By Charlie Hutson

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Davis Food Basket on North Tennessee Avenue in the early 1960s was owned and operated by Edgar and Sarah Davis.

It was located next door to Service Grocery on the right and what was once the Western Auto was on the left until it moved in 1962 to East Central Avenue.  

Davis food Basket was just one of several small grocery stores in and around town. It was one that you could place your order by phone, and shortly they would deliver your groceries to your door. Back in the day, that was a common service for many local grocery stores.

And a footnote: We have learned through the day that in 1957 the late Toby Overbay worked part-time at Davis Food Basket while a student at La Follette High School. He earned $55 that year. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/01/2022-6AM)