Birth Date: 03/26/1931
Deceased Date: 06/16/2018
Clayton – Manuel Leroy Hairston, age 87, died Saturday, June 16, 2018 in SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born March 26, 1931 in Filbert, WV he was a son of the late James Matt and Manila Geter Hairston. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Toleda, Elisie, and Bernice; and brothers, Jerdo, James (Morrell), Warren, George Alfred, Parnell, Paul, Manuel, Leroy. He was a US Army veteran.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. Vontayne Smith officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be conducted at 12:00 noon at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro. The family will receive friends from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Friday just prior to the service.
Surviving are his wife, Arintha Poe Hairston; son, Manuel Leroy Hairston, Jr. and wife Kathy of Four Oaks; daughters, Tammy R. Hairston of Clayton, Donna Bonner and husband Larry Sr. of Silver Springs, MD, and Dorothy Still of Martinsville, VA; brother, Everett Hairston of Roselle, NJ; sisters, Rev. Shirley Miller of Cleveland, OH, Costella Hairston of Williamson, WV, and Chiquilla Polain of Conyers, GA and Jean Robinson and Dena Walters, both of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Devin Carter, DeChanta Shelton, Larry Bonner, II, Jimmy Richardson, Brandon Richardson, Stephen Richardson, Chris Richardson, Kelly Richardson, and Kayla Richardson; and great grandchildren, Arielle, Alexus, Junior, Trinity, Maleeyah, James Jr., Isaiah, and Christian and numerous nieces and nephews and other family.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to SECU Hospice House, Johnston Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577, or, Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.