Hollie Edgar Snow

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Hollie Edgar Snow, 91, of Alexander, passed away at home, Wednesday, June 16, 2010, one day before his 92nd birthday. He was born June 17, 1918 to Lucian Solomon and Mattie Willmon Snow. Hollie was the great-grandson of Solomon John Snow, one of the founders of Salem Camp Meeting. Mr. Snow was drafted into the Army on December 10, 1942 and was sent to Camp Howze, Texas for basic training. Once he completed basic, he was sent to Louisiana for maneuvers and then to Ft. Mead, Maryland for shipment overseas. He landed in England attached to the 84th Infantry Division, 909th Field Artillery, Battery C. On June 6, 1944, Hollie was in the invasion of Normandy, Omaha Beach, France. He fought through France, Holland, Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, and then into Germany. He stayed in Germany as a member of the Occupational Forces. He was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri on December 27, 1945. Hollie worked at Dutch O'Neal Motors, Saline County Motors, and Automotive Supply before becoming self-employed with H&S Auto Supply from which he retired in 1981. In later years, he would address classes at Bryant High and Junior High School, answering questions about his experiences in World War II. He loved Country Fiddle Music and dancing to " The Orange Blossom Special." Hollie loved to hunt, fish, and garden. He enjoyed playing practical jokes, always keeping is grandchildren on their toes. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Timothy Allen Snow. Survivors, wife of 58 years, Lillie Crawford Snow and daughters, Johney Edberg and husband, Helmer of Felch, Michigan, Leslie Merritt and husband, Tommy of Avilla Community, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Chapel services by Ashby Funeral Home will be Saturday, 10 a.m. with burial following at Pine Crest Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at Ashbys 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, 300 Avilla East, Alexander, Ark. 72002 On line guest book

Published June 18, 2010

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