Bravitt Manley Sr.

Published 8:26 am Wednesday, December 1, 2010

PORTSMOUTH—Chief Petty Officer Retired Bravitt Manley Sr. of Avondale Road, Portsmouth, Va., passed Nov. 23, 2010, while a patient in Maryview Hospital. The Rich Square, N.C., native served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1964.

Mr. Manley was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church, Suffolk, Va., where he served on the Vestry. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, The USS Wright CVL 49 and The USS Ticonderoga CVA 14.

He is survived by his wife, Celtine Manley of Portsmouth, Va.; two sons, Bravitt Manley Jr. Esq., Centreville, Va., and Gordon Manley, Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Faye McFeeters, Murfreesboro, N.C., and Lois M. Ridout, Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren, Carlos, Justin, Matthew, Mario and Marlena; two great-grandchildren, Lyric and Maylasia; and other relatives and many friends.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, in the chapel of Wm. M. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 224 S. Main St., Franklin, Va., with Father Frederick Walker officiating. Final enurnment took place on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, in Albert G. Horton Cemetery. Please share your condolences with the family at

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FRANKLIN—Joe Prince Porter of Franklin died Nov. 21, 2010.

A funeral service was held Tuesday at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Newsoms. Burial was in the church cemetery.

William M. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.