Iris Breaux Manry

Published 1:35 pm Thursday, May 19, 2011

Courtland – Iris Breaux Manry, 90, widow of Herbert Clifton “Bobby” Manry, Jr, passed away May 19, 2011 at the East Pavilion. She was born in Crowley, LA, a daughter of the late Raoul and Eleanor Melancon Breaux. Mrs. Manry was a graduate of St. Michael’s Academy and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. While awaiting the return of her fiance (Herbert C. Manry, Jr.) from overseas during WW II, she continued her education in post-graduate studies in the fields of psychology, French (her native language), English, and Childhood Education, after which she began her teaching career in Louisiana. Over the years, she continued her teaching career in Holland, Franklin, and Courtland, and retired after teaching thirty one years.

Left to cherish her memory are three children, Dr. Herbert C. Manry, III, of Danville, Eleanor M. Henson and her husband, David and Carol M. Pope, and her husband, Robert H. of Courtland; eight grandchildren, Charles Manry and his wife, Amber, Rebecca Lovelace and her husband, Tony, Amanda Manry, Katelyn Manry, Heather Story and her husband, Kevin, John, Michelle, and Will Pope; four great-grandchildren, Victoria and Maya Lovelace, Miranda Story, and Logan Manry; her treasured lifelong relative and friend, Katherine Harville; and devoted caregiver, Mildred Smith.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at the Manry Family Cemetery on Linden Street with the Rev. James W. Browder, III, officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm Saturday at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests memorials be made to Courtland Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 439, Courtland, VA. 23837. Condolences may be offered at