White Oak of Tryon resident turns 100

Published 11:38 am Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ruby Brooks, resident of White Oak of Tryon, celebrated her 100th birthday with residents and staff on April 14.

Born in Spartanburg County, where she lived most of her life, she met and married Willie Lee Brooks in 1945. After Willie passed away in 1999, Ruby moved to Tryon to live with her daughter. She has been a resident of White Oak of Tryon since 2009.

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Ruby attends many of the activity programs at White Oak, but music is her favorite. At every music program, there she is in her wheelchair, moving her shoulders and tapping her toes to the beat.

She said, “ I love all kinds of music, only if it’s not too loud, and I love to dance.”