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Barky Wright

Owner/Funeral Director

Recognizing the trust placed in us, it is our commitment to treat each family with dignity, respect and compassion.

Our staff will assist you in planning a service that celebrates the life of your loved one and respects their and your wishes.

Here you will find information about us and the services we provide. If we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime. 

Independently owned and family operated, Wright Funeral Home & Crematory has been privileged to serve the residents of Franklin and surrounding communities in their historic Downtown Franklin location since 1976 and from their Southampton County location in Boykins since 1999. Recently we added on-site cremation facilities and an on-site pet crematory.

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory can now be found on Facebook for an interactive way to communicate with the community,post obituaries, and share condolences.

A funeral is more than just a single day in a lifetime, it's a lifetime in a single day.

Wesley Cobb Gayle

09/15/33 - 09/30/14

Franklin – Wesley Cobb Gayle, 81, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at his home. He was a lifelong ... View full obituary

John Wesley Bryant

04/19/39 - 09/28/14

Boykins- John Wesley Bryant, 75, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was a son of ... View full obituary

Mildred Pfeiffer Burgess

11/21/27 - 09/27/14

Franklin- Mildred Pfeiffer Burgess, 86, widow of Chester Walton Burgess,Jr. passed away, September 27, 2014 with her family by her ... View full obituary

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Raymond H. "R.H." Bradshaw

05/15/28 - 09/24/14

Franklin – Raymond Hurley “R.H.” Bradshaw, 86, passed away on September 24, 2014 at East Pavilion. Born in Southampton County, ... View full obituary

Donald Grey Womack

09/29/32 - 09/21/14

Windsor – Donald Grey Womack, 81, passed away September 21, 2014. He was a son of the late Willie and ... View full obituary

Mary Modlin Purvis

10/05/21 - 09/20/14

Mary Modlin Purvis died September 20, 2014 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Purvis was born October 5, 1921 in Kelford, ... View full obituary

Thomas Lawrence "Tom" Reed, Jr.

06/12/52 - 09/20/14

Thomas Lawrence “Tom” Reed, Jr., 62, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in ... View full obituary

Leanne Gloria Benslimane

04/10/45 - 09/12/14

Norfolk- Leanne Gloria Benslimane, 69, formerly of Franklin and Windsor, passed away September 12, 2014 at her home. She was ... View full obituary

Joseph Alex Hoffman

06/21/86 - 09/12/14

Franklin- Joseph Alex Hoffman, 28, passed away September 12, 2014. He was born in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Hoffman worked for ... View full obituary

Gerald Lincoln "Jerry" Tinkham

06/09/47 - 09/11/14

Richmond – Gerald Lincoln “Jerry” Tinkham, 67, passed away September 11, 2014 at a Charlotte, NC hospital. He was born ... View full obituary

Mildred H Darden

03/17/18 - 09/10/14

Carrsville – Mildred Hedgepeth Darden, 96, widow of John Watkins Darden, passed away September 10, 2014 at her home. She ... View full obituary

Gladys Hill Burton Stevens

12/23/22 - 09/09/14

Gladys Evelyn Hill Burton Stevens, affectionately known as Hilly, 91, of Milton, DE, passed away peacefully in her sleep in ... View full obituary

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