Besse Cooper, World’s Oldest Person, Dies at 116. 114 year old Iowan Dina Manfredini is new record holder. » Besse Cooper, Paul Cooper

Posted: December 5, 2012 | Full size is 360 × 240 pixels

FILE – In this March 10, 2011 file photo, Besse Cooper, 114, right, receives a kiss from her grandson Paul Cooper, 42, during a ceremony in which Guinness World Records recognizes her as the word’s oldest living person, at the nursing home where she lives in Monroe, Ga. Besse Cooper, the woman who was listed as the world’s oldest person has died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in a Georgia nursing home at age 116, according to her son Sidney Cooper. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)


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