MAGGIE VALLEY — Darlene Clontz Knight, 62, passed away Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center. She was born in Haywood County on Nov. 27, 1956.

Darlene worked for the Haywood County School system and with Haywood County Meals on Wheels prior to retirement.

She is preceded in death by the late Roy Clontz and Ruth Farmer Clontz; and step mother, Belinda Clontz.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, James Knight; daughter, Pam Teague and husband, Charles; sister, Christy Clontz; her special grandson, Nic Teague; her two loving dogs, Pharaoh and Izzy; and special friends, Dale and Slena Cogdill and Forrest and Sandi Hall.

Funeral services for Darlene will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the chapel of Garrett Funeral Home with the Revs. Heath Davis and Caleb Simmons officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Private burial services will be held at Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the John F. Keever, Jr. Solace Center, 21 Belvedere Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

Garrett Funeral Home is caring for the family. A message of comfort may be made to the family at

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