110 Year Old Woman Dies

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Wednesday, August 23 2006 Aug 23, 2006 Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:08:42 PM CDT August 23, 2006 in News
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Walls-Davis died yesterday in the nursing home room she shared with her 92-year-old daughter, Lola Umstead, who told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch her mother uttered her last words Friday. Walls-Davis was born in 1896 in Huntingdon, Tennessee, and moved to St. Louis in 1919. The Gerontology Research Group of Inglewood, California, lists only 75 confirmed supercentenarians worldwide, 24 of whom live in the United States. Supercentenarians are those reaching age 110. The oldest living person is a 116-year-old woman in Ecuador. A Tennessee woman is one month younger. Walls-Davis was a domestic worker, an active churchgoer who still read her Bible until she was 105.

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