By Bob Weaver|
Reed's Store in downtown Five Forks
Reed's Store is still in operation at Five Forks, with current operator Euna
Reed operating the emporium. One of the original owners in the earlier part
of the 20th century was George Richards, followed by his son Carl
At one time the store was called the "E & E" owned by Everett and Ethel
Martin Wilt, brother and sister.
Herb Bryner also operated the store, and later his daughter Liz, followed by
Yoak's General Store, owned by James and Carolyn Yoak.
Ron and Neva Patterson owned the store for a while, followed by Metz's
General Store, Euna and Leonard Metz. The current owner is Euna Reed -
Reed's General Store in downtown Five Forks.
Pat Bell (L) gets some snacks from owner Euna Reed
Five Forks once had its own newspaper in the 1970's "The Five Forks Free
Press," published by Jim Sullivan and friends.
The Five Forks General Store, located just north of Reed's Store at the
junction of the Nobe and Broomstick road, and most recently operated by
Jim Sullivan and his wife Colleen, was originally operated by Dennis Wease
and a Shaffer. Also Chuck Frederick, Haven Kelley, Henry and Edna Kight,
Pat and Darlene Bell, Paul Wilson, Larry and Lois Dye and Angie Dye.