87 year old Eva Dean Wright of Cookeville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville.
Mrs. Wright was born in Warren County, daughter of the late Virgil (Jones) Cantrell and Rufuss Cantrell. She worked as a bookkeeper with GTE of Cookeville for over 15 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.
Mrs. Wright is survived by daughters: Tenille Rowland & Paul of Smithville; Julie Franklin & Billy of Cookeville. Grandsons: Daniel Stanley, Seth Stanley, Caleb Stanley & Zach Rowland all of Smithville; Cody Batson & Jared Batson both of Sparta. Niece: Deborah Kurk & Alan of Knoxville. Nephew: Ronald Pelham of Knoxville. Niece: Johnnie B. Pelham-Hurd of Sparta.
She was also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Johney V. Wright, her parents, brother Bill Cantrell, sister Georgia Pelham and a great nephew James Hurd.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Freddie Harding officiating. Burial will follow at Crest Lawn Memorial. Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4-8 p.m and on Thursday from 10 a.m-1 p.m at the funeral home.
Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.