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Services are held for Leon Wright

Leon Wright, 80, of Beefhide, died March 16 at Pikeville Medical Center.

Born in Pike County to the late Andy and Eliza Hadden Wright, he was a brother of the late Vernal Wright, Walter Wright, Beulah Wright, and Lunnah Mae Mullins.

He was a grandfather of the late Karen Rose, Phyllis Ann Mullins and Brandy Mullins, and a great-grandfather of the late Taylor Mullins.

Wright was retired from General Motors and was a member of the United Autoworkers of America, and of the McRoberts Church of Christ. He was a U. S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Mullins; two sons, Jerry Lee Wright, Knoxville, Tenn., and Michael Ray Wright, Norwood, Oh.; three daughters, Debbie Rose and husband Delmar, and Sherry Mullins and husband Wendell, all of Jenkins, and Terri Johnson and husband Johnny, Williamsburg; two brothers, Dock Wright, Dorton, and D.V. Wright, Nauvoo, Ala.; four sisters, Virginia Mutters, Cincinnati, Oh., Nina Belcher, Louisville, Brenda Smallwood, Dorton, and Judy Lanser, Mt. Olive; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 19 in Virgie. Burial was in the Bill Mullins Cemetery at Jenkins.

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