Margaret Wright Obituary (1936 – 2022) – Lynchburg, VA

Margaret Mahanes Wright

Margaret “Peggy” Mahanes Wright, age 86, of Lynchburg, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2022, in her residence at Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge.

Born Thursday, January 17, 1936, in Lynchburg, Peggy was the daughter of the late Robert Henry Mahanes and Osee McNeely Mahanes. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Clayton Wright; and her brothers, Robert Howard Mahanes, Clarence Marshal Mahanes and Nelson Courtney Mahanes.

Peggy is survived by her three children, Steven Lee Wright and his wife, Bobbie of Lexington, NC, Donna Wright of Forest, and Rebecca Wright Hughes and her husband, Eric of Forest. In addition to her children, she is survived by her six grandsons, Clay Wright of Blacksburg, Seth Wright of Chapel Hill, NC, Ethan Wright of Winston-Salem, NC, Owen Hughes of Richmond, Va., and Tate and Reece Hughes of forest. Peggy was also the great-grandmother to Silas, Addie and Maya.

Peggy is best known as the co-owner of Clayton’s Restaurant, where she and her husband, Clayton, made many great friends and memories. Her personal recipes and love of cooking and sharing meals with family and friends made the restaurant a long-standing place to gather for many. Peggy also loved to paint watercolor landscapes from pictures of the many global trips and cruises she shared with her husband. She was also an avid dog and bird lover, spending many hours enjoying her pets and wild birds.

The family will have a private celebration of life, with a memorial service at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Runk & Pratt Liberty at Ridge and Seven Hills Hospice for the outstanding care and compassion given to our mother. Memorial contributions may be sent to Lynchburg Humane Society, 1211 Old Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24502.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory

Published by The News & Advance on Feb. 7, 2022.

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