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Grace Mannning Gay

October 19, 1941 — November 4, 2023


Grace Manning Gay, 82, of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away peacefully at her home on Novemebr 4, 2023, 2023. She was born in Humble, Texas to Ralph Albert Manning Sr. and Grace Ophelia George Mannning.

Grace was a loving wife to her late husband Chester Paul Gay and a devoted mother to her four sons: Larry, Jeffery, Darrin, and Gregory.

She is survived by her two daughters, Debbie Flory;Donna Gray and husband Donald,  as well as her son Stephen Conner. Grace leaves behind a cherished legacy of grandchildren, great-grandchildren,and even great-great-grandchildren; a brother Gilbert Manning and sisters Janielee Manning and Verna Manning. She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends who brought immense joy to her life.

Family always remained a constant source of happiness for Grace. She will forever be cherished for the love and care she bestowed upon her loved ones.

A funeral service to honor the life of Grace Manning Gay will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12 noon at Bethel Worship Center in Russellville. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Union Hill Cemetery in Danville, Arkansas. Russellville Family Funeral is entrusted with the arrangements.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Michael Manning, Matt Gray, Donavin Gray, Ricky Roberts, Maygin Lindsey,and LaDonia Conner.

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The world has lost an incredible individual whose memory will live on through the lives she touched with love and devotion. Grace Manning Gay will be deeply missed, but her spirit will continue to inspire those who were blessed to know her.

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