Velma Hill. Photo: Special to The Star
Velma Hill of Chulafinnee celebrated her 97th birthday Jan. 31. She spends her mornings making biscuits as she has done for many years. She was born in Randolph County and worked a full time job, while raising eight children, until she retired. She was married to Onward Deray Hill for 68 years, until he passed away in 2003.
Hill has eight children, 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She enjoys cooking for her family, watching Wheel of Fortune and spoiling her grand babies.