Near Surry in Surry County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Poole’s Funeral Home
Poole’s Funeral Home
The Poole’s Funeral Home was established November 1890 by the late M.B. Poole. With his horse drawn hearse, he served the community with great dignity and professional service. He was joined in his business by his son Olandis and youngest daughter Artis. Upon his death in 1949, his children continued the family business.
In 1961, Artis’ daughter Joan joined the family as a funeral directress and was assisted by her husband Joel. After the deaths of Artis and Olandis, Joan continued to run the business. Because of Joan’s health issues in 1993 her daughter, Sabrina became manager. Joan died December 17, 2006. Today the business continues the service to the public, making the funeral home the oldest continually run business in Surry County.
Erected by Surry County African-American Heritage Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 37° 4.989′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Surry County / Isle of Wight County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Huger (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bacon’s Castle (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hog Island (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lower Surry Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); A Final Resting Place for Six Unknown Colonists (approx. 2.3 miles away); Quiyoughcohannock Indians (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.