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Edward L. Wright

Edward L. Wright died April 18, 2008, from complications of a stroke that he suffered in September. He was 75 years old. The son of Edward L. and Rosemary T. Wright, he graduated from Saint Louis University in 1954, served in the Korean War, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law in 1959. He practiced law at Wright, Lindsey & Jennings from 1959 until 1990.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Sarah, of New York, New York; his former wife, Mary Ann Lofton Wright of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; his sisters Missy Anderson, Bridget Warner and Kathleen Atkins; and by many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where he served on the vestry and was a member of the Cathedral School board. He was a life member of the board of Youth Home, Inc.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Memorials may be made to Youth Home Inc., 20400 Colonel Glen Road, Little Rock, AR, 72210 or Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 West 17th Street, Little Rock, AR, 72206.

Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home,

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I was so sorry to read about the loss of your father. I know you have many wonderful memories to give you comfort. My own dear father died in 1995, so I can well remember some of what you are feeling. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my prayers. "

Sandy (Finkbeiner) Roycraft | North Little Rock, AR |

"This is sad news, indeed. We will always be grateful to Ned for his unfailing kindess to us.

Belinda E. Rubens
W.J. Williams, III
Carra Williams Garza"

Belinda E. Rubens | West Memphis, AR |

"Ned was always a great friend to Andy in days gone by. We are so very sorry to learn of his illness and death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Beth & Andy Byrd"
Beth & Andy Byrd | Little Rock, AR |

"Dear Mary Ann,Sarah (though you don't know me) Missy,Bridget and Kathleen: Since it is so long after Ned's death I am sure no one will read it but I had to write it. Ned was a close friend, maybe my closest for our 4 years at St. Louis University. We met once in Tokyo when we were both in the service and I talked to him last when I learned of his father's death. I learned by accident that he had died and of this death notice. I have thought of little else since I read it. As you come to the end yourself you think of all the friends from high school, college, the service and law school that you lost contact with, how much they meant to you
at the time and to this day. Now with many of them it is too late. I know he rests in peace. Love, Ed &Joanne Rapp. Joanne got to know him during our senior year.

edward c. rapp | phoenix, AZ |

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