Harriett Louise Snow Dwyer

April 25, 1933May 10, 2018

Harriett Louise Snow Dwyer, 85, of Athens died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on May 10, 2018.

She was born April 25, 1933 in East Point, GA to Ralph Mattox Snow and Louise Hencely Snow. She was a graduate of Athens High School, received a degree in Sociology from the University of Georgia and was hired by Rich’s Department Store in Atlanta for their Junior Executive Training Program.

She met her husband, David William Dwyer, on her first day at Rich’s. They married on May 5, 1957 and after a few years living in East Point they moved to Athens and opened Dwyer’s Lawn and Garden Shop, where they worked together until their retirement in 1999. She loved her work mostly because she helped people turn their houses into homes. Years after she retired, people would say they missed having her and Dwyer’s to go to.

Harriett was a long-time member of First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Calloway Sunday School Class and she and her husband Dave were directors of one of the Adult Sunday School Departments. She was a Sustainer and Past President of The Junior League of Athens. Harriett loved her Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club and spending time at Lake Hartwell with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years; her son, David Snow Dwyer (Sandy); beloved grandson, Henry Dwyer; brother, Ralph M. “Buddy” Snow, Jr. (Becky); sister, Katherine Snow Segars (Roy); and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to her wonderful caregivers, especially Lillian Lindsay and the loving care of St. Mary’s Hospice.

A service will be held Monday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Athens, GA, with the family receiving friends immediately afterwards in the Branyon Foyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Athens, GA or St. Mary’s Hospice.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Monday, May 14, 2018

Harriett Louise Snow Dwyer

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Julie Cartwright Hunt

May 11, 2018

I'm so very sad to hear of the passing of Mrs Harriet. I have treasured my time at Dwyers and attribute much of my work ethic and determination to the skills the staff taught me. I loved the Southern grace and charm of Harriet. I still treasure2 books she gave me. I fondly remember time with the family and babysitting Henry. This family will always be a beautiful thread in the tapestry of my life. What a legacy to be a part of your lives. Much love from Texas.