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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma


Doris Paul Williams Self

February 4, 1919 ~ February 14, 2012

© Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home

Submitted by: T.D.

Services that will celebrate the life of Mrs. Doris Self will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 17, 2012, Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma with Bro. Lanye Heitz officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Oklahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Anderson, Jon Beller, Jeremy Cameron, Michael Self, Mitch Self and Jamie Thomas. Family Hour will be 6:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home.

Doris Paul Self of Durant, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in Durant, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years, 10 days. Doris was born on Tuesday February 4, 1919, in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Carl and Katherine (Millner) Williams. She graduated from Dickson High School and continued her education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where she earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education. She was later awarded certification in Psychometry at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. She married Horace L. "Hoot" Self in 1941 in Durant, Oklahoma. She was an active member of the Seventh & Beech Church of Christ in Durant for many years and was well known throughout the community for her delicious homemade chocolate and coconut cream pies. Mrs. Self began her teaching career in the Ringling Public Schools. She relocated to Cobb Elementary and taught second grade there for two years. She taught Special Education in the Durant Public School for many years. Prior to her retirement in 1984, she completed her career teaching fifth grade at George Washington Elementary School in Durant. She is remembered by her many students as a caring and compassionate teacher who enjoyed every day she spent in the classroom. She was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association.

Mrs. Self is survived by her daughter Candace Feigenbaum of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; son Robert Self and fiance' Shonna Lindsay of Cobb, Oklahoma; grandaughters Deziree' Beller and husband Jon of Dallas, Texas; Candace Cameron and husband Jeremy of Tyler, Texas, grandsons Mitchell Self of Sulphur Springs, Texas, Michael Self of Chicota, Texas; great grandaughter Addisyn Cameron of Tyler, Texas; sister Mary Patterson of Edna, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Katherine Williams; son, H.L. “Hootie” Self, Jr. on April 10, 1968; husband, H.L. “Hoot” Self, Sr. on July 12, 1968; and brother, Millner Williams.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

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