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James Perry Knight
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James "Perry" Knight, 77, of Dawsonville, died Oct. 25, 2015.

Born July 1, 1938 in Athens, to the late Fred and Elizabeth Knight, he had lived in Dawson County for the past 30 years, having moved from Cumming.

Mr. Knight retired as a superintendent for C.W. Matthews after 30 years of service.

Perry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he served with the 101 Airborne.

After his time in the serve he returned to Georgie, where he met his loving wife and lived out his life.

He enjoyed resorting and showing his classic cars and was s devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle, who enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Perry was a member of Amicalola Baptist Church.

His brother, Frank Smith, also preceded him in death.

His family wishes to thank Embracing Hospice for their kindness and loving care.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nancy Sexton Knight; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Mark Tanner, Terryl "Terri" and Ron Cote, Lynn and John Willoughby, all of Dawsonville; brother and sister-in-law, Jett Alan and Sonia Smith of Dubai; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Tom Stradley and Joey Wigley officiating. Interment followed in the Amicalola Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.