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Murphy Ella (Closeup) KNIGHT

Ellis Cemetery
Washington County,
Louisiana

March 20, 1919 - April 13, 2008

MURPHY ELLA BATEMAN KNIGHT, age 89
died Sunday, April 13, 2008 in Franklinton, her home for all her life. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church. She worked with her husband in the family business, Murphy Bateman Building Supplies, which was started by her father in 1928. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and an avid reader and also enjoyed years of playing golf with her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon M. Knight in 1999; her parents Murphy J. and Ethel McElveen Bateman. She was also preceded in death by her sisters who died together in a traffic accident in 1939. Ella and Leon married in 1935 and they are survived by their five children Murphy Leon "Sonny" Knight of Poplarville, MS; Wilbur Russell Knight of Cincinnati, OH; Richard N. Knight of Franklinton; Patricia Ella "Pat" Knight Thrash of Seneca, SC; and Clayton S. "Dinky" Knight of Franklinton. 12 Grandchildren: Connie Lynn Knight Dickinson, Roger A. Knight, Clay Patrick Knight, Will R. Knight, Warren L. Knight, Joni Knight Adams, Hunter Leon Knight, Emily Knight Phelps, Nora Brown Haile, Frank Lewis Brown, Nancy Brown Wiebelt and James Knight. 19 Great-grandchildren: Chad, Anna Hampton and Jill Crosby, Lindsey Knight Olsen, Meaghen Knight, Tyler and Evan Knight, Brian Paterno, Paxton and Spencer Knight, Mallory and Julia Knight, Sammy and Wyatt Phelps, Dominic Hamsa, Adam Joseph and Lucy Wiebelt and Emma Knight. 2 Great-great-grandchildren Peyton and Brenton Olsen.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday, April 15 at the Ellis Cemetery.

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Contributed on 11/13/19 by billsully060
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Submitted: 11/13/19 • Approved: 11/14/19 • Last Updated: 11/17/19 • R239525-G239525-S3

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