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"We provide the type of service that best meets your needs and finances."

The Houston Funeral Home is one of Houston's oldest businesses.  Now located at 443 South Jackson Street.  Its history is traced back to 1910.

In 1954, Mr. Leland Brown Norman, Sr. and his wife, Louise Bullard Norman, bought a funeral home from Mr. Avery Hill, who had bought it from his brother J.W. Hill.  They named this business Norman Funeral Home.

The Business was originally founded in 1929 by B.C. Hill, then the owner of B.C. Hill Hardware and Furniture Co.  It was located in the building on the southwest corner of the town square.  It was relocated in 1935 to the first floor of the historic Greentree Hotel, which was on the north east corner of the square, now the location of Bill's Dollar Store.  It was the area's first funeral home.  The Normans also let the building be used by a group that later became the Parkway Baptist Church.

Mr. Hill founded the business in 1910, and the move to the present location came in 1961 when the Norman's purchased the Houston Funeral Home.

The Norman's retained the name of Houston Funeral Home.  In 1963, Mr. Norman passed away.  Mrs. Norman continued in the business and was soon joined by her son, Leland Brown Norman, Jr.  Mrs. Norman passed away in 1999.

The Houston Funeral Home is located in what had been the home of the late Cecil Lynn, built in 1948.  This home is of particular historical significance because it was constructed of material taken from the girl's dormitory of the Buena Vista Agricultural College.

Leland B. Norman, Jr. has served as the president of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, Chairman of The State Board of Funeral Services, and selected Funeral Director of the Year.
 

 

 Mr. Leland B. Norman, Jr.

 

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