Manry Rawls, LLC, a Franklin, Virginia-based independent insurance agency, is pleased to announce the addition of the E.V. Lankford Agency in Emporia to its operations. Founded in 1872, Manry Rawls is deeply rooted in southeastern Virginia with offices in Smithfield, Windsor, Franklin, Courtland and Emporia. E.V. Lankford Insurance is a fourth generation, independent insurance agency that was founded in Emporia in 1928. Ned Lankford, managing partner with the Lankford Agency, will manage the Emporia office for Manry Rawls, which will continue to operate as E. V. Lankford Insurance. Management plans to merge the current Emporia office (the former Lifsey Agency) with the Lankford Agency and operate out of Lankford’s current Baker Street location.
“We are excited to add the Lankford Agency to the Manry Rawls family and look forward to continuing to serve the greater Emporia-Greensville-Brunswick area,” said V.S. “Vee” Pittman, II, President of Manry Rawls. “This area fits our geographical model for expansion and we hope to continue to expand and look for other growth opportunities as they present themselves,” said Pittman. Manry Rawls offers a full line of insurance products including homeowners, auto, commercial, life/health, farm, and crop insurance. Manry Rawls also has an affiliate relationship with Farmers Bank, a community bank which operates seven branches and service areas throughout Tidewater Virginia