Mary Rose Currin Knott
  • 83 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 5, 1931
  • Date of passing: Sep 22, 2014
Let the memory of Mary be with us forever

Mary Rose Currin Knott, 83, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 after a brief stay at Brantwood Nursing Home in Oxford.

She was born in Granville County to the late Albert J. and Annie Frances O’Brian Currin. She moved to southern Wake County at an early age but moved back at age fourteen to the Culbreth community and lived in Granville County the rest of her life. She was a graduate of Berea High School and attended Meredith College in Raleigh. She was an active member of Enon Baptist Church, having participated in its WMU programs and its adult choir. Over the years she served her community as a Berea Cub Scout Master, a member of the Mary Jamieson Woman’s Club, Saturday Book Club, Walnut Grove Homemakers Extension Club, and a volunteer at Granville Medical Center.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 25th 2014 at Enon Baptist Church by Rev. Steve Brown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, C. Maurice Knott of the home, a daughter, Marsha K. Cowart (Dwight) of Wrightsville Beach, two sons, Crawford A. Knott(Patsy) and C.F. Knott(Suzanne), both of Oxford, a brother, Roger A. Currin (Caroline) of Alexandria, VA and five grandchildren, Meredith(Collin), Max, Jake, Matt and Joseph.

Visitation was held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M September 24, 2014 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Enon Baptist Church to be designated to the Maurice & Mary Rose Knott Scholarship Fund, % Buck Adcock, 2115 Tommie Daniel Rd., Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Any guest that wishes to visit the family may come by the home on 2104 Highway 158, Oxford, N.C. 27565.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Amy Franklin on 25th September 2014

"Maurice, Crawford, Marsha and CF:  Please accept my sincerest condolences at the loss of Mary Rose.  I was saddened to learn of her passing.  She was a very special lady with a lot of heart and great class.   While I will miss her, I rejoice in her faith, as I know that she was welcomed home for the most joyful of homecomings and celebrations.  May each of you be comforted during this time and know that you are not alone.   Amy Daniel Franklin"

This tribute was added by Cindy Robinson on 25th September 2014

"CF, I am so sorry for your loss.  I am unable to attend the visitation and funeral, due to my situation.  Please know that you and your family are in our prayers and we are here if you need anything."

This tribute was added by Nancy Kenna on 24th September 2014

"Mr. Knott,

I had no idea that your mother had died on the day that you met with me.  Thank you for being so thoughtful of others at a time when we should have been comforting you.  You have my highest regards.  I will keep your mother in my prayers.

Thomas Kenna, Jr."

This tribute was added by Nancy Kenna on 24th September 2014


Please know that Tom and I are thinking of you at this time.  Though we never knew your mother, she must have been a remarkable woman for she raised a wonderful son and businessman.  We will keep you and your family in our prayers."

This tribute was added by jackie warren on 24th September 2014

"may this light always burn bright in your heart"

This tribute was added by jackie warren on 24th September 2014

"Crawford, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. my mother is also at brantwood.  she went to school with your mom. may God lay his comforting hands upon you and your family at this time. you are in my prayers as well as your family."

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