The Reverend Jesse Franklin Manning, 72, husband (52 1/2 years) of Martha Joyce Richardson Manning, of 299 Noble Drive, Abbeville, SC entered into his eternal home, January 29th, 2006, after an extended illness at Self Memorial Hospital in Greenwood, SC.
He was born March 10, 1933 to the late Rennie Franklin Manning and Daisy Bell Cann Manning in Abbeville, SC.
He spent his early years with his family on Cherokee Street in Abbeville. He graduated from Abbeville Public Schools, Wofford College, and Emory Theological Seminary.
He was a Methodist minister and served several churches throughout the South Carolina United Methodist Conference for 42 plus years.
He was listed in Who's Who in SC, Who's Who in Methodism and he was a Mason. He previously served on the Mental Health Association Board, Retarded Children Association Board, Respiratory Disease Association Board, OEO Community Action Board, York County Council of Aging, Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Board of Ministry, Conference Board of Trustees and Conference Nominating Committee. He was currently serving on the Board of Wesley Commons in Greenwood, SC.
He is survived by his wife and three children, Jesse Franklin Manning, Jr, his wife Claire Tuten Manning, Joyce Ann Manning Lineberger and her husband Robert Hall Lineberger, Jr, Virginia Rene' Manning and special friend Annette Ballard; Four grandchildren, Crystal Marie Lineberger, Andrew Robert Lineberger, John Jefferson Manning and Jessica Lamb Manning. Also, he is survived by two brothers, Gerald Bethea Manning of Winston-Salem, NC and Dr. William Kenneth Manning of Abbeville, SC. There are also several nieces and nephews and a great-niece.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, February 1st, 2006, at 4:00 at Hodges United Methodist Church in Hodges, conducted by The Reverend Nina Reynolds, The Reverend Dr. Leon Thompson and The Reverend Taylor Campbell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to Hodges United Methodist Church, 107 Robertson Street P O Box 236, Hodges, SC 29653.
The family is at the home on Noble Drive. Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Frank's interment will be determined at a later date at Mount Holly United Methodist Church in Rock Hill, SC.