Sunday, July 19, 2009

2007 Basinger Reunion

Basinger family gathers for annual reunion
Written by Press-Herald Staff
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
The family of the late Maggie Ola Bullock and James Frank Basinger Sr. gathered on Saturday, May 26, 2007, for their annual family reunion at the Sarepta Community Building in Sarepta.

Six of the seven living Basinger children were in attendance – James “Jimmy” Frank Basinger Jr., Leo Riley “Sonny” Staggs, Bill Basinger Sr., Joyce Basinger Boyett, Eugene Basinger Sr. and Carolyn Basinger Palmer. Carl Bassinger Sr. was unable to attend this year.

Colette Alfred-Sikes welcomed 86 family members and friends who arrived Saturday morning at the Sarepta Community Building.

Two family members who passed during the previous year were remembered on a memory board – Evie Burrell Basinger and Billy Cole. Seven births were celebrated since the last reunion – Ethan Carter Bright, Cohl Allen Hinton, Kielerr Reece Alfred, Ryan Autry Lauw, Jack Harrison Terry, Kameron Bailey Navarre and Sky Rose Spence.

Colby Boykin, almost five years old, entertained the family by performing “Special Me.” James “Jimmy” Frank Basinger Jr. asked the blessing before the delicious lunch was served. Many casseroles, vegetables and desserts were prepared.

Family members who traveled a great distance to attend the family reunion spent the weekend at Bass Haven Lodge in Taylor, Ark. The families wish to thank Bass Haven owner, Rose Johnson, for all her hospitality extended to them during the weekend.

Enjoying the family reunion were the following:

Leola Basinger Staggs family – Sonny and Vernell Staggs, Shirley and Charles Giddings, Heather, Cameron, Presley, Kielerr Alfred, and Chuck Warford, all of Sarepta; and Colette Alfred-Sikes and Jody Sikes, both of Minden.
James Thomas Basinger family – Rose Mary and Ben Bailey, Terrell Bailey, both of Springhill; Julie Hefner and Glenn Crumpler, both of Cotton Valley; and James, Malisa, Dalton, Kiersten and Emily Gosvenor of Camden, Ark.
Florence Basinger Morgan family – Debbie Morgan of Springhill; Ludy and Larry Williams, Jeannie, Christabelle, Chelby Hinton, all of Dubberly; Lana, Pat, Caden and Cohl Hinton, all of Ashdown, Ark.; and Jodi, Charlie, Colby and Blaire Boykin and Mary Pevy, all of Minden.
Murphie Basinger family – Juanita Coffee of Springhill.
Nolan Basinger family – Marilyn Cole of Springhill and Christy Lloyd of Sarepta.
Marjorie Basinger Burks family – Melissa “Cricket”, Dennis and Kiley Smith, both of Cabot, Ark.; and Ronnie Bolton and Darla of Cabot.
John D. Basinger family – Melinda Cupp and Danny Ray Cupp of Star City, Ark.; Justin Cupp, Cheri and Connie Snyder and Michael Billings, all of Morrilton, Ark.; and Kim Jackson, Lana and Taylor.
James “Jimmy” Frank Basinger Jr. family – Jimmy and Dot Basinger, Bill, Kaity, Maddie and Sydnee Haynes, all of Conway, Ark.
Bill Basinger Sr. family – Bill and Clara Basinger of Trinity, Texas.
Joyce Basinger Boyett family – Joyce Boyett, Debbie Loesch, Tasha, Hank, Brandon and Erin Henley, Caitlin Cuiffetelli and Susan Gentry, all of Shreveport; Jenny Poston, Tim and Kameron Navarre, all of Bossier City; Tony, Gretchen Gavin and Taylor Boyett of Buda, Texas.
Gene Basinger Sr. family – Gene and Ellawease Basinger of West Memphis, Ark.; Butch Basinger of Norphlet, Ark.; Gary Don, Leigh Ann, Braxton and Braden Basinger, all of Nesbit, Miss.
Carolyn Basinger Palmer family – Carolyn and Harold Palmer and Paula Tripp, all of Sarepta.

The Basinger family will gather again on May 24, 2008, at the Sarepta Community Building for their next reunion. All friends and family are invited to attend. For more information call Colette Alfred-Sikes at 464-0039.

Leon Howell Basinger 1924-2009

Written by Press-Herald Staff
Monday, 29 June 2009
Funeral services for Leon Howell Basinger, 84, of Ringgold, were held Sunday, June 28, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Ringgold, under the direction of Rockett Funeral Home of Ringgold.

Officiating was the Rev. Ed Dilworth. Burial followed at Providence Cemetery in Ringgold.

Mr. Basinger was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Fryeburg and passed away June 26, 2009, at the Ringgold Nursing and Rehab Center.
After his retirement from Seafarers Shipping Company in 1983, he worked for his daughter at Marsha’s Flowers in Minden, for 20 years helping her with deliveries.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Basinger; granddaughter, Beth Watts Bridges; and several siblings.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Wally Watts of Minden and Janice and Gerald Northcutt of Ringgold; grandchildren,
Craig Watts and his wife, Suzy, Jessica Bates and her husband, SSG Jason Bates, Jerry Northcutt and Jordan Northcutt; great-grandchildren, Paige and Kallie Bates and Anna Lake Watts; brother, D. T. “Bub” Basinger and his wife, Faye, of Ringgold; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also survived by a good and faithful friend and coffee drinker, Jim Barnette.
The family would like to thank the Ringgold Nursing and Rehab Center and Buster Bailey and nurses of the Agape Hospice.

2009 Basinger Reunion

The late Maggie Ola Bullock/James Frank Basinger Family holds reunion
Contributed by Press-Herald Staff
Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Seventy-seven descendants and friends of the late Maggie Ola Bullock and James Frank Basinger, Sr. from eight states gathered for the annual Basinger Family Reunion on Saturday, May 23, at the Sarepta Community Building in Sarepta.
Five of the six living children of the Basingers were in attendance. Colette Alfred-Sikes extended the welcome and Leo Riley "Sonny" Staggs, who passed away July 25, 2008, was remembered.
A descendant book of Maggie Ola Bullock and James Frank Basinger, Sr. compiled by Colette Alfred-Sikes was presented to each family and congratulations were extended to Paula Tripp and Wendell Wright on their upcoming marriage.

Many family members expressed their excitement over the success of The Minute Magazine, which is owned and published by Jackie Lewis and Tiffany Byram.

Bill Haynes asked the blessing before everyone enjoyed the abundant pot-luck lunch.

Those in attendance included:

Leo Riley "Sonny" Staggs Family - Vernell Staggs, Shirley Giddings, Randall, Heather, Cameron,
Presley, Kielerr, Chastan Alfred, and Chuck Warford, Sarepta; Colette and Jody Sikes, Minden; Mike McClure, Haworth,
OK; Pam and Chris Mosley, Crosby, Texas; Jimmy Allen, Baton Rouge; and Harold Gene and Virginia Morgan, Taylor,

James Thomas Basinger Family - Rose Mary and Ben Bailey, Terrell Bailey, Springhill; and Julie and Glen Crumpler, Taylor.

Florence Basinger Morgan Family - Steve and Janice Kaylor, Benton; Charles and Peggy Morgan, Trinity Harvey, Harvey; Ludy Williams, Dubberly; Lana, Cody, Tisha, Caden and Cohl Hinton, Ashdown, Ark.; Jodi, Charlie, Colby and Blaire Boykin, Sarepta; and Mary Pevy, Minden.

Murphie Basinger Family - Juanita Coffee, Springhill.

Nolan Basinger Family - Marilyn Cole, Pauletta Thompson, Haegyn Sturgeon, Springhill; and Christy Lloyd, Sarepta.

James "Jimmy" Frank Basinger, Jr. Family - Jimmy and Dot Basinger, Bill and Kaity Haynes, Conway, Ark.; and Del and Brandon Basinger, Orange, Texas.

Bill Basinger, Sr. Family - Bill and Clara Basinger, Trinity, Texas; Colleen and Summer Basinger, Terry and Madison Manes, Theodore, Ala.

Joyce Basinger Boyett Family - Joyce Boyett, Debbie Loesch, Tasha and Erin Henley, Shreveport.

Gene Basinger, Sr. Family - Gene and Ellawease Basinger, West Memphis, Ark.; Terrie Beth Burton, Karenda Stevens, Sabrina Huff, Augusta, Ga.; and Butch Basinger, Norphlet, Ark.

Carolyn Basinger Palmer Family - Carolyn and Harold Palmer, Paula Tripp and Wendell Wright, Sarepta; Claire
and Brayden Tripp, Little Yazoo, Miss.; Jaclyn, Shaun, Miles and Preston Lewis, Minden; and Trey and Jessie Palmer,
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