GREER, S.C. – Gordon R. Manuel, 66, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. Born in Dover-Foxcroft, he was the son of the late Gordon and Mary Moulton Manuel.

Mr. Manuel was the director of government affairs for Bowater. He attended Greer First Presbyterian Church, Greer, S.C.

Surviving are a daughter, Liza Manuel of Mauldin, S.C.; a son, Chad Manuel and wife, Holly, of Greenville, S.C.; three cousins, James Manuel of Cape Coral, Fla., Virginia Manuel of Bangor and Cathe St. Jean of Hollandale, Fla.; former wife, Ann Manuel of Simpsonville, S.C.; special friend, Allene Gamble of Anderson, S.C.; and his loving dog, Max.

The funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown, Greenville, S.C., with visitation afterward. Memorials may be made to The Greenville Humane Society, Airport Road, Greenville, SC 29607 or The American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting