Lillian Esther Adkins

Female 1904 - 2002  (98 years)


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  • Name Lillian Esther Adkins 
    Born 28 Aug 1904  Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Oct 2002  White Oak, Gregg County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Oct 2002  Lakeview Memorial Gardens - Longview, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1708  Cody LeBlanc's Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2017 

    Father John Franklin Adkins, Sr.,   b. 3 Oct 1880, Haynesville, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1954, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Esther Houston,   b. 13 Dec 1874, Shongaloo, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1937, Cotton Valley, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1903  Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Curtis McClellan,   b. Abt 1905 
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F2208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Guy W. Bigham,   b. 21 Aug 1900, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1994, White Oak, Gregg County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    J.F. Adkins Family
    J.F. Adkins Family
    Back Row L to R: John Franklin Adkins, Jr., John Franklin Adkins, Sr., Pennie Wills Adkins, George Houston Adkins.

    Front Row L to R: Frances Ruth Adkins Service, Lillian Adkins Bigham, Isha Adkins Cloud, and John Edmon Wills
    Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Obituary picture

    Documents
    Adkins Family Holds Reunion at Shongaloo
    Adkins Family Holds Reunion at Shongaloo
    Published in The Shreveport Times on June 27, 1948
    Obituary of Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Obituary of Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Published in The Longview News-Journal on October 23, 2002

    Headstones
    Crypt of Guy and Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Crypt of Guy and Lillian Adkins Bigham
    Lakeview Memorial Gardens - Longview, Texas, USA
    Plot: Chapel of Peace Mausoleum - Garden Bldg 1

  • Notes 
    • Obituary:

      Services for Lillian A. "Big Sister" Bigham, 98, of White Oak will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Lakeview Mausoleum Chapel with the family receiving friends 3-4 p.m. at the mausoleum. Entombment will follow under the direction of Rader Funeral Home.

      Mrs. Bigham was born Aug. 28, 1904, in Cotton Valley, La. She retired to White Oak in 1972. She died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2002. Mrs. Bigham was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church in White Oak.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Isha Cloud and Ruth Service; four brothers, J.E. Wills, John Adkins, Penny Adkins and Houston Adkins; her husband, Guy W. Bigham Sr.; and a step=son, Guy W. Bigham Jr.

      Survivors include her step-daughter, Nancy Callahan and her husband, Guy C., of Muncie, Ind., and her stepdaughter-in-law, Betty Bigham of Memphis, Tenn. She is also survived by her nieces, Audrey Knotts and her husband, David, of Gladewater; Pat Stokes and her husband, Robert, of Tyler; Frances Cleveland and her husband, David, of Mineral Wells; and Judy Edwards and her husband, Bruce, of Fort Worth. Survivors also include her nephews, George Cloud and his wife, Barbara, of White Oak and Bill Service and his wife, Beth, of Shreveport, La.; six step-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Donalita Adkins of Mineral Wells; 15 great-nieces and great-nephews; 33 great-great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great-great nieces and nephews; and special great-niece Dianne Hawthorne of White Oak.

      Those unable to attend may sign an online memorial guest-book at www.raderfh.com in the obituary section.

      (Published in The Longview News-Journal on October 23, 2002)