Obituary: Esther Frances Manous


Funeral service for Esther Frances Manous, age 86, of Eva, will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with Charles Crawford officiating; interment in Etha Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Manous passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at Cullman Regional. She was born February 22, 1936, in Virginia to Ralph and Nora Mae Barb. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Manous; son, Matthew Kelley Manous; brothers, Robert Barb and Paul Barb; and sister, Anna Flemming.

Survivors include her sons, Ralph (Sandy) Manous and Doug (Sonja) Manous; grandchildren, Jessica (Colby) Crawford, Brandon Manous, Stephanie Jackson, Chad (Shannon) Kelsoe, and Tyler (Spencer) Kelsoe; great-grandchildren, Kobe (Chasity) Crawford, Cheyenne Crawford, Justin Crawford, Dakota Crawford, Dallas Crawford, Braxton Manous, Amelia Jackson, Grayson Kelsoe, Addisyn Kelsoe, Zayne Kelsoe, Kennedy Kelsoe, and Tucker Kelsoe; sister, Lelia Barb; and a host of family and friends.