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Adeimy turning 100 later this week

Eleanor Shealy Adeimy will turn 100 on Jan. 27. Contributed photo

HAMLET — A longtime Richmond County resident is about to become a centenarian.

Eleanor Shealy Adeimy will turn 100 years old on Friday.

Adeimy was born Jan. 27, 1923 in Little Mountain, South Carolina.

She was a 1943 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Nursing in Charleston and worked as a nurse for Dr. Stanley Vetter in Rockingham for 30 years until she retired.

Family members say Adeimy “enjoyed taking care of the many patients, young and old, and could give a painless shot!”

She was married to the late Eddie Adeimy, who passed away in 2005, and the family moved to Hamlet in 1955. The couple raised three daughters: Dorothy Taylor, Mary Louise Long and Nancy Barber.

She now has 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Adeimy also was the organist at St. James Catholic Church in Hamlet for more than six decades.

Currently at 99, family members say Adeimy “walks a mile a day, reads prolifically, plays bridge, and challenges and beats most people young and old at WiiBowling.”


A correction has been made to this story. 12:54 p.m. 1-26-23

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