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Sammye Joyce Young Selecman, "Ms. Sammye," departed for eternity in Heaven on Dec. 24, 2016. She was born June 4, 1925, in Livingston, TN, to loving parents James Benton and Klaryce Deck Young.
Ms. Sammye was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sara Johnnye Thurman and husband Tom, and husband Dr. William E. Selecman.
She is survived by four children, Dr. Bill Selecman and Karen, Harriet Selecman Pope and Howard, Steve Selecman and Susan, and Mark Selecman and Brenda. Mimi is survived by nine grandchildren, J.B. Selecman and Audrey, Erin Stigall and Landon, Wes Selecman and Candace, Todd Martin and Sabrina, Stephanie Blocksma and Daane, Ben Selecman and Mattie, Cole Selecman and Morgan, Matt Miller and Crissie, and Rachel Spears and Brad. Mimi is also survived by 10 beautiful great grandchildren.
For anyone who knew Ms. Sammye for any length of time knows she routinely asked others "Do you know where you will spend eternity?" That is never more relevant as we celebrate the gift of Christmas that is the hope we have in Jesus. In honor of Ms. Sammye, please share your hope with others that they may also know Jesus! The family is especially grateful for the Uplands Wharton Home and their excellent staff.
The family will receive friends at Bilbrey Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., with services at Central Baptist Church on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Bread of Life Rescue Mission of Crossville, 281 4th St, Crossville, TN 38555
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 27, 2016
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