Mrs. Elizabeth Anne ( Betsy) Knight, 73, of Altha, FL, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012, in Tallahassee, FL.
Betsy was born on June 8, 1938, in Orlando, FL, and had lived in Calhoun County since 1962, coming from Tallahassee. She was a wife, mother and founder of Big Bend Wildlife Sanctuary in 1988. Betsy made her debut in 1956 at the Rosalind Social Club in Orlando. Betsy also served as a librarian for two years. She was a member of Hill Crest Baptist Church near Altha.
Survivors include one son, Philip Barclay Knight, and his wife, Lana, of Altha; three daughters, Kathy Knight Varnum of Tallahassee, Mary Virginia (Ginny) Scott and her husband, Tom, of Ocean Springs, MS, and Sarah Elizabeth Westmorland and her husband, Adam, of Tallahassee; grandchildren, Jacob Carrington Knight, Zackery Varnum, Stephanie Gabrielle Boss, Katherine Elizabeth Boss, Josh Knight, Joshua Westmorland, Phillip Cushman Knight, Shelby Arminda Knight and Adam Barclay Westmorland; and one great-granddaughter, Adelin Anne Boss.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, at 2 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Steve Warren and Reverend Forrest Parker officiating. Interment will follow on Wednesday, February 22, at 1:00 pm (CST) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 21, from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm (CST) at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).