Sat, 10/22/2016 - 5:00am News Staff
September 12, 1920 – October 15, 2016
Gladys “Mumsy” Wright of Hewitt, formerly of Blooming Grove, TX, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Funeral services were held Friday, October 21, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at Scott’s Funeral Home. Burial followed at Turnersville Cemetery. Gladys was born in Gatesville to the late U.D. and Annie Lee Foust Maxwell. Gladys grew up in the Turnersville area. She attended school in Turnersville as a child and graduated from Gatesville High School in 1938. She married her high school sweetheart, Ortis L. Wright. They lived in Turnersville until 1958 when they left the farm and moved to Waco, TX. They worked in the fabric industry for many years until moving to Blooming Grove, TX, where they owned and operated A-1 Grocery and Car Wash for 20 years. They were known and loved by all of their customers, family, and friends. Gladys’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family and researching her family’s genealogy. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Bruce, Mack and Raymond Maxwell. Gladys is survived by her daughter, Barbara May and husband, Wayne of Hewitt, TX; son, Larry Wright and wife, Glenda of Winnsboro, TX; grandchildren, Lance Wright and wife, Angie of Dallas, TX, Wes Wright and wife, Jenny of Fort Worth, TX, Kristi Skains and husband, Josh of Blooming Grove; brother Paul Maxwell; great-grandchildren, Christian, George, and Alexandra Wright of Dallas, Kellen and Tessa Wright of Fort Worth, Riley, Macie, and Kinley Skains of Blooming Grove; many nieces and nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Turnersville Community Center, P.O. Box 701, Gatesville, TX 76528.