Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Joe Wright Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Mrs. Dorothy Wright Owner/ Operator
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Jospeh Wright Manager
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James Wright Manager
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Lamont Smalls Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Tonia Allen Office Manager / Notary Public
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Roscoe McConnell Funeral Assistant
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Charles Hammond Funeral Assistant
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Deidre Johnson Assistant
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Ray Starling Assistant

Joe Wright

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Born in Centre, Alabama, Mr. Wright got his start in funeral service after serving in the military during the Korean Conflict. He worked as an orderly at a hospital in Centre, Alabama, and became interested in the funeral business after assisting Bill Perry transport cases from the hospital to Perry Funeral Home. With the support of his wife, Mrs. Dorothy (Sams) Wright, he attended John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science - Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated with the Class of 1963. Mr. Wright then trained with some of the most accomplished funeral directors in the state of Georgia before achieving his vision of funeral home ownership. In 1971, the years of training and hard work resulted in the establishment of Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. Mr. Wright has devoted his life to God, family, and community. He has served on various local Boards and committees, and lives by the motto that "service is friendship in action," He is a devoted member of Callahan Street Church of Christ. He is also a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Mrs. Dorothy Wright

Owner/ Operator
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Jospeh Wright

Manager
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James Wright

Manager
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Lamont Smalls

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Tonia Allen

Office Manager / Notary Public
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Roscoe McConnell

Funeral Assistant
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Mrs. Dorothy V. Sams Wright is the co-owner of Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. She and her husband, Joe Wright started the business on 1971 with their children, the late Phyllis Wright-Davis, Angelia Wright-Rheaves, Joseph Wright, and James Wright. Mrs. Wright is a licensed nurse who assisted her husband with the arrangements and with the funeral services. She is the Financial Officer of Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc.

Charles Hammond

Funeral Assistant
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Deidre Johnson

Assistant
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Ray Starling

Assistant
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