Barbara Durley

Barbara Durley

Petersburg, VA
12.16.1945 - 06.24.2020
Richmond, VA

Barbara Durley passed away June 25, 2020.  She was born in Richmond, VA; but lived her life in Petersburg, VA.  She was the oldest daughter of the late Emmett L. Poole and Polly Poole of Waverly, VA. She was predeceased by a sister Delores Wood.

She is survived by her sisters, Peggy Johnson (Ben) of Waverly and Debra Archer (David) of Dinwiddie and her beloved nieces and a nephew. Barbara graduated from Petersburg High School in 1964.  She was employed by Titmus Optical Co. for over 40 years.  She retired from Boars Head at the age of 71.  She is dearly loved and will be missed.

Service arrangements will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel. Condolences may be posted at





Sorry for the loss of cousin Barbara. My God be with each of you.

Cindy seymour ( Wheeler)

What a beautiful picture of Barbara. Barbara was my closest friend all through junior high and high school. Her mother and mine were close friends at Titmus too. I lost touch with her several years ago and only recently found her again. I’m so sad that she is gone so quickly. My sympathy to Peggy and Debra and her family.

Diane Merten Cantonwine

I'm so sorry for the loss of our cousin , she will be missed dearly! Prayers for the family! Love you all Kay

Martha Hennessee

I'm so sorry for your loss Debbie and Peggy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God give you peace and comfort during your time of grief.

Ginger Poole Rafferty

RIP Barbara! You may be gone but you will not be forgotten. You will be missed dearly by family and friends.

Juanita Reese

Condolences to Peggy and Debbie. Condolences to the entire family. I will miss Barbara. I met her when I was 6 years old walking home from the first grade and we remained friends. She will be missed and I know she is in God’s presence .

Linda Barker Lovelady

My condolences to Debbie and Peggy and family. Titmus has loss another family member. She will be missed. I remember our breakfast at Shoneys that alot of Titmus gals used to go to. I miss that and alot and of the ladies are now gone. Barbara was a hard working lady.

Deborah Welch

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