Marjorie White Knowles Craig, 88, passed away in Possum Valley (Drew County) November 22, 2020, in the home where she was born and married.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe Jenkins White and Mary Magdalene Brown White; her husband of 49 years, Pharris Lafayette Knowles; her second husband, Roy Glenn Craig; and her two brothers, William White and Travis White.
Marjorie was a life-long member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and a graduate of Drew Central High School. She was devoted to country living and the working heart of a multi-generational farm family. She was a quilter and an active member of the Extension Homemakers Club, contributing to many activities from 4-H Clubs, the Drew County Fair, and was a co-founder of the Possum Valley Fun Day.
She is survived by four children, Eulea Kiraly of Monticello, James (Rene) Knowles of Possum Valley, Hope Jones of Mayflower and Mollie (Rob) Ward of Austin, Texas. She had five grandchildren, Benjamin Kiraly of Charlotte, NC, Ildiko Kiraly Archer of Birmingham, Alabama, J.J. (Catherine) Knowles of Alexandria, Louisiana, Cory Knowles of Possum Valley and Miranda Ward of Austin, Texas. She also had seven beloved great-grandsons, Andrew and Austin Kiraly, Cutter and Kane Knowles, Chase and Raylon Knowles, and Grayson Archer. She also leaves behind three sisters, Inez Thomas and Nell Grimes both of Conway and Ethel Stiles of White Springs, Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at 16th Section Cemetery in the Possum Valley community.
Memorials are preferred to Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Barbie Eubanks, 178 Longview Road, Wilmar, AR 71675 or the Valley-16th Section Section Cemetery Association, c/o Rene Knowles, 324 Longview Road, Wilmar, AR 71675.
The family would also like to encourage donations to local blood banks, because of the generous donations that others gave that gave us an extra year with our mother.