113-Year-Old Beatrice Farve Dies in Georgia

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - The family of a woman listed by the
Guinness Book of World Records as the world's second-oldest person
says she has died at 113 years old.

Beatrice Farve died Monday in Brunswick, Ga. She became the
second-oldest person earlier this month with the death of
115-year-old Maria de Jesus of Portugal. Robert Young, a senior
gerontology consultant for Guinness, says the oldest person is
114-year-old Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles.

He says he talked to Farve's family who confirmed Farve's death.

Farve was born Beatrice Scarlett in Camden County, Ga. Her
family says she sold beauty products until she was 100.

She married Dennis Farve in 1921 and had five children. Her
family says they are all still living.

Beverly Lewis, owner of Brunswick Funeral Home, confirmed
Farve's death and said funeral arrangements had not yet been made.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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