With plenty of friends, family, and media in attendance, Pearlie Young celebrated her 108th birthday at the Round Lake Beach Hillcrest Nursing Center. She was born September 2, 1904, in Durant, Mississippi, grew up on a farm, and was the oldest of eight siblings who have all passed away. Her favorite TV show is still the Beverly Hillbillies according to her granddaughter, Alma Booker, who was there along with her great-granddaughter. Kathryn Ellis, who both live in the area.
After all the birthday announcements for the month of September, Round Lake Mayor Rich Hill read a proclamation honoring Pearlie prior to cake and ice cream being served.
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