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Waynesboro restaurant closed after 6 decades of business

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For nearly six decades Mobley's Cafeteria in Waynesboro has served up good food but on Sunday the restaurant closed its doors for good.

"I'm sad about the closing but it's probably something I should have done about a year ago," said Roy Black, owner of Mobley's.

Black worked in agriculture for 30 years but decided to take on a new adventure – the restaurant business.

"We thought the food business would be good," Black said. "It  was good until the economy got so bad."

Mobley's was originally founded in the 50s and Black took it over 13 years ago, when its original founder passed.

"You know I enjoy people and working with people and I've enjoyed the food business," said Black.

Many members of the community are sad; some even missed church, to get their last meal at Mobley's.

"I actually went and taught Sunday school this morning and skipped big church to make sure I got over here and can't my meal to go before they ran out," said Pat Atkinson, who lives in Waynesboro.

"There are not very many private, small places that are really a part of the community," said Lynn Litchenfels, who also lives in Waynseboro. "Just good folks, good food, good community; I hate to see it close," Litchenfels continued.

"I don't know what I'm going to do every day now. I've been eating here every day, 7 days a week, 11 o'clock, so it's going to be different," said James Eastmead.

Things will also be different for Black as well. Yet he hasn't quite figured out his next move.

"I don't know. I'm looking for a job," said Black.

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