EARLE FUNERAL HOMES
From “A History of Crittenden County” By Margaret Woolfolk
C. Turner and Ed Matthews were Cartwright
Street store owners and their
merchandise included caskets and coffins.
Turner later sold his interests to Ed Matthews' brother, Dr. J. H.
Matthews, and these two then operated as Matthews Bros. Ben Norvell, Jr.,
Bert Brown, Charles Patterson, Bob Terrell, Ben F. Rush and a Mr. Ragland were
grocers there. Remains of the Patterson
store, which was on Bay Ferry Road
where it turns westward toward the Tyronza
were standing as late as 1987. L. L. Ziegenhorn was a later Norvell
& Graham Undertakers, C. E. Matthews Undertaker, and Holt Funeral Home once
provided undertaking services for whites,and similar
services were provided for blacks by Earle Undertaking Co. (Rosetta Donnigan, the Henry Brothers, and Jim and Emma Heilig). The W. H.
Johnson Funeral Home purchased Earle Undertaking Co. The Arthur Sims Funeral
Home, later Sims & Woodard Funeral Home, was formed in 1929 to serve
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