Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Pauline Williams PAULINE WILLIAMS WRIGHT, age 77, of Glenwood, TX died on August 10, 2009. Interment was at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 14, 1931 at Kilgore, TX, the daughter of Miley Edward Williams and Avvis I. Robinson Williams. In Dec. of 1959, she was married to J.T. Wright who preceded her in death on February 1, 2004. Pauline was a 1949 graduate of Ranger High School and received her Associate Degree from Ranger Jr. College in 1951. In 1953, she earned her bachelor's degree from Hardin-Simmons University and her master's degree in library science from Texas Woman's University in 1959. She was a librarian and teacher for almost 40 years in the public school systems teaching in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas. She was a member of Glenwood First Baptist Church and the Arkansas Association for Retired Teachers. Pauline was an avid reader & enjoyed researching genealogy. She is survived by her son, Dr. J. Thomas "Tom" Wright, Jr. (DVM) and his wife, Glenna of Glenwood; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Miley, Jr. and Pat Williams of Magnolia, J. Ted and Nancy Williams of Waxahachie, Texas and Burl and Lynn Williams of Ranger, TX; two sisters and one brother- in-law, Doris Walling of San Angelo, TX, and Helen and Aubrey Easley of Midland, TX; and several nephews and nieces. HUSBAND: DR. JAMES T. "J.T." WRIGHT of Glenwood, AR, husband of Pauline Williams Wright (RHS-1949), passed away on Feb. 1, 2004, at Hot Springs, AR. They had one son, Tom who lives at Glenwood. Burial was at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Dr. Wright was an educator. He married Pauline Williams in Ranger in 1959. He earned his Ed.D. degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and taught at various universities before becoming Chairman of Elementary Education at Henderson State University, where he completed his career. Pauline took a great interest in genealogy and researched J.T.'s Wright and Short families, publishing The Wright Book in 1972 and A Short Line Across America in 1984 and instigated large Wright family reunions which brought together and further united the Wright families. They had retired to Glenwood, AR, in Montgomery County on land that had belonged to the Short family for many generations. Pauline will continue to make her home there where her son, Dr. Tom Wright and his wife Glenna operate and manage the Wright Veterinary Hospital. BROTHER: BURL KAY WILLIAMS, 73, of Ranger, passed away on Feb. 27, 2012 in a Ranger nursing home. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. He was born February 24, 1939 in Ranger, TX to Miley & Avvis Robinson Williams. Burl may have attended Ranger High School since all his siblings did but no record found of it. He married Lillian Harper in 1980 in Lancaster, TX. He was a Baptist and a retired diesel mechanic. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Wright (RHS-1949). Survivors include his wife: Lillian Williams of Ranger; brothers: Miley Williams (RHS-1950) of Magnolia, AR, and Ted Williams (RHS-1955) of Waxahachie, TX; and sisters: Doris Walling (RHS-1951) of San Angelo and Helen Easley (RHS-1953) or Midland, TX.