Another Soldiers body expected
Mr. G. B. Overton, funeral director for George MacKay & Company, has received notice from Mrs. Thomas F. Knight, announcing that the body of her husband, Private T. F. Knight, had been brought from France to New York and would probably arrive at Morriston in a few days. Mr. Overton will give due notice of the arrival of the body to the dead soldiers friends. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-10-1921Follow-Up:
Another Soldier Laid to Rest
The remains of Private Thos. F. Knight reached Morriston Thursday night, June 16, from overseas. The funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill cemetery, conducted by Rev. J. J. Neighbour, chaplain of the American Legion post, a large number of ex-service men being present.
Rev. J. J. Neighbour’s service was impressive and followed by an oration delivered by Dr. Moremen, post commander. After the services at the grave the firing squad under command of Elwood Raymond fired the usual salute. After the grave was closed and the flowers from those who had come to pay tribute to their fallen hero had been placed upon the new made mound, Dr. Moremen delivered to Mrs. T. F. Knight, the flag with a few impressive remarks.
The pall bearers were J. G. Parrish, W. C. Ray, E. J. Lopez, Lee Sharpe, Edward Gernant, Edward Drake, John Metrie and Mr. Stanaland. The funeral arrangements were in charge of George MacKay & Company. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 6-18-1921Note: Thomas F. Knight was born 11-21-1893 in Nassaua Co. FL and died 1-6-1919 in France. He was married to Eva Viola Sherouse.