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.