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Ruby Lena Wright, 88, Burkesville, KY (1928-2017)

She was a native of Clinton County, KY, and a resident of Cumberland Co., KY, a the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Arnold & Cora Lee Polston and the widow of James Ray Wright. She leaves 13 direct living descendants. Her final resting place will be in Clinton County.
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Ruby Lena Wright age 88 of Burkesville, KY passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Cumberland County Hospital. Ruby was born on September 20, 1928 in Clinton County, KY to the late Arnold and Cora Lee Polston.

Graveside service for Ruby Lena Wright will be Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2pmCT, at Five Springs Cemetery in Clinton Co., KY. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Ruby Lena Wright, 88, Cumberland Co., KY (1928-2017)

She was born on September 20, 1928 in Clinton County, KY. She was the daughter of the late Arnold and Cora Lee Polston. She died on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in Burkesville, Cumberland County, KY, at the age of 88 years, three months, and 26 days. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Wright, two infant siblings, John Lee Polston, and Mary Lee Polston, four sisters, Lucy Mae Polston, Edna Pelston, Elise Pelston, and Margie Marie Branham.

Survivors include:

  • Four sons: George Wright of McMinnville, TN; Dewey Wright of Burkesville, KY; Bobby Wright of Rock Island, TN; and Danny Wright of Arizona

  • One special niece: Marie Cope of Burkesville, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • Two great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send condolences to the family of Ruby Lena Wright

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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