Memorial services for Selma Marie Southard, 57, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Mustard Seed Church. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. She died November 12, 2010 at the University of Kansas Hospital.
She was born March 8, 1953 the daughter of Theodore and Minnie Jane (Coleman) Brown.
She worked as the Director for Douglas County Communications for 36 years. She was a member of First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.
She married Arvie Winston Southard, Jr., on June 17, 1972 in Lawrence, Kansas. He preceded her in death on January 8, 2009.
Survivors include one son, Christopher of Lawrence; her mother, Minnie “Jane” Lewis of Lawrence; two sisters, Cheryl Brown of Lawrence; Belinda Brown of Richmond, Virginia and one brother, Marty Brown of El Cajon, CA, aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Lupus Foundation –Kansas Chapter and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.