Barbara Saxon Duvall

September 6, 1929 ~ October 7, 2013 (age 84)

Barbara Lee Saxon Duvall, age 84, of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Boswell Parker Health and Rehabilitation in Greensboro, GA. Barbara was born in Greensboro, GA on September 6, 1929, the only child of Jacob Asbury Saxon and Bernice Clayton Saxon. She was raised by her grandmother, Vallie Clayton. After graduating from Greensboro High School in 1946, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from North Georgia College graduating Cum Laude and serving on the debate team. She later studied some courses toward her Masters at the University of Georgia. On July 9, 1960, she married William Lewis Duvall. She began her working career teaching at Chatsworth, GA. Then she taught at schools in Atlanta, Summerville, and Union Point, GA. She also taught at The Little Red Schoolhouse in Siloam, GA. In 1969 Barbara became an original faculty member of Nathanael Greene Academy. She also served on the Board of Trustees for a number of years. For a while, she worked for Greene County Department of Family and Children''s Services retiring in 1990. Barbara was a member of First Baptist Church of Greensboro. Reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching classic movies and spoiling grandchildren were some of her favorite pastimes. At one time she was the Adult Sunday School teacher at New Hope Baptist Church.

Barbara is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, Lewis Duvall of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Lee Duvall Thornton and husband Ed of Bogart, GA; and two grandsons, Clayton Edward Thornton, Nashville, TN and Ethan Lewis Thornton of Bogart. She leaves a host of other friends and relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William Lewis Duvall, Jr.; and her stepmother, Viola Marchman Saxon.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Michael Hardy and Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Zippy Duvall, Charles Crumbley, Francis Rizner, Robbie Chapman, Bobby Dolvin and Bobby Voyles. Honorary pallbearers are Carey Williams, Jr., Tony Pace, Billy Duvall, Bear Findley, Grail Malcolm and Tim Davison. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. Flowers are accepted but the family would appreciate any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam GA 30665 or the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. 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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