Beaver, Lela Venora

Class of 1923

Birth: Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus, North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2000, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Parents:
John David Beaver (1857 – 1934)
Jenny Lynn Albron Moody (1866 – 1941)

Spouse: Donovan McManus

Siblings:
John Holmes Beaver (1887 – 1965)
William Burley Beaver (1890 – 1970)
Mary Albron Beaver Van Poole (1897 – 1970)
Carl Jennings Beaver (1900 – 1970)
Coy Douglas Beaver (1908 – 1953)

Burial:
Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens
Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina

Obituary:
The State (Columbia, SC), Friday, December 8, 2000.

COLUMBIA – Services for Lela Beaver McManus, 97, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, with burial in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, at 3 p.m. Visitation will be from 5:30-7:30 tonight at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or to Kilbourne Park Baptist Church Building Fund.

Mrs. McManus died Wednesday, December 6, 2000. Born in Mount Pleasant, N.C., she was a daughter of the late John David Beaver and Jennie Lynn Moody Beaver. She was educated at Mont Amoena Seminary in Mount Pleasant where she studied music. She was married to the late Donovan McManus of Cheraw, S.C., where they made their home. She was an active member of Cheraw First Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir, Sunday School and mission groups. Some years following her husband’s death, she moved to Columbia where she was actively involved in Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. Following a serious illness, she moved to the Lowman Home and then to Rice Home.

Surviving are a son, William D. McManus of Columbia; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Minter and Bill Minter, Jr., of Columbia; daughter, Betty Lynn M. Harkins of Columbia; grandchildren, Bill Minter, III and his wife, Sue Minter of Columbia, Susan Rush and her husband, Scott Rush of Randleman, NC, David McManus and his wife, Susan McManus of Raleigh, NC, and William Donovan McManus, Jr., of Atlanta, GA; and four great grandchildren.

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