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Mr. Boone Aiken Knox

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Boone Aiken Knox died on January 13, 2011. He was born on December 21, 1936, the second son of Peter Seymour Knox, Jr. and Mary Lyles Aiken Knox of Thomson. He was named for this maternal grandfather, Jefferson Boone Aiken of Florence, South Carolina. Mr. Knox grew up in Thomson, Georgia attending the public schools there and was further educated at Davidson College and the University of Georgia from which he graduated in 1958. After graduation he married his wife of 52 years, George-Ann Walker Knox, and entered the family business in Thomson. He was an accomplished businessman, blessed with a keen mind, integrity, a strong work ethic and a personality which endeared him to employees, business associates and legions of friends. He gave to his communities and his philanthropy is well known, impacting the cultural life of both Thomson and Augusta, as well as the lives of many people. He was an avid golfer, enjoying equally both the fierce competition and fellowship with friends. He played a many venues, building lasting friendships and relationships, not only among fellow golfers, but also among those who worked to make such venues outstanding places. Mr. Knox is survived by his wife and three children and their spouses, Elizabeth Knox Hopkins and William Cunningham Hopkins; Jefferson Boone Aiken Knox and Catherine Davis Knox; Charles Edward Knox and Kimberly Nations Knox; plus twelve grandchildren; Walker Grout Hopkins and his wife, Melissa; William Cunningham Hopkins, Jr.; Broone Knox Hopkins; Jefferson Boone Aiken Knox, Jr.; James Lee Davis Knox; Austin Walker Knox; Leila Nations Knox; Charles Edward Knox, Jr.; John Michael Knox; James Walker Mackenzie Knox; Peter Boone Knox; and Henry Seymour Knox; plus his sister-in-law, Pat Knox; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. A memorial service was held at Sacred Heart Cultural Center, Augusta, at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene Street, Augusta or to a charity of your choice.

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