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Last updated 12/9/2020 at 5:34pm

The Glad Whitmire Family poses in front of their farmhouse on Island Ford Road. Pictured are (bottom row, left to right) Merle McCormick, Glad Whitmire, Mattie Whitmire, Shipman Whitmire and (top row) Margie Whitmire, Vera Whitmire, Marvin Whitmire and Mildred "Mickey" Whitmire.

Her Mountain Home

Kay Whitmire Henninger may have left Dunn's Rock in the 1960s, but her heart stayed firmly rooted in the mountains.

"The mountains are in my blood. My mother told my grandmother that," she said.

This recognition led her parents to decide that the house she grew up in should be hers someday. Even after her mother's early death, and her father's two subsequent marriages, the plan stayed intact.

It took 38 years, but Kay and her husband, Tom, eventually made it back to her home place in 2004.

The Whitmire roots go deep in Dunn's Rock. Kay's grandparents, Glad and Mattie...

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