Man Celebrates 100th Birthday

A local man is celebrating his 100th birthday today, and some of his family and friends gathered to mark the occasion.

Isaiah Baylor was born on September 21st, 1912 and his 4 children say he inspired them to begin singing. The party included a message from their church's pastor, family, and friends. His children formed the Baylor Family Gospel Singers, and they also performed at the celebration.

"He brought us up in the church. He sang in a group, and by that we have learned to sing too, so we've been singing for 34 years as the Baylor Family Gospel Singers from DeKalb, Mississippi, so we give all the credit to our dad for that," said his daughter Jean Baylor.

Baylor has a brother and cousin that also lived to be over 100.


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