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Gladine Culpepper Fulghum
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Gladine Culpepper Fulghum, 87, of Abbeville, died Nov. 5, 2010.


Mrs. Fulghum was born Oct. 31, 1923 in Cordele to the late Samuel and Leona Raines Culpepper and moved to Abbeville after marrying in 1946.


Her husband, Charles Crisp Fulghum, preceded her in death.


She attended Georgia Southern College and graduated from Georgia State College for Women.


After teaching one year at East Crisp School, she devoted her time to homemaking, serving as editor of the Wilcox County Chronicle, and assisting her husband in the daily operation of the Fulghum Company, which consisted of a general store, cotton gin and farms.


She eventually returned to teaching at Abbeville Elementary School, where she taught reading.


An active member of Abbeville First Baptist Church, Mrs. Fulghum served as choir director for many years, in addition to her involvement with WMU, the Euzelian Sunday School Class and other church activities.


She served on the Wilcox County Library Board for a number of years and was active in many other civic organizations.


Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Edith "Edie" and Clark Beusse of Dawsonville; grandson, Charles C. Beusse of Dawsonville; granddaughter, Emily K. Beusse of Dawsonville; various other relatives also survive.


Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Abbeville First Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Stubbs Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Wilcox County Arts Council, 420 Main Street W., Abbeville, GA 31001.


Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville and Frazier and Son Funeral Home of Rochelle were in charge of the arrangements.