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Rev. Earl Lamar Selph

August 10, 1945 ~ July 4, 2019 (age 73)

Rev. Earl Lamar Selph, age 73, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019 at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Selph was born on August 10, 1945 in Wheeler County, Georgia the son of the late Joseph Harrell Selph and Earl Burta Selph.

Rev. Selph was a retired pastor graduating from Rhema Bible College, Broken Arrow, OK and was a member of Saving Grace Ministries, Douglas, GA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carlos Selph and a sister-in-law, Sherri Booth.

Survivors include his wife, Onecia Ann Johnson Selph of Douglas, GA; son, Harris Selph (wife Ellen) of Waycross, GA; daughter, Alisa O’Steen (husband Kevin) of Patterson, GA; step-son, Robby Lanier (wife Dawn) of Millwood, GA; step-daughter, Kristi Lanier Goss (husband Daniel) of Lake Park, GA; three brothers, Bob Selph (wife Rita) of Blackshear, GA, Virgil Selph (wife Judy) of Patterson, GA and Jesse Booth of Homerville, GA; sister, Laverne Matthews of Waycross, GA; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Johns of Selma, N.C. and Diantha Hart of Douglas, GA; four grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 2:00pm at Saving Grace Ministries, 1149 Dewberry Rd. Douglas, GA with Rev. Cliff Kirkland and Rev. Michael Harper officiating. Harris Selph will bring a eulogy. Interment will follow at Waters Cemetery, Blackshear, GA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11am until 2pm at Saving Grace Ministries.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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