Mr. Willie L. McGinthia will celebrate his 100th Birthday on Nov. 12, 2013. Mr. McGinthia was born near Witcherville, Ark. Shortly after serving in World War II, he and his family moved back to this area pastoring in Hartford, Arkole and Fort Smith. In 1958 he accepted a position as artist with the Pentecostal Church of God in Joplin, Mo. where he retired after 26 yrs. He and his wife Bernice moved back to Greenwood a few years after retirement. He has stayed active painting religious pictures, writing and ministering to the elderly at Pink Bud every Sunday morning. He is presently working on his second book. He has three boys, five grand-children, 6 great-grand-children.