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Findley reaches century mark

Published 11:36pm Friday, November 4, 2011

On Oct. 9, 2011, many family members and friends attended a birthday party helping Velma Hayes Findley celebrate her 100th birthday.

She was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Lampasas County, Texas. After marrying Beecher Alton Findley, they lived in Calera. She was a substitute teacher, secretary for her father-in-law’s real estate office, and then a clerk for Calera Post Office where she retired.


After retirement, they spent a lot of time in Gulf Shores, fishing off the state pier and traveling to many other states in their RV. She was a member of Calera Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. After moving to Clanton, she joined Clanton First Baptist Church. She is also an avid Auburn University football fan and attended all home games, tailgating with family in her RV, until three seasons ago.

She would like to thank her family and friends for making her 100th birthday such a wonderful and memorable occasion.

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