Snider, Dorothy Salyers

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Dorothy Ellen Salyers Snider, 75, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2009. She was born on June 6, 1934, in Russell County, Va.

Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who came into her life. She devoted her life to her family and friends. She was a faithful Jehovah’s witness for 38 years and was known as a person who would brighten your day with an encouraging smile.

She was preceded in death by Roscoe Chapman Snider and David Chapman Snider; and her parents, Estle and Mary Lula Salyers; and one son-in-law, Joseph Allen Sutphin.

She was the best grandmother anyone could ever have. She was the happiest woman ever born.

In her life, she is survived by one daughter, Juanita Ellen Sutphin; three grandsons, Christopher Lee Snider and Sarah McGraw, Donald Oliver Tawney and wife, Stacey, and David Allen Keith Tawney; one sister; two brothers; and 15 great grandchildren.

The Snider family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2009, followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at Ross Cemetery in Newport, Va. Online condolences may be sent to