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World's Oldest Living Twins Celebrate 100th Birthday in Knoxville

By Jeaneane Payne

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Helen Peters Neas and Louise Peters Kaderly, the World's Oldest Living Twins

Nothing spectacular occurred in the world on February 24, 1911, and nothing spectacular has ever occurred on February 24th in any year. However, two Knoxville ladies defied the odds and made history on February 24, 2011 by celebrating their 100th birthday as the world's oldest living twins.

Helen Peters Neas and Louise Peters Kaderly were born on February 24, 1911 in Ronceverete, WV but have lived in Knoxville for the last 94 years, according to their great great grandson and great great nephew, James Hoskins. "They are very close to each other and visit often," James said. "They claim their longevity success to physical exercise and chocolate."

The twins were only three years old when World War I broke out and twenty eight at the onset of World War II.

Both sisters were married, and Louise's husband died at the age of 95.

A birthday celebration for the ladies was held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Messiah Lutheran Church on Kingston Pike.

The Guinness Book of World Records is about to announce they are the oldest living twins in the world.

Published February 27, 2011

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