Mrs. Leola Dillard celebrates 108th birthday

Mrs. Leola Dillard recently celebrated her 108th birthday at her home on Grand Avenue in Yazoo City on February 6.  The whole town showed up to celebrate throughout the day, bringing with them gifts of flowers, homemade items, and over 250 birthday cards for Mrs. Dillard to enjoy. This year's birthday theme featured outfits of white with a splash of red.  Five generations of Mrs. Dillards family were present to help celebrate the big day with lots of home cooked meats, vegetables, sides, and desserts. Pictured with Mrs. Dillard (center), are her family members, Jewell Dooley, Bessie Walker, Norman Walker, Jackie Ivy, Ava Smith, Mechelle Smith, Deloris McGlown, Johnny McGlown, Mildred Smith, Swayze Dillard, Emma Dillard, Shirley Coleman, Barbara Toliver and Charlie Toliver.