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Janice Ashley Manning

Alma Janice "Jan" Ashley Manning, 72, resident of 1230 Central Shiloh Rd., wife of Dr. William "Bill" Manning, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at her home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Greenwood, SC, she was a daughter of the late William "Willie" Benjamin Ashley and Irene Mabrey Ashley.

Jan was a graduate of the College of Commerce in Greenwood, SC with a degree in Secretarial skills. She was a member of the Upstate Daylily Society and the Old Ninety Six District Model A Ford Club. Jan and her husband, Dr. Bill Manning, were strong supporters of Gilgal United Methodist Church.

Jan is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Dr. William (Bill) Manning of the home; two sons, William Steven Manning of Abbeville, SC and Dr. Benjamin Meyer Manning (Suzanne) of Greenville, SC; one daughter, Dr. Erika Lyn Manning of Florence, SC and two grandchildren Madeline Manning and William Manning.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM in Gilgal United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home 1230 Central Shiloh Rd.

The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:00 PM in the fellowship hall at Gilgal UMC prior to services.

Memorials, in memory of Jan may be made to: Gilgal United Methodist Church C/O Mr. Gerald Milford 950 Milford Dairy Rd Abbeville, SC 29620.


Gilgal United Methodist Church
Gilgal Church Road
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 until 3:00 PM


Gilgal United Methodist Church
Gilgal Church Rd.
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, August 21, 2014
3:00 PM


Gilgal Church Cemetery
Gilgal Church Rd.
Abbeville, SC ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Gilgal UMC
c/o Gerald Milford
950 Milford Dairy Rd
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Dr. Manning, I read of Jan's passing last week and want you to know your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed knowing her many years ago when I babysat for your children on Colvin Rd. I hope that sweet memories will sustain you at this sad time.

Jan Redfern Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Benji and family, I am so sorry to learn of the death of your mother. I called Julie [who resides in Columbia and was a classmate of yours at Erskine] and told her. She sends her condolences as well. You were always such a kind person when I knew you at Erskine but your love and care of us at the Greenville Hospital when our daughter Tonie died will never be forgotten. I did not know your mother, but can only imagine the wonderful person she was to have such a caring and compassion son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray that you will feel God's presence and his loving arms around you at this most difficult time. Although we have God's assurance and promise that we will see our love ones again, saying goodbye to someone whom you love so much is hard as you deal with the loss and learn how to live without them in your physical life. From our family to yours, we send our love and prayers. Sherry Martin

Sherry Martin Aug 22 2014 12:00 AM

Our condolences go out to the Manning Family for their loss of Jan. She is at peace now. We are so sorry for your loss. Sharon, Tony and Casey Evans express their sympathy also. Much love to you all.

Wayne and Delores Templeton Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM

Benji I'm sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I will always think fondly of her loving guidance to some crazy college boys. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Matthew Rambo Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

Bill and Family,John and I are sorry to hear of Jan's death. We are sorry that we will not be able to attend the service but we will be with all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

Patsy & John Bowie Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Jan's passing. Mama talked of your family often, we felt like you were part of our family. My thoughts and prayers are with you..

Barbara Stowe Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

So glad to have gotten to know Jan soon enough to experience her quick wit and smiles. Bill, your and your children's love, patience and devotion to Jan have been exemplary. It is a privilege to know you all. We're so sad for your loss.Love, Jan and Dick

Jan and Dick Haldeman Aug 20 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. We met Jan years ago when she visited Mary Ware in Liberty and was such a help to her.

shirley & ken chappell Aug 19 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Jan was a Dixie Hi classmate. Was kind enough to come to calling hours for both my parents(years ago) God bless and comfort you.

Annie Jean Murdoch Aug 19 2014 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Jan, but know she is now well and with our Lord. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Dee & Debby McDill Aug 19 2014 12:00 AM

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