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100 years old and still going strong

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WHITEHAVEN, Tenn. (FOX13) -

If you've ever walked into Methodist South ask anyone where is Miss Sarah? If it's a Tuesday they'll say at work.

For the last thirty six (36) year's Sarah has volunteered her services to anyone in need, whether it was a hug, whether it was a smile or whether it was to talk.

The mere fact, Sarah still shows up every Tuesday to volunteer is reason to celebrate her time of service to this hospital.

Let's take this one step further, Sarah Freeman turns one hundred (100) years old next Tuesday.

Sarah Freeman says, "You know what I certainly did not expect to have this birthday...laughs...nobody is more surprised than I am."

At ninety-nine (99) years of age and about five feet in height, Sarah is full of life, opinions and feist. She says after her husband passed away she decided to keep herself busy. Sarah says, "When I retired from working as a secretary at Whitehaven High School, my neighbor told me about the Pink Lady program; they call it volunteers now."

So, she drove herself on over to Methodist South. Yes, Sarah is still driving and has her license to prove it. She says, "They renewed my driver's license and they said just drive in the daytime and be very cautious."

Dressed in her typical Tuesday uniform Sarah is wearing her pink proudly. She has a warmth and a smile that seems to attract anyone she encounters and she's still sharp as a tack.

She says, "As a child, I remember them talking about President Wilson. I remember Roosevelt and especially for all of his twelve years."

She's pretty popular with the staff and guests. Sarah says she can really only think of one reason why she's still around...:"The Lord's blessing and giving me the strength and good health."

As she prepares to celebrate her 100th birthday next week we left her with one thought; we asked her if she thought she would make it another twenty years and this was her response, "Oh no I hope not...I did not expect to have this birthday."

She says she may miss her volunteering duties next Tuesday since it is her birthday but Lord willing she will be there the following week and many years after.

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