Doris Harris Snell, age 91, of Good Hope, Georgia formerly of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest on Thursday, February 25, 2021, after a gallant journey with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Hugh F. Snell, Sr. on November 30, 1997 (Former President of the Gwinnett County Livestock and Fair Association), also her grandsons, Harris Browning Houston on July 21, 2015 and Huston Snell on June 6, 1984.
She is survived by three daughters; Jan Snell Houston (George) of Lawrenceville, Pam Snell Moon (Don) and Mandy Snell all of Good Hope; three sons, Hugh Snell, Jr. (Sandra) of Anchor Point, Alaska, Gladston Snell (Beth) and Bill Snell (Terri) all of Good Hope; 10 grandchildren, Morgan Houston, Chad Moon (Jennifer), Christie Tyre (John), April Few (Chris), Arley Moser (Chad), Caylon Joiner (Justin), Grey Snell, Drew Snell (Brooke), Keele Mazur and Arica Ours (Colt); 15 great-grandchildren, Avery Moon, Adison Moon, Alyn Moon, Olivia Blakeman, Easton Blakeman, Makenzie Tyre, Davis Tyre, Madison Moser, Cyril Moser, Jack Snell, James Snell, Lilly Cash Few, Ashlyn Mazur, Sloane Cryder and Paisley Ours; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Doris was also preceded in death by her parents, Russell Ward Harris, Sr. and Lillion Olivia Wilson Harris.
Doris was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 8, 1929 and was a 1948 graduate of Snellville High School where she was a cheerleader and member of the Annual staff. She worked at J-Len’s in Snellville for a while but mostly was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She volunteered with the Gwinnett County Livestock and Fair Association for many years and was involved with the Beauty Pageants alongside Mrs. Nancy Williams. She also had a doll collection that was influenced by her friend, Mrs. Nancy. Doris was active with the 4-H Association serving as a Leader for 40 years plus and loved going with the campers to Rock Eagle. She also was the first young woman in the State of Georgia to obtain all of her badges at that time with the Girl Scouts of America. She was a member of the Snellville United Methodist Church where she served as a former Choir leader and participated with the Ladies group. She was an Eastern Star, loved to travel and her greatest joy in life was her family. She will be deeply missed by her adoring and devoted family and her wonderful friends.
Family and friends can view the service, which will be livestreamed, either by going to the Tom M. Wages Facebook page or by clicking the blue link, on the obituary page, on the Tom M. Wages website.
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The Service to Honor and Pay Tribute to the Life of Doris Snell will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with Mrs. Doris’s Children and Grandchildren Sharing Memories. Interment will follow at the Snellville Historical Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 o’clock until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted, but those desiring may make donations to the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org, in memory of Mrs. Doris H. Snell.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, “A Family Company,” Snellville Chapel (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.
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