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James 'Chief' Harold Maness

ASHEBORO — James “Chief” Harold Maness, 92, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Randolph Hospice. 

Born in Asheboro on Aug. 7, 1929, he was the son of the late Daniel Alexander Maness and Etta Lewis Maness.

Chief was a man who loved his family, life and his fellow veterans. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1948 and retired in 1973 a Chief Petty Officer and was in the fleet reserve. He was a member of several veteran organizations, including Amvets Post 905, American Legion and Fleet Reserve.

Chief is survived by his wife, Paige Rush Maness; children, Donna Butler, Michael Maness, Carol Paschal and Cheryl Maness and her significant other, Lloyd Hunt; grandchildren, Brandon Dunn, Danielle Maness and her significant other Jonathan Garrido, Ashley Maness, Ryan Barker, Amber Barker, Samantha Lynch and her husband Scott, and Ashley Paschal; great-grandchildren, Liliana Garrido, Landon Berry, Jonathan Garrido, Halyn Berry, Rylee Woolard, Bryson Linin, and Kayson Lynch. He was preceded in death by Jimmy Maness, Clementine Maness and Corey Barker.

A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Amvets Post 905, Asheboro, with an Honor Guard Ceremony at Bicentennial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Amvets Post 905 and/or Randolph Hospice.

Services entrusted to Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service.