Clayton Shepherd of Jeremiah, is celebrating his 91st birthday today (Wednesday). He is a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and loves talking about his war experiences. He enjoys working in his strawberry patch each summer and attending the Blackey Mt. Olivet Old Regular Baptist Church, where he is a longtime member. His daughter and son-in-law recently took him to Mt. Airy, N.C., the childhood home of Andy Griffith. He also attended the Shepherd family reunion in Manchester.