At his request, funeral services will not be held for John Wesley Strother, 73, who passed away at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014.Â He will be cremated.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial for Frances Garcia Martinez, 83, of Loraine, will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at Saint Josephâ€™s Catholic Church with Father Michael Udegbunam officiating. Interment will follow at Loraine Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Martinez died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Lubbock. She was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Edna.
Mary Helen Bridges, age 97, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M., Thursday, December 11, 2014 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Brown officiating. Interment will be at Garden of Memories in Sweetwater. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
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The following churches are highlighted in this week's Religion page: Avondale Baptist Church, Broadway Baptist Church, Emmanuel Fellowship Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, Highland Heights United Methodist Church, and Lamar Street Baptist Church.
Learn more by picking up Friday's edition.
The Mustang Moms sponsored a bonfire on Thursday evening to show student athletes that the community is proud of their success. Sweetwater High School football secured a fourth round playoff seat against Celina High School at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Wichita Falls.
Nolan County has a new AgriLife Extension agent in Labeth Carter.
A West Texas native, Carter is prepared to develop and present a number of educational programs the organization is versed in instructing.
Read more in Friday's edition.
The APPLAUSE Music Series presents â€śAmahl and the Night Visitorsâ€ť at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium (400 Locust Street).
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door or in advanced by calling the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce at 325-235-5488.
Learn more in Friday's edition.
Funeral services for Melinda Michelle Torres, 40, of Sweetwater, are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Torres died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Dallas.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.