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Michigan woman blowing out 115 birthday candles today

Birthday cake
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INKSTER, MI (WTVB) - A Michigan woman recognized as the oldest person in the United States is celebrating her 115th birthday today. Jeralean Talley was born May 23rd, 1899 in Georgia and moved to Michigan in 1935.  Tally has five generations of her family living in the area, including her 14-month-old great-great-great-grandson. 

The Gerontology Research Group says she is the second oldest person in the world with a 116-year-old from Japan taking the top spot.  Tally plans to mark her milestone birthday with her friends and family at her church in Inkster on Sunday. 

(courtesy of MetroSource News)

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