MRS. VELNA INA TILLEY

Velna Ina Tilley of Austin-Traphill Road, Elkin, recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Mrs. Tilley was born Feb. 13, 1926 to Shirley and Dosie Gentry of the Benham community. She married Winfield Tilley in 1943, and they were married 67 years.

Mrs. Tilley has six children, Fredia Waddell, Russell Tilley, Virginia Mounce, Vernon Tilley, Donnie Tilley and Shirlene Dillard. She also has 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

“By the grace of God, it is great to live this long,” said Mrs. Tilley.

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