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Rites held for Edith Knighten

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Edith Knighten

Edith Marie Knighten, age 94, of Glenwood, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

Edith was born on September 12, 1928, in Allen, Oklahoma, the daughter of William Marion Hawkins and Fanny Lou Patrick Hawkins.

On July 10, 1943, she married the love of her life, Jessie Lee Homer Knighten, and spent 61 years together before his passing. She was a member of Mount Tabor Holiness Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all that knew her. She was a homemaker in her late years and worked at the Glove Factory, then retired from the Glenwood school cafeteria where she was loved and called Granny by many. Her home was always open to anyone and there was always food on the stove.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Luther Hawkins, Evelyn Minick, Lavine Bland, Billie Carlson, Rosa Mae Maness, Johnny Hawkins, and Helen Vaughn; as well as her husband, Jessie Lee Homer Knighten. She was also preceded by her loving son, Homer Lee Knighten.

She is survived by her children: her son Jerry and his wife Joyce Knighten of Pearcy, her daughter Patsy and her husband Bill Stewart of Hot Springs, her son Ricky and his wife Marcell Knighten of Glenwood, and her daughter-inlaw Trudi Knighten of Glenwood; nine grandchildren, eighteen great- grandchildren, and two great-greatgrandchildren; her brother William Hawkins of Glenwood; her sister Mary Lou Jackson of Texas; and by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and a host of wonderful friends.

Funeral service was 2:00 PM Friday, November 11th, at Mount Tabor Community Building with Bro. Joe Ray Short, Bro. Scott Vaughn, and Olin Vaughn officiating.

Pallbearers were her family members. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Matthew Hulsey, and the staff at Oak Park Assisted Living, Danny and Kari Dougan, and Jimmy and Wanda Jones at Glenwood Nursing and Rehab.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Glenwood.