Wilbern Lingle turns 100

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 29, 2011

Wilbern Lingle turns 100
Name: Wilbern Cardell Lingle
Address: 305 S. Main St., Faith
Born: July 31, 1911 in Faith, N.C.
Parents: Ervin M. Lingle Sr., Mamie Pearl Fink
Spouse: Mary Annette Turner Lingle
Family: Kenneth C. Lingle, of San Antonio, Texas, Douglas E. Lingle, of Salisbury, Marcus Lingle of Kannapolis, Ervin M. Lingle Jr. of Faith; Virginia Lingle Kluttz of Faith; Vernon Lingle of Hertford; Gilla Lingle Wingo of Columbia, S.C.
Church membership: Faith Lutheran Church
Profession: Stonecutter from age 14 to 94, textile worker, farmer (cotton, corn), gardener
Hobbies: Gardening, fishing, fishing, fishing. Was named Gardener of the Year some years ago.
Key to living a long life: Good genes, staying very active and hard work. (Paternal grandmother died at 99; Aunt Beulah Lingle Fesperman Kluttz of Faith died at 106.)