Mary Lou Wright

Apr 13, 2017

In Loving Memory

CANTON — Mary Lou McClure Wright, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville.

A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late William Lee and Dora Green McClure. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wright, who died in 2002; and several brothers and sisters.

Mary Lou will be remembered as a wonderful mother and a very special lady. At a young age, she developed a strong and dedicated work ethic, working into her early 80s. An avid gardener, each year she enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens.

She is survived by a daughter, Angela Wright, of Candler; a son, Rod Wright, of Goldsboro; one sister, Charlene Towe, of Windsor, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. David Russell officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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