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Mike Ley, via Mrs. Mary Elleen Willis Ley, writes that this was once known as Hollingsworth General Store, owned by Henry and Minnie Hollingsworth. In 2011, David Chatman wrote: At one time this was “Williams Grocery”, owned by my Grandfather, Mr. Seth Williams. With certain daylight shining on the bricks just above the tin “patio” cover, the “Williams Grocery” name is still legible. I have a photo of my Grandfather standing in front of this store all dressed in his finest white shirt, a tie, the inevitable Fedora of the time, with the lettering shining brilliantly. Stories within the family are that his Dad owned many acres of land just east of this store towards what is now Doerun, Ga. I imagine more people may know it as Williams Grocery.
Jackie Monson Purdy writes: This was the old store, use to also house the Post Office. Mrs. Nita Rountree was the Postmistress. Her husband Frank ran the store. Their use to be at least one gas pump out front. One of the old kind with the tank on top. And it had to be pumped to dispense the gas. They sold penny candy, and had large
barrels around in the store with supplies in them. They also had a stove in the middle near the rear for cold weather. Right across the road was the Train station. For many years we use to ride the train from Savannah to Egypt. When my Grandfather Thomas Absalom Dutton married Mattie Carroll Fryar of Magnolia, South Carolina, he was the station master and Railway Express agent. She was the telegraph operator there.