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 Maggie Ola <I>Bullock</I> Basinger

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Maggie Ola Bullock Basinger

  • Birth 30 May 1891 New Hebron, Lawrence County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 23 Apr 1975 Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Sarepta, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 47060705

On 24 March 1906, Maggie Ola Bullock married James "Frank" Basinger (Sr.) in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Between 1908 and 1936, she delivered 15 children and raised a grandson from birth (due to her 16 year old daughter dying following childbirth).

The family made their way from Bienville Parish to Benton, Bossier Parish, and on to Sarepta/Springhill, Webster Parish.

She was a caring and loving mother/grandmother. She had many hardships during her life - caring for a large family, the Great Depression, as many as four sons off to war at the same time, the death of four children (two infants and two grown), and her husband bedridden for the last 8 years of his life. Through it all she never lost faith in God.

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Mrs. Maggie Basinger

SAREPTA - Mrs. Maggie Ola Basinger, 83, died Wednesday in a Springhill hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Old Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Jacobs officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Reddout. Burial will be in the Old Sarepta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Florence Morgan of Minden, Mrs. Marjorie Burks of Ivan, Mrs. Joyce Boyett of Bossier City, and Mrs. Carolyn Palmer of Sarepta; eight sons, Nolan Basinger of Springhill, Murphie Basinger and John D. Basinger, both of Cotton Valley, James F. Basinger, Jr. of Smackover, Ark., Carl R. Bassinger of Sarepta, Billy Basinger of Houston, Tex., and Gene Basinger of El Dorado, Ark., and Leo R. Staggs of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Liddie Burson of Norphlet, Ark.; 39 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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Grandson she raised from birth: Leo Riley "Sonny" Staggs (1924-2008)



  • Created by: Colette Alfred-Sikes
  • Added: 24 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47060705
  • Colette Alfred-Sikes
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maggie Ola Bullock Basinger (30 May 1891–23 Apr 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47060705, citing Old Sarepta Cemetery, Sarepta, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Colette Alfred-Sikes (contributor 47184593) .