Eliza Jane Abernathy Knight

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

May 5, 1932

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Mrs. J.M. Knight Beloved Matron Died on Tuesday

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock from Macedonia church in the Stamp Creek district for Mrs. Eliza Jane Knight, widow of the late Mr. J.M. Knight, a pioneer citizen of Bartow County.  Rev. H.C. Cowart, pastor of the church, was the officiating minister.  Mrs. Knight, though ill for several weeks, had an alert mind, despite the fact that she had reached the ripe old age of eighty years.  The end, which came Tuesday morning, although a great shock to relatives and friends, was not unexpected.

“Never Grow Old,” a favorite hymn of the deceased, was sung at the service by the church choir.  At the grave, a quartet composed of Messrs. Gus Amos, Paul Gilreath, Paul Howard and John W. Jones, sang “Where He Leads Me.”  Interment was in the churchyard cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Messrs. Harry Galt, Carl Leachman, Ernest Knight, Leonard Gross, Eli Park and Carl Culver.  John W. Jones funeral director was in charge.

Mrs. Knight had been a resident of Bartow County practically all her life.  She was a member of the Macedonia Church, and was a devout Christian woman, always working willingly in behalf of the church.  She was a leader in her community, loved and respected for her fine qualities by legions of friends.  Her husband passed away several years ago.

Four sons, Messrs. Jim, Joe, W.S. and Wesley Knight, and three daughters, Misses Mollie, Lucy and Lula Knight survive.  The scores of friends of the bereaved family sympathize with them in their great sorrow, and mourn with them the death of this good woman.

NOTE: J.M. Knight was James Monroe Knight; Eliza Jane was the daughter of Daniel Abernathy and Sarah Coley Abernathy.


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