Ethel Valerie Coker Sexton, age 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Radford Hills in Abilene, Texas with all of her family at her bedside.
Her body was cremated. Her remains will be buried in a private graveside at Garden of Memories alongside her husband and son. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with David Cason officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Ollie Henry Wilson, 85, of Abilene, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, in Fort Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at Community Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 1443 North 2nd Street, Abilene, with Jennifer and Kerry Bashaw and Jonathan Garcia officiating. Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Sweetwater, Texas, directed by Community Memorial Funeral Home. The family received friends at a visitation from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Services for Robert âBobbyâ Gerald Kamer, 65, of Sweetwater, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Keith Clowers and Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Bobby requested to be cremated after the services, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends Monday evening, Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Kamer died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at his residence.
Going on the road for the final time before the holi-day break, the Sweetwater girls basketball team got 18 points from Kendra Crosson and led at the end of each quarter as it held off Gra-ham, 37-32, on Saturday.
Crosson got double-figure support from Suede Shirley, who had 11 points to help the Lady Mustangs improve their record to 11-7. The game, originally set for Friday, was moved because Grahamâs football team played in the state semifinals, losing to Gilmer 50-7.
Kelsi Crosson had three points, Kathleen Campbell and Janell Walker two and Taylor McPherson one.
Today will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect to see clear skies with a low around 40, and south-southwestern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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MONDAY, DEC. 17
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ girls host Big Spring, 5 and 6 p.m.
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade âAâ and âBâ boys play at Big Spring, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Roscoe junior high teams (except âBâ boys) host Hermleigh starting at 5 p.m.
Highland 7th grade teams and 8th grade boys host Westbrook starting at 5 p.m.
Blackwell junior high teams play at Robert Lee starting at 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, DEC. 18
Sweetwater girls host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m.
Sweetwater boys host Colorado City â JV at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Roscoe landed four of its players on the all-District 7-A, Division II first team that was released this past week, while several other players also earned district recognition.
One of the districtâs top honors went to Roscoe freshman Vincent Pantoja, who shared the districtâs defensive newcomer of the year honor with Hamlinâs Marcos Rojas.
Roscoeâs four District 7-A, Division II first team selections were defensive lineman Landon Jones, cornerback Brant Burnett, utility player Chris Deleon and receiver Shelton Toliver. Deleon, Burnett and Jones are seniors while Toliver is a junior.
BANGS â The Sweetwa-ter High School boys bas-ketball team saw a furious fourth-quarter rally come up just short Friday as the Mustangs lost at Bangs, 47-44, despite outscoring their hosts 16-6 in the final eight minutes of play.
Only one Nolan County area varsity basketball team â the 14-3 Highland girls â won Friday. Sierra Allen had 25 points as Highland beat Hamlin 42-38. Hannah Allen had seven, Schyler Kimbrell six, Sydny Helbert four and Madison Moseley two for the Lady Hornets, who were up 34-23 after three periods and held off a big Hamlin rally in the final quarter at Highland.
In the other girls games on Friday, Roscoe lost to Forsan 36-23 in non-dis-trict while Blackwell was defeated 70-9 by Garden City in a District 14-A, Div-ision II contest.
Roscoeâs JV girls basketball team won second place at Bronteâs tournament on Dec. 8.
Roscoe defeated host team Bronte 29-14 in its first game, advancing the team to the championship against Miles where Roscoe lost by a score of 33-26.
Samantha Ortega scored nine points against Miles and also had 12 points vs. Bronte, while Olivia Rovig had nine against Bronte and Dani Dean six vs. Miles.