Barbara Jones Kimbrough

Born: Mon., Dec. 23, 1935
Died: Tue., Jan. 5, 2010

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Barbara Jones Kimbrough, age 74, of Greensboro, Georgia died peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Hall County in a log cabin on December 23, 1935, she was the daughter of Thelma Patterson Jones of Greensboro and the late Henry Grady Jones. She attended Greensboro High School and later received her GED when she was in her forties by attending night school. While raising her family, she earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgia College in Milledgeville. Barbara did her student teaching at Morgan County High School and later taught art there for fifteen years. She went on to receive a masters of Art Education from the University of Georgia. She also taught at Georgia Military College Satellite Campus in Madison. She was a member of the board at Steffen Thomas Museum where she taught the family workshops.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, James Robert "Bobby" Kimbrough of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Paige Bridges and Chris Janes of Greensboro, GA, Joanna Ralston and husband Kyle of Greensboro, GA, three sons, Mike Black and wife Renee of Eatonton, GA, Rob Kimbrough and wife Christy of the Liberty Community, and Mitchell Kimbrough and Karen Padgett of Greensboro, GA; three sisters, Stella Faye Jones Burt of Fort Payne, AL, Reba Joyce Jones Walker of Milledgeville, GA, Thelma June Jones of Rayle, GA; one brother, Henry Donald Jones of Milledgeville, GA; grandchildren, Peyton "Petey" Goss, J. R. Kimbrough, Cory Kimbrough, Autumn Ralston, Nakia and Tori Black, Jamie Martin, Trick Martin, Tara Black, Christopher Bridges, Brandan Bridges, Bryan Cartrett, Tasha and Buck Wimberly and Chris Knowles; ten great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by siblings, Robert Wayne Jones, Phillip Grady Jones and Thomas Patterson Jones.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625,, 706-342-7557. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the Steffen Thomas Museum, 4200 Bethany Road, Buckhead, GA 30625. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at for to sign the online guest register.

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David Hallman
   Posted Tue January 05, 2010
Paige and Chris Bridges, and Mike and family, So sorry to hear about your mother/grandmother. she will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies to all of you. David and Jan Hallman, Josh and Robert

Kristine & Cary Harmon
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
DEAR Rob, Christy & Family, We were saddened to hear about your Mom. She must have felt grateful to her son and daughter in law to help and to be there for her and your father, Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know how giving you are and I hope you know that if there is anything we can do ~we are here for you...THAT'S what friends are for. No matter how long our lives may be the one thing we know will have ~ no matter what ~ is our memories. With Love, Kristine, Cary, Katherine & Christopher Harmon

Ann Worthen
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Rob and Mitch, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know the hurt and void that you are and will go through, just try to fill that void with all the good memories of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and really loved you both, I could see it in her eyes when I would ask her how you were doing. May God bless each of you through your sorrow. Love, Ann

Rosilyn and James Hunt
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Joanna and family, I am so sorry about your loss. My you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Penny Davenport
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary and Penny Davenport

Kelly Hanes
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
To the family of Barbara Kimbrough: I want to express my sympathy for your loss. I worked with Barbara at Morgan County High School from 1994 to 2003. I so enjoyed working with her. She always shared her talents with the office ladies during Secretary's Week. I have a painting she did for me up in my house. When I saw her after I left Morgan County, she always had a bright smile and hug for me! She will be missed.

dianne f. mckinley
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
i am so sorry she is gone she was such a wonderful person

Thomas and Donna Vandiver
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Rob and Family, We are sorry to hear about your Mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Thomas and Donna Vandiver

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Bobby and family we were so sorry about your loss. She was an amazing and talented lady and will be missed by many. May God comfort you in your sorrow. Robert & Annette Dowdy

Jack Newton
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Just to let the family know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Barbara was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed by all. jack newton

Donna, Tommy, and Brook Moon
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Miss Barbara will truly be missed. She was such a great friend to my grandma, Carles Askew. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Donna, Tommy, and Brook Moon

Davilyn and Bob Rainwater
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
We were shocked to read of her death; she was such a vibrant person. We treasure knowing her and her three paintings of hers we have. We know she was deeply loved. Bob and Davilyn Rainwater

Kevin, Kim Sullivan and Abby Fisher
   Posted Wed January 06, 2010
Miss Barbara was one of the kindest, sweetest people I've ever known. I've known Miss Barbara all of my life and could not imagine not knowing her. She was a true friend to my grandma, Carles Askew and I will always remember her kindness and love to me and my family. Your family is in my prayers always. God Bless you all.

crystal dolvin brown
   Posted Thu January 07, 2010
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Mrs. Kimbrough was a wonderful and loving person and will be greatly missed.

William Douglas Finch
   Posted Thu January 07, 2010
Bobby, this is Doug Finch in Tupelo, Ms. My sister ,Dianne, called and told me about Barbara, passing. I wish I could be with you at this time, but you have my prayers and our thoughts are with you.. Doug and Deloris Finch

Lisa Baynes
   Posted Thu January 07, 2010
Mitchell and Rob, Our condolences are with you and your family at this time. Cherish the wonderful memories that you will always have!

Mrs. Ford
   Posted Thu January 07, 2010
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. Although we haven’t met, all of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34;18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

Brenda (Dunn) Vandiver
   Posted Fri January 08, 2010
Dear Family, My prayers and deepest sympathy reach out to you at this time. I was shocked to read of Ms. Barbara's passing. She was a special lady and a dear friend of my mother's before she passed away. There's not a day that she doesn't enter my mind, as I have two of her earliest paintings on my walls that I truly treasure. May God's love and comfort surround you at this time as no one else can. Let me know if there's anything else I can do. Love and prayers to all. Pat and Brenda (Dunn)Vandiver

Brian and Pam Vaughn
   Posted Sat January 09, 2010
Mike and family, We were so sorry to hear about your Mother. She was such a very nice person. Put your trust in the Lord and he will help you through this very difficult time. We will be praying for you as we know what it is like to lose someone you love so much. Brian and Pam Vaughn

Jamie Ussery- Judy"s friend
   Posted Sat January 09, 2010
With deepest Sympathy! Your in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Sat January 09, 2010
My Prayers are with your family

Jeni Norris
   Posted Tue January 12, 2010
My deepest sympathies. Barbara's kind and loving ways has touched the lives of so many people. She will be missed.

Emily Boyce
   Posted Wed January 13, 2010
I am so sad to hear this news today. I had no idea until now. I would have definetly came to celebrate her life with her friends and family. She was very special to me through my high school years and always will be. She tought me many things that has carried me through my artistic career. I will never forget her sweet voice and soft smile! I will truly miss her...

Mr. and mrs. Scott Mize
   Posted Thu January 21, 2010
What a wonderful woman,she did it her way! and I enjoyed her art and her personality. So sorry for your loss.