Former Clothing Store Buyer Raised in North Druid Hills Dead at 97
Virginia Elizabeth Tuggle was raised on a dairy farm near the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads.
Virginia Elizabeth Tuggle, a former clothing store buyer and enthusiastic family woman who was raised in North Druid Hills, died last week of heart failure at Emory University Hospital. She was 97.
Tuggle graduated from Druid Hills High School and grew up on her parents' dairy farm, which was located close to the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads, according to her obituary in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
From the story:
Tuggle started her retail clothing career during the post-World War II years as a clerk at Rich’s downtown store, working her way up to buyer. Through the 1950s she worked at department stores in Nashville and Indianapolis before moving in the early 1960s to New York City as a buyer for Saks.
She returned to the Atlanta area in the early 1970s and opened an outlet store for children called the Clothes Hamper on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Her nephew said she used the connections she made previously in the clothing trade to stock her business.
For more on Tuggle, including her rich home and family life, check out the full obituary in the AJC.