016)


Eriq Andrew Chmielewski, 19, passed away at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth Texas in the presence of his loving parents on Friday, August 12, 2016, after a year and two month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A life celebration will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 1:43 pm at Lawn Baptist Church with Pastor Pat Voce officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 18th with family visitation from 5:00-6:00 pm and public visitation from 6:00-8:00 pm at Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola.

Eriq was born on August 20, 1996 at 1:43 pm to Joseph Jr and Charity Chmielewski at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene. Eriq attended Jim Ned CISD and gained many lifelong friends while attending elementary through high school graduation. While in school, Eriq was an avid athlete, participating in football, cross country, basketball, baseball and track while in high school. Eriq lettered in cross country as a freshmen. During football season, Eriq would play in football games on Friday nights and turn around and run cross country on Saturday mornings. This was his testament to endurance and strong will. Eriq won a lot of medals and trophies but the one thing that he loved about sports was the comradery he felt with his friends. Eriq was a huge New York Yankees, UT, Philadelphia Eagles and Golden State Warriors fan. Eriq's passion was sports, even when not playing a sport he could tell you stats and followed all sports. After high school, Eriq attended Angelo State University with a major of Kinesiology. He met a lot of new friends while there and spoke of them frequently. Eriq was a joker and had an infectious and mischievous smile. He loved life and loved the people that had come into his life. The last year and two months of Eriq’s life were spent at Cook Children’s Hospital battling AML. While on this journey, Eriq met some amazing people who touched his heart. He would spend time playing and talking to the younger kids who were battling cancer to help them on their journey. In Eriq’s 19 years on this earth he touched so many lives and was a role model on how to never give up no matter what obstacles you were facing!

In Lieu of flowers or plants please send a donation in Eriq’s name to the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, 1001 8th Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. This organization allowed us to spend the last year and two months of quality time with Eriq and have a home away from home.

Survivors include his parents, Joseph and Charity Chmielewski Jr. of Tuscola; Paternal Grandparents, John and Barbara Erwin of Yuba City, CA; Maternal Grandparents, Johnny and Lorie Kraatz of Lawn.

Paternal Grandfather, Joseph Chmielewski of Tuscola; Aunts and Uncles: Eric and Taji Sperber of Sacramento, CA; Chris and Summer Kraatz of Aurora, CO; Cody and Cindi Kraatz of Roundrock; Jon and Tiffany Davis of Tuscola; Jarrett and Kristin Decker of Yuba City, CA; Clayton and Jackie Kraatz of Great Falls, MT and Michael Chmielewski of Tuscola; Paternal Great Grandparents, Mike and Nina Minard of Dayton, NV; Maternal Great Grandparents, Fred and Margreat Kraatz of Ovalo.

Cousins: Carson, Presley and Karley Sperber, Braden Parnell, Patience and Asher Kraatz, Chyanne, Case and Caura Kraatz, Ryden and Rylee Davis, Hannah and Chad Wyman; Eriq had numerous cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

(Ovalo Eagles) - Class Of 1941

Mary Mauvelene Adams Phipps

(August 23, 1923 - August 9, 2016)

Mary Mauvelene Adams Phipps, daughter of Chester Thomas Adams and Jessie Wilma McMillon, married to Robert Vernon Phipps and buried in Dewey Cemetery, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas.



Mary Mauvelene Adams Phipps went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. She was 92 years old. She lived in Austin, Texas, with her son and near her daughter and son-in-law.

Mary was born in Taylor County, Texas, on August 23, 1923, to Chester T. and Wilma McMillon Adams. Her beloved aunt, Addie Naomi McMillon, helped raise Mary and her six brothers and sisters. Mary graduated from Ovalo High School in 1941 where she excelled in several U.I.L. competitions. She then attended Draughon's Business School in Abilene, Texas, and later moved to San Antonio with her best friend, Alpha Graham, to work.

Mary married Robert Vernon Phipps in 1948 in Rapid City, South Dakota, in his home state. Their daughter, Linda Carole Phipps, was born in 1949 and their son, Brian Robert Phipps, was born in 1954. Mary and Bob lived in Midland, Texas, for many years. During that time Mary completed her education at Midland Commercial Business School. Bob was a geologist and Mary worked as a secretary for the Department of Public Safety for fourteen years after her children were in school.

Mary and Bob moved to Austin, Texas, in 1970, so he could work for the Texas Land Office. Mary transferred to the Department of Public Safety in Austin where she worked in the Criminal Law division for more than ten additional years. After they retired, Mary and Bob had many happy years traveling and visiting with family and friends. They loved to cruise and made many new friends during those voyages. Bob preceded Mary in death in 1995. Mary spent the years after his passing close to her children. She loved watching her favorite sports teams on television and seldom missed a game. She kept up with the news of the day and loved to chat with family and friends by phone. She was a fabulous cook and many will remember delicious meals at her house. Mary was a loving, caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend who gave abundantly to those she loved. Above all, she loved the Lord and dedicated her life to Christ at a young age. Those Christian values were very apparent in the way she lived.

"If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord." Romans 14:8

Survivors include her children, Linda Phipps Horn and husband David and Brian Phipps; a sister, Patty Adams Rosson and husband Ken; a brother, Jerry Adams and wife Donna; brother-in-law Jake Popnoe and wife Leona, sister-in-law Jane Adams and numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses, children and grandchildren. Mary loved all of them very much.

Mary is predeceased by her husband, Robert Phipps, her brother, Ralph Adams, and her sisters, Janie Adams Smith Thompson, Fern Adams Wood Beaver and Willa Glyn "Bitty" Adams Popnoe. Her beloved niece, Kathy Walker, recently predeceased Mary.

Mary was hardworking and kind, always encouraging, loving and trustworthy. She was generous to a fault. She lived life with few, if any, regrets. She will be greatly missed.

Services are being handled by Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola, TX. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Friday, August 12, 2016 at Lawn Baptist Church. Services will be held at Lawn Baptist Church on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Mary will be interred beside her father and mother and her sister, Fern, in Dewey Cemetery near Lawn, Texas, immediately following the services.

Pallbearers are Randy Adams, Russell Adams, Tony Rosson, Kerry Rosson, Mike Wood, and Jon Cohen.

"After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18




Funeral Home
Fry-SmithFuneral Home - Tuscola
502 Kent
Tuscola, TX 79562
Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Aug. 11, 2016

This years Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, 23 September 2016.

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Alumni Officers Beginning October 2013

Jim Ned Alumni Association

Cory (Eisenberg) Millam - President/         Class of 1992

Tona (Tankersley) Vaughn - VP/Class of 1989

Michelle (Zimmerlee) Owens - Sec/Tresurer/   Class of 1994

Angie (Gohmann) Hatla - Parade Chair/     Class of 1991

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