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T.H. Hayes And Sons Funeral Home

680 South Lauderdale, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 7' 43.9752", -90° 2' 38.1444"
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Founded in 1902 by Thomas H. Hayes, Sr.,
T.H. Hayes and Sons Funeral Home is Memphis' oldest black business.
Originally on Poplar, the business moved to Lauderdale in 1918. Hayes was
active in the National Negro Business League founded by Booker T. Washington.
In 1933, he was co-founder of Union Protective Life Insurance Co. A son,
Thomas, Jr., owned the Birmingham Black Barons, of which Willie Mays was a
member. Taylor, another son, was president of the National Funeral Directors
and Morticians Association.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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