City Directories and History: The historic Brice General Store was owned and operated by several members of the Brice family who lived in the Woodward
Community. The principle of these was T.W. Brice, Jr. It had been started by Major T.W. (Thomas William) Brice just prior to the conclusion of the Civil War upon his return from being wounded in Tennessee, circa 1865. The store originally sat further east of its current location and was moved due to the widening of Highway 321. Carolyn and James Brice operated the store until his health began failing in 1984 and the store remains in the Brice family in 2013. At the end of the Civil War, Major Brice’s slave, Uncle Isaiah, helped his master return to Fairfield County and their friendship continued for decades. Uncle Isaiah is buried near Major Brice as they both desired at Concord Cemetery not far from the historic store. See additional information at the Brice home-place on Highway 321 North.
Blaine Walker a regular on R&R shared the following concerning the store; “Cousin Jim Brice” I mentioned in the previous e-mail was old Mr. Brice who been involved in the store back when my mother lived on the farm in the 1930’s. The man in the R&R photo. We were there in 1968 when my brother graduated from Davidson College. In preparation mother told me that I would “see the same flyspecks that had been on the shelves when she was a little girl.” I was 14 and had absolutely no idea what a flyspeck was, so we walk in the store and I ask my mother loudly, “Mama, where are the flyspecks?” She almost crawled under the counter.
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