Jefferson Co. man celebrates 100th birthday

Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 12:49 PM EDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) - Saturday, Jefferson County’s Jerome Peele celebrated his 100th birthday by having lunch at one of his favorite restaurants, Flatwoods Cafe in Lamont.

Peele was joined by about 30 friends and family members who said he has taught them what it means to work hard and do what’s right, something that his son John said means the world to him.

“The respect for him and his lifestyle for what he accomplished over his life, and I think we all learned a lot from him,” said John. “You know, like honesty, hard work, pay your own way that type of thing.”

Peele said he was just excited to enjoy a nice cold beer and be around the people he cares about and that he hopes he can celebrate many more birthdays.

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