LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Martha Dean joined the century club today as she celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family.
They gathered at the Comfortcare nursing home where Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee made an appearance to present Dean with a card.
Family members spoke about her as she watched on from her bed.
One family member got emotional saying "She was a leader before I even knew what a leader was."
They finished the party by singing happy birthday and cutting cake.