The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


November 21, 2013

'Nelda' Knowles

GREENVILLE — Ruby “Nelda” Allen Knowles, 70, of Campbell went to be with her Lord and Savior Nov. 20, 2013.

She was born Jan. 9, 1943, in Blossom to Loyd and Ruby Allen. She married Billy Knowles on Sept. 4, 1959, in Grand Prairie.

Nelda worked for Grand Prairie ISD Food Service for 22 years.

Nelda loved Jesus, her family, kids, grandkids and great-grandkids with all her heart.

She felt that God was so good to her and blessed her with special people in her life.

One of her favorite things to do was to sit on the beach and think about how big the ocean is and how she was just like a grain of sand. She would say that each grain is needed to make the beach.

It would renew her spirit each time she visited the ocean and remind her how God was always with her.

Nelda is survived by her husband of 54 years, Billy Knowles; children Donna Calvert, Stan Knowles and Loretta Aydelott; grandchildren Krista, Jennifer, Kevin and A.J.; great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Ravyn and Zachary; brothers Dale and David Allen; and a sister, Sharon Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Ruby Allen, and very dear friends, Diane and Peggy.

There will be a funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lynch Funeral Service chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will follow the service at Brigham Cemetery in Campbell.

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