R.D. and Edith Tarkington opened Tarkington General Store in 1927 and started a family tradition that lives today. Now the store is co-owned by their son, C.W. Tarkington, his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Pam Allen. People near and far return to yesteryear at this one-of-a-kind old country store. Located at 6688 Hassell’s Creek Rd., Lyles. It is occasionaly open for musical events.