Calhoun County Frozen Foods, Edison

Fred Bailey writes: I grew up in Edison, across the street from Mr. Joe and “Miss” Lynnette Jackson. They owned this business that we called “the freezer locker”. I believe the formal name of it was Calhoun County Frozen Foods…I was born in Edison in 1950. I worked for the Jacksons for a couple of months back then to earn money for college. Cows and hogs were slaughtered and processed there. Monday was “hog killing day”- also custom deer processing was done, as well as cold storage for the public. Horace Shepard, Jr, as well as a great man- a black man named “Sam” who taught me a lot about life, worked there along with the Jackson’s two son: Tom, who is my age, along with the older brother Joe, Jr, and of course Mr. Joe as well as “Miss” Lynnette also worked there. Life was much simpler back then- but though I like to look back on it- I really don’t miss it.

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  1. Fred Bailey

    I grew up in Edison, GA across the street from Mr Joe and “Miss” Lynnette Jackson. They owned this business that we called “the freezer locker” (I believe the formal name of it was “Calhoun County Frozen Foods”” when I was young- I was born in Edison in 1950. I worked for the Jacksons for a couple of months back thento earn money for college. Cows and hogs were slaughtered and processed there…Monday was “hog killing day”- also custom deer processing was done, as well as cold storage for the public. Horace Shepard, Jr, as well as a great man- a black man named “Sam” who taught me a lot about life, worked there along with the Jackson’s two sons Tom, who is my age, along with the older brother Joe, Jr, and of course Mr Joe as well as “Miss” Lynnette also worked there. Life was much simpler back then- but though I like to look back on it- I really don’t miss it.

    • Thanks, Fred. I have updated it to reflect your information. I’m guessing it was probably built in the 1940s. This “Streamline Moderne” was a common style for freezer lockers for some reason. There’s one in Blakely very similar and there used to be one like it Ocilla.

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