"Dignity without compromise"


Anthony Wayne Montgomery, 44, of Beggs, OK passed away January 5, 2003 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. Anthony was born February 9, 1958 in Clinton, OK to Earnest Joe Lewis and Yvonne Montgomery Foy and was reared in Beggs. As a young child Anthony accepted Christ and was baptized in a small pond in Mounds, OK by Reverend Matthew Robertson. He attended Church of Christ for several years and later joined the House of Prayers in Beggs.

Mr. Montgomery attended Wheatley School as well as Beggs Public Schools. During his school years he enjoyed playing football and running track. After his school years he enlisted in the Army National Guard where he received an Honorable Discharge.

Those that precede him in death are his grandmother, Lucille Ross, Grandfathers I.G. Montgomery and Levi J. Ross, a baby sister, a baby brother Marland, A brother Ricky Lewis, an uncle Geno Cowan, a nephew Floyd E. Williamson II.

Survivors include his Mother Yvonne Foy of Beggs, OK, Father Earnest Joe Lewis and his wife Doris of Beggs, grandmother Lucille Young of Beggs, sisters Cassandra Lewis of Tulsa, Vickie E. Jackson of Dayton, Ohio, Evie L. Hillstock of Okmulgee, Latuisha Howard of Beggs, brothers Travis Foy of Oklahoma City, Richard Gregory and Alcardio Foy of Beggs, OK, Jerry Lewis of Tulsa, Marcus Lewis of Tulsa, Earnest Joe Lewis Jr. of Texas and a host of other relatives Nieces, Nephews, Aunts Uncles and Cousins.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at the First Baptist Church South in Beggs, OK with Dr. Maurice M. Williams officiating and Reverend James Williams assisting. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs, OK.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 10, 2003 from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Beggs.

Casketbearers will be Carlos Irvin, Theodore Jones, Bobby Irvin, Rodney Tate, Norman Tate, Rufus Furch,

Honorary Casketbearers will be First Baptist Church South Deacons.