An Upshur County resident recently marked her 102nd birthday with a neighborhood parade.
Lenora Thomason celebrated her 102nd birthday on September 1 by enjoying a drive-by birthday parade in honor of her special day, hosted by her neighbors in Country Club Estates, where she has resided since 2001.
Chief deputy sheriff and neighbor Mike Coffman led the parade, followed by neighbors with decorated golf carts, cars, trucks, scooters and bicycles, as well as adults and children walking. The event was planned by Linda Feola and Debbie Weese.
Thomason really enjoyed the parade and waved to all her neighbors who came out to help her
celebrate her special day. She likes to read, work search-a-word puzzles and faithfully watches “Jeopardy” and “The Wheel.”
Thomason was born September 1, 1920 in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Blaine and Lucy Currence Shockey. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy W., son Roy Jr. and
Family members include son Charlie (Shelia) Thomason of Buckhannon, daughter Katie Thomason Howes of Buckhannon and daughter-in-law Betty Thomason of Clarksburg; grandchildren Randy (Debbie) Howes of Buckhannon, Ed (Carol) Howes of Buckhannon, Debbie (Donnie) Bonner of Adrian
and Marty (Karen) Thomason of Mt. Clare.
Great-great grandchildren are Jamie Howes (Eddie), Rowan Cody Howes, Jaired (Kirsten) Howes, Garrett Howes, Zephanie Howes (Eric) Hollister, Seth (Bri) Bonner, Logan Bonner (fiancee Chloe), Brittany Bonner (Kirk) Knabenshue, Jordan Thomason (Adam) Johnson, Ashton Thomason and Brayden Thomason
Great-great-great-grandchildren are Gracie Rowan, Lily Rowan, Charlie Ann Howes, Khloe Hollister and Mason Hollister.