Here’s to 105 more years

A fellow Roane Countian has made history for two reasons:

Sunday, Roxie McClendon celebrated an amazing milestone with family and friends.

She turns 105 years old this week.

At the celebration, she received a resolution from the Tennessee House of Representatives, and the City of Rockwood declared a day in her name.

Mrs. McClendon is known as one of the oldest practicing newspaper columnists in the world.

She is a contributor to the Rockwood Times.

McClendon is also considered to be the oldest active member of the Baptist Church in the United States.

When asked if she has any tips on passing the century mark, she stated, “Hard work and the good Lord.”

Truly an inspiration.

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