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Zelma Sneed, 93, Columbia, KY (1927-2020)

Zelma Sneed of Columbia passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She was 93 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Thursday.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow Healthy At Work guidelines.

She was born March 29, 1927, in Adair County, to the late Elbert and Arletha Sneed Richard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Sneed, a son, Phillip Sneed and two sisters, Janet Antle and Claristine Sparks.

Ms. Sneed retired from Fruit of the Loom and was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include:
  • One son - Ronald (Tuk Hui) Sneed of Columbia
  • One daughter - Sheila Johnson of Columbia
  • One brother - Elwood Richard of Louisville
  • Four grandsons - Kevin Sneed of Campbellsville, Ronnie (Elly) Sneed, Josh (Monica) Cross and Alex Sneed all of Columbia
  • Eight great-grandchildren - Breanna (Lucas) Cowan, Phillip Sneed, Madelyn Sneed, Dylan Sneed, Adrian Sneed, Lucas Sneed, Ian Cross and Breanna Furkin
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Zelma Sneed, 93, Columbia, KY (1927-2020)

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