Anne Lovell Wright


Anne Lovell Wright, a resident of Athens, born on Oct. 6, 1932, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at the age of 88, at the home of her daughter in Charleston.

Anne was one of the founders of Wright Brothers Construction Company and widow of James D. Wright. She was a devoted and active member of the Athens Church of Christ, and she participated in many ministries.

Born in Bedford County to Eugenie and Jimmie Lee Chilton Lovell, she was one of nine children. Surviving siblings are Rachel Electra Lovell Throppe and Grady Lee Lovell, both of Shelbyville, and Margaret Louise Lovell Brandon of Fairfield. Deceased siblings are Birdie Lovell Fields, Jack Lewis Lovell, Shirley Eugenia Lovell McCullough, Jane Chilton Lovell Brothers and Jerry Michael Lovell.

She will be lovingly missed by her only child, Teresa Wright Horne and her husband, Dennis Mitchell, of Charleston; and her only grandchild, Jenna Lee-Anne Horne of Wartrace.

A memorial service will be held at the Athens Church of Christ, 1016 North Ave., Athens, TN 37303 at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bethany Hall in Bell Buckle on May 21, at 4 p.m. (CST).

Anne’s wishes were for memorial donations in lieu of flowers to be made to Athens Church of Christ, P.O. Box 494, Athens, TN 37371; Tennessee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Anne or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at



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