July 28, 1916 ~ January 8, 2009
Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, NC
Vergia Wright Brown, 92, of Newfound Road, Leicester, died Thursday, January 8, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Brown was born in Buncombe County and was a daughter of the late William Fred and Lula Jane Morgan Wright. She was married to Ralph J. Brown, who died in 1992, and was also preceded in death by four sisters, Flora and LaRue Wright, Maleta Baumgartner, and Hazel Wright, and three brothers, Forrest, Locke and Ben Wright. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She is survived by one sister, Marie Israel of Wilson; five nephews, Gilbert Baumgartner, Dale Wright, Fred Israel, Michael Wright, and Douglas Wright; two nieces, Lynn Brown and Sara Hiles; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. William E. Zopp officiating . Interment will be at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Newfound Road, Leicester, NC 28748 or Carepartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.