Clinton Courier-News, April 6, 1978:
Manning, carpenter, dies at 44. Ottis Oscar Manning, 44, of 111 Woodmont Circle, Clinton, died at 8 p.m. Friday at his home of cancer.
He was a carpenter employed by Evans Contracting Co., Inc. of South Clinton. He had served in the Army.
Manning enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. He was a native of Clinton and son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Manning, who survive.
Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty L. Manning; two sons Ottis Earl Manning of Oak Ridge and Darrell Lynn Manning of Clinton; two stepdaughters, Miss Tracy Johnson of Clinton and Mrs. Steven (Reta) Corey of Knoxville; a stepson Brad Johnson of Clinton; two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Faye) Taylor of Clinton and Mrs. Carlos (Alma Ruth) Taylor of Kodak; and two brothers, Charles Manning of Clinton and Robert Manning of Oliver Springs.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. William Thomas and the Rev. Samuel Condon officiating. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.
[Transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill from photocopy of microfilmed copy in the genealogy vertical files of the Lake City Library.]