May 20, 2024

Originally, G & M Grocery occupied the small building

It was Anna Laura’s for as long as I can remember.

The small store was located directly across from Edison School

The store was crammed full from front to back

Anna Laura was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet

She was robbed and stabbed 27 times on December 23, 1970

Anna survived her wounds and her assailant Randahl Crawford Witt
was sentenced to life in prison on November 21, 1972

Her small store was later torn down

A new Family Resource Center building was constructed

Anna Laura Cooley passed away in 1984

Her husband, Clarence J Cooley passed away in 1974