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Troy Kight

October 3, 2012

Troy Gene Kight of Baindrige, Ga., 84, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Woodrum and Mr. Charles Whittaker officiating.
The graveside funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, Tenn.
Ivey Funeral Home of Baindrige, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kight was born Feb. 18, 1928 in Rocky, Okla., the son of Jesse Allen Kight and Jessie Lee Cook Kight.

He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr.

Kight was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was managing editor for National 4-H News in Chicago, Ill., editor of Progressive Farmer Magazine in Memphis, Tenn., and editor for Mississippi State University Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station research magazine.

Mr. Kight was a deacon of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Starkville and attended Grace Church in Bainbridge, Ga. He was a member of the American Agricultural Editors Association, the Kiwanis Club, and the Agricultural Communicators in Education.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ruth Nikkel Kight of Bainbridge, Ga.; daughters, Lisa Ann Kight of Arlington, Tenn. and Meredith Kight Carraway and her husband Daniel of Bainbridge, Ga.; brother, Chester Allen Kight of Tahlequah, Okla.; sisters, Nina Marie Wafford of Ft. Gibson, Okla. and Neva June Bearden of San Antonio, Texas; and grandchildren, Lauren Beth Carraway, Aaron Troy Carraway, and Ruth Marie Carraway.

Mr. Kight was preceded in death by his brothers, William H. "Bud" Kight, Glenn Dale Kight and Ivan Leon Kight; and sisters, Mona Myrtle McAbee and Vera Lee Young.

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