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Obituary: Selma Fields, Columbus

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Selma K. Fields, 86, of Columbus, died at 5:53 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Covered Bridge Health Community in Seymour.

She was born in Edmonton, Kentucky, June 26, 1926, the daughter of the late George and Alberta Shirley Knight. She married Carlos E. Fields on Oct. 17, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2002.

Selma previously worked at Hamilton-Cosco and was a farm wife and mother. She attended New Life Baptist Church. Selma was an avid reader and quilter. She made and donated many quilts for the Pregnancy Care Center.

She is survived by sons, Ronnie Fields of Columbus and Lonnie Fields of Edmonton, Ky.; a daughter, Melinda (Paul) Coomer of Columbus; grandchildren, Mark Mathis, Melissa Tipton, Mike Mathis, Matt Mathis, Devon (Stephanie) Fields, Heather Elmore, Joshua (Ashley) Coomer and Sarah Coomer; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; a son, Al Fields on October 29, 2011; a daughter, Carole Mathis on April 17, 2012; brothers, Harold Knight and George Knight; and a sister, Florence McFarland.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Whitehead and the Rev. Scott Harper officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pregnancy Care Center.

You may view her video tribute after 4 p.m. today, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.

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