Elsie Sayne will be celebrating her 87th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.

Elsie, who was born Nov. 29, 1930, makes the best skillet cornbread and awesome banana pudding. One attribute she has is to try and be encouraging and uplifting to folks she meets.

When Elsie was young, her grandfather told her, "Ya can't keep a good fellow down." She has carried that thought with her throughout her life and it has always helped her get through challenging times.

Elsie has two daughters, Rena and her husband Rocky Warden from Russellville and Tena and her husband Bob Wenta who live in Boone, N.C. She has a grandson, Robert Warden who lives in Russellville.

Elsie's family wants to wish her a Happy 87th Birthday and to let her know they are so thankful to have her in their lives.