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•   David Hill (1963)  24/1
•   Suzzy Brookreson (Tate) (1968)  11/1
•   Caleb Talafuse (Talafuse) (2016)  24/11
•   Jacob Bunton (2006)  26/9
•   Aaron Clendenen (1993)  13/9
•   Dana Anderson (Farmer) (1989)  12/9
•   Stacey Newman (Walker) (1986)  8/9
•   Barry Pennell (1980)  7/9
•   Lorie Mayfield (Kraatz) (1976)  7/9
•   James Stanaland (2017)  7/9
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 24.9%

A:   854   Joined
B:   2571   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)


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2 live in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
4 live in Arizona
4 live in Arkansas
2 live in Armed Forces Europe
11 live in California
6 live in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
3 live in Florida
4 live in Georgia
1 lives in Guam
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
10 live in New Mexico
1 lives in New York
4 live in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
5 live in Ohio
6 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Samoa (American)
3 live in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
697 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
2 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
2,552 location unknown
1,188 are deceased


•   Michael Winegeart (1993)  21/2
•   Ollie Jack Herrington (1945)  22/2
•   Carolyn Kilpatrick (Akin) (1995)  22/2
•   Christene Mayfield (Funderburg) (1962)  22/2
•   Rachelle Doan (Grun) (1991)  23/2
•   Carolyn Ford (Atkins) (1962)  23/2
•   Guadalupe (Lupe) Vasquez (Rodriguez)  23/2
•   Lupe Vasquez (Rodriguez) (1977)  23/2
•   Lindley Farha (2022)  24/2
•   Kobi Melton (LeBlanc) (1993)  24/2
•   Christopher Camp (1980)  26/2
•   Regina Flowers (McFall) (1979)  26/2
•   Steve Smith (1972)  26/2
•   Laura Martin (Taylor) (1984)  27/2
•   Marla Hudson (Brooks) (1982)  28/2
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Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District Alumni and Faculty                        Tuscola, Taylor Co., Texas.



(Ovalo Eagles) - Class Of 1941

Mada B. Cochran Johnson Fate

(October 14, 1923 ~ May 23, 2023)

Mada B. Cochran Johnson Fate, daughter of William Henry Enoch 'Buck' Cochran and Beulah Elizabeth Johnson, married 1st William Elton Johnson, married 2nd Richard Worden Fate and buried in Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

RIVER OAKS - Mada C. Fate, 99, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

Born Oct. 14, 1923, in Texas, San Saba County, city of Locker to William H. (Buck) Cochran and Beulah Johnson. She was the youngest of four siblings, brother, J.D. Cochran, sister, Melba Cochran McKee and husband, J.C McKee, and sister, Myrl Cochran Myers and husband, Vernon Myers.

Mada was a true Texan - born, raised, lived and worked in Texas. She was high school Valedictorian in central Texas. Soon after school she married William E. Johnson on May 18, 1941, following him to the United States Air Corps Flight training and Flight school, in California, then moved back to Abilene, Texas when William was killed in Italy, WW II (Aug. 3, 1944).

She worked a number of jobs after moving to Fort Worth. One of which was Aircraft Sales Company where she married her second husband, Richard W. Fate, on Aug 16, 1947.

She bore three successful children, Jerry Johnson, Janet Fate (Owen), and Richard Fate; grandchildren, Robin, Russell, Leigh, Holly and Lindsey; great-grandchildren, Austin, Bailey, Hunter, Tanner, Hayden and Lacie; and great-great-grandchild, Maverick.

She was a dedicated Christian, making sure her children and grandchildren had the opportunity to attend church services each week. She was a long-time member of River Oaks Baptist Church.

She loved the outdoors, plants and pets. She worked constantly in her beautiful backyard garden. Always digging, planting, clipping, pruning and re-arranging plants. She loved her backyard quiet place.
She was beloved by family, friends and neighbors.

(Lawn Longhorns) - Class Of 1955VIEW PROFILE

Charles Tyre Hancock (Lawn Longhorns)

Charles Tyre Hancock

(August 13, 1937 ~ February 3, 2024)

Charles Tyre Hancock, son of Allen Charles Hancock and Cathrine Ruth Fleming, married to Jacque Geraldine Wilkinson and will be buried in Clyde Cemetery, Clyde, Callahan County, Texas.

Charles Tyre Hancock, 86, of Clyde passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024, in an Abilene hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Clyde First Baptist Church with Dr. Toby Henson and Chaplain Chris Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Clyde Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey Howard Funeral Home of Clyde.


Bailey-Howard Funeral Home
  • 105 Oak St.
    Clyde, TX 79510


First Baptist Church, Clyde
  • 216 Austin Street
    Clyde, TX 79510


Clyde Cemetery
  • 506 Hunt Street
    Clyde, TX 79510

Class Of 1970

David Alton 'Bubba' Swindle

(March 3, 1950 ~ January 14, 2024)

David Alton Swindle, son of Herman Alton Swindle and Eunice Fae Roberson.  David attended Jim Ned for several years with the class of 1970.

David Alton (Bubba) Swindle, 73 of Buffalo Gap, TX. passed away on January 14, 2024 at his home.

Bubba, as he was known to family and friends, was born on March 3, 1950 to Herman Alton (Hooter) and Eunice Fae (Doodlebug)(Roberson) Swindle.

He loved cooking, riding horses, dancing; he always had a story to tell, and he loved being around people. He will be truly missed.

Most of his life he lived around the Tuscola area; he also lived in Washington State, Louisiana and Florida.  No matter where he was living, he was a true Texan at heart.

He was a jack of all trades. He worked in the oilfield, feed store, convenience store, cook, handyman and his favorite job at Perrini Ranch.

Bubba is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Dorothy Jane Bell.

He is survived by his sister, Nora Parsons; brother, Frank Swindle and wife, Kay.  Other survivors include nieces; April Davis, Aleshia Swinney, Julie Humecki, Chrystal Hunt, and their families along with Dorothy Bells's family.  Aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Memorial service will be 2:00 to 5:00pm Saturday February 10, 2024 at The Gathering Place 720 Main Street, Lawn, Texas.

Arrangements are with The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd. Abilene, Texas.

Jim Ned Alumni Association

Marissa Lynn Thomas 

**2023-2024 JN Alumni Board Members**

Marissa Thomas Davis-President

Chantel Gallaway- Secretary

Telitha Webb-Treasurer

Lynsie Rice Paylor-Event Coordinator

Juliann Kelley-Event Co-Coordinator

Justin Caraway-Entertainment Coordindator

Thanks to Crystal Stanaland for serving on the Alumni Board for many years. We appreciate your time and hard work! She deserves a much needed break!

Everyone is looking forward to working together! We can't wait to let everyone know what we have in the works for the upcoming year! With y'all's support, we can do big things! More details coming soon about the Jim Ned Alumni Scholarship being given this May!! Go! Big Red!!


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