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Voncile Drye
Voncile Drye
Voncile Dry/e during her centenarian years.
Birth: 24 April 1907
Okaloosa, Florida, USA
Death: 7 September 2019
Tampa, Florida, USA
Age: 112 years, 136 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Voncile Althena Dry/e (24 April 1907 – 7 September 2019) was an American supercentenarian whose age is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She is the oldest validated person ever to have been born in the state of Florida (see the list).


Voncile Althena Drye was born in Okaloosa, Florida, USA, on 24 April 1907. Her parents were William and Missie Drye. She was the eldest of the couple’s eight children.

In the 1940s, she moved to Tampa, Florida. She worked in Morrison’s Cafeteria and Jack Pendola’s Men’s Apparel until her retirement.

Voncile had a son who died in 2007. Until 2013, she lived in her own home and did yard work often. In 2013, she moved into an assisted living facility.

As of her 110th birthday in 2017, she had six grandchildren. She was able to walk, albeit with the aid of a walking frame. Voncile was affectionately known as “Mother Drye”.

Drye died in Tampa, Florida, USA, on 7 September 2019 at the age of 112 years, 136 days. Her case was validated by the GRG on 7 August 2019.