Nina Merle Conner


Nina Merle Conner

Nina Merle Conner, 84, of Lufkin, was born December 28, 1923, in Bokchito, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Martha (Watkins) and Charlie M. Bass. She passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008, in a local nursing facility.

Mrs. Conner was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She retired from Safeway with 27 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, C. K. Conner of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, James and Helen Conner of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Burl Wood of Celina; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Bass of Colfax, Louisiana and Brady Bass of Greenville; sisters, Chris Harrison of Ft. Worth, Etta Hanna and Shirley Harris, both of Tyler; and a number of other family members.

Nina was preceded in death by her brother, Johnny Bass of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Clint Conner, Brad Wood, Justin Wood, Jesse Buckley, Jimmy Hendricks and Matt Portz.

Graveside services for Mrs. Conner will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2008, in the Fielder Cemetery, with Reverend E. K. Quarles officiating.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.

Gipson Funeral Home; directors