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2012-08-23 / Obituaries


William Raymond “Son” McManus, 85, of Sweet Water, died Aug. 14, 2012 at his home. He was born June 28, 1927 in Surginer. McManus was a former woodyard supervisor and he loved singing. He was a member of the Dixons Mills Baptist Church and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Josie Mayton McManus of Sweet Water; son, Randy (Judy) McManus of Columbus, Ga.; three daughters, Wanda McManus (Brusce) Etheridge, Sharon McManus (Matt) Mathers, and Sherry McManus Blakeney, all of Sweet Water; brother, James “Dink” McManus of Sweet Water; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Aug. 16 with the Revs. Leon Harrison and Richard Martindale officiating. Burial was at Sweet Water Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chad McManus, Stacey McManus, Tyler Blakeney, Greg McManus, Rand Cooper and Mike Nelson.

Honorary pallbearers were Rusty Burnett, Lowell Lewis, Morgan Flowers, John Brunson and James McManus.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com .

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