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A graveside service for Johnnie Brines, 101, Clinton resident was held 11:00a.m., Monday, November 10, 2014 in the Comanche Cemetery in Comanche, OK, officiated by Luther Brines (brother of the deceased) and under the direction of the Kiesau Lee Funeral Home.

Johnnie Laverne Brines was born October 15, 1913 to Robert L. and Freda (Wilkerson) Brines in Addington, OK and passed away early Wednesday morning in his brother's home in Clinton, OK.

Mr. Brines was raised in various areas of Oklahoma and did his schooling around Carnegie.  In the early years he was employed by the WPA and the Cee Cee's.  He soon started a career with Oklahoma State Department of Transportation Highway Construction Division in Duncan, Oklahoma and retired in 1978 while living in Antlers, OK.  He moved to Clinton recently to be close to family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Forest Brines and two sisters, Minnie Souza and Jarata Barren.

He is survived by two brothers, Lester Brines, of Clinton and Eddie Brines, of Apache.


Funeral Services for Imogene Blackbear, 50, Thomas resident was held 11:00a.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in the Community Hall in Watonga, OK. officiated by Cheyenne Traditional Speakers.  Burial followed in the IOOF Cemetery in Watonga, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

A Traditional Indian Wake Service was held 7:00p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the Community Building.

Imogene Elizabeth Blackbear was born September 4, 1964 in Clinton, OK to Stella Bessie RomanNose Blackbear and Eugene Blackbear, Sr., and passed away November 1, 2014 in her home in Thomas, OK.

She grew up around Watonga, OK and attended high school in Weatherford, OK and was a member of the 1982 graduating class.  She also went to Southwestern Oklahoma State University for a few years.  She traveled around Oklahoma until she settled in Thomas, OK where she's lived for the past 14 years.

She learned to do bead work at an early age and continued on with it throughout her life.  She beaded many things such as traditional Cheyenne moccasins, buckskin dresses as well as many others items which she learned from Mary Underwood.  She passed this craft down to her children and a few other close friends.  She loved to Cheyenne way of life and was active as much as possible.

Imogene is survived by her mother Stella Bessie  (Roman Nose) Blackbear; four children: Jaimie Coley and Shane Yellow Eagle, of Thomas, Avril Logan and Deonta, of Weatherford, Phillip Prairie Chief and Michelle Warledo, of Weatherford, and Ray Blackbear Lopez, of Thomas; 3 grandchildren: Shane II, Elizabeth, Zeydon, and one on the way; Sisters: Roberto Osage, Wilma and Malcolm Whitebird, Ida and Kenneth Parton; Brothers: Eugene Jr and Aurelia Blackbear, Rex and Phyllis Blackbear, Ralph and Senoria Blackbear, Fred Blackbear, and Larry and Pauline RomanNose; along with numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Blackbear Sr., Brother Anthony Taua, and sister Frances Doctor.


A Funeral Service for Carolyn Bryson, 74, former Clinton resident and now of Newkirk, OK was held 10:00a.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in the Freewill Baptist Church in Clinton, and another funeral service was held 2:00p.m.,  Thursday, November 6, 2014 in the First Christian Church in Newkirk, OK, both services officiated by Rev. Charles Murphy.  Burial  concluded in the Newkirk Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Carolyn Gail Bryson was born March 22, 1940 to Claude Phillip Iseminger and Lola Maxine (Plecker) Iseminger in Arkansas City, Kansas and passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 in the home of her son, Allen Bryson in Arapaho, OK.  Carolyn was raised and attended school in Arkansas City, graduating there in 1958.  She continued her education at the Wichita Business College learning accounting.  She was married to Bernard B. Bryson on August 23, 1959 in Arkansas City, Kansas.  They made their first home in Odessa, TX where she worked in an accounting firm.  In 1961 she moved to Enid, OK where she did bookkeeping for a gentleman that owned Pittsburg Paint Store and Peyton's Survey Office as well as for Mr. Wright in his CPA Office and she did for the Flower Patch.  She moved on to Clinton in 1986 and she worked Britton and Associates, K-Mart, and worked for her son, Allen Bryson in his Accounting Practice retiring in 2001.

She and Mr. Bryson moved to the Foss Lake Estates in 1999 and they purchased a Recreation Vehicle and traveled extensively.  In later years they would spend the cold months in Mathis, TX and the other months in Newkirk, OK.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Betty Jo Iseminger.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Arkansas City, KS and while in Clinton she attended the Free Will Baptist Church.  She enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, and was a wonderful cook and was well known for their wonderful Thanksgiving Dinners.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard, of the Newkirk home, three sons, Voe Allen Bryson and wife, Debbie, of Clinton, Kelly Joe Bryson and wife, Lana, of OKC, OK and Phillip Leroy Bryson and wife, Mary, of Corpus Christi, TX; a brother, Bernard Phillip Iseminger and wife, Donna of Broken Arrow, OK.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Nicole Bryson, Nicholas Bryson, Natalie Bryson, Ryan Bryson, Dannielle Brown, Dustin Clayton, Haley Clayton, Makayla Bryson and Trevor Bryson, Joseph Scott, Angela Scott and Patrick Garrison and great grandchildren, Riley Bryson, Teagan Bryson, Tate Bryson, Alex Bryson, Carmaleta Bryson, Mikey Bryson, Tucker Bryson, Tyler Bryson and Tanner Bryson, Ireland Scott, Hannah Scott, Brennan Garrison, and Clara Scott, Garrett Brown, Conner Brown and Kiersten Brown; and numerous other family and close friends.

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