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•   Krystal Brown (Faulkner) (1986)  13/9
•   Jon Hoebelheinrich (1989)  7/9
•   Lynn Smith (Peterson) (1975)  29/8
•   Leslie Gryder (Ward) (1998)  29/8
•   Keith Davis (1986)  27/8
•   Suzzy Brookreson (Tate) (1968)  22/8
•   Ann Perez (Sanchez) (1989)  19/8
•   Rachelle Doan (Grun) (1991)  10/8
•   Stacey Newman (Walker) (1986)  7/8
•   Wally Shearer (1977)  9/7
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•   Billy Butler (St Flying Tigers) (1954)  22/10
•   James Hancock (1959)  22/10
•   Chris Holson (1978)  22/10
•   Richard Milligan (1986)  23/10
•   Stephanie Bardwell (McClure) (1996)  25/10
•   Hayden Holson (Holson) (2009)  25/10
•   Kit Payne (1990)  25/10
•   Nathan Wright (2003)  25/10
•   David Caldwell (1961)  26/10
•   Pat Neff (1973)  26/10
•   Richard Roberts (1981)  26/10
•   Karan Sanders (Wright) (1983)  26/10
•   Wendy Gusler (Marriott) (1994)  27/10
•   Carl Simpson (1985)  27/10
•   Cassi Darby (Bryant) (2003)  28/10
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Ernest Ray Wade

November 8, 1937 - October 10, 2019

Ernest Wade

Odessa - Ernest Ray Wade went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2019 in Odessa, TX. Ernest was born on November 8, 1937 to Buster and Modena Wade in Anson, TX. He was the last surviving sibling of the 5 children of Buster and Modena.

Ernest met the love of his life and wife of 61 years, Sandra Tarrant from Eula, after his family moved from Bradshaw to the Eula community. They were married on December 20, 1958 at Eula Baptist Church. They welcomed their only loving son, Charles Patrick, on September 4, 1963.

Ernest worked a combined 61 years for National Supply, Action Pipe and B&M Tool. He was well respected and liked in the oil and gas industry.

Ernest's love for his wife, son, and granddaughter was evident in everything that he did and he loved them with all his heart. Spending time with his family, Sandra, Patrick, and granddaughter Kyria, was the thing that Ernest loved to do most. He loved sitting with Sandra and enjoying the beautiful gardens and flowers that adorn their home in Odessa.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra. His wonderful loving son, Patrick. His beautiful granddaughter, Kyria. Sister-in-law-Glenda Wade and several nieces and nephews. And too many other family and friends to list.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 13, from 4-6 at Bailey Funeral Home, Clyde, TX.

Services will be Monday, October 14, at 11:00am in the chapel at Bailey Funeral Home in Clyde and burial to follow at the Eula Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2019

Ila was the mother of some of our alumni.  Please keep the family in your prayers.

Ila Mae Purcell Naron

Buffalo Gap - Ila Mae Purcell Naron, 81, formerly of Buffalo Gap, Texas, passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at home, in a suburb of Dallas, after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 14, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, at First Baptist Church in Buffalo Gap with Pastor Chuck Gililland officiating. Burial will follow in Belle Plain Cemetery in Callahan County, Texas.

The daughter of Ila Ruby (Sadler) and Charlie Orbin Purcell, she was born on March 19, 1938 in Cross Cut (Brown County), Texas. The majority of her life was spent in Taylor County, Texas. She married Leon Naron on July 25, 1968 in Abilene.

Ila was an accomplished author, having written for multiple magazines and newspapers, as well as having published several books. She had a national membership to the Writers Guild and the Business and Professional Women's Association. She worked in the country music industry as a singer/songwriter/promoter/manager. She wrote songs that she recorded, as well as songs that were recorded by other artists. Later in life, she turned her attention to promoting health and wellness with her own natural health clinic, where she practiced and taught massage therapy. She loved to dance, play games and spend time with family. Ila was a member of First Baptist Church - Buffalo Gap and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ila was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband Leon Naron on February 24, 2015.

Survivors include her son, Orbin Lesly and wife Carole of Buffalo Gap; two daughters, Veonna Lewis and husband Roger of Wauneta, Nebraska, and Amber Goldman of Dallas; a sister, Jerene Holt and husband Ted of Buffalo Gap; and one brother, Leo Purcell and wife Mary of Clyde. Ila is also survived by five grandchildren, Kalen Gardner of Amarillo, Kiersten McIntyre and husband Cody of Seminole, Colton Lesly of Buffalo Gap, Brin Lewis Garcia of Marietta, Minnesota, and Jarrod Draper of Benkelman, Nebraska; and four great-grandchildren, Tinley McIntyre, Taylor McIntyre, Celeste Garcia, and Maizie Lewis.

Serving as pallbearers will be Colton Lesly, Cody McIntyre, Billy Flint, ll, Billy Flint, lll, Larry Fernandez, Sr., Larry Fernandez, Jr., Slade Cupps, Charlie Purcell, and Levi Purcell. Ted Holt and Leo Purcell will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Breast Cancer), 7412 University Ave Unit 2, Lubbock, TX 79423-1486; or Belle Plain Cemetery.

Memories may be shared and condolences submitted online at


Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2019

My classmate, Janet's brother passed away.  Please keep her and their family in your prayers.

LAWN: Russell (Pooh) Vaughn, 63, passed away Monday, October 7, 2019 at his sister’s house in Lawn. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:00am in the Dewey Cemetery, arrangements have been entrusted to Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home.

Pooh was born to Louie and Peggy (Reinbarger) Vaughn on May 18, 1956, in Abilene. He was born a preemie with underdeveloped lungs. Pooh was brought back to life twice, once by a nurse and once by his mother. These health issues forced him out of school in the sixth grade but also allowed him to become an accomplished chess player.

Pooh was a Mamma’s boy and developed a keen style of never forgetting anything and nagging, it was these traits that often found him working in the tower of the pulling unit in the family’s oil field service company. Pooh was a master of being a “Jack of all trades” he could fix and almost build anything he wanted. His last find was an old canoe that he brought back to life and fished out of.

He loved to fish, golf, lots of golf, and watching real wrestling then the WWE. He also loved Subway sandwiches, he loved them so much that most of the Subway shops knew him on a first name basis and knew which sandwich he wanted. He really enjoyed being able to watch wrestling and eating a Subway sandwich at the same time. When he was not at Subway, golfing, watching wrestling, fixing something, or working, you could find Pooh and his dog at Allsup’s eating a burrito.

Pooh loved his family and his wife, he would tell you his wife was Sarah (Johannes) Vaughn and that they were married on February 14, 1992 in Lawn, but his best friend was his dog. Pooh and Sarah did not have children, but he loved his steps kids, Pooh, in general, loves kids, all kids. Pooh never met a stranger.

Pooh was known to give the shirt off his back to someone in need and in that spirt, in lieu of flowers donations can be made in Pooh’s name (Russell Vaughn) to Hendrick Cancer Center, 2000 Pine St, Abilene, TX 79601.

He is survived by his wife Sarah Vaughn of Lawn; brothers, Terry Don and Glenda Vaughn of East Texas, David Vaughn and wife Retha of Lawn; sister, Janet Griffith and husband Donnie of Lawn; stepchildren Steven and Dawn Perkovich, Angela and Donny Jander; several step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his sister Cathy Angle, and stepson Jeffery Pugh.

Joyce LaFaye Fagley Adcock

Joyce LaFaye Fagley Adcock

Joyce Lafaye Fagley Adcock

June 22, 1930 - October 2, 2019


Joyce Lafaye Adcock

Stamford - Joyce Lafaye Adcock, 89, of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2019. Cremation services have been selected with Tankersley Funeral Home in Stamford. A memorial service will be held later this month with interment of cremains at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home.

Joyce Lafaye Fagley was born June 22, 1930 in Abilene, Texas to Lester James and Linnie Lorena Cummings Fagley. She was raised in Clyde and graduated from Clyde high school in 1947. After graduation Joyce enrolled in Abilene Christian College and graduated in 1962 with her teaching certificate. She taught elementary school in Jim Ned, Lockhart, and Clovis, New Mexico for 32 years before retiring. Joyce married Alton Adcock on February 4, 1963 in Big Spring, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2006. She was a member of the Church of Christ, an amazing seamstress and a specialized reading teacher.

Survivors include 5 sons: Donald Weldon of Elgin, TX; Tommy Weldon of Abilene, TX; Gary Weldon of Abilene, TX; Mike Adcock of Allen, TX; and Glen Adcock and wife Tammy of Lockhart, TX; 1 daughter, Lana McNeil and husband Michael of Abilene, TX; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Ronny Adcock in 2012 and a sister Jean Mapes in 2019.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Judy Washburn for her loving care of their mother.

Online condolences may be made and viewed at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News on Oct. 4, 2019


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