Alta Virginia Hare McKnight, age 91, of Lascassas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 “to await the Great Resurrection.”
A native of the Porterfield community, she was the daughter of the late David Dickinson and Sally McElroy Hare. Mrs. McKnight was also preceded in death by her siblings, Rush, John D., Ray Hamilton Hare, and Hilda McElroy; sons-in-law Gary Simmons, Henry Satterfield, Robert Vaughter, and Mike Miller.
Mrs. McKnight is survived by her husband of 70 years, James C. “Jimmie” McKnight; daughters, Carol Vaughter of Murfreesboro, Neika McKnight of Lascassas, Nyla Satterfield of Murfreesboro, Rita Lester and her husband Lannie of Milton, Nancy Miller of Lascassas, and Darlene Miller and her husband Stan of Lascassas; son James Kennedy “Kenny” McKnight of Lascassas; grandchildren, Rob Vaughter, Charlotte Vaughter Beard, Laura Vaughter, Marty Bedsaul, Marla Bedsaul Bowman, Karen Satterfield, Stephen Lester, Jeff Miller, Anna Miller Woerner, David, John, and Nathan Miller; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Brothers Tony Holt and Charles Mullins officiating. Burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and friends.
Mrs. McKnight was a member of Kingwood Heights Church of Christ and a retired teacher, nurse and a homemaker. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Odom, Dr. Rungee, Dr. Goodman, and MTMC Critical Care unit, the 7th Floor staff and Caris Healthcare for the loving care they gave to Mrs. McKnight. Memorials may be made to the Tennessee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 10, Springhill, TN 37174, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Kingwood Heights Church of Christ in memory of Mrs. McKnight.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at WOODFIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 893-5151. Online condolences may be made at www.woodfinchapel.com.