In 1975, Kay Meyer and her husband took over Jolly Nut Company, a pecan company.
Her father, Wallis Hardeman, bought it in the late 1940s and changed it from its original name, Wright and Solomon Incorporated.
"Daddy thought it up. It just seemed to work. Who's gonna remember Wright and Solomon Incorporated?" she said with a laugh.
The company has been in Fort Valley since 1924, but 90 years later, Meyer says it's time for Jolly Nut to close its doors.
The mother of two says since her children are happy with other careers, she felt the time was right to close the company.
"My husband and I had two premises: to offer quality and service, and I do believe we've done that," Meyer said.
When her father took over the company, it was simply a shelling plant.