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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.


Nina Drewry

Nina B Drewry

01/21/38 - 07/04/20

Franklin- Nina Buck Drewry, 82, went to walk with the angels on July 4th 2020. Born in Hobgood, NC, she ... View full obituary

Allen Jones

Allen Jones

11/07/18 - 07/04/20

Franklin - Berry Allen Jones, age 101, of Franklin, VA passed peacefully while listening to “Georgia On My Mind” on ... View full obituary

Spier Edwards, Jr.

Spier Edwards, Jr.

12/24/35 - 07/02/20

Boykins – Richard Spier Edwards, Jr., 84, former mayor of Boykins for 15 years, passed away July 2, 2020 in ... View full obituary

Jean Hendricks

Jean W Hendricks

09/30/30 - 06/25/20

Norfolk - Jean Marie White Hendricks, born September 30, 1930, was a lifetime resident of Norfolk, VA. She passed away ... View full obituary

Jeff Sutton

Jeff Sutton

12/14/68 - 06/22/20

Franklin – Jeffrey Lynn “Jeff” Sutton, 51, passed away June 22, 2020 in Great Falls, Montana after a short illness. ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth P Jones

12/31/36 - 06/20/20

Suffolk – Elizabeth Pearl Worrell Jones, 83, passed away June 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She ... View full obituary

Evelyn Musser

Evelyn G Musser

08/21/48 - 06/17/20

Courtland – Evelyn Gillette Musser, 71, passed away June 17, 2020 in her home with Dana by her side. Born ... View full obituary

Melvin Crumpler

Melvin L Crumpler

04/03/36 - 06/12/20

Franklin – Melvin Lee Crumpler, 84, passed away June 12, 2020 in Accordius Health at Courtland. A native of Southampton ... View full obituary

Lewis Holmes Davis, Sr.

Lewis Holmes Davis, Sr.

08/02/30 - 06/11/20

Courtland - Lewis Holmes Davis, Sr., 89, died June 11, 2020 at Southampton Memorial Hospital with family by his side. ... View full obituary

Cindy Richardson

Cindy Richardson

03/11/52 - 06/07/20

Franklin – Rosenda Agne “Cindy” Richardson, 68, died June 7, 2020 in her home with her family by her side. ... View full obituary

Allene Parker

Allene W Parker

02/24/30 - 06/06/20

Franklin – Allene Wadsworth Parker, 90, passed away June 6, 2020 in the East Pavilion. Mrs. Parker was born in ... View full obituary

Earl Ellis

Earl Ellis

08/17/37 - 06/03/20

Franklin – Beverly Earl Ellis, 82, died June 3, 2020 in Southampton Memorial Hospital. Born August 17, 1937 in Nansemond ... View full obituary

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