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Dessel Wright

Dessel Taylor Wright, age 92, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Southern Manor Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Martin Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Phillips officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Cates Cemetery with Murphy Funeral Home of Martin in charge of the arrangements. He was a United States Navy veteran, owned and operated Dessel T. Wright Company (Tom’s Toasted Peanuts) before his retirement and was a member of the Martin Church of Christ. Wright is survived by his daughter, Pam (Barry) Buckley of Fayetteville; brother, Jimmy (Nellie) Wright of Martin; six grandchildren, Zachary Buckley, Eli (Jessica) Buckley, Luke (Caroline) Buckley, Taylor (Nick) Moore, Brianne (Deaton) Blackwell and Brett Wright; eight great-grandchildren; and two daughters-in-law, Karen Wright of Martin and Lisa Wright of Chattanooga. Wright was preceded in death by his wife, Relma Jones Wright; his sons, Stephen Taylor Wright and Bradley Jones Wright; parents, Hubert and Cassie Harrison Wright; one sister, Dorothy Shelley; and two brothers, Darrel Wright and Dale Wright. Online tributes may be left at

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