American Veteran 04

George Henry Manning

February 16, 1938 ~ May 10, 2021 (age 83)


George Henry Manning, age 83 of Tarboro, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 10, 2021.

George was born on February 16, 1938 and raised in Tarboro. He was the son of the late Joseph Eugene and Mary Sessoms Manning.

He was a truly honest and loyal friend to all that knew him. He was a man of many names, as a child and all through out his high school he was called “Pop” by family and teachers. While in the U.S. Army from 22 years of duty he was called pockets because of having everything possible in the pockets of his army uniform. George started from the bottom in his 20 year career as a machinist and tool maker at Carolina Enterprise. He then started a Cummins as a tool maker where he was known as “Cuz”, he also called everyone Cuz. George retired from Cummins after 20 plus years. He was a very dedicated Moose Member where he loved to play Pool and Cards.

Out of his many names “Dunda” was his favorite that his granddaughter gave him that name some 30 years ago. He loved riding his grandbabies on the lawnmower and walking the twins who he nicknamed Pebbles & Bam Bam. 

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, toddler sister Norma Jean, his daughter Jan Manning Ellis, son Steven Gene Manning, son-in-law Linwood Amos Ellis and his great- grandson Jackson Ellis Wiggins.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years Anna M. Manning, his granddaughter Brittany E Wiggins (Cameron Pollard) great-grandchildren Brianna K Wiggins, Brylynn G Wiggins, Christian L. Pollard and Makinlee R Pollard.

The family will receive friends at Carlisle Funeral home Thursday, May 13, 2021 from the hours of 6 until 8 PM.

A Celebration of George’s Life will be held Friday May 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM, Carlisle Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow in the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

George will forever be missed, and his memory will live on in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc. of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting

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May 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Carlisle Funeral Home
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886

Celebration of Life
May 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Carlisle Funeral Home
701 Hospital Drive
Tarboro, NC 27886

Interment following funeral service
May 14, 2021

St Michaels Episcopal Church
3204 Western Blvd
Tarboro, NC 27886

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