Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home, one of Elliott County's oldest continually operated businesses was founded in April 1948, by the late James E., and Mynea Ferguson Lewis as well as her father, John Newton Ferguson.
The business was established in Sandy Hook Kentucky at the former Dr. A. M. Lyon's residence and office located on the corner of KY Rt. 7 and Gee Street. Lewis and Ferguson Funeral home spent 31 at that location before building a new facility in 1979. The colonial structure used today was specifically designed for the purpose of today's funeral and visiting traditions in a modern and beautiful facility.
The Lewis and Ferguson Family have been providing funeral and embalming services to eastern Kentucky Counties for more than 105 years and is currently operated by Mark E. Lewis, a fourth generation licensed funeral director and embalmer, yet 5th generation to provide funeral assistance to families.
The family business of undertaking funeral and embalming services has a long history:
- Mark E.Lewis- licensed in 1986, owner and operator of Lewis and Ferguson
- Mynea E. Ferguson Lewis- licensed in 1950, owner and operator of Lewis and Ferguson from 1948-2014
- John N. Ferguson- licensed in 1931, owner and operator of Ferguson Funeral Home in Morehead, KY during the early 1900's. He also provided services in homes in Fleming County prior to opening the funeral parlor in Morehead, KY. John's daughter Mynea, as well as two sons, J.N and William C. became licensed in KY. Another son, Richard Ferguson assisted the family business which included ambulance services to the residents of Elliott County.
- William M. Ferguson (Billie Roe)- licensed in 1914 just as Kentucky began requiring undertakers to have licenses to practice. He provided in home services for families of Fleming and Mason Counties in Kentucky. Billie also made cabinets and caskets.
- John W. Ferguson ( Married to Nancy Howerton)- Prior to Kentucky requiring undertakers to be licensed, John W. Served families with caskets and services in their homes just as embalming practices were becoming common practice in the U.S..