Mrs. Ruby Rachel Ryans Knowles, age 88 of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Tennova Healthcare, Knoxville, Tennessee. Rachel was a member of Eureka Baptist Church in Rockwood. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and a friend to anyone whom she came in contact with. She was an avid quilter and she loved to sing. Mrs. Knowles retired from Burlington-Adler Hosiery. Mrs. Knowles is preceded in death by her parents, John Elmer and Ola Myrtle Nelson Poland; husbands, Ray Ryan and William Bill Knowles and several brothers and sisters.
Daughter: Brenda Edmonds & husband, Roy of Rockwood, TN
Son: Don Ryans & wife, Christine of Kingston, TN
Brother: Ray Poland & wife, Linda of Jacksboro
Sisters: Luverna Wicks of Rockwood, TN
Ailene Patrick of Panama City Beach, FL
Betty Raffield & husband, Darwin of Panama City Beach, FL
22 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild
Host of nieces, nephews and other extended family
Visitation services will be held from Evans Mortuary, Rockwood on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 5:00-7:00pm. The Funeral Service will follow from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary at 7:00pm with Rev. Mark McCoig and Rev. Travis Langley officiating. Graveside and Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 10:30am. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Ruby Rachel Ryans Knowles.