LEWISVILLE —, 95, of Lewisville, went home to be with the Lord, Dec. 14, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was born in Surry County, N.C., the son of Byrd Winfield Snow and Ida Victoria Snow. Arvel served his country in World War II as a marine sergeant aboard the USS Franklin aircraft carrier taking heavy fire from the enemy. His passion was the Kingdom of God and he founded and supported several churches, taking joy in seeing others follow Christ. Arvel was known for his love of God and joy of living. He established Hanes Furniture in 1952 and enjoyed a successful career as a business owner, making many friends over the years. He was an astute business man who always cared for the less fortunate. His family looked to him for guidance and encouragement. He was an awesome bass fisherman. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Tim, and beloved brothers and sisters. Surviving are his loving wife of 70 years, Edith Snow; two sons, Wes Snow and wife, Mary Jane, and Dan Snow and wife, Diana; a daughter, Joy Beaver and husband, Bob; grandchildren, Shannon Langdon and husband, Jeff, Amy Hotchkiss and husband, Brian, Derek Snow, Leah Beaver, Brian Beaver; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Mason and Lilly Langdon; and brother, A.C. Snow and wife, Nancy, of Raleigh. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel with the Rev. Earl Newton, the Rev. David Stetler and the Rev. Tomas Montenegro officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Dobson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the funeral home. The family expresses gratitude for the many prayers, visits and acts of kindness received. They are so grateful to the staff of Hospice, who made it possible for Arvel to come home. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27013. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com. For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith. — II Timothy 4:6.
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