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Ausborn turns 100

Thursday, March 4, 2004

On Feb. 20 Eldra Ausborn, a resident at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab Center, celebrated her 100th birthday.

Ausborn was born in Smith-ville, Miss., Feb. 20, 1904, to Lemuel and Texanna Hathcock Hadaway. She married Flagus Ausborn on May 18, 1924, and at the time of his passing they had been married 72 years.

Eldra had six children, 17 grandchildren, and more than 21 great-grandchildren.

Eldra spent most of her married life in Memphis, Tenn., and tells that she knew Elvis Presley and lived close to him for many years. Her hobbies are singing, tending to flowers and watching "As the World Turns."

The residents and staff at Eaglecrest, along with her family, some coming from California, helped her to celebrate her birthday.

Ausborn has been a resident of Eaglecrest since 1999 and has enjoyed the many events the staff coordinate for the residents.