By: Holly Brantley
For Doyne Gatewood, the store holds 50 years of memories. "It still seems like a home place cause we've been here for so long," said Doyne. "Back in the early years we had 16 or 18 clerks in this little old building."
Recently Tony's health lead to the family's decision to close. They know the store will be missed. "It's wonderful when customers rally around you when you're in need," said Linda.
People in Kennett say the square won't be the same without Doyne's. Linda Gatewood says the store will likely be open until the end of May. It's uncertain what will happen to the building itself.