Our Story


Family owned, Country Market & Deli has been a Sibley, Louisiana institution for more than 50 years. Al Hays presided over store operations for decades until his daughter and son-in-law took over. During those years,  the store was known as Hays Friendly Grocery & Market.  Howard and Nancy McMurrian bought the store in December 2012 and are hands-on managers.

Howard and Nancy have worked hard to keep the down-home character while making some much-needed changes including opening up space, focusing on cleanliness, and increasing the quality and variety of items offered. Howard and Nancy live in Sibley and are an active part of the community.


Guaranteed Friendly


To us, nothing is more important than friendly, courteous service. We try to greet everyone entering the store and go out of our way to make your shopping experience fun. Give us a chance to show you. Come in and experience our genuine warmth for yourself.


Quality Assurance

We are a small store. However, we promise to do our very best to provide the highest quality products available anywhere. That's why we only carry certified Hereford beef and focus on name brands throughout the store.

We are locally owned and operated. See what a difference that makes in the community. We are big supporters of our local schools and community groups as well as the annual St. Jude's fund raising efforts. The big chain stores are nowhere to be found when the community needs them. When you shop at Country Market you can be sure the money you spend stays in the local community. From the local sales tax we collect and remit, to the paychecks we write, to the reinvestment we make in the store, to the local property and occupational taxes we pay, to the support we provide our local schools, we literally put our money on the line to support Sibley, Heflin, Doyline, and all of South Webster Parish. We know we can't match the big chains on price, but certainly can out do them on quality, friendliness, and cleanliness. And unlike the big chains, what you spend with us stays in town!

Locally Owned and Operated