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Saturday 3 December 2016

Woman (116) has no secret to years

A Detroit woman who has turned 116 has no secret for a long life.

"There's nothing I can do about it," said Jeralean Talley of Inkster, who celebrated her birthday with a party yesterday at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist.

The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records. She was born in Montrose, Georgia, in 1899 and moved to Michigan in the 1930s. Her husband died in 1988 at the age of 95.

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