Volume 52, Number 51

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, December 18, 2014

PFC George Lewis Wright honored with bronze marker dedication

The late P.F.C. George Lewis (G.L.) Wright was honored May 8, with a dedication of a Department of Veteran's Affairs Bronze Marker at the Campbell-Chanute Cemetery with a large contingent of family and friends present.
George Lewis (G.L.) Wright was born on June 3rd, 1934 to the late Earl and Ader Wright of the Chanute Community in Pickett County. He passed away on August 10th, 1995. G.L. is survived by his wife Thelma Wright and stepson, Wade Gregory, both of Muncie, IN; stepdaughter Teresa Gregory of Indianapolis, IN; stepson Todd Gregory and wife Denise of Brunswick, MD. He also survived by two sisters, Maxine Wright Pillar and brother-in-law Houston Pillar of Pickett County and Justine Wright Long of Augusta, GA. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
G.L. entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 20, 1957. He served in Germany earning the rank of Private First Class. He served his country well during a very dangerous time during the Cold War and was honorably discharged on February 6th, 1959.
Lt. Col. John S. Williams (USA Retired) - boyhood friend of P.F.C. Wright, characterized him as a close friend and a great American Participating in the dedication was the Hull-York Chapter #5 of the Disabled American Veterans Honor Guard commanded by Glenn Williams. The bronze marker was dedicated by Pickett County Veteran's Service Officer Earl Claborn. Chaplain Bob Mullins presented the U.S. Flag to Amber Wilson, granddaughter of P.F.C. Wright and also gave the invocation and benediction. Hull-York Honor Guard concluded the ceremony with a 21 gun salute and the playing of Taps.

TOP STORIES

New Civil War Trails marker at Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park - Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park receives Tennessee Civil War Trails marker.Park Manager David Del... Keep Reading

Keisling installed as Tennessee’s Professional Insurance Agent President - The Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee (PIA) held their annual convention in Nashville Augus... Keep Reading

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by January 16, 2015 - For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for far... Keep Reading