Sunday, July 19, 2009

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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