Here are pictures related to Roxie Sophronia Stockton, her husband Adolphus T. Hughey, the Stockton family home in
north Buncombe County, NC, and the small grocery store operated by "Miss Fronie" for several decades in the middle
1900's. Special thanks to Jane Jones Higgins for providing these treasures, including photos of the Stockton family home
as lovingly restored and improved by her and husband Phil Higgins, and occupied by their own family now for many years.
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Above left: The Stockton family home with Sophronia and Adolphus Hughey. Center: they walk
toward the store, shown at right (oriented correctly, as they approached it from the rear, facing
south). These pictures appear to have been taken all on the same day, probably a mild winter
day in the late 1940's or early 1950's.
Right: The store as it appears now, after conversion into a residence.
The front entrance to the store would have been on the right end, facing
south - not visible in this photo. The porch, however, is approximately
where the old original porch would have been with entry steps around
the corner to the left. Many customers entered the store via that porch,
and often paused for a rest there to chat with Mr. Hughey, who, while an
invalid, would sit there on good days in one of several big rocking chairs.
Below, left: the Stockton house as it appeared in 1970, when acquired
by the Higgins family. Center, right, and bottom: the house as it has
appeared in recent years, after restoration and improvement by Phil and
Jane Jones Higgins.