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 Zelma Lucille “Snooks” <I>James</I> Needham

Zelma Lucille “Snooks” James Needham

Fallsville, Newton County, Arkansas, USA
Death 11 Dec 2011 (aged 85)
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Section O
Memorial ID 81834722 · View Source
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She was born on Wednesday, July 21, 1926 in Fallsville, Arkansas to Henry and Minnie Cowan James. At the age of 10 she moved with her family to Checotah, and attended Onapa Schools, graduating in 1944. She met, fell in love and later married T N (Junior) Needham on Tuesday, October 9, 1945 in Checotah. After their marriage, Zelma became a homemaker, raising their only son, Jerry.

Aunt Snooks was a very unique person. She loved talking with people. She had such a strong fascination with whoever she was speaking to. She always made you feel like you were the most interesting person she had ever talked with. She was very knowledgeable about family history, and she loved sharing it with you.

She was very witty and loved music. In her younger years she sang on the local radio stations. She loved singing and was sometimes paired up for a duet with a few country stars who were passing through town.

One of her greatest passions was taking pictures. We all owe her a debt of gratitude for the large amount of family pictures we have. She loved us sending her pictures of our kids and grandkids and would spend hours looking through them. Then she would call and talk for hours about who was in the pictures and what they were doing. And I do mean hours! She loved talking on the phone.

We all loved her so much and she will be very missed.

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  • Created by: Jane Stacy Eubanks
  • Added: 11 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81834722
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Zelma Lucille “Snooks” James Needham (21 Jul 1926–11 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81834722, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Jane Stacy Eubanks (contributor 46556435) .