James Gary Manning

23p1.previewJames Gary Manning, 82, of 97 Leslie Drive, Shelby, N.C., entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at his home.

Husband of Inez Rice Manning, he was born in Cherokee County and was a son of the late Jim and Stella

Humphries Manning. He was a member of Mikes Creek Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Culinary Committee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Gary Maurice Manning (Stephanie) of Burkhurnett, Texas, Patricia A. Manning Hill of Cary, N.C., and Gregory A. Manning (Nancy) of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Nakisha Manning, D’Andrea Hill, Antoine , Delorean, Shallyn, A’Zhane, and Nadia Manning; six great-grandchildren, Nyrisha Manning, Alyssa Harris, I’Anna Hill, DaNabyle Yoswa, DaNayla Smith, and Deleiking Manning; a brother, Warren Manning (Valerie) of Gaffney; and two sisters, Virgie Wray and Floyie Spells, both of Mooresboro, N.C.

Funeral services will be Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. at Mikes Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Courtney Mills officiating and the Rev. Kerwin Wray delivering the eulogy. Interment will be in the church cemetery. He will lie instate in the church Saturday from 1:30-2 p.m.

Arrangements by The Gilmore Mortuary.