Edna Houck is 100 years old

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 18, 2009

100 years old
Name: Edna McCorkle Houck
Born: Feb. 21, 1909, Rowan County
Parents: William J. and Fannie Mae Sloop McCorkle
Married to: Harlan Watt Houck (deceased)
Family: Son, William F. Houck, and wife, Elfi, Concord. Grandson, Dr. Eric A. Houck, and wife Allison, Athens, Ga. Great-grandchildren: Madison Houck, 6, Robbie Houck, 4, of Athens, Ga. Daughter, SuLena Houck Long, and husband Richard, Charlotte.
Church membership: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mooresville Road, Salisbury.
Hobbies: Playing bingo, enjoying visits from family and friends.
Key to a long life: Strong faith, and having lived in the country.
Present address: Lutheran Home of Salisbury.
A party with over 60 guests was held on Feb. 21 in Edna’s honor at the Lutheran Home, where she has lived since July 2003. Previously, she lived all her life in the Millbridge and Patterson communities.