Mrs. Mary Ann Hendley stands in front of the new Hank Williams mural in downtown Union Springs.

Pictured with the new mural honoring country music legend Hank Williams is Union Springs resident Mrs. Mary Ann Hendley.

Her late husband Cephus H. Hendley took the photograph that the black and white portion of the mural is based on. Cephus Hendley operated a photography studio in Unions Springs for over 50 years.

He captured the image as Hank performed on the back of a flat-bed truck in front of the new Western Auto Store, at 204 North Prairie Street.

The store owner, Mr. E. L. Jackson employed the then young soon-to-be musical great to play as a promotion for the store’s grand opening. Many locals recognize family members in the mural, and some can even remember being there!

The photograph hangs in 82 West Resturant and reportedly will soon be in the Hank Williams Museum. The mural was painted by the very talented Mr. Wes Hardin.

Mr. Hardin has done many murals in Alabama. He is currently working on another mural for Union Springs. His hard work and amazing skill is much appreciated.

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