BG Lewis Edward Maness, Sr

BG Lewis Edward Maness, Sr

Georgetown, Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
Death 5 Mar 2010 (aged 90)
Burial Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Plot Section 39, Site 1783
Memorial ID 49596219 · View Source
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Brigadier General Lewis "Chippy" E. Maness Sr., 90, of Wellington, FL and Georgetown, SC, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2010.

Born in Georgetown, SC, he was the son of William and Mabel (Rouse) Maness.

Lewis graduated from Clemson University in 1941 with a civil engineering degree.

Affectionately known as Chippy, he was a star quarterback for the Tigers.

He also was on the first team to win the Cotton Bowl in 1940 along side of star quarterback Banks McFadden under legendary coach Frank Howard.

Upon graduation he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

He married Mary Dartha Craig of Georgetown and reported to active duty.

Maness served as platoon leader, company commander and battalion commander for the 47th infantry and 9th infantry division.

He participated in eight major campaigns with the 47th in the European Theater and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Metal, the Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Bronze Star, French Croix de Guerre and the Purple Heart. Brigadier General Lewis E. Maness Sr. served Our Great Country Honorably for 32 years.

The General's memory will be cherished by his children, Lewis E. Maness Jr., James F. (Melissa) Maness and Ruth Ann Propper; grandchildren, Michelle (Thomas) Mahoney, Timothy Maness and Matthew Maness; great grandchildren, Tommy, Maggie and Devon.

A visitation will be held 11-1 PM on Tuesday March 16, 2010 at Palms West Funeral Home with a service beginning at 1 PM.

Following services, Brigadier General Lewis E. Maness Sr. will be buried together with Mary, his loving wife of 53 years, in South Florida National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lewis's name to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Georgetown Times March 10, 2010

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  • Created by: Patti Yourko Burns
  • Added: 12 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49596219
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for BG Lewis Edward Maness, Sr (4 Dec 1919–5 Mar 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49596219, citing South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Patti Yourko Burns (contributor 46952977) .