Mary Jo Stark Bright of Mount Pleasant died Thursday, January 31, 2013 in Mount Pleasant. Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Kessler officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 5-7 P.M. Friday, February 1, 2013 at the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Curry-Welborn Funeral Home.
Mary was born July 18, 1927 in Hughes Springs, the daughter of Earnest Alvin and Una Pyland Stark. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1944 after completing the 11th grade. She worked at American Petrofina, Credit Bureau Services and Glyn's Western Wear. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star and Fireman's Auxiliary.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Patti Alexander and husband Don of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Scott Alexander, Mark Alexander and wife Kathy of Mount Pleasant and Alison Rigney and husband Robby of Odessa; great-grandchildren, Brooke Alexander, Zachary Alexander; sister-in-law, Sue Stark of El Dorado, AR; brother-in-law Dwayne McClung of Pittsburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Bright, Jr.; brother, W.A. "Bill" Stark and sisters, Bobbye Lunsford and Betty McClung.
Memorials may be made to Special Catch, P.O. Box 2190 Mount Pleasant, TX 75455 or Cypress Basin Hospice, P.O. Box 544 Mount Pleasant, TX 75455.