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Obituaries: Knight, Fry

Mrs. Edna Marie Knight

Sister Edna M. Knight died at West Palm Beach, Florida, September 5, 2012 at the age 73 years. She was born April 2, 1939 in Manchester, Jamaica, a daughter of Edwin and Louise (Hyman) Yates.

Sister Knight attended schools in Jamaica and graduated from the University College Hospital in the West Indies. She was united in marriage to Brother Claude A. Knight on August 27, 1966 at Kingston, Jamaica.

She served alongside her husband in pastorates in Pennsylvania (Redeemer) and New York (Vanderbilt Avenue).

She is survived by her husband, Claude; daughter, Andrea; and sons, Wayne and Claude.

A memorial service was held September 15, 2012 at the United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mrs. Edith Grey West Fry

Sister Edith Grey West Fry, wife of The Rev. John Frank Fry, passed away on September 25, 2012 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was born on May 9, 1927 in Davie County, N.C.

During her 65-year marriage to The Rev. John Fry, they served Fulp Moravian Church in Walnut Cove, N.C. and Mt. Bethel Moravian Church in Cana, Va. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a member of Fulp Moravian Church.

Sister Fry is survived by husband, John Fry, a daughter and son, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at Fulp Moravian Church in Walnut Cove, N.C. by The Rev. Dan Nelson and The Rev. Jim Newsome with burial in God’s Acre at Fulp Moravian Church.


From the November 2012 Moravian Magazine

Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, April 21 — Psalm 52
Leviticus 15:1–24; Mark 5:21–43

The snares of death encompassed me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’ Psalm 116:3,4

The disciples awoke Jesus and said to Him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:38–39 (NKJV)

Christ Jesus, how prone we are to worry. How we forget your words, “Fear not.” When our faith is diminished by fear, gently remind us to take refuge in you. “Saranam, Saranam, Saranam.” Amen.

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