World’s oldest woman Besse Cooper dies at 116 in Georgia nursing home

(Photo: Jessica Mcgowan / Guinness World Records)

Besse Cooper died peacefully at the Park Place nursing home in Monroe, Georgia, according to her son Sidney Cooper. “She got up this morning, had a big old breakfast and got her hair fixed,” the 77-year-old Cooper said. “It’s just like she got up planning to do it.”

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