Local Senior Joins Governor’s Century Club With 100-Year Honor

Hopkins County resident Frances Anderson turned 100 years old in 2021, and has received a Certificate of Award from Texas Governor Gregg Abbott. According to Karon Weatherman, Director of the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center, Frances and her daughter Sandra stopped by the Center to pick up her Certificate Of Award. Frances turned 100 during March.

Frances was originally from South Mayde, Texas near Sherman, born in March 1921. She spent most of her adult life in Denison with her husband James Lowell Anderson and their children Sandra, Jimmie and Richard. A beautician by trade, Frances also loved to play bridge and acquired the level of Life Master Bridge Player. About 6 years ago, Frances moved to Cumby to be near Sandra and family. When she is able, she attends Gafford Chapel United Methodist Church.

Facts about Centenarians

  • Have survived more than one pandemic
  • Witnessed changes in history, including widespread indoor plumbing and electricity, radio and television, and production of the automobile and airplane.
  • Majority are female
  • Many are World War II veterans.
  • Number of centenarians is increasing
Frances observes safety measures when she goes out by social distancing and wearing a mask

Author: Enola Gay

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