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“My love and prayers go out to you. She brought joy to everyone that new her. ”
1 of 35 | Posted by: Linda Spainhour Murfreesboro, TN

“Joe, May peace be with you and your family during this time and God be with you. ”
2 of 35 | Posted by: Sarah (Osborne) Soto

“Barbara, so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy Marks Kirkley Crossett ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Judy Marks Kirkley - Crossett

“Dear Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Gladys. She was a great person and friend. I always saw her with a big smile and "hello" for...Read More »
4 of 35 | Posted by: Marlin Ward - El Dorado

“Barbara and Annette, I wanted to know I am sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Annette, I remember visiting with your Mom many times when we took...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Dawn Dobson - Little Rock, AR

“I forgot to add that this is from the entire Stuckey/McLain family-Dan and Martha, Beth and Sean. Our deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 35 | Posted by: Beth Stuckey McLain

“Could not attend the funeral due to work, but wanted to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 35 | Posted by: Beth Stuckey McLain

“Dear Danny, Judy, Barbara, Joe, & Annette, We were so very sorry to hear of your moms passing.I remember her from growing up in Thornton.She was...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Jack & Brenda Anthony

“Dear Barbra & Family, Sorry to her about your mother. You and you family will be in our thoughts and prayers. She was A wonderful lady and Heaven is...Read More »
9 of 35 | Posted by: George & Pennie Robertson

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe and Sandra Barker Watson ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: Sandra Barker Watson Fordyce, Ar/

“I am sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom as a very sweet and loving person. She will be missed I'm sure. You are in my prayers. Margie McCann...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Mafjorie McCann Wright

“Dear McManus Family, Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Andy and Debbie Nichols - Fordyce

“Dear Barbara and Joe, My sympathies are with you today in the services for your mother, Barbara. I know you were very close to her and you will...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Norma Ennis-Jaynes

“Dear Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. DCMC ”
14 of 35 | Posted by: Dallas County Medical Center

“Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. What a gracious lady she was. My own Mother is ill at the present time, so I won't be able to see you. God ...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: Initia Watson Doherty

“Judy, My sincere condolences to you and all your family. May God provide you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. ”
16 of 35 | Posted by: Mildred Green - Maumelle, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
17 of 35 | Posted by: Larry and Ryan Hornaday

“To the McManus family, we are so sorry about the death of Mrs. McManus. May the Lord bless and keep you at this time. ”
18 of 35 | Posted by: Roy and Janell Ray - Fordyce, AR

“Dear McManus family---Growing up in Thornton I personally feel was such a blessing---from school-church-and the community---I learned so much--and...Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Smith - Thornton, Ark

“Barbara and family, We learned today of Mrs. McManus passing. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. ”
20 of 35 | Posted by: Rondell & Jane Harrison

“Danny, Judy and Family So sorry to hear about the loss of you Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Pam Miller Barnes - Maumelle, AR

“Annette, it's been 34 years since you were a bridesmaid in my wedding and we have failed to keep in touch. But I wanted you to know I have fond...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: Mitzi Todd Jordan

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Kay Shankles - Fordyce

“McManus Family, We are so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. We will never forget what a good friend she was to Mrs. Pierce. May...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: Ray and Eunice Pierce

“My mother, Louise King Graves and Gladys were friends from childhood. I pray that you will find solace in the Lord at this grievious time. ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Mary Lou Graves Sommer

“McManus Family, May God Bless you during this time of grievement. ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: MELISSA (DOHERTY) FAIRCLOTH

“My God's loving arms embrace you and comfort you during this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
27 of 35 | Posted by: Beverly Crain - Fordyce AR

“we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. you are all in our prayers. we love you'll. doug and lanelle ”
28 of 35 | Posted by: doug and lanelle tippit

“Dear Danny, JudyMc & family, Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you, especially, you, Matt, because you are so far away. But, we have ONE who...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Margaret Prewitt - Fordyce

“Dear Family, I was sadden to hear of Mrs Gladys' passing. My many memories and hours spent with her and your family are very vivid. She was always...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Debra Nevels - Texarkana, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Chanda Word - Bearden, AR

“Danny & Judy, my thoughts are with you during this time. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Doris Henderson - Hampton, Ar

“Dear family, May you find strength in your faith, comfort in God's love, and peace in knowing many friends are praying for each of you. In sympathy...Read More »
33 of 35 | Posted by: Jean & Clayton Cochran

“Barbara and family, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers . ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Fiser - Little Rock, AR

“So sorry to hear of your loss, she was truly a wonderful person. It was people like her that made me love my job with Area Agency on Aging. She...Read More »
35 of 35 | Posted by: Shirley Myers - Jersey, AR 71651


Gladys Attwood McManus, 88 of Thornton, died Sunday, October 12, 2008. She was born May 25, 1920 in New Edinburg , AR in Cleveland County to the late William David Attwood and Addie Bell Daniel Attwood. She married Merle "Pap" McManus in 1945. He died June, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her brother, David Clark Attwood, and two sisters, Louise Sledd and Mary Taylor.

She went to college at Arkansas A&M (UA at Monticello) and became a school teacher. After marriage to Pap, she was a homemaker and worked with him in his business ventures. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Thornton. She was the church pianist for many years. She was also the Church Clerk for 24 years and served as Sunday School and Church Training teacher.

She had a "green thumb" and loved flowers. She was a very kind and gracious lady who always exhibited a sweet, Godly spirit. Her joy in life was doing things for others. The focus of her life was serving her Lord and caring for her family.

She is survived by daughter Barbara Finley and husband Joe of Fordyce; son Danny McManus and wife Judy of Thornton; and daughter Annette Pollock of Hope; one sister, Nell Rose Wood of Bryant; grandchildren, Brian Finley of Fordyce, Allison Stroud and husband Greg of Marion, Jonathan Finley of Fordyce, Tyler Finley of Colorado Springs, CO, Jeremy McManus and wife Amy of Millport, AL, Matthew McManus and wife Sarah, on his second tour of duty in Iraq, Cara Pollock of Nashville, Lauren Pollock and Chelsea Pollock of Conway, AR; great grandchildren, Alex and Caroline Stroud, Gracie Finley, Brittany and Hunter McManus.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 PM at First Baptist Church of Thornton with Rev. James Grafton and Rev. Stacy Reed officiating. Burial with be at Freehouse Cemetery in New Edinburg. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com .

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