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Irene C. Tillery of Elm City celebrated her 95th birthday with a party at the Old Stone Crossing Clubhouse in Charlotte May 5.
Mrs. Tillery was married to the late William J. Tillery. They had eight children, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Tillery worked as a farmer before and during her manufacturing work. She worked at Wilson Tobacco Company, Reuben H. Donelly and Cox Inc. Her hobbies include working in her flower and vegetable garden. She loved raising chickens, and she loves the Lord.
She is a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.