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Lelia Knowles

August 23, 1927 — February 10, 2019

Lelia (Lee) Ramey Knowles 1927 - 2019

Born in Oakdale, TN on Aug 23, 1927 Died Feb 10, 2019


Lelia Ramey graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1945 and attended college at MTSU where she met her husband, Charles Knowles. Relocating to Oak Ridge they raise a family. Lee was a devoted homemaker, substitute teacher, Cub Scout leader and Sunday school teacher. Lee returned to MTSU to complete her degree in education and followed with a rewarding career teaching Junior High English in Oliver Springs and then Norris until she retired.

Lee was energetic, adventurous and passionate about life and religion. A gracious hostess and delightful cook, she loved entertaining family and friends. Lee, having a distain for television, enjoyed reading, traveling, and pursuing crafts. She loved and excelled in knitting, sewing, and especially painting. She enjoyed living on Norris Lake, TN, at Sunset Beach, NC, and in Crossville, TN and finally back in Oak Ridge. She always maintained her religious beliefs and made friends through the churches where she lived: First Methodist, Norris Religious Fellowship and Chapel on the Hill.

She is survived by her loving husband, Charles of 70 years, sons: Chuck (Linda), Mike (Sharon), five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Services entrusted to Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home 865-483-4341



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