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Mary Knowles
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Obituary – Mary Blackwell Knowles

Mary Blackwell Knowles, 93, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Pittsfield and Lenox, MA, died Thursday, April 13, 2017.  She was the widow of Robert William Knowles. Born in Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of James W. and Mary Hood Blackwell. Educated in Pittsfield Schools, she graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1941. She attended Winthrop College where she was enrolled in the school of music. She was a member of the Junior League of Pittsfield and an active volunteer in the community. She was also a member of the College Club of Berkshire County and the First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield where she sang in the choir for many years. She and her late husband moved to Myrtle Beach in 1982.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. James W. Knowles and Robert B. Knowles; three grandchildren, Stephen Knowles, Laura Knowles and Sarah Truden; a great granddaughter, Sophia Truden; her sister, Charlotte B. Striebel; a niece, Pamela Doyle; and two grandnieces, Lillian and Rebecca Doyle.

A graveside service will held at the convenience of the family. Internment will take place in the Blackwell Family gravesite, Grove Hill Cemetery, Darlington, SC.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Low Country Food Bank, Georgetown, SC.

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Christine Dix
Myrtle Beach

I have known Mary from Covenant Towers, where my mother, Jeanne Russo lives. She was a very special lady and I so enjoyed getting to know her and have her as a special, close friend. I will miss her kind heart and beautiful singing voice. I know she is where she wants to be. I'm sure there is quite a reunion going on! Love and miss you Mary.

Jeanne Russo
Covenant Towers, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

I've lost a very dear friend whom I've known for many years. I will always cherish that friendship & miss her terribly. But I thank the Good Lord for taking her home where she can be reunited with her dear husband, Tex, and other family & friends. I can hear you singing with the angels, Mary - so beautiful!

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