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The valley’s oldest resident turns 105

The Clarence Valley’s oldest resident Winifred Jefferies will be celebrating her 105th birthday on Thursday [24 August], with family and friends at Dougherty Villa, Grafton. Mrs Jefferies was born Winifred Matilda Chevalley in Southgate, on 24 August, 1912, in the same year that the Titanic sank. Mrs Jefferies who still enjoys playing housie and a walk in the gardens, said that she is a bit overwhelmed with all the fuss, regarding her approaching birthday. “They tell me that I’m the oldest person in the Clarence Valley,” Mrs Jefferies said. The Management and staff of the Clarence Valley Independent would like to wish Mrs Jefferies a very Happy Birthday.