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2011-02-24 / Obituaries


Gerald Lynch Wright, 93, of Pine Hill died Monday, February 7, 2011 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. He was born June 19, 1917 in Pine Hill.

He was owner and operator of Wright’s Service Station in Pine Hill of 37 years. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and a former director of the bank of Pine Hill and member of Wilcox County Board of Education. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army in the Battle of the Bulge.

Graveside funeral services were held at Pine Hill Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011 with Rev. Carl Williams officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ashworth Wright of Pine Hill; three sons, Gerald Luther “Jerry” (Goldie) Wright and Thomas Kenyon “Tommy” (Mary Lee) Wright both of Pine Hill and Emory Donald “Donny” Wright of Fairhope; daughter, Ruby Louise Wright (Jimmy) O’Bryant of Thomasville; sister, Freda Bradford of Mobile; seven grandchildren, Tara Kylene Wright of Austin, Texas, Lucas Ramsey Wright of Atlanta, Ga., Kenyon Lee Wright of Auburn, Jimmy Ray O’Bryant, III of Tuscaloosa, Daniel Gerald O’Bryant of Thomasville, Tommy Eric Holmes and Amanda Holmes Collier both of Burkville; 2 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lucas Wright, Trey O’Bryant, Daniel O’Bryant, Lee Wright, Tara Wright and Matthew Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were Stan Bradford, James Dunn, Marvin Etheridge, Delmer Fletcher, Bill Godbold, Ralph Harper, Paul Headley, Joe Hicks, Harry Mason, Ronnie Moore, Wayne Pearson, Billy Sheffield, Ralph Sheffield, Roger Sheffield, Luther Spires, Harold Swearingen and Dell Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Pine Hill Cemetery Fund.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

As of Jan. 1, 2009, The Times began charging a $20 insertion fee for all obituaries and that are processed through funeral homes placing the obituaries. The obituaries are $10 each if placed in two or all three of the county newspapers (The Thomasville Times, The Clarke County Democrat and The South Alabamian). Photographs of the deceased and U.S. flag art denoting military service can be added for an additional fee of $5. The newspapers will continue to publish brief death notices at no charge, giving the name, age, date of death and hometown of the deceased, immediate survivors (spouse and children only) and the place of the funeral and of burial. Other survivors, funeral ministers, pallbearers and other information on the deceased will be confined to paid obituaries.

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