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Died April 18, 2006

NEWTON GROVE -- Fonnie Mae Best Knowles, 86, of Raleigh, formerly of Newton Grove, died Tuesday.

The funeral will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Free Will Baptist Church. The Reverends Timothy Marriner and Rolland Harrell will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Mrs. Knowles is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Verna and Shelton Keene of Mount Olive, Barbara and James Williford of Raleigh, and Wanda and Jeffrey Capps of Clayton; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie and Portia Knowles of Apex; one sister, Susie Peterson of Raleigh; three brothers, William B. Best of Raleigh, Dixon Best of Newton Grove and Troy Best of Morehead City; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Millus William Knowles; one granddaughter, Tina Denton; her parents, Thomas and Lela Best; one brother, T.L. Best; and one sister, Mildred Pittman.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 9 at West & Dunn Funeral Home, and other times at the home of Verna and Shelton Keene, 1688 Raynor Mill Road, Mount Olive.

Condolences may be posted at www.westanddunn.com.

Published in Obituaries on April 20, 2006 1:59 PM