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Originally published: 2014-01-13 15:42:41
Last modified: 2014-01-13 15:43:27

J.B. Mann

Mr. J.B. Mann, 81, of Burnsville and formally Morganton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at his residence.

Mann was born to the late Hobert Mann and Zona Ellison Mann on June 1, 1932 in Whitmire, S.C.

Mann served on the board of directors for Victory Temple Full Gospel Church since 1975, and also honored his Lord as a church greeter. He was retired from McDowell County, and also owned and operated a farm for many years. Mann was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Mann is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Elizabeth Price Mann; two brothers, Bob and Hobert Jr.; and two sisters, Doris and Lena.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include three daughters, Lori Mann Robinson and her husband, Kenny, of Burnsville, Connie Mann Buchanan and her husband, Allen, of Newland, and Rita Mann Dellinger and her husband, Chris, of Newland; seven brothers, Jack, James, Clifford, Paul, Fred, Colen, and Carl; a sister, Annie; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Victory Temple Full Gospel Church in Marion with the Rev. Pete McCombs and Rev. Walker Toney officiating. The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton has the honor of serving the family.

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