Sad to be the one to say, one of the most beautiful women in Caldwell County, NC, and I agree, passed December 30, 2022. She was 92, born October 17, 1930. Wonderful wife, mommie, friend, and animal activist, business woman, when there weren’t many. Homecoming Queen, Miss Granite Falls, Mary Etta Whisnant you were truly one of a kind. You always encouraged my love for horses and animals, and my dad’s passion of aviation and we are better because of it. Left to remember her is her 7th grade sweetheart and husband of 64 years, love of her life, Tom Whisnant. Only daughter Anne Whisnant, and son in law Steve Parker. Also her fur babies she loved so well. Love you forever Mommie. The family will hold a private service. In lieu of flowers, there can be donations made to the ASPCA in her name.