Virgil D. Sellers

M, b. 1898, d. 1961
     Virgil D. Sellers was born in 1898 at Ohio.1 He married Mary I. Walker.1 Virgil D. Sellers died in 1961. He was buried in 1961 at Arlington Cemetery, Brookville, Montgomery Co., OH, Findagrave Memorial #75253919.

Child of Virgil D. Sellers and Mary I. Walker

Citations

  1. [S4194] 1930 Federal Census, Preble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1863; FHL #2341597.

Ward Lutz Sellers1

M, b. 27 June 1899
     Ward Lutz Sellers was born on 27 June 1899 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jesse Louis Sellers and Emma Lutz.1 Ward Lutz Sellers began military service on 12 September 1918 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH, Draft registration. He married Virginia B. (?) circa 1927.2 Occupation: Deputy County Auditor in 1930 at Springfield, Clark Co., OH.2
Note: Cannot find any of this family in the 1940 census. DLB 2014.

Citations

  1. [S417] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1246; FHL #1241246.
  2. [S1358] 1930 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1756; FHL #2341491.

William Sellers

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     William Sellers was born. He married Nancy Harrison, daughter of Zebulon A. Harrison and Mary Tallman, in October 1839 at Melrose, VA.

D. Sellman

M, b. circa 1869
     D. Sellman was born circa 1869 at Illinois. He was the son of Freeman P. Kirkendall and Medora D. Fell. D. Sellman was adopted circa 1870 at Illinois.

Albert William Sellner

M, b. 29 May 1913, d. 6 June 1966
     Albert William Sellner was born on 29 May 1913 at Murdo, SD. He married Eleanor Olmstead, daughter of Edmund Walter Olmstead and Loretta Elmira Miller, on 4 August 1935 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. Albert William Sellner died on 6 June 1966 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 53.

Children of Albert William Sellner and Eleanor Olmstead

Lawrence Eugene Sellner

M, b. 13 June 1936, d. 22 December 1981
     Lawrence Eugene Sellner was born on 13 June 1936 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. He was the son of Albert William Sellner and Eleanor Olmstead. Lawrence Eugene Sellner died on 22 December 1981 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at age 45.

Wanda Jeanine Sellner

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     Wanda Jeanine Sellner was the daughter of Albert William Sellner and Eleanor Olmstead.

Emma W. Sells

F, b. 28 June 1860, d. 8 April 1925
     Emma W. Sells was born on 28 June 1860. She was the daughter of Joseph Sells. Emma W. Sells married August Bert Höh, son of Valentin Höh and Margaretha Munzinger, circa 1908. Emma W. Sells died on 8 April 1925 at age 64.

Grace C. Sells1

F, b. 28 September 1918, d. 7 October 2019
     Grace C. Sells was born on 28 September 1918 at Washington Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of William Emory Sells and Pearl Deborah Keefauver.1 Grace C. Sells married George W. Jenkins, son of George Washington Jenkins and Bertie Hale. Grace C. Sells died on 7 October 2019 at Washington Co., TN, at age 101

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Grace Sells Jenkins, age 101, of Gray, TN went to be with the Lord Monday, October 7, 2019 at NHC Healthcare. Grace was born in Washington County, TN, September 27, 1918, to the late Emory and Pearl Keefauver Sells.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, George W. Jenkins, a son, Rick Jenkins, two brothers, Russell P. Sells and John W. Sells, and a sister, Ruth Sells Hale.

Grace was a lifelong resident of the Gray community and had been an active member of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church since 1935 where she was affectionately known as “Amazing Grace.”

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Steve Smith, of Gray; a sister, Evelyn Sells Ferguson, also of Gray; and a brother, Allen Sells and his wife, Betty, of Greeneville; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, her loving church family and many friends and neighbors.

A celebration of Grace’s life will be held Friday, October 11, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray, TN with Dr. John Stevens and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating. The family will greet friends from 12:00 pm until time of service. A graveside service will immediately follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Bob Edwards, Mark Larkey, Jerry Lovegrove, Bert Martin, Larry Russell and Larry Trent. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews, great nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church Building Fund, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray, TN 37615 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples Street, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Jenkins family.

She was buried in October 2019 at Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #203694333.

Child of Grace C. Sells and George W. Jenkins

Citations

  1. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

John B. Sells1

M, b. March 1863, d. 17 February 1941
     John B. Sells was also known as "Bud". He was born in March 1863 at Tennessee per 1900 census, or 27 MAR 1864 per headstone.1 He married Mary Elizabeth Owens circa 1887.1 John B. Sells lived on 30 June 1900 at Civil District 11, Washington Co., TN, farming.1 He died on 17 February 1941 at age 77. He was buried in February 1941 at Highland Church of Christ Cemetery, Gray, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #61120173.

Child of John B. Sells and Mary Elizabeth Owens

Citations

  1. [S465] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1603; FHL #1241603.

John William Sells1

M, b. 19 September 1922, d. 5 November 2008
     John William Sells was born on 19 September 1922 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of William Emory Sells and Pearl Deborah Keefauver.1 John William Sells began military service WW II service, U.S. Army. He died on 5 November 2008 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, at age 86

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

John W. "J.W." Sells - GRAY
John W. Sells, age 86, 605 Old Stage Rd., Gray, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, 2008, with family by his side in Johnson City Medical Center Hospital.

He was born in Sullivan County, TN, and was a son of the late William Emory and Pearl Keefauver Sells. Mr. Sells was a Christian and he attended Fountain of Life Bible Church. He was a member of the Boones Creek Ruritan and a past member of Gray Community Chest.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Southern Philippines 1942-1946 and in Germany 1951-1952. Mr. Sells retired from Eastman Kodak after 44 years of service in the Power and Services Division.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Russell P. Sells, of Kingsport; one sister, Ruth S. Hale of Gray.

Survivors include one daughter, Penny Sells Treadway, of Johnson City; one son, Chris Sells, of Gray; one granddaughter, Heather Olivia McRath, of Johnson City; one great-granddaughter, Tameira Faith McRath, of Johnson City; one brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Betty Sells, of Milton, W.VA; two sisters, Grace S. Jenkins and Evelyn S. Ferguson, both of Gray; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel and any other time at the home of a sister, Evelyn Ferguson, 150 Suncrest St., Gray. Funeral services for Mr. Sells will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Vic Young and Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Cecil Rutledge, Scott Buckingham, Danny McClellan, Phil Sells, Phil Wheelock, Emory Sells and Leland Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers are his nephews.

Military graveside services will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Monte Vista Burial Park. Anyone wishing to go in procession is asked to meet at the funeral home by 11:15 Saturday.

Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Mr. Sells.

He was buried in November 2008 at Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #31160527.

Citations

  1. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

Joseph Sells

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Child of Joseph Sells

Mildred Ruth Sells1

F, b. 31 May 1921, d. 9 April 2007
     Mildred Ruth Sells was born on 31 May 1921 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of William Emory Sells and Pearl Deborah Keefauver.1 Mildred Ruth Sells married Clarence Hale, son of Jerry M. Hale and Cora Belle Adams, on 5 February 1938 at Gate City, Scott Co., VA, Ceremonty by J. B. Craft, Minister of the Baptist Church. Mildred Ruth Sells died on 9 April 2007 at 876 Suncrest Drive, Gray, Washington Co., TN, at age 85

Obituary -- Johnson City Press, Johnson City, Tennessee; Wednesday, 11 APR 2007, p.2 (Newspapers.com):

Mildred Hale

Mildred Ruth Hale, 85, 876 Suncrest Drr., Gray, died at her residence on Monday, April 9, 2007, under the care of her family, friends and Hospice.

She was born in Kingsport on May 31, 1921, to the late Emory and Pearl Keefauver Sells. She lived most of her life in Gray. Ruth was a homemaker and helped her late husband in his business at the C.E. Hale Jewelry store in downtown Johnson City. She loved making ceramics, fishing and tending to her flowers.

She was a charter member of the Order of Eastern Star Grand View #411 and a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Nolichuckey Grand View #194. She was a Christian and of the Methodist faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Hale, in 1978; one brother, Russell P. Sells, of Kingsport.

She is survived by her son, Roger Hale, and wife, Margie, of Gray, one granddaughter, Kim Phipps and husband, Kerry; one great-granddaughter, MaKayla Phipps, all of Watauga; two sisters, Grace Jenkins, Evelyn Ferguson, both of Gray; two brothers, John W. Sells, of Gray, Allen Sells and wife, Betty, of Milton, WV; sisters-in-law, Opal Sells, of Kingsport; several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Irene Ford and Terena Norris for their loving care in the past several months and to the Adventa Hospice Services for their kindness. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6-8:30 p.m., with services to be held at 8:30 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Gene Lasley officiating.

Pallbearers will be Rick Jenkins, Phil Sells, Danny Sells, Emory Sells, Ricky Sells, Mary Ferguson, Matthew Ferguson, Chris Sells, Allen Sells II, Kerry Phipps

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Tri-Cities Memory Gardens.

Gray Funeral Home is serving the family of Mrs. Hale.

She was buried on 12 April 2007 at East Tennessee Cemetery, Blountville, Sullivan Co., TN, Findagrave #192653311.

Citations

  1. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

Russell Patton Sells

M, b. 2 June 1924, d. 5 May 2005
     Russell Patton Sells was also known as Russell Phillip Sells. He was born on 2 June 1924 at Washington Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of William Emory Sells and Pearl Deborah Keefauver. Russell Patton Sells married Kathleen DeVault, daughter of Clyde Archer DeVault and Zella Ruth Isenberg, circa September 1946 at Monroe Co., NY (probably). Russell Patton Sells and Kathleen DeVault were divorced. Russell Patton Sells died on 5 May 2005 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 80

OBITUARY - Herald and Tribune; (TN); March 17, 2005; Cached , Internet:

Russell P. Sells

KINGSPORT - Russell P. Sells, 80, Kingsport, entered peacefully into eternal rest at 12:27 a.m. Saturday (March 5, 2005) at North Side Hospital following an extended illness.

Russell was born in Kingsport and spent his childhood and youth in Gray, TN, before returning to Kingsport in 1955. He retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1986 after 44 years of service in the Tenite Division. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II and the Korean War. Russell was a life member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW and Hammond Post #3 of the American Legion, having served with both of the color guards. He was Past Commander and Past District Commander of the American Legion. He was also a member of the 40/8 and the Cooties. He was a member and Past Master of the Kingsport Lodge #688, and a member of Sinking Creek Lodge #575, the Order of the Eastern Star Liberty Chapter 198, York Rite Bodies in Kingsport, the Shrine Jericho Temple and the Scottish Rite. Russell was a member of Greenvale Baptist Church in Gray, TN. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William E. and Pearl Keefauver Sells.

Surviving are his loving wife of more than 49 years, Opal P. Sells; sons, Rickey D. Sells and W. Emory Sells and wife, Diane, all of Kingsport; four grandchildren, Crystal VanHuss and husband, Richard, William E. Sells III, Brandie M. Sells, Shawna B. Sells; and one very special great-grandson, Bryce VanHuss. He is also survived by a daughter, Luanna Wheelock and husband, Phil, Harmony community; sons, R. Phillip Sells and wife, Diane, Pleasant Valley community, Danny D. Sells and wife, Katherine, Gray, TN; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Grace Jenkins, Ruth Hale, Evelyn Ferguson and husband, John, all of Gray, TN; and two brothers, J.W. Sells, Gray, TN, and Allen Sells and wife, Betty, Milton, West Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

William Emory Sells

M, b. 11 June 1898, d. 13 April 1936
     William Emory Sells was born on 11 June 1898 at Washington Co., TN.1,2 He was the son of John B. Sells and Mary Elizabeth Owens.1 William Emory Sells married Pearl Deborah Keefauver, daughter of James Clinton Keefauver and Flora Louise Bacon. William Emory Sells died on 13 April 1936 at Appalachian Hospital, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, at age 37

Obituary -- Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee; Tuesday, 14 APR 1936, p.3 (Newspapers.com):

WILLIAM E. SELLS SERVICES PLANNED
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Kingsport Citizen Dies In Appalachian Hospital After One Week's Illness
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Funeral services for William Emory Sells, 38, will be conducted from the Highland church near here tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the Rev. O. L. Mankagre officiating. Burial services will be held at the Highland cemetery.

His death at the Appalachian hospital in Johnson City yesterday was attributed to pneumonia. He had been ill for one week.

He was a member of the Highland Baptist church for years and also of the Masonic lodge at Gray's Station.

His wife died two years ago. Now surviving are six chidlren: Grace, Ruth, J. W., Russel, Evelyn, and Allen, all of Gray's Station; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sells, two daughters (sic), Mollie Carroll, Fall Branch, and Mrs. Rane Hodge, of West Virginia; two brothers, Andrew of Washington, D.C., and Joe Sells of Penn.

Active pall bearers will be Lloyd Shipley, John Bickley, Ray Martin, Dewey Brown, Amos Hall, and Carl Holt.

Honorary pall bearers and flower bearers will be his fellow masonic members.

The Masonic order will have charge of services at the grave.

He was buried in April 1936 at Highland Church of Christ Cemetery, Gray, Washington Co., TN, Findagrave #61120176.

Children of William Emory Sells and Pearl Deborah Keefauver

Citations

  1. [S465] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1603; FHL #1241603.
  2. [S1702] 1930 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2284; FHL #2342018.

Michael Selmo

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     Michael Selmo married Mary Jurish.

Child of Michael Selmo and Mary Jurish

Michael Joseph Selmo

M, b. 1931, d. 28 July 1956
     Michael Joseph Selmo was born in 1931 at Wisconsin. He was the son of Michael Selmo and Mary Jurish. Michael Joseph Selmo died on 28 July 1956 at Lakenheath, England. Cause of death: A near nuclear accident occurred on 27 July 1956 - when a B-47 bomber crashed into a storage igloo at Lakenheath [England] containing three MK-6 nuclear weapons while on a routine training mission. Although the bombs involved in the accident did not have their fissile cores installed, each of them carried about 8,000 pounds of high explosives as part of their trigger mechanism. The crash and ensuing fire did not ignite the high explosives and no detonation occurred. The damaged weapons and components were later returned to the Atomic Energy Commission. The B-47 involved in the accident, which killed four crewmen, was part of the 307th Bombardment Wing. The names of the crew were:
Capt. Russell R. Bowling, Lt. Carroll W. Kalberg, Lt. Michael J. Selmo and Tsgt. John Ulrich.

He was buried in April 1957 at Royal Palm South Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

Paul Selph

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     Paul Selph married Marie Malone.

Lois Selser

F, b. 7 November 1902
     Lois Selser was born on 7 November 1902.1 She was the daughter of Robert Selser and Edith Ethel Emmert.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 683.

Robert Selser

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     Robert Selser married Edith Ethel Emmert, daughter of Daniel Emmert and Sarah E. Pyle, on 1 January 1902.1

Child of Robert Selser and Edith Ethel Emmert

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 683.

Fred Selter

M, d. 6 May 2004
     Fred Selter married Lou Jean Davidson, daughter of Eugene Clio Davidson and Wilma Josephine Greenwood, on 18 September 1960 at Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS. Fred Selter died on 6 May 2004 at Chautauqua Co., KS. He was buried in May 2004 at Union Chapel Cemetery, Chautauqua Co., KS.

Joseph Semich

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     Joseph Semich married Sophia Styche.

Child of Joseph Semich and Sophia Styche

Ann Regina Semick

F, b. 14 September 1915, d. September 1986
     Ann Regina Semick was born on 14 September 1915 at Sasi, Canada. She was the daughter of Joseph Semich and Sophia Styche. Ann Regina Semick married Donald Paul Longbottom, son of George Longbottom and Lillian Grace Horn, on 16 March 1935 at Akron, Summit Co., OH. Ann Regina Semick died in September 1986 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

Albert Henry Semler

M, b. 16 August 1895, d. 13 March 1918
     Albert Henry Semler was born on 16 August 1895. He was the son of Henry William Semler and Effie Jane Gebhart. Albert Henry Semler died on 13 March 1918 at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ross Co., OH, at age 22 Poisoned.

Alice Bell Semler

F, b. 28 January 1874, d. 28 January 1944
     Alice Bell Semler was born on 28 January 1874 at Bath Twp., Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of John Henry Semmler and Eliza Elizabeth Detrick. Alice Bell Semler married Clarence Talbot Harner, son of Mattias Harner and Henrietta Gross, on 9 May 1895 at Greene Co., OH. Alice Bell Semler lived in April 1910 at Howell Twp., Livingston Co., MI, farming.2 She died on 28 January 1944 at Clark Co., OH, at age 70. She was buried in 1944 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #75759294.

Children of Alice Bell Semler and Clarence Talbot Harner

Citations

  1. [S128] 1880 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1019; FHL #1255019.
  2. [S4791] 1910 Federal Census, Livingston County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 660; FHL #1374673.

Anna Cathrina Semler

F, b. 26 May 1857, d. 13 September 1860
     Anna Cathrina Semler was born on 26 May 1857. She was the daughter of Walter John Semmler and Dorotha Wilhelmina Louisa Schmidt. Anna Cathrina Semler died on 13 September 1860 at age 3.

Anna F. Semler

F, b. 4 October 1894, d. 1947
     Anna F. Semler was born on 4 October 1894 at Greene Co., OH. She was the daughter of William Frederick Semler and Emma Ruth Kessler. Anna F. Semler married Albert F. Dyer. Anna F. Semler lived in January 1920 at Harrison Avenue, Osborn, Greene Co., OH, Lived in her father's home.1 She lived between 17 April 1930 and April 1940 at 58 Xenia Avenue, Fairfield, Greene Co., OH.2 She married Virgil Crawford on 7 March 1934. Anna F. Semler died in 1947.

Children of Anna F. Semler and Albert F. Dyer

Citations

  1. [S235] 1920 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls1386-7; FHL #1821386-7.
  2. [S1350] 1930 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1804; FHL #2341538.

Anna Virginia Semler

F, b. 17 November 1863, d. 16 June 1931
     Anna Virginia Semler was born on 17 November 1863. She was the daughter of John Henry Semmler and Eliza Elizabeth Detrick. Anna Virginia Semler married Elijah Linebaugh, son of Timothy Linebaugh and Catherine Varner, on 14 April 1880. Anna Virginia Semler died on 16 June 1931 at age 67. She was buried in June 1931 at Byron Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #113259471.

Children of Anna Virginia Semler and Elijah Linebaugh

Beatrice Semler

F, b. circa 1896, d. circa 1896
     Beatrice Semler died circa 1896. She was born circa 1896. She was the daughter of William Frederick Semler and Emma Ruth Kessler.

Bertha L. Semler

F, b. 20 March 1889, d. 22 April 1989
     Bertha L. Semler was born on 20 March 1889. She was the daughter of John Henry Semler and Rosa Brent Smith. Bertha L. Semler was buried in April 1889 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #78027690. She died on 22 April 1989 at age 100.