Family Business

Baile’s Cobb originally opened in the 1920’s and is still owned by the same family. The family work together in the store to sell a variety of retail items. Earl and Mary Lynn Johnson, the owners of the store, work with their Daughter Edith Ann and their daughter-in-law, Jennifer. This small town, family run business is unique in their appreciation to their customers, and the way they work together as a family to run a business.

A boy plays with his train on the counter as his father pays at Bailes-Cobb store in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes- Cobb in Hart County, Ga., assists a customer as they try on shoes on February 25,2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson and his daughter Edith Ann listen to a customer’s needs at their family owned store, Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

A customer walks into family owned Bailes-Cobb, clothing, shoe and accessory store, in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., talks to his wife, Mary Lynn Johnson, on the phone as looks out the front display window on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., talks on the phone in the front of his family run business on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., talks on the phone in the front of his family run business on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of decorated Toms shoes sold at Bailes-Cobb, in Hart County, Ga., near Lake Hartwell, on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb family run business in Hart County, Ga., helps a customer pick out a tie and handkerchief color to match his date’s dress on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes Cobb in Hart County, Ga., smiles as he helps a customer choose a tie on February 24, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb, waits for customers to arrive at his store on a slower day of business in Hart County, Ga., on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., as he helps alter pants for customer at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Detail of Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., as he helps alter pants for customer at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Edith Ann, employee at Bailes-Cobb and daughter of Earl Johnson, talks on the phone to a customer at the store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., helps a customer pick out a pair of shoes to order on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

Earl Johnson, owner of Bailes-Cobb in Hart County, Ga., works at his store on February 25, 2012. (© Sarah Osbourne, Sarahkoz2@gmail.com)

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