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Della Wright

June 18, 1924 — December 30, 2016

Della Maxine Wright, age 92, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Maxine was born on June 18, 1924 in Naomi, KY to the late George and Pearl Marcum Dagley. She was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church #2. Maxine was a former nurse's aide at the old hospital and current Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was a huge UK basketball fan and loved sewing and making quilts.

She is survived by four sons, Robert (and Relada) Merrick of Monticello, Larry (and Mary) Light of Somerset, Donald (and Pam) Light of Watauga, TX and Roger Wright of Nancy; four daughters, Velma (and Roy) Abbott of Nancy, Peggy (and Benny) Strunk of Somerset, Brenda Mayfield (and fiance' Tom Wilson) of Somerset and Linda (and Dean) Chandler of Punta Gorda, FL; a brother, James (and Linda) Dagley of Nancy; and a sister, Georgia (and Charles) Keeney of Nancy; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Wright, whom she married on November 22, 1963 in Jellico, TN and he preceded her on February 25, 2007; four brothers, Robert Dagley, Gene Dagley, Junior Dagley and Gordon Dagley; three sisters, Ruth Albert, Alberta Dagley and Betty Boyce; a grandson, Alex Barron; a granddaughter, Michelle Carrender; and a great granddaughter, Chelsie Carrender.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 after 6:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Warren officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kevin Wesley, Rusty Light, C.J. Troxtle, Jacob Fikes, Greg Abbott, Brian Abbott, Scott Abbott and Nick Troxtle.

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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Della Maxine Wright.

Service Details

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Interment Details

Lakeside Memorial Gardens

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