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“Karen was my "payroll hero" no matter what the problem was she always knew how to fix it. She never once showed any signs of frustration. She will...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Tamaika Norman - Sage Automotive

“Karen Wright was one of the first persons whom I spoke with and who welcomed me to Milliken about 15 years ago. She was knowledgeable, dependable,...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I worked with Karen for almost 20 years at Milliken. She was such a dedicated employee, often...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Shannon Mabry - Spartanburg, SC

“My prayers and thoughts are with Karen's family. I worked with her at Milliken befor i retired and she was always so friendly ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: betty holcombe - spartanburg, SC

“Sorry to hear about Karen. She was a very good friend and co-worker. She will be missed very much by her family and her MIlliken family. You are...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Peggy Ward - Columbia, SC

“Karen was a wonderful person that would help out in payroll as much as she could. She as a pleasure to work with all the years. Rest in Peace Karen. ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Leslie Goings - Whtie STone, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was a great co-worker and friend for many years at Milliken. She was loved by many and will be truly...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Trey West - Spartanburg, SC

“sorry to hear bout Karen's passing I know she will be missed alot ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: William Kenneth Wright - inman, SC

“I was extremely shocked to hear of Karen's passing this morning. I have had the privilege of working with Karen for almost 25 years. Karen was a...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Kelsey - Johnston, SC

“We were shocked to hear about Karen's passing at our church service yesterday. We were the early morning choir with Karen for quite a few years.God...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: John Kopchik - Cowpens, SC

“Shocked and saddened by Karen's passing. We were in early morning choir together for many years at St. John's Lutheran Church. Rest in peace,...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Sam and Sue Stoner - Moore, SC

“I am truly sorry to hear of the passing of Karen. I have worked with her for many years, and have many memories of her. She will be missed. You...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Audrey Bright - SC - co-worker

“Karen will be greatly missed. She was always my "go to" person when I had any payroll questions. She was always kind and patience no matter what the...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Patti Veals - Williamston, SC

“As a young mgr with Milliken, now with 32 yrs of experience, Karen provided me guidance and help with any and all payroll concerns. She helped me to...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry very sorry to hear of Karen's passing. My deepest sympathy for the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Linda Jewell - Cowpens, SC

“Karen always had candy at her desk. I was one of her best customers. When she found out that I preferred dark chocolate, she started purchasing that...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Gina Boyd

“Matt, Chris and family,Karen was such a sweet person and will be missed. I worked with her at Milliken indirectly and have known her for more than 30...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Sherry Philson - Boiling Springs, SC

“I am so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. She was a great co-worker and friend for many years at Milliken. She was loved by many and will be truly...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Shay Worley - Inman, SC


Karen Wright, 63, of 101 Gower Road, Spartanburg, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at her home. Born March 17, 1950, in Hickory, NC, she was a daughter of Cora Alice Wilson Bollinger and the late Rev. Lawrence Hugh Bollinger, and the widow of David Earl Wright. She was retired from Milliken Co. after 41 years of service and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

In addition to her mother, Mrs. Wright is survived by two sons, Christopher David Wright and Matthew Todd Wright, both of Spartanburg; two granddaughters, Tianna Marie Wright and Maureen Nicole Wright, both of Virginia Beach, VA; a sister, Jan Wright (Bobby) of Conover, NC; two brothers, Paul Bollinger (Cindie) of Thomasville, NC and Timothy Bollinger (Netra) of Rockwell, NC; a sister, Judy Brown (Rynn) of Richfield, NC; a brother, Nathan Bollinger (wife Pam) of Rockwell, NC; and her mother-in-law, Frankie Wright of Spartanburg.

Visitation will be 2:00-2:45 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at St. John's Lutheran Church. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 PM at the church, conducted by the Rev. Michael T. Shackelford. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parish Life Center (PLC) St. John's Lutheran Church, 415 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home.

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