The Newnan Times-Herald


Elsa Christine Knight

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

Elsa “Tina” Christine Knight, 57, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at her home in Newnan, surrounded by family.

Tina was born September 1, 1960, on a naval base in Vallejo, Calif., to the late Joseph Eugene Kerlin and Jane Cirpinski Kerlin.

Tina and her husband Tommy Knight own and operate TNT antiques and Auctions. When she was not spending her time with Tommy running the business, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking and most importantly pajama movie nights with her daughter. Tina was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and so much more to so many people. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her and will be remembered for her kind spirit and always having a smile on her face.

Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her brothers, John Heinzen, Gary Kerlin and David Kerlin.  She is survived by her loving husband, Tommy Knight; daughter, Jaqueline and her husband Jonathon Teel; step son, Alex Knight and his wife Sara; step daughters, Karrie Johnson and her husband Richard, Jennifer Knight; siblings, Becky Nowak and her husband Tom, Missy Heinzen, Robert Heinzen, Jessie Heinzen, Mark Kerlin, Andy Kerlin and his wife Marlene, Mickey Kerlin and his wife Gloria, Jeff Kerlin and his wife Joyce, Candy Kerlin and 25 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by four grandchildren, two fur kids and six fur grand kids.

The funeral service for Tina is Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 7 p.m., in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson Street, in Newnan, with Reverend Ken Norton and Reverend Kenneth Brown officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. until service time at Mckoon Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Plants and flowers are welcome and appreciated.

The family asks that those who would like to make a memorial contribution in Tina’s name, please do so to one of her favorite charities: The Jekyll Island Turtle Hospital online at, Noah’s Ark Sanctuary, 712 L G Griffin Road Locust Grove, GA 30248, Wolf Sanctuary, P.O. Box 1544 – Laporte, CO 80535 or to the Cancer Research Institute online at

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580.