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Photos from 2 creepy abandoned funeral homes

After my Facebook friend Josh Box with Steel City Urbex posted photos of an abandoned funeral home, it brought to mind two I have visited. There’s nothing creepier than a dilapidated funeral home and the two in the photos that follow also included abandoned hearses, which added to the creep factor.

The businesses were located in old homes in Eufaula and Opelika.

White & Sons Funeral Home

The first photos are from White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula, Ala. It was founded by Colonel (his name, not rank) White but I can’t determine if Colonel Sr. or Colonel Jr. was the first owner.

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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)

The last owner when the business was located in the home at 411 East Barbour Street was Colonel White III, who died in 1992, and then his wife, listed only as Mrs. Colonel White, who died in 2004.

I’m not sure if the funeral home is still in business at another location but the only phone number I was able to locate had been disconnected.

The home was in terrible shape when Sweetums and I visited in 2014 and the lot behind it was filled with junked cars and hearses … at least five old hearses covered in kudzu.

Ward’s Funeral Home

The second funeral home was Ward’s in Opelika, which I visited with Baby Girl in 2016. The gorgeous old home, located on private property, is in terrible shape and is posted as a hazard.


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Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)

I peeked in the windows and saw three hearses that were left behind in the garage and, through the camera’s zoom lens, I could see caskets in an old showroom.

The details on the old house, which looked like Victorian-era architecture, were gorgeous, though. The ceiling of the porch was painted “haint blue.” Click here to read about that tradition.

More photos of White & Sons

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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)
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The old White & Sons Funeral Home in Eufaula. (Photo by Wil Elrick/Permission Required)

More photos of Ward’s Funeral Home

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A showroom casket seen through a window of the old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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A hearse inside the garage of the old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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You can see a showroom casket in the window of the old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The porch roof was painted “haint blue” at the old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)
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The roof on the side of old Ward’s Funeral Home in Opelika. (Photo by Kelly Kazek/Permission Required)

2 thoughts on “Photos from 2 creepy abandoned funeral homes”

  1. I hate seeing such beautiful old buildings go to waste like this! Wouldn’t it be great if one of those HGTV shows could be of fixing up possibly historic old homes and buildings?

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  2. I agree, too bad to see what must have been grand old mansions back in the day falling into ruins. I’m guessing that they were mansions, because the ones in my area tend to be very large old houses that were converted to funeral homes.We don’t have any that are abandoned, though. I understand that buildings like this cost a lot to keep up, too bad that they weren’t at least donated to the town or city and repurposed somehow (libraries, senior centers, etc.) instead of getting to the point where now all that can be done is demolish them.

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