Willis Service Station, Ty Ty

ty ty ga willis service station photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

Stan Moye writes: I grew up about 100 yards from this store. It was owned by my grandfather Everett B. Daniel and rented to his cousin, Ed Willis, who operated it as a gas station, or “fillin station” as we called it.

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7 responses to “Willis Service Station, Ty Ty

  1. Tommy Pritchett

    The red brick house in the photo is where my family moved to, from a house nearby owned by my grandfather, Chesley Sumner, when I was 11 years old. Lots of great memories of Mr. Ed’s, Daniels Grocery, Stephens’ Grocery (owned and operated by my stepfather, Harold Stephens), Walkers, Castleberrys, The Shack Cafe, Davis Grocery, Shaw’s Grocery, Goin’s Fish Mkt and so much more.

  2. Fond memories indeed. My grandmother was good friends with Mr. & Mrs. Willis. The Willis’ lived in a small wood-frame house just across US82, right next to the brick fertilizer warehouse that you have pictured in another Ty Ty photo. It was torn down years ago.

  3. Jared

    As a Willis from Ga you dont find many w/ that last name. To bad that side is from Mississippi

  4. Stan Moye

    I grew up about 100yds from this store. It was owned by my grandfather Everett B. Daniel and rented to his cousin, Ed Willis, who operated it as a gas station, or “fillin station” as we called it. It is located on the southeast quadrant of Highway 82 and Church St. in TyTy, Georgia.
    I know the stories of the settlers, their sons and daughters who lived, worked and died in this particular place and that is what it reminds me of.

  5. john wayne mcrae

    For preserving in photographs, our history of South Georgia, I thank you.
    Looks like you are on U.S. Highway 41.
    Although the store , the barn with “See RocK City” painted on the roof are gone, my fond memories of Inaha will never fade. My Aunt and Uncle, Margaret and Jim Hale, ran the Inaha store for a Mr. Smith. I believe the store was called Smiths Grocery. When Dad was in Europe during WW2, we lived with them at the Smith place across the tracks.
    I spent many very happy summer vacations at the store. Margaret and Jim always had Lemon -Lime sodas in the Coke cooler and with out fail , saved me a package of cinnamon rolls, with the thickest white icing on top that would make any youngin smile.
    A night I could hear the singing of car tires , see their headlights, as they rolled over those red clay hills headed for places I know not of.
    This is truly my favorite childhood memory.

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