Former Stockbridge Clerk Merle Manders Dies at 80, Funeral Wednesday

STOCKBRIDGE— Former longtime Stockbridge city clerk Merle Manders died Monday, the city of Stockbridge announced Monday on its official Facebook page.

Manders served as city clerk over a term of 35 years, from 1975 to 2010. She died on April 17 at the age of 80.

“She earned great respect by faithfully executing the office of city clerk, creating processes and procedures that continue to serve the city well today,” stated the city in an emailed memoriam on Tuesday.

The city’s conference center bears her name in recognition of her steadfast dedication and professionalism. Manders was preceded in death by husband Eugene “Slick” Manders and is survived by two children, Steve Manders (Mindy) and Susan Dickey (Jeff), as well as four grandchildren, Merritt, Morgan, Darryl and Devon.

On July 11, 2016, she was presented with a Lifetime Service Award by the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 35 years of dedicated service to the city of Stockbridge.