Gloria Purcell Dubberly

Judge Dubberly has held the Office of Judge of the Probate Court since January 2005.

Dubberly is a lifelong resident of Tattnall County. She is married to B. Daniel (Danny) Dubberly, III. They have three adult children; Casey D. Giddens, Justin K. McCloud and Bruce Dubberly. Dubberly is the daughter of LeeRoy and Mary Purcell. Her in-laws are B. Daniel (Dan) Dubberly, Jr. and Betty H. Dubberly, all of Glennville. She is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Glennville and Dayspring Walk to Emmaus where she served as a Board Member. She has served as a member of the Tattnall County Warriors’ Booster Club, Business Advisory Committee at TCHS, Rotary Club of Reidsville, Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce, Mentor for BETA Clubs for both elementary and middle schools, and has served on the SPLOST Election Committee. As Probate Judge, she serves on the Council of Probate Judges, Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, National College of Probate Judges and has served on the Training Council, which is a four year term.

Judge Dubberly completed The Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program. This Certification Program is provided by The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia in partnership with the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia and the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education. The Program is a mandatory program consisting of 72 hours of instruction. At the end of each class, the Probate Judge must take and pass a written test with a grade of 70 or higher. The Probate Judge must complete the program within five years of taking their first class and test. The Certificate Program covers a variety of topics and skills important for Probate Court Judges, including legal research, legal writing, and statutory interpretation, as well as issues involving real and personal property, torts, and domestic relations.

The PDF below provides the dates courses were completed, course hours, courses, curriculum descriptions, and grades for each course taken through The Georgia Probate Court Judges Certificate Program.

Tattnall County Probate Court

Because of its history, the probate court in Georgia is truly unique among all of the state’s courts.  It is the only class of court in this state not required to have uniform jurisdiction. There is a probate court for each of the 159 counties in the State of Georgia. From the very smallest to the largest counties, there is but one judge of the probate court in each county, regardless of the county’s population.  Many counties employ associate judges and/or hearing officers to assist the judge of the probate court in handling the caseload, but the position of Judge of the Probate Court is held only by one elected person. The Judge of the Probate Court performs many functions including judicial, administrative, and ministerial.

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Tattnall County Probate Court

111 N Main St, Reidsville, GA 30453

(912) 557-6719