Frederick Thomas Snell Sr. (1931 - 2013)


Frederick Thomas Snell Sr., 81, of Galax, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in the North Carolina Baptist Hospital.
He was born in New York, N.Y., on Sept. 14, 1931, to Howard Eugall and Estella Copperthwaite Snell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Jean Coughi Snell.
Survivors include his daughters, Donna Cruger of Middle Island, N.Y., and Susan Gurge of Ridge, N.Y.; sons, Barry Snell of Bedford, N.Y., and Robert Snell of Galax; sister, Ruth McDonald of Pleasantville, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Fairview Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Holder officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. until time for the memorial service at the Fairview Baptist Church.
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Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Published in Galax Gazette from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8, 2013