SYLVESTER -- Mrs. Jo Brown Knighten, 71 of Sylvester died Saturday September 1, 2012 at Lee County Health Care.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Gordy-New Bethel Cemetery with Mr. Johnny Evans officiating.

Mrs. Knighten was born on November 17, 1940 to the late Luther C. and Lonnie Bloodworth Brown in Lacoochee, FL. She has lived in Worth County since 1997. Mrs. Knighten was employed with the Worth County Board of Commission as a bookkeeper in waste management. She was a member of Gordy New Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Mike Ott (Terri) of Nashville, TN, Jody Ott of Fitzgerald, Doyle Knighten (Sherry) of Leesburg, Carson Coffelt of Paducah, KY; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Knighten was preceded in death by a son Andy Ott.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday at Banks Funeral Home.

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Sylvester 229-776-2055