Gladewater Honors 110 Year Old Resident

Published: Mar. 7, 2005 at 10:26 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2005 at 1:01 PM CST
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Wednesday has been proclaimed Julia Odom day. You may be asking-who is Julia Odom? She's probably the oldest person in Texas and Monday the mayor of Gladewater declared March 9th her day.

Julia Odom was born in 1895. Family, six generations worth, honored her long life Monday.

She and her husband moved to Gladewater in 1933 where they ran a little country store. The family is happy she's able to be with them to watch her great, great grandchildren grow.

"It seems like yesterday we were celebrating her 100th birthday. To think that Wednesday is 110 is just unimaginable," says grandson Carl Dorrough.

Julia Odom has 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren and 7 great, great, great grandchildren.

Amy Tatum, reporting.