621. Dorothy Rose Thorp
was born on 12 Feb 1916 in Howard County, Texas. She died on 7 Oct 2006
in Howard County, Texas. She was buried in Trinity Memorial Park Cemetery, Howard
Dorothy Sneed, 90, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Nalley-Pickle
& Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist
Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel. The family will
receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
She was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Howard County and married Norris Sneed on Sept.
14, 1935, in Roswell, N.M. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1989.
Mrs. Sneed was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She served as a pink lady for
Colorado City Hospital Auxillary, was a member of the First Baptist Church senior
choir, and volunteered for Meals On Wheels. She had been a member of Trinity
Baptist Church and the First Baptist Churches in Seminole, Colorado City, and
Big Spring. She took many trips with the Colorado City First Baptist Church and
First Baptist Church of Big Spring. She enjoyed cooking for her family, sewing
and crocheting for her kids and grandchildren. Dorothy had made hundreds of baby
blankets for the hospital gift shop.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Boyce and Carol Sneed and Larry
Norris and Sharon Sneed; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Gene Bronaugh
all of Big Spring and Christy and Rod Maupin of Skiatook, Okla.; one sister-in-law,
Viola Solsbury of Kingsland; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Norris Sneed; one son, Jimmy Sneed;
four brothers and three sisters.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Carolyn
Brooks, PO Box 2121, Big Spring 79721, Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, 1003 E. FM
700, Big Spring, 79720 or Trinity Baptist Church 810 E. 11th Place, Big Spring
Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home &
Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
She was married to Norris Herman Sneed (son of Henry Sneed
and Ora) on 10 Sep 1935 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.
Norris Herman Sneed was born on 9 Sep 1916 in Talco, Texas. He
died on 9 Jun 1989 in Lake Colorado City, Mitchell County, Texas.
(87) He was buried in Trinity Memorial Park Cemetery, Howard County,
From the Big Spring Newspaper, Saturday, June 10, 1989:
Norris H. Sneed, 72, Lake Colorado City, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday,
June 9, 1989.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel
with the Rev. Claude Craven, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Trinity Memorial Park under the direction of Nalley-Pickle
& Welch Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 9, 1916 in Talco and married Dorothy Thorp Sept. 14, 1935 in
Roswell, N.M. He had farmed in Howard and Gaines Counties for many years, retiring
in 1976. He moved to Lake Colorado City in 1976 from Seminole. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, Lake Colorado City; two daughters, Barbara
Bronaugh, Big Spring; and Christi Maupin, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sons, Boyce
and Larry, both of Big Spring; one brother, Robert, Kingsland; two sisters, Willie
May (Bill) Brown, League City; and Bessie Smith, Big Spring; 11 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers: Ricky Sneed, Dale Sneed, Erick Maupin, Craig Bronaugh,
Mike Ballard and Robert Williams.
Dorothy Rose Thorp and Norris Herman Sneed had the following children:
Boyce Perry Sneed.
Barbara Nell Sneed.
Larry Norris Sneed.
Jimmie Doyle Sneed.
Christine Gay Sneed.