Barbara Purdy

November 16, 1950May 2, 2018

Barbara D. Purdy lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Barbara was born in Coldwater, Mississippi on November 16, 1950 to Bruce and Rivera Purdy, both deceased. Barbara spent her high school years in Lincolnton, Georgia and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1968. She graduated with a MBA from The University of Georgia and worked as a CPA with Turner/Time-Warner in Atlanta, retiring in 2016. She is survived by a brother, Frank, and his wife Robin of Vinton, Iowa.

As a young woman, Barbara enjoyed bicycling and tennis, as well as walking in the country. Later in life, she became an avid traveler. She visited Nova Scotia, London, Hong Kong, Vienna, Prague, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Germany, and Ireland. She also enjoyed bird watching and gardening. She was a lifelong animal lover and enjoyed the company of her dogs throughout her life.

In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to the American Cancer Society, the ASPCA, or your local animal shelter.


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Anne Teddlie

July 16, 2018

Barbara was a charter member of the Dunwoody Library Bookclub, which is where I knew her. She was an avid reader and led us gracefully when she was facilitator. I will miss her thoughtful input.