Margaret Fulmer Snell

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Margaret LaRue Fulmer Snell was a Proverbs 31 wife, mother and grandmother of noble character. She was welcomed into eternal glory on December 26, 2014 at the age of 94. She was a trendsetter, a diva, a lady others were drawn toward in life and even her last days toward death. Exuding joy from her core, she lit up a room with her laughter and loved unconditionally. She was seldom without lipstick, coiffed hair and beautifully painted nails.

Margaret was the youngest of seven children born September 12, 1920 in Columbia to the late Arthur Zebedee and Lula Eve Haltiwanger Fulmer. She married the love of her life at age 19, the late Allen Samuel Snell, Sr. Through a 65 year covenant marriage; they raised four beautiful children and became “Granny” to eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Known to be outgoing, Margaret never met a stranger. She enjoyed working both inside the home as a steadfast wife and mother and eventually outside the home at Hostess Gift Shop and Lourie’s. She loved the LORD Jesus, her family and friends and was a longstanding member of Shandon, Johnston, Littleton Street and (later) Trenholm Road United Methodist Churches.

Mrs. Snell battled dementia with unprecedented vigor and charm, ready with a contagious smile and a warm “I love you.” A special thank you to the National Health Care Parklane staff for their compassionate care.

She is predeceased by her six siblings, her husband, and two sons, Charles Zebedee and Bruce Karl. Margaret is survived by her son, retired Lt Col Allen Snell, Jr. (Cindy) and their daughters, Molly Jones (Dewayne) and Sara Johnson (Tripp); her daughter, Gayle Potter (David) of Old Lyme, CT and her children, Matt Mims (Denise) and Susannah Smith; and daughter-in-law, Dr. Cindy Snell of Columbia and her children, Mills (Stephanie), Parker, Margarette Ruth and Josiah Snell.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to a charity of one’s choice.

Visitation will be at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Monday, December 29, 2014 from 5 until 7:00 p.m. and a graveside service will be in Mount of Olives Cemetery, Johnston, SC, Tuesday, December 30th at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Tim McClendon.

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“Strength and dignity are her clothing,

And she smiles at the future.”

Proverbs 31:25