Rev. James F. Bright

Rev. James F. Bright


Passed: Friday, November 15, 2013
Funeral: Monday, November 18, 2013

Age: 97
Location: Greenville

Rev. James Floyd Bright, 97, widower of Hazel Miriam Bright, died November 15, 2013.

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Eli and Florence Burger he was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a Master Mason.

Rev. Bright served as a pastor in the Spartanburg and Charleston Associations and upon retirement became interim pastor in Spartanburg, Columbia and Greenville.

After retirement he served as pastor for 5 years of Forest Acre Baptist Church which has since relocated to Anderson Mill Road now known as Anderson Mill Baptist Church.

Rev. Bright was former Vice President of Spartanburg and Charleston Baptist Association. He also served as President of The Woodruff and Charleston Area Ministerial Associations.

Rev. Bright planted three churches and served on the Advisory Committee of Charleston Southern University under Dr. John Hamrick.


Surviving are two daughters, Gayle B. Woolsey (Donald) of Lexington, S.C. and Pat B. Mode (Paul) of Joanna; one son Jimmy G. Bright (Kathryn) of Anderson; one brother, Russell Bright of Lyman; six grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Rev. Bright was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Wood Mortuary conducted by Rev. Steve Durham and Rev. Jonathan Bright.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Monday at Wood Mortuary.

The families are at their respective homes.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1600 Holly Springs Road, Lyman, S.C. 29365.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

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