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Dec. 27, 1946 – April 30, 2022

Gayle Carnley Knighten, 75 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family April 30, 2022. Gayle was a devoted house wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She spent many years working with the public in different settings. She was a beloved person who rarely met a stranger, and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Knighten; daughter, Margie Rodrigue; and parents, Albert and Mary Lois Carnley.

She is survived by her three children, Tonya Knighten DeRamus, Rebecca Mosley, and Albert Lee (Adrian) Knighten; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family received friends from 12 – 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Dunklin Funeral Home with a service in the chapel at 2 p.m. Brother Ricky Crysell officiated and Dunklin Funeral Home directed. Graveside followed at Sardis Cemetery in Highland Home.

Pall bearers were Johnny Mount Jr., Stanley Gardner, Randy Williams, Sam Reeves, Joshua Jones, and Clay Singleton. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Knighten, William Gardner, and Jeffery Franks.

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