Russell Gene Maness (of Borden Rd. Carthage) 74, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Saturday February 4, 2017,  what a joyous meeting that must have been.

Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Glendon Christian Church, with the Reverend Brian Bean officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2 PM and at other times at the home.

Gene was a native of Moore County and resided in High Falls. He was a livestock farmer and trucker.  He loved  Carolina Tarheels basketball, football, baseball, NASCAR, bowling and playing rook.  He looked forward to visiting the Smokey Mountains every year.  Most of all he loved his Lord.  He continued his giving spirit as a donor, at his death. He was a son of the late Alex Taft and Ola Starnes Maness and was preceded in death by sister: Dorothy Maness.

Gene is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary Brown Maness; three beloved daughters of whom he was very proud; Cathy Maness, Laura S. Maness and Christina Maness (husband Jim Pedersen), four grandchildren; Jamie Brown, Samantha Williams (husband Dale) Adam Maness (wife Samantha) Brittany Harris (husband Chris); five precious great-grandchildren Ashlyn & Brooklyn Williams, Aiyanna & Michael Maness and Cameron Williams; sisters: Elaine Smith, Carolyn Bunnell, Sylvia Gibbons; brothers: WT Maness and BW Maness.  Many nieces,  nephews, dear friends, neighbors and his beloved church family.

Memorial may be made to Glendon Christian Church 148 Glendon Church Rd. Carthage, NC  28327.

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Maness family.

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  1. Those we love leave us gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. Wisdom that we can still recall. We will cherish these things forever. ‘May your family continue to look to Almighty God for comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4) during this most str

  2. I never saw Gene without that happy

    greeting that left you feeling better because

    you knew him. May God give you that peace

    that only He can give, resting in that promise

    we will meet again.

  3. Mary and family-

    I was so sorry to hear about Gene. Callie and I hold you in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be there with you. I am sending a hug across the miles. Cherish those wonderful memories that you have of your time together!

  4. Mary ,Cathy,Suzie and Christie how to heard about the loss of your dad. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  5. Sorry to hear about Gene passing. I always enjoyed talking with him and joking with him about politics or the economy. He always seemed to find a way to make me laugh. I will miss him, but I know he is in a better place with God in heaven. I will be prayi

  6. I am so sorry to hear that Gene has passed away. Gene was a friend to me and to everyone he met. He always had that smile on his face, and I just know that he only smiled bigger when saw Jesus. He lived his faith and gave it to everyone he saw. Heaven is

  7. Mary and girls, my heart grieves for you and I pray God will give you peace and comfort you on the most difficult days. Gene was a good men and he loved you all so much.

  8. Mrs. Maness, Cathy, Suzie and Christy, Mr. Maness was always a strong supporter of me as a teacher and a coach and most importantly, a friend. I have always appreciated that. He was always friendly and encouraging. I am very sorry for your loss. May God c

  9. The Good Lord has received a good man into his heavenly realm. My his family find peace and solace in knowing that he was admired and loved by many. All of the staff, residents, and Board of Directors at Linden Lodge sent their heartfelt sympathies to the

  10. A GARDEN PATH was sent by Marianne, Keith, and Buck Kernan.

    Dear Christina, Mary, and Jim –
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. You were blessed to have been loved by a gentle giant. No doubt the

  11. SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Linden Lodge residents, staff, and Board of Directors.

    To Christina, Mary, and Jim –
    You are in our thoughts and prayers this day and every day. We are here for you in every way. We feel blessed to know such a loving

  12. Cathy- I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. So sorry to hear about your father. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you all.

  13. Dear Ones,

    My kidney stones (to be removed on Thursday) does not ‘permit’ me to attend the memorial service. Although I did not know Gene as long as most, he was my friend and it was always a delight to be with him. His home going makes heaven even

  14. SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by ResourceMFG/Brian, Tonya, Calishia, Darla.

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With deepest sympathy,

  15. Mary and Family We are so saddened for you loss of Gene. He was a great friend to me and

    And he will be missed by all of us. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.

  16. I was incredibly saddened to learn of Gene’s passing. He welcomed me into his home many times and was always incredibly nice to me. He was the patriarch of a truly wonderful family. The whole Maness family is in my prayers.

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