The Associated Press is reporting that Walton County, Georgia resident Besse Cooper died this afternoon. She had been ill over the weekend and died today in Monroe, GA.
Georgia’s own lady was the oldest recorded living person in the world according to the Guinness World Book of Records.
Ms. Cooper shared the following advice earlier this year as her secret to living 116 years: “I mind my own business, and I don’t eat junk food.”
Clearly, most of us on Peach Pundit don’t follow either of these sage pieces of advice. But we appreciated her wisdom, nonetheless.
For perspective, she moved to Georgia (Monroe, in Walton County) during World War 1. She was born August 26, 1896. Grover Cleveland was President of the United States of America. There were 45 States of America: Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii joined later.
RIP Besse Cooper.