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Sunday, November 13, 2022
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Sunday, November 13, 2022
Starts at 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Lebanon, VA – Myrtle Harman Snead, 96, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in Russell County Hospital. Born on October 22, 1926, she was a dedicated and faithful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and mentor to many. Myrtle was born and raised alongside her siblings on their family farm on Little River, Honaker, Virginia. After graduating from Honaker High School and Business School, she worked at American Electric Power as a secretary. After marrying her beloved Ralph in 1950, she was a dedicated mother to her two sons, R.D. and Tom. Later in her life, she worked as a pink lady at Russell County Hospital and was always very active in her church, Lebanon Baptist Church. She worked as a poll worker, loved spending time with family and friends, playing with her great grand-dog Dexter, playing piano and listening to country music. She was an avid reader, a wonderful cook and worked a mean crossword puzzle. Everyone looked forward to her sunny disposition and terrific sense of humor. Myrtle always made people feel welcome at her home. She often hosted her children’s and grandchildren’s friends and coworkers for meals. Her love for her family and friends as well as all people showed through in everything she did.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William Ralph Snead; her grandsons, Mark Thomas Snead and Casey Snead; her parents, Grover Cleveland and Lula Mae Robinson Harman; siblings Roberta Harman, Carl Dan Harman, Samuel Harman, Pete Harman, Clatie Harman Hurt and Callie Harman Moser. She is survived by her sons, R.D. Snead and Thomas Snead; Grandchildren: Beth Snead Combs and husband James A Combs II; Blake Snead and wife Ashley, great granddaughter Maia; Missy Hall and husband David, great granddaughter Lynsey; Matthew Snead and wife Deanna; Chandler Foster. Great Grandchildren: Granny’s TN kiddos, Austin, Aaron, Ally, Jaz, Killian and Declan. Many much loved nieces and nephews, special caretaker Kim Musick and grandson Hunter, special friends Greg and Susan Thompson.
The family wishes to express their special thanks to the following people: Longtime caregivers and friends Kim Musick, Nancy Hale, Nancy Meade and Thelma Walters; Nurses Wendy Griffith, Steve Fletcher and Donna Breeding; First Responder and friend Jay Lewis; Russell County Hospital Emergency Room, ICU and third floor staff and Hospice; Doctors: Brian Easton, Michael Ulrich and Trenton Keel. So many others have helped our family and Myrtle and to those we say a heartfelt thanks as well.
The Family will receive friends at the Lebanon Baptist Church from 4 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, November 13. Funeral service will be held at 7 PM with pastors Alan Moor and Tom Edwards officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 14 at Russell Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Fletcher officiating. Those wishing to travel in procession to the burial are asked to be at Combs-Hess Funeral Service by 10:30 AM.
Expressions may be made on our Combs-Hess Funeral Service Facebook page and our website at www.chfunerals.com. Combs-Hess Funeral Service, 291 Highway 71 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266 (276) 889-4444 is serving the Snead family.