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8 nonagenarians plan return to WHS

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Hallum worked at the Lebanon Garment Factory for more than 40 years, until it closed in 1979. She enjoyed volunteering at UMC Hospital and the Lebanon HELP center and other community organizations. She was a lifetime member and a Woman of the Year for the Lebanon Business Professional Womens Club and is a member of Lebanon First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for 60 years and volunteered where ever needed.{phocagallery view=category|categoryid=42|imageid=257|displayname=0|float=right}

Hallums secret for a long healthy life? Stay busy helping others.

Lela Beatrice Adams Robinson Forester appears to be the second oldest surviving WHS graduate as she matriculated with the class of 1932 and will be 98 in July.

She was married to John Robinson for four years before his death from leukemia, and they had a son James Robinson. She later was married to Bernard Forester, who died in 1994, for 49 years.

She worked at Cain Sloan in Nashville for 17 years and retired from the State of Tennessee after a 25-year career. A member of the First Baptist Church in Nashville, she was also a member of the churchs Fidelis Sunday School Class

Foresters family will share some photographs of her school days at the centennial party. She also kept a scrapbook, which will be on display and holds her memories of her 1932 graduation year.

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