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John Riley Selman

Source: Daily Ardmoreite, Ardmore, Oklahoma

SNYDER, Texas -- Graveside rites for John Riley Selman, 93, Sulphur, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hillside Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Hightower officiating.

Born Oct. 16, 1905, at Mills County, Texas, to Henry S. and Nettie Lee Steele Selman, he died Nov. 6, 1998, at Sulphur. He married Kathaline Chora on Nov. 28, 1936, at Snyder. She preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 1973. He was also preceded in death by a son, Joe R., and a stepson, James Van Ness.

Selman lived most of his life in the Lubbock and Snyder area. He moved to Sulphur in 1993. He was a retired service station attendant and oil field worker. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Snyder.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Malloy, Sulphur, and Linda Barton, Ransom Canyon, Texas; one son, Derwood, Lindale, Texas; one brother, Monroe, San Antonio,; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.

(Added to obituary notes 18 Jul 2010 by Dorothy Boynton - His first wife was Juanita Faye Lanham #55590949 and she was the mother of his two sons, Elmer Derwood Selman #55852721 and Joe Rue Selman.)


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  • Maintained by: Dorothy Boynton
  • Originally Created by: Stone Seeker
  • Added: 2 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23697500
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Riley Selman (16 Oct 1905–6 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23697500, citing Hillside Memorial Gardens, Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Boynton (contributor 47088480) .