Death and obituary notices from the Southern Christian Advocate, Vol 67 # 22 pg 15 col 2 issue dated November 19, 1903 from the Sandor Teszler Library of Wofford College:
Mrs Annie M Manning
MANNING--Mrs Annie M Manning, (nee Haselden), was born a few miles from Marion Court House
on February 4th, 1831, and died at the home of her son, Mr Laurence A Manning, near
Little Rock, Marion County, September the 10th 1903. She was left a widow during the
late war with five young children to provide for--to educate and train. How well she
succeeded in the delicate and responsible task may be determined by the characters and
lives of the sons and daughters for whom she struggled and prayed. She united with the
Methodist Church September the 20th 1846 and was converted on the 8th of the following
August. The writer, who was her pastor for four years, and a more liberal soul and
zealous Christian he has never known. One of the noteworthy features in her experience
was the patience with which she bore the ills of this life which fell to her lot. The
following statement written by her own hand on the fly-leaf of her hymnbook is worthy
of record: "I have this great cause for thankfulness--the Lord has never let me doubt
for a moment that I was bearing the cross He meant for me and for no one else". For
some time prior to her death she was the subject of affliction, she was confined to
her bed, however, for only ten days. During that time she seemed free from pain, and
when the end came, she fell asleep as quietly as a babe goes to sleep on the bosom of
its mother. The world was enriched by the life of our sister, and it was made poorer
by her death.
Wm C Power
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