Local resident, Melvin Turner celebrated a terrific milestone Wednesday, turning 100.
Turner celebrated the milestone at his home, Cloverleaf Healthcare, Knightsville, with his family, friends and fellow November birthday celebrators at Cloverleaf Healthcare.
Lori Bault, Assistant Activity Director at Cloverleaf, who spends time with Turner on a daily basis, said he is energetic and social.
"For example, on his first day of being 100 he was playing kick the ball with the other residents," Bault said. "He's very social, and he really enjoys church services and enjoys singing along.
"He's just a great guy and everyone here loves him, and we think very highly of him."
The Brazil native was born Nov. 23, 1911, and later moved to Terre Haute.
Turner worked at Dresser Power Plant for 34 years and was married 74 years.
As a young boy, Turner said he enjoyed playing music, specifically the trumpet. He portrayed his talents in the Jackson Township Community Band and the Brazil Concert Band.
In his 100 years of life and counting, Turner has lived to see his family grow to large numbers.
He has three children, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.