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flag_emergency_medical_service_aMiss Melinda Marie Knight, age 44, of Charleston, Illinois, and formerly of Guin, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at her residence in Charleston.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Monday, April 22nd, 2013, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013, at the funeral home chapel. Burial in Webb Cemetery in Lamar County, Alabama.

Melinda, the daughter of Tommy Knight of Guin, Alabama and the late Marilyn Jones Knight, formerly served as an EMT in the Guin and Winfield, Alabama area. She was disabled at the time of her death.

In a touching ceremony, that included around 20 Emergency Medical Technicians, Police Officers and others who had worked alongside Melinda, an Honor Guard performed the traditional folding and presentation of the EMT flag, which had draped her casket, to the father that Melinda left behind.

Soon after, in the silence, a dispatcher could be heard over a radio speaking the moving words over the air of “Last Call” and Melinda was placed with honor in an awaiting ambulance to take her last ride to her final resting place beside her mother, grandparents, and cousin, at the Webb Cemetery, located near Beaverton, in Lamar County, Alabama.

She is survived by her father, Tommy Knight; her grandmother, Opal Knight; aunt, Sondra Knight Wightman; uncle, Roger Jones; cousin, Shone Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn Jones Knight; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren (Rose Ella Plunkett “Zell”) Jones, and grandfather, Fred Knight; and cousin, Kristopher Robin Jones.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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