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.
Location. 37° 4.989′ N, 76° 42.649′ W. Marker is near Surry, Virginia, in Surry County. Marker is on Colonial Trail East (Virginia Route 10) 0.1 miles west of Moonlight Road (Virginia Route 627), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Surry VA 23883, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Lawne’s Creek Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Surry County / Isle of Wight County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Huger (approx. 1.5 miles away); Bacon’s Castle (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hog Island (approx. 1.9 miles away); Quiyoughcohannock Indians (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Town (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Huger (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Surry.
Also see . . . Surry County African-American Heritage Society. (Submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,173 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.