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James E. Wright

James E. Wright, of 1607 White street, owner and operator of 
Wright's Radio and TV Service, died at 2:15 a.m. today at 
Jefferson Memorial Hospital, three hours after suffering a heart 
attack. He was 53 years, 11 months and 26 days of age.

Mr. Wright was vice president of the Mt. Vernon Central Trades and 
Labor Council and secretary treasurer of the local musicians union. 
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. 

He was born March 1, 1913 in Jefferson county, the son of Ellisworth and 
Edna (Fairchild) Wright. On November 30, 1946 he was married, at Carbondale, 
to Wilma Kiebba, who survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by a foster 
son, James Blaylock, at home; a brother, Aven Wright of Fort Worth, Texas; 
several aunts and uncles and three nieces.

Funeral services for James E. Wright, 53, of 1607, White street, will be held 
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Mervin E. Chadbourne will 
officiate and burial will be in New Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state 
at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. 

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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