JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - One Arkansas resident is celebrating her 100th birthday on October 2.
Gladys Marie Dunham Griggs was born October 2, 1915. She was married to Gus Griggs and had four children: Kenneth Griggs, Donald Griggs, Fran Griggs Honeycutt and Franklin Griggs. She has 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great- grandchild.
Griggs moved to Jacksonville, Ark. in 1942 to work at the ordinance plant. She worked there for three years and was the supervisor of powdered carriers on detonator 2. She and her husband owned Griggs Grocery in Jacksonville for 15 years, and she is mostly known for her outstanding service as a teller at First Arkansas Bank, where she retired at age 75 after 33 years. She said she would still be working if her husband and father didn't get sick.