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October 28, 2013

Mary Snidow Bales

PEARISBURG, Va. — Mary Snidow Bales, 91, of Pearisburg, VA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at her home. She was born on August 28, 1922 in Pembroke, VA, and was a daughter of the late Grover Glenn and Margaret Ann Givens Snidow. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 63 years, James Arthur Bales, one brother, Frederick Lee Snidow and one sister, Anna Katherine Campbell.

Mary was a long-time active member of Christ Episcopal Church. She loved working in her flower gardens and received great joy in serving on the Altar Guild, ECW, and sharing recipes and food with family and friends.

She is survived by one son, James Glenn Bales and wife Jennifer Speight Bales of Lynchburg; one daughter, Bonnie Lee Bales Fairbrother and husband Matthew of Fredricksburg, VA.; two sisters, Gertrude Williams and Roma and husband Dale Collins of Pembroke; two brothers-in-law, Ivan G. Bales of Pearisburg and Graham C. Bales of Lindside, WV; and primary caregiver, Jessica Frazier.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2 pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Sarah Morris officiating with burial following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.

The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Episcopal Church in Pearisburg, VA.

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