October 16, 2011
Selma D. Streett, who with her husband developed Anne Arundel County's Chartwell community, died Oct. 8 of heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. She was 98. The daughter of a businessman and a homemaker, Selma Demmitt was born in rural Carroll County and spent her early years on a family farm in New Windsor until moving to Baltimore in 1927. After graduating in 1931 from Forest Park High School, she worked as a cashier in the Hutzler's Tea Room. She was married in 1948 to Charles Albert Merritt, a builder turned developer.
August 25, 2009
For more than half a century, James Edward DeGroat and his wife, Selma Mae DeGroat, shared a life together: They worked, raised a family of five and, until last year, liked going out occasionally for an evening of dancing. Early yesterday morning, a little more than five hours apart, their married life together came quietly to an end while they held hands in hospital room 408 at Franklin Square Hospital Center. Last Tuesday, Mrs. DeGroat, 70, who for the past year had been suffering from lymphoma, fell in their Chase home and was taken by ambulance to the emergency room at Franklin Square.
June 11, 2009
On June 9, 2009, SELMA J. PAYNE, beloved wife of the late John Harvey Payne; also survived by one brother Judd Watkins (Naomi) and a dear goddaughter, Jacqueline Alexander and her husband James. Viewing at the Joseph L. Russ Funeral Home, P.A., 2222-26 W. North Ave., on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Family Hour at Ames UMC, Carey and Baker Streets, on Monday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. when funeral service will begin.
April 16, 2009
On April 3, 2009, PAUL R. BAUER; beloved son of Selma and the late Roland Bauer; loving brother to David and Michael Bauer, and Karen Adams. Services will be held at a later date.
December 2, 2008
On December 1, 2008, Selma Tacker Funeral services and interment will be held at Oheb Shalom Memorial Park - Berrymans Lane, on Wednesday, December 3, at 11AM. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 555 W. Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD 21204. Arrangements by SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC. sollevinson.com
October 3, 2008
J.L. CHESTNUT JR., 77 Civil rights lawyer in Alabama J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma, Ala., and a prominent attorney in civil rights cases across a half-century, died Tuesday morning at a Birmingham hospital of an infection after an operation. A Selma native who earned his law degree at Howard University, Mr. Chestnut returned to his hometown in 1958 and became a key legal figure in the civil rights battles in Selma. Later he defended blacks in major voter fraud prosecutions and helped black farmers make financial claims against the U.S. Agriculture Department.