Gloster celebrates centenarian Agnes McCraine

By Maureen Irby
GLOSTER – On Saturday, June 23, parishioners and friends at Holy Family Parish gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Agnes McCraine. She was presented a beautiful bouquet of red roses from her church family. Bill Vallely led the group in singing Happy Birthday. June Vallely baked a delicious cake and a pot luck supper was enjoyed by the many who attended.
Later that week, she celebrated with her family in Centreville. She received 352 birthday cards, including a greeting from Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and a gift from her favorite team, the Atlanta Braves
McCraine was the recipient of the Bishop Chanche award for service to the church in 2016 and she attended the ceremony in Jackson.

(Maureen Irby is the parish secretary for Gloster Holy Family Parish)