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Jane Taylor Mann


Jane Taylor Mann, 89, of Pisgah Forest died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

She was the daughter of the late W.H. (Bill) and Birdie Carroll Taylor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Bud” Mann Sr .; an infant son, John Carroll Mann; four sisters and five brothers.

She grew up in Buncombe County and was a graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School. She resided most of her life in Transylvania County. She was a loving wife, mother, and caregiver to family and friends. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Brevard and served for over 40 years in the church nursery at Turkey Creek Baptist Church and First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat Mann and Thurman Redmon, and Carolyn Griffin and husband, Bill; three sons, Ralph Mann Jr., Charlie Mann and Charlotte Pless, and Jim Mann and Traci Turpin; two grandchildren, Matthew Mann and Ashley Mann; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at Turkey Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Crocker and Rev. Tommy Owen officiating.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody-Connolly Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Renov-ation Fund, 94 S. Gaston Street, Brevard, NC 28712.

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Moody-Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.


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