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Zeeland Woman Turns 111
(2008-01-28)
(wgvu) - ZEELAND, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan woman will mark a special
birthday on Wednesday.
That's when Nellie Jones of Zeeland will turn 111 years old.
She is one of Michigan's oldest residents and is believed to be
among the 50 oldest people in the world.
That title currently belongs to 114-year-old Edna Parker of
Indiana.
An organization called the Gerontology Research Group used
census data to verify Jones' age last week.
Jones never learned how to read or write but she still can
recite the Bible and sing hymns from her days as an itinerant
evangelist.
She was married twice and bore no children.
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