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2012-03-29 / Obituaries


Leonard Knight, 83, a native of Sandflat and resident of Grove Hill died Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 11, 1928. Mr. Knight retired from Courtaulds in Axis after 35 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work (especially weed eating), riding his fourwheeler, hunting and fishing.

Graveside services were Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 at Trinity Memorial Gardens on Walker Springs Road in Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Clyde Knight of Sandflat; three sisters, Polly Knight, Loraine K. Cave and Lillian K. Duke; two brothers, William “Dub” Knight and Dorphus Knight.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Catherine Knight; daughter, Patsy Knight (Lamar) Hicks of Axis; son, Jimmy R. (Brenda) Knight of Grove Hill; grandson, Rex (Wendy) Knight of Grove Hill; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Emma Knight, Libby Catherine Knight and Jon Rex Knight, all of Grove Hill; two brothers, J. C. Knight of Thomasville and S. M. (Jewel) Knight of Calhoun, Tenn.; four sisters, Prunice Todd, Hilda (Coleman) Knight, both of Thomasville, Ester Peel of N.C. and Olene (Roy) Hallman of Bay Minette; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Pilots for Christ, Inc., P. O. Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36461, 251-575-3200; St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P. O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101, 1- 800-873-6983 or your local church.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill directed.

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