By Livingston/Overton County Chamber of Commerce
The oldest small business in Overton County, E.B. Gray has been serving Livingston for over 100 years. The business has a rich, in depth history and has provided the community with high quality service for five generations.
After a tornado in Ashland City, E.B. Gray Sr. moved from West Tennessee to Livingston, and established his jewelry repair shop in the back of a drug store. E.B. Sr. operated the store for 26 years (including a couple of relocations), until his passing, after which his son E.B. Gray Jr. took over the family business.
The business began to grow and expand, and more family members joined, such as Virginia Gray Harris in 1975.
In the early 1980’s Virginia’s son, Leon, began working at the store, along with Virginia’s daughter, Suzy Taylor.
In 2017, after close to 40 years of working, Leon Harris purchased the family business from Virginia and is the current owner. He then brought on board Maggie Cannon, Suzy’s daughter, in 2018.
E.B. Gray has many quality products on display that can fit anyone’s budget, from $9.95 and up. They feature many high quality brands, such as Lafonn, Ania Haie, Citizen Watches, and more. E.B. Gray sells all types of jewelry and gems, and also repairs jewelry that is brought in, from bracelets to necklaces to pocket watches. They do computerized engraving and laser welding, and were also among the first jewelers in Tennessee to add a laser welder to their repair department.
E.B. Gray is thankful to serve generations of customers in Livingston, and works hard to provide quality products to the community.
Their hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-5, and they can be found at 108 West Court Square, their location for the last 50 years. So stop by E.B. Gray today to find a piece that you will love, and a family that has been dedicated to serving Livingston for over 100 years.