Mudville News :: Death Notices and Obituaries  September 02, 2009
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Mary Elizabeth Hamilton

Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, 82, of Monahans, died Friday, August 28, 2009 at Monahans Managed Care Center.  She was born March 23, 1927 in Coleman, Texas. 

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, August 31, 2009 at Monahans Christian Assembly with Annie Martinez and Maxine Burns officiating.  Burial will be on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Eastland, Texas.  Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Survivors include her sister, Esther Hogan of Monahans.

  
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Robert Odell Pomroy Sr.

Robert Odell Pomroy, Sr. longtime resident of Monahans, died Saturday, August 29, 2009 at Ward Memorial Hospital.  He was born September 11, 1913, in Trent, Texas to Elmer and Irene (Greene) Pomroy.  He retired from Gulf Oil Co. (Sandhills) as head mechanic after 42 years.  He was a lover of life.  He loved fishing and was well known for his wonderful pecans, winning many awards throughout the years for them.  Most of all, he loved his friends and family.
 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Josh Stowe officiating.  Burial will be in Monahans Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Survivors include his son, Robert Odell Pomroy, Jr. and wife Debbie of Odessa, and daughters, Paula Johnson and husband Arlen, of Monahans, Glenda Nell Pearce of Midland, and Patsy Carolyn Kinsey of Ft. Worth.  Also by sisters, Audie Barnes of Odessa and Jerlene Armour of Rockdale, as well as by 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Augusta Pomroy and his second wife, Lois Pomroy, and by a daughter, Betty Odell Pomroy.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Children's Ministry of First Baptist Church of Monahans.

  
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Don McCoy

Don J. McCoy, 81, of Monahans formerly of Kamay, Texas passed away on Thursday, September 03, 2009 at his home.  He was born May 19, 1928 in Breckenridge to Harley and Vallera (Bagwell) McCoy.  He was raised in Kamay by his grandmother Gertie Day. 

Don worked for G.E. Kadane as a truck driver for 20 years and then for Texas Electric for 20 years in Monahans.  He was a navy veteran and also a member of the Methodist Church in Valley View, Texas and was a steward.  After moving to Monahans he was a life member of the Good Sams Club and president of the local Sandhill Sams Club.  Don was a member of the bowling league and really enjoyed playing golf.  He would often play in golf tournaments in Las Vegas.  He was currently a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monahans.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Robert Stone officiating.  Services are under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Billie McCoy of Monahans; daughter, Barbara Lewis and husband Orvis of Beaumont; brother, Phillip Atkisson of Canton; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ricky McCoy, daughter, Glenda Arion, brother, Bruce Atkisson.  See you for coffee at McDonald's and the bank!

  
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Clifton Lee Smith

The sojourn from earth to heaven was completed for Mr. Clifton Lee Smith on Sunday, August 30, 2009. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Clifton Lee Smith was born to the parentage of Tommy Lee and Susie Smith in Monahans, Ward County, Texas on July 9, 1960. He received his formal education in Monahans at Clements Pope Elementary, Tatom Elementary, Hudler Junior High School and graduated from Monahans High School in May 1978. Following graduation he attended Shriner College in Kerrville, Texas. Some of his accomplishments during his younger years are as follows; A Cappella (4) FCA (4) FCA Vice-President (4) Basketball (1,2,3,4) Track (1,2,3,4) Basketball-All District (3,4) Basketball All Region (4) Basketball All State (4) Most Valuable Player-Basketball (3) All Tournament-Denver City (3,4) All Tournament Team-San Angelo (4) All Tournament Team-Lamesa (3) District 440-yard dash-lst (3) District 440-yard dash-3rd (4) Regional 440-yard dash-3rd (3) Who's Who (4).

He completed a term of college. He returned home and was offered a position with Gulf Oil Company, and during his employment this company was sold to Chevron, BC Operating, Schlumberger, Celero and Whiting Petroleum, which Clifton stated overall was the best company.

Clifton was joyfully married to Julia Lincoln on the 31st day of December, 1991. During their 13 years of marriage, one daughter was born, Jewelya Smith. During their marriage, they raised their five children, LaToya Lincoln, Amber Rose, Shaquille Smith, Summer Smith and Jewela Smith. Clifton was a proud grandfather of three grandchildren, Montashia Lincoln, Ashante Rose, and Demetris Lincoln.

Along with Clifton being a wonderful husband, lover, provider, songster, and father, he never met a stranger. He enjoyed laughter and harassing family and friends. He was a kitten with a lion's roar. Clifton was a member of Holy Light Church of God in Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Smith; brother, Tommy Jr. I; and sister, Sue Ellen Smith.

Clifton leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Julia Smith; mother, Susie Smith; grandmother, Georgia Nunn; three sisters, Peggy Nunn, Pamela Walker, and Tracy Smith of Monahans; two brothers, Tony and Tommy Jr. II of Monahans; five children, LaToya Lincoln of Fort Worth, Amber (Alvin) Rose of Montgomery, AL, and Shaquille Smith, Summer Smith and Jewelya Smith, all of Monahans; three grandchildren, Montashia Lincoln and Demetris Lincoln of Fort Worth and Ashame Rose of Montgomery, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and his Holy Light Family.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Monahans. Interment will follow at the Monahans Memorial Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Harkey Family Funeral Services.

  
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Lidnell Warren Bequette

Lindell Warren Bequette, 81, of Monahans died Thursday, September 3, 2009 at his home.  He was born December 18, 1927 in Missouri to Lambert and Millie (Ringer) Bequette.  He was married to Geneva Duer on April 11, 1964 in Nevada.  He was a retired highway patrolman in California and also served with the U. S. Navy during WW II. 

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2009 at Harkey Family Funeral Services with Reverend Stephen Hill and Reverend Craig Rhoton officiating.  Burial will follow in Monahans Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harkey Family Funeral Services.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Bequette of Monahans; son, Dennis Bequette of Nevada, and daughter, Christina Bequette of Colorado, as well as 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Gideon's Society, or to the American Cancer Society.

  
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