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•   Sage Watson (2004)  4/10
•   Kalyn Smalley (2016)  17/9
•   Lino Gonzales (1961)  12/9
•   Casey Sutton (2000)  7/9
•   Gail McMillin (Macdonald) (1965)  5/9
•   Dakota Wrinkle (2012)  7/8
•   Sherry Vaughn (Gowin) (1972)  5/7
•   J Landers (1960)  27/6
•   Zach Darby (2004)  10/6
•   Joan Aldridge (Pohovich) (1962)  8/6
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.4%

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3 live in Arizona
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4 live in Illinois
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1 lives in Nebraska
9 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
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5 live in Ohio
7 live in Oklahoma
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
672 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
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
2,365 location unknown
912 are deceased


•   Charles Warford (Lawn Longhorns) (1954)  10/19
•   Amy Adams (Sanford) (1994)  10/20
•   Tami Tankersley (Arrambide) (1979)  10/20
•   Jennifer Havner (Jones) (2004)  10/21
•   Amanda Lanphear (2001)  10/21
•   Sarah Mayfield (Parnell) (1995)  10/21
•   Jeremy Walker (2000)  10/21
•   Billy Butler (St Flying Tigers) (1954)  10/22
•   James Hancock (1959)  10/22
•   Chris Holson (1978)  10/22
•   Richard Milligan (1986)  10/23
•   Stephanie Bardwell (McClure) (1996)  10/25
•   Hayden Holson (Holson) (2009)  10/25
•   Kit Payne (1990)  10/25
•   Nathan Wright (2003)  10/25
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(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1947 VIEW PROFILE

Melba Kathryn Riddle Beard (St Flying Tigers)

Melba Kathryn Riddle Beard

October 29, 1929 - September 24, 2018

Kathryn R. Beard of HURST -- Kathryn Riddle Beard, 88, passed away on September 24, 2018 in Bedford, Texas.

FUNERAL: 11 a.m., Friday, September 28 at First United Methodist Church in Hurst. Visitation will be Thursday, September 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bluebonnet Funeral Home in Colleyville.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Hurst or the Methodist Childrens' home in Waco.

She was born in Ovalo, Texas October 29, 1929 to H.L. and Bessie Burford Riddle. Kathryn fell in love with James Beard at church camp when she as only 12 years old and married him November 26, 1949. They were life-long best friends and constant companions. She was a secretary at Stonegate Elementary in Hurst and an executive assistant to the Dean of Instruction at TCJC until she retired in 1985.

She is adored by her 3 children, Jan Evans (J.C.), Judy Foreman (Norman), and Jim, Jr. (Debbie). She was a doting and fun-loving grandmother to eight grandchildren and to 15 great-grandchildren. All her immediate family members live in the DFW area. Her sister, Margaret Shilling (Roy), and brother, Herschel Riddle, as well as numerous nieces and nephews survive her also.

Kathryn loved to cook and bake. Her specialties were seasonal breads, and banana pudding. She also loved to crochet and made a special blanket and afghan for each of the grand and great grandchildren. Her smile and laughter will always be remembered. She and James traveled extensively throughout the US and abroad. Their favorite trips were to Gustaad and Israel. Upon retiring they lived on a private lake in Grand Saline, and then were full-time RVers for five years before returning to live in Bedford.


Published in Star-Telegram on Sept. 27, 2018

*****If alumni would like to view Kathryn's service, you may do so by entering the church website,  On the homepage, in the lower right corner there is a box that is labeled, “Follow Us on Livestream”.  Click that box.  A list of Sunday services will appear.  Somewhere on that list you should see a “dove” icon for “Kathryn Beard Memorial Service, September 28, 2018.”   Click on the dove icon to watch the service.*****


(Tuscola Tigers) - Class Of 1951

Rebba Jo Anderson Dean

April 29, 1933 - September 30, 2018

Rebba Dean

Midland, TX

Rebba Jo Dean, 85, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 1:00pm in the Tuscola cemetery, Pat Voce officiating, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation was held on Tuesday, October 2, at the funeral home.

Rebba was born to Ole and Ola (Cantrall) Dean on April 29, 1933 in Taylor County, she attended school in Tuscola and graduated in 1951. She went to work for Timex after school. She met Johnny Dean and they married on November 28, 1952.

Rebba and Johnny moved to Midland, where he went to work for Halliburton and then for Dean Machines and Rebba stayed at home as a homemaker and caring for Johnny and their two boys, Eddie and Bobby. The family enjoyed her great cooking and her love for the holidays, it was the family Sunday lunch that they enjoyed the most.

She loved to camp, she loved to fish, but her heart was in the mountains. It was the mountains of southern New Mexico that she had the strongest affection for, spending weeks, several times a year, in Cloud Croft or Ruidoso. Johnny will tell you she loved to do everything he loved to do, Rebba would tell you Johnny loved to do everything she loved to do. They truly enjoyed each other.

Rebba is survived by her husband of 66 years, Johnny Dean of Midland; sons Eddie and wife Sheila of San Angelo, and Bobby Dean of Midland; and several nieces and nephews'.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Grady and Alfred, and her sister Irene.

Condolences can be left at


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Oct. 3, 2018



September 26, 2018

4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Main Visitation Room
502 Kent Ave
Tuscola, TX 79562


Funeral Service

September 27, 2018

2:00 PM
Beltway Park Church
4009 Beltway S
Abilene, TX 79606


Class Of 2002

Stacy Dawn Horton (Sanchez)


Stacy Dawn Horton Sanchez

May 12, 1984 - September 22, 2018


ABILENE: Stacy Horton Sanchez, 34, was called to her eternal resting place on September 22, 2018 after a short battle with Cancer.

Born May 12, 1984 to Jerry Don Horton and Beverly Black Wright. Stacy graduated from Jim Ned high School in 2002, then from McMurry University in 2007 with a bachelors degree in fine arts with a focus in education.

Stacy was a dedicated wife, mother, teacher, and friend. Her positive approach to life was contagious, she could easily change the mood of the room with her smile, laughter and overall positive attitude. Stacy had a passion for art and teaching and was a huge inspiration to her students. Her love for art and music could be seen in everything she did.

Stacy's children were the love of her life. She loved watching them flourish and was always exposing them to new experiences. Stacy loved her community and was involved in various organizations including but not limited to The Center for Contemporary Arts, Abilene Derby Games, and many more. She served as the regional director for Visual Art Scholastic Event for the last several years, named Wylie Teacher of the Year 2017, and recently awarded the Texas Art Education Association Senior High School Educator of the Year.

Stacy is survived by her husband Christopher Sanchez, beautiful children Edie, 6 and Ian, 4; mother Beverly Black Wright, bonus dad, Eric Wright; bonus mom, Mandy Thompson Horton; sisters Lindsey Edwards Mauldin, husband Justin and their children Cooper, 9, Sawyer, 2; sisters Lainey Edwards, Carson Horton, and Audree Wright. Stacy is also survived by many, many, MANY aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Stacy was welcomed home by her Daddy, Jerry Don Horton, Grandfathers Taylor Black and Don Horton, Aunt Sharon Horton Watson and her lifetime idol and inspiration Frida Kahlo.

Stacy's infectious spirit will be missed by everyone she encountered but we are confident that she is having great reunions, making more beautiful art, and attending some amazing concerts!

In lieu of flowers, arts baskets can be bought at Michael's in Abilene for donation to the Wylie ISD's art department and to the Grace Museum for their children's art program or donations can be made to the Cancer Service Network, 100 Chestnut Street #100, Abilene. Tx 79602.


Mr. Gray was the father of Brett Gray ('87) and served our community at the Allsup's in Tuscola for 33 years.

Robert Gray

Tuscola, TX

Robert Lee Gray, born December 28, 1942, answered his call to come to his eternal resting place on September 20, 2018, where he joined his parents Cleburne and Vada Gray and his younger brother C.T. Gray. We can only imagine what a reunion that was!

Robert married the love of his life, Charlene Cary, December 18, 1960. They moved several times throughout Texas until finally settling in Tuscola, where they raised their son, Brett Gray.

Robert was a service manager at Rocket Oldsmobile for many years, until the business closed. He was a faithful employee at Allsup's Convenience Store in Tuscola for 33 years. He was known and loved by everyone in the community. He was a hard worker and always did whatever it took to take care of his family.

Robert was an avid hunter and fisherman, and always told great tales about "the ones that got away". He was a fierce competitor in the sport of Wahoo, and he never took mercy on anyone. He loved a cold Keystone Light, but most of all, he loved his wife, his son, and their cat Rocky.

Robert is survived by his wife, Charlene Gray, son, Brett Gray, two grandchildren Ethan and Hannah Gray, brothers Kenneth Gray and wife Nancy, and Weldon "Shorty" Gray, many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Tuscola Cemetery, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.


Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Sept. 23, 2018


Class Of 1974 VIEW PROFILE

Sarah Denis Aldridge (Hastings)

Sarah Denis Aldridge Hastings

November 5, 1955 - September 15, 2018


ABILENE: Sarah Denise Hastings, 62, peacefully passed away Saturday evening, September 15th, 2018. She was a compassionate woman who served her family and friends graciously her entire life.

Sarah was the youngest of three born to Amos and Dorothy Aldridge. She graduated second in her class at Jim Ned in Tuscola, where she met her husband of 40 years, Leland. She went on to graduate from Angelo State University, pursuing a career in elementary education, teaching at Anson and Wylie elementary schools. Sarah chose to take a break from teaching to be a homemaker and a mother, two positions in life she deemed an honor. She cherished her two children and happily devoted her days to educating and nurturing them. Later in life, she returned to Jim Ned where she used her gift of teaching in Early Childhood.

Life handed Sarah many trials, but she endured each one with grace and steadfast strength. She touched many lives and will be remembered for her unwavering faith, her servant’s heart, and the genuine kindness she shared with all.

Sarah is survived by her husband Leland Hastings; mother Dorothy Aldridge; son Brent Hastings and wife Melanie; daughter Megan Hastings; grandson Hunter Hastings; sister Pam Guffey and husband Joe; brother Lanny Aldridge and wife Sherry; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Lawn Baptist Church at 10AM. Graveside services to follow, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sarah’s memory to Pregnancy Resources of Abilene, 2110 N. Willis, Abilene, TX 79603 or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.


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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