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Lella Harris Stripling celebrates 100th birthday

by Barbara A. Oliver, Managing Editor

005p1BULLARD, Tex. (BNc) - On Oct. 31, 1909, twin girls, Lella and Ella Harris, were born at Peachtree Village in Tyler County, Tex. On Oct. 31, 2009, the Bullard church celebrated Lella Harris Stripling’s 100th birthday and honored her twin sister Ella Harris Keele, who died in July.

Their baby brother, Homer will be 95 on Nov. 25.

When asked what he could tell me about Lella Harris Stripling, Richard Fedell, one of the ministers for the Bullard church, said, “Have you got three days?”

Friends and relatives gathered at the fellowship building of the church to celebrate with Lella. While over 350 people signed her guest book, only 45 were family members.

“That shows you how well she is loved,” said Fedell. Read more