This obituary was found in the collection of the Colson Library, Morgantown, WV and submitted by Bridgette Osz.
Thursday June 8, 1961 Barbour Democrat, page 6
John W. Wright 82y of Grafton died June 1 in a Grafton Hospital after having been ill health for two months and seriously ill for one week. He was born in Barbour County on July, 4 1878, a son of the late George and Jemima McCauley Wright
Surviving are his wife, Stella V. Callihan Wright; seven sons Raymond, Floyd, Arnold and Guy all of Brownton, David of Niles, Ohio, George of Newton Falls, Ohio, and James Edward of Grafton. Six daughters, Mrs. Allie Ludwick of Paw Paw, Mrs. Gertrude Barton of Baltimore, MD, Mrs. Florence Cross of Philippi, Mrs. Mildred Mouser of Belington, Mrs. Audra Gregory of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Elwanda Delauder of Philadelphia, PA; one sister Mrs. Laura adams of Belington, and one brother Emory Wright also of Belington.
Mr Wright was a retired farmer. He lived most his life in Barbour County and 14y in Grafton.
Funeral Services were held ay 1:30 P.M. on Sunday at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church at Brownton with Rev. Herbert Alltop of Belington officiating. Interment was made in the Cleavinger Cemetery at Gallaway.