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Imogene Combs Fugate

November 12, 1927 — June 20, 2008

Mrs. Imogene Combs Fugate died June 20, 2008 in her home in Decatur, Georgia, at the age of eighty.  Born in Hazard, Kentucky in November of 1927 to Pearl Huff Combs and George Curtis Combs, she was the beloved wife for over forty years of Isaac S. Fugate,  who predeceased her in  1993. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in Journalism, Mrs. Fugate taught English and other subjects to hundreds of students at schools in Kentucky and Georgia. She retired as the head of the English Department at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Georgia where she also advised the student newspaper staff.   In addition to her service as a teacher, Mrs. Fugate contributed to the communities in which she lived in numerous ways, as a Girl Scout leader and in her service to the Methodist churches she faithfully attended.  During the last decade, Mrs. Fugate devoted her life to the care of her mother, who died this year at the age of 102.  Mrs. Fugate is survived by a daughter, Jane Fugate Thorpe of Atlanta, and two grandchildren, Scott Curtis Thorpe of Washington, D.C. and Sara Page Thorpe, a rising junior at Miami University of Ohio.  Mrs. Fugate's husband Isaac attended Alice Lloyd College, which provides educational opportunities to needy Appalachian young people, and contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky, 41844, "In Memory of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Fugate."  Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m. on June 25 in the parlor in the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Sunday School building in Atlanta, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m. in the little Chapel in the same building. There will also be a graveside service, next month, on July 21 at 2:00 p.m., at Englewood Cemetery in Hazard, Kentucky.

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