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Hattiesburg woman celebrates 100th birthday

Myrtle Jackson (center) is surrounded by family members who celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday. Myrtle Jackson (center) is surrounded by family members who celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg woman celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday.    

Myrtle Jackson was born in Harrison County on Aug. 22, 1915. But, she has spent most of her life in Hattiesburg.

She has 12 children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her family came in Saturday from as far away as Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Iliinois to help her celebrate.    

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