World’s Oldest Living Woman

Georgia great great grandmother Besse Cooper got a visit from Guinness World Records to certify her as the world’s oldest living person. Surrounded by family, 114-year-old Cooper accepted a plaque during a small ceremony at a Monroe nursing home on Thursday. She has previously credited her longevity to minding her own business and not eating junk food, as well as spending a lot of time outside. Her son, 75-year-old Sid Cooper, said previously that relatives never imagined she would live to be the world’s oldest person. Cooper became the oldest living person after the death of Eunice G. Sanborn of Texas on January 31, 2011. That’s according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group that certifies supercentenarians – people who are 110 or older.” w/ photos

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