November 30, 2020

Mrs. Joyce Knight Nolen

Mrs. Joyce Knight Nolen, age 76 of Roopville, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018.

She was born July 24, 1941 in Franklin, Georgia, daughter of the late, James Robert “Bob” Knight and Ora Lee Noles Buchanan.

She was a seamstress having retired from Bremen Bowdon Investment and was a member of Providence Baptist Church. She loved to sew, cook and work in the garden.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Talmadge Knight, Jerry Knight, Jimmy Knight, G.W. Knight, Travis Knight, and Billy Knight; sisters, Joan Hand, Susan Padivich, Laura Knight, Faith Noles, Margaret Shadron, Frances Mclamb, Evelyn Horton, and Clovis Knight; and grandchild, Terri Lynn George.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jessie Wendell Nolen of Roopville; her four beautiful daughters, Violet Hurston (David Hurston), Jo Acosta, Bertha George (Jerry George) and Stephanie Nolen; grandchildren, Jennifer Walker, Tonya West, Tammy Hurston, Becky Hurston, Nito Acosta, Adrian Acosta, Darlene Hurston, Michael Hurston, Melissa Hurston, Jerri Payne, Cindy Spencer, Eli Acosta and Luke Geddes; a number of great grandchildren; a sister, Mattie McCormick; and a brother, Henry Knight.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. J.W. Daniel officiating.

Interment will follow in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with the following gentlemen serving as pallbearers: Gary Walker, Logan Walker, Jerry George, Daniel Payne, Michael Hurston, Nito Acosta, and Adrian Acosta. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Geddes, Caden Hurston, Eli Acosta.

The family will receive friends at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.

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