The Hines Family is a part of one of the oldest families providing professional funeral services to the Atlanta Metropolitan area. In the late 1800’s William L. Dunn and brother C.H. Dunn founded Dunn Brothers Undertaking Company which was located at 208 Ashby Street ( now Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.).In the early 1900’s
The Dunn Brothers opened Dunn Cemetery, which is located on Main Street off of Hollywood Road, which served as one of the premier cemeteries for people of color during that time. Mr. Dunn always found new tasks to occupy his time. William Dunn was a member of the Masons Organization, and was also an architect. He built the (still family owned) house across from Dunn cemetery by hand in 1908.
While in operation, Mr. Dunn brought in his granddaughter Hazel Dunn to help run the business and later Harper Hines came on board to assist .Harper began working full time embalming for Dunn Brothers Undertaking and also directed Funerals. Harper learned many parts of the funeral business from Mr. Dunn. – Read More