ABERDEEN - James Luther Knight, 87, passed away
Monday, July 17th at Nortth Mississippi Medical Center in
Tupelo. He was born December 13, 1929 to Curtis Knight and
Laverne Cantrell Knight. He graduated from Smithville High
School in 1947. He was a longtime employee of Walker
Manufacturing Company in Aberdeen and later retired from
Triangle Warehouses in Columbus. James was a Mason and a
dedicated member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
He loved yard work, playing dominoes, pitching washers, Southern
Gospel, and country music.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 20th
at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with Rev. Mary
Hutson officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service
James is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jeanne Gardner
Knight of Aberdeen; four daughters, Deborah Knight Herndon
(Frank) of Aberdeen, Dinah Knight Sneed (Jimmy) of Senatobia,
Miss., Linda Knight Holt (Roger) of Burnet, Texas, and Liz
Thomas Barton (Bill) of Fayetteville, Ark; two sons, John Thomas
(Jeanette) of Lucedale, Miss. and Dr. Roy Thomas (Sonya) of
Tremont, Miss.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Myrlene
Montgomery Knight and one son, Steve Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 93, Aberdeen, MS 39730-0093.