Obit For The Manning Surname 
From Tate Co, MS

Obit For 
Earl W Manning
Name and Date of Newspaper Unknown
The Year was 1983

Earl W Manning, a resident of Nesbit, for more than fifty years, died July 26 at his home. Born in Tate County on May 8, 1908, he was educated at the old Strayhorn, Chigger Ridge, and Crockett schools. He moved to Desoto County as a young man. In 1947 The Commercial Appeal pictured his dairy operation as typical of the then booming dairy industry in this area. He farmed and dairied until his retirement.

In 1973, Manning was hired to help in the establishment of a Sanitary Landfill for Desoto County. He attended a U. S. Environmental Protection Agency course in Kansas, and then worked from 1973 to 1976 as the first supervisor of the Desoto County Landfill.

Manning served in the 122nd Motor Transport National Guard Unit which was active in evacuating refugees and other flood control work during the 1927 flood in Vicksburg.

Always interested in Nesbit and its people, Manning gave the Land for the Nesbit water system, and served as the first president of the Nesbit Water Association. He also donated land for the Nesbit Church of Christ, of which he was a member.

His parents were George Vernon Manning and Mary Arminda (Minday) Gardner. She was a direct descendant of her mother's side of Daniel Morrow, who settled in the Virginia colony in the early 1640's, and whose descendants have fought in every war ever fought by the United States, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Research on this family has been published in several books, including The Morrows and Related Families by J. T. Morrow, and Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on July 28 at the Hernando Funeral Home. Hernando Funeral Home was in charge. His nephews Carlton Brown, Kelly Gooch, Steve Gooch, Michael Mabry, Charles Manning and Lamar Manning, were pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jesse Davis, Bill Dillon, Arvel Embrey, Dan Gill, Ryan Johnson, Harold Poss, and M. C. Sparks, Sr. Burial was at Nesbit Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Floy Kopf Manning, a former Tate and Desoto County school teacher; two daughters, Bonnie (Mrs. Charles H.) Reid and Wanda (Mrs. Minor) Coleman; one sister, Bertha (Mrs. Audrey) Brown of Nesbit; two brothers, Fletcher Manning of Hernando and Hubert Manning of Nesbit; and four granddaughters; Mindy Lu White, Amy Elizabeth Reid, Jennifer Jane Reid and Shelli Isabel Coleman.

Obit For 
Inez Manning
January 16, 1996

Mrs. Inez Manning, 94, of Hernando, Miss., died January 4, 1996 at the Southaven Convelescent Center.

Services were held January 6, 1996 at the Hernando Church of Christ with burial at Hernando Memorial Park, Hernando Funeral Home was in charge.

Mrs. Manning is preceded in death by her husband, W. Edgar Manning. She is survived by one daughter, Irene Kopf of Senatobia, two sons, Gene Manning of Hernando and Earl Manning of Memphis, eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. Manning was a member of the Hernando Church of Christ.


Obit For
Alton Ray Manning
The Commercial Appeal 
Wednesday, June 6, 1997

Senatobia--Alton Ray Manning, 89, retired custodian with First Baptist Church here, died of respiratory failure Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at C. O. Pate Funeral Home with burial in Bethesda Cemetery. He also was a member of First Baptist Church. He leaves five daughters, Shirly Packard and Peggy Kleinpeter, both of Coldwater, Phyllis Carruthers of Marks, Jean Wyman of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Judy Eby of Ruston, La., a son, Douglas Ray Manning, and a sister, Irene Kopf, both of Senatobia a brother, Joe Ben Manning of Ocean Springs, 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

This Page Updated January 19, 2010


Tate County Coordinators: Syble Embrey & Marie Carlton

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