Dollie McNeill Maness 80, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Siler City Center, surrounded by her family.


Funeral Service will be 2 :00 PM, Friday, January 29,  2016 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Dollie was a native of Moore County. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed caring for her family, home and the family poultry farm.  Her pride and joy were her grandkids. Dollie was a faithful member of her church, Sunday School class and Women’s Society. Dollie had a sweet and caring heart that she shared with everyone she met. She was a daughter of the late Causie Lee and Maggie Cheek McNeill and was preceded in death by her husband L G Maness.


Dollie is survived by sons: Alan Maness and wife Donna, of Greer, SC, Richard Maness and wife Roberta, of Whispering Pines, Doyle Maness, of Robbins daughter: Donna Ritter and husband Farrell of Bennett, grandchildren: Ali Maness Holley and husband Jason, Will and Matthew Maness, Jessica and Stephanie Maness and Farrah and Zach Ritter; great grandson: William McNeill Holley; many other family members and friends.   


The family will receive friends following the service in the Smyrna Family Life Center and at other times at the home.  At Dollie’s request there will not be a public viewing.


Memorials may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, P O Box 96001, Washington, DC 20090 or Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Rd., Robbins, NC 27325.   


Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Maness family.


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Memories Timeline


  1. Maness Family, sorry for your loss. Isaiah 25:8 let us know that ‘God will swallow up (do away with) death forever.’ Margaret

  2. Such a graceful and loving lady. We always looked forward to seeing her, and knew that each time we would find her smiling and happy. She shared her love of life and her family with everyone she met. We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Danny Quinn.

    Dear Richard & Roberta,
    We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember so well meeting her I guess 30+years ago now and all the corn/chicken she sent us in Boone via ‘the little party car

  4. Alan, I’m very sorry for your loss because as you know I have gone through this with several members of my family. Just remember that she is in a better place and one day you will be together again. Many Prayers

  5. So sorry for you loss, Dollie was a precious lady that will be missed by all who knew her! Love and Prayers to the family!

  6. Donna, Doyle, Richard and Alan–Sorry about your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. She was so good to me growing up when Donna and I were friends throughout school. She was as goodhearted as they come.

    Shelby Martindale

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was like family. I will always remember her love and kindness for Ted. God bless you all.

  8. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I know she was a very kind and sweet lady, extremely devoted to and proud of all of you, and delighted by the fine people you’ve become. May the Good Lord comfort you and your loved ones at this difficult time.

  9. To Richard and family.

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a such a sweet and wonderful lady. May God continue to comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

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