Barbara Manning of Covington, GA went to be with the Lord, Thursday January 20, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family at the age of 71. She was born on December 4, 1939 in McDonough, GA to Byron and Sara Wilson Allen. She worked with Steele Jones Insurance Agency in Covington for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, was a friend to many, and will be missed dearly. Mrs. Manning is survived by husband John Manning; son Mike Rogers; daughters Pam Rogers Hunt, Susan Rogers Wilson all of Covington, GA, Susan Manning Ireland of Snellville, GA; sons Michael Manning of Monroe, GA, Eddie Manning of Covington, GA, Larry Manning of Tampa, FL; sisters Shirley Fields of Covington, GA, Ruth Hannon of Atlanta, GA; brothers Charles Allen of Atlanta, GA, James Allen of Fayettville, GA, Wayne Allen of Porterdale, GA; grandchildren Cameron Wilson, Billy Wilson III, Kelsey Hunt, Erica Harper, Robbie Roberts, Tyler Ireland, Abbey Ireland, Brooke Ireland, Justin Manning, Kayla Manning, Kenneth Manning, David Manning, Josh Gorrow; seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by parents Byron Allen and Sara Wilson Allen and granddaughter Julie Cargile. Services will be held at 3:00PM on Sunday January 23, 2011 in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Jones officiating. Interment will be at Lawnwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Guest may sign the online register book at Wheeler Funeral Home, 11405 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016.