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SFA students
Jose Alberto Alvarado of Palestine, Sept. 13
Leah Marie Couch of Lindale, Oct. 18
Cole Edward Overstreet of Livingston, Sept. 24
Kayla Reid of Teague, Aug. 13

Darwin L. Crawford

Darwin L. Crawford

Darwin L. Crawford

Former SFA baseball coach Darwin L. Crawford of Lake Orion, Michigan, passed away June 23.

Crawford was a four-sport letter winner at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic High School in Tyler. He played multiple positions on the football team, including tight end, running back and defensive end. He earned all-state recognition in football, baseball and track, while also playing basketball. He was selected for numerous all-district and all-East Texas squads.

Crawford was a state medalist in track, and he played on the first baseball team at Gorman in 1972, where he earned all-district and all-state honors on the diamond. He was inducted into the Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Hall of Fame in fall 2020.

Crawford enrolled at SFA and played football and baseball for the Lumberjacks. He received a bachelor's degree in 1978 and a master's degree in 1980. He then spent a decade as the SFA head baseball coach, winning more than 250 games and having his player's jersey number retired in the SFA Hall of Fame in 2014. Crawford later served as a health care executive for 20-plus years with his primary focus and passion in health care facilities management.

James “Jim” Hess

James “Jim” Hess

James "Jim" Hess

Former SFA football coach and athletic director James "Jim" Hess passed away Oct. 2.

Hess graduated from Farmersville High School in 1955. He attended college, graduating from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in education from North Texas State University.

He began his coaching career in Farmersville and then coached at McKinney, Rockwall, Kilgore and Sterling high schools. His collegiate coaching career included stints with Rice University, Angelo State University and New Mexico State University.

Hess led the Lumberjack football team from 1982 through 1988, amassing an overall record of 48 wins, 29 losses and two ties. He was head coach when the Lumberjacks captured the Gulf Star Conference co-championship in 1985 and an NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals appearance.

In 1988, the team boasted a 10-3 record and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, where the Jacks faced Georgia Southern University in the quarterfinal round. Following his tenure as the Lumberjacks' head coach, Hess served as athletic director and was instrumental in moving the program forward. From 1997 to 2006, he served as an area scout for the Dallas Cowboys and is credited with co-discovering former Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo.

Keith Aiavolasiti '77 & '81 of Nacogdoches, May 26

Ronald E. Barlow '92 of Pineland, Aug. 25

Jason B. Bizzell '96 of Jacksonville, Sept. 1

Janet K. Bonner '65 & '67 of Grapevine, June 23

Joe D. Bonner '83 of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Aug. 31

Philip Lane Brown '55 & '57 of Orange, March 15

Rick Lane Campbell of Center, donor and friend of SFA, July 19

John V. Carvajal '20 of Houston, July 29

John W. Chambless '69 of Grand Saline, July 11

Linda K. Chance '80 of Adamstown, Maryland, July 24

David Chiang '86 of Austin, June 28

Dorothy R. Clagett '70 of Nacogdoches, June 25

Velton Cummings '96 of Lufkin, Aug. 16

Hunter D. Cunningham '59 of Nacogdoches, July 28

John Q. Derr '61 of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Feb. 7

Jill L. Dillard '88 of Lewisville, July 31

Beckie K. Duer '74 of Tyler, July 2

David B. Funderburk '71 of Henderson, July 18

James B. Gammon '95 & '19 of Waco, July 9

Genirde Glenn '09 of Grapevine, Aug. 13

John W. Gregson '65 of Jacksonville, June 26

Robert E. Hardesty '70 & '80 of Bacliff, July 17

Dr. Kenneth Hensarling '74 of Jasper, June 16

Linda W. Hight '06 & '07 of Carthage, Aug. 28

Frank R. Hoppe '73 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 19

Virgil E. Horn '65 of Garland, Aug. 26

Dr. Ronald E. Jackson '72 of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Aug. 27

James W. Jenkins '77 of Lufkin, Aug. 5

Rona F. Johnson '62 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 18

Priscilla King '80 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 22

John C. Lawdon '70 & '75 of Longview, Aug. 26

Anthony W. Lightfoot '84 of Tyler, Sept. 2

Sharon E. Logue '84 of Waco, June 30

Vivian L. Lovell '10 of Mount Pleasant, Sept. 9

Sueann T. Lumpkins '84 of Abilene, Aug. 9

Susan H. Manchester '61 of Brenham, June 17

Edward E. Markus '71 & '72 of Katy, Aug. 18

Kathy A. Mathems '71 of Texas City, June 14

James D. May '76 of Pearland, Aug. 25

Robert McClanahan Saxon '71 of Garland, Jan. 10, 2019

Maj. William R. McCrea '76 of San Antonio, July 12

Kaye F. Milligan '10 of Whitehouse, Aug. 20

William B. Moseley '65 & '71 of Henderson, Aug. 18

Dr. Patrick A. Mueller of Weatherford, former faculty member, July 12

Jerry Bob Nix '64 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 20

Jonah R. Patton '06 of Kenedy, Aug. 4

Dennis M. Peco '66 of Mauriceville, Aug. 24

Richard L. Perry '54 of Gilmer, Aug. 6

David B. Raines '88 of Houston, Aug. 7

Charles L. Randall '57 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 28

Dan Rankin '88 of Rusk, Aug. 8

Susan Reed '04 & '07 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 15

Susan C. Senter '87 of San Antonio, July 14

Marlene Sexton '75 of Lufkin, June 19

Hubern L. Smith '64 of Center, June 6

James E. Spivey '55 & '63 of Jacksonville, July 11

Joe P. Stovall '72 & '74 of Diboll, Sept. 1

Charles A. Sullivan '64 of Carthage, June 23

Jimmy R. Thomas '64 of Hemphill, Aug. 2

Dr. Lonnie Traylor '59 & '64 of Henderson, July 30

Daniel Vanderwoude '67 of Dallas, June 11

Anne Waller '73 of Kilgore, Aug. 15

Doris F. Wedgeworth '74 of Longview, July 4

Mary J. Welch '66 & '71 of Hallsville, June 14

Andrew P. Wenner '70 of Nacogdoches, Aug. 18

Donald W. West '69 of Lafayette, Louisiana, Aug. 12

Jack R. Wilder '61 of Navasota, Aug. 6

Billy R. Williams '66 of Center, Aug. 23

Frances A. Williamson '79 of Diboll, Aug. 25

Todd Banks Wilson '97 of Spring, July 5

Gary E. Winfree '89 & '95 of San Marcos, Aug. 6

Staff Sgt. Larry K. Wolfe '72 of Lebanon, Illinois, July 21

Gordon N. Woolam '77 of Eastland, June 27

Harry K. Wynns '72 of Buffalo, Missouri, July 2