In 1954, there was one funeral home in the MLK neighborhood, Claughton-Brown Funeral home located on 322 E. 3rd Street. This funeral home opened in the 1940s. Before World War II, Lexingtonians could find a Jackson and Claughton Embalmers company on West Main Street.
After Claughton-Brown was closed for twenty years, O.L Hughes opened at the same address. (See “Business and Business O.L. Hughes Mortuary.” Lexington Herald Leader, November 27, 1989: D-11 col 1-4.) This funeral home is still open today.
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