Stelloise Watts Eades Basinger, 88, of Winona passed away at her home in Winona on Monday, November 12.
Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15,at Oliver Funeral Home and service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at North Winona Baptist Church, with Eastern Star rites. Burial followed in Broom Cemetery near Coffeeville. Rev. Ed McDaniel officiated the services.
Mrs. Basinger was born to Winfred V. and Stella Crouch Watts.on October 18, 1930. She was a retired bookkeeper for Liston and Lancaster in Winona and a member and former Sunday school teacher at North Winona Baptist Church.
She was a past Grand Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star J.B. Small Chapter 19 and Worthy Grand Matron of the State of Mississippi Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Thomas Rodney Third Arrow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Basinger; parents; sister, Virginia Dare Watts Webb; stepson, John L . "Johnny" Basinger Jr.; and first husband, John W. Eades Jr.
Ms. Basinger is survived by her daughter, Diane Eades Holloway of Gulfport; son, John W. Eades III of Winona; sister, Carole Watts Graves (Bob) of Winona; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Troy Mitchell, Lawrence Braswell, Joe Don Jones, Marion Jones, Mike Smith, and Don Eddins.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Winona Baptist Church, 602 Alberta Drive, Winona, MS 38967.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona handled the arrangements.