Ella Knowles, 88
LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Knowles, 88, of Lebanon are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 18 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.
A native of Wilson County and a longtime employee of Texas Boot Company, she died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the home of her sister in Brentwood.
The daughter of the late Jessie Herbert and Elizabeth Frances Williams Lea, she was a member of the Green Hill Church of Christ.
Visitation after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ligon & Bobo.
Services will be conducted by Brother Randall Newman and Brother August Ruff. Interment will follow in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: grandchildren Sharon Annette Drye of Murfreesboro, Perry Allen Knowles of Lebanon and Melanie Ann Alexander of Smyrna; daughter-in-law Peggy Knowles of Mt. Juliet; sisters Ola Mai Hackney and Mary Baines -- both of Lebanon and Pauline Keith of Brentwood; brothers William Lea of Murfreesboro; Raymond Lea of Lebanon and Melvin Lea of Watertown along with five great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Claude William Knowles, son Clayton Knowles, siblings Riley Lea and Agnes Marie Lea.
Active pallbearers: Phillip Lea, Robert Baines, Jeff Baines, Mitch Lea, Tony Lea, Carl Lea, Homer Ray Lea, Kenneth Bates and Kevin Drye.
Honorary: Mable Hall, Robert Adkins, Houston Stanton, Robert Evans, Ricky Hight, Tommy Lea, Jerry Smith, Ray Williams, Katherine Knowles, Mary Edwards and Donna Hackney.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, Lebanon.