Mr. Paul Wright, age 85, of Menlo, GA died Thursday, July 30, 2009 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mr. Wright was born May 20, 1924 in Collinsville, AL, the son of the late Grover Cleveland Wright and Minnie Clark Wright. He was retired from Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Factory and was a member of Chelsea Baptist Church.  Mr. Wright was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during WWII. He was a member of the Alpine Masonic Lodge, #211. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Martin.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Wright, son, Dickie Vaughn, daughters, Jan Hix and Dwana VanHorn; brothers, Jimmy Wright, Carmen Wright, Alvis Wright, and Fred Wright; sisters, Jane Bishop, Elsie Cooper, and Catherine Chamblee, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Mason Funeral HomeChapel with Rev. Dean Tapp officiating. Burial will follow in Ami Cemetery with graveside military rites provided by the American Legion Shanklin-Attaway, Post 5.  Active pallbearers will be Benny Morgan, Gary Vaughn, Lee Cooper, Tim Cooper, Mark Ballard, and Casey Ray. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Ballard, Don Ballard, Calvin Wright, Elton Wright, Sean Salyers, Dean Salyers, Tony Parker, John Mason, and all members of Chelsea Baptist Church Men’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Wright will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Saturday, August 1, 2009. Mason Funeral Home is directing. For guestbook, please go online to