Barbara Ferris Duckworth age 78 of Dahlonega passed away on October 12, 2020. Mrs. Duckworth was a
previous resident of Loganville, Georgia. She was a Registered Nurse with The Visiting Nurse Association
for 33 years and held a Masters in Administrative Health. Barbara started and was responsible for the
Gwinnet County office for VNA, as well as launched many VNA offices in other counties. She was a
dedicated nurse that touched many lives. Barbara was also a loving and supportive mother and
grandmother. She was known for her lively personality and sense of humor. Barbara was a big fan of
ballroom dancing and enjoyed dancing whenever she got the opportunity. Until recent years, she never
missed the annual reunion dance held by O’Keefe High School in Atlanta. Barbara was avid reader and
enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mrs. Duckworth is preceded in death by her parents Marlin Storey & Katherine Smith Storey. She is
survived by her children Paul Lanier Groover, Jr. of Dunnsville, Virginia and Katherine Michele Messer of
Dahlonega, Georgia, brother Larry Storey, grandchildren Catherine “Cassie” Bailey Groover, Paul
Bennett “Ben” Groover, Grey Wulff Messer, and Hunter William Messer.
Family will receive friends on Saturday October 24, 2020 from 12-2pm with a memorial service being
held at 2pm in the chapel of Dahlonega Funeral Home.
Online condolences and viewing of the memorial video available at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.com
Arrangements by the professional staff of Dahlonega Funeral Home 20 Gibson Road Dahlonega,
GA 30533 706-864-DOVE (3683)
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