Southern Christian Advocate, issue dated January 2, 1930, vol 94, #1, pg 7, col 2 from Sandor Tezsler Library at Wofford College:
Mrs James H Manning
Mrs Florence Ellerbe Manning, wife of James H Manning, of Latta, died at her residence in Latta, Friday evening, December 27, at 6:20, having just passed, on Christmas day, her seventy-eighth birthday.
Mrs Manning had been in ill health for several years. For three weeks past, she had been extremely ill. She was a woman of rare qualities possessed of that simplicity and genuineness of character which mark real greatness. Devoted to her family and to her church, she was ever active in all that made home a center of the better things of life and carried those better things into her church. Such women make the world richer every day they live and in the good providence of God, Mrs Manning lived long and well beyond the allotted span. She is survived by her husband, James H Manning, by five sons, T L Holmes Manning, James Douglas Manning, L Albert Manning, Robert H Manning, and Houston Manning; by one daughter, Gertrude, now Mrs A C Aston, and by the following sisters, Mrs G Miles of Marion, Mrs Charles N Rogers of Blenhiem, Mrs C E Miles of Little River, Mrs W A Godbold of Estill, and Miss Eva Ellerbe of Columbia. The daughter of the late W M S Ellerbe and Sarah Haselden Ellerbe, and one of thirteen children among whom have been distinguished citizens, such as the late Governor William H Ellerbe, and Congressman J E Ellerbe, and sisters who have rendered large contribution to the finer things of Carolina life, Mrs Manning was among the noblest. Her work will live long after her. The memory of her splendid character, gracious hospitality, exalted friendship and consecrated service will live as a treasured memory and continue to be expressed in the lives she made happier and better.
Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 22 Sep 2002.