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Celebrating the life of
Eleanor M. "Ellie" "Poodle" Fountain
Passed away on October 08, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, November 02, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900

Poodle was a lovely and caring person, who will be greatly missed.

Ann Donaldson, Thunderbolt, Ga.

I only knew poodle for a short time but enjoyed being with her every time we were together. Ed van Bernum...Friend of Helen Weitz

Helen Weitz, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to learn of puddle's passing. She was always upbeat and caring for others. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

judy hutchinson, savannah, ga

Ellie,you were a wonderful colleague at Maritz throughout our seventeen years working together. You have also been a dear friend of Janice and me and we will always your Southern charm. May you share eternal peace.

Joe Hamby, Laguna Vista, TX

We already miss you so much. Thankful for all the great memories we have. "Uncle Fred", Brunswick Ga

Fred Stregles Sr and Joyce , Brunswick , Ga

There will never be anyone like you Eleanor, we will miss you so much. I picture you smiling, saying your favorite phrase: "Glad you got to see me!" I love you!!

Debra Nickola, Hilliard, FL

RIP Poodle!!! I am grateful I had the opportunity to know you!!!

Vicki Blumberg, Savannah, GA

I am sure going to miss you Eleanor, you and we have had a beautiful family,love all the great memories and fun over the years, you made everybody's life special. Blessings on our family that are left. .

Frances Stregles Sims, Hilliard, FL

With Deepest Condolences: To family,and friends of which I know there were many. I will always remember that smile, and joyful manner. Poodle was a classmate at Savannah High School. May God Bless each of you in the difficult days ahead. SHS 60 _Anne Everett-Cobb

Anne Everett-Cobb, Guyton, Ga.

May you rest in peace. May the love of God comfort all of your friends and all of your love ones. You will be missed by many.

Elizabeth Parham Whitley, Rincon, Ga

Eleanor Margaret Fountain, also known as Ellie and Poodle, age 77, peacefully passed away at her home October 8th, after her battle with cancer. Her sister-in-law Peggy and niece Angela were at her bedside.

Born in Savannah, October 1, 1942, Eleanor was the daughter of Leon Issac & Annie Stregles Fountain.  She was a 1960 graduate of Savannah High School, and continued her education at GA Southern University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with minors in Psychology, Journalism, and Secretarial Science; a Master’s degree in Psychometry from GA State University, and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, with an Educational Specialist Degree in Psychology.

She founded Fountain Associates; an Atlanta based consulting & training organization serving Fortune 100 companies, in 1975. She served on the Board of Directors of the GA Speakers Association for many years, and was often featured as the keynote speaker at the annual National Speaker’s Association meetings. She taught courses on University campuses throughout the United States, and served on the faculty of the University of Automotive Management & the American Management Association.  She was most noted for her work in organizational and employee development, and as a professional speaker and consultant. Authored the American Management Association text Success through Assertiveness.

After retiring, Eleanor returned to Savannah, to enjoy what she described as ‘a wonderful life’, frequenting her favorite local restaurants, reading a plethora of books while relaxing on her hammock, enjoying local, national, and international travel, and visiting family and friends, while keeping fit and active.  She was incredibly grateful for the people in her life, and felt her physical and psychological environment were great blessings.  She focused on the good things and positive people in life, never on problems. She addressed what she needed to do and tried to make a difference.   Her epithet:  She made a difference.

Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, Annie & Leon Fountain; two brothers, Raymond Leon (survived by wife Peggy) & Wayne Robert (survived by wife Betty) and a niece, Margaret (Peggy) Eleanor Fountain Poland. Survived by niece, Angela Fountain Olea of Scottsdale, AR; nephew, Leon Fountain, Atlanta; double-first cousin, Frances Stregles Sims; sisters-in-law, Peggy & Betty Fountain all native of Savannah; and numerous grand nieces, nephews & cousins.

Celebration of Life Service, Saturday, November 2nd, 11 am, Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, 4605 Hwy 80 East, Savannah GA 31410.

Memorials:  Thunderbolt Senior Center, 3236 Russell Street, Savannah, GA 31404.

 

 

 

 

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Poodle was a lovely and caring person, who will be greatly missed.

Ann Donaldson, Thunderbolt, Ga.

I only knew poodle for a short time but enjoyed being with her every time we were together. Ed van Bernum...Friend of Helen Weitz

Helen Weitz, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to learn of puddle's passing. She was always upbeat and caring for others. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

judy hutchinson, savannah, ga

Ellie,you were a wonderful colleague at Maritz throughout our seventeen years working together. You have also been a dear friend of Janice and me and we will always your Southern charm. May you share eternal peace.

Joe Hamby, Laguna Vista, TX

We already miss you so much. Thankful for all the great memories we have. "Uncle Fred", Brunswick Ga

Fred Stregles Sr and Joyce , Brunswick , Ga

There will never be anyone like you Eleanor, we will miss you so much. I picture you smiling, saying your favorite phrase: "Glad you got to see me!" I love you!!

Debra Nickola, Hilliard, FL

Candle tribute lit by Debra Nickola — Florida

Candle tribute lit by Nancy Hiers — Georgia

RIP Poodle!!! I am grateful I had the opportunity to know you!!!

Vicki Blumberg, Savannah, GA

I am sure going to miss you Eleanor, you and we have had a beautiful family,love all the great memories and fun over the years, you made everybody's life special. Blessings on our family that are left. .

Frances Stregles Sims, Hilliard, FL

With Deepest Condolences: To family,and friends of which I know there were many. I will always remember that smile, and joyful manner. Poodle was a classmate at Savannah High School. May God Bless each of you in the difficult days ahead. SHS 60 _Anne Everett-Cobb

Anne Everett-Cobb, Guyton, Ga.

May you rest in peace. May the love of God comfort all of your friends and all of your love ones. You will be missed by many.

Elizabeth Parham Whitley, Rincon, Ga

Candle tribute lit by Kelly Kilpatrick Hunt — Georgia


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