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GrandpaEvanandLovie

This is my great-grandfather J.E. Nance (1891-1979). The J.E. stands for James Evan. In this undated photo, he’s here with his younger sister Lovie, standing in front of a sign for Coppinville Grocery, the community store he owned in Enterprise, Ala. According to my cousin Benjel, Coppinville Grocery started out as storehouse, then Grandpa Evan began selling items on credit to the people who rented from him in the Coppinville community. After his son Henry Frank (aka Uncle Babe) returned from World War II, he helped Grandpa Evan run the store and showed him how to modernize it. Coppinville Grocery remained open through the 1960s.

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