A Photo Story by Robert Turnage; Featuring Binnie Turnage
Robert "Bobby" Turnage photographed his father Binnie Turnage for this documentary commemorating the Mississippi Bicentennial with the history of Turnage Drug Store established in Water Valley in 1905.
"Turnage is an old time pharmacy with a beautiful soda fountain, home decor, beautiful jewelry, fragrances, bridal registry and photo printing,” says Binnie. "We have devotional every morning at 8 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a cup of coffee, ice cream or a milkshake.”
"Like" and "Share” the Turnage story to celebrate the Mississippi Bicentennial.
Turnage Drug Store
323 N Main St
Water Valley, MS
Order your next prescription at: turnagedrugstore.com
Water Valley, Mississippi is one of thirteen cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project culminating with 100 community voices. #MS200 #watervalley #smalltownpride
Special thanks to project sponsors: Water Valley Main Street, Joe York, The Cedars, The Trusty Diner, C Spire, B.T.C. Grocery Store, El Charrito Mexican Restaurant & Grill, Downtown Inn and Coffee Parlor, Charlotte Lane, Jacki Clevenger, Erika Walden and Katherine Montague
“Celebrating Storytelling” is a project of Blue Magnolia Films/Corner to Corner Productions in partnership with Barefoot Workshops.
"A wonderful story from a Wonderful God Fearing Man! Love y’all with All my Heart for taking care of my wonderful Husband Melvin Benson Brewer “Bubba”!" � Janet Brewer
"Great family and great pharmacists! Loved working there." - Teresa Sparks King
"What a heartwarming story full of faith and love. Living in College Hill (Lafayette County) we made trips to Water Valley often. Going to the drug store was a highlight for my brother, sister and me.❤" -Linda Fitch Sallis
"Thank you for doing this piece on such a wonderful family owned and operated business. We should all have the attitude of service as Mr Bennie has and the world would be a much better place." - Tyler Hill
"There will never be another Bennie Turnage. Such a God loving man." Terry Anthony
"Love This ♥️ ❤️Bro Binnie and family" - Angelina Garcia Williamson
"A great drug store owned by great Christian men. Mr. Bennie is the true example of a Christian." - Marty Gurner
"Love this drug store and love the family, a great example to all people!!" - Linda Maynor
"I'm proud to know this family all my life." - Travis York
"Please support your independent pharmacy! You won’t find people more honest! They have an awesome gift selection too! Mr. Turnage is a wonderful man!" - Venitaw Wheeler
"Wonderful store and wonderful folks. We miss living in the Valley." - Bryan Marshall