Maryolivia Lyn Snyder
Maryoliva Lyn Snyder, 4, of Covington, died Nov. 14. After a life of extended medical trauma, she has finally found her long-awaited rest and peace. She is preceded in death by sister Bibb Snyder.
Surviving are parents the Rev. Ken and Deborah Snyder of Covington; grandparents Horace and Jackie Durden of Covington, the Rev. Volley and Mary Reed of West Union, Ohio; brothers T.J. Buckler of Covington, Joshua Buckler of Chillicothe, Ohio, Raistlin Snyder and Levi Snyder, both of Covington; sisters Lani Hammond of Covington, Katie Snyder of Snellville; sisters Lani Hammond of Covington, Katie Snyder of Snellville, Miracle Jones, Angel Durden, Elysia Durden, all of Covington, and her twin sister Alyssa Jo Bruce of Covington.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ken D. Snyder, the Rev. Joe Brock and the Rev. J.B. Leachman officiating. Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access road, Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. daughter of Ms. Hattie Kate Rooks and the late Mr. Morris Devoe and stepdaughter of the late Mr. Bert Rooks Sr., she was born in 1942 in Newton County. She graduated from R. L. Cousins High School and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church at an early age under the pastorship of the Rev. Huff. Ms. Belcher was the secretary of the Nurses’ Guild for a number of years. She was preceded in death by aunt Ms. Liza Freeman.
Surviving are mother Mrs. Hattie Kate Rooks of Oxford; sisters Mr. and Mrs. Junior Lee ( Sarah Ann) Clark of Oxford, Ms. Sharon Swiney, Mr. and Mrs. Michael ( Shebrena) Head, Ms. Carla Rooks ( Juan), Ms. Pamela Rooks ( Eric); brother Mr. Bert Rooks Jr. ( Deidre), all of Covington; nieces Ms. Veronica Clark of Covington, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall ( Tiffanie) Davis of Oxford, Ms. Chelsea Rooks, Ms. Carjuan Lee, Ms. Kwanzaa Lee, Ms. Shanricka Rooks, Ms. Bashunica Rooks, Ms. Jaila Andrews, all of Covington; nephews Mr. Ferricko Rooks, Mr. Jimquez Swiney, Mr. Jarian C. Rooks, Mr. Kendall Hunter, Mr. Brelin Rooks, Mr. Lavarius Sims, all of Covington, Mr. Robert Rooks of Conyers; great- nephews Mr. Kapelan Clark, Mr. Jiquez Swiney, both of Covington; aunts Ms. Martha Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles ( Mary Louise) Peters, Ms. Ophelia White; uncle Mr. Willie Jennings Jr,; godsister Ms. Jeri Head of Covington; godchildren Keon, Kevin and Marisha Hardeman, all of Covington; a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Nov. 10 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. H. K. Benton Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Westside Cemetery. back yard. He also enjoyed playing golf with family and friends and was a dedicated Steelers fan. After his wife’s death in 1994, Mr. Laib moved to Perrytown Place Senior Apartment Community, Pittsburgh, and later moved to Georgia to be closer to his children and their families. Mr. Laib enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, with his wife and continued to play cards with friends, switching from bridge to pinochle. He was a regular at the card table in the Newton County Turner Lake Senior Center. Mr. Laib was a Life Boy Scout and enjoyed watching Russ and his grandson Mikey obtain the rank of Eagle Scout.
A life- long Presbyterian, Mr. Laib served as deacon at Parkwood United Presbyterian Church, Allison Park, and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Covington, when he moved to Georgia. Mr. Laib was preceded in death by parents, wife Ella Brown Laib and son J. Russell Laib Jr.
Surviving are daughter and son- in- law Donna J. and Donald Gravitt of Ball Ground; daughter- inlaw Karen Laib of Conyers; grandchildren Sherry Stewart of Carrollton, Rick Steward of Elwood City, Pa., Sybil Hernandez of Eatonton, Mikey Laib of Conyers; great- grandchildren Andy Stewart of Carrollton, Christopher Hernandez of Eatonton; sisters and brother- inlaw Darl Norris of Valencia, Pa., Josephine Johnston of McMurray, Pa., Wilma and Frank Baumann of Allison Park; brother and sister- inlaw Robert and Anne Laib of Williamsburg, Va.; sisters- inlaw Gerry Rickart of Glenshaw, Pa., Mary Lee Brown of Oakmont, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access road, followed by a funeral service at 4 p. m. Interment will take place in Pennsylvania with Neely Funeral Home of Glenshaw, Pa., in charge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 1169 Clark St., Covington, 30014, or Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, 30339.
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