November 19, 1917 – July 27, 2018
Mrs. Martha Avon Wright (100) of Snellville, Georgia (Centerville Community) passed away July 27, 2018. She was the widow of Augustus Butler Wright. She is survived by two sons and daughters -in-law, William Butler (Bill) and wife Lee, of Athens, Georgia; John Randolph and wife Mary Lynn of Cumming, Georgia; grandchildren, Wendy W. Risse of Laramie, Wyoming, Shelby L. Wright of Athens, Georgia, Heidi Wright (Brian) Puett of Cumming and James William “Jim-Bo” (Hayden) Wright of Canton, Georgia; great-grandchildren, Emma and Wyatt Puett of Cumming, Georgia and Langston and Porter Wright of Canton, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly S. Stallings and Jeanette F. Leslie and two brothers, W.L. Smith. Jr. and Pete Smith.
She was a very loving and giving wife, mother and grandmother and a good friend to the community. Avon was a very active member of Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, Georgia where she had served in various roles including the Senior Adult Director. Avon and her late husband loved to travel and had been many places, but more than anything they enjoyed spending time with their family.
Avon enjoyed writing and for years she prepared the monthly Roadrunner News Letter. Her family will miss her deeply, and will forever celebrate her memory by striving for the standards and principles that she effortlessly maintained.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 1 at 11 am in the Chapel of Eternal Hills Funeral Home; the family will receive visitors 1 hour prior. Burial will follow in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Avon’s honor to Glen Haven Baptist Church. Please express condolences by visiting www.eternalhillsfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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August 1, 2018
Avon was a sweet friend to mother (Ann Chaffin) and me. Every time we went to see her, she would feed us. She loved the Lord, her family and her church. She was a wonderful and amazing lady. She will surely be missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers to Bill, John, and their families.