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100th Birthday Celebration Set For Saturday

By Mark Keith, 01/11/22 3:01 AM

Leola Graves is shown here with her Mom Katherine who will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday with a celebration at the First Baptist Church in Hope at 315 South Main.  Miss Katherine was born January 15th, 1922 to Rev. Lavin and Lenna (Cox) Wyatt, the 5th of 8 siblings.  Miss Katherine has longevity in her genes as her younger sister in California is 95 and her grandmother lived to be 105.

She has worked hard all her life, from the cotton fields to pecan orchards.   She and her late husband started their own pulpwood business.    After retiring from their business,  she lived alone and maintained her yard and housework until an accident in 2018. In addition to her only child, daughter Leola Graves(George), Miss Katherine has six grandchildren, thirteen great grands and two great great grands.  She is blessed to be with the fifth generation.  She has lived her entire life in the Spring Hill area.  Her heart and passion is Church although she once loved to fish..  She and her siblings are all noted for their ability to sing, a gift from God.

All Miss Katherine’s friends are invited to wish her a happy 100th at 3pm Saturday at First Baptist.