By TEENA DRAKE
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How does someone live to be 100 years old? Is there a secret? According to Mrs. Ila Allen there is not. She believes good nutrition and prayer are the greatest contributing factors to living a long and healthy life. Ila celebrated her hundredth birthday on Oct. 17, 2014. Her late husband celebrated his 103rd, birthday in April 2013. I went looking for a secret to longevity, but realized it wasn’t a secret, but rather a lifestyle filled with the Lord, prayer, fasting, nutrition and faith.