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Rachel Knox Respass

Published 12:06am Saturday, October 6, 2012

Rachel Knox Respass, 95, of 115 Golf Rd., Plymouth, died Thursday, October 3, 2012, at Plumblee Nursing Home.
She was born in Martin County, on April 17, 1917, to the late James Daniel Knox and Mamie Williams Knox. Mrs. Respass was a member of Holly Neck Church of Christ and also attended the Plymouth Church of Christ. Along with her husband she was the owner and operator of Respass 66 and Respass Grocery. She was preceded in death by her husband Vance Benjamin Respass, daughter Gwendolyn Respass Sawyer Allen and 9 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 11:00 AM at Plymouth Church of Christ, with Phillip Alligood, Thomas Biggs and Bob Moulden officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery at Holly Neck Church of Christ, Roper.
Survivors include, brothers, Curtis Knox and Brasco Knox of Robersonville; grandchildren, Roy M. Allen Jr. of New Port Richey, FL, Robert L. Allen and wife Susan of Dawsonville, GA, John B. Sawyer, III and wife Denise of Plymouth, Wendy A. Stanley and husband Ken of Indian Trail and Jennifer A. O’Neal and husband Steve of Plymouth; great grandchildren, Jessica, Cody, Christopher, Courtney, Megan, Kayla, Ashley, Stevie, Jonathan, Makayla and Jordan.
The family will receive friends on Sunday evening at Plymouth Church of Christ from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and other times at 115 Golf Rd., Plymouth, NC.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Walker Funeral Home of Williamston is serving the Respass family.

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