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LyBrand Funeral Home was established in 1897, in Wills Point, by Julius LyBrand. He was later joined by his son, Herschel, and the company was known as J.L. LyBrand & Son.
J.L. LyBrand 1859-1921
H.L. LyBrand 1893-1944
In 1924, Herschel contracted tuberculosis sold the business and moved to El Paso for the dryer climate. Mr. LyBrand returned in 1926, and operated a Willis Knight and Overland car agency. In 1928, he moved to Greenville and owned and operated Neer & LyBrand Funeral Home. He died during World War II. After the war, his son, John and his wife, Mary bought R.F. Williams Hardware & Undertakers and consolidated with Lee Eubank, Lucia McDonald, Wayne Dawson and Gus Hubbard to form Eubank & Co. Later, John and Mary bought all the stockholders shares and changed the name to LyBrand Funeral Home.
John C. LyBrand 1925-1981
Retired in 2000
John and Mary’s son, Herschel joined the firm in 1972. He was later joined by his sister, Lucia LyBrand Deen. The LyBrands operated funeral homes in Wills Point, Edgewood, Point and Quinlan. In 2000, LyBrand sold the Wills Point and Edgewood locations to Dan and Karen Hiett. Herschel retired from the company in 2000.