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David and Mildred Webb have offered East Tennesseans everything from couches to chicken wire at South Harriman’s Rocky Top General Store.

Harriman businessman David Webb and his family are finishing a chapter of their lives at the end of this month.

Rocky Top General Store will be closing its doors Oct. 31, after being in business at its Ruritan Road location since 1970.

The store, which opened in 1959 as Webb’s Furniture in downtown Harriman, was later changed to a general store because the merchandise went beyond furniture into gifts and other items.

“It is kind of mixed emotions. We want to retire, but we enjoy our work too. We felt it was time,” said David Webb.