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Centenarian celebrates a century of life

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RAYMOND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Most folks are out celebrating America's birthday day, Independence day, with fireworks, feasting and family and friends. A Mississippi woman is celebrating her 4th of July milestone.

Monday, we caught up with Avie Faulkner, a senior citizen at Riggs Manor Retirement Community. Ms. Avie was dressed up in red white an blue. She is celebrating a century of living.

"When were you born? 1911. You are 100 years old. I'm 100 today." "I've lived a good life, taken care of myself, tried to, and I've just been kind of a happy person," said Faulkner,

The total number of centenarians in the world is not well known. It's estimated there are over seventy thousand 100-year-olds in America.


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