April 30, 1931 ~ March 23, 2021

Born in: Caroleen, NC
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Bobbie Putnam Wright, 89, of Fairview, NC, passed away peacefully March 23, 2021, with her family present at Solace Health Center just a few weeks shy of her 90th birthday. Bobbie is at last reunited with her beloved husband of 38 years, William Albert Wright, who preceded her in death in 1988.In addition, she was preceded in death by her sister Patsy Ruth Putnam, and her brother Boyd Terry Putnam.

Born in Caroleen, NC, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. Putnam and Ethel Lowery Putnam. Bobbie taught kindergarten, and after procuring a Business Degree worked for the IRS in Columbia, SC. Later she worked for CTS in Arden, Defense Contracts and Kearfott in Swannanoa.

Bobbie was a dedicated member of Oakley United Methodist Church for 57 years, faithfully serving (oftentimes repeatedly) in every volunteer position. She worked tirelessly organizing hundreds of showers, receptions and events at the church. She was a regular attendee at the Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska, and held leadership positions both locally and in the district with United Methodist Women.

Bobbie touched many hearts, teaching her family & friends how to live with integrity and selfless compassion. She is survived by one sister, Velma Compton (Harrell Compton) of Huntington Beach, CA; three children, daughter Patsy Cornelison (Frank Cornelison) of Charlotte, NC, daughter Sharon Dameron (Mike Dameron) of Greensboro, NC, and son Curtis Wright of Fairview, NC; and also 5 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, & 2 great great grandchildren.

In recent years her greatest joy came from spending time with family, especially the great grandkids at weekly family night supper at her home. In addition, she leaves behind countless extended family and friends, all who meant a great deal to her. Those who knew her best remember her kind smile, her laughter, her encouragement to others, and her cheerful willingness to help whenever called upon.

Graveside services will be held at Cane Creek Cemetery immediately after the service held at Oakley United Methodist Church on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

In addition to flowers, donations can be made to Oakley United Methodist Church or the ABCCM.

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.

Services

Funeral Service: March 26, 2021 2:00 pm

Oakley United Methodist Church
607 Fairview Road
Asheville, NC 28803

828-252-3535

Graveside Service: March 26, 2021 3:00 pm

Cane Creek Cemetery
Grave Yard Road
Fairview, NC 28730

828-252-3535

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road
856 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

(828)299-4416
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. I had the honor of working with Bobbie for many years. Bobbie touched the lives of all that came in contact with her, she was always a shinning light. Bobbie’s family and friends are in my prayers.
    Bob Miller

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  2. I am so very sorry for the loss of this fabulous, beautiful, and loving Christian lady. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, members of Oakley United Methodist Church, and all the lives she touched without boundary.

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  3. Praying for your family. Your mom was a sweet person. Remember how you were one of the ones who shared with me when my mother passed

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  4. She brought love and joy into the room with her. I have such fond memories of the family gatherings and spending time at her house. She will be truly missed. I pray for the love and grace of Jesus Christ during this most difficult time.

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  5. We are so very sorry to hear of Bobbie’s passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady. Loved seeing her at the family reunions in Georgia. We loved her very much. Prayers for your family.

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  6. We are so very sorry to hear of Bobbie’s passing. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady. Loved seeing her at the family reunions in Georgia. We loved her very much. Prayers for your family.

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  7. You were always so wonderful and kind. I really enjoyed your company and the wonderful meals.
    Curtis you did a wonderful job caring for your mom. I’m proud of you and I know she is too.

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  8. Bobbie was one of the sweetest, kindest, beautiful ladies I have ever know. Our first cousin will always be remembered as a special person in our lives. What a legacy she leaves for her family! Much love to all of you!

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  9. Bobbie was such a special cousin and a very special lady to so many people. She helped more people in her life than anyone will ever know. She was a devoted Church Member and a pillar of her Community. I loved Bobbie so much and will miss her dearly. My prayers are for her children, Patsy, Sharon and Curtis. I will always remember my special cousin and our phone conversations and visits when we could arrange them. Rest in Peace Bobbie.

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  10. Bobbie was a beautiful lady in every way..She was my first cousin and I had the honor of being her flower girl at age 4, in her wedding..She will be missed, but she left lots of footprints along the way…Prayers for her beautiful children, all family and friends…

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  11. Patsy, Sharon, & Curtis,

    You are all in our prayers. Your mom was one amazing woman. She brought so much energy to everything she did. I’m so thankful she was a part of our family’s life for the past 50+ years. I often wondered how she did all the things she was involved with and did them with excitement. Your parents and our parents spent lots of great years together at the church. I know how much she loved all of you and your families. I will miss here sweet smile, kind words, prayers, and support. Love, The Craft and Whichello Family

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  12. Condolences to the family.
    Bobbie was a lovely lady. She was a wonderful hostess and cook, when she and Bill held their Christmas parties for his Farm Bureau agents and families. What great fun and memories.

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  13. Condolences to the family.
    Bobbie was a lovely lady. She was a wonderful hostess and cook, when she and Bill held their Christmas parties for his Farm Bureau agents and their families. What great fun and special memories.
    Pam ( Mrs. Mike Laster)

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  14. Condolences to the family.
    Bobbie was a lovely lady. She was a wonderful cook and hostess, when she and Bill held their Christmas parties for his Farm Bureau agents and their families. What great fun and special memories.
    Pam (Mrs.Mike Laster)

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  15. Patsy, Sharon and Curtis,
    Just wanted to send my sympathies in the loss of your beautiful and loving Mom. She has been a blessing to all that have known her with her giving of herself to help others. May God give you peace, grace and comfort in the coming days.
    Love in Christ,
    Ethel Jacobson

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  16. Bobbie was the best anyone could be. Smart, loving, kind, thoughtful, forgiving, a good example Christ wants us all to strive for.
    With much love,
    Paul, Fran, Molly & Shannon Matheny

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  17. Dear Curtis and family, so sorry to hear about your Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. Love and prayers Ronnie and Sandy Craig 🙏

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  18. Patsy, Sharon and Curtis,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Bobbie was truly a remarkable person who personified the love of God for others. She is a remarkable example of what we all should try to be. Much love and prayers for you all.

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