Morris Store, Waresboro

Joe Spence notes that this was originally owned by Ms. Morris, who lived in the houses next door, but was later sold to the the Spences, who operated it for many years.

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3 responses to “Morris Store, Waresboro

  1. Robin Swain Heavilon

    The store was sold to my parents,
    John Maxwell (Mac) & Edith Jeffords Swain when I was a child. Previously, we operated a small gift shop across the highway named “Sandy’s Gifts”(after my oldest sister, Sandy). We operated the Morris/Spence store on the curve until we sold it in 1969 to become partners in the Maryland Fried Chicken @ 505 State Street in Waycross. We pumped gasoline for
    $0.33 gal and cigarettes by the pack the same price. Penny candy, soft drinks in glass bottles & Cauley deli meats we hand sliced on order were just a few of the many items offered.
    A fire burning stove in the middle of the store heated the store in the winter.
    Precious memories.
    Wish I had a picture of the store in its
    finest hour, not just the abandoned building on the curve as it appears now.

  2. Barbara Taylor-Knight

    My paternal great-grand-father,William Benjamin “Big Ben” Taylor (Wfe:Martha Gaskins Taylor) lived in Waresboro. He was known to have built homes, especially Victorian style, there. I wonder if any still exist that show his handiwork. Elder son, Benjamin Lester Taylor was father to Edgar Lester Taylor,my Daddy.

    On May 1, 2017 3:13 PM, “Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown” wrote:

    > Brian Brown posted: ” Joe Spence notes that this was originally owned by > Ms. Morris, who lived in the houses next door, but was later sold to the > the Spences, who operated it for many years.” >

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