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Open Letter from the County Manager: Remembering Lora McManus

Open Letter from the County Manager: Remembering Lora McManus

Posted on September 8, 2020

Lora McManusUnion County Government family,

It is with much sadness I share with you we lost one of our own to complications related to COVID-19. Lora McManus and her husband David both passed away on Saturday, September 5. Lora proudly served in our Public Works Customer Service office for more than 20 years and was well-loved by coworkers and residents. Lora and David were married 40 years and leave behind a 14-year old daughter.

If you did not have the opportunity to know Lora, please read these beautiful words Customer Service Manager Ashley Terrell shared:

“Lora loved to travel. She and David loved going to the mountains, and to Denton, NC to look at tractors during the annual Old Thresher's' Reunion. Lora loved Christmas! She loved to see the Christmas lights at McAdenville. She and David loved to play Santa and Mrs. Claus for Pageland, SC events. Lora liked to listen to WIXE radio, watch mystery movies and the Hallmark Channel. But nothing brought Lora as much joy as her daughter, Sara, 14. Lora waited a long time to become a mother and she relished in every second of motherhood. She loved to talk about Sara and brag on how well Sara can sing.

Lora worked in Customer Service for over 20 years - back when bills were handwritten!

Lora was a believer in Jesus Christ and she lived her faith. Lora never had a negative word say about anyone or anything. She found the positive in every situation. She was selfless and giving. She always had a story to tell. She gave the best hugs! Her infectious laugh and sense of humor had a way of catching her coworkers off guard. Lora was a historian of all things Public Works. Customers frequently asked for Lora. She just left an impression. She was dedicated, loyal, and will be sorely missed.”

Please keep Lora’s family members and loved ones, especially her daughter Sara, in your thoughts and prayers. For more information on their services and memorial gifts, please read Lora and David’s obituary.

I know this is hard news to receive and devastating to all of us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Employee Assistance Program for free counseling and wellness support if needed. It’s a benefit that is much needed in times like this.

Mark Watson, County Manager

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