Over the years, the business underwent many transformations. For instance, the company later added an impressive garage to the building, complete with a turntable. Not long after that, though, S.M. McLellan bought the company and changed its name to the Kyle McLellan Funeral Home.
So, for nearly 100 years, the premises on West Union Street provided an essential service to the people of Jacksonville. Indeed, as the decades passed, the funeral home’s distinctive black hearses became a familiar sight on the city’s streets.