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Dorothy Overby Sneed

Mrs. Dorothy Overby Sneed of 3014 Johnson Mill Road, Vernon Hill, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at her home.  

She was born in Halifax County on Feb. 15, 1923 and was 89 years old.  She was the daughter of the late Luther Overby and Minnie Dalton Overby and was married to the late Chester H. Sneed Sr.  

She was a member of Halifax Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters,
Donna S. Ferguson and husband Luke of Tampa, Fla., and Jeanne S. Medley and husband Larry of Vernon Hill; two sons, Chester H. Sneed Jr. and wife Margaret of Ringgold
and Larry P. Sneed and wife Sandra of South Boston; two sisters,
Miriam Shumaker of Nathalie and
Ruth Moon of Long Island; two brothers,
Thomas Overby of Richmond
and Charles Overby of Brookneal; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Halifax Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddy Collins conducting the service.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends at Powell Funeral Home Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and other times at her home.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.