Melva Bowles Wright, 91, Palmyra, Va.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010

Melva Bowlers Wright, 91, of Palmyra, Va., died Jan. 9, 2010 at Envoy at the Village in Fort Union, Va.

Born April 2, 1918, in Fluvanna County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Thomas Clifon Bowles and the late Mildred Loving Bowles.

In 1951 along with her husband, she relocated to Charles County to operate a family-owned business. She was a member of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce. After retiring as a general merchandise store owner in 1979 she spent her time with her grandchildren and traveling with friends and family. Along with her son and family, she moved back to Fluvanna County in 1991. During this time, she was active in many civic organizations including the Fluvanna Historical Society, Bybee Garden Club, Fluvanna Women's Club and others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Guy H. Wright Sr. and sisters, Jeanette Dunivan and Catherine Stanton.

She is survived by her son, Guy "G.H." Wright Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Palmyra; grandson, Troy Wright and his wife, Dawn of Palmyra; granddaughter, Tracy Wright and her fiance, Brent Mathis of Palmyra; and great-grandchildren, Shontell, Destiny, Rebekah and Mya.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Sheridan Funeral Home, Kents Store, Va. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Salem United Methodist Church, Palmyra, with fellowship time to follow at the Wright's residence in Palmyra. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 15 at Trinity Memorial Gardens, Waldorf.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Sheridan Funeral Home.