Lucile Usher McCollum of Covington will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 5. She is pictured here with one of her 12 children, Luvenia Stroud of Ellenwood. She was born in the Ola Community in Henry County on April 5, 1915. In 1923, she married John McCollum. The couple moved to the Kellytown area, and raised their 12 children — seven boys and five girls. Her husband and seven of her children have passed away. Lucile is a member of Kelly Chapel Baptist Church, where she has served on various auxiliaries. She contributes her longevity to her total faith in God. She will celebrate with family and friends at a special birthday dinner celebration.

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