FRANKLINTON-Hattie Marie Ellis McKnight , 101, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 30, at Manasseh Chapel Baptist Church, Franklinton, with Elder Claude Perry officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
She was born to Haywood and Hattie Bell Ellis. She was educated in the Franklin County School System. She joined Mitchiner’s Grove Baptist Church and was baptized at an early age. When she relocated to New York, she joined First Baptist Church of Mamaroneck, N.Y. She was an entrepreneur, as she and her husband, the late James Alphonza McKnight, had a restaurant and TV repair business together.
Surviving: a sister, Bernice J. Crudup of Franklinton; stepdaughter, Patricia P. Taylor of Raleigh; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Cutchins Funeral Home, Franklinton.