Morris Edward Manning and Lula K. Woffard Manning
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Funeral services for Mrs. M. E. Manning will be held at the Spur Methodist Church at 2:30 this afternoon. Mrs. Manning died Monday and services were arranged to that children from out of the state could attend. Rev. E. L. Yeats, pastor, will conduct the services. Interment will follow in Spur cemetery under direction of Webber Williams.

Mrs. Manning was born [1873] in Limestone County. She was married in Indian Territory in 1902. She had lived for 25 years in Spur where she was lived by her many friends and before illness made it impossible she was an active member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, three sons and a daughter: William of CA, Jack with the C.C.C. in Arizona, Geo. H. of Washington, DC (Who was unable to be present for the services) and Frances Manning, who lived at home with her parents; and five sisters: Mrs. Emma Wofford of San Antonio; Mrs. A. H. Murrie of San Antonio; Mrs. S. M. Templeton of Rockwall; Mrs. Clint Thompson of Mckinney; and Mrs. C. L. Hillswick of Stephenville.

©The Texas Spur, January 30, 1936
Date of Death: Jan. 27, 1936

Morris Edward Manning, 63, for almost 30 years identified with Spur´s business world, active civic leader and a friend of the church and its advancement, died at 4 a.m. Tuesday following several days illness. Death occurred in the Nichols Sanitarium.

Manning was born November 13, 1875, in Bellville, TX. He would have been 64 years old next month.

On June 1, 1901, Manning was married to Miss Lula Wofford in Calerie, Indian Territory, OK. He and Mrs. Manning later made their home in Stamford, TX, moving from that place to Spur when the town was only one year old, or in early December of 1910. To this union were born five children, four of whom survive.

A man of active, progressive nature, Manning had a varied business career. At an early date he founded the Spur Bottling Co., cold drink manufacturing concern, and entered later the manufacture of ice cream products. He had been automobile dealer, interested in other business concerns, and was for long cashier of the Spur National Bank. He had of late been holding a place here by appointment from the government.

Mrs. Manning preceded her husband in death, having passed away in Spur on January 27, 1936, but both have built a reserve of friendship and respect for the family that is a great heritage to the children and will long be remembered. Both Mr. and Mrs. Manning affiliated themselves with Spur Methodist Church in 1911, and both held membership in that religious institution at the time of their deaths.

Surviving are three sons: William, Santa Minica, CA; Hilton, Los Angeles; Jac, also of Santa Monica; and Miss Frances Manning, Spur. There are also one brother and six sisters: George Manning, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Forrest Eickleberry, Albany, TX; Mrs. Walter Goodson, Ok. City; Mrs. Walter Spencer, Dallas; Mrs. Bill Berry, Amarillo; Mrs. Mildred O´Conner, New Ark, New Jersey, and Miss Eula Manning, Des Moines, IO.

Funeral services were conducted in the First Methodist Church of Spur Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m., with Rev. J. E. Harrell, pastor, officiating. Campbell Funeral Home had charge of the body and interment in Spur Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Geo. S. Link, Sr., John King, Sr., Ned Hogan, T. C. Ensey, M. H. Brannen and Ralph Lewis.

Flower bearers were Misses Gillie Slaton, Sue Durham, Lillian Rape, Carol Senning, and Mesdames Carrie Belcher and Adelaide Howard.

Of the relatives able to be present were Jack and Frances Manning, George Manning, Mesdames Eikleberry, Walter Goodson and Bill Berry.

Other out of town people here were Mr. And Mrs. George Harris, McAdoo; R. C. Forbis, Afton; Mr. And Mrs. W. R. Stafford, Afton; Mr. And Mrs. Robertson, Afton; and Mrs. E. E. White of Plainview.

©The Texas Spur, October 12, 1939
from the records of Lillian Grace Nay

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