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Arnold Clayton Maness
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Mr. Arnold Clayton Maness, 76, of Covington, died April 29, at Rockdale Medical Center.

Mr. Maness was born Jan. 1, 1937 in Moore County, N.C., where he grew up and attended nearby Asheboro High School.

In his early years, he worked at hosiery knitting mills. He went on to marry Sarah Prevette and eventually moved to Florida.

After moving to Florida, Mr. Maness worked and lived in the Miami area for approximately 30 years. After working in all facets of construction, Mr. Maness received a constructor’s license for high-rise developments. Many jobs were done with his brother Farrell, who later moved back to North Carolina.

In 1974, Mr. Maness moved to Lake Placid, Fla., to work in duplex development.

Upon moving to Lake Placid, he met Gertrude Buck, and they were married on Aug. 9, 1975. In 1981, the family moved to Tampa, Fla., for eight years and then to the Atlanta area where Mr. Maness lived out the duration of his days.

Mr. Maness is survived by his loving wife Gertrude Maness of Covington; five children: Lawrence Allen Maness of Loxahatchchee, Fla., Karen Cicio of Micanopy, Fla., Albert Maness of Smyrna, Gertrude Bryant of Covington, and Adam Maness of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Clara Brooks of Asheboro, N.C., Sally Routh of Sophia, N.C.; many other family members, and countless friends.

Mr. Maness was taken home to North Carolina and buried in Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.