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May 9, 2002, RAINS, SC

Marion Lanneau SNIPES

Marion Lanneau "Mossy" Snipes on left

M. Lanneau Snipes, 85, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness. He was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Marion County, a son of the late Ellie Boyd Snipes and Minnie Atkinson Snipes. He was a retired farmer and a member of Eulonia Hunting Club and past president. He was also a member of Centenary Masonic Lodge No. 312.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Causey Snipes; three children, Gail S. Folk of Summerville, Rockie S. Flowers of Marion, and Ray S. Campbell of Louisiana; a stepson, Larry Drew of Florence; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Graham of Marion and Brenda Turbeville of Florence; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Smith and her husband, Olen, of Rains. He was predeceased by a son, M. Sidney Snipes; and a stepson, Wayne Drew.

A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. today at Centenary United Methodist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Davis will officiate. Smith-Collins Funeral Home in Marion is in charge.

Submitted by Bill Snipes, 2 Jul 2002.

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