Athens woman celebrates 105th birthday

- An Athens woman is celebrating an extra special milestone this week. 

Rosa Nell Howard turned 105-years-old on Wednesday. 

A few fun facts about the birthday girl:

  • She was born in Wilkes County in 1911
  • Mrs. Howard rode her horse to school growing up (The horse's name was "Sam")
  • Howard moved to New York for three years and then came back to Athens and married Ellis Howard
  • She's a member of Springfield Baptist Church

"The grace of the Lord God allows her to keep living," a family member told FOX 5. 

Howard is celebrating her birthday all week long with loved ones. Please help us wish her a very happy 105th birthday! 


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