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Anna Frances (Lawhorne) Mangum

June 26, 1964 ~ June 26, 2019 (age 55)

Ms. Anna Frances Lawhorne Mangum, 55 of Blackshear, passed away June 26, 2019 at her mother’s residence following a sudden illness.

Born in Atlanta, GA on June 26, 1964, she had lived in Pierce County for the past 18 years.  Ms. Mangum was a surgical technician having worked at Orange Park Medical and Baptist Hospital both in Florida and Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.  She loved to bake and her cheesecakes were heavenly.  She also enjoyed all sorts of hand crafts, watching murder mysteries and the HGTV show, Fixer Upper, on the television, and spending time with her precious grandchildren who she adored.  Ms. Mangum was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Knowlton; her brother, Jay Lawhorne; and by her sister, Kellie Landoll.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janna & Matt Peebles of Tallahassee, FL and Brandi & Lenzo Wilkins of Blackshear; her mother, Mary Frances Knowlton of Blackshear; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff & Dana Knowlton of Brunswick, Cliff & Leah Knowlton of Douglas, and Jason & Jessica Knowlton of Columbus, GA; 5 grandchildren, Dean Dahlem, Jr., Marissa Mangum, Alyssa Mangum, Sophia Lee, and Khloe Wilkins; a granddog, Ace; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2019, at 4:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Memorialization is by cremation.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

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