This NC woman turns 116 today and is the oldest person in the U.S.

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Ms. Hester Ford has more than 50 grandkids and 120 great-grandkids

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Happy 116th birthday to Ms. Hester Ford!

FOX 46 Charlotte captured the moment Hester turned 115 last year when she had a party at Beatties Ford Road Library with her family.

Hester was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, and went on to have 12 children with her husband. She has more than 50 grandkids and 120 great-grandkids!

Ms. Ford credits her incredible longevity to family and a strong faith in God, and yes, she is the oldest living person in the United States.

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