Yarby Eaves celebrates 104th birthday

  • Yarby Eaves with her three children.

Yarby Eaves celebrated her 104th birthday on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14) at her home in Barnwell with her three children, Buist Eaves, Terrel Eaves and Sara Allen, as well as devoted caregivers, Anna Swindoll, Alice Creech and Linda Ray.

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.

She graduated from Lander College in 1935. She taught first grade in Pelion, Dunbarton, and Barnwell for a combination of 30 years.

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