William Herbert Maness Jr, 94, formerly of Glendon passed away honorably at his home on Veterans Day in Whispering Pines on Monday November 11, 2019.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Cool Springs United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. William Cashion and Rev. Lacy Frye. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 1:00.

He was born on August 17, 1925 in Moore County. He graduated from High Falls High School. Junior was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in Italy. He recently received an award for his 50 years of membership to American Legion Post 12. After completing his service for our country he worked for Carthage Truck & Implement. He also served as vice-president of the Carthage Branch of Production Credit Association now known as Carolina Farm Credit. He enjoyed farming soybeans and raising black angus cows.

Mr. Maness was the oldest living member of Cool Springs United Methodist Church where he had served faithfully as the fellowship hall building treasurer, a Sunday School teacher, and the chairman of the sanctuary building committee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; William Herbert Maness Sr. and Lalah Shields Maness, and sister; Juanita Matthews.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years: Francis Livengood Maness; daughter: Barbara Braddock and husband George; son; Ron Maness and wife Nancy, all of Whispering Pines; sister: Aleen Langdon of Benson; 3 grandchildren: Sherri Espinosa and husband Paul of Appleton, Wisconsin, Brian Maness and wife Vicky of Greensboro, Meredith Williams and husband Caleb of Pinehurst, and 9 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank First Health Hospice for their loving care and assistance, with special thanks to their angelic nurses who assisted us. We also thank the supportive physicians and staff of the Pinehurst Medical Clinic. Memorials can be sent to Cool Springs United Methodist Church in care of Mr. Harold Matthews, 599 Michael Road, Carthage, NC 28327 and to First Health Hospice at 251A Campground Road, West End, NC 28376.

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home of Carthage.

Condolences can be offered online at www.pinesfunerals.com

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  1. Francis, Barbara Jean ,and Ronald we are so sorry to hear about Junior. Sending prayers and our condolences. Love y’all!!🙏🏻💕

  2. We are so sorry to hear of Junior’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to the Family. We will be praying for you during this time.

  3. I am sorry for your lose. I am a descendant of Jenette Manes 1883-1939 William Maness Jr 1738- 1832 is my husbands 6X great grandfather and William is Juniors 5X great grandfather. I have been working on the family tree. Again I am sorry for his passing

  4. Ron, we’re sad to hear your Dad has passed, but uplifted knowing he was in the awesome care of First Health Hospice. They are indeed Angels of Mercy there. We wish you and the family the warmth and loving grace of God almighty until we all meet again in the hereafter. We will send a Memoriam to the good people at Hospice in your Dad’s name. Best, Jim&Tami Epting.

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