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•   Darla Bethel (Quinney) (1990)  2/10
•   Ryan Leveling (2018)  1/10
•   Nancy Jennings (Suson) (1972)  28/9
•   Jeff Pierson (1976)  27/9
•   Heather Bardin (Hicks) (1995)  26/9
•   Steven Cargill (2010)  26/9
•   Chris Kraatz (Kraatz) (1996)  26/9
•   Edward Booth (1990)  21/9
•   Josh Adams (2003)  26/8
•   Nathan Wright (2003)  24/8
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.5%

A:   848   Joined
B:   2476   Not Joined
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2 live in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
3 live in Arizona
4 live in Arkansas
2 live in Armed Forces Europe
11 live in California
6 live in Colorado
3 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
4 live in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Kansas
4 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
2 live in Michigan
1 lives in Mississippi
3 live in Missouri
1 lives in Nebraska
9 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
5 live in Ohio
7 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Samoa (American)
2 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
696 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
3 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 South Korea
2 live in United Kingdom
2,457 location unknown
1,036 are deceased


•   Amy Hill (Wright) (1988)  3/10
•   Caryn Thomasson (Stovall) (1998)  3/10
•   Mark Hendrix (1978)  4/10
•   Becky Elliot (Shattuck) (2000)  5/10
•   Jimmy Hall (1991)  5/10
•   Cheyenne Shelton (2010)  5/10
•   Whitney Crouse (Hubbard) (2002)  6/10
•   Dennis Webb (1984)  6/10
•   Paul Brister (1981)  7/10
•   Teresa Mullings (Palmer) (1995)  10/10
•   Kassi Sadler (Smoot) (2001)  11/10
•   Nancy Sanders (Reves) (1978)  11/10
•   Kelsey Farrington (2008)  12/10
•   Don Garner (1985)  12/10
•   Robbie Poindexter (Grimes) (1984)  12/10
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Stephanie was the daughter of David Cunningham ('77); granddaughter of John Thomas Cunningham (Tuscola '44)

Obituary of Stephanie Bowles

Stephanie Rena Bowles, 42, of Abilene, passed away on Sunday, September 4th.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 14th from 6pm to 8pm, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home located at 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX, 79606.  In honor of Steph’s love for Halloween and music, Halloween or rock t-shirts are welcomed at the visitation.

Steph was born in Abilene to Marshelia and David Cunningham on October 16, 1979.  She went to school in Abilene, graduating from Cooper High School in 1998.  She then attended Texas A&M University where she became a Certified Paralegal.  She worked in the legal field for several years before taking a job with a local wind energy company, where she was responsible for procuring land titles for new installations. 

Steph married her high school sweetheart, Shaun Paul Bowles, October 14, 2000.  They met in middle school at a movie with mutual friends.  Much to the chagrin of the other moviegoers, they hit it off immediately, and talked through the entire movie.  They remained friends until they began dating in their sophomore year. 

She took pride in being at home with her husband and pets.  Steph loved animals, especially her beloved pets Hercules, Buddy, and Jack.  She also loved Halloween, and music.  She frequently donated to the local animal rescues, and always helped animals in need.  She looked forward to decorating her house for Halloween each year, and usually had several decorations up year-round.  Together, she and her husband enjoyed attending concerts as often as possible.  She had an infectious laugh, and a great sense of humor that frequently made her the center of any room.  She was kind, caring, and soft-hearted, always putting the needs of others before her own.

Steph was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Sandy Cunningham, and Gene and Irene Burrus.

Steph is survived by her loving husband of almost 23 years, Shaun Bowles, her brother, Jeff Cunningham, mother, Marshelia Decker, father, David Cunningham, and other extended family.

Flowers may be sent to the Hamil Family Funeral Home, and will be donated to local hospice care to be shared with others.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Rescue the Animals at (click on the Donate in Memorium button).

Class Of 2003

Andrew Eason McNeill

Andrew Eason McNeill

June 8, 1985 - August 30, 2022

ABILENE - Andrew Mc-Neill, of Abilene, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in Abilene, Texas.

Andrew was born in Abilene, Texas to Steve and Sheri McNeill on June 8th, 1985. Andrew attended and graduated from Jim Ned High School in 2003. Andrew graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in 2007 from Hardin Simmons University.

Andrew met the love of his life, Dessa McNeill, in September 2005. Andrew proposed to Dessa on Valentine’s Day in 2008 which led to their wedding taking place September 27th, 2008.

Andrew worked as an Install Manager at Tex-Oma Builders for the last 4 years. Andrew loved to work with his hands. He loved building furniture, cooking, and taking care of his three daughters. Andrew even started his own business, McNeill Woodworks.

Andrew is survived by his wife, Dessa McNeill; his three daughters, Taylor, Tristen, and Trinity Hart; his father, Steve McNeill; his mother-in-law Retha Hart; his brother and sisters, Daniel Mc-Neill, Tiffnee Reed, (Justin Reed), Dana Manning (Brian Manning),and Jeremy Hart; his nieces and nephews, Haley McNeill, Madi and Jackie Manning, Colter, Ridley, Kenley, and Taylor Reed, and Jarrid Hart; his grandmother, Gay Beitscher; as well as many loved aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Andrew was preceded in death by Seymore “Pepaw” Beitscher, Steven McNeill, and his mother Sheri McNeill.

Andrew believed in science and was not involved in any churches, although he respected everyone’s personal beliefs and was always intrigued to educate himself on those topics. Therefore, no funeral/church service has been scheduled to take place as of this time. There will however be a Celebration of Life in honor of Andrew announced at a later time by the immediate family for everyone who loved and supported him to be able to attend to express the impact that Andrew made during his life.

Memories may be shared and condolences submitted online at www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.


Class Of 1973

Bessie Elaine Laird Coleman

June 20, 1955 - August 6, 2022

Elaine Coleman, a woman of strong faith, went to her heavenly home on August 6, 2022. Elaine was born to Calvin and Bessie Laird on June 20, 1955. Elaine was the first of three children. She took pride in being the big sister. Her family made a move from Lawn, Texas to Stilwell, Oklahoma in 1972. That is where she met and married the love of her life Jerry Coleman, on January 20, 1973. There they started a family welcoming their first daughter. They later moved to Hamlin, Texas and welcomed a second daughter to their family. Elaine worked as a wife and mother for many years. In 1988, the family moved to Rising Star, Texas. In the 90's she took a job working as a newspaper editor giving her the opportunity to pursue a career in her greatest passion, writing. During her time as a newspaper editor, she started working on a book. In January of 2001, Elaine and Jerry moved to Winters, Texas. Elaine's first book Texas Haunted Forts was published that year after the move. She has since published many different books including fiction, cookbooks, and biographies. If she was not writing you might find her sewing, quilting or even crocheting. She collected antiques, poodles, flamingos, Elvis memorabilia, and many other things. She loved visiting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of many different groups and clubs. She did genealogy research on her family. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church where she was a member of Women's Missionary Union, taught the women's Sunday school class, and helped gather charity donations. Sometimes she could even talk Jerry into take a sightseeing trip occasionally to appease her longing to travel. Elaine is preceded in death, by her parents Calvin and Bessie Laird. She is survived by her husband Jerry Coleman of Winters, TX, her daughter Racheal Malo and husband James of Lawn, TX, daughter Rebecca Brown and husband William of Winters, TX, her sister Teresia Turner and husband Wayne of Lawn, TX, brother Russel Laird of Lawn, TX, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. The family will host a time of visitation and reflection from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service celebrating her life at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ferris Akins officiating. Interment will follow in the Atoka Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman. Memorials are suggested in memory of Elaine to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1651 Pine Street, Abilene, Texas 79601. Remembrances and condolences can be written to the family via the virtual guestbook on Elaine's tribute page at Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Coleman family.

Posted online on August 08, 2022

Published in Abilene Reporter News

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