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 Murphy Ella <I>Bateman</I> Knight

Murphy Ella Bateman Knight

Death 13 Apr 2008 (aged 89)
Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 27761558 · View Source
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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.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in her memory to First Baptist Church Music or Building Fund

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  • Created by: Michael Fussell
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27761558
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Murphy Ella Bateman Knight (20 Mar 1919–13 Apr 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27761558, citing Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Michael Fussell (contributor 46855219) .