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#10 - Norma in the Old Days
In the early 1900s, Norma, in Scott County, was a bustling community with several lumber mills although now it barely seems to exist. It fits prominently into the Walker story in the case of Dr. Andrew Calvin Walker, who was a doctor there late in his life and died in 1926. Some locations, from postcards that belonged to him, are included on this page; click any for a larger picture.
Visit: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~edwardbwalker/places/norma.html

INFORMATION FROM DESCENDANTS: John B. Jeffers, and Kizzie Duncan Jeffers, were married April 3, 1904 in Scott Co. Tennessee. John B and Frank Smithers built a two story building in Norma. The Store was downstairs and they called it “Norma Union Store”. Both Families lived upstairs. Apparently it wasn’t profitable enough to sustain two families and John eventually bought Frank’s share. Gradually the store became more successful and they weathered the Depression pretty well. Five of John B and Kizzie’s seven children were raised to adulthood with their primary years over the store. The children were: Dot (Oran Holloway); Tressie Beulah (Virgil Murley); Nevva (Marley Phillips); James Hoyal (Jean Debord); Darel (never married); Dennis (died at age 10); and Jaymon (died at 3 months). Nevva said that her early training in honesty came in this store when her dad (John B.) taught her to use a candy scales. He taught her to look at it straight on so that you didn’t cheat the customer or yourself. Those little white scales have passed down to Nevva’s daughter, Kay Phillips Davis, and are still in her possession. John B. told Nevva on his deathbed that if he ever cheated a man out of a penny he didn’t know it. When John B. retired and moved to Oneida, he sold the store to Kermit and Elwood Sharp and they changed the name to Sharp Brothers Store. Kermit worked the coal mines and Elwood ran the store for about eight years. It must have been about this time that Elwood bought Kermit’s share and it became known as Sharp’s Cash Store, which it remained throughout the years until it burned down.

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