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NORMA DELL HARPER (USSARY)

Norma Dell Harper (Ussary), 85, was born November 23, 1931 in Piedmont, OK. She was born the youngest of four daughters to Maurice and Phyllis (Huggard) Ussary.  Norma passed from this earth on July 19, 2017 after a struggle with COPD and a hip fracture.

She was a graduate of Piedmont High School and was married to Neely Pride Harper for 47 years. She was a member of Piedmont Order of the Eastern Star, and the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Neely and sisters Virginia, Laura, and Marcene.

She is survived by her son, Charles Neely Harper and daughters Paula Ruth Vandruff of Payson, AZ and Donna Ann White of Webster, TX, 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, and for those who desire may make memorial donations to the Clear Lake United Methodist Church at  http://www.clearlakemethodist.org/giving

RITA LOU (MANESS) TROXELL

Rita Lou (Maness) Troxell, 76, passed away suddenly at her home in Piedmont, Oklahoma on July 25, 2017.

Rita was born on March 4, 1941 in Oklahoma City at St. Anthony hospital to Noble Edgar Maness and Marguerite Marie Hicks.

She attended Southeast High School.  She married Coy Bruce Troxell on June 18th 1957, in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

All of her years, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to all.   They had three children, Anita Kaye Stephens, Coy Bruce Troxell Jr. and Craig Allan Troxell.

She worked at Dollar General Store in Midwest City, and then was the Daycare Director at the First Baptist Church in Piedmont for several years.  She also worked as a nanny in her later years.  Rita was very involved serving her church, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Children’s Choir, and also sang in the Adult Choir.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Richard Allan Corwine, Steven Wayne Maness and one sister Carol Lee Proctor.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Coy; three sisters, Vicki Anders, Neta Valentine and Sharon Kaye Gaede; one daughter, Anita and husband Mark Stephens of Tuttle, Bruce Troxell and wife Annette of Oklahoma City, and Craig Troxell, fiancé Carrie Spencer of Mustang.  Grandchildren, Mindy Emerson and husband Blake, Jana Noble, Chance Stephens, Jordan Troxell and wife Whitney, Trent Troxell, Lexi Troxell, Hannah Troxell, Colton Troxell, Logan Troxell and Keller Troxell.  Great grandchildren, Avery Castor, Hayli Castor, Ryder Noble, Grant Emerson, Stephen Emerson, Anna Emerson, Kinsler Troxell and Daklyn Troxell.  She was also loved by many other nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Oklahoma City, followed by a church service at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Piedmont under the direction of Groves~McNeil Funeral Service.  Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsfuneral.com.

SEASON DAWN LOPEZ (KIRK)

Season Dawn Lopez (Kirk) passed away the morning of July 20, 2017 due to complications caused by a massive brain aneurysm.

She was born on October 24, 1979 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents Tom and Beverly Gallant and Charlie (Papaw) and Letha (Memaw) Kirk.

In January of this year her mother, Tami Kirk of Yukon also preceded her in death.

Season is survived by her husband James Lopez, and two children Alex and Alayna and James’ parents Jim and Mintie Lopez of Yukon.  She is also survived by her father, Sid Kirk of Yukon as well as her sister Ashley Johnston (Husband Justin) of Bridgecreek, and her brother Jordan Kirk of Yukon.

She is survived by her five nephews, Ashton, Carson, Julian, Skyler and Gabe and her niece, Madi.  Also surviving is her aunt Kathy High (Husband Larry) of Yukon and three uncles, Danny Gallant (Wife Debbie) of Yukon, Pat Gallant of Phoenix, Mike Gallant (Wife Gail) also of Phoenix, and numerous cousins.

Season had the most bubbly, outgoing and welcoming personality.  She never met a stranger.  She loved to help others, spend time with family and cook out with friends and neighbors.  She really enjoyed her job at Great Plains Coca Cola and was very excited when she recently received a promotion with the company.  Her co-workers said she always made everyone smile and she brightened their day.

She was a huge OU football fan and she treasured sharing that with her mother. Season was always a very giving person and her family is honored that she will now be giving the gift of life to others through organ donation. She was very loved by so many and she is going to be missed immensely. A celebration of her life was held at the Town & Country Christian Church on Tuesday July 25. Interment will be at the Yukon Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Smith & Turner Mortuary in Yukon, OK.

FABER ROSS BREWER

Faber Ross Brewer was born on December 4, 1918 in Cumberland, OK and passed away on July 14, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Evelyn Brewer, his parents, William and Sara Brewer and 11 of his 12 siblings.

He is survived by son, Danny Brewer and wife Jody, brother, Buddy Brewer, 1 granddaughter, Rebecca Burd and husband Randy, and three great grandchildren.

 

Faber dedicated 20-plus years of his long life to the GM Plant. He will be missed dearly.

 

Visitation was held Wednesday, July 19 from noon to 8 p.m. and the funeral service was held 10 a.m., Thursday, July 20 at Bill Merritt Memorial Chapel with a graveside at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.