Thursday, November 26, 2009

Selma L. McDougle, 88, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Stigler, Okla., to A.L. and Jane LeGrande McDougle.

He was the rural mail carrier in Purdy and owned McDougle Tax Service in Purdy and Cassville. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Monett. He was a member of a barbershop quartet and the Warblers singing group.

He married Barbara Purdom on Oct. 31, 1954, in Purdy, and she survives. Additional survivors include: two sons, Tom Gideon and his wife, Shelly, of the state of Louisiana, and Robert McDougle and his wife, Vickie, of Shell Knob; two daughters, Selma Kinser and her husband, Greg, of Paragould, Ark., Connie Rackley and her husband, Vann, of Searcy, Ark.; two sisters, Oleta Exendine, of Sapulpa, Okla., and Elouise Hogan, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Buchanan Funeral Home with Don Deffenbaugh, Vann Rackley and Greg Kinser officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home in Strafford.

Interment was at Purdy Cemetery, Purdy, with military rites by American Legion Post 91 of Monett.

Arrangements were under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home.