Virginia Beach woman celebrates 111th birthday

Virginia Beach woman celebrates 111th birthday

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Family and friends joined Iris Branch on Wednesday for a birthday party at the Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay retirement home.

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by Associated Press

WVEC.com

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 28 at 8:14 AM

5/28 UPDATE: Iris Branch passed away Monday, May 26, not long after her 111th birthday on May 14, the Virginian Pilot reports.
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VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) - A Virginia Beach woman who was born when Teddy Roosevelt was president has celebrated her 111th birthday.

Family and friends joined Iris Branch on Wednesday for a birthday party at the Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay retirement home.

Branch's son, Deon Branch, says she never smoked, rarely drank and worked hard at the motel she and her husband had operated at the Oceanfront.

Branch was born in 1903 and is a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach.

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