Abbott, Geneva Belle Wright

Geneva Belle Wright Abbott, 88, widow of Jack Hale Abbott, died on Sunday, April 26, at Covenant Place.

Born in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late Hezzie Franklin Wright and Gracie Belle Switzer Wright.

Surviving are five children, Phillip H. (Norma) Abbott, Donna A. (Lee) Arritt, Thomas D. (Valerie) Abbott, Anthony C. Abbott (Rebecca Hettmansperger) and Randy W. Abbott; two sisters, Emma Donahue and Joyce Slaydon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Wright and Ashby Wright and two sisters, Inas Loan and Dorothy Tingler.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 4601 Charlotte Park Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28217.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.

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