Anna Frances Lawhorne Mangum

Anna Frances Lawhorne Mangum, 55, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday,  June 26, 2019, at her mother’s residence, following a sudden illness.

Born in Atlanta, June 26, 1964, she had lived in Pierce County for the past 18 years. She was a surgical technician having worked at Orange Park Medical and Baptist Hospital both in Florida and Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. She loved to bake and her cheesecakes were heavenly. She also enjoyed all sorts of hand crafts, watching murder mysteries and the HGTV show, Fixer Upper, on television, and spending time with her precious grandchildren who she adored. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She was preceded in death by her step-father, Jerry Knowlton; her brother, Jay Lawhorne and by her sister, Kellie Landoll. 

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janna and Matt Peebles of Tallahassee, FL and Brandi and Lenzo Wilkins, Blackshear; her mother, Mary Frances Knowlton, Blackshear; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeff and Dana Knowlton, Brunswick, Cliff and Leah Knowlton, Douglas and Jason and Jessica Knowlton, Columbus; five grandchildren, Dean Dahlem Jr., Marissa Mangum, Alyssa Mangum, Sophia Lee and Khloe Wilkins; a granddog, Ace and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will take place from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at the funeral home.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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