Thurman Maness

thurman maness

Thurman D. Maness, 101, died Sunday August 8, 2010 at St Joseph of the Pines Health Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 11th at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Stalnaker and Rev. Clarence Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Born July 27, 1909 in Moore County, he was a son of the late Reuben and Annie M. Maness and husband of 61 years to the late Verdia Wallace Maness. He was preceded in death by his four sisters, Kate, Martha, Mary, and Tonie, eight brothers, Bevin, John, Frank, Quince, Dewey, Coble, Mack and Hurdle.
Thurman graduated from Elsie High School in 1929 where he was valedictorian, retired as Supervisor from Robbins Mills and continued woodworking after his retirement, was a member of the Sons of the Revolution, worked as a Scoutmaster and with the Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years.
He loved history and worked with others on the program 'You Are There' for CBS featuring stories and records of men serving in the Moore County Confederate Army and with friend Lacy Garner, they published a collection of Moore County short stories titled ' Tales from the Upper End of the County', and received 'The Order of the Longleaf Pine' award from the State of North Carolina. He donated his collection of historical documents to the Moore County Library in 2002 and was a faithful member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Robbins for 77 years where he served as Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and other positions.
Surviving are his son, Robert Maness and wife Cathy of Woodburg, GA, Grandson, John Maness and wife Rachel of Hoschton, GA, Great Grandsons, Aaron and Jacob of Hoschton, GA fourteen nieces and twelve nephews.
The family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1595 N. Moore Road, Robbins, NC 27325 or to Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325.

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  1. Thurman was a fine, Christian man. I always enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories about the past. He will be missed.

  2. Uncle Thurman was one of the finest men that I have ever known. From him , I learned to love my famiy’s history and will always treasure the information and stories that he passed on to so many of us.

  3. Please let me know if this is the same Thurman Maness who researched the Williams and Maness family trees. I am the late Marvin J. Williams’ daughter and I appreciated his efforts to help us understand our roots.
    Cynthia Williams Bell

  4. There truly is another angel in heaven. Uncle Thurman was an extraordinary man, and will be greatly missed. Even as a small child,I loved listening to his stories. He served his family, friends, and community with such pleasure. He inspired so many of us

  5. I was proud to be able to call Thurman my uncle. Memories of Uncle Thurman were a soft spoken,kind words and love of family.Uncle Thurman define compassion and kindness. Uncle Thurman legacy will love on due to his love where he called home and love of hi

  6. I met Thurman a few years ago when I was looking for family history. He was an amazing wealth of information and was kind enough to let me borrow his treasured family history book over night so I could copy it. It has meant so much to me and my family. I

  7. I’ve had an interest in history and family history most of my life. Thurman was a big help in supplying helpful information to add to what was handed down to me from my family. We weren’t any kin but we certainly were good friends. He and I went to see th

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