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Samuel Washie Wright
and Sarah Sally Potter

Samuel Washington Washie Wright and Sister, Essie Wright Quillen

Samuel Washington "Washie" Wright b 22 May 1896 KY d 6 Jun 1970; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; s/o Samuel Kinky Hair Sam Wright and Martha Jane Reynolds. Samuel Washington Washie Wright m. Sarah "Sallie" Potter b 28 Jan 1899 Payne Gap KY d 16 Jan 1944; age 44 years, 11 months, 18 days; Fleming Hospital, Fleming, Letcher Co KY; of myocardial failure due to surgical shock; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; d/o Joel Martin Potter and Eliza Frances Reynolds. Children of Samuel Washington "Washie" Wright and Sarah "Sally" Potter;

1. McDonald Don Wright b 2 Nov 1915 d 19 Oct 1998; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY. Donald Wright was listed in the 1940 Letcher Co KY Census, Neon as living with his grandmother, Martha Wright who was listed as head of household. Donald Wright was listed as grandson age 24 Clerk in G.E. Shop. At the top of the page in the census record is George Reynolds age 24 with wife Gusta age 21. George Reynolds is listed as a Salesman Maytag Co.

2. Dave Wright b 11 Nov 1917 d 8 Feb 1971; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; Beatrice Unknown. (may have m. Carnella Banks?).


Sarah Sally Potter
and Roy Brown

Sarah "Sallie" Potter b 28 Jan 1899 d 16 Jan 1944; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; d/o Joel Martin Potter and Eliza Frances Reynolds.Sarah "Sally" Potter m. (2) Roy Brown (no children).


Samuel Washington Wright
and Dixie Rose

Samuel Washington "Washie" Wright b 22 May 1896 KY d 6 Jun 1970; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; s/o Samuel Kinky Hair Sam Wright and Martha Jane Reynolds. Samuel Washington "Washie" Wright m. Dixie Rose.


Samuel Washington Wright
and Dorothy Killen

Samuel Washington "Washie" Wright b 22 May 1896 KY d 6 Jun 1970; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, KY; s/o Samuel Kinky Hair Sam Wright and Martha Jane Reynolds. Samuel Washington Washie Wright m. Dorothy Killen b abt 1912 KY. Listed as a sales lady in the 1940 Letcher Co KY Census Neon.


Obituary: McDonald Don Wright
2 Nov 1915 - 19 Oct 1998; Age 82 years
News Press Section A Wednesday,
October 28, 1998 - Page Five
The Town Crier - Obituaries

Don Wright, son of the late Samuel Washie Wright and Sally Potter Wright, was born at Wright, Kentucky on November 2, 1915. He died on Monday, October 19, 1998, making him 82 years of age at the time of his death. Don was what you would call an entrepreneur. He helped start the first cable company in our area. He was also part owner of Neon Electric where he sold furniture and appliances for over 30 years before retiring. He also taught school in Letcher County for several years after he graduated college and before he began his business ventures in the public sector.

Don has been a member of the First Church of God in Neon for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Kaye Lancaster, of Erlanger, Kentucky; grandchildren: Melissa Meyer of Independence, Kentucky; Michael Mullins and Michelle Mullins, both of Florence, Kentucky. Also surviving is a special friend, Mildred Quillen; along with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services for McDonald Don Wright were conducted from the Chapel of the Banks Funeral Home in Fleming-Neon, Kentucky on Friday, October 23, 1998 at 11 a.m. The officiating minister was Mark Wagoner, while Pillip Adams; Maynard Hogg; P.M. Hogg; William Howard; Dr. Sam Quillen, Jr.; Harold Sexton; Terry Sturgill; and Sam Hush, Jr. served as active pallbearers. Burial Took place in the Reynolds Cemetery at Seco, Kentucky. Banks Funeral Home of Fleming-Neon, Kentucky was in charge of the arrangements.


1920 Letcher Co KY Census Baker ED 67
49 49 Wright Wash Head M W 22 M KY KY KY Teamster Coal yard
49 49 Wright Sallie J Wife F W 19 M KY KY KY
49 49 Wright McDonal Son M W 4 2/12 S KY KY KY
49 49 Wright David T Son M W 2 1/12 S KY KY KY


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