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Louis McKnightLouis Elmo McKnight, age 87, of Cleveland, passed away on Monday February 28, 2011 at the Bolivar Medical Center Long Term Care. He was born on October 15, 1923 to Joe A. and Era Sue (Carver) McKnight in Cleveland, MS. Mr. McKnight was a life long Delta resident. He was a WW II Army veteran. Mr. McKnight was a former farmer and a retired policeman having served the cities of Cleveland and Indianola. He was a member of the VFW, a Mason and grew up attending Morrison Chapel Baptist Church. He loved his family and had shown great love to his grandchildren. Mr. McKnight was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Della McGovern McKnight, sister, Oline Payne and a brother Curtis McKnight. The family will receive friends Thursday March 3, 2011 at Cleveland Funeral Home from 2:00PM until 3:00PM Graveside services at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. The Reverend John Thomas will officiate the services. He is survived by Daughter, Jerry and husband Doug Taylor of Shaw, MS. Son, Elmo and late wife Bev McKnight, Jr. of Flora, MS. Daughter, Margaret McKnight and husband William Kent of Cleveland, MS. Son, Joe McKnight and friend Sue Tarsi of Cleveland, MS. Daughter, Gayle McKnight and husband Garry Waddell of Saltillo, MS. Sister, Jody and husband Henry Weiss of Columbus, MS. Brother, Roy and wife Vickie McKnight of Ackerman, MS. Seven grandchildren Regina and husband Dave Sutton of Houston, TX, Tina Ferretti and husband Steve Elliott of Germantown, TN, Hope and husband Pete Johnson of Southaven,Mike and wife Allison McKnight of Flora, MS , Lee and wife Julie Kent of Nesbit, MS, Matt and wife Jessica Arendale of White Pine, Tn and Laura Beth and husband Adam Watson of Tupelo, MS. SIx great grandchildren Dylan McKnight of Flora, MS, River Johnson of Southaven, Bianca Elliott of Germantown, TN, Lauren Landrum of Nesbit , Taylor Lee Kent of Nesbit, MS and Warren Lucio of Tupelo, MS. He was also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the employees of the Bolivar Medical Long Term Care for their special attention and care given. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, St. Jude Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Palmer Home for Children PO Box 746 Columbus, MS 39703. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net
I just learned of your loss of your father. I am so sorry. Please accept my condolences.
Lindsey Meador - March 03, 2011 at 05:18 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr. McKnight's passing. You will be in my prayers.
Jenny Brackin - March 03, 2011 at 04:41 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Your family is in my prayers.
Jennifer Henson - March 02, 2011 at 05:55 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I am very sorry for your loss.
Debbie Joel - March 02, 2011 at 05:29 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Elmo and Roy and entire McKnight Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss of your loved one. None of us are ever prepared for that loss, even though we know they are finally at peace. Memories will comfort you. Please extend our condolences and sympathy to the entire McKnight family. Love, Carole and Bill Rodger
Carole McCool Rodger - March 02, 2011 at 10:44 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Dear Elmo and Roy (and the rest of the McKnight Family), So sorry to hear about your Dad and brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all after your loss. NOne of us are ever prepared for the loss of a loved one, even though we know they are finally at peace. Memories will comfort you. Please extend our sympathy and condolences to your entire family. Love, Carole and Bill Rodger
Carole McCool Rodger - March 02, 2011 at 10:39 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
My sincerest condolences to all the McKnights. Mr. McKnight is at peace now, sitting with his savior. May God grant you all comfort and peace in the days to come.
Kent Fletcher - March 01, 2011 at 08:20 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Jerry, So sorry about the loss of your Dad. You were a good daughter all these years. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Marcia Lishman - March 01, 2011 at 08:10 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Luther & Janice Chandler - March 01, 2011 at 07:44 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM