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Peggy Nell Knowles, 79 of Bennington, Okla,, went to be with the Lord on May 14, 2014. Peggy passed at home of natural causes with her husband Clay by her side. Peggy Nell (Roberds) Knowles was born on Aug. 10, 1934, in Algerita, Texas, to Edgar and Nell Roberds. She was married to Clay Knowles on Oct. 5, 1972, in Juarez, Mexico. She attended school in Richland Springs, Texas. Peggy was the first woman district manager for 7-Eleven in West Texas, then went on to drive a hot shot truck for DQ Wise. Her hobbies were quilting, gardening, antique shopping and collecting, traveling and baking and cooking for her family. Peggy was a part of the Bryan County Antique Tractor Club.
Peggy Knowles is survived by her husband of 41 years, Clay Knowles of Bennington, Okla,; her children, Connie and husband Greg Cline of Big Spring, Texas, sons, Mike Land of Weatherford, Texas, and John Land and wife Neesa of Bennington, Okla.; step-son, Perry Knowles and wife Lily of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Tracy Wegner and husband Tommy of Big Spring, Texas, Jared Ring and wife Baylea of Longview, Texas, Kelly Knowles of Fort Worth, Texas, Brittany Knowles of San Marcos, Texas, Matt Land and wife Kendra of Bennington, Okla., Lindsey Land of Odessa, Texas, Tatum Land of Odessa, Texas and Robert McMillian of Odessa, Texas; great-grandchildren, Morgan Pierce of Big Spring, Texas, Tristan Ring of Longview, Texas, Kynlea Ring of Longview, Texas and Lucas Land of Bennington, Okla.; brother, Lanny Roberds and wife Lois of Bennington, Okla.
Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Nell Roberds and a step-daughter, Dana (Knowles) McMillian.
Family Hour was from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Holmes Coffey Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Okla. Service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Bennington First Baptist Church in Bennington, Okla., officiated by the Rev. Clark Harp and Gary Hall. Pallbearers were Jared Ring, Matt Land, Morgan Pierce, Billy Roper, Jess Holloway and Waylon Knowles. Peggy was laid to rest at the Jackson Cemetery following the service.
Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.
Services were under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Okla.