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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.

Mary Alice Cotton

Mary Alice W Cotton

02/05/31 - 12/22/14

Franklin – Mary Alice Wade Cotton, 83, widow of Thomas Redelle Cotton, passed away December 22, 2014. ... View full obituary

Guy Wesley Ross

Guy Wesley Ross

10/03/31 - 12/19/14

Courtland- Guy Wesley Ross, 83, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. He was a native of ... View full obituary

Mary Lee Holland

Mary Lee Holland

08/07/24 - 12/18/14

Courtland – Mary Lee Drewry Holland, 90, widow of Lewis H. Holland, passed away December 18, 2014. ... View full obituary

Doris Drewry

Doris B Drewry

07/09/27 - 12/17/14

Black Creek – Doris Isabelle Barrett Drewry, 87, widow of Fenton Earl Drewry, passed away December 17, 2014 at Southampton ... View full obituary

William Martin

William C Martin

03/30/56 - 12/13/14

Zuni – William Charles “Billy” Martin, 58, passed away December 13, 2014 at Sentara Obici Hospital. ... View full obituary

Susan Hedgepeth

Susan C Hedgepeth

08/26/49 - 12/05/14

Como – Susan Crosno Hedgepeth, 65, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in San Bernardino, ... View full obituary

Dave Scherr

Dave Scherr

08/12/52 - 12/05/14

Sedley – David Morris ‘Dave” Scherr, 62, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, December 5, 2014. Dave was born in Suffolk ... View full obituary

Joan Blythe

Joan E Blythe

08/21/31 - 12/04/14

Eure – Joan Eure Blythe, 83, passed away December 4, 2014 at Consulate Health Care of Windsor, VA. ... View full obituary

Benjamin Franklin Ellis, Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Ellis, Jr.

04/03/20 - 12/04/14

Benjamin Franklin “ B.F.” Ellis, Jr. of Wakefield, 94, died Thursday Dec. 4, 2014 at Southampton Memorial Hospital. ... View full obituary

Vincent C.

Vincent C. "Buddy" Lankford

04/26/21 - 12/01/14

Franklin – Vincent C. “Buddy” Lankford, Jr., 93, died Monday, December 1st, at East Pavilion. ... View full obituary

Eva May Duport

Eva May Duport

06/21/26 - 11/30/14

Franklin- Eva May Duport, 88, a native and former resident of Huntington, Long Island, NY, passed away November 30, 2014 ... View full obituary

Robert Richard

Robert Richard "Bob" Blackney

12/18/35 - 11/28/14

Franklin – Robert Richard “Bob” Blackney, 78, passed away November 28, 2014. ... View full obituary

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