Marjorie Dale Cato Wright Beard

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Services for Marjorie Dale Cato Wright Beard, of Brookhaven, are3 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Beard, 79, died July 4, 2005, at her residence. She wasborn on Dec. 31, 1925, to Horace E. Cato Sr. and Hattie WooleyCato.

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She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother andgreat-grandmother. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husbands, VirgilElzie Wright and Charles Wesley Beard; and one brother, Horace E.Cato Jr.

Survivors are her daughters, Belenda Wright Statham and herhusband, Gary, of Brookhaven, and Judy Wright Ballard and herhusband, Plez, of Collierville, Tenn.; her son, John RichardWright, of Brookhaven; her grandchildren, John Richard Wright, ofBrookhaven, Brook Edward Wright, of Prairieville, Texas, BrandyStatham Smith, of Brookhaven, Leah Ballard Embry, of Adairsville,Ga., and Lance Virgle Ballard, of Nashville, Tenn.; hergreat-grandchildren, Laura Beth and Coker Wright, Cameron andGracie Smith and Isabella Ruby Embry; five special friends, Lea,Emma and Della Jenkens, Johnnie Pittman, and Donna Smith; threenieces; and one sister-in-law.