John Cofield

Published on June 5th, 2023 | by John Cofield


John Cofield’s Photo of the Week: “The Levys”

The Levys came to town in the last days of World War II. They opened a small grocery store on The Square and never looked back. When they did look back 40 years later, Jitney Jungle took up an entire block of North Lamar

When the two old grocers retired, Mrs. Levy would eventually go to Golden Years Nursing Home. And for years, on into his 80s, Leonard Levy walked into the home past men ten years younger and directed Isabel out the front door for their daily walk. It is an Oxford-only memory with international appeal. 

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John Cofield grew up in Oxford. He is a local historian and author. John is the son of renowned University photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J. R. "Colonel" Cofield, was William Faulkner's personal photographer, and for decades was Ole Miss annual photographer. Four generations of the Cofield family have contributed to Oxford's pictorial history.

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