Barney Freeman Snyder, 68, of Cave City died Aug. 22, 2006, at White River Medical Center in Batesville. He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Poughkeepsie, Ark., the son of Henry Arien and Florence Gladys (Eaves) Snyder.
He was a member of the Mount View Missionary Baptist Church of Cave City where he served may years as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and 30 years as music director. He was retired from Con Agra Foods in Batesville. and was a lifelong cattle farmer and outdoorsman, as well as an avid Cardinals baseball fan and Cave City Cavemen sports fan. One of his greatest thrills was to watch his four grandchildren play basketball and baseball. He was also a very talented gospel singer and enjoyed listening to the Inspirations and other southern gospel quartets.
Survivors include his childhood sweethert and loving wife of 47 years, Margie (Hoggard) Snyder of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Penny Snyder of Cave City, and Rodney and April Snyder of Jonesboro; his mother, Florence Gladys Tanner of Poughkeepsie; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Clifton Spurlock of Center, and Nina and Bill Austin of Newark; four grandchildren, Matthew Jordan Snyder, David Kenton Snyder, Joseph Paden Snyder and Bethany Nicole Snyder, all of Cave City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friend.
He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Snyder; his brother, Paul Dean Snyder; his father-in-law, Marvin Hoggard; and his mother-in-law, Opal (Porter) Hoggard.
The funeral services were held Aug. 25 at the Mount View Missionary Baptist church located east of Cave City, with Bro. Fred Etheridge and Bro. George Wright officiating. Burial followed at the Mount View Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Lewallen, Wendell Lewallen, Mark Brightwell, Mitchell Walling, Frances "Birdie" Rogers, Eddie Walling, Brian Snyder, Nathan Walling and Tommy Milligan.
Honorary pallbearers were Clifton Spurlock, Bill Austin, Donald Frams, Dr. Mohit Narang, Dr. Russell Weber and the men of Mount View Missionary Baptist Church.