16 February 2016
She was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to William Frank Snead, Jr., and Isabel Creager Snead on July 22, 1918. She had four siblings: William “Billy” Snead, Kate S. Cranford, Ruth S. Holland, and Joe P. Snead. All predeceased her.
After graduation from Mary Washington College, City was employed as a private school teacher and during World War II, she worked at the Signal Corps in Washington DC. During that time, she met and married Lt. William McAvoy in 1942. Lt. McAvoy was killed in action in North Africa in 1943. City returned to Fluvanna County and was actively involved in her family’s furniture manufacturing business, Carysbrook Furniture. She met her second husband and father of her three children, Carter Anderson Cole, at the William Frank Hotel in Fork Union. They were married in November, 1950.
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