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Mary J. Snowden, 87, of Versailles, widow of John A. Snowden, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Whitley City. Born Sept. 4, 1929, in Bath County, she was the daughter of the late Frank C. Hart and Margaret Frances May Hart. She had been an elementary school teacher before her retirement and had continued as a substitute teacher after she retired. She was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church where she had served as Sunday school teacher and was active in the Silver Sneakers group. Mary enjoyed playing bridge and golf and travelling, especially to the beach. She had been very active in charity work with the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Association, the local food bank, Relay for Life and Feed the Hungry. Survivors include a son, John A. Snowden III (Paula), Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Monica Lawson (Terry), Whitley City; five grandchildren, Brianna Lawson, John. A. Snowden IV, Amanda Snowden, Colby Lawson (Hannah), and Zachary Snowden (Holly); and a great-grandson, Cooper Lawson. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the fellowship hall of Versailles Baptist Church by the Rev. Michael Cabell. A reception for family and friends will follow the service. Interment for Mary and her husband, John, with military honors observed for John's service to the country, will be at held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Versailles Baptist Church, 126 E. Green St., Versailles, KY 40383, or to Hospice of Lake Cumberland, 100 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42503.

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