Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Lela Mae Hartsell McManus

Lela Mae Hartsell McManus, 93, of Monroe, passed away March 16, 2018 in her home.  Her funeral service will be 3:30 PM Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Mill Grove United Methodist Church in Midland with Rev. Robert Sturge and Rev. Arval Rushing officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service in the church fellowship hall from 2 until 3 PM.

Born February 15, 1925 in Union County, NC, she was the daughter of the late James Thomas Hartsell and Fannie Dorton Hartsell.  She was a homemaker and a member of Mill Grove United Methodist Church.

Mrs. McManus was preceded in death by her husband D. Frank McManus Jr. in 2004.  She is survived by sons J. W. McManus of Camden, SC, and Rick McManus of Monroe, NC, sister Helen Dorton of Midland, special God-daughter Ashley Jackson Helms of Monroe, grandchildren Mark McManus of Concord and Vicky Jackson of Myrtle Beach, eight great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by brothers John Hartsell, Troy Hartsell, J. Lee Hartsell, Homer Hartsell, Ed Hartsell, and Earl Hartsell and sisters Becky Hathcock and Georgie Hill, as well as a granddaughter Melinda Clary.

The family requests that memorials be made to Mill Grove United Methodist Church, 13569 US Hwy 601, Midland, NC 28107.

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