It is with great sadness that the family of Tyler Garrett Maness announces his passing on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Tyler was 25 years old. Tyler was born September 14, 1990 in Pinehurst, NC. He is the son of Donnie Ray Maness and Viola Cagle Maness.


Tyler was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Eugene & Ruby Maness of Robbins, NC and his maternal grandfather, Jack Cagle.


Tyler is survived by a loving family: his father, mother; a sister, Tiffany Cheryl Allen; brother-in-law, Corbin Benton Allen III; niece, Peyton Nevaeh; nephew, Levi Jaxon ; grandmother, Margaret Burnette; step-grandfather, Ikey Burnette; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and his girlfriend, Kayla Westberg, all who will miss him deeply.


Tyler graduated from North Moore High School and Central Carolina Community College. He was a loving son, brother and uncle. Tyler was employed by Southern Ag of Biscoe and enjoyed being a trucker. He was an avid wildlife hunter. He enjoyed attending car shows in his father’s, 1952  Chevy remodeled pickup, and riding on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Tyler lived his life to the fullest every day.


The funeral will be held Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Needham’s Grove Church with Reverend Dennis J. Harry and James Cockram officiating. Burial will follow in Needham’s Grove Cemetery in Robbins, NC.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins, NC.


To honor Tyler’s memory, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Needham’s Grove Church Building Fund, 359 Needhams Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341.


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Maness Family.


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  1. Donnie and Viola, please know that you and your family our in our thoughts and prayers. Such a tragedy seems unfair but these kind of things are beyond our control. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

    God Bess,


  2. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have not met you, though we may be kin. I was kin to some Maness’s from Franklinville, and I think Earl was from down there. That part doesn’t matter. What matters is your family, and what you are going through right

  3. Oh how our hearts are broken for you all during this time. He was a precious young man and child to you all and we know you will miss him. Just remember that God’s grace and goodness will help and guide you through the days ahead. Please know we love and

  4. Dear Viola and Donnie,

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are very sorry for your loss. May God’s peace flow over you and your family during this time of sorrow.

    Comfort and prayers,

    Teresa Stewart


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  6. Donnie and Viola, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Tyler. My heart breaks for you. Although God took him home much too early he will always be your son and you will always be his parents. Please keep his memory alive to be a testament to other young ad

  7. We are praying for you and your family. We love you all and our thoughts and continuous prayers for comfort are here.

  8. Dear Donnie, Viola and Family,

    I know your hearts are breaking and I have been praying continuously since I heard of your son’s passing. When something like this happens I always think about the family and wonder did they serve Christ? Your

  9. Donne Viola and Tiffany I wish that I could provide peace and understanding to all of you. I can’t even grasp the unfairness of this myself. You are all on my heart and mind. I’m praying that you will be comforted by God as you walk through this time. I’m

  10. Our hearts are so saddened by Tyler’s passing. We are praying for God’s peace and comfort. We love you all

  11. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I know nothing anyone can say will take the pain away. Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  12. Donnie & Viola,

    All our thoughts and prayers are with you during this unimaginable time of sorrow your family is experiencing. We are praying that your hearts find peace while being filled with precious memories.

    Our Deepest an

  13. Donnie and Viola, My deepest sympathy to the family at this tragic death of your son, Tyler. He lived life at it’s fullness with enjoyment and satisfaction. He was a fine man. Peace at heart to the great parents that you are.

  14. Donnie and Viola: I did not have enough time yesterday to tell you how very sorry I am about Tyler. What a great guy, so obviously respectful and admiring of his Dad and I’m sure his Mom as well. I can only imagine how much he will be missed. Take comfort

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