She's '28' Today

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"It's just like playing with a fat man's belly," says birthday girl Ovie Hollis as she kneads dough for a pan of her famous biscuits Wednesday morning.

A Cannon County culinary legend is celebrating her birthday today.

Ovie Hollis, queen of the biscuit bakers at Joe's Place Restaurant, said the occassion marks her 28th birthday.

"That fast-aging film you use in that camera may make me look 82, but I feel like I'm 28 and that's what I'm sticking with," Ovie said.

Ovie, a life-long Cannon Countian, has been baking biscuits at Joe's Place for almost 20 years. Prior to that she worked for 30 years at General Electric in Murfreesboro.

Of her widely-acclaimed biscuits Ovie said, "I can't give away my secrets, but the main ingredient in a good biscuit is experience and dedication."

Whether 28 or 82, Ovie leads an active life. In addition to getting up five days a week and baking biscuits at Joe's Place starting at 5 a.m., she is also raising two great granddaughters, ages 14 and 10.


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April 27, 2011 at 8:13am
happy birthday Ovie
April 27, 2011 at 11:04am
Happy Birthday, Ovie, whether it's 28 or 82, we are excited to wish you a HAPPY DAY!
Love, Wallace/Martha
April 27, 2011 at 1:37pm
Happy Birthday Ovie! Love You!!!
Jeff and Jessica St John
April 27, 2011 at 1:43pm
By: sally
Happy Birthday, Ovie, keep on making those biscuits, and have many more birthdays.
April 27, 2011 at 2:06pm
We love you Ovie and Jubba and I you are one good person we have gotten to love here in Woodbury,,,,,,,like have you tried her coconut pie........and all the other ones.....
Thanks for your friendship.....we love you much .... Jubba & Sarah
April 27, 2011 at 2:43pm
Happy Birthday Ovie
You are an inspiration to all of us. You are a wonderful and dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Love, Tom and Arlene
April 27, 2011 at 3:12pm
Happy Birthday Ovie. You are one special lady. Not only can you make good biscuits but you make the best chocolate pie ever.
Hope your day is as special as you are.
Happy Birthday from The Tony Reed Family.
April 27, 2011 at 6:57pm
Happy Birthday Ovie!! I have enjoyed a many of your biscuits and hope to continue to do so. TTT
May 07, 2011 at 6:54am
Ovie's warm wit and charm is like sweet jelly atop her award-winning biscuits...yummy!!
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