Obituary for Frances L. Maness

Frances L. Maness, age 95, of Whispering Pines and formerly of Glendon, died Thursday, July 22, 2023 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 

A native of Moore County, she was the last surviving child born to the late Carl and Amanda Hall Livengood. Frances grew up in the Hillcrest community of Carthage and was a member of Summer Hill Baptist Church, where she was baptized. She graduated from Pinehurst High School in 1945. She married her husband, William H. Maness Jr., after he returned home from his military service in WWII. In the 50’s, Frances joined Cool Springs Methodist Church and was their oldest living member. Over her years of membership, she helped with Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service. She was a homemaker, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. 

In 1995, Frances and William moved to Whispering Pines. She was preceded in death by her husband after 72 years of marriage, and all six of her siblings: brothers; Harold and Clyde Livengood; sisters, Una Frye, Connie Williams, Hazel Williams, and Edith Jernigan. 

She is survived by her two children: Ron (Nancy) Maness, Barbara (George) Braddock of Whispering Pines; three grandchildren: Sherri Espinosa and husband Paul of Greensboro, Brian Maness and wife Vicky of Greensboro, Meredith Williams of Pinehurst, and 9 great-grandchildren. 

The family would like to give thanks for Frances’ caregivers: Jennifer, Georgia, and Maggie. The family also thanks FirstHealth Hospice for their compassionate care…with special thanks to their angelic nurses. Appreciation goes to the supportive physicians and staff of Pinehurst Medical Clinic. 

A visitation will be 3-4 PM, Sunday, July 25, 2023 at Cool Springs Church in Glendon with Pastors William Cashion & Lacy Frye officiating. The service will begin at 4 PM, immediately following the visitation, followed by burial at the church cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Cool Springs Church, in care of Mr. Harold Matthews, 599 Michael Road, Carthage, NC 28327 or FirstHealth Hospice House, 251A  Campground Road, West End, NC 28376.

Services entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. 

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