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Eula Prophitt
Eula Prophitt
Birth: 10 May 1904?
Our Town, Alabama, USA
Death: 8 July 2015
Opelika, Alabama, USA
Age: 111 years, 59 days?
Country: United StatesUSA

Eula Mae Prophitt (née Brewer; 10 May 1904? – 8 July 2015) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Early life

Eula Prophitt claimed to have been born in Our Town, Alabama, USA on 10 May 1904.

She was orphaned when she was six years old and lived with several families. At seven years of age she was adopted by a school teacher and his wife, and at age nine years went to live with her brother, James William Brewer where at age 11, she began working at Avondale Mills in Alexander City.

She vividly remembered seeing Theodore Roosevelt at Berry Jackson's Crossing while he was campaigning for the Presidency in 1912. This was one of her many remembrances as a young girl. In her long life she had the opportunity to see and experience the changes of the world that only a few people have been allowed to do.

Eula Mae and Willis Guary Prophitt were married on 10 March 1923, and after their first two daughters, Ruby Frances and Mary Elisabeth, were born, her husband was stricken with a disease that affected his heart and left him unable to walk for about six years. Later the couple had more two daughters Willard Carolyn and Dorothy Jeanette.

Later life

During her life, she worked in several textile mills including Avondale Mills, Mount Vernon Mills, M. Snower Mill, Pepperell Manufacturing Company, Swift Spinning Mills, and Opelika Manufacturing, where she retired at age 66.

When her husband became a Church of God pastor, Mrs. Prophitt served with him teaching young people in Sunday School for 37 years.

She was widowed in 1989, and she continued to independently maintain her home until age ninety, and then lived with her eldest daughter, Ruby and her husband, Lewis. She continued to enjoy a little gardening, and her beautiful flowers. She had seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Eula Prophitt died in Opelika, Alabama, USA on 8 July 2015 at the claimed age of 111 years, 59 days.