He was a retired supervisor with the United States Postal Service. Memories are left to his wife, Mary Wright; children,Thomas Jarrad Wright, Chasta T. Martin, Tannetta F. Monroe, April Wright Gallien and Ashley Nicole Wright; siblings, Thomas J. Wright, Jr. (Cindy), Julia W. Benford (Rev. D. N. Benford), Thomasene W. Thomas, Eloise W. McClelland and Ruby W. Jackson; three grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.There will be a wake from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 821 Freeman Ave., Port Arthur, TX.On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the church there will be a visitation at 9 a.m. followed by the celebration of life service at 11 a.m. under the professional care and direction of the staff of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel.John will be entombed at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel in Beaumont. John Lincoln Wright, 66 of Beaumont TX passed away at Baptist Hospital on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
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BILL NEAL:10—First of all thanks to the crew for the help again. Secondly you need to know I am at the coolest spot in town. Don’t ask, if I tell ya I have to kill ya! Thirdly, last week’s Top 10 got such rave reviews that I had to go to the wall again: Here’s a Top 10 you could care less about. Hollywood Hookups…Super-HOT and Super-NOT!!! Don’t ask me why?No. 10. John Lennon and Yoko OnoNo. 9. Saundra Bullock and Jessie JamesNo. 8. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur MillerNo. 7. Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestNo. 6. Scarlett Johnansson and Roman DauriacNo. 5. Heidi Klum and Seal tied with Janet Jackson and Jermaine DupreeNo. 4. Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett tied with Ike and TinaNo. 3. Jennifer Lopez and Marc AnthonyNo. 2. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta JonesNo. 1. And the No. 1 Super-HOT and Super-NOT for all the current reasons Kris Kardashian and Bruce “I don’t know who I am” Jenner:09—OK let’s get back to sports stuff…DUH! The Pirates swept the Diamondbacks. Not a greatest but a sweep is a sweep.:08—The Clippers just made it interesting. Tied it up 2-2 with the Spurs. Trust me “Pop” will see to it that they don’t win another game!:07—The Penguins are done. Guess you fire the coach again!:06—Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will square off Friday night and the winner will be Mayweather! Take it to the bank!:05—In case your living under a huge rock somewhere be advised that yours truly and Odell Richardson host the B-PEP talk show every last and first Saturday of the month at 12:00 noon on 1360 AM WBGN Radio. Listen in or call but get in on the conversation. Your community interest is counting on you.:04—Speaking of great fights; do yourself a favor and pull out your Ali-Foreman “Rumble in the Jungle” VHS tape and be reminded of the greatest that was Muhamad Ali. Told everybody he was gonna knock him out, talked to George the whole fight, roped-a-doped him and came out unscratched. Ali boom aya…Ali boom aya…Ali boom aya!!:03—Achieving Greatness Inc., is still looking for intelligent, aggressive, self-motivated, hardworking, get it done at all cost Executive Leaders to join our team. There are no limits to how great you can be. “Greatness Lies Within You.” Call 412-628-4856 if you are interested and serious.:02—You know I’ve never said this before. If you’re reading this you already know. But you still need to tell any and everybody you know that need to be subscribing to the New Pittsburgh Courier. One of the oldest Black newspapers in America…C’mon Man!!!:01—Spurs and CAV’s…LET’S GET IT ON!!!:00—Alex Rodriquez AKA A-Rod is giving the baseball world the finger…Six (6) home runs and counting. Watch out Willie Mays:00:00—Double overtime Achieving Greatness Inc., will sponsor the first annual high school Jr. and Sr. students athletes life skills seminar Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To enter your student male or female at no cost, call 412-628-4856. Lunch, t-shirt and presentations form former college and pro athletes will be providedGame over
In this May 28, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) stretches before participating in organized team activity in Pittsburgh. Following the retirement of Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu, Gay finds himself as the veteran voice of reason in a secondary in the midst of a youth movement. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed cornerback William Gay to a three-year deal on Tuesday, keeping the veteran in the fold rather than letting him test free agency. The 31-year-old Gay is one of the league’s most dependable players. He’s played in 144 straight games since the Steelers took him in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. Gay has played eight of his nine seasons with the Steelers. He played for Arizona in 2012 before returning to Pittsburgh.Gay holds the NFL record for most consecutive pick-sixes in NFL history, returning five straight interceptions for touchdowns between the 2013 and 2015 seasons. Gay, who served as Pittsburgh’s defensive captain in 2015, has 11 career interceptions to go with six sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) runs towards the end zone after Gay intercepted the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman),The 31-year-old Gay is one of the league’s most dependable players. He’s played in 144 straight games since the Steelers took him in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. Gay has played eight of his nine seasons with the Steelers. He played for Arizona in 2012 before returning to Pittsburgh.Gay holds the NFL record for most consecutive pick-sixes in NFL history, returning five straight interceptions for touchdowns between the 2013 and 2015 seasons. Gay, who served as Pittsburgh’s defensive captain in 2015, has 11 career interceptions to go with six sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) runs towards the end zone after Gay intercepted the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Upd. at 14:18 They say Barça and Inter spoke about Pedro after the Catalan side’s recent Champions League match with Manchester City. After Wednesday night’s win against Almeria he admitted there are several clubs interested in him. Pedro has already revealed he’s finding it tough with Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi all ahead of him in Luis Enrique’s plans. In concrete, a move to Inter Milan, who have made personal contact with the player according to ‘Corriere dello Sport’. Sport EN Inter boss Roberto Mancini, according to the report in ‘Corriere dello Sport’, is personally taking the attempt to sign Pedro into his own hands. CEST In the talks about the Canary Islander — who Barça would sell for around €17million — the name Mateo Kovacic also popped up, a player the Blaugrana are interested in. On Tuesday he was linked with Liverpool, who are interested in him taking Raheem Sterling’s place, while now a move to Italy is being talked about. 09/04/2015 Pedro’s future looks increasingly like being away from Camp Nou — especially if we take in to account what is being reported in the international press. However, the 27-year-old also said he will wait until the end of the season before taking a decision on what to do with his future.