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Beatrice "Mama Bea" Scarlett Farve
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Birth: Apr., 1895
Camden County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 2009
Glynn County
Georgia, USA

Supercentenarian Beatrice Farve, considered by Guinness World Records to be the second-oldest person in the world, died Monday. She was 113. Farve died in her sleep at the Brunswick, Ga., home she'd maintained since she was 21. Farve became the second-oldest person earlier this month with the death of 115-year-old Maria de Jesus of Portugal, said Robert Young, a senior gerontology consultant for Guinness World Records. Joan Farve described her mother as "a very soft, smiling lady" who always stood her ground. The elder Farve was healthy her whole life, rarely going to the doctor and never taking medicine, her daughter said. She carried with her a strict sense of pride and warmth, always ready to lend a smile. Despite her age and small stature - a mere 81 pounds and standing 4 feet, 7 inches tall - Mama Bea held tight to a "very strong will," Farve said, noting that her mother drove until she was 106 years old, when her children finally forced her to hand over her license. Her family says she sold beauty products until she was 100. Farve was born Beatrice Scarlett in Camden County, Ga., in 1895. She married Dennis "Destaris" John Farve (a WWI veteran) in 1921, to whom were born five children, all still living: the oldest of whom is Lottie Albury, 85; Bettie, 84; Rose, 82; Joan, 79; and Dennis Jr, 78.The world's oldest person is 114-year-old Gertrude Baines of Los Angeles, Young said. 
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  Dennis J Farve (1899 - 1974)
Greenwood Cemetery
Glynn County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Jan 22, 2009
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Beatrice Mama Bea <i>Scarlett</i> Farve
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