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101 and counting

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By Layron Livingston - bio | email

JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - She's just about got 101 years behind her and she's already looking forward to 102.

Janette Gillespie of Jacksonville turns 101 years old Sunday, but started early today by celebrating with friends, family, and even the city mayor.

Gillespie spent most of her life in Jacksonville and now lives at the Angelina House Assisted Living Facility.  Friends and all four generations of Gillespie's family were represented during today's celebration.

We're told Gillespie was born in west Texas before moving to Jacksonville.  She taught business at Lon Morris College and raised two kids, who produced 6 grand kids, and a slew of great-grand kids.

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