Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Present Centenarian Award

LENOIR, NC (February 14, 2024) ⇒ The Caldwell County Board of Commissioner presented Loyce Price, the Centenarian Award, as she celebrates her milestone 100th birthday.

“It is a privilege to honor Mrs. Price and wish her a 100th birthday,” said Caldwell County Board of Commissioners Chairman Randy Church.

Born February 20, 1924, Price was the second of 14 children born to the late Robert Brodus and Bertha Lou Miller. She attended Sawmills Elementary School and Hudson High School. In 1942, she married Thomas Price and the pair had five sons. Now her family has grown to include 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

Price worked well into her 70s, holding a variety of jobs, including sewing baby clothes at Hemlock in Granite Falls, working at Superior Veneers, keeping all of her husband’s leger books, and working for the Caldwell County Register of Deeds Office. During her time with the Register of Deeds, she was able to change her birth certificate from “Baby Girl Miller” to her given name.

Price is a member of Union Grove Baptist Church, where she worked in the church’s library. In her spare time, she enjoys playing cards, listening to gospel music and writing poetry.

Help Price celebrate her 100th birthday by sending a card to her at Loyce Price, c/o Shaire Center, 1450 Shaire Center Drive, Lenoir, NC 28645.