Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

December 27, 2012

William Boyd “Bill” Selph

VALDOSTA — William Boyd “Bill” Selph, 89, died Dec. 25, 2012, at Lake City Veterans Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, with burial in Cherry Lake Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today at Beggs Funeral Home.

He was born on March 12, 1923, in Citra, Fla., to his parents Paul G. and Elmer Sawyer Selph.

He spent formative years in Valdosta, Ga. As a young man, he worked in the flatwoods of North Florida as a cowboy. As a late teen, he drove trucks for Tennessee Produce. He was drafted into the Mounted Calvary and sent to Moody Air Force Base to gather cattle. He was then transferred to Army Air Corp and served in North Africa, Sicily and Grotagalia, Italy. After World War II, he became buyer for Hall Commission Company and Swift and Company in Moultrie, Ga. In 1947, he started auctioning at Livestock sales in Georgia and North Florida. From 1966 to 1980, he owned and operated hog buying station in Cherry Lake. He retired in 1980, and spent 21 years fishing and enjoying life in Suwannee, Fla. He was a lifetime member of VFW in Moultrie, established Elks Club in Madison and was a lifetime member of VFW, ELKS, Moose, American Legion 32nd Degree Mason, Shrine and Charter member of “Cherry Lake Crossroads Club.” He was auctioneer for charity events, including Ducks Unlimited, Boys Ranch, Youth Livestock Sales. He was a member of Cherry Lake Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Opal P. Selph of Cherry Lake; two sons, Billy Selph (Barbara) of Valdosta, Ga. and Jerry Selph (Carol) of Suwannee, Fla.; grandchildren, Traci Davis (Terry) of Hahira, Ga. and Cristina DiTomasso (Michael) of Hahira, and Leigh Ann Flowers (Mike) of High Springs, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Jayden DiTomasso of Hahira, Ga.; brother, T.M. “Rusty” Selph (Louise) of Hawthorne, Fla.; and sisters, Ida Gerald of Cherry Lake, Fla., and Melba Barrs (Robert) of New Home Community, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Guy Selph.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Children Home. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 850-973-2258. — Beggs Funeral Home

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • JoAnn North Gillingwater

    JoAnn North Gillingwater, 72, of Lake Park, died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Jackson

    Joyce Ann Jackson, 67, of Valdosta, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lemuel N. John III

    Lemuel N. John III, Lt. Col. USAF, RET., 85, of Valdosta, died at Langdale Hospice House on Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sarah Lee Grant

    Mrs. Sarah Lee Grant, age 88 of Quitman, Georgia passed away on April 14, 2014 at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia.

    April 14, 2014

  • Corine Howard

    Mrs. Corine Howard, age 79 of Quitman, Georgia passed away on April 10, 2014 at the Brooks County Emergency Room in Quitman.

    April 14, 2014

  • Joyce Ann Jackson

    Joyce Ann Jackson, 67, of Valdosta, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

    April 14, 2014

  • JoAnn North Gillingwater

    JoAnn North Gillingwater, 72, of Lake Park died on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 14, 2014

  • Marjorie Carratt White

    Marjorie Carratt White, 92, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Langdale Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

    April 14, 2014

  • Clarence Edward Teston Jr.

    Mr. Clarence Edward Teston Jr., 79, of Homerville, Ga., passed away suddenly Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence.

    April 14, 2014

  • William Laran Martin

    The Rev. William Laran Martin, 69, of Nashville, Ga.,  died Sunday April 13, 2014 in Tift Regional Medical Center.

    April 14, 2014

Top News
Poll

What you think about school and workplace rules about Facebook friends?

There have to be rules.
No need for rules, just use common sense.
If people want to be friends, what is the big deal?
Nobody uses Facebook anymore.
     View Results