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Covington resident celebrates 100th birthday
Martha Wellburn Malcolm, far right, celebrated her 100th birthday at Salem United Methodist Church in 2016. Her daughters, Margaret Dimsdale, far left, and Gail Mobley helped throw the party honoring their mother.

Last Saturday, friends and family gathered at Salem United Methodist Church to celebrate Martha Wellburn Malcolm’s 100th birthday. She was joined by her daughters, Margaret Dimsdale of Covington and Gail Mobley of Conyers

Malcolm was born on a farm in Bostwick on Sept. 29, 1916, the daughter Jesse and Onie Wellburn. The wife of Marion “J.M.” Malcolm, she moved to Covington in 1937, had two daughters and worked at the Covington Manufacturing Shirt Factory, retiring in 1973.

Malcolm has five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.