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Pearl S. Kight

October 1, 1927 — June 1, 2022

Emma Pearl Studebaker Kight, 94, of Homerville passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Riverbrook Nursing Home after a short illness, surrounded by her family. She was born in Homerville to the late Herbert E. Studebaker, Sr. and Isaline Booth Studebaker. She was married to the late, W.M. “Dub” Kight, and they lived in Clinch County all of their life where she owned and operated Pearl’s Beauty Shoppe for 55 years (1962-2017). She always enjoyed mowing grass, planting flowers, sewing, making ceramics, and especially enjoyed cooking for her children and grandchildren.

Her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren were her legacy.  She loved to take family trips to Bluegrass Festivals, The Studebaker Family Reunion in Ohio, and take her grandchildren anywhere.  She took her grandchildren to clogging lessons and they performed as “The Clogging Kights.” She had a knack for frying the best squash in the world for the many people that had the pleasure to eat at her table.  They were served as an “appetizer” because they were always gone before the blessing.  You never walked in her house without her asking, “hey, baby, are you hungry?”  She loved to plant a- garden, pick vegetables, and put them up to feed her family.  She took her grandchildren to work and made a “pallet” to sleep on in the floor of the beauty shop.  She always had a “pallet” at her house for her great grands.  The love she had for her family and the love her family had for her, was a love for the books. 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Kight; two sisters, Christine McQuaig and Lalone Bradford; one brother, Herbert Studebaker, Jr.

Survivors include two children, Carylene Metts (Roger) of Homerville and Buzzy Kight (Sharon) of Naylor; eight grandchildren, Cary Kight (Erika) of Homerville, Roger Metts (Donna) of Hazlehurst, Casey Gibbs (Keith) of Ocilla, Travis Kight (Holly) of Homerville, Amanda Lankford (Roy) of Homerville, Chrystal Kendrick (Kyle) of Tifton, Bert Kight (Brandy) of Moultrie, and Kelly Littleton (Blakely) of Lakeland; eighteen great-grandchildren: Tristin Gibbs, Bailey Metts, Taylor (Isaac) Hall, Tate Kight, Grace Hall, Grant Hall, Britt Metts, Cara Kight, Maycey Kight, Gretchen Kendrick, Bentlee Metts, Karter Kight, Callan Kight, Auden Lankford, Lane Littleton, Livy Kate Kight, Levi Littleton and Emmy Belle Kight; two sisters, Helen S. Booth of Homerville and Mavis S. Maynard of Homerville; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 pm at Shiloh Church. Burial will follow in Shiloh Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm at Shiloh Church.

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Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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