Mary Lou Self ~ Nash, Texas

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Updated: January 2, 2018

Mary Lou Self, 76, of Nash, Texas, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.

She was born only one mile and five years apart from her husband of 57 years, Barney Self Sr., on August 7, 1941, in Foreman, Ark. She was a loving wife and mother and a teacher in the Grand Prairie Texas School District for several years. A graduate of Ashdown High School, she later received a BA from UTA in 1984. She always felt a calling to teach from her own precious love of children, learning and music. She loved to play piano and did so for her church at the age of 12.

Mrs. Self is preceded by her parents, Herman Lake and Lois Ella Stinson and daughter-in-law, Deborah Welch Self.

She is survived by her husband, Barney Ross Self Sr.; two children, Melissa Chowning and her husband, Bruce, of Fort Worth, Texas and Barney “Beau” Self Jr. of Nash, Texas; a brother, Herman “Chuck” Stinson and his wife, Janice, of San Antonio, Texas.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Fomby Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fomby, Ark., on Highway 32 East with Pastor Ann Holly presiding. A private burial will follow at Blackerby Cemetery in Ashdown, Ark.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations in her and her parents’ memory be extended to the Fomby Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 704 Highway 317, Ashdown, AR 78122 Carole Booth, Treasurer.