FEBRUARY 12, 1939 - JULY 21, 2020 Richard A. "Dick" Manton, 81, died peacefully at his home in Ave Maria, FL on July 21st, 2020 with his wife of 20 years, Tecie, and dog, Beau, by his side. Dick was born in Melrose Park, Illinois and was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Irene Manton, grandson Timmy Johnson, and his beloved dog, Max. He is survived by his brother, Jack Manton (LaRose), of Cummings, Georgia, nephews Jason (Megan), Jed, and Jonathan (Carmelita), his daughter Kerry Farley (Gary), of Greensboro, NC, his sons Christopher Manton of Charlotte, NC, and Rick Manton of Asheville, NC, stepsons Scott (Amy) Frazier of Lexington, SC, and Chad (Shelly) Frazier of Kernersville, NC, and grandchildren Tessa, Max, Zoe, Derek and Alston. Dick was a very proud 1962 graduate of Georgia Tech, where he earned a degree in Industrial Management. He went on to serve eight years in the U.S. Naval Reserve and then began a thirty-five year career with Western Electric / AT&T / Lucent Technologies, serving as a Market & Sales Manager and Government Communications Director. Dick and his wife Tecie became residents of Ave Maria in 2013, where he was an active member of the Del Webb Veterans Club and the Del Webb Bocce League. Dick was an avid photographer, enjoyed rifle sports, boating, and woodworking. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with family and friends at their previous home in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia, and here in Ave Maria. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held in Ave Maria, and another in Greensboro, NC at a later date, when conditions permit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Del Webb Veterans Club which serves needy and homeless veterans here in Collier County - 6010 Del Webb Way, Ave Maria, FL 34142.
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT FORSYTH...NORTHEASTERN DAVIDSON AND NORTHERN GUILFORD COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM EDT... AT 603 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTH OF HIGH POINT TO NEAR BERMUDA RUN. MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... GREENSBORO, WINSTON-SALEM, HIGH POINT, KERNERSVILLE, CLEMMONS, BERMUDA RUN, LEWISVILLE, SUMMERFIELD, STOKESDALE AND WALKERTOWN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS, POTTED PLANTS, LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS, STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS, AND MINOR FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING, ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS WHERE PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO FLOODING. DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM, PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. &&
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