Virgie Mary Selman

Mary McAnear Selman, 75, of Iola, Texas, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at her residence. A memorial service is set for Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Iola Missionary Baptist Church in Iola.

Mary was born June 6, 1934 in Gholston, Texas and married Billy Wayne Selman on April 7, 1951. They were married 58 years, 9 months. They lived many places over the years, but spent the last eighteen years in Iola.

Mary was preceded in death by her youngest son, Daniel Fed Selman.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Selman of Iola, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Connie Selman, of Iola, Texas, daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Ray Chapman, of College Station, Texas, daughter-in-law Gayle Selman, of Bryan, Texas; nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Flowers and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to 4202 Alexandria Avenue, College Station, Texas 77845.


  1. Memaw you were a very bright light in my life. Your memory will continue to burn brightly in my life until we meet again. I love you. I hope we all do as good of a job holding the family together as you did. You set a wonderful example of what family really is. Until we meet again, I love you always!!

  2. Please know that we are thinking of you all in this time of sorrow. Nothing prepares us for losing our mother. I loved her and thought she was always a bright light in any situation. God Bless You All during this time.

  3. I am sorry to learn about the death of Mary. May God be with you during this difficult time. Keeping all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Mama, you were my friend, my supporter, and you loved me no matter what I did. I know that no one will ever love me in my life like you did because a mother’s love is special. I know you are watching over me because you told me that you would and I will miss you each and every day until we meet again!

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