Dorothy "Dot" Virginia (Cumbee) Fagler

Born: Fri., Sep. 24, 1926
Died: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 14, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
Location: Swainboro First Baptist Church


Location: Swainsboro City Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Dot "Mudder" Cumbee Fagler, age 93, of Swainsboro, GA, on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Robert Blankenship and Rev. Casey Shaw officiating.

Interment will follow in the Swainsboro City Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Tom Akins officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday evening from 6-8 PM.

Pallbearers are  Carl Tankersley, Butch Parrish, Dr. Bobby Sasser, Richard Reddish, Bill Sasser and David Kent.

Honorary Escorts will be the Agape Sunday School Class, Emanuel Medical  Center Volunteers, Georgia State Patrol and Peace Officers.

Mrs. Fagler was born  September 24, 1926 in Uvalda, Montgomery County, GA to the late

Clarence Darling Sr. and Opal Dixon Cumbee and was a 1943 graduate of ECI (Emanuel County Institute) and attended Business School in Lake City, FL. Mrs. Dot, as most of us knew her, was one of the two originators of the Emanuel Medical Center Volunteers, she volunteered for 50 plus years and was the first president. She helped to develop the program from the original Gray Ladies in 1957 to the Pink Ladies, then the Sunshine Volunteers (Male and Female) in their Yellow Smocks to the current Aqua colored smocks of today.   Mrs. Dot was also a Poll Manager for the Swainsboro precinct with the Emanuel County Board of Elections, was employed by Shop Rite Pharmacy for 28 years and retired from Wilson Pharmacy.  She was a member of the Swainsboro First Baptist Church, the Agape Sunday School Class, Happy Rovers, Women in Action and the B B & T Coffee Club.  After all this she still enjoyed reading a good book, puzzles and watching the braves. "Mudder" as she was lovingly called doted on her grandchildren and spent lots of time with them doing what good grandmothers do.  In Addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years , Walter Anthony "Pete" Fagler Sr.; daughter, Patti Fagler; Son, Walter Anthony "Tony" Fagler Jr.; brother, C. D. Cumbee Jr.; sister-in-law, Dorothy D. Cumbee.

Survivors include:

One Daughter: Judy Fagler (Patrick Bywater) of West Palm Beach, FL.

One Son: Mike Fagler (Hope) of Swainsboro, GA

Daughter-In-Law: Jana Fagler Nunn of Swainsboro, GA

Six Grandchildren: Ty Fagler (Jami), Todd Fagler (Amber), Holly Hall, Heidi Hall, Macy Fagler,  and Shane Johnson.

Fifteen Great-Grandchildren: Devin, Jaden, Tenli, Christabella, Portia,  Valentino, Halo, Zeus, Lani, Tyler, Brack, Brody, Brantley, Randon, Emma, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Special Friend: Kathie Barton

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