CATEGORY: Itawamba County
– Thomas Lee McFerrin moved his family in 1919 from Mooreville to Mantachie where he established the McFerrin Brothers Store in a building west of the existing store.
– His store was run by his three sons – Gordon Marlin McFerrin, Orville Jack McFerrin and Robert Keyron McFerrin. The store today continues to be run by Gordon McFerrin and his nephew, Arthur Kermit McFerrin, son of Orville Jack McFerrin.
– The McFerrins moved in 1942 from the first store in Mantachie to a two-story brick building that served as the general store until it burned in 1988.
– The existing general store contains many items. Plumbing supplies, hardware items, kitchen utensils, bird seed, garden supplies, food items and cold drinks all can be found in the small white building.