Alonzo G. Veal & Son, Deepstep

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This is one of the most famous country stores in Georgia. The present owner is a daughter of Mr. Veal and she has recently renovated the building. I still hope to rephotograph it soon. Maxine Cunningham writes: My great-grand father, George Washington Danzy, and grandfather, Elisha Danzy, both frequented the store. We used to visit Deepstep multiple times when I was a child and teenager as my mom was born there. In 1928, it also housed the doctor’s “office”. Not to impart with a tragic occurrence, but I’ve been told, my great-grandfather went there on December 6 (1928) to get the doctor to attend to one of his son-in-laws whose medical condition had deteriorated. While there, he suffered a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). The doctor was able to get him back home where he and his son-in-law both passed away.

Deepstep GA Washington County Old Country Store Alonzo G Veal & Son Coca Cola Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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12 responses to “Alonzo G. Veal & Son, Deepstep

  1. Maxine Cunningham

    My great-grand father, George Washington Danzy, and grandfather, Elisha Danzy, both frequented the store. We used to visit Deepstep multiple times when I was a child and teenager as my mom was born there.

    In 1928, it also housed the doctor’s “office”. Not to impart with a tragic occurrence, but I’ve been told, my great-grandfather went there on December 6 (1928) to get the doctor to attend to one of his son-in-laws whose medical condition had deteriorated. While there, he suffered a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). The doctor was able to get him back home where he and his son-in-law both passed away.

    I’ve never been in the store but would love to see inside as I have numerous photos of the outside. Perhaps, I will be able to do so when I am in Sandersville in two weeks.

  2. Phyllis Single

    I was in Deepstep about a year ago with a friend of mine,
    James Robertson. His parents ashes are buried in the small
    confederate grave yard there. I did not see any building there,
    did see a old home sitting in someone’s yard. He knew all the
    folks there but I do not remember any of the names he mentioned.

  3. Cherry Evans

    That’s my Grandfather’s store! We called him PaPa! My Aunt has it now and has done a great job renovating it! I believe he would love it! If you get the chance Mr. Brown, please go see it. It looks great!

  4. Angie Veal Ladd

    This is my Fathers Store I own it now & have had it painted & put a new roof on it new flooring up stairs !! The roof of course is Red my Fathers favorite color ! I wish he was here to see it ❤️❤️❤️

    • My favorite country store in Georgia. Glad to hear y’all are keeping it alive well into the future!

    • I’d like to visit, next time I’m in that part of Georgia.

    • Kathy Gause

      Angie –
      My husband and I just visited the store and took pictures. We are from Ft. Worth, Texas, and was in Atlanta for a tradeshow. My grandmother was a Veal descending from William Veal. I have done extensive research on the Veal family. It is wonderful that you restored the building! I wish we could have met! Your daddy was the son of William Hilliard Veal, the son of William Madison Veal, the son of Nathan Veal Jr. who was a brother to my William Veal. I would love to keep in touch!

  5. Anna Morgan

    Hi, I am the great-granddaughter of Mr. Veal. The store has been renovated and I would love to see your work in new photos. Please let me know if you have a chance to take updated ones. Your 2013 ones are beautiful. Anna

  6. That is one wonderful building.

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