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•   Morgan Jones (Brewer) (2003)  6/11
•   Jerry Van Cleave (1972)  24/10
•   Madeline Galliton (2017)  3/10
•   Jason Shaw (1998)  13/9
•   Tedra Kennemur (Harrell) (1987)  31/8
•   Jenny Brown (Carlton) (1989)  26/8
•   Ian Voce (Voce) (2015)  14/8
•   Carolyn Saling (Tatum) (1964)  10/8
•   Samantha Cisneros (2014)  1/8
•   Jo Ann Black (Hirtzel) (1966)  24/7
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2 live in South Korea
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1,012 are deceased


•   Dennis Cumby (1981)  29/11
•   Tracy Sanders (1988)  29/11
•   Wendy Miller (Quintanilla) (2001)  30/11
•   L. T. Bagwell (1961)  1/12
•   Amy Pennington (1995)  1/12
•   Tamara Schonerstedt (Frederici) (2004)  1/12
•   Amanda Mansfield (1998)  3/12
•   Stephanie Minyard (Martin) (1994)  3/12
•   Dustin Rose (1997)  3/12
•   James A. Cumby (St Flying Tigers) (1953)  4/12
•   Randy Earnest (1984)  4/12
•   Lori Pope (Hoerman) (1984)  4/12
•   Wanda June Wilder (Cleveland) (1959)  4/12
•   Patricia Bowen (1994)  5/12
•   Jay Brock (Brock) (1993)  5/12
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Class Of 1991

Clinton Wayne 'Clint' Hart

Clinton Wayne 'Clint' Hart

October 25, 1972 - November 16, 2021

LeRoyce Hart Minyard  · 

Clint Hart graduate in 1991 from Jim Ned high school. He passed away on November the 16. Clint was the son of Gary Lynn Hart and Patricia Lee Martin Hart.  His services will be held at Lawn Baptist Lawn Baptist Church on Monday, November 22, at 5:30-8 with small memorial at 6pm. This will be a come and go visitation and remembering time.

Class Of 1962

Gaytha Raye Goodloe Hightower

July 23, 1944 - November 10, 2021

Gaytha Raye Hightower

Gaytha Raye Hightower, 77, a resident of Cisco since 1975, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021 in a Willow Park care center. Born July 23, 1944 in San Saba, she was the daughter of the late John Prentice Goodloe and Sally Prudence Jones Goodloe. She graduated from high school in Tuscola, Texas. She married Troy Hightower December 1, 1961. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and was Baptist. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and six siblings, Mabel Ruth, Noel, Modene, Nila Dean, Wayne and Norvis H., she is survived by two children, Vonda Stockton and husband Allen Laing of Weatherford and Corey Hightower and wife Angie of Weatherford; a sister, Joyce Ragland of San Saba; and three grandchildren, Janice Stockton, Madison Hightower, and Tori Hightower. A graveside service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery in Cisco, Texas under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home of Irving, 606 West Airport Freeway 75062.

Posted online on November 18, 2021

Class Of 2001

Matthew Doyle Herron

Matthew Doyle 'Matt' Herron

July 13, 1982 - November 5, 2021

LAWN: Matthew "Matt" Doyle Herron, 39, passed away in an auto accident on Hwy 84 on Friday, November 5, 2021. A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 6:00pm in the sanctuary of Lawn Baptist Church, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola.

Matt was born to Teddy Charles and Cathy June (Wade) Herron on July 13, 1982, in Abilene. Matt grew up in Lawn and attended Jim Ned schools graduating in 2001. He worked in and around Abilene. Matt always enjoyed work that involved working with his hands, from electrical and auto motive to the oil field and wind turbines, Matt was always busy. He was driving a parts delivery truck at the time of his death.

He married Krystin Michele Sawyer in 2010, they welcomed two sons into the family, Jaxyn and Landyn. It was his two boys that opened a new world to Matt, youth sports. He lived for each sport, the kid's baseball, and coaching their football, all of it became a passion of Matts'.

Matt never was short of friends, every picture he was in always included a large group of his friends. He was often the life of the party, loved music, and never had a problem dancing. His family always joked that Matt could never be "Pinned Downed".

He is survived by his wife Krystin of Abilene; his two sons, Jaxyn and Landyn Herron of Lawn; parents, Teddy and Cathy Herron of Lawn; brother, Michael Herron of Lawn; several aunts and uncles, numerous cousins, and a plethora of friends that were like his family.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marcelyn Smith, grandparents Gloria and Doyle Wade, uncle, Johnny Ray Herron.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: On The Way Home Ministries. PO Box 266 Lawn, TX 79530


Please keep the Reid family in your prayers.  Darryl was the brother of Gerald ('79) and Randal ('83).

LAWN: Darryl Lee Reid, 58, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
     Darryl was an innocent soul leading a simple, easy-going lifestyle and a member of the Lawn Church of Christ.
     Darryl was born June 17, 1963, in Sweetwater, Texas to Gerald and Lenora Reid. Darryl lived throughout West Texas and in South America with his father, a maintenance supervisor in the oil and gas industry, along with his family. The family settled in Lawn in 1973.
     Darryl attended school at Abilene State School and graduated on June 7, 1985. After graduation Darryl worked at the Abilene State School and was named the Abilene State School Workshop Program Employee of the Month in December 1985.  After retiring from his job, he rode the City and Rural Rides bus to Rose Park to participate in his program, which he very much enjoyed. Darryl was known as Captain D. to his family and friends. He carried a pencil and tablet with him and loved to write and draw in his tablet. He was fond of wearing different styles of hats. He liked cars and enjoyed going for a ride with his brothers in their cars. He liked watching cartoons, lately watching Paw Patrol and Scooby-Doo.
He had a humorous side in him and enjoyed making his family and friends laugh. He had a zest for good food and having a good meal with his family.
Darryl was a good son, brother, and uncle. He will be remembered as young at heart and will be greatly missed.
     Survivors include his mother, Lenora Reid of Lawn; brothers Gerald Alan Reid and wife Diana of Abilene and Randal Norris Reid of Lawn; Aunt Ida of Lawn; nieces Emily Reid of Austin and Ashley Flatt of Abilene; nephews Gerald Wayne Reid and wife Chelsea of Wichita Falls, Aaron Flatt and wife Lacey of Abilene, Britton and wife Kari of Lawn and Wyatt Rodgers of Abilene and many cousins.
     He was predeceased by his Father, Gerald Norris Reid.
Pallbearers will be Clay Riddle, Wayne Elkins, James Matheson, Gerald Wayne Reid, Britton Reid and Emily Reid. Honorary Pallbearers are Wyatt Rodgers, Aaron Flatt and Ashley Flatt.
     The family will receive friends at Fry-Smith Funeral Home located at 502 Kent Ave. in Tuscola, Texas on Saturday, October 30 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday, November 1 at 10:30 p.m. at the Lawn Church of Christ located at 6301 US-84 in Lawn, Texas. Burial will follow in Dewey Cemetery under the direction of Fry-Smith Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Lawn Church of Christ C/O Roy Meyer, 3634 US Highway 83 84, Tuscola, TX 79562-3314, or the donor's favorite charity.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Darryl Lee Reid, please visit our floral store.

(Tuscola Tigers) - Class Of 1947

Troy Ervin Rosson (Tuscola Tigers)

Troy Ervin Rosson

July 7, 1929 - October 11, 2021

Troy Ervin Rosson was born in Winters, Texas on July 7, 1929 and left this earthly home Monday, October 11, 2021. He is preceded in death by his lifelong love, Eunice Rosson, his parents, Robert Ellsworth and Cleta Rosson, brothers, Robert Kenneth Rosson and James Milton Rosson. Troy is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Troy married Eunice Sanford on October 23, 1948. They were together for 72 wonderful years. Their love knew no bounds and grew with every passing day. If ever there was an example of forever love, it could be found in this couple. 

Troy worked for AT&T for 31 years. After retirement from AT&T, he enjoyed farming and tending to his cattle. Troy was an avid sportsman and especially enjoyed baseball, golf, and hunting. 

Troy was a Master Mason of the Masonic Lodge for 60 plus years and served as Worshipful Master of Hope Lodge in Comanche as well as Worshipful Master in Merkel Lodge No. 710. He was 32nd Degree Mason and belonged to the Suez Shrine Club. 

Throughout his life, Troy resided in numerous Texas towns. After retirement he lived in Comanche, Merkel, and Granbury. He was a member of the Merkel First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Comfort is found knowing that Troy was saved by grace through his faith in Jesus Christ and we will see him again one day! 

Visitation will be held prior to service Friday, October 15, 2021 from 10:00-11:30 AM at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel, 201 Edwards, Merkel, Texas 79536. Services is Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, 301 Locust Street, Merkel, Texas 79536. Graveside to follow at Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas.

(St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1951

Melba Laverne Harrison Weatherred (St Flying Tigers)

Melba LaVerne Harrison Weatherred

June 12, 1933 - March 19, 2018


LaVerne Weatherred, age 84, of Coleman, Texas, passed from this life on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Coleman County Medical Center. Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Coleman City Cemetery Pavilion with Ronnie Lane officiating. Services are under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, Coleman.

She was born Melba LaVerne Harrison on June 12, 1933 in Guion, Texas to John Loyd and Lula Williams Harrison. She graduated from South Taylor High School and Hardin-Simmons College (now University). On October 29, 1960, she married Sumter Weatherred at Ovalo Baptist Church. She worked for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service for over 30 years until retiring. She then worked for several years at J. E. Stevens in the housewares department. She enjoyed working with Sumter in the family farming and ranching operation and was a big supporter of the 4-H program and loved working with John Mark in his lamb and horse showing as a youth.

She is survived by her husband, Sumter, of Coleman; son, John Mark, of Keller; sister, Carole Burroughs of Coleman; sisters-in-law, Helen Cross of Coleman and Mary Louise McMahan (husband Joe) of Commerce, Texas; several nieces and nephews, cousins, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Please offer online condolences to the family at



Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Stevens Funeral Home
400 West Pecan Street
Coleman, Texas 76834


Graveside Service

Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:00 AM

Coleman City Cemetery
1599 East 9th Street
Coleman, Texas 76834

 (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1948

Marcus Earl Little (St Flying Tigers)

Marcus Earl Little

February 25, 1929 - June 7, 2007


Major Marcus Earl Little (USAF Retired), 78, died Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Abilene. Viewing and visitation will be from 4 to 6 PM today, June 10th, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. His funeral service with the Reverend Joe Welsh officiating will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial with full military honors will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park.

Mr. Little was born on February 25, 1929 in Winters and grew up in Ovalo. He graduated from South Taylor High School in Tuscola in 1948. Mr. Little was a stellar athlete and obtained his college degree through scholarships he received for his outstanding performance in football. He attended Henderson County Jr. College, Stephen F. Austin University and received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from South West Texas State. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Pilot for 28 years spanning the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was awarded the Bronze Star, 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 3 Air Medals and numerous Commendation Medals. After retirement from the Air Force he worked as a Commercial pilot until 1989. He was a member of the Ovalo Baptist Church and attended the View Baptist Church.

Mr. Little loved playing with and caring for his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in his family and was always there for them in all they did.

Survivors include his wife, Loys Allmand Little of Abilene; his daughter, Cynthia L. Murphy of Houston; two sons, Mark S. Little of Cypress and Larsen Marcus Little of Houston; two grandchildren, Jade D. Little and Kayleigh N. Murphy; a brother, J.B. Little of Abilene; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Cinder.

His wife, Betty Hager Little and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial donations are suggested to Brooke Army Medical Center, Fisher House, Building 3623 George C. Beach Road, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200 or the View Baptist Church, 250 Boynton Rd, Abilene, Texas 79606.

Obituary from Abilene Reporter News, Sunday June 10, 2007

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