Funeral services for Butler S. Manning, 89, the first white child born after Dickens County was organized, were held at 4 p.m. Feb. 1 in Campbell's Funeral Chapel.
David Coats, minister of the Girard Church of Christ, officiated.
Mr. Manning died in the Kent County Nursing Home, January 30. He was a retired farm laborer. He had resided in Dickens County all of his life, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two cousins, Mrs. Mollie Goss, Hawley and Mrs. Weltha Goss, Austin.
Pallbearers included Robert Hahn, Harry Martin, Ben Loe, Nig Wyatt, D. E. Woodward and Donnie Pace. Burial was in Red Mud Cemetery.
©The Texas Spur, February 7, 1974
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