Savannah woman celebrates 105th birthday


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A local woman celebrated a special birthday on Saturday.

The community came out in decorated cars to parade in honor of Allie Bell Jones, lovingly known as “Grandma Bell.” She turned 105 years old Saturday!

A parade of cars lined up and made their way down Jones’ street, honking and cheering.

Friends and family wore masks and danced outside to show Grandma Bell some love on her big day. Jones’ family says she’s always loved to dance.

Jones has three children, 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 52 great-great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-great grandchildren. Her family says it was so special to have family and friends come out and honor her.

Hear from one of Jones’ great-grandchildren, below.

Jamil Chisholm is one of Jones’ grandchildren. He shares a birthday with her, but says he was more than happy to make Saturday all about her.

Hear more from Chisholm, below.

WSAV covered Jones’ 100th birthday five years ago.

WSAV will have the full story tonight on News 3 at 11.

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