McFarland Celebrates 100th Birthday at C of O

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One-hundred-year-old May McFarland is paid a visit by C of O President Jerry Davis during a celebration in her honor Saturday, November 8, 2014 at College of the Ozarks. (photos by Sam Clanton)
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McFarland is surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at the event.
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Tedi May enjoys some punch.

thumb_d53cbc38a9f5efa              thumb_6ae281dc635e8c5     thumb_1bd3f6d33df6323Friends, family and neighbors gather at College of the Ozarks over the weekend to celebrate the 100th birthday of May McFarland.

McFarland started working in the dining room of then School of the Ozarks back in 1953, and went on to manage the college bakery before retiring years later.

She spoke with HometownDailyNews.com …

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McFarland’s granddaughter Tedi May shares a favorite story from childhood, when Grandma gave her crayons and let her color on her walls. Tedi’s mother came in and asked why she was being allowed to do that…

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McFarland was born in Bellefonte, Arkansas on November 6th, 1914. She enjoys visiting with family and playing banjo and guitar.