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Century Club: Effie Mae Barnett

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Name: Effie Mae Barnett

Age: 100

Date of birth: April 30, 1917

Birthplace: Kaufman

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Effie Mae Barnett
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Current residence: Lives in Denton

Family: Husband, A.L. Barnett (deceased); daughter, Erma Williams of Denton; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Former occupations: Domestic worker for 10 years.

Education: Completed 10th grade in high school

Place of worship: St. James AME Church in Denton.

If I could change one thing in my life, it would be: Nothing.

The best book I ever read: Bible.

My favorite television show of all time: The Young and the Restless.

My favorite movie of all time: The Ten Commandments.

During World War II: I remained on the farm with my child and baby-sat other children.

My earliest childhood memory is: Working in my uncle's dry-good store.

I wish I knew how to: Play a guitar.

Nobody knows I: Love to Dance.

I'm happiest when: I'm with my family.

I regret: Nothing.

The most important thing I've learned in 100 years: To take care of your body and your body will take care of you.

If you have a family member who will be turning 100 years old and would like him or her to be recognized in the Denton Record-Chronicle's Century Club, contact Mark Finley at 940-566-6884 or via email at mfinley@dentonrc.com.