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One of state's longest living citizens dies in Bladen County

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Florence McKoy surrounded by family earlier this year. (Source: Kasey Cunningham) Florence McKoy surrounded by family earlier this year. (Source: Kasey Cunningham)
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

The state of North Carolina has lost one of its longest-living citizens.

Florence McKoy died Monday at the age of 113. 

Our reporter had the opportunity to visit with Mrs. McKoy earlier this year in her nursing facility shortly after her birthday celebration. The key to a long life, according to family members, was her relationship with God.

Mrs. McKoy will be remembered at a viewing on Friday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. in F.W. Newton & Sons Funeral Home. The funeral will take place Saturday at noon at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Elizabethtown. 

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