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Ethel Athern Knotts

Ethel Athern Knotts, 94, of Laurel, Mississippi, died Friday, August 28, 2020, in Laurel, Mississippi. She was born Saturday, February 13, 1926, in Mississippi.

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery and burial will follow in Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Bro. Bobby Boutwell and Bro. Vince Moss will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342.

Ethel was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Jasper County. She was a loving mother and grandmother that was loved by everyone.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Ida Mae Spradley, brothers, Clarance Spradley, Austin Spradley, Thurman Spradley, Lee Spradley, sisters, Christine Thomas, Annie Blackwell, Flora Windham, grandchildren, Tate Knotts, Connie Carr, Karen Knotts, Erin Heidleberg, husband, James Monroe Knotts Sr.

Survivors include her daughters, Pearlie Temple (James), Linda Smith (Jerome), sons, James Knotts (Judy), Richard Knotts (Faye), Tommy Knotts, Curtis Knotts, grandchildren, Wanda Heidleberg, Charles Williams, James Allen Knotts (Tracey),Joshua Knotts (Christy), Mignon Stewart (Dallas), Jerry Lynn Smith, Robert Smith (Kim), Kristy Reeves (Ramey), Joe Knotts (Rodia), Daniel Knotts, Melissa Sumrall, Paul Ray Sumrall, Jonathan Mallett, Jim Knotts (Rebecca), Carrie Kelly, Hope Buchanan, great-grandchildren, Jordan Heidleberg, Cullen Stewart, Tristan Stewart, Magon Gavin (Hunter), Jacob Smith, Harlon Reeves, Kaelin Reeves, Savannah Green (Jason), Jared Knotts, Sydney Knotts, Carson Knotts,James Heidleberg, Lucas Knotts, Laken Knotts, Brice Kelly, Eli Kelly, Breanna Chamberlan, great-great-grandchildren, Nathan Danials, Braxton Green, Kannon Green, Maylee Gavin, sister, Winnie Estes.

Pallbearers will be Joe Knotts, Daniel Knotts, Jared Knotts, Jerry Smith, Joshua Knotts, James Knotts, Jacob Smith, and Jim Knotts.

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Ethel Athern Knotts
February 13, 1926 - August 28, 2020




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