Thompson and Son Funeral Home

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Thompson and Son Funeral Home


Colbert County, Alabama; Tuscumbia, Alabama; Funeral home; African American History; African American Funeral Home


The Thompson and Son Funeral home was originally built in 1912 for a doctor and his family. The Thompson family along with Tim Ricks converted the house into a funeral home. Ricks left the business in 1922. The house was then renamed Thompson’s funeral home until the 1930s. During the 1930’s Thompson’s son would join the business, which would then be known as the Thompson and Son funeral home. Colonel Arthur D. Graves bought the business in 1968. The funeral home still retains the original interior from when it was constructed. The business is also still in operation to this very day.


Sam Keiser, University of North Alabama


Arthur Graves interview by Sam Keiser. November 11, 2015.


Alabama Cultural Resource Survey


December 1, 2015