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Basil Coda Black
Birth: Mar. 21, 1920
McNeil
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Aug. 1, 1979
Longview
Gregg County
Texas, USA

Born in his beloved McNeil, Arkansas at home. He served in the army as a cook during WWII and came home with shrapnel in his legs and hands. In July of 1946 he married Melba Alford and they had 3 children, identical twins Dennis Coda and Donald Basil Black (1947) and then Mary Lynn Black in 1957. Basil never met a stranger, was loved by many, won a jitter-bug contest when a teen, made the best homemade biscuits ever and was known to walk on his hands when younger. Crippled by rheumatoid arthritis, Basil retired at the age of 55 and died 4 years later of a heart attack. He is buried in Shiloh Cemetery where his family goes back several generations and where he talked about going to long before his death. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jesse Cooper Black (1887 - 1962)
  Essie Edna Thompson Black (1889 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Melba Alford Black (1920 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jesse Murry Black (1912 - 1989)*
  Iris Mae Black Smith (1914 - 2000)*
  Bethany Katharine Black Hinton (1917 - 2012)*
  Basil Coda Black (1920 - 1979)
  Sybil Black (1922 - 1922)*
  Billy Black (1926 - 1984)*
  Thurston Howell Black (1928 - 2013)*
  Lola Jean Black Primm (1941 - 2001)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
SSGT US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Shiloh Cemetery
Lamartine
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Mairbair57
Record added: Dec 16, 2011
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- Evangelineღ
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014
Dad, today makes 35 years since you went home but you are not forgotten. Remembering you today with love.
- Mairbair57
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

- Annie ╰⊰✿
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014
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