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The Lofton family recently celebrated the 101st birthday of Mrs. Eugenia Branham and the 102nd birthday of Mrs. Billie Jernigan, respectively. In attendance were their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
Branham was born May 25, 1912 in Rome, Georgia. Jernigan was born in Boswell, Oklahoma on Aug. 24, 1911.
When asked their secret to such a long life, the two women answered “There is not secret to longevity, the key is to be happy, pray, have faith in God, and always surround yourself with a loving caring family. Both women live in Oakland.