Mary­o­livia Lyn Sny­der

The Covington News - - LOCAL NEWS -

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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