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Joy Ann McKnight
April 16, 1936  -  January 29, 2020


Joy Ann (Smith) McKnight, of Bee Branch, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at home on January 29, 2020, after battling Alzheimer's Disease for more than eight years. She was born on April 16, 1936 in Alto, Texas. Joy was the second of eight children born to Halbert and Lucille (Marshall) Smith.

As a high school senior, she moved to Bee Branch, met Jamie McKnight and fell in love. They were married for more than 38 years when he died in an accident. She was a devout Christian, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. Joy was blessed to live a long, exciting, full, and happy life.

Joy is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons; Jim and Jeff, daughter, Jackie, brothers; Dale, Randy, and Charlie.

She is survived by her children; JoAnne (E.J.) of Fort Worth, Texas, Jill (Paul) of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Jack (Rebel) of Greenbrier, Arkansas, sisters; Pat Thomas of Waxahachie, Texas, Jan Florez of Nogales, Arizona, brothers; Roy (Sandra) Smith of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Hal (Liz) Smith of Winchester, Virginia, sisters-in-law; Mary Alice Smith of Lawrence, Kansas, Anna Jean Thomas of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, Judy McKnight of Conway, Arkansas, Judy (John) Thornton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, brothers-in-law; Fred (Frieda) McKnight of Pineville, Louisiana, Harold Dean McKnight of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Roger McKnight of Bee Branch, Arkansas, fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and many other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, February 2, 2020 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, February 3, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Church in Bee Branch. Interment will follow in Blackwell Cemetery, Bee Branch, Arkansas.

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