Old Stores In Oceana & Pineville

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#105 Jul 22, 2008
birdman wrote:
does anyone remeber the jail in oceana?
Sorry, not old enough to actually remember the days of the jail in Oceana, but have seen photos of the jail. At one time, was on a street down next to Sam Clarks building, in there somewhere, then it was moved to where the old building was that housed the Oceana post office for years where Heilig Meyers building is now. The old jail was behind the old post office building and weeds had grown up all around it, then the post office building was the jail for a while before it became the post office. The photos were something to see and to see how it looked in here back in those days.
Tango

United States

#106 Jul 22, 2008
Yankee Transplant wrote:
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Before Bob Field's had a furniture store in the building where Pat's Flowers was, Jack Ritchie's transfer company and furniture store was there before he bought out Bert Green's store where Oceana Dental is now. After Jack left, Bob Fields moved from uptown to that building and for a while used the old Mannings Grocery building where Hardee's and the post office is now as a storage place, later Heilig Meyers used for a while, after Lloyd's 24 Hour Grocery moved out. Hardee's and the post office is located where an old house, a two story apartment house that belonged to the late Emma Daniels and the original building that was Manning's was located.
James Dow Cook used to have a furniture store in what is now Sam Clark's Insurance building. He moved up to the large buuilding at the Hatcher intersection, which is now the Produce Market, and went out of business a short time later. Bob Fields had a TV repair business in Sam Clarks Insurance building after James Dow Cook moved out. James Dow's parents used to live in the big white house next door.

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#107 Jul 23, 2008
Tango wrote:
<quoted text>James Dow Cook used to have a furniture store in what is now Sam Clark's Insurance building. He moved up to the large buuilding at the Hatcher intersection, which is now the Produce Market, and went out of business a short time later. Bob Fields had a TV repair business in Sam Clarks Insurance building after James Dow Cook moved out. James Dow's parents used to live in the big white house next door.
Have worked my little brain trying to remember what I was told that was in that building before Sam Clark came here and could not remember the name. Knew it was a Cook but couldn't remember his name. Thanks for that. Couldn't remember who lived in that house, also knew it was a Cook, but couldn't remember the name. Then Murvan Walker lived in the large two story that's beside Uncle Tom's business, that was originally the Piggly Wiggly. I remember Mr. Walker when I was very small, and Worley Walker, that lived in the two story right behind Walker's Exxon station. Was told they were brothers, but not sure about that. Is fun to find out about things of the town and remember what you've been told, especially since I'm not a native of this town, but do know a lot about it from back "in the days".
Memories

Ithaca, NY

#108 Jul 29, 2008
Also used to be a Buddy's Discount store where Magic Mart is now....before Heck's I think
Memories

Ithaca, NY

#109 Jul 29, 2008
Island Creek Company store was also in Oceana, I think around where McDonalds is now.
sis

Clear Spring, MD

#110 Jul 29, 2008
I remember going to Shoe City (where Uncle Tom's is now) and thinking it was H-U-G-E. What about the Little Red Caboose restaurant. It was across from NAPA. How many of you remember Eli's Pizza?
Woo Woo

United States

#111 Jul 30, 2008
sis wrote:
I remember going to Shoe City (where Uncle Tom's is now) and thinking it was H-U-G-E. What about the Little Red Caboose restaurant. It was across from NAPA. How many of you remember Eli's Pizza?
I remember all three businesses you are talking about. Shoe City's first location was in a small building beside of Belcher's Cleaners/Laudromat when Mr. Cline first started out.

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#112 Jul 30, 2008
Woo Woo wrote:
<quoted text> I remember all three businesses you are talking about. Shoe City's first location was in a small building beside of Belcher's Cleaners/Laudromat when Mr. Cline first started out.
Remember shoe City when it was where Uncle Tom's is now.

Here's one for the long time residence of Oceana. Remember Lacy McMillion and his barber shop in lower Oceana and his daughter, Gerry, had a beauty shop in the back of the building for a long time before she moved it uptown at her home?
Tango

United States

#113 Jul 30, 2008
Yankee Transplant wrote:
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Remember shoe City when it was where Uncle Tom's is now.
Here's one for the long time residence of Oceana. Remember Lacy McMillion and his barber shop in lower Oceana and his daughter, Gerry, had a beauty shop in the back of the building for a long time before she moved it uptown at her home?
Remember him very well, his grandson,(who shall be nameless), used to play with my daughter.

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#114 Jul 30, 2008
Tango wrote:
<quoted text>Remember him very well, his grandson,(who shall be nameless), used to play with my daughter.
The McMillion's lived next door to my aunt and uncle for years. He passed away in 1968 and Mrs. McMillion, who taught 2nd grade at Berlin McKinney,The Oceana Grade #2, passed away in 1977, if I'm not mistaken. The grandson's name came from a book about Sir Lancelot. His grandmother read any book she could find on Sir Lancelot and the Round Table Court. I barely remember him but remember her quite well.
Tango

United States

#115 Jul 30, 2008
Yankee Transplant wrote:
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The McMillion's lived next door to my aunt and uncle for years. He passed away in 1968 and Mrs. McMillion, who taught 2nd grade at Berlin McKinney,The Oceana Grade #2, passed away in 1977, if I'm not mistaken. The grandson's name came from a book about Sir Lancelot. His grandmother read any book she could find on Sir Lancelot and the Round Table Court. I barely remember him but remember her quite well.
You are right about the name. It is unusual. A friend of mine stays in touch with the family, and he - the grandson, is doing very well for himself.

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#116 Jul 30, 2008
Tango wrote:
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You are right about the name. It is unusual. A friend of mine stays in touch with the family, and he - the grandson, is doing very well for himself.
That's good to hear. He had a heart murmur when he was younger and glad to hear he is doing well these days. Care to mention what he's doing? Don't have to put on here where he's living.

Since: May 08

Good Ole West Virginee!!

#117 Jul 30, 2008
Woo Woo wrote:
<quoted text> I remember all three businesses you are talking about. Shoe City's first location was in a small building beside of Belcher's Cleaners/Laudromat when Mr. Cline first started out.
I can remember Eli's well, because I worked there..lol..It's nice to remember good times, and things being so simple then seems like!!
Jeff in Fairfax

Reston, VA

#118 Aug 6, 2008
I grew up in Oceana and remember a lot of the places everyone has mentioned. I also remember Charlie Lays Gulf station, Bertha's Beauty Shop (where my mom got her hair done), Perkins Barber Shop, the Hotel Hamilton, Tilley's service station, and Setliff's grocery store. There was also a drive-in across the street from the high school that I can't remember. I must be old... when I went to the elementary school there it wasn't named after Berlin McKinney - he was the principal. I think everyone's favorite teacher back then was Mrs. Stewart.

Since: Jan 08

Oceana, WV

#119 Aug 7, 2008
Jeff in Fairfax wrote:
I grew up in Oceana and remember a lot of the places everyone has mentioned. I also remember Charlie Lays Gulf station, Bertha's Beauty Shop (where my mom got her hair done), Perkins Barber Shop, the Hotel Hamilton, Tilley's service station, and Setliff's grocery store. There was also a drive-in across the street from the high school that I can't remember. I must be old... when I went to the elementary school there it wasn't named after Berlin McKinney - he was the principal. I think everyone's favorite teacher back then was Mrs. Stewart.
The drive in right across from the high school was Larry's Drive In. Wasn't even born when that was there but remember it well from my aunt and uncle. Remember her talking about it the most and how my cousin was not allowed, under any circumstances, to go inside the place!!

Since: Aug 08

United States

#120 Aug 7, 2008
lady wrote:
Tilley's service station where Gino's is. Pst office for Hatcher where Tumbletown is.
Hatcher post office was not where tumbletown is. It was beside it. The building that housed the postoffice is back next to the mountain in Toler's back yard.
space girl

Warriormine, WV

#121 Sep 29, 2008
Remember Lambert's Dentist office upstairs from Suds N Duds. Site N Sound owned by the Samples brothers in the P. Short dentist office. A car lot where Evans Funeral Home. I can remember when the Bank of Oceana (1st Century) lot was just a fenced lot. The Market, owned by Mr. Elkins was where Shelly's Beauty Shop is located and a Smith family had a flower shop and a produce store in an old white building located where the current Dollar Gen. Store is today. I remember the old white 2-story house that set near the street across from Speedway and the one that set back against the mountain. Remember the Roach family 2-story house that set behind Walker's Exxon, which burned (history gone) I remember Morgan's Fountain and the cherry cokes, nothing has ever matched the taste. Mannings Grocery store beside the current Oceana Post office....progress is great, but so is the past.
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Mount Nebo gal

Bridgeport, WV

#123 Oct 16, 2008
My parents had a flower shop on Main Street named Oceana House of Flowers. The building it was in was a jewelry store before I believe. This was in probably 1973 and they sold it in 1977. There was space on the sign out front where mom would post people's birthdays, anniversaries and also new baby announcements.
They also had a restaurant there in behind that motel across the road and daddy had the Matador Lounge and Supper Club. He had to move the club out of town and that was right before you got into town, called The Night Spot.
I remember across from the flower shop was a beauty shop where I'd get my hair cut. The lady I remember's name was Donna. It was beside that hotel/restuarant where Maxine and Marlene Clark worked.
There was a little pizza place somewhere between that beauty shop and the Duds and Suds that made the best in the world pizza rolls! I can't remember the name of it though.
Sure did enjoy our years in Oceana. I went to school there from 1st to 6th grade.
REV

Beckley, WV

#124 Mar 17, 2009
how about the old Drive in Restaurant next to the ten and ten that sold root beer in that big plastic jug that looked like a barrel would love to have one of those old containers.
Woo Woo

East Saint Louis, IL

#125 Mar 17, 2009
Mount Nebo gal wrote:
My parents had a flower shop on Main Street named Oceana House of Flowers. The building it was in was a jewelry store before I believe. This was in probably 1973 and they sold it in 1977. There was space on the sign out front where mom would post people's birthdays, anniversaries and also new baby announcements.
They also had a restaurant there in behind that motel across the road and daddy had the Matador Lounge and Supper Club. He had to move the club out of town and that was right before you got into town, called The Night Spot.
I remember across from the flower shop was a beauty shop where I'd get my hair cut. The lady I remember's name was Donna. It was beside that hotel/restuarant where Maxine and Marlene Clark worked.
There was a little pizza place somewhere between that beauty shop and the Duds and Suds that made the best in the world pizza rolls! I can't remember the name of it though.
Sure did enjoy our years in Oceana. I went to school there from 1st to 6th grade.
I remember the Oceana House of Flowers and the sign. The pizza shop was called Eli's and yes they did have good pizza rolls.

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