Virginia Farthing will celebrate her 105th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3. She was born in Baileysville, W.Va., on Dec. 3, 1915.

Her family moved to Boone for their children to attend Appalachian State University. Virginia and her husband James moved from Boone to Taylorsville in 1955 where James managed the Northwestern Bank branches until his retirement.

She moved to Wilkesboro in 2001. She and James have two sons: Larry and his wife Linda, of Wilkesboro, and Harry and his wife Jane, of Greer, S.C. Virginia has five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Birthday greetings can be sent to 407 West Main Street, Apt. 108, Wilkesboro NC 28697.

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