Mary Ruth McKnight, 88, of Christian Health Center of Corbin, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Continue Care Hospital in Corbin.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John F. Mills and Ida Venice Mullins Mills, of Coeburn, Va.; two brothers: Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Mills and Charles Mills; her husband Elmer McKnight; and one son, Charles Ray McKnight.
Her survivors include one brother, Letcher Mills, of Coeburn, Va.; one son, Benny McKnight and wife Darlene, of Corbin: one daughter, Audrey McFarland, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; grandchildren: Shelly McKnight and Kristie Lanham, of Corbin; Delana Parrrish and Matt McFarland, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; great-grandchildren: Ryan Williamson, Hannah and Brady Lanham, of Corbin, and Zoe Parrish, of Daytona Beach, Fla. She leaves behind other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.
A member of Dorthae Pentecostal Church, Mary was a registered nurse at S.E.K.B. Hospital in Corbin for many years and was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel in 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Billy Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Martin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour Monday at the funeral home.
Hart Funeral Home, Inc., is handling the arrangements.