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McDowell County birthday girl reflects on 102 years

Fannie Poole Fannie Poole

KEYSTONE (WVVA) - A Keystone woman celebrates her 102nd birthday this weekend.

Fannie Poole, a lifelong McDowell resident and longtime teacher, is still very sharp. During WVVA News' visit with Poole, she recalled many events from her life over the past century.

Poole grew up one of 10 children and was married for 40 years, with one child of her own.

When asked about her secret to a long life, Poole credits the Golden Rule.

"Just being a servant. People doing to other that you have them do unto you," she said.

Friends of Poole were scheduled to celebrate her birthday at her home in Keystone.

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