Carolyn Graves Wright passed away February 16, 2018

Carolyn Graves Wright of Newport, Arkansas passed away Friday, February 16, 2018, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on August 17, 1922 in Newbern, TN to Armistead Graves and Carolyn Jones Graves who preceded her in death.
 
Carolyn was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Newport where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was an avid golf and tennis player, a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and a voracious reader.
 
She was also preceded in death by her brothers William, John, and Buckley Graves and her Son-in-Law, George Kell, Jr.
 
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 74 years, Dr. John Clay Wright, Sr.; five children, Carolyn Wright Kell, Sally Wright Davis (Mel), John Clay Wright, Jr, James Harry Wright (Rose), and David Armistead Wright; eleven grandchildren: Michael Allen, Jr., Sara Allen Bryant, John Allen, Scott Steed, Sara Steed Koger, John Davis, Rachel Wright Jones, Carolyn Wright Durrett, Rebecca Clay Wright, James Bradley Wright, Katie Wright Warner; and sixteen great grandchildren: Jessica, Meagan, John, and Clay Allen; Harry, George, and Timothy Bryant; Davis, Charlie, and Max Koger, Jack Steed, Vivian Jones, Amelia and Luke Durrett, Emma and Sophia Warner.
 
The family wishes to thank Debbie and Jackie Gillespie for their loving care of our mother and Arkansas Home Hospice.
 
Immediate Burial will be held at Watson’s Cemetery on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County/W. A. Billingsley Library, 213 Walnut St, Newport, AR 72112, or First United Methodist Church of Newport, AR.
Arrangements by Jackson Funeral Home of Newport.