Cliff Pye’s Store, Gordy

gordy ga cliff pye store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Thanks to Charles McCarty for the identification. I recently rephotographed the store (2017).

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The abandoned interior still retains some of the furnishings so common to country stores.

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Debbie Pye O’Donnell writes: In the summer I stayed with with Mama Pye. She lived within walking distance and she often took me there for a cold soft drink. I remember the fresh wheel cheese and the penny candy Uncle Clifford always gave me.

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3 responses to “Cliff Pye’s Store, Gordy

  1. Frieda Howard Randles

    My mother was a Gordy….never knew there was a Gordy, GA so close to where I grew up in Albany. Wish I knew more.

  2. Debbie Pye O'Donnell

    What a treat to find a picture of Uncle Clifford’s store. In the summer I stayed with with Mama Pye. She lived within walking distance and she often took me there for a cold soft drink. I remember the fresh wheel cheese and the penny candy Uncle Clifford always gave me. I think I want to take a trip back to Gordy time!

  3. virginia

    There was another store in Gordy-Max Jones Trading Center that is now residential property. Cliff Pye’s store moved across the road adjacent to Max Jones after leaving the location you have pictured. Both stores had meat counters, and fresh cheese. Max Jones store had everything from hardware to cosmetics to lamps and sewing notions; plus the mainstay-groceries, bread, milk, cokes, candies and ice cream. i can still hear the cowbell on the front door clanging as you opened it. There was also a pay phone booth, and it had two gas pumps. the original Cliff Pye’s store had probably just as much variety, however, we frequented max jones due to location. it was a daily sight to see 8-10 cars/trucks parked outside late in the afternoon. as men would finish a day’s work would stop by for a cold coke and talk. those were the days! thanks for your website.

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