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Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

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Derek L. Wright Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer / Cremationist Derek@WrightFuneralandCrematory.com

With close to 30 years experience, Derek opened Wright Funeral Home & Crematory to help his community and surrounding areas to celebrate the life of loved ones. He also has served the residents of Henry County as their Coroner for the past 17 years. Derek is triple licensee in the State of Alabama as a funeral director, embalmer, and a cremationist.

Derek graduated Headland High School in 1990 and attended Wallace Community College before graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1993.

Derek is married to Natalie Hutto Wright, and they have two children; a son, Hayes Harrison Wright, and a daughter, Ivey Gail Wright.

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Tenille Deese Funeral Director/ Embalmer/ Cremationist/ Notary Public Tenille@WrightFuneralandCrematory.com

Tenille is a triple licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist.  She is a graduate of Jefferson State College in Birmingham, Alabama where she obtained an AAS degree in Mortuary Science.  Before attending mortuary school, Tenille worked at Southern Bone and Joint for 17 years as a Registered Radiologic Technologist and Registered Medical Assistant. She has an AAS degree in Radiologic Technology from Wallace College Dothan.

Tenille was born and raised around Henry and Dale County area her whole life. She has resided in Headland with her family for 20 years.

 

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Joseph (Joe) Brian Hughes Funeral Home Administrator Joe@WrightFuneralandCrematory.com

  

Derek L. Wright

Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer / Cremationist
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With close to 30 years experience, Derek opened Wright Funeral Home & Crematory to help his community and surrounding areas to celebrate the life of loved ones. He also has served the residents of Henry County as their Coroner for the past 17 years. Derek is triple licensee in the State of Alabama as a funeral director, embalmer, and a cremationist.

Derek graduated Headland High School in 1990 and attended Wallace Community College before graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1993.

Derek is married to Natalie Hutto Wright, and they have two children; a son, Hayes Harrison Wright, and a daughter, Ivey Gail Wright.

Brian O'Neil Carr

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Tenille Deese

Funeral Director/ Embalmer/ Cremationist/ Notary Public
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Tenille is a triple licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremationist.  She is a graduate of Jefferson State College in Birmingham, Alabama where she obtained an AAS degree in Mortuary Science.  Before attending mortuary school, Tenille worked at Southern Bone and Joint for 17 years as a Registered Radiologic Technologist and Registered Medical Assistant. She has an AAS degree in Radiologic Technology from Wallace College Dothan.

Tenille was born and raised around Henry and Dale County area her whole life. She has resided in Headland with her family for 20 years.

 

Joseph (Joe) Brian Hughes

Funeral Home Administrator
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Hayes Wright

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