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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.


Viola Johnson

Viola F Johnson

07/08/27 - 01/13/19

Franklin – Viola Fowler Johnson, 91, passed away January 13, 2019 in the East Pavilion.  Viola was born in Southampton ... View full obituary

Robert Jones

Robert L Jones

03/25/31 - 01/13/19

Franklin – Robert Louis “Bob” Jones, 87, passed away January 13, 2019 in a Raleigh, NC hospital.  Bob was a ... View full obituary

Catherine Parker

Catherine G Parker

12/22/37 - 01/13/19

Franklin – Catherine Gray Parker, 81, passed away January 13, 2019 in her home after a long illness with her ... View full obituary

William Olson

William B Olson

03/05/47 - 01/09/19

Franklin – Dr. William Bryan “Bill” Olson passed away peacefully in his home on January 9, 2019, at the age ... View full obituary

Bob Baum

Bob Baum

07/21/45 - 01/04/19

Franklin – Robert Leroy “Bob” Baum, 73, passed away January 4, 2019.  Bob was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to ... View full obituary

Joe Billy Lankford

Joe Billy Lankford

02/08/43 - 01/03/19

Carrsville – Joseph William “Joe Billy” Lankford, 75, passed away January 3, 2019, in his home surrounded by his loved ... View full obituary

Lynn Hawkins

Lynn Hawkins

04/28/65 - 01/01/19

Carrsville – Wanda Lynn Hawkins, 53, went to be with the Lord January 1, 2019 with family and friends at ... View full obituary

Dillon Joyner

Dillon S Joyner

08/05/92 - 12/31/18

Franklin–Dillon Stanford Joyner, 26, went to be with the Lord, December 31, 2018. Dillon was a native of Franklin and ... View full obituary

Linda Shifflett

Linda G Shifflett

07/28/53 - 12/31/18

Newsoms – Linda Gail Shifflett, 65, passed away December 31, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family after a ... View full obituary

Catherine Pope

Catherine P Pope

05/03/34 - 12/30/18

Conway, NC – Catherine Porter Pope, 84, passed away December 30, 2018.  Catherine was born in Newsoms, VA to the ... View full obituary

Tony Hammonds

Tony R Hammonds

08/07/65 - 12/23/18

Newsoms – Tony Ronald Hammonds, 53, passed away December 23, 2018.  Born August 7, 1965, in Germany, Tony is survived ... View full obituary

William Mitchell

William J Mitchell

02/17/43 - 12/19/18

Franklin – William John Mitchell, 75, passed away December 19, 2018 at Retreat Doctors Hospital in Richmond. Mr. Mitchell was ... View full obituary

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