Oral Edwards started his career in the grocery business as an assistant manager in Millington, Tennessee in 1959. Mr. Edwards next moved to Kennett, Missouri in 1961 as a store manager. Finally, in 1962, he got the opportunity to be part owner in a new store. He loaded up his family for the third and final time and moved to Forrest City, Arkansas. A new Liberty Supermarket was opened there in 1962. By today's standards it was a small store but it was huge for that time. Forrest City became home for Oral and Christine Edwards and their children Steve and Susan.