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JIM: When Dallas Stotts & Sales Coffey bought the funeral home

2017-11-05 - Todays Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of JIM.
After Messrs. Jo F. Patteson and M.L. Grissom dissolved their funeral home & undertaking partnership in March 1929, Mr. Patterson brought his future son-in-law, Dallas Stotts, into the business. In the early fall of the following year, however, Mr. Patteson, then in ailing health, had to retire from the field. The accompanying announcement appeared in the September 30, 1931 edition of the News; by early December, ads referred to the establishment as Coffey & Stotts. Come August 1934, a paid notice in the paper tersely informed readers the firm was "under the sole management of Dallas Stotts" and that it would operate under the name "Dallas Stotts, Undertaker." The notice also stated all accounts due Coffey & Stotts "must be settled at once."

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