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Ruth Snodgrass, BIG STONE GAP, Va.

Published October 11th, 2013 10:04 pm

Ellen Ruth Fleenor Napier Snodgrass, 83, passed from earth to her heavenly home on Friday, October 11, 2013, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va.
She was born May 25, 1930, in Lee County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Claude and Mallie McKnight Fleenor. She became a Christian at a young age and served her Lord for many years and was always willing to share her faith and tell how good the Lord had been to her. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She never met a stranger and always welcomed visitors and family into her home and will be missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 33 years, George Napier; and her second husband, Owen Keith Snodgrass, of 21 years; her father and mother; and brother, James Fleenor.
She is survived by her daughters Glenda Dalton (Butch) and Julia Giles, both of Big Stone Gap; her son, Scott Napier (Melissa), of Gray, Tenn.; grandsons, Jody and Josh Dalton (Willie), Johnny Giles, Michael Napier; and granddaughter, Emily Napier; and great-granddaughter, Alafair Dalton.
We wish to thank the physicians and staff at Mountain View Hospital for their special care while she was there. Also, we would like to thank her faithful caregivers and friends while she lived at home, including Pansy, Rose, Sue and Linda, and close friends Lois, Retha, and Carol.
Visitation will be at Holding Funeral Home (17 E. 3rd St., N.) on Monday, October 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
The funeral service will conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Rick Phillips officiating.
Burial will follow at American Legion Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
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Holding Funeral Home is serving Mrs. Snodgrass’ family.