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Barky Wright

Owner/Funeral Director

A funeral is more than just a single day in a lifetime, it's a lifetime in a single day. Therefore, recognizing the trust placed in us, it is our commitment to treat each family with dignity, respect and compassion.

We will assist you in planning a traditional or memorial service that celebrates the life of your loved one and respects their, and your, wishes.

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. We offer traditional and cremation services and have our own on-site cremation facilities. We also have an on-site pet crematory for those pet parents who want professional care and individual pet cremation.

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


Lena Wall

Lena K Wall

09/26/25 - 05/28/20

Franklin – Lena Kirkland Wall, 94, widow of Claudia Wallace “Pete” Wall, passed away May 28, 2020 in Southampton Memorial ... View full obituary

Kathryn Parrish

Kathryn P Parrish

12/20/21 - 05/27/20

Courtland – Kathryn Payne Parrish, 98, widow of Frank Roland Parrish, passed away May 27, 2020 in Accordius Health at ... View full obituary

Cynthia Cotton

Cynthia W Cotton

05/08/58 - 05/25/20

Franklin - Cynthia Williams "Cindy” Cotton, 62, passed away May 25, 2020. Cindy was a native of Franklin, and was ... View full obituary

Tyler Britton

Tyler E Britton

12/28/99 - 05/21/20

Boykins - Tyler Elaine Britton, 20, of Boykins passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020 in her home. Tyler was ... View full obituary

Ted Braxton

Ted Braxton

10/29/40 - 05/20/20

Murfreesboro, NC - Richard A. “Ted” Braxton, 79, a long-time resident of Murfreesboro, NC, slipped away from his earthly home ... View full obituary

Patricia Williams

Patricia D Williams

01/16/30 - 05/19/20

Franklin –Patricia Ann Donaldson Williams, 90, passed away May 19, 2020 in her home with family by her side. Born ... View full obituary

Gail Ferguson

Gail H Ferguson

10/17/39 - 05/18/20

Severn, NC – Gail Herndon Ferguson, 80, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at VCU in Richmond, VA. She was born ... View full obituary

Rev. Kenneth Williams, Sr.

Rev. Kenneth W Williams, Sr.

08/23/35 - 05/16/20

Newsoms – Rev. Kenneth Wayne Williams, Sr., 84, long time Baptist minister, passed away May 16, 2020 in his home ... View full obituary

Kaye Shepard

Kaye T Shepard

08/15/53 - 05/15/20

Franklin – Kaye Turner Shepard, 66, passed away May 15, 2020 in Sentara Obici Hospital with her family by her ... View full obituary

Paula Nielsen

Paula S Nielsen

01/21/81 - 05/13/20

Suffolk – Paula Sue Nielsen, 39, passed away May 13, 2020 in Sentara Obici Hospital. Born in Suffolk, she was ... View full obituary

Billie Wood

Billie Wood

09/26/32 - 05/09/20

Franklin- Carrie Lee “Billie” Joyner Wood, 87, widow of John Oliver “JJ” Wood, Jr., passed away peacefully, May 9, 2020, ... View full obituary

Irving Malcolm

Irving M Malcolm

07/06/37 - 05/08/20

Sedley – Irving Montague Malcolm, 82, passed away May 8, 2020 in his home. Born in Spotsylvania, he was a ... View full obituary

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