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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.

Dempsey Blythe

Dempsey Blythe

05/10/25 - 03/25/15

Courtland – Dempsey Blythe, 89, passed away March 25, 2015. ... View full obituary

Helen Nurney

Helen N Nurney

08/23/22 - 03/23/15

Capron – Helen Newsome Nurney, 92, of Capron, VA, died March 23, 2015. ... View full obituary

William Ward

William M Ward

02/21/53 - 03/23/15

Franklin – William Marland Ward, 62, passed away March 23, 2015. ... View full obituary

Anne R. Dimick

Anne R. Dimick

04/25/35 - 03/22/15

Franklin-Anne Roberta Dimick, 79, passed away March 22, 2015. Anne was a retired private duty nurse and a former substitute ... View full obituary

Jean Burgess

Jean Burgess

04/29/31 - 03/20/15

Courtland- Jean A. Burgess, 83, passed away March 20, 2015. Jean was born in Suffolk, the daughter of the late ... View full obituary

Fred Rabil

Fred Rabil

12/25/17 - 03/20/15

Franklin- His name was Fred. No middle name…..just Fred. Like his name, Fred Rabil was a simple man whose greatest ... View full obituary

Franklin Watson

Franklin G Watson

01/30/50 - 03/17/15

Franklin - Franklin Gill Watson, 65, passed away March 17, 2015. Frank was a lifelong resident of Franklin, the youngest ... View full obituary

William Whitehead, Jr.

William L Whitehead, Jr.

10/02/36 - 03/17/15

William L. Whitehead, Jr. ... View full obituary

J.D. Smith, III

J.D. Smith, III

07/13/63 - 03/16/15

Sedley- John Daniel ... View full obituary

William Wood Carter

William Wood Carter

12/02/23 - 03/14/15

Boykins- William Wood “Bill” Carter, 91, passed away March 14, 2015. Mr. Carter was a native of Wayne County, NC, ... View full obituary

Victoria J. Turner

Victoria J. Turner

07/06/50 - 03/11/15

FRANKLIN- Marilyn Victoria “Vickie” Jenkins Turner, 64, passed away on March 11, 2015. She was predeceased by her parents Melvin ... View full obituary

Peggy B. Wright

Peggy B. Wright

01/31/26 - 03/10/15

Franklin- Peggy Barnes Wright ,89, widow of Jimmy Wright, passed away March 10, 2015 after several years of declining health. ... View full obituary

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