SHELBY-Mildred Elizabeth Harmon Wright, 88, of 612 East Sanders Road, Shelby, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.
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Born May 21, 1924, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo Webb Harmon and Nellie Lenora Carpenter Harmon.
She was retired from Doran Textiles and was a 1941 graduate of Waco High School. Mrs. Wright was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the church choir, Joy Group, Bible Study Group and was past president of the Baptist Women.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Wright; a brother, Charles Harmon; and three sisters, Lula Belle Allen, Ruth Bess and Ann Beam.
Survivors include two sons, Dennis Wright of Valdese and Donnie Wright and wife Cheryl of Shelby; daughter, Linda Gailey of Grover; two sisters, Aileen Sinclair of Gerton and Nell Farrell and husband Max of Lakeway, Texas; sister-in-law, Nancy Harmon of Morganton; five grandchildren, Amy Wright, Dara Curtis, Brian Wright, Phillip Gailey and Timothy Pugh; two great-grandchildren, Anna Curtis and Alyson Curtis; two step-grandchildren, Anna and Robert Scruggs; and four step-great-grandchildren, Kaylee Scruggs, Abi Scruggs, Luke Scruggs and Macy Scruggs.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.
Officiated By: The Rev. Jimmy Black and Dr. Ervin Price
Burial: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3932 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Shelby, N.C. 28150
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 15, 2013