E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory has been serving the Greater Cleveland community for over one hundred years. From humble beginnings and a one man operation, E.F. Boyd & Son has grown to become the premiere African-American funeral home in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
E.F. Boyd & Son was founded by Elmer Franklin Boyd in 1905. At that time, there were only a limited number of professions for an African-American man to choose from. Mr. Boyd decided to attend Clark’s College of Embalming, which has since become the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.
After graduation, Mr. Boyd opened the E.F. Boyd Funeral Parlor on Cleveland’s Central Avenue. Continue reading