Soddy-Daisy's Dollie Morgan turns 100

Soddy-Daisy's Dollie Morgan turns 100

March 30th, 2011 by Katie Ward in Community Hixson

Dollie Morgan, center, celebrates her 100th birthday with her son Fred, left, and her niece Billy Harris in Soddy-Daisy. Soddy Church of Christ also hosted a birthday party for her recently with family and friends present. Photo by Katie Ward

Soddy-Daisy's Dollie Morgan turned 100 March 20, and people say her piano skills have gotten better with time.

"She plays by ear," said Morgan's niece, Billy Harris, as she listened to her play "Happy Birthday to Me." "She likes to play Christian and country songs. Her brothers played guitar and her dad played banjo."

Morgan plays music with her son Fred Morgan, 68, to pass the time, with him on banjo.

Morgan was born and raised in Dayton with six brothers and three sisters but has lived most of her life in Soddy-Daisy.

Her longevity is not due to watching what she eats - she said she eats what she wants. She said she likes gravy, sausage, fruit and vegetables and drinks coffee all the time. She used to work in restaurants in Soddy-Daisy, and said her favorite part was cooking biscuits and pies.

She also worked as a loopist at Soddy Hosiery Mill.

She now passes her time watching "Little House on the Prairie," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and the news on TV. She also reads the Bible daily.