Ms. Arrelia High Turns 111
Arrelia High had a great big 111th birthday celebration
yesterday, July 2nd, at Elizabethtown Nursing Center with
her friends and family. High's family presented the
birthday lady with the Bladen County Proclamation from the
County Commissioners in honor of her 111th birthday.
The Proclamation recognizes the role model Ms. High
is for the citizens on Bladen County and gives special
recognition and appreciation to Ms. High for all her many
years of work for the betterment of her community.
Ms. High was born on July 2nd, 1903 in Bladen County to
Jasper S. McMillian and Polly McDowell. She was raised
with several siblings on a family farm on Mercer Mill-Brown
Marsh Road. She worked on the family farm in Bladen
County until she married, Billy High, from New York/New
Jersey, after her father and mother passed way.
High was a devoted homemaker who lived in New York/New
Jersey until her husband, Mr. High, passed away in 1965.
Ms. High then returned to Bladen County.
High has been very active and a diligent worker to the
Lula's Temple. She is a great inspiration for many.
What a great day it is when you can celebrate a wonderful
lady that has now turned 111 years old.