“The Rexall Store”
Phone 206

 F. B. RUTLEDGE & SONS DRUG STORE was first established by L. K. Simmons on May 10, 1910 as Simmons Drug Co. Inc.  In 1911, the name was changed to Simmons-Horne, and two years later it was called Simmons-Hobson Drug Company.

F. B. Rutledge, who came to Demopolis in 1912 and, with Dr. C. N. Lacey as a partner, organized the City Drug Co., located in the building that was occupied by Mackey Jewelry Co., purchased Simmons-Hobson Drug Co. from L. K. Simmons in 1918.

In 1946 Dr. Rutledge’s two sons-Frank B. Rutledge Jr., and Freddie Rutledge - joined him in business and the firm was changed to F. B. Rutledge & Sons. All three of the Rutledge’s are Registered Pharmacists and graduates of A. P. I., Auburn.

The Demopolis Times
December 1955

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Simmons Drug Store which later became Rutledge Drugs