Alberta Towns honored at 104th birthday celebration!!!

Alberta Downer Towns was honored on her 104th birthday Friday, February 14, with special visitors and a family celebration.
Mrs. Towns was born in Wilkes County on February 14, 1910, to Sally and Albert Downer, one of ten children, five boys and five girls. She and her sister, Annie Laura Downer Porter of Atlanta, are the only surviving siblings. Mrs. Towns is the mother of seven children, Joe Lewis Towns of Washington, Fred Towns of Washington, D.C., and Evelina Johnson of Buffalo, N.Y.; also, Moses Towns, Leonard Towns, Jeroline Towns, and Annie Pearl Towns, who are deceased.
On her birthday Mrs. Towns had a surprise visit from Flint Hill Baptist Church deacons, Tom Richards and Bobby Hill.
Mrs. Towns was honored on Saturday, February 15, with a birthday celebration at her home given by her family. For this occasion Mrs. Towns wore a lace gold and white flowered scarf, a pink necklace, and silver bracelets to accent her black pants suit.
Mrs. Towns’ grandson-in-law, Rev. Otis Strong, offered a prayer.
The house was decorated with pink, silver, and black butterflies and the table was overlaid with a green and white cloth with tiny green flowers inlaid in the fabric. Centering the table was a green and white cake inscribed “Happy Birthday Alberta Towns.” Ten white candles were placed on top of the cake with four candles underneath the ten.
The cake was enjoyed after a bountiful dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, baked beans, pasta salad, and soda.
Many calls and birthday wishes added to her special occasion.
About 25 guests were able to brave the ice and snow to attend. Among those celebrating with Mrs. Towns were her son and daughterin law, Joe and Lizzie Towns; also, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
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