Clarice Faulkenberry celebrated her 99th birthday June 24. After celebrating at the Fulton County Nursing and Rehab Center with a party and cake, a picture was taken to remember this special year. Faulkenberry said she anticipates another good year ahead.
She was born in Elizabeth, Ark., and lived around the area in Viola, Salem and Elizabeth. She married and reared three sons. Each son was born about four years apart.
The family lived on a farm while their father worked for the highway department and Clarice sold Avon from Norfork Lake to the surrounding area. Clarice lived a good Christian life.
They taught their family to grow a garden and everyone worked hard to eat the food they raised. Clarice's mother lived to be 101 years old.