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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.


Frank Jester

Frank Jester

10/02/29 - 09/19/19

Franklin, VA – Carl Franklin Jester, Jr., known as “Big Frank” to his friends and family, passed away Thursday, September ... View full obituary

Theresa Henderson

Theresa B Henderson

05/19/57 - 09/18/19

Franklin – Theresa Beltrami Henderson, 62, passed away September 18, 2019 in Sentara Obici Hospital.  Born in Norfolk and raised ... View full obituary

Mike Tawney

Mike Tawney

04/08/58 - 09/17/19

Salisbury, MD – Michael Kermit “Mike” Tawney, 61, passed away September 17, 2019 at Coastal Hospice in Salisbury, MD. He ... View full obituary

Ernest Avery

Ernest H Avery

07/30/30 - 09/16/19

Franklin – Ernest Howard Avery, 89, passed away September 16, 2019 in his home.  Born in Newburyport, MA, he was ... View full obituary

Glenn Lance

Glenn M Lance

03/20/68 - 09/16/19

Franklin – Glenn Morris Lance, 51, passed away September 16, 2019 in East Pavilion.  He was the son of the ... View full obituary

James Lee, V

James H Lee, V

01/26/99 - 09/15/19

Courtland – James Harvey Lee, V, 20, passed away September 15, 2019. James was born in Franklin and was a ... View full obituary

John Murphy, Jr.

John D Murphy, Jr.

09/06/34 - 09/15/19

Franklin – John David Murphy, Jr., 85, passed away September 15, 2019 in his home.  A native of Staten Island, ... View full obituary

Johnny Scott

Johnny L Scott

04/04/39 - 09/13/19

Franklin – Johnny Lee Scott, 80, went home to be with the Lord September 13, 2019 with his family at ... View full obituary

Sherman Joyner, Sr.

Sherman L Joyner, Sr.

07/28/31 - 09/10/19

Courtland – Sherman Lee Joyner, Sr., 88, passed away September 10, 2019 in Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg.  Born ... View full obituary

Johnny Mulder, Sr.

Johnny Mulder, Sr.

06/22/68 - 09/07/19

Courtland – Jonathan Lewis “Johnny” Mulder, Sr., 51, passed away September 7, 2019 in Emporia.  Born in Franklin, he was ... View full obituary

Wayne Dean

Wayne Dean

08/16/65 - 09/04/19

Newsoms – Albert Wayne Dean, 54, passed away September 4, 2019 in VCU Medical Center in Richmond.  Born in Suffolk ... View full obituary

Jean Harrup

Jean J Harrup

01/24/39 - 09/03/19

Capron – Jean Journigan Harrup, 80, widow of Charlie Goodman “CG” Harrup, Jr. passed away September 3, 2019 in Southampton ... View full obituary

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