James "Pop" and Paulette "Lolli" Walley

In the South, you can find dozens of "mom and pop" stores, and this one is no different! Co-owners and operators, James and Paulette are the master minds behind Twin Oaks Crafts. James is a retired Senior Chief from the US Navy. While he has always had a passion for woodworking, his skills were refined in his years as a SeaBee for the Navy. Now, he's applying his talents to the Twin Oaks Crafts Wood Shop.
Paulette, a retired school teacher, insists that sewing is in her blood. Her grandfather and great uncles were the first Singer Sewing machine representatives in the state of Texas. She grew up learning the intricacies of stitching at the feet of her grandmother and mother. Now, she's combining her loves for stitching and educating with the Twin Oaks Crafts Sewing Basket.

Gerri Yelverton

Ms. Gerri lived and breathed sewing all her life, and it's her extensive experience and compassion that made her the perfect candidate for shop manager. Her skills developed from working with her mother and grandmother, and her daddy could be heard saying, "Hold onto your drawers, she'll monogram 'em!" She has worked with all brands and types of machines, and if she doesn't have an immediate answer, she can definitely figure it out!

John Ketzel

Machine Repair Specialist


After graduating from Richland High School and completing the Phase II program, Sarah joined the team as shop sister. She is our events liaison and coordinator. Sarah ensures everyone who visits gets exactly what they need and a smile to boot!

Bekah Corley

After graduating from Ole Miss with a BA in Marketing and Communications, Bekah came home to help Lollie and Pop get Twin Oaks Crafts from our front porch to yours. She makes sure y'all know what's going on, and appreciates any advice or suggestions you can offer to make sure Twin Oaks Crafts is meeting your expectations.


We're open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-2pm. Please visit us in person, call us, or check out our Facebook page linked below for updates and questions. We look forward to crafting with you!

Our Office Location
745 Hwy 49 South
Richland, MS 39218
Contact Information
(769) 572-5253
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