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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Gladys Faye (Smith) Wright

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  • WILSON — Funeral Services for Mrs. Gladys Faye (Smith) Wright, 78, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson with Rev. Dustin Wright officiating. Interment will follow at the Jimtown Cemetery of Love County.
    Gladys was born April 19, 1934 at Jimtown to the late Mr. Andrew Jefferson Smith and Mrs. Renna Laura (Caldwell) Smith. She departed this life Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Mercy Hospital of Ardmore.
    Gladys was raised in Jimtown attending school at Leon. She married Mr. Kenneth Earl Wright in 1950 and they made their home in Leon before moving to the Fresno, Calif., area. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1966 residing at Wilson, where Gladys remained the rest of her life. She was a devoted homemaker who loved growing flowers and plants. She enjoyed working in her yard and was employed periodically at several businesses throughout the community and had driven a school bus for Vo-Tech. Gladys was an excellent cook and she enjoyed riding motorcycles. She attended the Assembly of God Church of Wilson.
    Preceding her in death were her parents;  two sons, Brent Wright- 1969, and Kelly Wright – 2005; and a sister, Wilma Drake.
    Survivors include her children, Brenda Young and husband Johnny of Thackerville, Kenny Wright of Wilson, Frankie Wright and wife Brenda of Lone Grove, Richard Wright of Elk City, Doug Wright and Nett Scarberry of Wilson, and Shawna Wright also of Wilson; daughter in law, Anita Wright of Wilson; 11 grandchildren, Tim, Jason, Jeffrey, Dylan, Braden, Davis, Kent, Dawson, Shawn, Dakota and Kelsey; four great grandchildren, Ashton Wright, Dawson Wright, Kendra Wright, and Brooklyn Holland; sister, Norma Kemmer and husband John  and brother Jimmy Smith and wife Kathy, all of California; father of her children, Mr. Earl Wright of Marietta; numerous other family and friends.
    Pallbearers are Tim Holland, Jason Wright, Jeffrey Wright, Dylan Wright, Braden Wright, and Davis Hayes.
    Honorary bearers are Kent Wright, Dawson Adkins, Shawn Adkins, Dakota Howard, and Kelsey Adkins.
    Family visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
    Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.

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