Paul Manns


Paul David Manns 66, of Hanover, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, suddenly at his home.

Paul was born on Aug. 19, 1950, to Burnice and Ethel (Martin) Manns in Deputy. Paul was retired from Michelin in Scottsburg and Cummins Engine in Columbus. He was a member and co-founder of the Gospel Truth Ministry in Blocher.

Survivors include his daughter, Heather Crites (Scott) of Lexington; sons, Paul David Manns II (Cherese) of Madison and Todd Manns of Hanover; grandchildren, Travis, Paige, Aidan, Libby, Isabella, Ellie and Joshua David; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Addison; sisters, Helen Risk of Madison, Dorothy Faye Ramey of Scipio; brothers, Seldon Manns of Scottsburg and AB Manns of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 43 years, Betsy “Kathy” Manns on March 28, 2013; and sisters, Lillian Bond Manns, Irene Maines, Catherine Kessler, Neva Howard and Sue Donna Leatherbury.

Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Alan Ball at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Grayson Funeral Home in Hanover. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until service time Friday.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Paul can be made to Scott County Special Olympics. Cards will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at