ONEIDA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A woman in Scott County in east Tennessee turns 106 years old on Thursday.
At 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 90 pounds, the community sees Flonnie Stephens as a role model for people of all ages.
“I don’t feel like I’m that old. I tell people ‘I’m not that old,’” Stephens told our sister station WATE-TV in Knoxville, adding, “I’ve been honest, I’ve worked hard and I’m so thankful that I’m still able to go and do what I do.”
Stephens graduated as valedictorian from Oneida High School in 1929 and has lived in the Oneida community all her life. According to the school, she is the state’s oldest high school graduate.
Her daughter considers her a great role model.
“I’m very proud of my mother,” said Etta Price. “She’s a fantastic person.”