Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Emile Halbert Manning will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. John Cheetham officiating. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Tuesday 2-6 PM and Wednesday after 9 AM at Ligon & Bobo.
Mrs. Manning, age 97, passed away on January 14, 2018. Emile, as she was known, was born in Wilson County and spent most of her life residing in Lebanon. She graduated from Lebanon High School. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
In 1972, she and her husband, J.D., moved from Lebanon to the Tampa/St Petersburg, Florida area. She worked for many years in the family carpet business before retiring and returning with her husband to Lebanon in 2003.
For many years, Emile and her husband enjoyed traveling in their motorhome throughout the whole of the United States and Canada. She also enjoyed reading, being with family and her many friends, and especially her grandchildren.
Emile was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Mary Grissim Halbert, by her husband, J. D. Manning, by her son, Jimmy Manning (Sandi), by her sisters Mary Sue Bland, and Clara Ingram, by her brothers Hayes Halbert, Tommy Halbert and James Kai Halbert.
She is survived by her daughter Patsy Manning (Jonathan Plitman) and by her son Joe Manning (Jackie), by her granddaughters, Kim Marks (Russell), Kelly Beale (Peter) and Allison Plitman, by her grandsons Scott Manning, Ethan New (Clara), Brian Manning (Patricia), Jacob Plitman, and Noah Plitman, by her great granddaughters Taylor Marks and Grace Manning, by her great grandsons Andrew Manning, Ryan Marks, Parker Beale, and Nicholas Manning, by her step great grandson Ryan Stelges, by her sisters Ruth Namnoun and Jean Reasonover, and by her brothers Hamlet Halbert, Robert Halbert, and John Halbert, She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com