Goins Store, Ty Ty

Chuck Goins wrote in 2011: My grand-parents, E.J. & Ora Goins ran a fish market & store in this building for years. He passed in 1968, but she continued to operate the store until the late 80’s. It was well-known for the best hamburgers (cooked to order) by summer field workers and locals. He also learned that it was originally built as the town’s ice house. In October 2014 he noted: …the building no longer stands, and is in (the) process of being demolished. I also discovered that the blocks used for this building (as well as those used in the Pickett House on North Pickett Street) were supposedly cast right there in Ty Ty from molds purchased and built for that purpose.

8 thoughts on “Goins Store, Ty Ty

  1. Susan Willoughby Ford

    I remember going in the early 70s with my mother to buy fish here. We lived just over the Worth/Tift county line at Twin Oaks Service Station on Hwy. 82, when it was still a two lane highway. _Susan Willoughby Ford.

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    1. Chuck Goins

      We probably crossed paths a few times… Later on, after my grand-mother closed the fish market, she cooked lunches at Twin Oaks, which was then owned and operated by her brother-in-law Rush Davis.

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  2. Chuck Goins

    As a sad note to this photo, the building no longer stands, and is in process of being demolished. I also discovered that the blocks used for this building (as well as those used in the Pickett House on North Pickett Street) were supposedly cast right there in Ty Ty from molds purchased and built for that purpose.

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  3. chuck Goins

    My grand-parents, E.J. & Ora Goins ran a fish market & store in this building for years. He passed in 1968, but she continued to operate the store until the late 80’s. It was well-known for the best hamburgers (cooked to order) by summer field workers and locals.

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      1. Chuck Goins

        Thanks, also as a side note, after doing some more research on the building I discovered that it was originally built as the town’s ice house.

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