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Elaine Wright Brown
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Obituary for Elaine Wright Brown

"Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother"

Waynesville, Lelia Elaine Wright Brown, age 70, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at The Homestead.

A native of Haywood County she is the daughter of Mona Lee Almond Wright and the late Wendell Wright. In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a brother, Bob Wright. Elaine was a graduate of Waynesville Township High School. She was a member of Allen’s Creek Baptist Church where she was also a Sunday school teacher. She formerly worked with Latch Key Program at Hazelwood Elementary School and was a substitute teacher at various schools in the Haywood County School system. Elaine had a love for kids and her hobby was taking care of people wherever the need was.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 47 years, James David Brown; two daughters, Lisa B. McBride, and her husband, Kevin, of Clyde and Michelle B. Presnell, and her husband, Brett, of Waynesville; sister, Suzanne Teague, and her husband, Tommy, of Maggie Valley; seven grandchildren, Savannah Presnell, Ian McBride, Jonah Presnell, Morgan McBride, Micah McBride, Hayden Presnell and Leah McBride.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Allen’s Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Scotty Patrick and Reverend Chris Willett officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Wells Funeral Homes.

Memorials may be made to Allen’s Creek Baptist Church, Mission Program, 549 Allen’s Creek Road, Waynesville, NC 28786 or to Haywood Healthcare Foundation (Hospice in memo line of check to apply funds to Hospice) c/o The Homestead, 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde, NC 28721.

The care of Ms. Brown has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786





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Cemetery Details


Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park

886 Russ Avenue
Waynesville, NC 28786

Memorial Contribution

Haywood Healthcare Foundation (Hospice in memo line of check)

127 Sunset Ridge Road
Clyde, NC 28721


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