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•   Tyler Hays (2015)  29/5
•   Lindley Farha (2022)  25/5
•   Russell Jennings (Jennings) (1977)  24/5
•   Debbie Dacus (Stewart) (1984)  5/5
•   David Aldridge (1967)  17/4
•   Tim Richards (1983)  30/3
•   Starr Herrington (Bryan) (2015)  25/3
•   Daniel Martin (2000)  18/3
•   Donna Davis (Minney) (1986)  17/3
•   Phillip Park (1998)  15/3
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•   Margie Castillo (1988)  10/6
•   Jerry Don Atwell (1981)  11/6
•   Rita Brooks (Dick)  11/6
•   Brian Glass (2005)  11/6
•   Sherry Kelley (Aldridge) (1965)  11/6
•   Ronda Middleton (Newberry) (1984)  11/6
•   Chad Rogers (1982)  13/6
•   Ronda Standard (1973)  13/6
•   Sean Mills (1988)  14/6
•   Vicky Lynn Darby (Cronk) (1972)  16/6
•   Amy Hays (Rodriguez) (2005)  16/6
•   Clifton Shayne Rogers (1987)  16/6
•   Ashley McClure (2005)  17/6
•   Cory Prew (1995)  17/6
•   Hailey Sawyers (2009)  17/6
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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.



Class Of 1965

Johnnie Wells Phariss

(June 15, 1946 ~ May 20, 2023)

Johnnie Wells Phariss, son of Joseph C. Phariss and Tommie Leuvene Pinkston, married to Emma Maureen Low and buried in Tuscola Cemetery, Taylor County, Texas.

Johnnie Wells Phariss, 76, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many, passed away Saturday May 20, 2023, at his home in Tuscola, surrounded by family.

Johnnie was born in Abilene, Texas, on June 15, 1946, to parents JC and Leuvene Phariss. In 1964, he married Maureen Low and they had two daughters, Tami and Chandra. Johnnie worked at Dotson Plumbing for several years before beginning a career in public service for Taylor County in Precinct 3, retiring in 2008 after serving the County for 27 years.

He enjoyed golfing, traveling and fishing, but the most important thing in his life was his family and friends. The door to the Phariss house was always open and full of people, good food, love, and laughter.

He is preceded in death by his father JC Phariss, mother Leuvene Phariss, brother Danny Phariss and daughter Tami Phariss.

Johnnie is survived by his wife, Maureen Phariss, daughter Chandra Glover and son-in law Loby Glover, brothers Tommy and wife Celia Gardner, JC Jr. and wife Patti Phariss, Howard and wife Cheryl Phariss, and sister Ann McGuire. He was most proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Cody and wife Amanda Black, Chris and wife Monica Black, Chelsey and husband Marco Jimenez, Jaime and wife Kaylee Glover, Kourtney and husband James Burns. He had the biggest heart for his great grandchildren, Maverick Black (14), Hayden Black (12), Presley Black (9), Austin Black (6), Sophia Jimenez (4), Chloe Jimenez (2), Emersyn Glover (2), and Emmalee Burns (arriving in July). Johnnie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.



May 23, 2023
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fry~Smith Funeral Home
Tuscola, TX 79562

Georgia Dacus was the mother of Doyle ('76 grad of Wylie), Dan ('78 grad of JN), Don ('83), Debbie ('84), Dennis ('88), and Dwayne ('97).

Our momma passed away on Thursday and we laid her to rest yesterday.  The Dacus family would like to thank you all for the thoughts, prayers, text, calls, cards of love and peace and comfort.  We all felt them and loved to hear the storys of how our mom was cared about so dearly in our Jim Ned Valley community.  Be Blessed was how she would end a call or personal conversation or as she was paying out at a grocery store.  So, Be Blessed from us to you.


Georgia Grace Osborne Dacus, 86, of Rogers Community, Ovalo, TX, passed away comfortably, Thursday, May 18, 2023, in Hendrick Hospice Care, Abilene.

Visitation 4-6 p.m., Sunday, May 21, 2023, at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Avenue, Tuscola. Services are 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 22, 2023, at Lawn Baptist Church, 518 Avenue D, Lawn with Bro. Mark Moore, and Bro. DeWayne Bush presiding. Burial will follow service in Rogers Cemetery.

Georgia was born at Hotel Dieu (Place of God, in French) Hospital, in El Paso on April 4, 1937, to Joseph Dolphus 'J.D.' Osborne and Mildred Lee Denny Osborne, the oldest daughter of six children.

She lived in El Paso through the third grade and briefly lived in Detroit, MI. Her family then moved to Abilene in 1946 when her father received a professorship in sociology at Hardin-Simmons University. Georgia played softball in elementary and junior high school, then once in high school she played volleyball. She also sang in the choir and played the piano some. She was extremely accomplished in sewing at an early age.

On August 27, 1955, Georgia married Weldon Doyle Dacus, a 1951 graduate of Brady High School, at Calvary Baptist Church, Abilene.

She met Weldon in the summer of 1954 at a community swimming pool where he was a lifeguard. He wanted to give her an engagement ring before he went into the service, but she made him wait until she graduated from high school. Beginning in 1955, Weldon served in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, as Air Policeman. Georgia graduated from Abilene High School, May 1955.

They lived in Alaska for a few years before moving to Dean Dale Community east of Wichita Falls in 1959 and then to Caps Community south of Abilene in 1972. She kept the books for the Dacus Car Wash on South 14th and Woodard St. in Abilene and ran the Fina Filling Station in front of the car wash. Later, with Weldon, owning and operating the family business, Dacus Truck and Car Wash and Portable Washing Company, Abilene. In 1976, they moved their family to a 132-acre farm in Rogers Community east of Ovalo along the old Abilene to Coleman Road, raising bottle fed calves, hay crops, 4-H and FFA projects.

Georgia was a true helpmeet for her husband and more precious than rubies. She spent much of her time making their houses home, raising their six children through all their adventures, and helping run their businesses and farm. She was lovingly known as Mema to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Georgia was involved in the Jim Ned Valley community, volunteering where needed. Sponsoring field trips, booster club activities, brownies and scout leader, coach, assist coach, and team mom in sporting events. As a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawn, she was involved with the RA's and GA's programs, bible verse reading, WMU meetings, Ladies Bible Classes, Honey-Bees education extension club, and so much more. When she had some time, she liked to quilt, sew, crochet and cross-stitch. She made many beautifully crocheted blankets using her own created patterns.

Georgia said in 2011 that she felt so small compared to the love the Lord had shown her. She felt she had no great accomplishments, but to see Christ living in her children, and the way they show love to their families. She hoped that she had left her family with a sense of belonging, and love for the Lord.

Survivors include her five sons and one daughter, Doyle Eugene (Bonnie) of Ovalo, Danyl Edglen (Patty) of Corpus Christi, Donald Norman (Jeanine) of Amarillo, Debra Grace (Devin) Stewart of Georgetown, Dennis Neal (Dede) of Ovalo, and Dwayne Carlton (Callie) of Buffalo Gap; 20 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (Tony) Brischler of Marietta, GA, Patti (Tom) Kuykendall of Oneida, TN, one brother, Leonard (Leesa) Osborne of Shreveport, LA, sister in-law, Joyce Martin Osborne of Abilene, brother in-law, Bobby Mangum of San Antonio, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Georgia was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Weldon of 56 years before his passing (2011), one brother, Robert Carlton Osborne, Sr. (2019) of Abilene, and one sister, Clarice Mildred Osborne Mangum (2020) of San Antonio; brother-in-law and sister in-law, Wilfred Pence and Janis Lavon Arrington Dacus, Sr., both passing away in Feb 2019, of Houston.

Memorials may be made to Lawn Baptist Church Youth Program, P.O. Box 268, Lawn, TX 79530; Rogers Cemetery Fund, 326 FM 614, Ovalo, TX 79541, TX; Dacus Foundation or Dacus Foundation-Preservation Archives Fund. PO Box 421 Tuscola, TX 79562.

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1950

Billy Charles Sanders (Lawn Longhorns)

Billy Charles Sanders

(July 31, 1932 ~ May 16, 2023)

Billy Charles Sanders, son of Otis Reuben Sanders and Allene Alice Hancock and buried in Rogers Cemetery, Rogers Community, Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas.

Billy Charles Sanders died May 16. He is preceded into death by his parents, Otis and Allene Sanders and all 3 siblings, Elsie, Nancy Carol, and Leroy, plus his nephew Roy Lee.

He spent his formative years going to school at Rogers and Lawn where he played baseball for the Lawn Longhorns. After graduating he played semi-pro baseball as a pitcher. He taught his nephew and great nephew how to pitch when they came long and enjoyed every minute.

Uncle Bill never had any children of his own, but he loved his nieces, Nancy Ann (husband John Reves) and Stacy Ann, great niece, Natasha (husband Jeff Botts) nephews, Roy Lee, Buster(wife Connie) and Tracy (wife Alicia) plus, great nephews, Brice (wife Chelsea)and Ryan.

A Saturday afternoon in the summer would not be complete without a trip to Oplin to get a sodie water in Uncle Bill's hoopy. With the windows rolled down, off we would go. He loved gardening and sharing his bounty with us. His favorite watermelon was a "yellow meater". He also loved horses and his buggy, surrey, and sleigh that he loved to show off in parades.

Uncle Bill had a kind heart and never met a stranger. In his later years he was cared for by Buster and wife Connie for which he was most thankful. Our world is sadder without him.

A donation to or The Rogers Cemetery Fund would be a great way to celebrate his life.


May 18, 2023
1:00 PM
Rogers Cemetery
2022 CR 159
Ovalo, TX 79541

Class Of 1961

Ronald Dale 'Ronnie' Roberson

Ronald Dale 'Ronnie' Roberson

(December 4, 1943 ~ May 14, 2023)

Ronald Dale 'Ronnie' Roberson, son of King Carlton 'K.C.' Roberson and Florence Ruth Wilkinson, married to Rita Gayle Zimmerlee and to be buried in Dewey Cemetery, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas.

LAWN: Ronald "Ronnie" Dale Roberson, 79, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, at 2:30 in the Dewey Cemetery, directed by Fry-Smith Funeral Home, Tuscola. A visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00PM to 2:00pm at the funeral home in Tuscola. A procession will follow to the cemetery from the funeral home.

Ronnie was born to KC and Florence (Wilkinson) Roberson on December 4, 1943, in Abilene.

He met and married Rita Zimmerle on February 22, 1964, and they settled in Lawn.

Ronnie worked in the oilfield sand blasting and painting for Union Texas Petroleum. Ronnie later tried his hand at farming and ranching, he retired from farming and ranching then went to work for David Aldridge in construction. He cut concrete floors and built houses for ten years working along side good friend Danny Rose.

Ronnie retired for a second time to enjoy his family, bass fishing, and his favorite past time of cheering grands at their sporting events.

Ronnie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rita; son, Kenneth Roberson; daughter, Kimberly York; sister, Peggy Vernon; two grandsons, two granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.

He was Preceded in death by parents, and son Brian Roberson (2015).



May 19, 2023
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fry-Smith Funeral Home
502 Kent Ave
Tuscola, TX 79562


SAVE THE DATE:  SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023   1:00 - 3:00

FAMILY LIFE CENTER Lawn Baptist Church

518 Ave D in Lawn, Texas

**There will be a community get-together in memory of Charles Warford and his Longhorn legacy.**

If you went to Jim Ned and had classes, played sports in the Lawn gym, rode the school bus to Lawn, worked or taught at the Lawn campus, then you are a part of the Longhorn legacy!

Snacks & Drinks provided. Donations accepted.

Contacts: Sherry Hefley Gilmore 325-262-9214

Pam Aldridge Guffey 325-201-6938

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