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By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall

Selby Family Tombstones

Annie J. Selby
Mrs. Annie Joe Selby. 80, 107 East San Antonio, Van Alstyne died 3:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1974 at Sherman Community Hospital. Services were held at 3:00 p.m. August 24, 1974 at the Flesher Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rv. Jerry Scott and assisted by Rev. J. L. Gregory. Pallbearers were Weldon Webb, J. M. Hayes, R. J. Elliott, Jerry Salmon, Mike Hynds and Bud Lane. Burial was in the Elliott Cemetery.
Mrs. Selby, daughter of Edward B. and Virginia Elliott McNeely, was born in Grayson County. She was married October 24, 1924 to O. S. (Pete) Selby who preceded her in death March 29, 1969. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Van Alstyne.
Mrs. Selby is survived by one son, Mac Selby and one granddaughter, Statia Selby.

Oran Sim Selby
March 29. 1969
O. S. Selby, 78, retired rancher who died Saturday night in a Sherman Hospital. Burial will be in Elliott Cemetery.
He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Methodist Church. He was married in 1924 at Dallas to Annie McNeely, who survives.
Other survivors are a son , O. B. Selby of Van Alstyne; one grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Maxey of Atoka, Mrs. Cora Medcalf and Mrs. Nell Scoggins, both of Sherman; and two brothers, Oris Selby of Van Alstyne and Roscoe Selby of Sherman.
The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

Oris G. Selby
Husband of Stella Selby

Stella Selby
Van Alstyne Leader
November 1, 1923
November 8, 1923

Mrs. Stella Selby, wife of Oris Selby, died at the Sherman hospital on October 31 at 6 p.m. after having undergone an operation for appendicitis.
Miss Stella Brooks was born on January 20, 1888. In December 1905 she was married to Oris Selby. To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls, of whom three survived.
At the age of 15, Mrs. Selby was converted and became a communicant of the Baptist church, retaining her adherence to that fair until her death, and exemplifying her life all of the attributes of the consecrated and devout Christian. In the environment of the family as a member of the church, and as a citizen of this community, Mrs. Selby was at all times and in every way the ideal wife and mother, the exemplary Christian and the good neighbor and friend.
We thought as we looked at her peaceful smiling face for the last time, ?what a beautiful life her?s was" and feel that this world will be better for the true christian life which she lived.
Yes, it?s so sad, dear Stella, for us to give you up and we will miss you from our midst, but we know you are happy and free of pain now, for there is no pain or sadness in the home of God's children. And what a sweet consolation that is". And we feel that you and the sweet little babe are rejoicing together in a home where there is no sad parting.
Mrs. Selby left this word so quietly and peacefully, and was conscious until the last and seemed to know and realize that her time had come. Funeral services were conducted by Brother J. C. Skaggs of Sherman, at the Gunter Baptist church, November__ at 2 O?clock and attended by a large number of friends who knew and loved her. Burial was at the Elliott cemetery at 3:30 where we left her resting beneath a mound of beautiful flowers until the resurrection day.
Now to the dear ones at home, we know you will miss her, but remember it was God's will and she is only gone on before to wait and welcome us.

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