Love this photograph! There are so many wonderful details like the Fab and Tide laundry detergent boxes and the bins of potatoes and onions. Bennie Cecil Senter was for many years the proprietor of a grocery store located "up the North Road" in Itawamba County. Senter's grocery was a popular stop for folks traveling between Fulton and the northern reaches of the county.
Cecil was the son of James Robert "Jim" Senter and Alberta Chilcoat and the great-great grandson of Alfred Aven Senter, an early settler of Itawamba County and ancestor of the many Senters that populate the county today. Cecil was married to Tula Blaylock, and they had three daughters: Jimmie, Clemmie and Nan. When he died in 2002, he was 94 years old.
Alan and Jeannette Dulaney graciously shared this photograph.