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Edwin Delmo Price celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 with his family. Mr. Price was born on Nov. 20, 1913, in Magnolia to Jessie Douglas and Annie Price. He married Virgie Leona Davis on Nov. 21, 1936. A man of many talents, he worked as a farmer and later transitioned into construction work, operating heavy equipment while traveling to many states. He then settled in Meridian and worked as a route salesman and vending mechanic/manager for Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. Mr. Price also enjoyed working as a radio and revival preacher and retired after many years as a construction worker for the city of Meridian. After retiring, he built his own house as well as building and working on machines for personal projects. He loved gardening, hunting, fishing and golfing. Music has always been a big part of his life too. As a young man, he played in a band at parties and later often sang in the choir and played guitar at church. Edwin and Vergie have two children, Bernice and her husband, Bill Murphy, and Ed Price; six grandchildren: Larry Davis, Kenny Davis, Billy Wayne Murphy, Eddie Price, Tracy Price, Ashley Price and her husband, James Gardner; five great-grandchildren: Larry Jr. (Dink) Davis, Jennifer Davis, Stephanie Davis, Kenny Jr. Davis and Grant Price Gardner. After 45 wonderful years, Vergie went to be with the Lord. Edwin was happily married again for 19 years to Mittie Threatt. He stayed very active and even drove his own car well into his 90s. Now he lives in Toomsuba, Ala. with Bill and Bernice Murphy.

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