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Barbara Nell (Newport) Knight

February 21, 1938 ~ July 22, 2019 (age 81)

Barbara Nell Newport Knight, 81, Johnson City, died Monday, July 22, 2019, at Cornerstone Village.  

 Barbara was a native of Tompkinsville, KY, and had been a resident of Johnson City since 1970. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Elton and Permelia Hammer Newport.

 Barbara was a Homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed serving as a Volunteer at The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center for more than thirty years and loved the members there.  

 Barbara was an avid reader and was always involved with putting books in church libraries, and visiting with, as well as, providing books for residents of local nursing homes. 

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Roy Newport.

Barbara is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Robert E. Knight; three children, Eric Knight, Copper Hill, TN, Brad Knight and wife Brittaney, Louisville, KY, Amy McKinney and husband Bill, Johnson City, TN; daughter-in-law, Lisa Knight, Apison, TN; four grandchildren, Katie Knight, Emily Knight, Eric Knight, Jr., and Hayden Knight; three brothers, John Newport and wife Katie Sue, Springfield, MO, Stanley Newport and wife Jeanette, Shephardsville, KY, David Newport and wife Marsha, Glasgow, KY; several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service for the family will be held in Tompkinsville, KY.

It was Barbara’s request that in-lieu-of flowers, memorials be made to The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, 300 Urbana Rd., Limestone, TN 37681.

Courtesy of Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City.

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