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Family Business: Leavitts continuing 140 years of tradition at funeral homes | News, Sports, Jobs

George Elmendorf Leavitt, pictured in 1881, was the first generation owner of what would become Leavitt Funeral Service. The business in 1865 as a cooperage, barrel making shop up on New England Ridge. It eventually became a general store. Over time, people began asking him to make caskets for funerals. He passed the business to his son, C.T. Leavitt. (Photo Provided) Under C.T. Leavitt, the business grew with its first funeral home location and its first motorized hearse around 1910. (Photo Provided) Under CT Leavitt, the business grew with its first funeral home location and its first motorized hearse around 1910. (Photo Provided) C.T. Passed the...