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Elizabeth Snyder

December 22, 2009

Elizabeth (Betty) Charlotte Snyder, 79, of Leesville, S.C., died Tuesday, December 22, 2009, in Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, S.C.

She was born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Calbert and Emma Mayer Ayre.

Betty was a former resident of Parsons, Harrisburg, Pittsfield, Mass., and Hatboro. She has lived in Leesville, S.C. the past 15 years.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by Sears & Roebuck as an interior decorator and worked as a private caterer.

Preceding her in death were a son, James Stanley Snyder; and a brother, Calbert William Ayre.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Stanley Ronald Snyder; daughter, Linda Newton and her husband, Gordon, of Griffin, Ga.; sons, Robert C., Leesville, S.C.; Thomas B. and his partner, James Burns, of Essex Junction, Vt.; William E. and his wife, Michele, Berlin, Vt.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home, 140 N. Main St., Shavertown, with the Rev. Lori Steffensen, pastor of the Trucksville United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call Thursday from noon until time of services.

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