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13. She And Her Husband Helped Raise Her Younger Siblings
Parton and Carl Thomas Dean raised several of her younger brothers and sisters in Nashville, and many of her nieces and nephews now call her “Aunt Granny.” Her husband is “Uncle PeePaw.”

“I grew up in a big old family with eight kids younger than me and several of my brothers and sisters came to live with me early on in my life,” she told People. “I’ve loved their kids just like they’re my grandkids, and now I’ve got great-grand-kids!”