The Roanoker - July/August 2019 - V6

GREAT
VIEWS

WILLIAM
BYRD
APARTMENT
RENOVATION

LIVE IN VINTON
WRITTEN BY DAN SMITH

THE MULLINS
FAMILY

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Vınton

| Virginia

VINTON, like so many small towns in America, features that one elusive neighborhood quality we all
seek: stability.
"We have heritage and lineage," says Mountain
View Real Estate owner Tim Greenway. "I have lived
here all my life. This is not business, it's personal."
Penny Mullins could say much the same thing,
but she backs it up with a history that has reached
into four generations, beginning when her mother
Gloria (Thompson) Gross, who lived on mountain
View Road briefly as a child, took up residence in
1953 as a newlywed and whose husband built her
a mid-century modern home in Bali Hai using plans
from a magazine.
The home was built on Olney Road at an elevation

of 1,265 feet (the highest in Vinton) and presents a
panoramic view of Roanoke from the deck.
Charles and Gloria Gross raised their kids in that
home and Penny brought up her two daughters
(Megan, a Dogwood Festival queen, and Allison,
who was on the court) there. Penny's husband Brad
Mullins is a Salem native and Vinton convert.
These days, eldest daughter Megan Sealock lives
next door with her husband Daniel and three children (Charlie, 6, Marlow, 3, and Isla, 1). Allison Bono
lives in Roanoke County.
The roots are deep for the family: Mullins and her
daughters all attended the same schools, had some
of the same teachers and even former Principal Bob
Patterson of William Byrd High was there for two

DAN SMITH

There is a rich and long heritage for many families in Vinton!



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