Mayor honors Roswellite’s 99th birthday

July 11, 2012 • Local News

Marge Heaton is greeted by Mayor Del Jurney during her 99th birthday celebration at Peachtree Village, Tuesday. Mark Wilson Photo

Tuesday was a special day for a special lady at Peachtree Village. Margaret “Marge” Heaton, one of the original 12 members of the retirement complex, celebrated her 99th birthday.

Friends gathered in the dining hall under the assumption that they were going to hear a speech given by Mayor Del Jurney. He was in fact in attendance, but instead of discussing town issues, he read off a proclamation and wished Heaton a happy birthday. Those gathered then serenaded Heaton with Happy Birthday to which she jokingly complained, “You did say ‘and many more’!”

Heaton was born in Boston during the summer of 1913. As a child, she and her family moved to Chicago, where she would eventually find the two loves of her life; her late husband and singing. After spending most of her Login to read more

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