LIVINGSTON -- Funeral services for Lucile Wiggins Snook, 88, of Livingston were held Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Orval Barger officiating. Mrs. Snook was born Feb. 19, 1926 in Alexandria, La., to Jasper Valentine Wiggins and Eve Estelle (McWright) Wiggins, and died Dec. 2, 2014 in Livingston. She was a member of the VFW Post 8568 Ladies Auxillary. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jay V. Snook Jr.; granddaughter, Chelsea Ross; brothers, . Wiggins, Odell Wiggins and Gordon Wayne Wiggins and stepfather, George McNab. She is survived by her devoted husband of 72 years, JV Snook; son and daughter-in-law, Tommy Ray and Donna Snook; daughter-in-law, Patricia Snook; grandson, Kevin Snook; granddaughter and husband, Wendy Ross and Mack; grandson and wife, Tommy Snook Jr. and Monica; grandson and wife, Billy Snook and Laura; great-grandchildren, Cody and Taylor Ross, Allie Botello, Dylan and Ryan Snook, Jenna and William Snook, Logan and wife Amber and Colton Clary; great-great-granddaughter, Elaina Clary; sister-in-law, Nanette Daic; brothers-in-law, George Snook and Gerald Snook and wife Clara; numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Tommy Ray Snook Jr., Billy Lloyd Snook, Kevin Snook, Logan Clary, Colton Clary and Mack Ross. Honorary pallbearers were members of the VFW Post 8568 Ladies Auxiliary. Cochran Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guestbook, go to .
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