Evelyn Maney Snipes

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Evelyn Maney Snipes, formerly of 18 Beechwood Road, Asheville, died Sunday, February 1, 2004, at the Rickman Center, WNC Baptist Retirement Home. Mrs. Snipes was born in Asheville and was a daughter of the late Melvin Leroy and Ava Davis Maney. She was also preceded in death by a sister Irene Garland and a brother M.L. Maney. She graduated from Biltmore Junior College and was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served various church offices. She was also involved in her garden club and as a former PTA president. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, J. Curtis Snipes; one daughter, Sherry Harbin and her husband Tom of Asheville; three grandchildren, Cindy H. Holman and her husband Tom of Asheville, Molly Harbin of Arlington, VA, and Lisa Grice and her husband John of Asheville; one great-granddaughter Karlie Grice of Asheville; and three sisters, Helen Ragan, Blanche Snipes and Mary Fair. A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Marion G. Moore and Ralph L. Reed officiating. Private burial will be at Green Hills Cemetery. Her family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon at the church immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 587 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or to the WNC Baptist Retirement Home, 213 Richmond Hill Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. Dear Aunt Sharon, Uncle Tom and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Evelyn’s passing. Wish so much we were all closer during these times. We miss you all and will keep you in our prayers.
    Tim, Missy, Matt, Josh, and Reid Harrison

  2. Uncle Curt, Sherry, and family,
    So sorry to hear about Aunt Evelyn.
    We share in your sorrow. We will remember you and Uncle Curt in our prayers. God Bless,
    Pat and Stan

  3. Sherry
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You know she is now where she wanted to be. Ellen Freck

  4. Curtis and Sharon,
    When one thinks of Trinity UMC, one has to think of Curt and Evelyn and Wade and Mary.

    I was so sorry to learn of Evelyn’s passing. When God made the mold for Christian womanhood, he certainly had Evelyn in mind…a true child of God.

    While living in Spartanburg, we found that we had many mutual friends…a small world indeed.

    Trinity Methodist is richer for having had her in their midst…but heaven is richer today as a new angel is welcomed.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Snipes family.

    Daren and Pris Hutchison

  5. To the Snipes Family: We were saddened to hear of Evelyn death’s. You are in our prayers.
    From Trinity United Methodist Church’s secretary.

  6. Evelyn is a jewel, one of those priceless gifts from God. My life has been blessed just to have known you. We will miss you.

  7. sherry, my deepest condolences… i recall with great pleasure your mother coming to cal and staying with kay and i. GOD BLESS HER


  8. Mrs. Snipes was one of the lovliest ladies we have ever known. Her grace and beauty radiated from within. She leaves a wonderful legacy in Sherry, Cindy, Lisa, Molly and Karlie.

  9. Dear Sherry, I took care of your mom and dad in the assisted living part of the Baptist Home up until last summer when I got married. Your mother was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever had the opportunity to meet and the care for. She was always greatiful and thankful for even the smallest of things done for her. Caring for her and your dad made me enjoy my job even more. Their marriage is one to be learned from. She will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Snipes and you.

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