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Celebrating the life of
Marion Hugh Manson
July 29, 1927 - November 24, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:00am - 11:00am - Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • White Bluff United Methodist Church
  • 11911 White Bluff Rd (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 925-5924
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • White Bluff United Methodist Church
  • 11911 White Bluff Rd (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31419

  • 925-5924
  • Interment
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Here’s to many wonderful memories that will surround you & fill your hearts with love

Carol Hammock Williamson , Savannah, Ga

Sending my condolences to the entire family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. 1 Peter 5:7 says 'He cares for you and wants you to throw your anxieties on Him'. I hope you will find comfort in this scripture. - Deepest sympathies

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Carolyn and Family, I considered Marion a friend that I could count on to tell the truth about our community and the church! It was evident that he loved the Lord, his country, his family and his church!! We will miss him!! God bless you!!!

Jim Rush, Homewood , AL

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. John 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , Pooler , Ga

Very sorry for your loss Bobby. . . and very surprised to learn that our families have so much in common. . . I too attended 38th St. School, Richard Arnold, Savannah High, and Armstrong. . . and my Dad served in Korea in the Marine Corps. . . May your Dad R.I.P.

Charley Peters, Winthrop-By-the-Sea, MA

Dear Carolyn, Bobby and family, Pat and I were so sadden to hear about Marion's passing. He was just such a great person, and a wonderful Christian. Pat got to know him very well when playing golf at Deer Creek. We were talking not long ago that we had not seen him lately. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I would have loved to see you all on Thursday, but we will be out of town. So sorry!! Much Love,

Judy Tillman Green, Savannah, GA

Dear Carolyn and Family, So sorry to hear about Marion's passing. We remember all the good times at Trinity over the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Henry & Cindy Burgstiner, Savannah, Ga

Bobby, I'm so terribly sorry for the death of your Dad. He certainly lived a full life through his family, church and the world of golf! Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Doris

Doris Hatch Johnson, Savannah, GA

Bobby & family I am saddened to hear of Marion's passing. He was welcomed to his eternal home & is rejoicing with the Lord. May Gods grace, peace & comfort be with you all. Cathy

Catherine Hawkins Johnson, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this heartfelt time. Godspeed Mr Manson. Peace be with you and your loved ones.

Jeanne, Ballground , Ga

Miss Carolyn, Bobby, & family. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr Manson on several occasions having been his mailman. We had some great conversations at the mailbox. What an awesome example of a Christian, leader, husband, friend. His legacy will live on forever. Our prayers are with you all as you grieve his passing.

Steve & Fran Todd, Guyton, Ga

Marion was a fine gentleman and a great blessing to us at the CBMC Tuesday morning prayer breakfast. We know that his faith was strong, and we will miss him, but we know that he is in a fine place now. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all the family. May God bless you, and give you comfort. Dale & Beverly Yawn

Dale and Beverly Yawn, Savannah, Ga

Sending special prayers and thoughts your way as you journey thru this difficult time.

Virginia Hunter Ward, Kennesaw, Ga

Sending special prayers and thoughts your way as you journey thru this difficult time.

Virginia Hunter Ward, Kennesaw, Ga

I have many fond memories of the times Broward and I spent with you and Marion . He was a very special man and a good friend to my entire family.

Kathryn Hunter, Savannah, Ga

Marion will be sadly missed .

Nancy B. Leavitt, Savannah, GA

Marion Hugh Manson (90) died November 24, 2017 in Gainesville, GA surrounded by his wife, Carolyn, his children and grandchildren.

He was born July 29, 1927 in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah for all but a couple of years of his life before relocating to Gainesville, GA last year to be near family in that area.

Marion was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served overseas during the Korean War in 1951-1952. He was an active member of Dog Company D and The Marine Corp League in Savannah. Marion was instrumental in planning and erecting the Korean War Memorial located on Bay Street honoring Marines from Savannah for their service in Korea.

His early education included 38th Street School, Charles Ellis Elementary, Richard Arnold Jr High and graduating from Savannah High School in 1945. After attending Armstrong Junior College, he graduated from Southern Technical Institute in Marietta, GA in June of 1954.

In 1990, after 25 years, Marion retired from The Savannah Morning News-Evening Press. Responsibilities at the paper included positions of National Accounts Representative, National Advertising Manager, Outside Classified Supervisor and Classified Advertising Manager. During those years he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, International Management Association, New Car Dealers Association, Used Car Dealers Association, Real Estate Association, Apartment Association, Savannah Ad Club, and Home Builders Association. Also, as a volunteer in civic organizations, Marion served as Past President and organizer of River Trace Homeowners Association and served, for over 10 years, as an officer in The Wesley Community Center, a Board of Directors member for the Silent Witness Program and on the Clean Community Advisory Council (now Keep Savannah Beautiful Organization).

Marion was extremely active in his church and other Christian organizations for all of his life. As a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for almost 50 years; he served as President of the Trinity United Methodist Men. Later as a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church he was elected President of White Bluff United Methodist Men, Savannah Sub District United Methodist Men, Savannah District United Methodist Men, and a Certified Lay Speaker for the United Methodist Church - Savannah District. He also served as an usher, Sunday School teacher, Stewardship Chairman, Member of the Council on Ministries, Administrative Board, District and Conference Council on Ministries, and the District Committee on Superintendants. He is considered a Life Member of United Methodist Men.

This past year, in 2016, Marion completed 25 years of post-retirement work as a Player Assistant at The Landings Golf Club. A lover of all things golf, Marion once shot 83 at age 87. He was a member of the Senior Golf Blitz at Bacon Park and played with his sons and grandsons as often as possible.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years; Carolyn (Perkins) Manson and his sons Robert Manson of Savannah; William (Bill) and Bev Manson of Gainesville, GA; Barry and Cindy Manson of Roswell, GA and five grandchildren Courtney Manson, Bryce Manson, Brooks Manson, Brennan Manson and Allie Manson.

The family will receive friends at 10:00am on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31419, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Bonaventure Cemetery at 2:00pm.

Pallbearers will be Robert Manson, William Manson, Barry Manson, Courtney Manson, Bryce Manson, Brooks Manson, Brennan Manson and Allie Manson.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31419.

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Here’s to many wonderful memories that will surround you & fill your hearts with love

Carol Hammock Williamson , Savannah, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Carol Hammock Williamson — Georgia

Sending my condolences to the entire family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. 1 Peter 5:7 says 'He cares for you and wants you to throw your anxieties on Him'. I hope you will find comfort in this scripture. - Deepest sympathies

, ,

Carolyn and Family, I considered Marion a friend that I could count on to tell the truth about our community and the church! It was evident that he loved the Lord, his country, his family and his church!! We will miss him!! God bless you!!!

Jim Rush, Homewood , AL

I am so sorry for your loss. Death is a painful ordeal. John 5:28,29 gives us hope to see our loved ones again. This scripture is comforting to me and I hope it will help you too. For more information, please visit jw.org.

Kelly , Pooler , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Debra Scott — Georgia

Very sorry for your loss Bobby. . . and very surprised to learn that our families have so much in common. . . I too attended 38th St. School, Richard Arnold, Savannah High, and Armstrong. . . and my Dad served in Korea in the Marine Corps. . . May your Dad R.I.P.

Charley Peters, Winthrop-By-the-Sea, MA

Dear Carolyn, Bobby and family, Pat and I were so sadden to hear about Marion's passing. He was just such a great person, and a wonderful Christian. Pat got to know him very well when playing golf at Deer Creek. We were talking not long ago that we had not seen him lately. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. I would have loved to see you all on Thursday, but we will be out of town. So sorry!! Much Love,

Judy Tillman Green, Savannah, GA

Dear Carolyn and Family, So sorry to hear about Marion's passing. We remember all the good times at Trinity over the years. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Henry & Cindy Burgstiner, Savannah, Ga

Bobby, I'm so terribly sorry for the death of your Dad. He certainly lived a full life through his family, church and the world of golf! Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family. Doris

Doris Hatch Johnson, Savannah, GA

Bobby & family I am saddened to hear of Marion's passing. He was welcomed to his eternal home & is rejoicing with the Lord. May Gods grace, peace & comfort be with you all. Cathy

Catherine Hawkins Johnson, Savannah, GA

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this heartfelt time. Godspeed Mr Manson. Peace be with you and your loved ones.

Jeanne, Ballground , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Sheryl Lamb Harrelson — Georgia

Miss Carolyn, Bobby, & family. I had the pleasure of seeing Mr Manson on several occasions having been his mailman. We had some great conversations at the mailbox. What an awesome example of a Christian, leader, husband, friend. His legacy will live on forever. Our prayers are with you all as you grieve his passing.

Steve & Fran Todd, Guyton, Ga

Marion was a fine gentleman and a great blessing to us at the CBMC Tuesday morning prayer breakfast. We know that his faith was strong, and we will miss him, but we know that he is in a fine place now. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all the family. May God bless you, and give you comfort. Dale & Beverly Yawn

Dale and Beverly Yawn, Savannah, Ga

Sending special prayers and thoughts your way as you journey thru this difficult time.

Virginia Hunter Ward, Kennesaw, Ga

Sending special prayers and thoughts your way as you journey thru this difficult time.

Virginia Hunter Ward, Kennesaw, Ga

I have many fond memories of the times Broward and I spent with you and Marion . He was a very special man and a good friend to my entire family.

Kathryn Hunter, Savannah, Ga

Marion will be sadly missed .

Nancy B. Leavitt, Savannah, GA


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