Annabell "Ann" Wright of Calhoun, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14 in McMinn Memorial Nursing Home in Eowah. She was a native of Monroe County and resident of McMinn County most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Fred and Mary Vance Devine and was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton "Tip" Wright on March 16, 2012. She was retired from American Uniform Co. and was a member of Sanford Baptist Church.
She was 75.
Survivors include: her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Melanie Wright of Soddy-Daisy;
Daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and James Merrell of Reliance;
Granddaughter, Rose Merrell;
Two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Patsy Devine of Englewood, Mace and Susie Devine of Maryville;
Five sisters and brothers-in-law, Fay and C.A. Moses of Madisonville, Joyce Devine of Madisonville, Omie and Doug Hopper of Madisonville, Wanda Holloway of Greenback, Connie and Wendell Downey of Maryville;
Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services 2 p.m. Tuesday in Sanford Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Teague and Rev. Joe Davis officiating. Interment to follow in Lower Spring Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Deacons of Sanford Baptist Church. Receiving friends from 6-8 Monday in the funeral home. Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, in charge of arrangements.