The Reverand Manney Carrington Reid

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – The Rev. Manney Carrington Reid died on July 17, 2014 in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Frances (Cuttino Dodd) of Pawley’s Island, his son Howard and wife Melanie Stein of Middletown, CT, his son Cary and wife Deta of New Haven, CT, his son Ervin and wife Mary Ann of Richmond, VA, his daughter Lisa (Reid) Hanner and husband Brad of Marietta, GA, his stepson Larry Dodd and wife Emily of Spartanburg, SC, his stepson Danny Dodd and wife Debra Ann of Goldsboro, NC, and nine grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Born in Columbia, SC on November 22, 1922, he was the son of Howard Dunklin Reid and Sarah Lillian (Rice) Reid of Columbia. He was predeceased by his parents, by his brother Howard Dunklin Reid, Jr., and by his first wife Gerry Ervin Reid. Manney received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s of Accounting from Columbia University, and a M.S. in Divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary. From 1943 to 1946, he served his country as an officer in the United States Navy, assigned to the Pacific aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Haraden during World War II. He began his career as an accountant with the firm of Derrick & Finch in Columbia, but felt increasingly called to the Episcopal priesthood, and entered Virginia Seminary in 1948. He married Gerry Ervin of York, SC, shortly before beginning his theological education.

After his graduation in 1951, he served his first parish, Trinity Church in Edgefield, SC. In the long, passionate and distinguished ministry which followed, he served churches in Myrtle Beach, Sumter and Columbia, SC, Kinston, NC, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Tucson, Arizona. He also served as acting Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Columbia.

After his wife Gerry’s death, he married Frances Dodd in 1987. That same year, he retired from full time ministry, but subsequently continued to serve churches in a variety of capacities, including parishes in Mt. Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, and Pawley’s Island, SC.

Manney had deep and abiding relationships with many organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Rotary Clubs in the various communities in which he lived. But his longest and most important relationship, in addition to that with the Episcopal Church, was with the Kanuga Camp and Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC.

Manney will be deeply missed by his family, his friends and colleagues, and by the larger congregation of people whose life intersected so meaningfully with his.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawley’s Island, SC.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in memory of Manney to Kanuga Conferences Inc., PO Box 250, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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