Death of Clergy Spouses: Robert Manuel and Betty Owens

Death of Robert Manuel, Husband of the Rev. Linda Manuel

The Rev. Linda Manuel and Bob ManuelPlease keep the Rev. Linda Manuel and her family and loved ones in your prayers. Linda’s husband, Bob Manuel, died on June 15, 2018 following a battle with cancer and a massive heart attack. The funeral will be held Friday, June 22 at 4 p.m. at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 2906 Hwy 160 West, Fort Mill, SC.  His ashes will be interred at a time to be determined at Prince George, Winyah in Georgetown.

Read the obituary.

Death of Betty Owens, Wife of the Rev. Jack Owens

Betty and Jack Owens with sons, Jeff and Max

Please keep the family and loved ones of the Rev. Jack Owens in your prayers. Jack’s wife, Betty Owens, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 following a long battle with metastatic breast cancer.

The funeral will be held Saturday,  June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island. There will be a short reception in the parish hall following the service. The burial will be on Sunday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Walhalla, SC.

Betty, who was born October 7, 1960, received her Master of Arts in Mission and Evangelism from Trinity School for Ministry in 2006. She served as the Director of Faith Formation at Church of the Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island, from October 2007 until October 2011. An obituary is not yet available.

I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord;
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God;
whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold,
and not as a stranger.
For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.
For if we live, we live unto the Lord;
and if we die, we die unto the Lord.
Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord;
even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.

Book of Common Prayer, The Burial of the Dead: Rite One