Brown celebrates a century

Elaine Brown of Houlka celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception May 4 at Houlka First Baptist Church. (Courtesy Photo)

Elaine Brown of Houlka celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception May 4 at Houlka First Baptist Church.
(Courtesy Photo)

HOULKA – Elaine Brown was born May 2, 1913, in Chickasaw County to Doyle and Mattie Kirkpatrick and was one of nine children.
She has lived in Houlka for her entire life. She married Elon Brown in 1935. They had two daughters, Barbara Ann Boutwell and Martha Collums. Her husband passed away in 1969.
She grew up on a farm and lived on a farm after she married.She also worked in a factory, worked in teh cafeteria at Houlka School and at Campt Tik-AiWitha. She is the oldest living member of First Baptist Church of Houlka.
Before her eyesight failed, she was known for her beautiful quilts and delicious rolls and bread which she shared with her family and friends. She is one of those people you just cannon out-give.
“Miss Elaine,” as she is known by everyone, has two grandson, Glenn Goodwin and Jason Boutwell and five great-grandchildren.
Miss Elaine is well know for her firm belief that when the Lord gets a persons place prepared, He will call them home and that everyone should be ready.
Approximately 80 people attended her birthday party May 4. It was a wonderful and blessed day. Many friends and family members came by to see her and she seemed to have the most fun of all.

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