Family, Friends Celebrate 90th Birthday of Olive Meaders

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Newton County, Miss. The many friends and family members of a Newton County woman gathered Sunday to help celebrate her 90th birthday.

Hickory's United Methodist Church was the scene for Olive Meaders' party Sunday afternoon, which is fitting since her father built the church back in 1922.

Mrs. Meaders has been well-known throughout the area for many years of community service. She is known to us at WTOK-TV as one of our longest and most faithful viewers.

Grandson Brent Brown of Atlanta wanted to bring everyone together to honor her.

"Her roots obviously go very strong back in hickory," Brown said. "And she has so much vivacity and so much passion for life, and that's something we all need to attain, and strive towards."

The town park is Hickory is named Olive Meaders Park.