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A big honor for ‘Aunt Dollie’

POSTED: June 14, 2010 9:42 p.m.
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State Rep. Ann Purcell (R-Rincon) greets Dollie Fulghum after Fulghum was presented with the John Adam Treutlen Award at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting. State Rep. Jon Burns, behind, read a resolution from the state House honoring Fulghum.

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With a resolution from the state House of Representatives in hand, Dollie Fulghum accepted the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce’s John Adam Treutlen Award at the Chamber’s annual meeting Thursday night.

“She has a gift for ministry, and a gift of serving others,” said state Rep. Jon Burns.

Fulghum has been a longtime volunteer with the Springfield United Methodist Church. She was instrumental in starting a prayer ministry at the church to pray for community needs. Known as “Aunt Dollie” to her younger friends, she is an avid sports fan and played basketball in school and softball in the county recreation league.

She worked for the Central of Georgia Railroad, Hester Motors and Dan Vaden Chevrolet before retiring, and her penchant for driving was noted.

“Even though I may reach a milestone,” Fulghum said, “I can still drive that car.”

The state House resolution also commended her for “her contributions to the Effingham County community” and for having “dedicated more than 85 years of her life to improving the quality of life in Effingham County.”


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