2017-08-09 / Front Page

Because He wants her here

Addie Mallory Addie Mallory Addie Kenney Mallory returned home to celebrate her 105th birthday with family and friends Saturday.

“I’m here because the Lord wanted me here (this long),” Addie said at her party.

The third oldest of nine children, she was born Aug. 7, 1912. Her parents were William Jefferson and Sarah Hayes Kenney of Blakely.

She married the late Rubert C. Mallory of Jacksonville, Fla. They had three children, Carlton A. Mallory of Millwood, Va., Linda Lockwood of Jacksonville, Fla., and John W. Mallory of Acworth, Ga., seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She returned to Blakely in the early 1980s when her husband died and was active in the Blakely Garden Club and DAR.

She returned to Jacksonville a few years ago where she still lives alone, but returns to Blakely frequently to visit family and friends.

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