Vela Mae Cumbee

Born: Sun., Jul. 24, 1927
Died: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 13, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Dec. 14, 2019
Location: Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of  Mrs. Vela Mae Cumbee, age 92, of Twin City, GA, on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating.

Interment will follow in the Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on December 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Pallbearers are John Johnson, Alan Johnson, John Walls, Tyler Surrency, Travis Rowland, Jr., and Travis Rowland, Sr.

Honorary Escorts are Loyd Johnson and Jamie Johnson.

Mrs. Cumbee was born July 24, 1927 in Garfield, Emanuel County, GA to the late Albert and Janie Johnson. She was a retired seamstress with Twin City Manufacturing. She was a member of the Twin City First Baptist Church. She loved reading her Bible, crossword puzzles, crocheting, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Ernest Odell Cumbee, two sons, Jimmy Dean Cumbee and Jeffrey Keith Cumbee, three brothers, Doc Johnson,  Daniel Johnson, and Loye Johnson, Sr., and one sister, Cleo Walls.

Survivors Include:

Her Daughter: Lisa Hadden (Travis) of Adrian, GA

Her Son: Tommy Cumbee (Cathy) of Dublin, GA

Nine GrandChildren, Twenty-Two Great – Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Extended Family.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 379, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

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Lexie Johnson
   Posted Thu December 12, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Vela Mae's passing. She was a very special lady.

Madie Conley (Beckum)
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I was about Jimmy's age when we were growing up. I don't know if you remember going to Uncle Roberts for Mothers Day and Granny's Birthday. That was my family. we were first cousins to your dad. Again I am so sorry for your loss. Madie

Genia Priest
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019


I will miss you forever, Fly high my sweet lady, love Genia and family.

Charity Harper (Cumbee)
   Posted Fri December 13, 2019
Granny, I love you so much. You was the funniest, and sweetest person I have ever known. Tell my daddy Hi and I love him. Rest in peace now. I will never forget our summers together. I love you and heart broken right now but god called you home. Love you forever, Charity

Tim & Jackie Grant
   Posted Sat December 14, 2019
She was a sweet and loving lady she will very much missed by all