Longtime Ludowici Municipal Judge Larry Manning Fowler, 74, is being laid to rest today in the Baggs Cemetery in Long County.
Fowler, who had served as judge for 33 years, died Sunday.
Ludowici City Attorney Robert “Bob” Pirkle, said, “Judge Fowler was an honorable and humble man who served his hometown for 33 years. He was loved and respected in his community.”
The Long County native was a member of New Beginnings Church.
The judge enjoyed all kinds of outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
According to his obituary, Fowler was predeceased by his parents, Leroy and Blanche Youngblood Fowler; three brothers, Eddie Fowler, Sammy and Tony Stapleton; nephew, Jerry Stapleton. The late Sammy Stapleton was mayor of Ludowici and died in office.
Survivors are his wife, Hazel Manning Fowler of Ludowici; a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Wilton Strickland of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Tony and Becky Fowler, Larry Fowler, Jr., both of Ludowici; a sister, Vera Mae Chapman of Ludowici; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren. Becky Fowler is tax commissioner of Long County.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. at A New Beginning Church with the Revs. Justin Gordon and Tom Gardner officiating. Entombment will be in Baggs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Andy Fuller, Tracy Hulvey, David Stapleton, Jason Teston, Wilford Rozier and Wynn Dunham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Dunham, Maxie and Timmy Griffis and the Ludowici Police Department.