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Zelphia Knight

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Zelphia Idell Knight, daughter of the late Lee Roy Stricklin and Jettie Walker Stricklin was born on Dec. 23, 1916 at Bernie and died in the Mt. Carmel Senior Living Center in St. Charles on Sept. 17, 2009 at the age of 92.

Mrs. Knight had formerly worked in sales and was former resident of Dexter and Bernie.

She was united in marriage to Ezra Hershel Knight on June 30, 1934 at Bernie. Mr. Knight preceded her in death on February 14, 1998.

She is survived by one son, Gerald Lee Knight and wife Wanda of Jackson; by three grandchildren, Susan O'Brien and husband, Jim, Mark Knight and wife Karen, Sarah McGuire and husband Dennis; by 10 great-grandchildren, Daniel O'Brien, Michelle O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Stephanie Knight, Joshua Knight, Jeffrey Knight, Randi Richards, Christopher Buchanan, Justin Buchanan and Jeremy Buchanan; also by three nieces.

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. Graveside services will then be conducted at 2 p.m. in the Bernie Cemetery.

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