Published 11:17 am Monday, April 1, 2019
Le Dorough passed away at her residence on March 29, 2019. Le was born in Wilcox County on November 24, 1932. She was the only child of Preston and Averill (Holloway) Coleman. The family lived in Rochelle and Le graduated from Rochelle High School in 1949. She attended Georgia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta from 1950 until her graduation in March 1953.
Le married Kermit Dorough on January 1, 1956. The couple had two daughters, Karen and Kathy, and two sons, Bo and Joe. Joe was born on Le’s thirtieth birthday, and she always referred to him as the best birthday present she ever received.
Le was employed as a registered nurse at Athens General, when the family resided in Athens, at Phoebe Putney, when the family resided in Albany and Dawson, and at Crisp County Hospital, after the family moved to Cordele, Kermit’s hometown, in 1965. Le taught Health Careers at Crisp County High School from 1971 until 1985, and then taught biology for five years before retiring. She received a B.S. in Education and a Master of Education while teaching at Crisp County High School, and was selected as Teacher of the Year in 1980.
Le was an active member of Penia Baptist Church and, for several years, was a member and officer in the local chapter of Business and Professional Women.
Le and Kermit traveled extensively following her retirement. She was a devoted caregiver for her mother, who passed away in 2006.
There will be a visitation at Hughes & Wright Funeral Home in Cordele on April 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the funeral service will be held at Penia Baptist Church on April 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery.
Le was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Kermit Dorough, her children, Dr. Karen Dorough (Michael Cygan), of Valpariso, Ind., Kathy Galimore (Don), of Montrose, Ga., Kermit S. Dorough, Jr. (Bonny), of Albany, Ga., and Joseph Lawton Dorough (Emily), of Jefferson, Ga., ten grandchildren, and a special first cousin, Jerry Coleman, who she considered a brother.
Those wishing to extend condolences to the family, share thoughts and memories, or sign the online guest register, may do so by visiting Hughes & Wright’s website at hughesandwright.com.