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Blackburn celebrates 100 years young

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By The Staff

Mary Sue Blackburn turned 100 years old on March 30. She was born in 1909 in Folsom, married Kell Blackburn on May 18, 1927 and had one child, Faywood Taylor.

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She is the oldest living out of all her sibilings. Blackburn loved to garden and would do everything in a dress and an apron. She made everything the family ate.

“I can remember grandpa would go to the store for flour, tea, sugar, coffee, salt and pepper and that’s it,” said Rita Taylor her granddaughter.

Blackburn was a housewife and worked on the farm.

“She worked hard but it sure hasn’t hurt her,” said her daughter, Faye Taylor. “She enjoyed working.”

Blackburn is the oldest member of Vine Run Baptist Church in Dry Ridge. The family had a surprise birthday party for her on March 29 at the Farm Bureau Building in Williamstown.

“I think she has been living for this birthday,” said Taylor.

Blackburn has four grandchildren, Rita Taylor, Tom Taylor, Bob Taylor and Rachel Taylor; six great grandchildren, Adam and Alex Taylor, Emily and Kate Taylor, Jenka Conrad and Jenna Lockwood; and one great great grandchild, Taylor L. Conrad.