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For nearly fifteen years Marilyn Saxton, owner of South Central Cellular, has been serving Leon's community's cellphone needs…and it all started because of an entrepreneurship class she was taking at Graceland University.
In 1998, while still working full time at McGahuey Implement, Saxton began selling cellphones for US Cellular as a part-time venue. It wasn't until 2009 that Saxton decided to go full-time with her business, renting space at McGahuey Implement (now Barker Implement).
Marilyn has lived in Leon since 1958, and has two grown children and three grandchildren, all of whom now live in the community she loves.
Being a life-long resident of Leon, Marilyn understands the concept that in order for a community to thrive we cannot just take from the community, but also give back to it. She feels it is important that each of us see ourselves as a piece of the community, and that in order for our community to grow "everybody needs to help everybody."
As a business-owner, she knows how important it is for the customers to feel as though she "has their back," and she makes it a priority to ensure all of her customers are treated as friends and family.
As both a resident and business owner of a small town, Marilyn appreciates the many products and services our town has to offer. Although she values all of the amenities our town has to offer, she is especially appreciative of the grocery store, gas stations, school system, health care facilities, child care providers, restaurants, and so many others. Marilyn is most appreciative for the unique businesses in town that work hard to develop something new and interesting in our community including the coffee shoppe and the western store.
We would like to thank Marilyn for her hard work and dedication to our community. She has been a powerful leader in our community for many years, and we look forward to her many more years of continued success.
By Kolton Hewlett | The Leon Journal-Reporter