Coweta County's oldest resident dies at 107

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Coweta County's oldest resident has passed away.

Mr. Mariono "Pops" Rotelle, also known as Monty, passed away on Sunday, according to The Newnan Times-Herald. He was 107-years-old.

In October, FOX 5 was invited to attend Rotelle's birthday party in Senoia at the senior center on Howard Road.

"He is quite a character," Senoia Mayor Larry Owens told us ahead of Rotelle's passing.

At the party, Rotelle told FOX 5 a few things factored into him living such a long life.

"I've been walking the whole time, I walk every day," he said. "I used to walk five miles, but now I'm down to half a mile every day."

Rotelle also said he enjoyed eating vegetables, but his best secret was enjoying a shot of whiskey every day with coffee.

"A shot of whiskey will help ya," Rotelle said. "That's all I can tell ya."

Rotelle was born in 1909 in Pennsylvania and moved to Senoia in 2003.

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