RIEGELWOOD — George E. Andrews has seen and done a lot of things in his lifetime, and that list is a lot longer than most folks. That’s because, on Thursday, April 24, he celebrated his 100th birthday.
A resident of Riegelwood, George has lived in Bladen County all of his life. He is the second oldest of 12 children.
George has been an inspiration to many in the community and he has always had an encouraging word to say to everyone he meets. His children and grandchildren continue to rely on his good and sound advice. Many children throughout the community see him as their father figure.
He loves the church and his love for music led him to become a lifetime member of Carvers Creek AME Zion Church, in which his deep baritone voice could always be recognized and would stir the inner soul of anyone who heard his voice. He loves God and on many Sundays his altar prayers would calm a person’s wayward spirit, comfort and inspire you to trust and believe that through God everything will be all right.
He attributes his longevity to a lifetime of serving God, hard work, hunting and interacting with people.
About the only thing he ever says is that he is “tired,” and “there is not much that he has not done”; He is still very much alert and his mind is very sharp.
Andrews spent his birthday with family and friends.