October 15, 1914 ~ July 30, 2010

Born in: Turin, Georgia,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden -Laura Wright Peckman, 95, died Friday, July 30, 2010 at the Oaks at Sweeten Creek. A native of Turin, Georgia, she was daughter of the late W.B. and Sarah Hammett Martin and step-daughter of the late Blanche Hogan Martin. She was wife of the late Charles H. Wright who died in 1960 and of the late Art Peckman who died in 1991. Mrs. Peckman was a LPN practicing private duty nursing and was instrumental in the founding of the South Buncombe Youth League. She was a member of Family of Faith Fellowship. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Crisp of Asheville, Patricia Holbert of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Rebecca Roberts and her husband, William of Summerville, S.C., four sons, Charles "Sonny" Wright and his wife, Gladys of Newnan, Georgia, David Wright of Asheville, James "Boodie" Wright and his wife, Autumn of Candler and Phillip Wright and special friend, Vickie. Surviving are twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was also survived by a close friend and special companion Clairene Brown of Arden. Services for Mrs. Peckman will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Family of Faith Fellowship with Pastor James King officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. Memorials may be made to the Benevolence Fund of Family of Faith Fellowship 213 Long Shoals Road Arden, N.C. 28704.

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  1. I pass on my condolences to the Wright family. I was fortunate enough to meet Mrs. Peckman on several occasions and treasure some of the conversations we had. She leaves behind a fine family that I think the world of.

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  2. I am sorry to hear of Aunt Laura’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with family. May God bless you all during this time.

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  3. Dear Boodie and Family I was so sorry to hear about your mother passing away she was a very sweet and dear lady and was very active in her community.Her house was always open she made you feel at home. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this difficult time just remember all the good times you have had over the years.

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  4. I pass on my condolences to her family. I did not know Laura, but I know some of her family. I know she will be missed.

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  5. Family: What can I say about your mother and grandmother that you don’t already know.She was forceful,determined, tireless and a lot of other things but most of all she was a loving mother who cared for her children as well as other people. I was one of those other people. ‘Mama Wright’ was like a second mother to me and I felt as much at home in her house as I did in mine.She was a special person who touched the lives of so many others.As I grew older, I realized what a blessing she had been to me.

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  6. Dear Lauras Childern,
    I JUST LEARNED OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING, AND I LONG TO BE WITH YOU, BUT CIRCUMSTANCES WANT ALLOW ME TO BE WITH YOU. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN SO CLOSE. I’M AT BEYSTONE. I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU ALL, A GREAT ‘HEART FELT HUG.’ MY HEART IS HEAVY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. LOTS OF LOVE BOBBY CHRISTOPHER.

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  7. TO THE FAMILY, ESPECIALLY DAVID AND BOODIE, WHO WERE LIKE BROTHERS TO ME, I SEND OUR SINCERE PRAYERS AND LOVE, IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. MAMA WAS LIKE A SECOND MOTHER TO ME DURING OUR CHILDHOOD AND GROWING UP..COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A FINER CHRISTIAN PERSON, A MORE LOVING WOMAN..MANY A DAY AND NIGHT SPENT, MEMORIES OF LIFE GROWING UP WERE SHARED WITH THIS FAMILY AS IF I WERE ONE OF THEM..GOD BLESS ALL YOU GUYS..I KNOW MAMA IS WITH JESUS AT THIS TIME..I AM SORRY I COULD NOT BE THERE FOR YOU…LOVE YOU GUYS……ZR

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  8. What a blessing this lady was to me. I have not seen her in many years but I do so much thank her for giving to the Lord like she did. She was a life who definately touched mine when I was young. Blessings to all of her family.

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