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Glass conversing with Tallassee Police Chief Gordon Thornell (circa 1970s)

Longtime business owner dies

By Michael Butler

Five Points is a Tallassee hotspot. The business also nicknamed Taters - for its founder - has accommodated travelers for generations.

Larry "Tater" Glass was the owner and operator of the convenience store for more than six decades. It remains a family operation.

Glass passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14. He was 89. He was born during the Great Depression and a lifetime Tallassee resident.

In addition to his duties as a member of the business community, Glass was active with the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce. He was an organizer of the Tallassee Industrial Development Board and a past president of the Civitan Club. He also served in the Alabama Army National Guard. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

The service will be on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at Jeffcoat Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

1950s Era Five Points Radio Ad (WTLS)