Mr. John E. Wright
Culpepper Ford Retiree
DEARING, Ga. - Mr. John E. Wright, 67, husband of Mrs. Patricia
F. Wright, entered into rest Monday, April 12, 2010, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 11 a.m.
at Starling Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Pitman officiating.
Interment was in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Wright, son
of Mrs. Frances H. Wright and the late Wallace Wright, was born in
Charleston. He had retired from Culpepper Ford and attended Silver
Run Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Patricia Wright; his mother Frances H.
Wright, Florida; four daughters, Kathy Robinson, Florida, Christine
Bishop, Florida, Dixie Meitzner, Kentucky and Tara Smith, Dearing;
two brothers and three sisters; four grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers were Glenn Bishop, Corey Bishop, John Smith, Bobby
Culpepper, Brian Culpepper and Matt Meitzner.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Commissioner of Insurance
- Georgia State Fire Marshal's
Office fire safety training trailer is
getting a fix up at the Thomson
Fire and Rescue headquarters.
The fire safety training trailer
travels over the state providing
children with important
information and training on fire
safety and weather safety. This
unit has been in service for over
six years and certain features were
James Crawley of the State
Fire Marshal's Office and a
volunteer with the Thomson Fire
Department took on the job of
fixing up the interior of the unit
for future use.
The Thomson Fire Department
provided space for the repairs and
assisted with the removal of the
furniture and equipment.
Remnant & Rug Shop of
Thomson donated the carpet for
the floor. Don Ray an employee
of the Remnant & Rug Shop
donated the labor to install the
carpet. James Crawley removed
the old carpet floor covering and
repaired several items damaged
and worn due to use.
Crawley stated, "Thomson Fire
Department and local merchants
made this project possible. It will
benefit hundreds and thousands
of children across the State of
Some of the items repaired
on the unit were door hardware
replaced, bench seating recovered,
carpet replaced, flooring repaired,
wall and windows cleaned,
latches on cabinets repaired,
sealed, exterior wall
and stair rails
The unit has been
used in Thomson
for safety fairs at
and local emergency
Thanks again to
the Swain family,
Don Ray for
this project. The
project was started
and completed on
Fire safety training trailer gets a facelift in Thomson
Web posted on Thursday, April 22, 2010