Percy W. Joyner, who died in Louisburg in 1980, was widely considered the nation’s greatest tobacco auctioneer in his time. The town recently laid a marker stone at “Boddie’s Corner” on Main Street, which Joyner praised before a national radio audience in the 1930s.
Percy W. Joyner, who died in Louisburg in 1980, was widely considered the nation’s greatest tobacco auctioneer in his time. The town recently laid a marker stone at “Boddie’s Corner” on Main Street, which Joyner praised before a national radio audience in the 1930s. Courtesy of Donna McIntyre
Percy W. Joyner, who died in Louisburg in 1980, was widely considered the nation’s greatest tobacco auctioneer in his time. The town recently laid a marker stone at “Boddie’s Corner” on Main Street, which Joyner praised before a national radio audience in the 1930s. Courtesy of Donna McIntyre

He cut a wide swath when tobacco was king. Now, colorful auctioneer gets posthumous tribute.

January 25, 2018 10:18 AM