Carolyn Brinson Barbree

Published 2:45 pm Thursday, August 31, 2017

Carolyn Brinson Barbree

August 30, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Brinson Barbree, 87, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Pheobe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel in Bainbridge, Georgia with interment at Brinson Cemetery in Brinson, Georgia. Dr. William Coker will officiate. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at

Mrs. Barbree was born in Young Harris, Ga. to Homer & Violet Brinson. A graduate of Brinson High School, she attended the University of Alabama. She received a Bachelors Degree from LaGrange College, a Master’s Degree from Georgia Southwestern, and a six-year Degree from Valdosta State. Mrs. Barbree taught school for 43 years in Atlanta, Granville, Ohio, and Bainbridge, Georgia.

She married Dick Barbree on August 30, 1952, in Blakely, Ga. The couple moved to Atlanta, where Mrs. Barbree became active in various civic and social organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Georgia Democratic Party, the Kiwanis Club, the Pilot Club, the League of Women Voters, the Decatur County Historical Society, and the National and Georgia Educators Associations. She loved to travel and enjoyed extensive trips throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, China, India, Turkey, and Egypt.

Mrs. Barbree is survived by one daughter, Deborah Scheer (Bill); one son, Richard Barbree (Rumynana); five grandchildren, Caroline Sell, Molly Hardegree (Nate), Billy Scheer, Amber Schwartz (Greg), Stephen Barbree; and seven great- grandchildren, Morgan Sell, Hannah Sell, Jack Sell, Preston Hardegree, Jordan Hardegree, Kaylin Scheer, and Liam Scheer. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Homer H. Brinson III.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make a donation in the name of Carolyn Barbree to the Lee County Health and Rehabilitation, 214 Main St., Leesburg, Ga. 31763.