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Nellie Owens Gales Wright

Nellie Owens Gales Wright, 89 of Shelby died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at White Oak Manor in Shelby.

Born Jan. 7, 1930 in Davie County, she was a daughter of the late William Franklin Owens and Emma Malona May Owens. She was retired from Davie County Hospital in Mocksville and Kings Mountain Hospital. Mrs. Wright was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Disaster Relief Group with the NC Baptist State Convention.

She was also preceded in death by: her husbands, Melvin Thomas Gales and Floyd Wray Wright; a son, Badie Franklin Gales; and a sister, Betsy Beck.

Survivors: a son, Jake Gales and wife Peggy of Shelby; a daughter, Martha Wimberley and husband Brady of Prattville, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Kathy Kester and husband  Gary of Shelby; a brother, Dr. John Owens of Oxford; 2 sisters, Carolyn Neely of Richmond, Va. and Dorothy Faile of York, S.C.; 3 grandchildren, Tommy Gales and wife Tracy, Jordan Beason and husband Curtis and Kyle Goins of Shelby; and 7 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carolina Memorial Park, Concord with the Rev. David Gales officiating.

Memorials: Pleasant Grove Baptist, 3932 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Shelby 28150; or to N.C. Baptist Mission Disaster Relief Fund, PO Box 1107, Cary, 27512-1107.

Condolences: www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.