Miss Fannie Morgan, McCreary County’s oldest citizen, was still smiling and enjoying every bite of her birthday cake as she celebrated her 104th birthday surrounded by friends, family, and staff of the McCreary County Health and Rehab Center. Miss Fannie, as she is affectionately called by members of the community, began teaching in McCreary County in 1921. After teaching at several local schools and working at the McCreary County Board of Education, she spent five years working for the Fayette County School System. She returned to McCreary County and, in 1974, began working as a bookkeeper at the Winchester, Patton, and Burgess Medical Clinic. Fannie is a member of the William Whitley Chapter DAR and the McCreary County Retired Teachers Association. Throughout her lifetime, Miss Fannie travelled extensively, including many trips overseas.
Photo by Eugenia Jones