Thursday, February 25, 2010
Lampkin Barber Shop - Additional Information
This photo was posted previously but was a faded newspaper copy. This is a better photo.
There were four chairs in this shop.
Bill (Billy Bob) Lampkin sent the photo and the following info:
The first chair, which doesn't show, is empty. Martin Jordan, from Blue Springs only worked on Saturday. (This was about 1944.) The second chair is Cecil Lytal. He later took the shop in the Henry Clay Hotel in West Point. His customer is Jim Barnett.
The third chair is Audrey Green. His customer and Jack's customer are brothers. (I am pretty sure their name is Gholston or Gholson.)
Audrey went to West point in 1952 to work with Cecil.
The fourth chair is Jack Lampkin.
Frank "Hambone" Stewart is leaning abainst the back mirrors.
Martin truck farmed and barbered in his house. Cecil ran the body shop at Prather Ford.
Audrey loved music and sang and led singing at revivals and taught singing schools.
Jack was a lay preacher and helped at Lebanon Methodist and Asbury Methodist and Wheeler Methodist pretty regularly. He taught boys' Sunday school and was scout master for over 30 years. He was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1947. He was a first class father, too, as his four sons' lives attest.
Bill Lampkin took the shop in 1950 and worked there until 1953. Gene Prentiss took Cecil's place, and in 1953, bought the shop.
Dayton Mink worked there in 1949 and 1951.
Click on image to enlarge.
Posted by Carl Houston at 8:35 AM