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Oveda Snelgrove Williamson

August 26, 1930 - February 8, 2013

Biography

Mrs. Georgia Oveda Snelgrove Williamson, 82, entered into her eternal rest Friday morning, February 8, 2013, at the Royal Oaks Retirement Center in Summerville. She was the wife of Arthur Harrison Williamson.

Veda was born August 26, 1930, a native of Saluda, South Carolina and was the daughter of James Otis and Jessie Rae Harmon Snelgrove. She married Art in 1950 and moved to Walterboro in 1954 where they lived for fifty years and raised four children. They moved to Royal Oaks Retirement Center in Summerville in 2004. Veda taught kindergarten at First Baptist Church of Walterboro for twenty-three years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Walterboro and always loved her Sunday School Class, the Miriam Clark Class. She was a volunteer at Colleton Regional Medical Center for over ten years.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Art, three sons, David Harrison Williamson (Sissy) of Walterboro, James Arthur Williamson (Jen) of Goose Creek, Melvin Drake Williamson (Debbie) of Summerville and one daughter, Lynn Williamson Bazzle (Burt) of Summerville; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. She is also survived by four brothers, James Otis Snelgrove, Jr., Bill Snelgrove, Jerry Snelgrove, and Carey Snelgrove, all of Lexington, South Carolina and five sisters, Rae Nell Hicks, Barbara Brantley, Joanne Addams, Janice Arant, and Carol Taylor all of Lexington, South Carolina. She was predeceased by a brother Chelsea Snelgrove, sisters, Myrle Bedenbaugh and Margie Gay, and a grandson, Brett Arthur Bazzle.

A memorial service will be conducted 12:30 Sunday afternoon, February 17, 2013 from the First Baptist Church of Walterboro, 124 South Memorial Drive, Walterboro.

The family will receive friends following the funeral ceremony in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church.

She will be laid to rest in a private committal ceremony later that afternoon in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Hendersonville Highway, Walterboro.

In lieu of flowers, Veda requested that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Walterboro Organ Fund, 124 South Memorial Drive, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488.

For those that so desire, memorial messages and thoughts of condolence as well as memorable recollections of Mrs. Oveda may be shared with the family by visiting the online guest registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.

Facts

Born: August 26, 1930
Death: February 8, 2013

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Services

Funeral Ceremony

Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:30pm at First Baptist Church of Walterboro
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Reception

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following the funeral ceremony in the church

Final Commendation and Farewell

Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
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Donations

Memorial donations may be made to:
First Baptist Church of Walterboro Organ Fund, 124 South Memorial Avenue, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488