TERRI LIKENS/Roane Newspapers
“Jean” Genevieve Forrester of Roane County will celebrate her 100th birthday on July 4th.
Turning 100 on the 4th

Roane County’s very own Yankee Doodle Dandy turns 100 on July 4.

“Jean” Genevieve Forrester – at 4 feet, 10 inches and about 100 pounds – may look frail, but she’s a firecracker, according to family members who are gathering to celebrate her big day.

Jean lives with her son Stanley Forrester and his wife, Barbara, on Poplar Creek Road.

Barbara said Jean’s other son, Kenneth in Connecticut, came up with the idea last December.

“Hey, we need to plan a big party,” he told the family.