Retha Wright

Retha Lucille Wright,     81, of Terra Alta, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the home of her daughter and family in Edinburg, Va.

The daughter of the late Charles Ballard and Estella Calhoun Varner, she was born March 20, 1937, in Charmco.

She was a member and teacher at both Whitedale Brethren Church and Crellin United Brethren in Christ Church.  More recently she had attended Grace Baptist Church, in Woodstock, Va.

She is survived by a son, Randy F. Wright, of Pittsburgh; a daughter and spouse, Milinda Kay Wright and Todd Sypolt, of Edinburg, Va; the first grandson, Shawn C. Keiper and nine additional grandchildren, Lori and Brian Ashby, Tonya, Talon and Summer Sypolt, Megan, Tyler, Ryan and Miranda Wright; eight great-grandchildren, Steven and Bronson Ashby, Lincoln Taylor, Aliya Keiper, Lucas, Donovan, Tristan and Madalyn Johnson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Francis Ray Wright in 2009; daughter, Sherry D. Ashby and eight siblings.

Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, in Terra Alta, from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, August 24, and at the Whitedale Brethren Church from 10- 11 a.m.  on Saturday, August 25, with the service to follow with Pastors Stanley Waybright and Ken Sparks officiating.  Burial will follow in the Terra Alta Cemetery.


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