Sallie Malinda Starnes Ashworth celebrated her 100th birthday with an open reception held in her honor Aug. 17, 2013, at Rye Cove Community Church.
The event was hosted by area churches and the Rye Cove Optimist Club.
Mrs. Ashworth was born Aug. 21, 1913, in the Stanleytown community of Scott County, Va.
She was married to the Rev. Willie J. Ashworth Jr., now deceased, for nearly 70 years.
She is the mother of Wilma Ashworth of Duffield, Va., Shirley Ashworth of Kingsport, Katie Ashworth of Kingsport, Carroll Ashworth of Duffield, and Bill Ashworth of Duffield.
She is the grandmother of the late Greg Ashworth, Lisa Ashworth Begley and Michelle Ashworth Templeton. She is the great-grandmother of Greg Ashworth Jr., Chelsea Begley, McKenzie Templeton and Blake Templeton.
She retired as a cook at Rye Cove School cafeteria in 1979 after 23 years of service.
She is a faithful member of Bishop Memorial Church.