Connie Curtis Snuffer
Connie Curtis Snuffer, beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother, left this world on Friday, January 10, 2020, after battling a long series of health struggles.
She was born February 23, 1941, in Beckley, WV, to Genevieve Bowling Curtis Richardson and William Woodrow (Billy) Curtis. Connie lived her final years in Winston-Salem, NC.
She was a 1959 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. She graduated summa cum laude from UNC Greensboro in 1988 and completed her Master of Library Science degree there in 1989. She was awarded membership in the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in 1989, and Beta Phi Mu Library Science Honor Society in 1990. She served as Library Director for multiple communities in Virginia and North Carolina before retiring in the late 2000s.
Connie was a lifelong learner with wide-ranging interests in subjects including Genealogy, Anthropology, Appalachian Studies, and American and European History. An avid reader, she kept an extensive personal library. She especially loved the Tolkien stories of Middle Earth. It was rare that someone mentioned a Southern author whose complete works she hadn't read. She maintained extensive family tree records and loved collecting and sharing family stories.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Steve D. Curtis. She is survived by her husband, W. Edward Snuffer of Winston-Salem, NC; brother, John Curtis and wife Linda of Virginia Beach; sister, Susan Richardson of Albuquerque; brother, Devin Richardson of Albuquerque; brother, William Curtis of Macon, GA; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Curtis of Clemmons, NC; daughter, Virginia Hayes of Fancy Gap, VA; son, Michael Wilcox and wife Ruth of Winston-Salem, NC; daughter, Melanie Hackworth of Lynchburg, VA; grandsons, Ethan Hawks of Fancy Gap, VA, Gabe and Sam Hackworth of Lynchburg, VA; stepsons, Wes, Rick and Eric Snuffer; and seven bonus grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice / Trellis Supportive Care of Winston-Salem ( or Pfafftown Christian Church (
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 1:45 PM at Pfafftown Christian Church (3323 Transou Rd, Pfafftown, NC 27040) near Winston-Salem, NC.
Published on January 12, 2020


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Deb Neal
Jan 16, 2020
Ginny so sorry to hear about your mom. Praying that you will find some comfort from family and friends during this time.
Jan 15, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Connie Curtis Snuffer.  Send flowers
Jean Crawford Martin
Jan 13, 2020
Ed and family:
So sorry to hear of Connies passing. There is another shining star in the heavens. May she forever Rest In Peace.
Eugene "Skip" Huffman
Jan 13, 2020