Barbara Talley McClure

Born: Fri., Feb. 25, 1938
Died: Fri., Sep. 21, 2012

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Barbara Jeanne Talley McClure, age 74, of Greensboro, Georgia, died on Friday, September 21, 2012 in Greensboro. Barbara was born in Memphis, TN on February 25, 1938 the daughter of Kathleen Boyle Beaugrand of Naperville, IL and the late Charles William Talley. She attended Central High School in Memphis, TN. She married Maxwell Dorr McClure in 1954. Until 1992 she worked as a Licensed Real Estate Broker for ReMax in Illinois. In June of 1992 they moved from Naperville, IL to Greene County. She was a loyal member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church where she served as a caseworker for St. Vincent De Paul Society and was a member of the Women''s Guild. Barbara was a founding member, board member and volunteer for the Greene County Christian Outreach. She enjoyed making gifts and writing poetry for family and friends.

In addition to her mother, Kathleen Boyle Beaugrand of Naperville, IL, she is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Maxwell Dorr McClure of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Kathleen Lee Grant and husband Clay of Newnan, GA and Barbara Ellen Jelinek and husband Dan of Thousand Oaks, CA; mother-in-law, Mary Belle McClure of Greensboro, GA; four grandchildren, Finley Grant, Jordan Grant, Nick Jelinek and Alex Jelinek; a number of other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Melinda Daily; a brother Robert Talley and a sister, Charleen Wade.

A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel in Greensboro with the Very Reverend G. Philip Ryan, V.F. officiating. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson''s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Contributions can be made online at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun September 23, 2012
My love and prayers and deepest sympathy to Max and all the family. I am so thankful I had Barb as a friend through these years. We have shared in CBS, life at Reynolds, working at the Thrift Store and times together with other friends. We are all going to miss her. I pray for extra strength during these hard days and happy memories in the days ahead. Love, Jane Cobb

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sun September 23, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Barbara's death. I met her at Greene County Outreach. She was always so sweet and nice. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melanie Burt
   Posted Sun September 23, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of Miss Barbara's passing. She was a dear friend of mine. She always made me laugh no matter what kind of day she was having. I will miss her so much. Your family is in my prayers. Her hairdresser, Melanie

Sam & Shirley Sartain
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Our sympathy goes out to all members of the family. We enjoyed our recent visit with Barbara and will miss her wonderful sense of humor and happy smile. Sam & Shirley Sartain

   Posted Mon September 24, 2012

Kim and Mark Smith
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
We are simply heartbroken to hear about Barbara...she was truly a lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
We had the pleasure of working with Barbara when the thrift store was just getting started. What a classy lady! She will be missed/

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Dear Family, God Bless all of you at this time of your sorrow. Betty Jo Evans

Janice Gallimore
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
God Bless the family and friends of Barbara. My heart is broken. I love her very much and she will always be in my thoughts and prayers. She was a kind and gentle lady. She will be missed.

Gale Farlow
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Barb was a great lady, a good friend, and kind to everyone. She endured much hardship and pain, but kept her sweetness. I will miss her. Many people will miss her. We had some good times together - wish there had been more.

Maricel and Roberto Mattei
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Dear Max, girls and family Please receive our most sincere condolences. Last time I share time with Barbara was last June in HC's swimming pool. I came with Shirley Facchini and we spent a wonderful afternoon first doing exercise in the pool and later playing the Mexican Train and we had a wonderful time. Barbara was always so cheerful. I believe she was a real blessing for all of us who were fortunate to share even a little time with her. May she rest in peace! We will always remember her! Maricel and Roberto Mattei 1041 Turnberry Circle, Greensboro

George and Linda Hale
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Max, We are so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. The pain you and your family are feeling must be so hard. All we can do is pray for all of you. We have such good memories of the years we spent in Naperville and the good times we had. Memories we will cherish.

Neil and Joyce Thedford
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
So sorry to hear about Barbara. We have many fond memories of the times we spent together.

Richard Chewning
   Posted Mon September 24, 2012
Dear McClure family, Every once in a while God will send extra special people into our lives that bless us with their grace and presence. Barbara was certainly one of those people for me. I had the joy of working with her on the G.C.O.T.S. board and sharing many other wonderful times with her over the 14 years I served in Greensboro. She gave of herself with a wonderful Christian spirit and was an example to all who had the pleasure of being in her company. I am praying that you will find God's peace and comfort in these difficult days. I rejoice in knowing that Barbara is in God's hands. Richard Chewning

Ruth Hendrix
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Dear Barb, I was coming into work on 44 this morning running a tad late. Trying to make up time when the announcement of your accident was broadcasted. I was saddened and then realized you sent me a message to slow it down. Odd how the timing of that news. Angels do work in mysterious ways.We are given those moments to recognize their existence. Life is fleeting, what was 5 minutes, My life was lifted knowing you and your work with Christian Outreach!! You ran a tight ship! Forever my Angel44.

Nina-Marie Barr
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the McClure family. Barbara will be greatly missed. I shall pray our Lord will ease your suffering.

Lois Munn
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
Barbara was a joy. Our wish is that your pain is just a tiny bit lighter knowing how many people loved her. Working with Barbara, in Naperville for so many years, brings wonderful memories. Max "Pokey", you and your girls were the light of her life. We pray for you and send you our most sincere sympathy. John and Lois Munn

Laurie Rimes
   Posted Tue September 25, 2012
My condolences to you and your family. Mrs. McClure was a very sweet lady. Kindest Regards, Laurie Rimes Harbor Club Administration Office

Donna Edwards Woodside
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
All of you remain in my hearts and prayers. So many fond memories of all the years our families were so close. Mrs. McClure has a very special place in all our hearts. I am so sorry for all of you. God Bless ad hope prayers help you through this difficult time. Donna

Bob & Diane Desmond
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Love and Blessings to Pokey and family. We will miss Barbara's sweet smile and loving way. What a wonderful woman. She is with the Lord. All praises be to Jesus Christ.

Teresa M Churchwell
   Posted Wed October 03, 2012
Sincere sympathy to each beloved family member. Her bright smile and winning personality always brought sunshine to all who were blessed to know her. May the wonderful loving memories stay treasured. You are in my thoughts and prayers.