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 Rossie Lee <I>Langston</I> Gervin

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Rossie Lee Langston Gervin

Was a Daughter of Andrew Daniel and Flora B (Vaughn) Langston.

She Married Edward Theodore ‘Ted' Gervin in about 1926. They were parents of Four sons; Charles Pinkney Gervin Sr., Floyd Gervin, Kenneth Gervin and Buddy Doyle Gervin who was stillborn. They spent most of their married life in Knox County, Tennessee.
Ted was employed by Alcoa Aluminum in Maryville until his retirement.
Rossie raised their sons, until they were on their own, then she operated a small country store, from about 1960 to about 1965. The store was located on Martin Mill Pike adjacent to Stock Creek Road. She and her family lived on Stock Creek Road for many years.

The store was somewhat small but was popular with many of her neighbors. It had a full width front porch with a bench on one side of the centered door and a couple of chairs on the other. The store, like many in those days, had a screen door that was provided by a bread company with their advertising on it and 1 Gas Pump.
She sold regular gas (abt 34-cents per gallon). If you wanted High-Test gas you needed to go back to town.

She could slice Bologna and cheese as thick as you liked and sell you a sandwich with the fixens of your choice. Small cokes were 5-cents and large cokes were 7-cents. If you took the bottle with you there was a 3-cent deposit on the bottle.

Today Rossie and Ted are buried in the cemetery behind Stock Creek Baptist Church. Their headstone is less than 500 feet from the store she enjoyed so much.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 72540469
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rossie Lee Langston Gervin (10 Oct 1908–20 Sep 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72540469, citing Stock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by minpar (contributor 47548440) .