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Athens woman celebrates 105th birthday

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens woman is celebrating her 105th birthday on Wednesday.

According to her family, Rosa Nell Smith Howard was born on Feb. 24, 1911 in Wilkes County, Ga.

As a child, Howard rode the family horse, Sam, back and forth to school in Rayle, Ga.

Howard later moved to New York where she became a caretaker. 

Years later, Rosa moved back to Wilkes County, where she met and married Ellis Howard. The two moved to Athens, Ga. where Rosa gave birth to two children.

Howard's family says she's a great cook and a baker. 

Rosa attributes her long life to her faith in Jesus. She said that God had a plan for her life and she is surrounded by loving friends and family.




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