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.