The Rev. Russell Ray Knowles Sr.

The Rev. Russell Ray Knowles Sr., 92, of Bolivia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1920, in Roper, a son of the late Lorena Chesson Knowles and Walter Anson Knowles.
Russell was a United Methodist minister for more than 46 years.
He was a member of the Masons and the Shriners.
Russell is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jaxie Carter Knowles; son, Russell Ray Knowles Jr.; daughter, Phyllis K. Shoe; and five grandchildren.
Visitation was from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home in Supply.
The funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Bolivia. A graveside service followed at Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery in Supply.
Arrangements by Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Home, Supply.

Funeral Home

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service
3915 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-4444
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Feb. 7, 2013