Mr. Dorris Vernon Snellings


Mr. Dorris Vernon Snellings, 92, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at his home.


Mr. Snellings was born in Elbert County December 3, 1924 to the late Duncan H. and Madge S. Snellings.  He served in the US Army Air Force 1943 where he served proudly and was honorably discharged in 1946. Mr. Snellings also served in the South Pacific – Kwajalein (one of the Marshall Islands). He is a member of the Doves Creek Baptist Church, lifetime member of the VFW and Moose Lodge. Mr. Snellings retired from the Granite Industry where he was employed for 50 years.


Mr. Snellings is survived by his wife, Betsy McLanahan Snellings, and children: Vernon M. Snellings, Wesley Tyler Snellings and his wife, Lory, and Celisa Snellings; and two grandchildren, Matthew V. Snellings and Wesley W. Snellings.


A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Snellings will be held in the Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 3:00pm with Rev. Douglas Huff officiating. Interment will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home beginning at 2:00pm just prior to service time.


In lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions may be made to Doves Creek Baptist Church, 1189 Athens Hwy., Elberton, GA 30635.


Arrangements for Mr. Dorris Vernon Snellings are in the care of Hicks Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elberton.  


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