London's Living Treasures Banquet 2019 - Page 26

Wilhoit earned her real estate license in 1974 and joined Ray Reams Realty and Auction. Reams is pictured in the middle, with realtor Gene Evans and Wilhoit on the far right. She changed careers again in 1992, joining the local radio station WFTG-1400 AM, WWEL SAM 103.9, and WANV 96.7 Oldies station. "Luke Keith called me about working at the radio," she said. "Terry Forcht had just bought the radio station." It is there that she remains to this day, having been the sta- tion manager and still working part time in advertising sales. She is thankful that at nearly 81 years old, she is still able to work and be active in her community - one of which she 26 is extremely proud. "This county has made ex- cellent progress. We've had some very good mayors - Ken Smith, Troy Rudder and Edd McFadden," she said. "And I'm very thankful every morning that I can get up and move." She flashes that smile that is her own unique trademark, combined with the wit and hu- mor that also defines her char- acter. "I'm afraid not to work," she said. "I've worked all my life. I don't know what to do if I'm not working." London’s Living Treasures Banquet 2019