Mr. Ricky Ethan Knox

March 7, 2001 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011

     Ricky Ethan Knox, age 10, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2011, at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, Alabama. Funeral service, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the funeral home chapel. Rev. Sammy Taylor officiating.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Evelyn Ashton, Sr.; aunts and uncles, Brandy (Mark) Bullock, Michael (Alicia) Ashton, Jr., Timothy (Sonya) Ashton, and Jimmy Knox; 9 cousins, Kelsey, Megan, Seth, Baylie, Kallie, Zoie, Abby, Colton and Brooklyn; great-grandmother, Thelma Gibson; birth mother, Argena King; 3 siblings, Melia, Logan and Junior; grandparents, Ray and Deana King; and several other great-aunts and great-uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky Knox; grandparents, Arthur and Margarite Ashton; great-grandfather, Jimmy Gibson.

He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and attended Phil Campbell Elementary, Phil Campbell, Alabama.

You never saw Ethan without a smile; he loved to play sports, especially, baseball. He loved to take his BB gun and hunt squirrels and birds with his cousin Seth; he loved to ride 4 wheelers and dirt bikes. He loved to draw. He was our daredevil.

Akins Funeral Home, Russellville, AL., directing.

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