GASTONIA - Lavern McManus, 80, of 507 Pinewood Lane, died Oct. 8, 2012.
She was born in Idabel, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Havis and Florence Elma Malcom.
She was wife of the late Oliver B. McManus Jr.
She is survived by five children, Gerald Wayne McManus and his companion, Glyniss Graham of Gastonia, Nedraye Williams and husband Eddie of Belmont, Claudette Atkinson and husband, Ricky of Mount Holly, Elma Jo Cushing and husband Eddie of Mount Holly, and Carolyn Daniels of Gasto-nia; two sisters, Nina Jo Tarlton of Huntersville and Nan Hobson of Texarkana, Ark.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. McManus will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Woodlawn Chapel.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Belmont.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.