2017-07-27 / Obituaries


Sara Puckett Knight, 87, of Grove Hill passed away July 25, 2017.

She was born Sept. 22, 1929 to the late John Taylor and Maggie Puckett Sr. She was an active member of the Faith Sunday School Class of Grove Hill Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a retired English and Latin teacher who also tutored many students in the community through the years. Mrs. Knight was an avid reader.

Mrs. Knight is survived by daughters, Wanda (Steve) Westbrook, Kimberly, Ala., Cathy Baker, Janet Woodham, Rita (Don) Phillips, all of Grove Hill; son, Timothy Edwin (Judy) Knight, Pelham; sister, Margaret Byars, Mobile; brother, Tom Puckett Sr., Alabaster; five grandchildren, Nikki Westbrook Turner, Sarah Westbrook Trefethen, Brian Woodham, Heather Baker Reeves and Drew Baker; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin D. Knight, daughter, Pamela Nelson and a brother, John Taylor Puckett Jr.

The service was July 28 at 1 p.m. at Grove Hill Baptist Church with Bros. Tony Meinhart and Randy Boone officiating. Interment was in the Magnolia Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grove Hill Baptist Church, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Pilots For Christ.

Active pallbearers will be Steve Westbrook, Don Phillips, Brian Woodham, Drew Baker, Stewart Turner, Van Trefethen and Kyle Reeves.

Honorary pallbearers were the Faith Sunday School Class and Shirley Wright WOM of Grove Hill Baptist Church and her beloved coffee drinking buddies.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.lathanfuneralhomegrovehill.com.   

Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.


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