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•   Kaden Williams (Williams) (2008)  30/6
•   Hilary Langley (Pippin) (2000)  26/6
•   Shellie Berry (Berry) (1994)  17/6
•   Suzzy Brookreson (Tate) (1968)  23/5
•   Patti Weeks (Kennamer) (1972)  4/5
•   John Karr (2000)  4/5
•   Ryan Doan (1995)  22/4
•   Sally Reid (Allmand) (1959)  4/3
•   Patti Snodgrass (Davis) (1986)  2/3
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•   James R. Atwood (1964)  2/7
•   Shellie Berry (Berry) (1994)  2/7
•   Jim Conley (1986)  2/7
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•   Darla Mayes (1995)  2/7
•   Janna Reid (Best) (1981)  4/7
•   Martha Denny (Weatherby)  5/7
•   Gina Gohmann (Wharton) (1993)  5/7
•   Hope Hammack (Beatty) (1997)  6/7
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•   Jimmy Strickland (1991)  7/7
•   Mary Ruth Dick (Cozby) (1974)  8/7
•   Christopher Wayt (1990)  8/7
•   Donna Davis (Minney) (1986)  9/7
•   Laurie Miller (1992)  9/7
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(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1956

Tommy Carroll Cary (Lawn Longhorns)

Tommy Carroll Cary

February 22, 1938 - June 17, 2022

Tommy was born on a snowy, windy day on February 22, 1938, in Winters, Tx to Charles and Beulah Cary of Novice, Tx. Tommy was the oldest of two siblings, Nancy (Handley) and Charlene (Gray). Tommy was raised on the ranch/farm and became a proud member of the Lawn Longhorns, where he found his lifelong love of sports, especially football. Beulah never missed a game and was known for running alongside him down the field as he broke loose with the ball. His senior year he played in an all-star football game in Kerrville, Tx where his father (who thought football was nonsense and wanted Tommy to be a steer wrestler) first saw him play.

Tommy went on to spring training at Texas Tech where he unfortunately injured his knee that ended his playing career.

Subsequently, he went to work in various trades including part owner of C&T auto of Tuscola for the old-timers, worked multiple jobs simultaneously while in the oilfield where he ended up in Borger, Tx and met his lifelong partner Anita June Cary. Anita was only 17 when they married on June 20, 1958. They eventually moved to Houston after Tommy was done in the oilfield. They raised two boys Mark and Tony, where he renewed his passion for sports in youth coaching which included almost never ending a season without winning a championship. Anita enjoyed as well participating by supporting the various leagues, team mom, etc. In 1978 the family moved back to Tuscola on a farm that they had previously bought with his parents, to get out of the big city and be closer to family and friends. Tommy and Anita were married for 39 years before Anita past on August 1, 2007, in their bed at home.

Tommy married Glenda Gail Murphy on July 26, 2008, in Abilene, Tx. On June 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with heart disease and kidney failure, he told his boys he wanted to discontinue treatment, go home, have his family cook him a steak and French fries. Tommy never asked much for himself, so of course, along with multiple gracious people of Hendrick Medical Center, West Texas Rehab Hospice, friends, and family members that were eager to fulfill his wishes, this all happened on the same day. Tommy regained his dignity and rested peacefully to fall asleep on Friday, June 17th with his boys by his side, and then woke up to his Lord and Savior and those that had proceeded him. Those family members include Charles and Beulah Cary, Nancy and Ferris Handley, Charlene and Robert Gray and his Love, Anita Cary.

Tommy loved people and especially his family, and was a precious listener, supporter, servant, and despite his simplistic nature, a very wise man. His loss is hard to bear for those that know and Love him. However, there is comfort in knowing that his soul is with his maker, the Great God Almighty that waits to save those regardless of their history if they will just invite him into their heart through his Son Jesus Christ. Forgive us for the length, but for a man of few accomplishments in the Worlds' view, there is so much more to write about the lives he touched while living in the dash.

He is survived by his two sons, Mark Cary, and Tony Cary (Gael); 7 grandkids, Coleton Cary (Kaitlyn), Chase Cary (Danielle), John Thomas Cary (Lisa), Connor Cary, Grace Cary, Cordell Cary, and Faith Cary & 7 great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to West Texas Rehab Hospice of Abilene, 4601 Hartford St, Abilene, TX 79605,

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 9:30am in the sanctuary of the Tuscola United Methodist Church, burial will follow in the Tuscola Cemetery. Funeral services are in care of Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 20, form 5 to 7pm at the funeral home in Tuscola.




June 21, 2022
9:30 AM
Tuscola United Methodist Church
P.O.Box 205, 742 7th St
Tuscola, TX 79562

Lawn Longhorn Reunion

will be June 25, 2022 at the Lawn Baptist Church 10:00 to 2:00 or so.  There will be a catered lunch and the cost will be $20.00.  The activity will partially be by Jeannie Benson, Sherry Hefley Gilmore, Gatha Walker Bredding, Joan Hurtzel and Rita Roberson.  Charles Warford is looking forward to seeing you there.

Melbourn Lloyd Walker

Melbourn Lloyd Walker

Melbourn Loyd Walker

October 9, 1926 - June 9, 2022

Loyd Walker

Lawn - Melbourn "Loyd" Walker was born on October 9, 1926 in Coleman, TX. He left his home on the ranch in Lawn, TX peacefully to enter his eternal home with Jesus on June 9, 2022 at the age of 95. Loyd was the son of Hubert and Rosa Walker. He had three brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2022, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Lawn Baptist Church, 518 Ave D, Lawn, Texas with Rev. Mark Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene.

He graduated from Coleman High School in 1943, with dreams and aspirations to see the world he enlisted in the United States Army and served our country as a WWII veteran stationed in Manila, Philippines. He served in the 738th Military Police Battalion and was discharged in 1946. During this time he also served in the Naval Reserves for 4 years. He completed his military career in 1954. After being discharged Loyd wanted to go to college so he opened a bank account at Coleman County State Bank where he was able to obtain a GI Bill to be able to attend Hardin Simmons University. He was still doing business at this bank until his final day.

Loyd met Alberta Beatrice Siler and on July 30, 1949 they were married and began 72 years of lifelong love together. They had five children: Daughter-Linda Mitchell, and husband Mike of Tuscola, Son-Ricky Walker, and wife Diane of Lawn, Daughter-Cindy Young, and husband Joe of Midland, Daughter-Danette Walker of Midland and one Daughter who died at birth. They continued to add joy to their family with 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Loyd and Alberta taught all of their kids the true meaning of how love, hard work, commitment and good values make a person successful.

Loyd had numerous jobs throughout his career from working at J. E. Stevens Funeral Home, General Motors Company, Conoco and owning his own business; Loyd Walker Exxon Station for 20 years in Abilene. But his true love and dream was being a farmer and rancher. Being raised on a farm, Loyd knew the meaning of hard work and commitment. Raising cattle and producing a profitable crop may not have made him a rich man, but the joy and pleasure it brought him and the deep friendships he made along the way were priceless. In his later years his son Rick became his right hand and best friend and they worked the ranch together daily.

He not only served his community through his business but also by holding many offices on multiple community boards such as Jim Ned School Board, Farm Bureau and View Caps Water Board. The one he truly enjoyed for 21 years was serving as Director Vice President and President on the Taylor Electric Coop Board. One of his biggest highlights was on May 21, 2014 when they honored him by naming the Walker Substation. He was a member of Lawn Baptist Church and worked yearly on the "serving the community" day in Lawn, TX.

As you can see Loyd was a man that everyone respected, admired and looked up to. His survivors not only included his wife and family but his coffee drinking crew and staff at Valley Grill in Tuscola and his many cows on his ranch. But the greatest gift he leaves everyone he met was 95 years of being a Great Man in all of our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lawn Baptist Church, Lawn TX.

Memories may be shared and condolences submitted at:

Posted online on June 11, 2022

Published in Abilene Reporter News

Class Of 1977

Ricky Lee Walters

Ricky Lee Walters

June 25, 1959 - May 22, 2022

Ricky Lee Walters, 62, passed away on May 22, 2022, in Abilene, Texas.

He was born, June 25, 1959, to Calwyn and Ellen Walters, in Abilene, Texas. Ricky was raised in Moro, Texas, where he learned to farm, perform mechanics, and drive big trucks. He did all the things that country boys do with family and friends.

He was an excellent welder but was a trucker at heart. That was his passion, and he loved nothing more than to climb up in his big truck and hit the road.

For the past almost 12 years, he worked at Taylor County's Precinct 3 Barn in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, and other family members.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Machelle; father, Calwyn; children: Brandon (Amanda), Tyler (Cynthia), Kyle (Stephanie), and Tanner (Muna); stepson, John Luke; 8 grandchildren: Emily, Hannah, Carly, Jayleigh, Kynlee, Adlyn, Kyson and Kaetlyn; siblings: Donald (Debbie) and Tammy (Al); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and some great friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ricky, please visit our floral store.  Fry~Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola, TX.



May 28, 2022
10:00 AM
Moro Baptist Church
2749 CR 184
Ovalo, TX 79541


Pat Morgan Neff

Pat Morgan Neff

October 26, 1953 - April 17, 2022

Pat Morgan Neff, 68, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2022. Graveside services will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 7457 W Lake Rd, Abilene, Texas 79601 on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2pm. Pat was born in Ballinger, Texas on October 26, 1953 to Cecil and Hazel Neff.

After graduating from Jim Ned high school, Pat joined the United States Navy. Pat served for our country from 1973 to 1976. It was then he became a heavy equipment operator for many years and retired from the storm water division of the city of Abilene.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Donna. His children: Janie, Kayla, Jory and James. As well as his sisters Linda Fry and Karen Rose.

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