Edna Merle McCormick

March 10, 1940 - January 22, 2023

Merle McCormick Snoddy, age 82, of Killen, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, January 22, 2023.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 24, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at Center Star Church on Wednesday, January 25, at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Stan Pruitt officiating.  She will lie in state one hour before the service at the church.   The burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Caleb Waddell, Matthew Caperton, Stevie Corum, Mitch McCormick, Britt McCormick, and Tim McCormick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Snoddy; sons, Terry and Marty Snoddy; parents,William and Rosa McCormick; brothers, J.P., Opal, Roger, Preston, Junior and David Lee McCormick; and sister, Lucille McLemore.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Waddell (Jeff), grandchildren, Caleb (Rebecca), Cambrie Waddell, Andrea Caperton (Matthew), Aaron Wharton; great-grandchildren, Olivia Caperton, Claire Caperton, and Camden Nevins; brothers, Gerald McCormick (Faye) and Bobby McCormick (Betty) and numerous nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-laws who loved her very much.

Merle was retired from the Lauderdale County Board of Education where she worked in food service at Brooks High School.  She enjoyed sewing for the public in her earlier years.  She also loved cooking and was known for making rolls and sharing them with everyone.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law.  She was a devoted Christian, always right by Johnny’s side working and serving at her church.  Although she endured several health issues over the past few years, she never complained, always responding with “fine” or “better” when asked how she was doing.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.      Proverbs 31:25

Condolences may be left at wfunerals.com.



January 24, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL


Williams Funeral Home, 1950 Helton Drive, Florence, AL 35630

January 24, 2023 6:00 pm

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Lie In State

January 25, 2023
10:00 am

Center Star Church, Highway 72, Killen, AL

Lie In State

Center Star Church, Highway 72, Killen, AL

January 25, 2023 10:00 am

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January 25, 2023
11:00 am

Center Star Church, Burial to follow in adjoining cemetery.


Center Star Church, Highway 72, Killen

January 25, 2023 11:00 am

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7 Comments on “Edna Merle McCormick Snoddy”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I have so many wonderful memories that Ms Snoddy has given me and my children. She will always be remembered and cherished.

  2. Tammy I am so sorry to hear about Merle. She was a special lady. Praying for you all during this time.

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Miss Merle was one in a million and she will be greatly missed. I’m so thankful that I got to know her even better when we attended church together. Both her and Johnny were too good for this world❤️. I’m praying for your family and that as you heal from this loss God will put his arms around you and comfort you as only He can. Sending love.
    -Julie Tanner

  4. My sincere condolences to the family. Mrs. Snoddy was a lovely person. I loved seeing her at baseball and volleyball games. And she was a good cook! Her smile was infectious. I am blessed to have known her.

  5. Tammy, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you will miss your sweet Mother. May God give you His comfort at this difficult time. With sympathy, Shirley Bickley

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