Getting to know …Krystal Whitmire

Krystal Lynne Whitmire was born in Binghamton, N.Y., on March 9, 1987. As a young child, she lived in Fishs Eddy, N.Y., before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. A short time later her stepfather and mother moved to the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

When Krystal was 11 years old, her family moved to Liberty. She attended Liberty Elementary School. She graduated from Liberty High School in 2005. While she was in high school, she worked at Krystal, which was in Liberty. She worked there until it closed down.

10-19 Page 7A.inddAfter she graduated from high school, she started working at Runnymede, located in Pickens. That is where she met her husband, Christopher Whitmire. They have one daughter, Emma, who is 7 years old and is in the second grade at Liberty Elementary School.

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Although Krystal Whitmire was born in New York, she has called Pickens County home since she was in the sixth grade and said she would never want to live anywhere else.

Although Krystal has lived in several states, she says that she considers Liberty her home. She said she would never want to live anywhere else.

Krystal was a stay-at-home mom for one year before going to work at Confluence Watersports, a company that makes kayaks. She worked on the assembly line there for two years until the company moved from Easley to Greenville.

Her next job was at BI-LO, which was located on U.S. Highway 123 in Easley. When the store closed, she was transferred to BI-LO in Pickens. She said that when she first learned she would be moved to the Pickens store she was nervous. She was nervous about working there because she did not know any of the employees. She said that it didn’t take long before she became friends with all of them. She said she has also gotten to know many nice customers. She has been working there for a year and a half.

Krystal’s position at BI-LO is assistant bookkeeper. Her job consists of being responsible for balancing the tills and making deposits. She also works at the service desk. When needed, she works as a cashier.

Krystal’s hobby is arts and crafts. She paints statues and gives them to family members. These statues are placed outside in their yards. She also likes to make hair bows for her daughter.

One of her favorite things to do is cook. She likes to try out new recipes.

Once a year, Krystal, Christopher and Emma go on a vacation. They like to go to Florida. Their favorite places to go there are Daytona Beach and Pensacola. This past July, they went to Disney World.

Krystal owns two pet dogs — Princess, a Shih Tzu-Dachshund mix, is 12 years old, and Little Man, a Shih Tzu-Pekingese, is 8 years old. She takes good care of them and said they are like family.

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