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Franklin Louis Manning, Sr
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1920
Gaffney
Cherokee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 2011
Winston-Salem
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA

Franklin Louis Manning, Sr. of High Point passed away at the age of 90 on February 13, 2011 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Winston-Salem, where he resided since 2003. He was born March 1, 1920 in Gaffney, SC, the son of Marie Manning and David Williams. After the death of their mother, Franklin, his brother, William H. Manning (deceased) and sister, Lucille G. Manning (deceased) were cared for by their maternal grandfather, Giles Manning and maternal aunt, Hattie Roberts and her husband, Fulton. Franklin enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1941 where he served in the 555 Parachute Infantry Battalion or known as "Triple Nickels" and later in the 82nd Airborne Division. His combat tours included World War II and the Korean War. He earned the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic- Pacific Theatre Campaign Medal with three bronze service stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze service stars, among other decorations and awards. He retired in 1971 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four. After his retirement, he was active as a deacon at Christ The King Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus. Franklin married Annie Mae Chavis of High Point, November 15, 1949. They were married 33 years before she passed away June 13, 1982. They had 6 children together. In addition to his parents, wife, brother and sister, he was preceded in death by two sons, Franklin L. Manning, Jr. and Carl C. Manning. He is survived by daughters, Daphne W. McAdoo, Deborah P. Manning, and Ann Marie Manning; son John L. Manning; seven grandchildren; five great- grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Christ The King Catholic Church, 1505 E. Kivett Drive, High Point. Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Sechrest Funeral Service in High Point. Go to www.sechrestfunerals.com for online condolences. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Franklin Louis Manning, Sr. to Christ The King Catholic Church, 1505 E. Kivett Dr., High Point, NC 27260.


Published in Winston-Salem Journal on February 15, 2011 
 
Burial:
Carolina Biblical Gardens
High Point
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
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