Old Photographs Of African Americans - Unknown Faces (OPOAA)

African American Ancestry, Photographic Research.

OPOAA FUNERAL HOMES 

 

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS (OPOAA), has created a compilation of African American Funeral Homes and Directors. Presumed AA unless indicated.

 HELPFUL IN THE RESEARCH OF FAMILY DEATH RECORDS.

Remember in your research not all African American Funeral homes handled our loved ones. 

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 NO LONGER IN EXISISTANCE

 
ALABAMA

Anniston, AL

*Lucius Funeral Home

Armstrong, AL

Willie Carter Funeral Home
Armstrong, Alabama.

Birmingham, AL

Arrington Funeral Home, Inc
520 Cotton Ave, SW
Birmingham, AL

Davenport & Harris Funeral Chapel
301 Martin L King Jr Dr.
Birmingham, AL

Poole Funeral Directors
Birmingham, AL

Roberts -Service Funeral Home
Birmingham, AL

Evergreen, AL

Roy R.Wilson.
Evergreen, AL

Fairfield, AL

Smith & Gaston
Fairfield, AL

Montgomery, AL

*Welch Brothers
Montgomery, AL

Ross-Clayton Funeral Home
Montgomery, AL

Prattville, AL

Prattville Mortuary Funeral Home
362 Walnut St.
Prattville, AL

Sylacauga, AL

Radney-Smith Funeral Home
Sylacauga, AL

Talladega, AL

*Hardrick & Son 

Lanes Chapel
Talladega, AL

Terry's Metropolitan Mortuary
Talladega, AL

Tuskegee, AL

People's Funeral Home
Tuskegee Inst, AL

ARKANSAS

Jones Funeral Home
115 E 9th St, Texarkana, AR 71854.
http://www.jonesstuartmortuary.com/
Founded in 1914, the business closed briefly in 2009, but reopened in 2010 as Jones Stuart Funeral Home. They have a very outdated record-keeping system. Founder John Jay Jones also provided old-fashioned burial insurance, which is still honored if the family has the documents.

CALIFORNIA

Richmond, CA

Stewart's' Rose Manor Funeral Services
3331 MacDonald Ave
Richmond, CA 94805   CLICK HERE

San Francisco, CA

Lewis and Ribs Funeral Home -
6424 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
opened approximately late 1970's-early 1980's.
No longer in existence as of about 2013.
Business was taken over by Dan Scales, see below

Dan Scales Funeral Services, Inc.
107 West 8th Street Pittsburg, CA 94565.
Also located at the former site of Lewis and Ribs,
6424 Third Street, San Francisco

Bayview Mortuary
5187 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94124
founded by Ellis H. Finley,
no longer in existence as an African American funeral home

Bryant Mortuary -
635 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102

FLORIDA

Ocala, FL

Cunningham Funeral Home

Pensacola, FL

Benboe Funeral home
Dan Benboe L.F.D.
416 West Wright Street
Pensacola, Fla.
     
Joe Morris & Son Funeral Home (serving since 1913)
701 North DeVilliers Street
Pensacola, Florida

GEORGIA

Barnesville, GA

Griggs Funeral Home
Barnesville, GA

Waycross, GA

Fluker Funeral Home
Waycross, GA

Perry Brothers Funeral Home
Waycross, GA

Welch & Brinkley Funeral Home
Waycross, GA

ILLINOIS

Chicago, Illinois

Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel, LTD
5345 W. Madison
Chicago, IL

INDIANA

Indianaplis, IN

Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home
Indianapolis, IN

Willis Funeral Home
632 North West St
Indianapolis, IN

Laporte, IN

Cutler Funeral Home (white)
2900 Monroe St.
Laporte, IN

KENTUCKY

Lexington, KY

*Stewart Funeral Home
Ohio Street
Lexington, Ky

LOUISIANA

Shreveport, LA

*Cooks Funeral Home
Shreveport, LA.

*Colored Funeral Home
Shreveport, LA.

Mansfield, LA

*Drake Funeral Home Shreveport, LA

Funeral Director: T.J. Drewitt
Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, LA

Rayville, LA

*Simms and Gundy Funeral Co. Inc.
Harrison St. Rayville, LA
Washington St. Monroe, LA
508 Walnut St. Tallulah, LA.

Was founded by Madison Simms in 1929 and His Wife Mrs. Olevia Sills Simms-Cook was the President Mr. Madison Simms passed in 1934 and Mrs. Simms operated the three funeral homes in North east Louisiana as a funeral home giant and Icon for quality and Loving services until her passing death in November of 1969. TheFuneral home ceased all operation during the mid 1990's. One the later original owners, Mrs. Jessie Williams-Gundy passed in May 1997.

MICHIGAN

Detroit, Michigan

James H. Cole Home for Funerals, Inc
2624 W, Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI

James H. Cole Home for Funerals, Inc
13631 Puritan Ave.
Detroit, MI

Stinson Funeral Home, Inc
Detroit, MI

Swanson's Funeral Home, Inc
806 E. Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI

MISSOURI

Kansas City, MO

Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home
10507 Holmes Rd.
Kansas City, MO

NEW JERSEY

Trenton, NJ

Anderson Funeral Service
Trenton, NJ

NEW YORK

Buffalo, NY

*Sherman Walker's Funeral Home

Jackson Hts, NY

Vera E. Thompson Funeral Home
Astoria Blvd
Jackson Hts, NY

New York, NY

Alphonso E. Brown Corp.
1 Lawrence Street
New York, NY

Alphonso E. Brown Corp.
2274 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY

*Stewart & Co. Funeral Directors and Morticians
1480-5th Ave.
Corner of 119th Street
(Old Phone #)
LE. 4-3790
MO. 2-2078 CLICK HERE

Trumbo's Funeral Chapel, Inc.
100 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY

OHIO

Akron, OH

*J R Evans Funeral Home
39 S. College St
Akron, OH

*Jerry Jones Funeral Home
Akron, OH

J. E. Scott Funeral Home
Arlington St
Akron, OH

Stewart, Calhoun, and Black Funeral Home
Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Chapel
529 Thornton St.
Akron, OH

Summerville Funeral Services
1695 Diagonal Rd
Akron, OH

Turner Funeral Home - Julian L. Turner
486 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave
Akron, OH

Turner & Rhoden Funeral Home - Julian L. Turner
1101 Palmetto Ave
Akron, OH

*Wilson & Cox Funeral Home
Akron, Ohio

J. E. Scott Funeral Home
Akron, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH

Battle & Sons
543 Rockdale
Cincinnati, OH

Colin Mortuary, Inc.
1309 California Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Donald & Stewart
3939 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH

Douglas Funeral Home
6546 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

Garr Funeral Home
930 Findlay
Cincinnati, OH

Jamison and Jamison
3437 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

Renfro Funeral Service, Inc.
647 Forest Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Thompson, Hall & Jordan
400 N. Wayne Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Thompson, Hall & Jordan
820 Lincoln Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

E. F. Boyd
2276 E. 43 St.
Cleveland, OH

E. F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home
Cleveland, OH

PENNSYLVANIA

Bristal, PA
 
*Henderson Funeral Home
Bristol PA (1950s to 1960s)

*P Rosamond Gray Funeral Home
Bristol PA (1970s to early 1990s)

Uniontown, PA

Lantz Funeral Home
297 E. Main Street
Uniontown, PA. 15401

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island

O'Neil-Hayes Funeral Home
Newport, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, S.C

Fielding Funeral Home
Charleston, S.C.
Herbert Fielding

Columbia, S.C

I.S. Leevy Funeral Home
Columbia S.
C.

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga, TN

Taylor Funeral Home, Inc.
3417 Wilcox Boulevard
Chattanooga, TN

Franklin-Strickland Funeral Homes
812 Central Avenue
2200 Rawlings Street
Chattanooga, TN

Gallatin, TN

Alexander Funeral Home
584 W. Main St
Gallatin, TN

House Of White Funeral Home
261 E. Winchester St.
Gallatin, TN

Johnson & Coleman Funeral Home
723 Anthony St.
Gallatin, TN

Newby Funeral Home Inc.
202 E. Main St
Gallatin, TN

Hendersonville, TN

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home
182 W Main St.
Hendersonville, TN

Hermitage Crematories
535 Shute Lane
Hendersonville, TN

Phillips Robinson Co. Funeral Home
257 West Main
Hendersonville, TN

Memphis, TN

*George Breathett Funeral Home
2795 Shelby St.
Memphis, TN 38134

Message: From what I've been told, this was the only funeral home in the Raleigh-Bartlett area that handled blacks. It closed down in the late 60's I believe, and at one point the building was used by Bartlett Elementary school (not exactly sure what it's used for now though).
Devon

Knoxville, TN

Jarnigan & Son Mortuary, Since 1886
2823 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-524-5575 - Phone
865-546-6493 - Fax
http://www.jarnigansmortuary.com
[email protected]

Portland, TN

Portland Funeral Chapel
610 N. Broadway Street
Portland, TN

Wilkinson & Wiseman
715 S. Broadway St.
Portland, TN

Stanton, TN

Gilliam F. Jones Funeral Home
PO box 182
Stanton , TN

Westmorland, TN

Alexander Funeral Home
1118 Pleasant Grove Rd.
Westmoreland, TN

Whiteville, TN

Motley-Rivers Funeral Home
PO Box 584
Whiteville, TN

TEXAS

Austin, TX

KING-TEARS MORTUARY, INC.
1300 E. 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702-9128
800-880-9128
king-tearsmortuary.com

SERVING AUSTIN AND VICINITY SINCE 1901.
We are proud to be firmly rooted in the traditional African-American Funeral tradition. We are committed to providing quality service and professional care. If you are looking for "The Place For A Perfect Tribute" call King-Tears Mortuary, Inc. We specialize in arranging a celebration for a life, not a funeral.

Gladewater, TX

Dearion Davis Funeral Home
900 East Broadway
Gladewate, Texas

McCauley & Son Funeral Parlor
504 West Willow
Gladewater, Texas

Houston, TX

Jackson Funeral Home
Houston, Texas

Kilgore, TX

Cunningham Funeral Home
RFD 1
Kilgore, Texas

Longview, TX

Bigham Mortuary
1107 Martin Luther King
Longview, Texas

VIRGINIA

Virginia

The J.F. Bell Funeral Home Records click here
108 6th Street N.W.
Virginia CLICK HERE

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