Mary “Ruth” Knowles, 82, of McDonough, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2012. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lee Knowles; daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Raymond Blaydes; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Christina Knowles; grandchildren, Jason and Sarah Blaydes, Neil Blasingame, Spencer Blaydes, Elizabeth Blaydes, and Claire Anderson; great-grandchildren, Taylor Blaydes and Hollis Blaydes; nieces, Jane Knowles and Ann Knowles, and nephew and his wife, “Lil Bud” and Leanne Knowles.
Mrs. Knowles was formerly employed at Southern Regional Medical Center, and gave 25 years of caring service. Her family will receive friends at Pope Dickson & Son — Morrow Chapel, on Thursday, Feb.16, from 5 p.m., to 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Pope Dickson, and interment will be at Fairfax Cemetery in Valley, Ala., that afternoon. Pope Dickson and Son — Morrow Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (770) 961-2700.