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Donese Ruth (Cross) Knight

August 18, 1940 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 79)


DONESE RUTH (CROSS) KNIGHT, age 79 of Verbena, passed away on September 5, 2019 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, AL following a brief illness. She was born in Salisbury, NC on August 18, 1940; the daughter of the late Arthur William Cross and the late Zetty Bell Chapman Cross.

She retired from the Bank of Boston in Birmingham as a mortgage insurance clerk.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She loved watching television gameshows, especially The Price is Right and Let’s Make A Deal. She loved to fish when her health allowed and was especially fond of hummingbirds; which she loved to admire.

She is survived by: Husband, Gary Knight of Verbena; Son, John (Debra) Brewer of Chelsea; Son, Danny Brewer of Chelsea; Granddaughter, Heather (Aaron) Moss of Chelsea; Granddaughter, Autumn Brewer of Chelsea; Grandson, Logan Brewer of Chelsea; Granddaughter, Claire Brewer of Chelsea; and Brother, Wayne (Vela) Cross of Piquoson, VA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Zetty Cross.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 from 6-8pm at Ellison Memorial Funeral Home in Clanton.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 11:00am in the Guin City Cemetery in Guin, AL.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.

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September 9, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Graveside Service
September 10, 2019

11:00 AM
Guin City Cemetery
100 Cemetery Street
Guin, AL 35563

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