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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.


Elizabeth Parker

Elizabeth H Parker

03/09/32 - 05/18/19

Murfreesboro, NC – Elizabeth Hartley “Betty” Parker, 87, widow of Ronald Milton “Spec” Parker died Saturday May 18, 2019 . ... View full obituary

Phillip Gibbs

Phillip A Gibbs

11/04/47 - 05/16/19

Franklin – Phillip Alan Gibbs, 71, passed away May 16, 2019 in his home.  He was born in Suffolk to ... View full obituary

Cynthia Reagan

Cynthia G Reagan

03/24/62 - 05/16/19

Boykins – Cynthia Gail Prater Reagan, 57, passed away Thursday May 16, 2019 at her home. She was a native ... View full obituary

Daniel Klapetzky

Daniel J Klapetzky

03/12/33 - 05/09/19

Courtland – Daniel Joseph Klapetzky, 86, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 in his home.  Daniel was a son of ... View full obituary

Berkley Francis

Berkley M Francis

10/23/37 - 05/08/19

Boykins – Berkley Mack Francis, 81, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  A lifelong resident of Southampton County and widower ... View full obituary

Diane Blankenship

Diane J Blankenship

10/08/46 - 05/07/19

Franklin – Diane Johnson Blankenship, 72, passed away Tuesday May 7, 2019 at Grace Health and Rehab of Greene County.  ... View full obituary

Margaret Houle

Margaret D Houle

09/20/25 - 05/02/19

Franklin - Margaret Duffy Houle, 93, passed away on May 2, 2019 at James River Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in ... View full obituary

Larry Pulley

Larry W Pulley

07/07/42 - 05/01/19

Franklin – Larry Wayne Pulley, 76, passed away May 1, 2019, in Courtland Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Born in North ... View full obituary

Gordon Morris

Gordon R Morris

05/22/38 - 04/28/19

Franklinville, NC – Gordon Raymond Morris, 80, passed away April 28, 2019, in his home.  Born in Franklin, VA, he ... View full obituary

Ethel Francis

Ethel P Francis

02/22/25 - 04/26/19

Capron – Ethel Pope “Dick” Francis, 94, passed away April 26, 2019.  A life-long resident of Southampton County, she was ... View full obituary

Gearleen Harrell

Gearleen T Harrell

11/01/36 - 04/26/19

Courtland – Gearleen T. Johnson March Harrell, 82, passed away April 26, 2019 in Southampton Memorial Hospital. Gearleen was a ... View full obituary

Cecilia Roybal

Cecilia O Roybal

03/04/27 - 04/24/19

Franklin – Cecilia Ochoa Roybal, 92, passed away April 24, 2019 in Southampton Memorial Hospital.  Born in Madrid, New Mexico, ... View full obituary

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