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Jackson man turns 100 and offers advice to the youngsters

Bill Tanner (Source: WLBT) Bill Tanner (Source: WLBT)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson man is now an official member of the centenarian club.

Bill Tanner turned 100-years-old Saturday.

Family and friends gathered at Alta Woods Baptist Church in south Jackson to celebrate the special occasion.

Party goers signed a huge banner for the birthday boy.

We asked Mr. Tanner if he had any advice for young people.

And her said, "Don't thrown your life away. I worked hard all my life, very hard. I guess I worked harder than many others coming along. But I enjoyed it. Still enjoy living."

"You know what? We are so blessed to have him with us and to have him with us in the condition that he's in. He is just doing great," said Ginger Gates, Tanner's granddaughter.

We're told Tanner is an outdoorsman.

He says he loves turkey hunting and up until this year, has never missed a season.

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