Marie Wright

Marie Oliver Wright, 86, of River’s Bend Assisted Living in Kuttawa, formerly of Cadiz and Erin, Tennessee, died Monday, April 20, 2020, at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

She was born on March 24, 1934. She had worked at the Hosiery Mill and Johnson Controls, was a nurses aide for more than 20 years at Trigg Manor Nursing Home and was a private childcare provider. She was of the Baptist faith and attended the Methodist church with her husband in her later years.

Wright is survived by a daughter, Debi (Kevin) Collis of Danville, California; two sons, Norman (Tracey) Cotton Jr. of Cadiz and Joseph Lee “Joe” (Sandy) Cotton of Cadiz; a stepson, Fred Wright Jr. of Erin; a stepdaughter, Rose Breeden of Erin; a brother, Charles (Della) Oliver of Eddyville; two sisters, Betty Ann Ladd of Hopkinsville and a twin sister, Rosie Brown of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dixie Lee Oliver and Anna Lee Gray Oliver; her husband, Fred Wright Sr.; a brother, Roy Dan Oliver; and a sister, Christine Oliver.Private graveside services were held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Erin with Rev. Norman Cotton officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky And Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Ste. 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284; or

Helping Hands Food Bank, P.O. Box 1874, Cadiz, KY 42211.