May 9, 2009
DETROIT, Ala. — Rilla J. Knight, 88, died May 8, 2009, at River Place Nursing Home in Amory. Services are today at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church with Bro. Dalton Eason officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation was Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel. Ms. Knight was born in Marion County to the late Etney and Lillian Jeffreys Belk. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Flois Basil Knight. She was a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church were she taught a youth Sunday school class. She retired from Detroit Slacks as a seamstress. She is survived by her sons, Malone Knight and Gary Knight, both of Greenwood Springs; sisters, Evelyn Lines of Savannah, Ga., and Rachael Prothro of Detroit; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tim Otts, Dwight and Lee Knight, Chris Jackson, Kelly and Edward Prothro.