Obituaries for April 13, 2012

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Lonnie Earl Colwell Sr.

Services for Mr. Colwell will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Danny Felty officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Colwell, 64, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

He was preceded in death by: parents, George and Virgie Colwell; and son, Lonnie Colwell Jr.

Survivors include: wife, Joyce Colwell; daughter, Wendy (Harry Uhl) Casselberry; siblings, Maxie (Leona) Colwell, Faye (Clarence) Melton and Geneva (Jack) Tidrick; and grandchildren, Erin Casselberry and Lonnie E. Colwell III.

Elizabeth Bell Hamilton

A Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. May 5, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Marietta, Ohio.

Mrs. Hamilton, 78, died on January 28, 2012 in Washington D.C. She was the granddaughter of East Texas pioneers, Alexander Duncan and Caroline 'Callie' Hart Hamilton, and the daughter of Beaver and Tillie Hamilton. She was born in March of 1933 in Jasper, Texas. She graduated from Jasper High School and earned her B.S. in Journalism at the University of Tennessee. She worked for the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Radio Institute, and the American Society for Public Administration. She also was editor and librarian for the Daughters of the American Revolution Library from which she retired in 1998. She was a partner in the family East Texas land and timber business with her brother, Edward A. Hamilton and was a long time member of the Texas Forestry Association. She also was a Circle member of the National Gallery of Art.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward A. Hamilton of Marietta.

Survivors include: her loving and dedicated caregiver, Kady Kone of Silver Spring, Md.; nieces and nephews, Susan Hamilton Burleigh (Rick) of Seattle, Wash.; Ann Hamilton (Jan and Jenna Palmer and Whitney Schelat) of Athens, Ohio; and Tom Hamilton (Carin and Andrew Dugowson) of Mercer Island, Wash.

Memorial contributions may be made to Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic of Metropolitan Washington, 5225 Wisconsin Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20015. A non-profit organization that records and distributes audio books to people who have visual, physical, or perceptual disabilities.; or the J.R. Huffman Public Library, 375 Sabine Street, Hemphill, TX 75948; or the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 20565.

Harry Snodgrass

Services for Mr. Snodgrass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet with Bro. David East officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, April 13 and 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Snodgrass, 89, of Mt. Juliet, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012. He was a member of Green Hill Church of Christ. He was former owner of Harry's Sundries. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in the 503rd Quartermaster Car Company and was involved in the D-day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He was a liberator of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp and spoke extensively at school throughout middle Tennessee regarding what he witnessed.

He participated in the National Public Television documentary "Living On" and was an honorary member of the 29th Infantry Division and member of the Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281 of Mt. Juliet.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Worley and Buena Scott Snodgrass; and eight siblings.

Survivors include: wife of 63 years, Ruth Snodgrass; sons, George (Debra) and Jerry (Diane) Snodgrass; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jessie, Dylan and Katlyn Snodgrass; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will serve as Pallbearers.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Drive, Nashville 37211.


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