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March 29th, 2018
Centenarian Christalia Gibbs-Hodge passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A stalwart senior citizen and centenarian, Mrs Christalia Gibbs-Hodge, has died.

August 25th, 2017
VI’s newest centenarian is Aleatha K. Smith-Fraser

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- She had a tough early years as when her mother passed way she had to take on the responsibility of helping to taking care of her 10 siblings and then when her husband died she was left to singlehandedly raise 11 children; however, Aleatha K. Smith-Fraser persevered, through the grace of God she says, and yesterday, August 24, 2017 celebrated her 100th birthday.

May 1st, 2017
Saluting a centenarian jewel, Christalia Gibbs-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The month of May is designated as Senior Citizens' Month, and the theme this year is Age Out Loud, which is intended to give aging a new voice- one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.

April 16th, 2017
Mrs Josephine Rhymer passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a sad day for both the Rhymer family and the Territory when Mrs Josephine Rhymer, who along with her husband held the distinction of being the longest surviving married couple in the Virgin Islands, passed away on April 12, 2017.

November 10th, 2016
William I. Rhymer scores 100

ROUND HILL, Tortola, VI- Mr William Isaac Rhymer, who with his wife Josephine A. Rhymer are well known as the Virgin Islands oldest surviving couple, became the territory’s latest centenarian yesterday, November 9, 2016, following on the heels of Henrietta A. Smith who reached the blessed milestone on October 25, 2016.

October 26th, 2016
VI’s newest centenarian is Henrietta A. Smith

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- “What has been keeping me so long? God in heaven,” were the words first off the lips of the Virgin Islands’ newest centenarian Henrietta A. Smith, who was showered with well wishes, words of appreciation and gifts at her 100th birthday celebration at the Carrot Bay Seventh-day Adventist Youth Centre on October 25, 2016.

February 13th, 2016
‘Village Missionary’ & Centenarian Robelteen Smith laid to rest

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Her walk on the earth was a long one but she did it in an upright, humble, sharing, caring and inspiring manner, according to most of the tributes made about the life of centenarian Robelteen Smith, who was laid to rest today, February 13, 2016 following viewing and funeral service at the Road Town Apostolic Faith Church.

February 7th, 2016
VI’s oldest citizen Robelteen Smith passes at age 107

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands has lost its oldest citizen, Robelteen Smith, who passed away at the grand old age of 107 on Thursday February 4, 2016.

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