SHELBY - Sadie Spangler Wright, 82, of 1404 North Lafayette Street, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby. Born Oct. 30, 1931, in Cleveland County, she was a daughter of the late Abb Sylvester Spangler and Mittie Warlick Spangler.
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Sadie was a graduate of Piedmont High School and King's Business School and was an employee of the Cleveland County Court System. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a faithful member of the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class and was a constant encourager and dedicated presence at church activities. She was an avid sports fan. Her favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves and the teams her grandchildren were playing on at the time. She was selected as "Softball Fan of the Year" at Eastside Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Donald Wright.
Survivors include a son, Neil Wright and wife Lynn of Shelby; a daughter, Joy Fortenberry and husband Gene of Shelby; four grandchildren, Wendy Wright Parker, Wesley Wright, Ryan Hamrick and wife Scarlet and Clay
Hamrick; two step-grandchildren, Chris Fortenberry and wife Ashley and Vicki Manley and husband Michael; three great-grandchildren, Ely, Sadie Rose and Posey Hamrick; and five step-great-grandchildren, Jack and Lilly
Fortenberry, and Colin, Grayson and Pearson Manley; brother, James C. Spangler and wife Carolyn of Shelby; two sisters, Ruth Dedmon and husband Roy and Doris Dedmon and husband Carl, all of Shelby; two sisters-in-law,
Jewel Devine and husban, Ralph of Shelby and Sue Turner of Kings Mountain; and extended family of caregivers at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston. At other times the family will be at the home of Neil and Lynn Wright, 1636 N. Oak Drive, Shelby.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Shelby. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.
Officiated by: The Rev. Jimmy Black
Burial: Will follow in the church cemetery
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Memorials: May be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3932 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639
Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 22, 2014