SOLOMION STONEROAD

 

A funeral Service for Solomion Stoneroad, 83, Clinton resident will be held 11:00a.m, Saturday, February 28, 2015 in the Abundant Life Church on South 18th and Hayes, officiated by Rev. Wilfred "Bunny" Whitecrow and Rev. Lois Wilson.  Burial will follow in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

 

There will be a traditional wake service, Friday, 7:00p.m. till 10:00p.m,. at the Abundant Life Church.

 

Solomion Stoneroad was born March 19, 1931 to Clarence Stoneroad and Ruby (Bearshield) Stoneroad in Clinton, OK and passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 in the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.


 

LETHA DUPREE

 

 A chapel service for Letha Dupree, 92, Custer County resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel officiated by Rev. Dale Nease.  Burial will conclude at the Butler Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

 

Letha Elgbry (Roper) Dupree was born August 17, 1922 to Yewell Washington Roper and Mattie Lena (Odell) Roper in Martha, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in the Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton, Oklahoma.

 

Letha was raised in Martha, Oklahoma until she finished her 4th grade, then moved to Butler with her family.  She continued her schooling in Butler.  She married Isaac Anderson "I.A." Dupree on December 13, 1939 in Butler, Oklahoma.  They made their new home on the Byfield farm that joined Mr. Dupree's family property north of Butler. They moved to California for a short time and in 1950 the Duprees moved back to the family farm in Butler.  Mr. Dupree traveled with his job and they make their homes all over Oklahoma but settled in Clinton in 1992.  Mr. Dupree preceded her in death on December 25, 1996.  She has continued to live in Clinton until the present.

 

She was a member of the Custer Avenue Baptist Church and had taught Sunday School and Bible School for over 50 years.  She enjoyed cooking, quilting and needle work and was a member of the Antioch Sewing Club.  She had a passion for art and enjoyed painting.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nelta Fern Evans and a son, James Dupreee; five brothers, Vaundle, Elvin, Jay T., A.A. and Ludon Roper and two sisters, Oneeda Glasscock and Artie Fay Smith.

 

She is survived by a son, Darrell Dupree and his wife, Marva of Butler; daughter-in-law, Janice Dupree of Clinton and son-in-law, Stanley Evans of Lahoma, Oklahoma; sister, Nada Baker of Butler and a brother, Vernon Roper of Foss Lake Estates.

 

She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

 

The family has suggested those wanting to give a memorial contribution may do so to the Western Oklahoma Hospice or the Butler Baptist Church.


 

LEON HARPER

 

A funeral service for Leon Harper, well-known retired Oklahoma Highway Patrolman and Custer County resident will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 20, 2015 in the Church of Christ at 2601 Custer Ave., Clinton, officiated by Pat Peters and Oklahoma Highway Patrol representatives.  Burial will conclude at the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

 

Leon Harper was born December 21, 1948 to George and Edna (Hise) Harper in Antlers, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Elk City, Oklahoma.

 

Leon was raised in Colony, Oklahoma and graduated from Colony School in 1967.  He was drafted in the United States Army that same year.  He served in the Vietnam War and received four bronze stars.  He received his honorable discharge and returned to Colony.  He married Blanca Estella Ramos on October 29, 1970 in Vernon, Texas.  They made their home in Colony and he was employed as a Weatherford police officer.  He was accepted to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy in 1973 and spent a period of time working at the Governor's mansion before attending the 32nd Patrol Academy, graduating in June of 1974 in Oklahoma City.  He was assigned to Troop H in Clinton.  He later transferred to the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division and completed his career working in the Motor Carrier Safety Division, retiring in 2006.  During his career, he was one of the original members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's tactical team in its inception in 1976.  He had done private consulting for several trucking companies and most recentley had worked for C.P. Well Testing until the present.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Melvin Harper.

 

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

 

He is survived by his wife, Estella, of the home; two daughters, Christina Wright and husband, Chad of Kentucky and Amanda Flores and husband, Bobby of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Sue Kidd of Hydro, Wanda Smith of Carnegie and Mary Adams and husband, Steve of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma and a brother, Wendell Harper and wife, Maria of Weatherford, Oklahoma.

 

He is also survived by three grandchildren, Noel Harper, Bobby Joe Flores, Jr. and Harper Flores.