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Clara D. Chumbler

November 28, 1925 - April 9, 2018

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – Clara Dean Chumbler, age 92, formerly of Muncie, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro.

She was born on November 28, 1925 in Rickman, Tennessee, Overton County, the daughter of Charlie and Lillie Bowman and graduated f…READ MORE

STATESBORO, GEORGIA – Clara Dean Chumbler, age 92, formerly of Muncie, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro.

She was born on November 28, 1925 in Rickman, Tennessee, Overton County, the daughter of Charlie and Lillie Bowman and graduated from Rickman High School in 1943. She married A. L. Chumbler in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and they were the parents of Jennifer, Renee and Gil Chumbler.

She was a loving wife, a homemaker and a caregiver for her handicapped son, Gil, for many years. She was a member of Eagledale Baptist Church in Indianapolis and Grace Baptist Church before moving to Statesboro, Georgia to live near her daughter, Renee, and son-in-law, DeWayne. After moving to Statesboro, she enjoyed going to church at First Baptist Church as long as she was physically able. She loved reading the Bible and made it a habit to go over scripture verses at night before she went to bed. Her personal ministry was calling and checking on the sick or bereaved and then sending a card of encouragement or sympathy. Clara looked at everything as a blessing from the Lord and loved to pray for the needs of others. She said many times that she was ready to go to heaven whenever the good Lord wanted to take her.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer (Michael) Murray of Carmel; Renee (DeWayne) Perkins of Statesboro, GA and Gil Chumbler of Muncie; one sister, Jeanette Windle of Livingston, TN; three sisters-in-law, Faye Bowman of Chesterfield, Betty (Paul) Colvin of Milledgeville, GA and Lena Mae (Elston) of Thornton, AL; three grandchildren, Kristin (Jason) Lannen, Ryan Murray, and Ashleigh Whelan; three step-grandchildren, Celena (Clay) Gracen, Shaana (Todd) Tinker and Lyn Perkins; eight great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, A. L. Chumbler; two sisters, Francis Dew and Joyce Walker; and one brother, Howard Bowman.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Pastor Rory Bond officiating. Burial will follow in Bronnenberg Cemetery, Chesterfield.

Friends and family may call at The Meeks Mortuary, Washington Street Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

The family wishes to thank The Lodge at Bethany for their love and care of Miss Clara while living in Statesboro and Ogeechee Area Hospice for their wonderful care in her final days.

Memorials contributions may be directed to First Baptist Church of Statesboro Mission Fund, 108 N. Main St. Statesboro, GA 30458 or to Grace Baptist Church Mission Fund, 6401 W. River Rd, Muncie, IN 47304.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

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