Willie Lou has always lived in Covington County. She was born a Dickens before marriage, and she had three sisters and a brother. As a child she enjoyed hopscotch, hide-and-seek, playhouses, and mud pies. She graduated from Salem High School and then worked at Movie Star. She lived two years in Seminary before building her house. Attending church was a big part of her life. She was the Sunday School secretary for many years at Station Creek Baptist.
She was married to Ray Aultman, and then she became the mother of two sons, Kenneth and Larry. Larry is now deceased. Ray was a carpenter and worked at Thyer House Manufacturing. Ray has been deceased for 12 years. Willie Lou has lived at Covington Ridge for four years.