Obituary: Sally Knott Eckles, 97


Mrs. Sally Knott Eckles, 97, died Friday May 21st at her home in Pleasant View, TN.


Mrs. Eckles was a lifelong resident of Mississippi until moving to Tennessee to live with her granddaughter in the summer of 2020.


Mrs. Eckles worked for 39 years at GE of Jackson before retiring in 1984.


She is preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Boone & Susie Knott; one son, Daniel Thomas; 1st husband, Perrin Thomas; 2nd husband, Gordon Cooper; 3rd husband, Harvey Eckles; and grandson, Jeff Thomas.


She is survived by son, Don Thomas of Saucier, MS; four grandchildren, Robert (Shelly) Thomas of Saucier, MS, Perrin (Susie) Thomas of Ocean Springs, MS, Greg (Jessica) Thomas of Henderson, KY, and Kaye (Brad) Stanley of Pleasant View, TN; two step-grandchildren, Richard (Lauren) Cooper of Baton Rouge, LA and Melanie (Blair) Cooper of Madison, MS; 7 great grandchildren; 19 great great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


One very special great-great-granddaughter, Bajah Lennox, spent countless days entertaining her.


She loved being outdoors, gardening and tending to her flowers. Quilting was a passion and she made and gave away over 100 in the past 40 years. She was a very selfless woman and was devoted to her family.


A very special thank you to Dr. Raymond Craciun and the entire staff of Northcrest Medical Center in Springfield, TN for taking extra care of a very special lady.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View assisted the family with local arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433 www.austinandbell.com