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Ethel Talley, Southern Care Assisted Living Resident, Celebrates 104th Birthday

Children from Annie Belle Clark Primary School Joined with Cards and Songs

TIFTON, Ga. (March 4, 2014) – Ethel Talley celebrated her 104th

ethelbirthday on Jan. 22 at Southern Care Assisted Living, surrounded by children from Ms. Nimmo’s class at Annie Belle Clark Primary School as well as staff, friends and 50 fellow residents.

The children prepared handwritten birthday cards and sang with the help of their teacher. They also gathered quietly to ask Ms. Talley about her life story, including how it felt to be 104 years old.

Earlier she was presented with a resolution from the Georgia House of Representatives recognizing her birthday. The resolution (H.R. 1095) was read in the House chamber by state Rep. Buddy Harden (R-148th).

“We love Ms. Talley and are so thankful that she is a part of our Southern Care Assisted Living family. She is such a joy to know, and we’re so glad the children from Ms. Nimmo’s class had the rare opportunity to talk with her,” said Rebecca Jones, Administrator of Southern Care Assisted Living.

Originally from Chula, Ga., Ms. Talley is the oldest living alumna of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Tifton.

About Southern Care Assisted Living

Located in the beautiful countryside of Tifton, Ga., Southern Care Assisted Living is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. Southern Care offers a full range of assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. For more information, visit

Southern Care Assisted Living is among a network of seven senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and operated by Legacy Senior Services, LLC, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. For more information, visit