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Wife of the late Loyd Vaughn O'Shields, alumni of our Jim Ned family.

Ruth O'Shields

LAWN - LAWN: Stella Ruth O'Shields, 85, passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Oplin Cemetery, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 5 to 7pm at the funeral home in Tuscola.

Ruth was born on July 10, 1934 in Denton Valley to Walter and Evlyn (Ford) Connel. She attended school in Denton Valley graduating as class valedictorian. She went to work the Abilene State School which she later retired from.

Ruth met Vaughn O'Shields at an O'Shields family gathering, they later married in 1953 in Lawn, they built a house down the road from the house that Vaughn grew up. When she was not working at the Abilene State School, she helped manage Vaughn along with their farm and ranch.

Ruth loved to cook, biscuits and cornbread, when the season was right, she would gather the grandkids for a Prickly Pear apple hunt for her famous Prickly Pear jelly. When she was not in the kitchen she loved to sew and watch old western movies. She was a simple woman who exceled as a homemaker after her retirement.

She is survived by her son Shannon O'Shields, sisters Beth Ham and Sheri Robbins and husband Kennth; four grandchildren, Sara McDaniel and husband Russell, David O'Shields and wife Leasha, Ransom O'Shields and Macon O'Shields; ten great grandchildren, Klynn, Garron, Hallie, Kason, Kynzi, Jayce, Brooklynn, Cassie, Kaylason, and Sophia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vaughn (dec 2015), parents, Walter and Evlyn, two sons Gary and Stacey O'Shields, and a great grandson Bronson.

Condolences can be left at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2019

Barbara Sue Allman (Beasley)

Barbara Sue Allman (Beasley)

Barbara Sue Allman Beasley

January 1, 1942 ~ November 26, 2019


Abilene - Barbara Sue Beasley was born January 1, 1942 in Dublin, Texas to Elsie Mae (Hutton) Allman and Harley Gilmore Allman. She died in Abilene, Texas at Hendrick Inpatient Hospice Center on November 26, 2019 peacefully in her sleep with family by her side and Jesus in her heart. Barbara survived pancreatic cancer and fought a courageous battle against lymphoma.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Hardin Simmons University and pursued further studies at University of Oklahoma, McMurry University and Abilene Christian University. She worked in the department of virology at Baylor Medical School, researching the famous HeLa cells before meeting her future husband at University of Oklahoma and later marrying in Jal, New Mexico in 1965.

She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, with many years of singing in the choir. She dedicated her free time to assisting with hospital visitations of church members and volunteering at the Thrift House. She was also an active member in Abilene Retired Teachers Association. Her teaching career of math and science not only consisted of Norman, Oklahoma and Joplin, Missouri, but also area schools, such as Abilene High School, Eula, Jim Ned and Wylie. Barbara cared for her students much like her own children.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband, Clark Wayne Beasley, brother, Jimmy and brother, Alan, sister, Jo Ann, niece Linda and nephew Alvin.

She is survived by her children, son, Dr. Craig Beasley and his wife Della of Abilene, Texas and daughter, Stacy Kuenn and her husband Kevin of Cody, Wyoming. Barbara has three grandchildren, Brianna Beasley of Abilene who attends Texas A&M and Brady and Jack Kuenn of Cody. She is also survived by three step-grandchildren, Jim Lee and wife Amie of Baird, Willie Lee and wife Jennifer of Abilene and Cara and husband Tyler Becker of Thiensville, Wisconsin. She has six step-great-grandchildren, James Tuffs and, Alyssa, Jason, and Jonah Lee of Baird, Haley and Parker Lee of Abilene and Bennett Becker of Thiensville. Barbara is also survived by niece, Mary E Weston Bennett and her husband, Doug of Hawley, her great niece Brittany Worrell and K.K Frances and their children, Kayson and Brooklynn Frances of Ponder, Texas, and great nephew, David Wilson of Alabama.

She leaves a sweet, but fierce guard dog, a little Maltese named Emmy.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Episcopal Church of Heavenly Rest. Cremation arrangements were by The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander, Abilene, Texas 79602 or to the Clark Beasley Summer Research Stipend at McMurry University,1400 Sayles Blvd. Abilene, Texas 79697.

All that were touched by her in their lives, know her as a joyful and loving soul.

The guest book may be signed and condolences submitted online at:


Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2019

Curtis Wayne 'Sonny' Davenport

Curtis Wayne 'Sonny' Davenport

Curtis Wayne 'Sonny' Davenport

January 10, 1931 ~ October 26, 2019

Fredericksburg - Curtis Wayne "Sonny" Davenport died Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Fredericksburg, Texas just a few months prior to his 89th birthday. He was born on January 10, 1931 in Bethel, Texas to Josie and William Delbert Davenport who preceded him in death. Sonny grew up in Ballinger, Texas where he was a standout student, football player and athlete. Following graduation from Ballinger, Sonny attended Howard Payne college in Brownwood where he continued his success as a football quarterback having been recognized on multiple occasions as the outstanding player in the Lone Star Conference. Many of his passing records still stand today.

Following his graduation from Howard Payne College in 1952 with a bachelors, and ultimately Masters of Education degree with joint majors in Education and Mathematics, Sonny worked as a football, track, and golf coach at several Texas High Plains schools. In 1965 he took the position of High School Principal at Abernathy High School where he resided until 1977. That year he transferred to Jim Ned Consolidated School District as the Superintendent until his retirement in 1987. After retirement from the Texas public school system, Sonny moved to Lake Brownwood, yet he continued to educate youth by teaching college math part-time at a number of Texas Junior colleges and colleges until his ultimate retirement in the late 1990's.

Sonny's favorite times were those spent with family watching football games or enjoying Lake Brownwood. He is survived by his wife Anna Sue Davenport of Fredericksburg, whom he married on February 8, 1952; children Dave and Clare Davenport of Fredericksburg; Susan and Mike Seifert of Dickinson; and Ken and Tammy Davenport of Mansfield. Additionally, he is survived by his brother and spouse Jim and Polly Davenport of Midland and grand-children Ryan and Kadie Davenport with great-grandchildren Gage and Drew from Argyle; Trey Davenport of Austin; Kasey and Casey McCauley of Houston; Matt Davenport of Houston; and Christina Seifert of Dickinson.

Sonny spent the last several years of his life in Morning Star Memory Care in Fredericksburg after being moved to Fredericksburg from Brownwood in 2016. His family is immensely grateful to both Morning Star and their staff, as well as to New Century Hospice for their care and support over the last couple of years. As per his request, Sonny was cremated with a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorials be given in his memory to an Alzheimer's Research organization.

Arrangements are by the Schaetter Funeral Home

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

Published in Abilene Reporter-News from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, 2019

Mary Maurine Newman (Griffith) - Class Of 1952VIEW PROFILE

Mary Maurine Newman (Griffith)

Mary Maurine Newman Griffith 

November 24, 1933 ~ November 22, 2019

Mary Maurine Newman Griffith, 85, of Round Rock, TX, passed away on November 22, 2019 two days short of her 86th birthday at Falcon Ridge Rehabilitation in Hutto, TX. Graveside services will be held 2pm Saturday December 7th at Tuscola Cemetery with Ray Thompson of Funeral Directors Life and Johnny Sheffield of Tuscola, coofficiating. Services are under the direction of Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent St, Tuscola TX.

Mary was born in Tuscola, TX on November 24, 1933 to Luther and Margueritte Newman. She went to school at South Taylor High School in Tuscola, TX and McMurry College in Abilene, TX. She married her high school sweetheart, A Coyt Griffith on June 16, 1984 in Tuscola, TX. Mom would tell us that she was mad at him for 25 years which is why it took so long for them to get married. They worked together making pipe fence panels for cattle and other livestock until Coyt passed and the plans were passed to his son, Larry Griffith. Mary worked as a certified nurse’s aide for Seaton Hospital in Austin, TX for 18 years. They just recently dedicated the room she made infant milk in as “Mary’s Milk Room” by her co-workers and friends from Seaton Hospital. Mom would tell us stories about her childhood when they lived in Tuscola and rented farm land until World War II broke out and they moved to San Diego, CA where her mom and dad worked for the Air Craft factory. She said they spent a lot of time going to the fair. She told us her dad had a garden beside their apartment. They ate lots of tomatoes it seemed. 

Mary was preceded in death by husband A. Coyt Griffith, her parents, Luther and Margueritte Newman, her brother, Bob Newman, granddaughter Nicole Vasquez and ex-husband and father of her children, Harley Neal Holloway.

Mary is survived by children and spouses: Karen and Frank Toms of Tuscola, TX, Lyla Holloway of Round Rock, TX, Kelly and Bootsie Holloway of Georgetown, TX, Kim Holloway of Adkins, TX, and John L Holloway of Round Rock, TX, 8 living grandchildren: Steven Holloway, Mary Bailey, Lexi Holloway, Crystal Vasquez, Tyson Vasquez, Leslie Anmons, Jason Holloway, and Hannah Toms and 17 plus greatgrandchildren, her sister Margaret Butchee of Hamlin, and many cousins, in-laws, nephews and nieces. 

The family of Mary Griffith wishes to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who called and sent cards to the many family members of Mary, Ray Thompson and Johnny Sheffield as ministers, the doctors, nurses and aides of Rainier Hospice Care of Round Rock, TX, Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola TX, FDLIC employees, and Falcon Ridge Rehabilitation in Hutto TX for all their assistance during this time of need.

(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1956VIEW PROFILE

Ed Swindle (St Flying Tigers)

Ed Swindle

February 1, 1937 – November 6, 2019

A celebration of the life of Ed Swindle will be held at 11am on November 12, 2019 at Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen. Visitation will be at 10am at the church. Ed completed his life on earth on November 6th, 2019.

C.B. and Effie (Roberts) Swindle were, no doubt, surprised to welcome not one, but two babies into the family on February 1, 1937. Ed and Ted were born in Cedar Gap, Texas, located in Taylor County. The twins joined older siblings Pearl, W. C., Geneva, and Virginia. Ed grew up on a farm in Tuscola, Texas.

After graduating from high school, Ed left Tuscola for College Station to become a Texas A & M Cadet. After graduating in 1961, Ed took a teaching job in Killeen. He earned a Master of Education degree in 1968 from Texas A & M.

During his 31 year teaching career, he lead students and teachers at Rancier Junior High, Fairway Junior High, Pershing Park Elementary, and Nolan Middle Schools. Ed both encouraged and challenged his students as he taught them science.

It was at Rancier Junior High that he first met Gladys Faye White and knew he wanted to marry her. The two married in June of 1964. They enjoyed life together for 50 years until she passed away in 2015.

Ed and Gladys joined Memorial Baptist Church in Killeen in 1966. Ed was a faithful servant at Memorial. He served as deacon, trustee, Special Education Sunday School Teacher, and on various committees.

He is preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Effie (Roberts) Swindle; his wife, Gladys Faye White Swindle; and siblings, Pearl Swindle Dickens, W. C. Swindle, and Ted Swindle. He is survived by sisters, Geneva Swindle Attaway, Virginia Swindle Frierson, brothers-in-law and their wives, Larry and Joy White, Jimmy and Sharon White, and Clinton and Carolyn White, and many nieces and nephews. Ed had many friends who cared for him after Gladys’ death.

Ed was known for his friendly smile and warm handshake and continued to demonstrate these qualities despite dementia. Ed has gone to a place where his smile will never fade and where he will be rewarded for his service here on earth.

Please considering honoring Ed by making a donation to Memorial Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 4001 Trimmier Rd., Killeen, TX 76542 or Killeen ISD Education Foundation, 200 N. W.S. Young Dr., Killeen TX 76543-4025. Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of the arrangements.




10:00 am - 11:00 am


4001 Trimmier Rd,
Killeen, Texas


Funeral Service

11:00 am


4001 Trimmier Rd
Killeen, Texas 76542


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Nolanville, Texas


Class Of 1986

Loy Mark McMillon

Loy Mark McMillon

November 03, 1967 - November 02, 2019

Loy Mark McMillon passed away unexpectedly on November 2, 2019, one day shy of his 52nd birthday.

Mark was born on November 3, 1967 to Donald and Jean McMillon in Abilene, TX. After graduating from Jim Ned High School in 1986 he attended Baylor University on a football scholarship. Mark loved playing football for the Bears. He earned his undergraduate degree in professional writing from Baylor in 1990. Mark then attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School and completed his law degree at Baylor Law School.

Mark began his professional career as an attorney in Dallas, TX working for several law firms. In 2012, he established The Law Offices of L. Mark McMillon, PLLC. He based his practice on Christian faith and values specializing in business, insurance, and family law.

While attending law school, Mark met and married Wendy Ann Fallon. He and Wendy had two children, MacKenzie Cait and Matthew Hunter. Mark was very proud of his children and loved spending time watching and participating in their activities. His love and compassion for others can be seen in the character of MacKenzie and Matthew.

Mark was a Christ follower and active in his church and community. He was a friendly, fun loving person with a larger than life personality. Mark was one of a kind, making everyone laugh with his unique and special sense of humor.

Mark is survived by his two children, his parents, one brother – Matt McMillon and wife Rebecca of Abilene, one sister – Marci Phillips and husband John of Dallas, five nieces and nephews, one great niece, and a special friend – Dr. Heather Wright of Weatherford, TX.

A family visitation will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm Tuesday November 5th, 2019 at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut St. A memorial service will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 am in the chapel of the funeral home with Bill Hooten officiating.

In Lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the MacKenzie and Matthew McMillon College tuition fund held at First Financial Bank, 400 Pine street, Abilene Texas. Condolences may be offered to the family online at



Tuesday, November 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Piersall Funeral Directors 
733 Butternut 
Abilene, Texas 79602



Memorial Service

Wednesday, November 06, 2019
11:00 AM

Piersall Funeral Directors 
733 Butternut 
Abilene, Texas 79602

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