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Dorothy Dalton Steadman Powell of Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday with family on Tuesday.
Mrs. Powell was born on Sept. 5, 1917, in Pinetops, the oldest daughter of B.H. and Edna Steadman.
She was married to Charles C. Powell and had two children, Chuck and Rod, as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She attended school in Edgecombe County and at East Carolina University.
She is a member of First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Powell enjoyed decorating and baking, especially cheese straws that she loved to share.