She was married to Oscar Wayne Chestnut. Her maiden name was McDowell. Her and Oscar lived in the Hickory Groove Section of Hwy 905 on Old Reeves Ferry Rd, Conway, SC. Together they had six children;- four sons: Lynwood Chestnut (Deceased due to an automobile accident at the age of 19, appro) Bobby Chestnut (Deceased due to Stroke), Danny Chestnut and Larry Chestnut. Two daughter- Alvina Chestnut Bratcher and Linda Chestnut Todd.