Saturday, February 24, 2018

Cleophus “Emmanuel” Blaine

Cleophus “Emmanuel” Blaine, 16, of Lodge Grass was called home Aug. 4, 2017 in Lodge Grass in a one-vehicle accident. Emmanuel was given the Indian name of his late grandfather Herbert Blaine, “Uwaukoosh” (Swallow “Bird”), to carry on through the family.
He was born Nov. 30, 2000 in Crow Agency, a son of Janetta Jarvis. Martha Blaine raised him. His godmother is Bernice Scalpcane. 
He had a smile that could light up the room – all his younger brothers, sisters, and cousins adored him. He received his education in Lodge Grass. Emmanuel was Catholic, a Ties The Bundle and child of the Big Lodge Clan. He enjoyed playing basketball and cruising around with friends. He loved to camp out every time he got the chance to go hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Regina Blaine, Rosebud Bulltail, Mary Blaine; great-grandfather Benedict (Linda) Blaine Sr.; grandmother Rowena Gets Down Often; and grandfather Richard Pretty On Top, Benedict Blaine Jr.
Survivors include his mother Janetta Jarvis; grandmother Martha Blaine; his girlfriend Roberta Deputee; brothers Malachi and Isaiah LeftHand; sisters Andradie and Kaziah LeftHand; great grandmothers Doris, Eva and Carol Bulltail; great-grandfathers Dewey and Wales (Lavern) Bulltail; grandmothers Janice Gets Down Often and Annie Blaine; grandfathers Lawrence Pete Big Hair, Joseph (Jeryl) Pretty On Top and Ted Jarvis; aunts Amberle Blaine, Charlena Blaine, Roanna Gets Down Often, Willena (Travis) Reed, Elena (Francis) Kills Night, Brittany (Truman) Jefferson Jr., Roberta, Kayla and Dereka Pretty On Top; uncles Richard “Timothy”(Nissi) Jarvis, Joseph (Katarina) Big Hair, Warren Gets Down Often, Ernest (Nia), Edward Gets Down Often, Brian Blaine, Robert (Crystal) Pretty On Top Sr., Derek Roundstone, Melvin Pretty On Top and William “BuckShot” Springfield; sisters Alyssa Gets Down Often, Ameera Don’t Mix, Jada, Jadelynn Broken Rope, Gladyce Joliz (Devin) Bird Hat, Margaret Springfield, Trevonna, Tayunna Reed, Franchesca, FayeLeah KillsNight, Kaylee Pretty On Top, Dara, Mariah, Brianna, Dorthy Whiteman, Lucia Dust, Chrisanna, Josette Big Hair, Dion (Jeremiah) Gets Down Often, Ileana, Ruby, Mariella, Semsie Pretty On Top, Lillianna and Akayleah Roundstone; brothers Kaden Deputee, Nehemiah Cole, Jaden, Jaron Broken Rope, Tory (Sadie) Springfield, Travis Jr., Tayen Reed, Francis Jr., Josses, Isaac KillsNight, Karver Jefferson, Robert Jr., Curtis, Coulee Pretty On Top, Pure Big Hair, Anthony, Warren Jr., Cameron, Kingston Gets Down Often, Taylin, Kenton, Jordan Quinton, Christopher Gets Down Often, James Jr., Levi, Dewayne Dust and Leo Roundstone; and nephews Gracen and Stevan Bird Hat. His extended family includes the Bulltail, Blaine, Gets Down Often, Plenty Hawk, LeftHand, Plainfeather, Big Hair, Medicine Horse and High Hop families. Our condolences to anyone we left out.
Rosary was recited Monday in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday in the Lodge Grass Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Interment followed in the Lodge Grass Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary handled the arrangements.