Barbara (Camp) Durshimer

October 17, 1925 ~ December 5, 2017 (age 92)

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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