The Herald Democrat
January 22, 2010
Sammie Marion Selby passed away Wednesday Jan. 20, 2010, at Brentwood Place in Denison. She was 90 years of age. The family will receive friends from 5 -6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at Dannel Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 in the Chapel on the Hill at Cedarlawn Memorial Park. Officiating will be her loving son-in-law, Denis Gray.
Sammie was born in Sherman on Jan. 6, 1920, to Richard and Lula Dodsen Stone. She was raised in the Ida community and attended the public schools there. She later attended the Austin State School for the Deaf. She then returned to Sherman, where she met and married Eugene Selby on Oct. 4, 1942. They had one daughter, Nancy Helen Selby Gray.
Sammie and Eugene were members for many years at North Park Baptist Deaf Congregation. They later became members of the Deaf Chapel Church at First Baptist Church of Sherman. Sammie was a very loving mother and grandmother. Her family was very important to her, and she loved the Lord.
Sammie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Gray and husband Denis of Sherman; grandchildren, Ashley Pribble and husband Kris of Denison and Emily Ridgway and husband Cody of Thornton, Colo.; and two great grandchildren.
Elaine Nall Bay