Hilda Elizabeth Allison Knupp, age 85, of Old Fort, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Mission Hospital-McDowell.

A native of McDowell County, Hilda was born on February 13, 1933, to the late Brownlow and Gladys Burgin Allison. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-four years, Lester Knupp; one daughter, Penny Brooks; and one granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Brooks. Hilda was a very active member of Mt. Hebron Wesleyan Church, which she assisted in fundraising for the building fund. She was a long-time volunteer at McDowell Hospital, a member of McDowell Extension Club and Friends of the Library in Old Fort. She loved to quilt and crochet and work in her garden. She also was known to family and friends as being a wonderful cook.

Left to cherish her memory are one son, Kim Knupp; one son-in-law, Jimmy Brooks; one brother, Raymond Allison; and two sisters, Lottie Washburn and Candie McPherson (Joe). Also surviving Hilda are three grandchildren, Jennifer Kinninger (Adam), Amy Deyton (Darren) and David Lawing; and four great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Ethan, Halen and Nova.

A funeral service for Hilda will take place on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Mt. Hebron Wesleyan Church, with Reverend Todd Hinson and Mrs. Jennifer Kinninger officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., prior to the service. Interment at Cherry Springs Baptist Church Cemetery will follow the service.

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