WASHINGTON, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Louise Harris Wright were held at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. Rev. Albert Huyck, Jr. will officiate. The service was followed by interment at Smith's Mill Cemetery near the old Smith Family home-site on Clark's Hill Lake.
Mrs. Wright, 70, of Washington, died late Monday, February 6, at University Hospital in Augusta following a struggle with cancer. "Miss Jane," as she was know by her kindergarten students, was a native of Wilkes County and was the daughter of Mary Emerson Fluker Harris and Waldo Putnam Harris, II. She attended elementary school in Thomson and graduated from Washington High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Stetson University in Deland, Fla. Her husband, Maj. David L. Wright, who survives, built a career in the U.S. Air Force following Annapolis Naval Academy graduation. Mrs. Wright taught art and/or kindergarten at most locations where her husband was stationed, beginning her own professional career as an art teacher in the Dade County Public School System, Homestead, Fla. Other teaching locations included, Taranto, Italy, where she specialized in the Montessori Method, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico and Cocoa Beach, Fla. After returning to her native Washington, she taught kindergarten at the First Baptist Church until her retirement in 1995.
Mrs. Wright is also survived by one daughter, Adrienne Wright Albrecht and son-in-law, Michael G. Albrecht of Evans and three grandchildren, Rachel, Michael, Jr. and Emily Albrecht. In addition, Mrs. Wright is survived by three brothers, Dr. Joseph B. Harris of Washington, Rev. John S. Harris of Pelham, Ala. and Thomas Mercer Harris of Brandon, Miss.; one sister, Ruth E. Harris of Washington and a sister-in-law, Hilda Wright, also of Washington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 603 Washington, Ga. 30673 (playground fund) or The American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904.
Pallbearers were Dr. Joseph B. Harris, Rev. John S. Harris, Thomas M. Harris, Sr., Michael G. Albrecht, Jr., George W. Harris and James Poplin.
Hopkins Funeral Home of Washington was in charge of arrangements.