Annette was born March 27, 1911, in Axtell, Texas, to John Wesley and Laura Isabell (Smith) Overstreet. She attended Port Consolidated School in Washita County, Oklahoma. She married William Perry (Willie) Wright on Jan. 11, 1930, in Hobart. To this union were born three sons. Annette was employed with Hemphill Wells Department store in Lubbock from 1960-1976 as a sales representative in the children's department. She was also an excellent seamstress and was known for her beautiful work making drapes, pillows, tablecloths, runners and doll clothes. If she had fabric and her sewing machine, she was happy. As a child she learned to sew, sitting at her mother's feet while she ran the old treadle sewing machine. When she was older she would do the foot peddle on the machine for her mother. At 8 years old she cut the fabric and sewed two dresses by herself. One dress was for her best friend and the other was for her. The fabric was white with red dots, so the girls called them their "apple" dresses. Annette also loved to entertain family and friends. Fried chicken was one of her specialties. When her boys were coming to visit, she would fry up a couple of chickens with plenty of potatoes and gravy. At 80 years of age, she took up oil painting. She made sure that each of her boys had a special picture for his home. She always worked hard, but she never said she was tired. To help with the family income, she had pulled cotton. One time she recalled pulling 600 pounds of cotton in a day.
After heart by-pass surgery at the age of 85, she finally understood why some people said they got tired.
She was preceded in death by her husband Willie; her parents, four brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her sons, Bill J. Wright of Oklahoma City, Cecil H. Wright and wife Janet of Altus, and Larry Don Wright of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two sisters, Francis Overstreet Marshall of Lubbock, Texas, and Vercie Overstreet Webb and husband J.D. of Esterville, Iowa; one brother, Vernon Overstreet of Ft. Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Catherine Annette Smith of Seattle, Wash., Douglas Alan Wright of Stillwater, Carl John Wright of Ardmore, Lance Wright Yeager, of Reno, Nevada, and Branden Crisp of Fayetteville, Ark.; and eight great-grandchildren, Eric Wright of Hollywood, Karen and Thomas Wright of Stillwater, Jeremy Wilson Wright of Texas and Addison, Ian and Madison Crisp of Fayetteville.
The family will recieve friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kincannon Funeral Home.
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