SNOW HILL - Mr. John Harrell Manning, 85, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and child of God, met his Savior on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. He was born on April 24, 1927, in Greene County, North Carolina, the son of the late Dora Harrell and James Ernest Manning. Harrell grew up farming with his family. A carpenter by trade, he served as the Building Inspector for Greene County, in addition to retiring from the DuPont Corporation. He married Nannie Mae Gay on November 15, 1947, and they enjoyed their lives together for more than 64 years. He was a faithful follower of Jesus and lived a good and honorable life. He loved his family and friends and was a great example to all who knew him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6, at the chapel of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service with the Reverend John Moran and the Reverend Alvin Keener officiating. Interment will follow in the Snow Hill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Nannie Mae; children Linda Manning Ham (Roland K. Ham) of Snow Hill, Ronald Manning (Dale B. Manning) of Snow Hill, Cathy Manning Cunningham (Mack Cunningham, Jr.) of Hendersonville, and Susan Manning Barney (R.W. Barney) of New Bern, as well as their respective spouse; grandchildren, Julie Jacklin, Chris Ham, Emily Heffner, Daryl Ham, Ricky Barney, Sharon Lanaville, Heather Clark and Nicole Barney; great-grandchildren, Gabe, Kristen, Dylan, Ava, and Nicholas; siblings, Barbara Pollard, Margie Hart, and George Manning; as well as many nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Billy Carraway of Maury. In addition to his parents, Harrell was preceded in death by his brother, James; and sisters, Edna Davenport, Alma Moore, Magdalene Jones and Martha Tingen. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and other times at the residence, 209 Hines Street, Snow Hill. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylor-tyson.com Arrangements by Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service. Sign the guest book at kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from July 4 to July 7, 2012