Welcome to the memorial page for

Imogene Knowles

December 17, 1926 ~ November 6, 2017 (age 90)

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Imogene Wiseman Knowles.

Imogene Wiseman Knowles passed away peacefully November 6, 2017 at Southern Manor in Winchester, Tn.

Born December 17, 1926 she was the daughter of David and Johnie Wright Edwards Wiseman and was raised in the Harmony community outside of Winchester.

Mrs. Knowles loved children and taught young children’s Bible classes at Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  After marrying Lloyd, she became a member at First Methodist Church in Sparta.

After a career in banking, she married Lloyd J. Knowles in 1969.  With his work they traveled throughout the United States and made many friends with whom they corresponded.  They also made many friends through gospel singings.  They had a box for many years at the Shelbyville Horse Show.

Mrs. Knowles was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother-in-law, Robert Lyle Custer.

Survivors include her sister, Margaret Wiseman Custer; her brother, D.G. Wiseman and wife, Lorena, and nieces and nephews—David (Christy) Wiseman; Margaret Lyle (Douglas) Downs;  Clare Wiseman; Bob (Ann) Wiseman; Melissa Custer; Melba Gene Custer; Jean Ann (Mark) Andrews; and Buddy Knowles.

She was also beloved by the next generation of great nieces and nephews who added another generation to the family circle—Anna, Jacob, David, Lyndsay, Jonathan, Alex, Andrew, Michael and Kate.  She was also blessed to live long enough to see the great, great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8th at Watson North Funeral Home in Winchester.  Dr. Joseph Butler will officiate services at 6 p.m.

Graveside services will be held in Sparta on Thursday, Nov. 9th at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Gilead Cemetery with Douglas Downs officiating.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for her caregivers and the staff at Southern Manor for their devoted care and compassion.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Harmony Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy Taylor, 11756 Lynchburg Rd., Winchester, TN  37398 or Mt. Gilead Cemetery Trust, c/o Linda Young, 745 Hensley Chapel Road, Sparta, TN  38583.

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 Service Information

November 8, 2017

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Watson-North FuneralHome
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Funeral Service
November 8, 2017

6:00 PM
Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Graveside Service
November 9, 2017

11:00 AM
Mt. Gilead Cemetery
White County
Sparta, TN 38583

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