Mary Luelle Giddens was born at Ray City, GA on November 22, 1915, one of thirteen children born to Eugene Madison Giddens and Georgia Ida Rigell. The Giddens home was located near Ray City on the Milltown & Ray City road and was cut into Lanier County when it was created in 1920.
Her father, E.M. Giddens, was a farmer in the Rays Mill district for many years. He was also active in the politics of Lanier county, serving as Ordinary in 1923, and as a Lanier County Commissioner in 1927. Her uncle, David Jackson Rigell, was a well known merchant who operated one of the earliest stores at Rays Mill (nka Ray City) and later operated a mercantile in Lakeland, GA.
From 1933 to 1935 Luelle Giddens attended Georgia State Womans College in Valdosta, GA (now known as Valdosta State University.)
She apparently excelled in the study of mathematics at G.S.W.C., for she joined the Euclidean Club, an honors society for math students.
For the Greek mathematician Euclid the club was named when it was organized in the spring of 1930. At that time the club consisted of only a small number of students most of whom were underclassmen, there being only two majors in the math department.
The requirements have been raised from a grade of B honors in two courses and Juniors and Seniors constitute a majority of the membership.
The idea of the club is to create more interest in mathematics and encourage scholarship by having qualifications for membership.
The monthly program consists of modern trends in mathematics and current topics.
After college, Luelle Giddens married Robert Harold Ogburn (1910-1987), of Atlanta.
Harold Ogburn died February 16, 1987. Luelle Giddens Ogburn died January 17, 1999. Both were buried at buried at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia.