Stella Wright ~ Seeress of Ray City, GA

Stella Reddick Wright of Ray City, Ga

Stella Reddick Wright of Ray City, Ga.  

In the 1930s Stella Wright lived with her family in Rays Mill (nka Ray City), GA.  Stella lived at the south end of Park Street, way out past Arrin Guthrie’s home, at a place on Cat Creek known as Rock Bottom.  Stella was known around the region as a seeress and a healer.

One Sunday afternoon in the late 1930s, the Guthrie family were all gathered on their front porch socializing and sharing the events of the day.  A car pulled up with some people who were looking for directions; they had a woman with them who was ill and wanted to see Stella Wright.  One of the Guthrie grandchildren hopped in the car to show them the way to Stella’s place.  At the far end of the dirt road, they took a little trail down to Cat Creek to a cabin where Stella was found. They all entered the cabin, which was devoid of furniture except for a single chair in the center of the room. Stella sat the sick woman in the chair and began massaging her shoulders and back.  Shortly, the woman emitted a series of enormously loud belches and that was how Stella “healed” her.

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  1. Torace Solomon said,

    June 12, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Stella Wright is my Great grandmother wow

  2. Torace Solomon said,

    June 12, 2011 at 1:07 am

    Can whoever posted this give more information on her i know a good bit about the healings she did along with her daughters
    in Ray City GA

  3. Stella Solomon Brown said,

    June 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    It is so wonderful to see this here. Stella Wright was my grandmother, after whom I am named. My mother Lela Wright Solomon, and her sisters and brothers all grew up and lived in Ray city. We still have much family and heritage there.

  4. James R. Wright said,

    July 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I would also like to read more. Graandmother’s was known as far as Miami Fla. for her work. Very interesting. Who posted?

  5. Barbara said,

    March 24, 2012 at 12:45 am

    My name is Barbara. Molly Hall was married to our first cousin McGowan. We are having our family reunion in the future. I would like for you come and any other McGowans’s family. Email me at this address.

  6. Sharon E. Phillips said,

    July 3, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Interesting article. Estella Wright’s granddaughter.

    • Tammy Wright said,

      February 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Her photo has such a calming representation. I would love to have known more about her as a person.

  7. Tammy Wright said,

    February 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Her photo has such a calming representation. I would love to have known more about her as a person.

  8. James Reginal Wright said,

    May 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Grandmother was very wise and her mind sharp as a razor. For instance. I asked her for some money once. She placed a quarter in my hand closed it and told me not to tell anyone. I couldn’t wait to go and brag to the other Grand kids about it. I ran back to the kids open my hand and said”Look what Grandma gave me!” The kids would reply so she gave me fifty cents;) She would bring groceries or money for groceries when we were out. She open a store for us once, which went out of business, because she would always give us candy if we didn’t have money. Our parents had private white tutors which were ran out of town. J.H. received his first tractor from her. I am sure if you check with other Grands around my age or older, you will find many more stories like these. Our Grandparents were great people .

    • Shawndell Hill said,

      August 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      My grandmother is Altamease wright we live in Syracuse just finding out about this. I dont even know my family smh

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