2018-01-04 / Obituaries


Donald E. Knowles, 71, of Jackson passed away Jan. 1, 2018 at his residence. 

He was born July 12, 1946 to Edward and Florine Knowles. He was a member of the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church. He was a forester with Resource Management. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was also a master craftsman, building clocks, swings, rockers, baskets and numerous other wood products.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Yvonne Knowles; children, Eunice Elizabeth (Rodger K.) Alford, Donald Arnes Knowles; grandchildren, Leah Alexis Alford, Kaitlin Elizabeth Huggins and siblings, Jean Knowles, Raybon Knowles, Edmund Knowles and Edward Knowles.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Paul Knowles and Wayne Knowles.

The service will be Friday, Jan. 5 at Walker Springs Baptist Road Church with Revs. David Webb and Cathy Reed officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson.

Active pallbearers will be Timothy Knowles, Tommy Knowles, Brandon Knowles, Mallie Reed, Marcus Knowles, Josh Fuller and Daniel Reed.  

Honorary pallbearers will be Raybon Knowles, Edmund Knowles and Edward Knowles.

Condolences may be offered at www.lathanfuneralhome.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.



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