Senior Spotlight: Eguel Belk turns 103

Eguel Belk turns 103.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
HAMILTON — Hamilton resident Eguel Belk celebrated her 103rd birthday this past week, with her party being held on her birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton Nursing Home.
Belk, born in 1920 and a longtime resident of Hamilton, was raised on a farm in the Bexar community and attended the Ada Hannah School. Her parents were Carl Elliott and Eva (Wesh) Elliott.
“We just went to church and worked on the farm,” said Belk. “I’d help my daddy plow out on the farm.”
Belk lived in Hamilton all of her life and shared a home with her late husband Albert. They were married in Dec. 1942, in Etowah County, Ala.
Albert was a World War II veteran.
Eguel spent her childhood as well as her adult life attending Rocky Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hamilton, where she served as a choir director and treasurer for 74 years.

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