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Maner Rice Ellenberg Jr.

November 16, 2018 - 06:00
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May 18, 1931-Nov. 12, 2018

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Maner Rice Ellenberg Jr, 87 of Siloam, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at his home after a long illness.

Funeral Services were held at Siloam United Methodist Church, Siloam, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Reverend Micah Wright, pastor of Siloam United Methodist Church, will be officiating. Interment followed in the Siloam Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were family members: Andrew Sparks, Jacob, Daniel, and David McClendon, Landon & Rylan Ellenberg. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Myrtice Crutchfield Sunday School Class; Mr. Harold Finch; Mr. Billy Swann; Mr. Steve McCommons; Cason Woods; Ian and Ross Ellenberg.

Maner was born on May 18, 1931 in Greene County. He was the son of the late Maner Rice Ellenberg, Sr. and Callie Coley Ellenberg of Siloam.

He was married to the former Marjorie Elizabeth Batson for 61 years. After graduating from Greensboro High School, he worked for the Citizens Bank.

Later he worked for Farmers Feed and Seed for 25 years. In 1977 he bought Union Point Farm & Garden and was owner and operator from 1977- 2005, where he made many life-long friends.

Maner was a lifelong member of Siloam United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday School Superintendent for forty years.

He served as an administrator on the board and loved serving his church.

Maner was a pillar of his community and was well-known and respected by the people in Greene and surrounding counties. He was a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau, Greene County Country Club, and served as a Siloam Volunteer Fireman and Auxiliary Policeman. He also served in the Army Reserve for 10 years and achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. Maner was a loving and supportive father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He always enjoyed visits and holidays with them. He loved gardening and farming for most of his life.

He also cared for beef cows on his farm. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer and was an excellent shot.

He loved machines and enjoyed repairing them.

He was an outgoing person who never met a stranger and enjoyed talking with others and making them laugh. His sense of humor and love for family will be greatly missed. Maner was preceded in death by his mother and father, Maner and Callie Ellenberg, and his sister Frances Ellenberg Griffeth of Union Point.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Batson Ellenberg; daughters, Kay Ellenberg McClendon (Tom) of Siloam, and Nancy Ellenberg Woods (Brandon) of Rockmart; and four sons Keith Maner Ellenberg (Shawn) of Siloam, Mark Carl Ellenberg (Thea) of Winterville, John Charles Ellenberg (Sherri) of Jersey, and Eric Rice Ellenberg of Atlanta.

His grandchildren include Callie Ann Ellenberg Sparks (Andrew); Jacob, Daniel, David, and Sara Beth McClendon; Sienna, Rylan, Landon, and Roma Ellenberg; Ian, Ross, and Luke Ellenberg; and Cason and Ethan Woods of Rockmart. He has one great-grandson Tucker Sparks of Auburn, AL.

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro,

(706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.