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Jackie Huang works in the kitchen at the China Dragon restaurant in Moulton. He and his wife, both immigrants from China, opened the eatery in 1999. Story, page x

Rutledge Thomas worked at Thomas Abstract Co. for 72 of the 117 years his family operated the business in Decatur. He also served 24 years on City Council. Story, page x

Francisco and Oyuki Blanco

Family tradition is that Decatur’s Jackson family has a link to former President Andrew Jackson. Billy Jackson, second from right, is serving his seventh four-year term on Decatur City Council. Story, page x

Shumake Furniture, which originally was on Bank Street, has been a family business since 1937. Story, page x

Curtis Allen Moseley