Wilson Funeral Home
Wilson Funeral Home
Work on the mortuary of J. B. Wilson, at the corner of Walthall and Washington streets is progressing rapidly, and the structure will be completed within the next few weeks.
The building will be of brick veneer and is designed as one of the handsomest structures in the city. In outside appearance, it will resemble a library building.
The interior of the building, besides containing show rooms and morgues, will be fitted up with a chapel and retiring rooms for holding funeral services.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, November 27, 1922
Announcement is made today of the partnership formed by J. B. Wilson and H. W. Knight for the operation of Wilson-Knight Funeral Home, at the corner of East Washington and Walthall streets.
The Wilson-Knight Funeral Home will be under the management of Mr. Knight, who will also be in charge of all outside work. Mr. Wilson, a funeral director in Greenwood for over a third of a century, will be in the office and Mrs. H. W. Knight will be in charge of the insurance department at the office. Leroy Dodney, who has been with Wilson Funeral Home for the past few years, will be connected with the new firm.
For six years, Mr. Knight has served as a funeral director in Greenwood.
The building occupied by Wilson Funeral Home is being completely remodeled inside and out, and when finished will be one of the most up-to-date establishments of its kind in this part of the state. There will be a spacious chapel in ivory and blue, with all modern furniture and equipment and indirect lighting.
The very latest Henney-Packard rolling equipment has been purchased, consisting of ambulance, hearse and flower car.
Wilson-Knight has qualified to write their own burial contract, and J. E. Long will be local agent for this department.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, March 12, 1940
Wilson & Knight of this city and W. D. Trewolla of Winona have purchased Lee Funeral Home and will operate this establishment in the future as Wilson and Knight Funeral Home.
The new firm plans the same efficient service that has marked the Lee Funeral Home for the past 20 years. It will also continue the servicing of burial contract holders with the Mississippi Benefit Association and the Grenada Benefit Association, together with the well known Wilson and Knight Burial Insurance.
Mrs. Rebecca B. Lee and L. J. Kerr, doing business as Lee Funeral Home, are issuing a statement of appreciation and thanks for the patronage and good will shown the funeral home during its long service in Greenwood.
Personnel of the establishment under the new arrangements will be: Hollis W. Knight, manager, funeral director and embalmer; E. E. Davenport, funeral director and embalmer; F.L. Pybas, J. E. Long and C.N. Baird, directors and burial insurance.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, July 28, 1948