Crestview woman pays with pennies to battle bill blues

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM.

Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power's corporate communications manager, said that wasn't an option due to the amount. 

“As a courtesy to the other customers, we ask that customers have large amounts of change rolled up," he said.

Life changes — new challenges

Reynolds said much has changed since 2007, when her husband, Charles, died.

"Life was good before he died ... I didn't have things to worry about. But now that it's me, I have to watch every cent. "

Reynolds worked in sewing factories and cosmetology prior to experiencing sickness that required her to have a bone marrow transplant. Most recently, she worked in laundry services on Eglin Air Force Base, she said.

Now, her working days are over, and that makes paying bills a problem. She draws Social Security disability benefits and smaller VA benefits because she and her husband divorced each other before remarrying  for just a few more years before he died.

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