Mary Bingham Morrell Manning

Published 8:41 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mrs. Mary Bingham Morrell Manning, 91, Elizabethton, died Saturday, September 10, 2016, as a result of a car accident.
Mrs. Manning was a native of Elizabethton, and daughter of the late James Hoyle Bingham, Minister of West Side Christian Church, Elizabethton, and Verna Wilson Bingham.
She was an active member of Boones Creek Christian Church
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her first husband, Joseph “Bill” Morrell, who lost his life in World War II; her second husband, John Manning; brother, Hoyle Bingham; and sisters, Laura Lee Manning and Ethel Clark.
She was known by her family and many friends as “Biscotti Mary” and was quite famous for her “Aunt Mary’s Rolls” which she generously shared with many. She enjoyed sewing, baking for others, and traveling with her family.
She is survived by her sister, Emma Jean Lowery; a sister-in-law, Maria Bingham; and many nieces and nephews who knew her as their “second” mother.
Her Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, in the sanctuary of Boones Creek Christian Church with her nephew, Minister David Clark, officiating. A private burial will follow at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the Manning family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 423-753-3821.

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