Former Goodtimers Secretary, RVWBA Hall of Fame Member Thelma Manning Passes Away
Thelma Miller Manning, 99, of Roanoke, went to sleep at her home Saturday, February 9, 2013, and will rest until Jesus returns to take us all to heaven. She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Harrison Miller; mother, Lula Oleva Southerland Miller; brother, Benjamin Carl Miller; husband, Raymond Leo Manning. She is survived by a special nephew, Stanley Brown Lee; special friends, Charlie Gusso, Bo Wise, Lucille Graves (housekeeper), Basil Turner (lawn keeper), Rick Hoosier (stylist), Al Franklin and Good Timers, Arlie Mabry and Patrick Mehfoud; her live-in companion for 10 years, Darkas Mason LPN, and her children, James M. McCauley III, Keith McCauley and wife, Yuonne, Susan Mehfoud and husband, Patrick, Dwayne McCauley and wife, Cyndy and many grandchildren; special pets that she loved, Penny (dog), Angel (cat) and Stinky (cat).
Thelma retired at age 65 as a Chief Rate Clerk with N & W Railroad, now Norfolk Southern. She formed the first railroad retirement luncheon at the country club with seven people and ended up with 200 by year 2012. She also started a bowling league and became the secretary for 17 years. She filled the bowling alley with Good Timers; they bowled at All Star Lanes in 1968, then moved to Hill Top Lanes. The teams are still going strong today. She enjoyed playing Rummy and watching game shows on T.V. She was a member of Edgewood Christian Church.
The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for their kindness and care.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Evergreen Burial Park. The family will be receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Oakey’s North Chapel.