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Ruth Margaret Knowles

March 8, 1941 — May 9, 2023

Sylva

Ruth Margaret Knowles

Ruth Margaret Davis Knowles, age 82 of Sylva, NC went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 9, 2023. She was born on March 8, 1941, in Miami, FL to the late Bruce Vern & Evelyn (Gosch) Davis.

Ruth loved her role as a preacher’s wife. She enjoyed helping Rev. Ray with organizing sermons, songs, and teaching Sunday School. They lived a life of kids, grandkids, chickens, and goats. She adored them all. Ruth retired from Kelly’s Home Health Services.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Kitty Knowles of Sylva, Robert (Aaron Thomas) Knowles of Atlanta, Jeanne (Rev. Scott) Mathews of Sylva; grandchildren, Kayla Bryson, Emily Bryson, Kevin (Cassie) Bryson, Crystal Mathews, Ricky Mathews; great-grandchildren, Emmy Lou and Torvi; brother-in-law, Charlie Stoess; and her faithful poodle, Bella.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Rev. Raymond E. Knowles Jr.; and sister, Eleanor Stoess.

The family will receive friends from 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva, NC. A Memorial Service will follow at 3:00PM with Rev. Scott Mathews officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ruth’s memory to No Wrong Door/Veterans Purpose, PO Box 1594, Franklin, NC 28744

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Visitation

Saturday, May 13, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Memorial Service

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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