---- — Alexander "Sunny" Wright III, age 65, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:24 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at his home in Mt. Vernon.
Alexander was born in Highland Park, Mich., on July 25, 1948, the son of Alexander Wright Jr. and Desslaine (Carter) Wright.Alexander was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Alexander served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam. He is survived by his three sisters, Linda Faye Thomas and husband Kenneth of Detroit, and Luberta Moore and Elaine Moore both of Mt. Vernon; two nephews, Tiwan Thomas and Christopher Thomas and wife Rashawanda; and two great-nieces; and one great-nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dudley Williford; and his grandmother who raised him, Leatha Williford. Private family graveside funeral services will be held at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn. Military honors will be provided by the American legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon.For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for on-line obituary and on-line condolences.