2012-03-22 / Obituaries


Leonard Knight, 83, of Grove Hill died March 23, 2012 at Thomasville Nursing Home.
He was born May 11, 1928. He retired from Courtaulds in Axis after 35 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work (especially weed eating), riding his 4-wheeler, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Catherine Knight; one son, Jimmy R. (Brenda) Knight, Grove Hill; one daughter, Patsy Knight (Lamar) Hicks, Axis; two brothers, J.C. Knight, Thomasville, S. M. (Jewel) Knight, Calhoun, Tenn.; four sisters, Prunice Todd, Hilda (Coleman) Knight, all of Thomasville, Ester Peel, North Carolina, Olene (Roy) Hallman, Bay Minette; one grandson, Rex (Wendy) Knight, Grove Hill; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Emma Knight, twins, Libby Catherine Knight, Jon Rex Knight, all of Grove Hill; many nephews, nieces and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Clyde Knight, Sandflat; three sisters, Polly Knight, Loraine K. Cave, Lillian K. Duke; two brothers, William (Dub) Knight, Dorphus Knight.
A graveside service will be Monday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens on the Walker Springs Road in Jackson.
In lieu of flowers please donate 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, Tenn. 38101, 1-800-873-6983 or your local church.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill will direct.

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