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William Bright, a member of the Dixie Hummingbirds, died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He was 77.

He was on his way to a radio broadcast with fellow members of the Dixie Hummingbirds when he suddenly became ill and died.

He was born on Oct. 5, 1939 to the late William O. Bright Jr. and Cherry Lee Jones Bright in Greene County, N.C.

Bright was known by many people and had many nicknames. He was known as “Baby Dump” to his parents, ”Dump” to his family and many in the neighborhood, and was also known as Bill, Will, Leon or simply “Bright.”.

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