Keith Colson writes: This store was founded by Mrs Pearl Parker and was a center piece for the local community until it was closed in 1980. After Mrs. Parker’s death in 1970 the store was operated by her daughter, Henry Delle Whitaker. Mrs Whitaker operated the store until she was forced to close it due to health reasons.
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Keith, I very well remember the store. I went there as a child and as an adult. I even had a charge account there. Still miss your grandmother Ms. Henry Delle, she was a grand lady and so was Ms. Pearl.
Very familiar with this property…there all my life! Had a still very good friend who lived next door…Mr Kelly Criswell.
I remember going to the store as a little boy. It looked so large then. I can remember the smell of the old store, with almost everything out in the open.
I’m wondering where the Parker Store was located: Gordon, Irwinton, McIntyre, Toomsboro?
The store is located approximately three miles north or McIntyre.
Regina Whitaker the great grandaughter of Mrs Parker has confirmed that
Parker’s store actually closed in 1980. Mrs Parker died in 1970.
Thanks for the information, Keith. It’s certainly a neat little store…
This store was founded by Mrs Pearl Parker and was a center piece for the local
community until it was closed in 1982. After Mrs. Parker’s death the store was operated by her daughter, Henry Delle Whitaker. Mrs Whitaker operated the store until she was forced to close it due to health reasons.