Maggie Davis Shy to celebrate 91st birthday

The family of Maggie Davis Shy will honor her with a dinner party at Little Rock on Tuesday in celebration of her 91st birthday.

Shy, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, was born Feb. 19, 1922, at Wilkins.

She moved to Pine Bluff at the age of 18. She married the late Charlie Shy at Pine Bluff and was married for 35 years. She is the mother of seven children, 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She also has a host of nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Shy had a book dedicated in her honor in 2007. With her encouragement, her offspring has served a total of 87 years of military service, according to a family spokesman. Shy still enjoys reading her daily newspaper without wearing eyeglasses.