Dorothy “Dotty” Snell Kirby Obituary

Dorothy “Dotty” Snell Kirby Obituary

April 14, 2021 Off By Gator

Dorothy Snell Kirby (Dotty) went to be with the Lord on Monday April 12th. She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey, husband Arnold and parents Charles and Marabel Snell. She is survived by her son Brian (Karol), grandsons Jeffrey, Kolton, Kamden and sister Shirley (Buster) Milner.

She was a member Fairfax United Methodist Church where she was a Bible school volunteer and was on many church committees. She was employed as a substitute teacher for the Chamber County Board of Education, West Point Pepperell Cusseta Plant, Glenwood School, and retired from Southern Union State Community College. She was an avid Atlanta Braves and Auburn football fan. She also loved ballroom dancing, line dancing and karaoke with her friends. 

She excelled in every role she was given: daughter, sister, wife, mother, cousin, mother-in-law, co-worker, friend and especially as “Nana”. To know her was to love her. She will be missed tremendously, but there is comfort in knowing that she has just begun to truly live.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 11:00A.M. EDT at the Fairfax Cemetery in Valley with the Reverend Paul Messer and Reverend Jimmy Yates officiating.   Her family will be receiving friends in the cemetery following the graveside service until noon. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either Fairfax United Methodist Church, the Fairfax Variety Club, or the Jeffrey Kirby memorial scholarship.

Please visit her Memorial Tribute page at to leave a kind word for her family, share a memory of Dotty, or to light a Remembrance Candle in her memory. 

Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.