Nancye Hawkins spent 27 years following the golden rule.
As an employee with the Shelby County Clerk's Office, she sometimes encountered people who were not real happy to be there paying a motor vehicle tax or registration fee.
But she never lost her cool.
"I loved my job," Hawkins said. "If you're good to people, they'll be good to you."
She said March was always her favorite time of the year in the clerk's office.
"That's when I got to see my truckers and my farmers," she said. "It was an exciting time of year. It was very busy."