|"The Old Store"
Jefferson County, MS
1840 - 2004
|The "Old Store" sat across from Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery, in the village of Union Church, for over 160 years. I guess we'd all come to believe it was indestructible, but that was not the case. Fire destroyed the historic building on September 8, 2004.
It meant a great deal to the people of the community and to those of us whose ancestors and families had been a part of the community for so many generations. We are so very sad for its loss.
|The store was originally built by the Cato family in 1840.|
|Rayford and Bertha Varnado, who purchased the Old Store in 1973, warm themselves by the stove, which was still in use.|
|My son, Jim, sitting on the porch of the Old Store, where his 3-g-grandparents shopped, on one of our visits to Union Church.|
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