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Marvin Sanford Mann

Marvin Sanford Mann, 89, died at his home on October 3, 2014.

He was a member of Pikeville United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s Fellowship. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during WWII and the Korean War.

Marvin retired from Champion Paper in Canton, North Carolina with 35 years of service in 1987. He was a wonderful and compassionate father and husband. His greatest joy was to visit with friends and family to share stories and discuss current events.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Willie and Ines Mann; sisters, Grace Cairnes and Gladys Hipps.

Survivors include his loving wife of 68 years, Betty Worley Mann; daughter, Sandra Clark; son, Duane (Pam) Mann; sister Wanda Mann; brother, W. Thomas (Wanda) Mann; granddaughters, Olivia Grace Mann and Alicia (Phillip) Kendall; grandson, Todd (Vickie) Mason; and great-grandson, James Mason.

A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Smart officiating. The family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations be made to Pikeville United Methodist Church’s building fund, 7 Methodist Street, Pikeville, TN 37367. Graveside rites will be held in Canton, North Carolina on Wednesday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements were entrusted to Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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  1. mary paris simmons on January 26, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    To Marvin’s wonderful family–I just learned of his passing and wanted you to know how much I admired and loved Marvin. What a great man he was–he always had a funny story to tell. I miss him and Betty–I don’t live in Canton anymore, but when I go through there I always think of the two of you. I still remember Marvin telling me about the blue heeler he got (we had one of the females out of the same litter)…apparently his dog tried to “herd” him too….I laughed and laughed. If you get this message, Dad passed about a week ago. He was 94 and ate ice cream all of the way up to the last few weeks. He and Marvin are up there probably passing jokes back and forth. Prayers and love to all of the family, Mary Paris Simmons

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