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•   Alex Humecki (Humecki) (2018)  17/11
•   Ashlyn Schulle (Carmichael) (2017)  31/10
•   Thomas Firth (2018)  29/10
•   Meagan Tomlinson (2014)  29/10
•   L. T. Bagwell (1961)  24/10
•   Steven Parks (1999)  17/10
•   Kelly Tomlin (Sherley)  4/10
•   Darla Bethel (Quinney) (1990)  2/10
•   Ryan Leveling (2018)  1/10
•   Nancy Jennings (Suson) (1972)  28/9
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 25.6%

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1 lives in British Columbia
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1 lives in Denmark
1 lives in Ecuador
1 lives in Germany
2 live in South Korea
2 live in United Kingdom
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1,039 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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(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1953

Barbara Faye Aldridge Grant (Lawn Longhorns)

Barbara Faye Aldridge Copeland Grant

December 23, 1934 - November 6, 2022

Faye Grant, 87, of Abilene, TX passed away November 6, 2022 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimers. She was born December 23, 1934 in Goldsboro, TX to the late Danie May and Jessie William "Willie" Aldridge.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, J.W. "Spud" Aldridge and Jack Aldridge, sister, Bennie Hendrix, first husband and children's father, A. C. "Cecil" Copeland, and step-son, Donald James Grant.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, William Edward "Bill" Grant of Abilene, TX, brother, Phillip Aldridge, son, Greg (Monica) Copeland, Whitney, TX, son, Curtis (Cindy) Copeland of Keller, TX, daughter, Lisa (Mark) Zoller of Azle, TX, step-sons, William "Willie" Grant, Jr. of Crews, TX, and Craig (Cara) Grant of Abilene, TX. She was lovingly known as "FayeFaye" by all her 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren with 3 more on the way, 5 step-grandchildren and 6 step-great grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, November 10 from 5-7 PM at Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola, TX.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 1030am in the Lawn Baptist Church, Lawn, TX at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford Street, Abilene, TX 79605,



November 10, 2022
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
Tuscola, TX 79562


November 11, 2022
10:30 AM
Lawn Baptist Church
P.O. Box 268, 518 Ave D
Lawn, TX 79530

I Cannot say enough about this amazing woman and her never-ending giving heart. She was a Jim Ned Indian through and through. JN 1958 graduate, the first graduating class of the newly consolidated Jim Ned CISD 1957-1958 school year. God rest your soul, Linda Stockton!! I Love you and love your family. Hugs and Comfort to Steve Stockton and Julia Kellcy and the rest of the family.



Linda Marie Pettus (Stockton)

Linda Marie Pettus Stockton

August 18, 1940 - October 28, 2022

OVALO: Linda Marie (Pettus) Stockton, 82, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022, at her home in Ovalo. A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm, Monday, October 31, 2022, in the Tuscola United Methodist Church, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 30, from 4 to 6pm at the funeral home.

Linda was born on August 18, 1940, in Big Spring to H B and Mary Etta (Sample) Pettus. Her father was a gin manager and the family moved from gin to gin. She attended school in Knott, Big Spring, Brown, Ackerley, Garden City, South Taylor, and had the honor of being the first Jim Ned Valedictorian. She then attended Tarleton State College for two years and finished her bachelor's in education at North Texas State. Linda taught school at Elmdale and then for Jim Ned. She retired early to help her husband, Loy, with the farm and their children.

Linda enjoyed painting and writing her column in the local paper. She loved her Church and community and was faithfully active in both. She was a very positive person who was gentle but strong.

She is survived by her son, Steve Stockton and Julia; grandchildren, Hugh John, Jacqueline, Parker, Loy, Nathan, Kevin, Billy, and Iris; sisters-in-laws Johnnie Boatman and Carol Sue Ransom; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Loy (2016), daughter, Deidra Stockton (2017), and grandson, Jimmy Stockton (2018).

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Tuscola United Methodist Church, 702 7th, Tuscola, Tx, 79562.



October 30, 2022
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
Tuscola, TX 79562


October 31, 2022
1:30 PM
Tuscola United Methodist Church
P.O.Box 205, 742 7th
Tuscola, TX 79562

Terry Ake is father of Misty (2005) and Meagan (2008)

James Terry Ake, 64, of Tuscola, Texas passed away in the early hours of the morning on October 9, 2022. Terry was born on July 30, 1958 in Brady, Texas to the late James and Loraine Ake. He grew up in Abilene, Texas where he participated in FFA and 4H. Terry met his soul mate and love of his life, Debbie Gill, at church camp in 1973. He graduated from Wyle High School in May of 1977 then married Debbie on July 22, 1977. At the time, Terry and Debbie had $300 to their name. Together they built a life and a family relying on their love and faith in God. They celebrated 45 years of marriage this year. Their oldest daughter, Misty, was born on July 28, 1987, then their youngest daughter, Meagan, was born June 7, 1990. Terry was a devoted father and loving husband. His girls were his pride and joy, until his grandson Bryson was born to Meagan and her husband, Jonathan Urbanzcyk, on July 2, 2019. Terry cherished his role of “Poopsey”, aka Bryson’s grandpa. His favorite thing to do was ride the buggy with Bryson and feed the deer and the neighbor’s cows. Terry was excited for the upcoming birth of his second grandson, Braxton Urbanczyk, in December 2022.

Terry had a successful career in the oilfield business. He was working for Return Mountain when he passed away. He was a hard worker, generous, and had the best sense of humor. Those who knew Terry have been pranked by Terry. His biggest pranks were thought out and executed with a serious face. It is safe to say Terry was always up to something. More importantly, Terry was a great and loyal friend to all who knew him. He always went above and beyond for those who called him friend, and he never met a stranger. Quality time with Terry was best spent in a hunting blind. Terry can be described as an avid outdoorsman. He spent countless hours hunting and fishing since the time he could walk. Whether he was hunting birds or big game, Terry was all in. Even more exciting for Terry than shooting a trophy buck himself, was watching his daughter Meagan shoot a trophy buck. Terry loved taking Meagan hunting and passing down his love for the outdoors. Terry enjoyed spending time out on his property in Junction, Texas where many memories were made and stories were told. He was a member of Abilene Clay Sports and liked shooting skeet on Thursday nights.

Terry is proceeded in death by his parents, James and Dottie Loraine Ake and his mother-in-law, Ann Rose. Terry leaves behind his loving wife, Debbie Ake; daughters, Misty Gutting and husband Brian, Meagan Urbanczyk and husband Jonathan; grandchildren, Bryson and Braxton Urbanczyk; brother, Scott Ake and wife Heather; two nieces, several cousins, and many friends.

Visitation will be held at Fry-Smith Funeral Home in Tuscola, TX on Sunday, October 16th from 4-6 pm. Funeral services will be held at Wylie Baptist Church on Monday, October 17th at 1:30 pm. This is where Terry and Debbie were engaged and married. Burial will be at the Buffalo Gap Cemetery following the service. Feel free to wear camo clothing in honor of Terry.

Terry was a member of 4H as a kid and enjoyed shooting skeet and traps. As an adult, had a passion for teaching kids how to hunt. In luei of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Abilene Clay Sports to help benefit their 4H program and the avid hunters who enjoy shooting sporting clays.  Abilene Clay Sports, 1102 E Spur 707, Abilene, TX 79602.

Class Of 1954

Kenneth Dee Snodgrass

September 23, 1934 - October 2, 2022

Kenneth Dee Snodgrass, long-time resident of Tuscola, Texas, went peacefully to be with his Lord in heaven on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Ken was born on September 23, 1934, in Cedar Gap, Texas to John H. Snodgrass and Minnie Belle (Nichols) Snodgrass. As a young man growing up in the country, he learned the value of hard work and family. As an adult, Ken worked for Morrison Supply for 20+ years and obtained his Master Plumber License, Master Electrician License, and AC/Heating License. He served as a Facility Project Manager for Texas Instruments for 14 years. After the TI facility closed, he became a General Contractor, working for J & J Maintenance at Dyess Air Force Base and eventually his own business, S & S Construction.

On March 11, 1988, he married Charlotte Jean Tutt. During their marriage, they enjoyed working on their farm together and the slow pace of farm life. Ken loved working the land, planting and harvesting wheat, hay, and oats for profit and to feed their horses, cattle, and goats.

Ken was a generous giver of his time when helping others. He valued the time spent with family and friends. He loved Snickers bars and fast cars and never met a stranger. Ken couldn't resist a good auction or the opportunity to make a deal. He always had matching belt and boots, starched jeans and shirt, cowboy hat and big smile. His mischievous nature provided lots of laughter for those around him. We will truly miss the man known as Ken, Kenneth Dee, Kenny Boy, Daddy, Papaw, and Uncle Ken.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Minnie; 2 brothers, Ray Snodgrass and Johnie Snodgrass; 3 sisters, Fay (Snodgrass) Kelley, Clara (Snodgrass) Saling, and Rosa Lee (Snodgrass) Kelley. He is survived by his wife, Jean Snodgrass, and 5 children, Keith Snodgrass of Austin, Kevin Snodgrass of Tuscola, Patti (Reid) Davis of Abilene, Jacquey (Alan) Avery of Cedar Hill, Jennifer (Jeff) Jennings of Arlington; grandchildren, Lily Duncan Snodgrass, Constance Spaide, Jordan Standing, Julia Skaife, Gracie Girdner, Jake Davis, Jackson Jennings, 4 1/2 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and multitude of friends.

Visitation will be held 5 pm - 7 pm, Tuesday, October 4th at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Street, Tuscola, Texas. Graveside service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, October 5, 2022, in the Tuscola Cemetery, County Road 160, Tuscola, Texas.

2022-JN Coming Home Queen and Mr. Ex

Nancy Kelley Thomas ('63) and Tommy Gill ('60)


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