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Dorothy Marie Manier

July 29, 1927 ~ December 26, 2017 (age 90)

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Mrs. Dorothy Marie Manier age 90, of Eagleville, TN, passed away on December 26, 2017.  She was born on July 29, 1927, in Palmer, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Reverend H.L Smith and Felecia Cleek Smith.  She was sweet and warm-hearted and deeply loved her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Edward Lee Manier and her brother Paul K. Smith (Sarah).  She is survived by her 3 children, Glen David Manier, Jerry Lee Manier (Susie) and Mary Lisa Manier as well as her beloved grandchildren David Michael and Makayla Danielle Manier.  She also has a sister, Mary Ruth Woodard (Stone) of Winchester, TN and treasured nieces and nephews, Jim Woodard, Sandy McLelland (Bob), Kevin Smith (Sheri), Michael Smith (Erin) and great nieces (Anna, Grace, Hope, Hanna, Zoey) and great nephews (Stone, Sean, Zachary, Nolan).

Mrs. Manier’s early years were spent traveling with her family as her father, a Methodist minister, led churches throughout middle Tennessee.  Marie and Edward married in 1952 and settled in Eagleville where they raised their three children and continued to live their entire life.  She was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking delicious meals for her family.  While her children were growing, Mrs. Manier worked at Bell Telephone and later worked at various clothing stores where she loved working in fashion.

Marie enjoyed vacations with her family and especially enjoyed trips to Gatlinburg and the beach in Florida.  Her greatest quality was her love for family, shown by her devotion to taking care of her own mother for years as well as the deep caring she gave to her husband during his extended illness.  She will be profoundly missed by her family and friends.

Family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. A private service will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Murfreesboro, TN, with burial to follow. 

Memorial donations may be made to Monroe Carell, Jr., Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, 2200 Children’s Way, Nashville, TN, 37232, or Eagleville United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Jones, PO Box 157, Eagleville, TN, 37060.

 Service Information

December 29, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lawrence Funeral Home
203 S. Horton Pkwy
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

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