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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


Friday, July 20 — Psalm 88:1–5
Deuteronomy 29:22–31:8; Luke 10:17–24

I will bring them through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. Zechariah 13:9 (NKJV)

Paul wrote: We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Romans 5:3–4

God, sometimes life feels too difficult to bear and we cannot feel you with us. Help us to be more aware of your presence even in the most challenging situations, and strengthen us to face the day. Amen.

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