Coweta County's oldest resident dies at 107

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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