Horne’s Store, Circa 1934, Dodge County

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Elouise Rogers Purvis writes: This is my Uncle Ben Horne’s Store located near Plainfield on Hwy 117 North about 6 miles from Eastman. It is located about half way between Eastman and Cadwell. My grandfather Rev. Benjamin Franklin Horne, Sr. owned this store for many years until he was not able to take care of it. My Uncle Ben bought it from him and tore down the old store and built the one in this picture around 1932 to 1934. His family operated it until about 20 years ago. They closed it. Before my grandfather bought the store I have always been told that a Mr. Rawlins owned the store. (I’m sure they probably sold gas, as well. Most all of these crossroads grocery stores did).

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10 responses to “Horne’s Store, Circa 1934, Dodge County

  1. Amanda Phillips

    Hi! I am the wife of (to clarify) Axam Phillips and Serenia Nicholsons great grandson-Eddie Phillips – son of Bobby J Phillips who is the son of Early and Willie Mae. We are putting together some family tree information, I also have photos of the family cemetery. Axom Earl Phillips is my husbands Uncle, older brother to Bobby J. Any in put would be appreciated !

    • Benjie Floyd

      Amanda I will be glad to provide you with what I have although it is very limited. I am also Sereny’s great grandson. I do not posess any documents of any kind just a little bit of research. Please email me at bgfloyd@att.net and I will, as soon as possible, get my info to you. I have been researching the Floyd line of my family and my maternal ancestors and all can get confusing. Mettie Phillips was Daddy’s mother. I would also like to get what family inormation you can give me. Thanks. Looking forward to hearing from you. There are other great grandchildren still living in the Eastman area. I am in South Georgia.

    • Benjie Floyd

      Amanda I lost your information a year and a half ago through yahoo somehow. I just found you again through this site. Please contact me again so that we may renew this Phillips research.

  2. Elouise Rogers Purvis

    This is my Uncle Ben Horne’s Store located near Plainfield on Hwy 117 North about 6 miles from Eastman. It is located about half way between Eastman and Cadwell. My grandfather Rev. Benjamin Franklin Horne, Sr. owned this store for many years until he was not able to take care of it. My Uncle Ben bought it from him and tore down the old store and built the one in this picture around 1932 to 1934. His family operated it until about 20 years ago. They closed it. Before my grandfather bought the store I have always been told that a Mr. Rawlins owned the store.

  3. Benjie Floyd

    Yes Joyce, but it was “Mettie”. The middle initial in Daddy’s name stood for Axom. I believe, although you may know different, that Mettie’s daddy was also named Axom. He was married to a Sereny Nicholson. I remember Daddy telling me that Uncle Axom was his favoite uncle. We drove Daddy through Plainfield many years ago and he pointed out the house he lived in and the particular store they had for a while. John Everette Floyd, Mettie’s husband, died when Daddy was 17, 1930, and things soon came unraveled. Hard times. I am very inexperenced at this geneology, but crave any information on our family. If there is anything or info you can share, it would be great and very appreciated. I still have first cousins in Eastman. You can contact me directly at bgfloyd@att.net. It is absolutely great to hear from you.

  4. Joyce

    I have a question for Mr. Floyd,was your grandmothers name “Nettie Phillips Floyd? My uncle (Axom Earl Phillips) had a sister who married a Floyd they also lived in Plainfield. I remember several stores being in Plainfiled one owned by a man named Grover. His store was a brick building and was located on the corner. Thank you for your time. Joyce

  5. Benjie Floyd

    My Daddy Carris A. Floyd was born and grew up in Plainfield. They had a store. Don’t know if this was it or not. years 1912 to 1930.

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