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Clayton County Honors 107 Year Old Resident
Clayton County Honors 107 Year Old Resident

Commissioner Gail B. Hambrick, District 2, was recently invited to the 107th birthday of Clayton County resident, Mrs. Maggie Brown Kidd.  Mrs. Kidd was born in Stephens, Georgia, on December 7, 1904.  Believed to be the county’s oldest living resident, Mrs. Kidd resides in Riverdale, GA with her daughter and son-in-law in.

"It is an amazing honor for me to serve as Mrs. Maggie Brown Kidd's County Commissioner.  The Board of Commissioners value their senior residents and the vital role that they play in both enriching our communities and our lives”, stated Hambrick. “Our seniors serve as an important reminder of our history and as an empowering link to our future.  In as much as it is a blessing for Mrs. Kidd to celebrate her 107th birthday among family and friends, it is even a greater blessing for us, the residents of Clayton County, to have this beautiful jewel in our county."

Mrs. Kidd is the first resident to be inducted into the county's Centenarian Club. The club is a new initiative of the county that was created to acknowledge and pay tribute to Clayton County residents that are 100 years of age or older.  Senior Services will oversee the program and inductees will receive a free Clayton County Senior Center membership with no expiration and have their photos placed on what has been named the "Centenarian Wall of Honor" to be located in various Senior Services facilities.

Growing up in a farming community Mrs. Kidd attended school up to the eighth grade. She married Willie (Dock) Kidd in 1940, continued to farm while her husband was employed out-of-state, travelling home on the weekends to see his family. Mrs. Kidd out lived her husband. When asked what she attributes to her longevity, Mrs. Kidd simply replied “trusting in the Lord and living and eating right.”

 

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