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Benjamin Oscar Wright: Whiteville

1954 – 2021

     Benjamin Oscar Wright of Whiteville died Thursday, Sept. 16, in his home. He was 67.

     Born April 17, 1954 in Columbus County, he was the son of the late Carl Wright and Bertha Faircloth Wright.

     He is survived by his wife, Patricia Vance Wright of the home; a son, Luke Wright and his wife Alix of Aldie, Virginia; one daughter, Jenny Wright Lovitt and husband Rusty of Whiteville; three brothers, Bob Wright of Tabor City, David Wright of Nakina, and Roger Wright of Clarendon; three sisters, Hilda Atwell of Indian Trail, Linda Moore of Cherry Grove, South Carolina, and Becky Digh of Gastonia; and four grandchildren, Cora Wright, Reese Wright, Lacey Hinson and Brody Hinson.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Louie Wright, Charles Wright, Rutherford Wright and Lynn Wright.

     A graveside service was planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in Wright Cemetery, Minos Meares Road, Tabor City.

     Family planned to receive friends following the service in the cemetery.

     A guest register is available here.