Eaves turns 103

Yarby Eaves celebrated her 103rd birthday on Saturday, May 14 at her home in Barnwell amid family and friends.

Mrs. Eaves was born on May 14, 1913 in Leesville. The house she was born and reared in is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is being enjoyed by a young family.

She graduated from Lander College in 1935 and was recently interviewed for an article in a Lander University publication. She taught first grade in Pelion, Dunbarton, and Barnwell for a combination of thirty years.

Mrs. Eaves still enjoys knitting dish rags and giving them to visitors. She attributes her long life to God, her sense of humor, and lots of vegetables.