Former Ellerbe resident celebrates 102nd birthday

Celebration requires two cakes

Staff report

ABERDEEN — Extended members of the family of Dovie Jane Mabe Connor, formerly of Ellerbe, celebrated her 102nd birthday on Sunday at her home in Aberdeen.

Submitted photo Former Ellerbe resident Dovie Jane Mabe Connor, seated, sits for a photo with her great-grandchildren: Tanner Wood, Landon Brown, Cassidy Brown, Garrett Cloer, Graham Cloer and Coleman Cloer;   Nicole Wilson and great, great grandson JR Wilson.

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Former Ellerbe resident Dovie Jane Mabe Connor, seated, sits for a photo with her great-grandchildren: Tanner Wood, Landon Brown, Cassidy Brown, Garrett Cloer, Graham Cloer and Coleman Cloer as well as granddaughter
Nicole Wilson and great-great-grandson J.R. Wilson.

Connor was born in Stokes County on Jan. 25, 1913 and is a twin. She is one of 12 children. Connor married Glenn Tathan Connor in Cheraw, S.C., on Nov. 21, 1938. They made their home in Ellerbe and later moved to Moore County.

The couple had 10 children, one of which passed away as an infant. Connor worked as a homemaker as well as on the family farm, where they raised livestock, tobacco, cotton and a vegetable garden.

The two were married for 39 years; Glenn Connor died in 1986. Sharing in the family fun, from Aberdeen to other places, are nine children, 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Submitted photo Dovie with grandchildren Scott Cloer of Hillsboro, Betty McIntyre of Rockingham, Tanya Connor of Aberdeen, Timmy Brown of Randleman, and Chris Wood of Randleman.

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Dovie with grandchildren Scott Cloer of Hillsboro, Betty McIntyre of Rockingham, Tanya Connor of Aberdeen, Timmy Brown of Randleman, and Chris Wood of Randleman.

Submitted photo Dovie Jane Mabe Connor with six of her 10 children present at the time of the photo: Zona Connor of Aberdeen, Wilma Fuquay of Mebane, Earl Connor of Morganton, Kenneth Connor of Aberdeen, Patsy Allred of Aberdeen, and Brenda Wood of Randleman.

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Dovie Jane Mabe Connor with six of her 10 children present at the time of the photo: Zona Connor of Aberdeen, Wilma Fuquay of Mebane, Earl Connor of Morganton, Kenneth Connor of Aberdeen, Patsy Allred of Aberdeen, and Brenda Wood of Randleman. Not in photo Tommy Connor of Rockingham, Phil Connor and Sharon Wilson of Aberdeen.

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