Barbara (Camp) Durshimer

Born: Sat., Oct. 17, 1925
Died: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church North Campus Family Life Center

Memorial Service

2:30 PM Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church of Greensboro - North Campus

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Barbara Camp Durshimer, age 92, formerly of Greensboro, GA, passed away peacefully in Canton, Georgia at Brian Center Nursing and Rehab facility December 5, 2017.  She was born in Sylvester, Georgia on October 17, 1925, the daughter of the late Hiram Caldwell Camp and Lallie Ford Camp.  She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Cole “Dutch” Durshimer in 2007.  She was the last living child of Hiram and Lallie being preceded by her brothers, William Camp, Walker Camp, and James Camp; and her sisters, Lallie Jenkins Bevis and Jean Smith.  She graduated from Sylvester High School where she played basketball and was a cheerleader, and Georgia State Women’s College in Milledgeville with a B. S. degree in home economics and a teaching certificate for elementary education in 1946.
She taught school in Sylvester, GA, Cary, NC, Collinsville, VA, Bassett, VA and Siloam, GA and had many many children that she called “her kids” over the years.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro, was a member of the Greensboro Woman’s Club, Wayside Home Chapter of U.D.C., and the Historical Society.  She held offices in the various organizations, and enjoyed doing community work.  She loved playing bridge, and the nights at the “pond house”.  Her activities of arts, crafts, decorating, sewing, making picture albums as well as fishing and traveling with Jack kept her busy.  She had a green thumb and loved flowers and working in the yard.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Rowlen of Roswell, GA, and Debbie Preston of Watkinsville, GA: grandchildren, Brantley Rowlen of Brookhaven, GA, Amanda Rowlen of Canton, GA, Justin Jones of Warner Robins, GA, Jessica Silvey of Union Point, GA as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation for friends and family will be held in the fellowship hall at 1:30 on Sunday, December 10, 2017 to follow with a Memorial Service to celebrate her life at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church North Campus, 202 W. Broad Street Greensboro, GA with Rev. Hugh Hendrickson officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA  30642, or the charity of your choice.  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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Ralph Boswell
   Posted Wed December 06, 2017
Mrs. Barbara was my 2nd grade teacher at NGA. She loved the children she taught. I felt that and I wasn't all that easy to teach or love as a 2nd grader. Teachers should not underestimate their significance as they forever impact the lives they touch. As a student and as an adult, I knew her to be a kind and loving lady. Based on what I knew of her, yesterday I believe she heard "Well done, good and faithful servant". My condolences to the family for your loss.

Tommi Ward
   Posted Fri December 08, 2017
Barbara was a loving neighbor and friend. She was always willing to help in any situation. Sympathy to her family.

Melissa Camp Walker
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
Aunt Barbara was full of life and was always smiling. I remember her most from the kitchen, cooking new recipes, talking, and always eating. I have lots of memories of us all growing up over the years. She is finally at peace with her family.

Donna & Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss. But you were able to enjoy her life for a long time..

Mary Alice Gorley
   Posted Fri December 15, 2017
Donna, my condolences on your mother’s passing. We moved to the lake right before I retired and have been living in Greensboro for 4 years now. I remember you always talked about Greensboro and going to visit your mom.