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Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Jan. 19, 2013

Avery County Obituaries – Compiled Jan. 19, 2013 George W. Wright, D. Jan. 13, 2013 George W. Wright, age 95, of Newland passed away on Sunday January 13, 2013 at his residence. A native of Avery County, he was born August 30, 1917 a son of the late William and Julia Johnson Wright. He was a member of the United States Army where he served in WWII. He was a Private First Class and received the American Theater Service Medal, Eame Service Medal with the bronze star, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal Distinguished Unit Badge. George was a member of Johnson Chapel Church and enjoyed talking and going to McDonalds. Along with his parents, George was preceded in death by his: son, Scotty Wright; wife, Hazel Wright; brothers, James Shoupe, Sr., Grover Shoupe, Woodrow Wright; sister, Pearl Johnson. A friend to everyone, George has left to cherish his memory his: sister, Myrtle Miller of Charlotte, NC; two nieces, six nephews, numerous great nieces and great nephews. Funeral services for George W. Wright will be conducted on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Grandfather Chapel of Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Reed Callahan officiating. Interment will follow …

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