William Clifton W.C. Mann
Funeral Date: 4/30/2010

Obituary:
William Clifton “ W.C.” Mann, age 92, of Warren, AR went to be with the Lord, April 27, 2010 while in St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, AR. He was born August 9, 1917 at Sumpter, AR. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during World War II. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Warren. He was a retired farmer who spent many years working with the University of Arkansas Horticultural Department in development of the “Bradley” and “Arkansas Traveler” tomatoes that helped make Bradley County famous. His family was also named “Farm Family of the Year” for his efforts. He served 6 years on the Hermitage School Board of Directors, was a past board member of the Hermitage Pink Tomato Association, was on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors for 36 years, and his proudest accomplishment was 18 years as a member of the Bradley County Quorum Court. While a member of the Quorum Court he was privileged to perform several weddings. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending many years hunting, fishing and trapping which was his true love. He was President of the Arkansas Trappers Association as well as the Bradley County Trappers Association and named Bradley County Trapper of the Year in 1984 and Arkansas Trapper Association Trapper of the Year in 1985. He shared his knowledge of trapping and all outdoor life with his children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren any and all who were interested. In his later years, after losing most of his vision and hearing, he would put the radio in his lap and listen to all Arkansas Razorback, Warren Lumberjack, and Hermitage Hermit ball games that were broadcast. He was also a true Detroit Tigers fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Riley Mann and Lillie Stuard Mann, sisters Gertie Reddin, Ida Cox, Jewel Baird, and Ruby Reddin. He is survived by his wife, Lera Katherine Grider Mann whom he married April 2, 1938. brother Bill Mann of Redding, CA, sister Rachel Campbell of Fresno, CA, son William Larry Mann and spouse Carol of Warren, daughter Vicky Kay Hulse and spouse Bobby of Norfork, Ar, 7 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was Friday April 30 at 10a.m. in Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Jim Bales and Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Music was provided by Danny Williams and Linda Barrett. Burial with flag presentation was in Outlaw Cemetery at Sumpter. Active pallbearers were Todd Richards, Johnathan Wood, Ben Raney, Doyle Gill, Ben Wood, Coy Drewery, Randy Clanton, and John McAlpine. Honorary pallbearers were Hunter Mann, Riley Robertson, Issac Hulse, Dodge Harris, Satchel Harris, Zack Richards, Cody Mann, Cullen Cabral, Cade Richards, Bret Lawhon, Roger Grider, Roman Richards, and Dustin Angle.

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Name: audrey Williams
Message: Ms Katherine I'm so sorry for the loss of Mr.WC(cus) ...he will be deeply missed

Name: Hugh & Brenda Quimby
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Name: sonya childs
Message: MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.

Name: Becky (Turner) and Buddy Rauls
Message: Vickie and family, So sorry about your loss. We will remember you in our prayers.

Name: Andy &Terrie and Jean Briant
Message: Larry, David, Jody and all family, sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you all at this sad time.

Name: Levie Angle
Message: Catherine,Vicky,and Larry,we are so sorry about W.C.You will be in our prayers.Angle Family

Name: Bevely Thomas Jackson
Message: Vicki, so sorry to hear about your Dad's death. I have so many happy memories of him & your Mom. I've thought about all of you many times during the passing years. I know his loss will leave a big hole in your lives but let the wonderful memories ease the pain.

Name: Jerry & Virginia (Loomis) Burks
Message: Mrs. Katherine: I am so sorry to hear of Mr. W C's passing. I will never forget his singing in the choir, and tonight he is singing in that heavenly choir. It has been a joy and honor to have known you both. You are in our prayers. Love ya

Name: Denisa ( Mann ) Moseley
Message: You are in our prayers.

Name: TOM ED WRIGHT
Message: I will always remember this man, his love for the Lord, and his desire to give and sacrifice for the work of the Lord. I remember his bass voice too. God Bless the family with joy, knowing that soon they will be together again, which is our HOPE. TOM ED WRIGHT Missionary-Philippines

Name: Sandy McClain-Baker
Message: Vicky, Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I havent seen you in many year. I still think about your family.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
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Name: A grateful American
Message: Thank you for your service to our nation.

Name: Donna Ozment-Raney
Message: I am so sorry to hear about Mr. W.C., but he is well now in Heaven with no more hurting, and his hearing and vision is perfect. Mom and dad always treasured his and Mrs. Katherine's friendship, and I loved to hear him sing. He is happy and singing now with the angels. I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Glynn And Sue Ferrell
Message: You are in our prayers

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Kay Daniel
Message: Katherine and Vicky - So sorry to hear of your loss. But, WC will be visiting with Mom and Dad! The best part is they are in God's presence and are completely well. I do know the pain and grief you feel. I would love to see you. Send me an email. I'm praying for all of you. Love, Kay Daniel

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
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Name: Greg and Lagina Hayes
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Lisa York Johnson
Message: You all are in my thoughts and prayers. What a special man ....Lived by example for children in the church I grew up Thank you