Nancy Carter Turner Snodgrass (1926 - 2014)

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Nancy Carter Turner Snodgrass

Nashville, TN

Age 87 - Born June 21, 1926 in Lewisburg, West Virginia to parents, Alexander Scott Turner and Martha Rader Turner. Died May 21, 2014, exactly one month prior to her 88th birthday at the Residence of Alive Hospice, from complications of advanced dementia.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years, Mr. Stanly T. Snodgrass, who died in 2001.

Survived by 4 children, Stana Snodgrass Chapman (Robert), Thomas Turner Snodgrass (Tina), Nancy Snodgrass Armstrong (Rod) and Lant Scott Snodgrass (Beth). Also a granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Carter Snodgrass, all of Tennessee.

Nancy Snodgrass graduated from Greenbrier College for Women and then came to Nashville to attend Peabody College and Vanderbilt Nursing School. There, she met her future husband, Stanly T. Snodgrass, who was attending Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School. She graduated with a degree in Business Education, and thereafter, returned to Greenbrier College where she taught French and served as secretary to the President. She returned to Nashville to marry Mr. Snodgrass and was employed at the Vanderbilt Joint University Library until the birth of her first child. Thereafter, she devoted herself to family life and community service.

She was a long time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, was President of the Women of the Church and served on the board of deacons and elders. She and one other member were the first women deacons to be elected in the Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. For 21 years, she coordinated a program at Trinity Presbyterian Church for Meals on Wheels and for several years, she helped with Trinity's involvement with Room at the Inn. She was involved in other volunteer work, such as the old Bordeaux Hospital, she was a life donor of blood with the American Red Cross and knitted many hundreds of hats for the homeless. She was a member of Vanderbilt Aid and the Women's Bar Auxiliary and made speeches throughout the State of Tennessee during her husband's political career.

Memorial Service to be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church on May 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hillsboro Road, Nashville, TN 37215; or The Residence of Alive Hospice, 1710 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Published in The Tennessean on May 25, 2014
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