Ruth McKnight

CHARLESTON —  Ruth McKnight, age 93, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, at Extended Care Facility of Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Newsom Funeral Home chapel with interment following in West Heights Cemetery in Pontotoc.

Mrs. Ruth, a Christian lady, member of Berea Baptist Church was dedicated to her family, she opened her home to everyone and loved cooking.

Those she leaves behind to cherish her memory include her daughters, LaWanda (Eddie) Moncrief of Hernando and Vickie (Brad) Barefoot of Charleston; her grandchildren, Brian Morris, Ashley Toth and Bryan Moncrief; her great-grandchildren, Nicolas Morris, Greyson Tubbs and Breylon Toth. Mrs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lloyd McKnight; her parents, Amos and Ozella Burk; her sisters, Earlene McKnight and Dorothy Parker; her brothers, Evoy Burk and Lavoy Burk.

Her family requests you consider memorial contributions to The American Heart Association or The Cancer Foundation.

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